It's strange you mention Ocean Performance. I live near them but I had never been in their showroom before last Sat. Every other time I had stopped by they had been closed (off hours, not that I expected them to be open). I had some time last Saturday while I was waiting for an auto emissions appointment so I decided to check out OP since I knew they would be open. I just wanted to see what brands they carried other than Cig and buy a couple of Cig shirts for a fellow offshore enthusiast's birthday. Now keep in mind I had just gotten out of the gym so I wasn't dressed up and and car I was driving was nothing fancy (2000 Jetta, our spare car that I was taking to the garage for the appointment). I pulled into OP at the same time as this other couple driving a black (just washed) Hummer H2 with NY plates. This other couple was dressed to impress and had on their matching sunglasses... you get the picture. I walked straight into the showroom while they looked at the candy in the front lot for a few minutes. There were three employees behind the desk and none of them moved for the first couple off minutes, didn't even make eye contact with me even though I was the only customer in the showroom. After about five minutes the NY couple came into the showroom and within thirty seconds one of the guys behind the counter makes a bee-line over to them. I walked around that little showroom for another five minutes and not once did the other employees acknowledge my presence. I then walked the outside lot for another five to ten minutes and then briefly went back inside to see if anything had changed. Same deal. Needless to say I didn't buy any of the Cig apparel that had originaly intended to buy. I've got to tell you I was not impressed with the level of customer assistance since they obviously had me profiled as trash off the street.Originally posted by impulsive
Thats funny. I was down at ocean performance last weekend and they have one sitting way out in back which needs restoration. Thats the first time I had ever seen one before.
Let me know if you ever need anything from Ocean Performance, I'll happily take care of it for you since I'm in the area... but I don't know that I'll ever do business with them after my experience last weekend.