Re: What would you do?
Sounds like the shop owner (Steve) has a little sand in his Va-j-j.
But, I would still buy the rod from them, since Tim was courteous enough to order the rod up. Really the issue is between Tim and Steve. Steve doesn't like to take a risk, and Tim is more willing to. At any rate, the shop is only out the cost of the rod, but still stands to make $300+ on it when and if it sells. Worst case scenario they sell the 490 on closeout at the end of the season, but they still recoup their costs... So really no one should be whining about it. Especially if they want to keep you as a customer.