End of an era for Bullseye Bob

By EMMA CORNFORD

YESTERDAY was far from an average trading day at Bullseye Auto Parts in Grafton.

The shop was crammed full of customers ? some regulars and others simply looking for a last-minute bargain as the end of the store's final trading day drew closer.

Regulars wished owner Bob Dickey good luck and asked what he'll do in the future. To the very end they sought his advice and in true 'Bullseye Bob' style, he was more than happy to oblige.

That is what Mr Dickey said he will miss most about his store ? helping customers find what they need.

"We've always been out on the street, fitting things people have bought," he said yesterday between darting around the store and answering customer queries.

"We didn't charge extra, it was all just part of the service we provided."

The store opened in May 1990, but after 15 years Mr Dickey and his wife Teena have decided to move on.

"We're not retiring, but we're pulling back a little bit," he said.

"We've cleared as much as we could, and to the customers I'm thankful for that, but the rest of the stock will go to Hessians and I'll be around there a bit, helping out."



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