General Bearing wasted trip

Rats. I called ahead to general bearing to ask if they had XL timing pulleys. They said they had lots and I should come down rather than trying to figure things out on the phone.

When I got there, and asked for an XL timing pulley with 1/2″ bore and a diameter of 3-4 inches the guy came back with a v-grove pulley with about a 1.5″ bore. When I explained that a timing pulley has little teeth on it he said he doesn’t know much about those types of pulleys and got out a catalog. After some time he got a lady to help but they don’t have anything in stock so I left.

Nuts. Next time I need to do some verification to make sure there is an understanding when I call ahead.