I need your opinions

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by bullfiddle, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    I was reading a thread in another Archery forum the other day and I would like to see what you guys think about this subject. I am pretty positive that most everyone that posts here has bought some type of Archery equipment online...:noidea:

    When a manufacturer says that you cannot sell a product online and they can only be sold at an authorized proshop what options do our friends who live in rural areas of the United States have? I can honestly say if I want something for my target shooting there is not a shop within 50 -75 miles that I can walk into and get it. I always get the same response..."I can order it for ya and it will be in next week." Which means another hour drive a week later for something I can order myself.

    No shops around where I can go in and try the latest and greatest bows, release aids, stabilizers, bow sites. So I relly on the internet and catalogs to purchase 99% of my hunting and target equipment. I can understand the logic of selling the stuff thru an authorized proshop but that doesn't leave many options for those of us who don't have any around...:cool:
     
  2. J.C.

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    My opinion is you're S.O.L.........:noidea: :biggrin1:
     

  3. Long Draw

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    there is no way a bow company that sells bows with cams with no draw length adjustments could do business that way.
     
  4. bullfiddle

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    That's my point JC are these folks shooting themselves in the foot by not letting folks sell their products on the internet?... I can tell ya what, they are with me and I am sure I am not the only one...:censored:
     
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  5. bullfiddle

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    You might wanna read the post again did I mention I was talking exclusively about bows?....:noidea:
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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  7. J.C.

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    What specifically are you talking about? About the only thing I thought was pro-shop only was bows.....:noidea:

    Bowtech has their Bowtech in the boonies program where you can buy direct if you're more than fifty miles from a dealer. :peace:
     
  8. bullfiddle

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    I don't wanna bring companies into this.... But believe me it's not just bows...
     
  9. J.C.

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    Aw go ahead, sissy....Name names. :D :D

    It is their company policy after all.....:noidea:
     
  10. bullfiddle

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    Ok let me pose this same question in a different direction maybe it will get a little bit more of a response??? Why does a person have to have a store front in order to buy from a manufacturer and sell archery products online?...:noidea:
     
  11. BUNNYMAN

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    what are you trying to say here??:noidea:
     
  12. jcmorgan31

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    What is there, other than bows, that can not be bought through a non-authorized pro shop??? :noidea: :noidea:
     
  13. BUNNYMAN

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    yeah fiddle I dont know where your going with this........:noidea:
     
  14. bullfiddle

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    I thought it was pretty straight forward. Say if someone wanted to start a Archery web store and not want the hassel of maintaing a Archery shop they can't do it with most manufacturers and distributors. You have to have a store of some kind. Some manufacturers and distributors don't even allow the store to be attached to the house so a garage would be out of the question....:noidea:
     
  15. BowhuntnHoosier

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    :noidea: :noidea: :doh: :frusty: :wave: :decision: :peace:
     
  16. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    If people were allowed to just sell crap from the chair in front of their computer, archery pro shops would go out of business. With no overhead, an armchair archery shop would undercut everyone else's prices. By selling to archery shops only, manufacturers ensure that distributors have made some sort of commitment towards the product they are selling. This provides a level of security for the manufacturer when they know a person isn't going to cut and run because the shop owner has more at stake.

    I would hate to see this country lose its pro shop network. I know a lot of them have no clue, but imagine if there weren't any.
     
  17. bullfiddle

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    Now we are getting somewhere and I do agree with the above statement I just wish there were some in my area. But what about the guys that do not have the luxury of running up to a shop 15 to 20 minutes away and getting what they need?
     
  18. BUNNYMAN

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    I dont have said problem, my shop is about 10 -15 minutes away......:noidea:

    I dont understand your questioning.........:noidea:

    so you want to open an online archery store???
     
  19. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    They can still buy online from tons of archery shops online. I'm not sure what you are suggesting they be able to do???

    I live in the middle of nowhere. I really don't have any shops that close that carry much. I just get it online. :noidea: :noidea:
     
  20. BUNNYMAN

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    I have 3 shops within 25 minutes of me........and i had to order my TT SS1 from Lancaster:noidea:

    so your argument is not holding water......:noidea: