I've been reading all the horror stories about opening up a store an all the problem incurred..I've also been in the paintball community for 25 years an have a few simple question"s..I also work for the largest East Coast Grocery chain for 20 years an have learned alot about retail..
And True the internet has ruined retail paintball to a point..
But every person wants to talk to someone 1 on 1..The Internet loses that.
Impulse buys can make your Business...Not all players live on PBnation an know what store's have great deal's..I was in my local store the other day an a Wife dropped $1500 on her husbands birthday,,he had given her a "want List" an she came to store..Granted we didn't have a Sand Camo Rotor but we had black an she took It...She grabbed a Vice,,her husband never said what color he wanted...An then a tank, again the list just said Tank..
Then what about all the 1st time players,The one's who need a little 1 on 1 time ..They can shop all day on line buy there gear an when it breaks,,you know the story..$50 hour service fee..
i know this will be a hot thread but I'm shooting ideas out there...I have deep pockets,,A full time job an I'm not looking to get rich...i just wanna do something on the side..