Lately it seems like there have been a lot of common questions, in person and over the phone, that are... lets say, "odd". "M" is myself and "O" is the owner, my boss.
I fill a Co2 tank for one customer and the next one in line asks "Do you fill Co2 tanks here?". Also, the fill station is less than ten feet, and in plain sight, of the counter.
C: How much is 1000 paintballs?
M: $50 but you can get a whole case, 2000 balls, for just $15 more. You can bring back whatever you don't use today to play with at a later date.
C: Oh well I'm trying to save money so I'll just take the 1000.
C: Do you sell hoppers here?
The hoppers are in the glass case right in front of them.
An arrogant member of one of the groups I ran the paperwork for last month,
C: Why does it cost so much to play here when I can go off and pay only $-- to play a -unnamed renegade field-.
O: Well, you see there are three reasons. Quality, Saftey, and Bisiness. The field you mentioned, not to try to talk down about them, is lacking in those three areas. First, there is no organization. Sometimes, a guy might bring paint and air out to sell, other times you have to make an hour, or more, long trip to get those certain nessesaries you need to play. And you never know what it's going to be. Second, I think they MIGHT have ONE working chronograph. If they even use one it is something else all together. *How many times have you heard "it was shooting 2-- last time, no need to check it again.* Third, we're a bisiness, I need to make up my expenses and the cost of 18-25 hours week for my refs, my managers, and then have a little bit left for me to play on. I'm sorry but the field has major expenses.
After hearing that I thought "And you don't get a freebee because you're ignorant.*
C: How much are Nitrous Oxide tanks?
C: But they're only $72 online!
C: Well, I bought it online because the one you had on the wall wasn't ------- (color).
M: Well... *takes the same color gun off the display shelf*
Why does every kid with a Compressed Air tank take it off his gun and then watch it get filled THROUGH the fill nipple!
C: My tanks needs a fill.
I take the tank, which I filled 2 games before, and dump 16 oz of Co2 out of the tank. The things a glacier.
M: That'll be $4 and you're going to have to wait half an hour while your tank recovers.