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Old 12-19-2005, 05:19 PM #1
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how much profit do store owners make?

I was wondering how it was possible making a good profit on selling paintball guns at a store...especially online ones. About what percent of the paintball gun's final selling price is profit?
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:26 PM #2
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Depends on how much of quantity you buy at one time

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Old 12-19-2005, 09:14 PM #3
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Old 12-19-2005, 09:20 PM #4
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most field and store owners make very little profit most of them just do it because they love the game but if u can have a nice field in the right place u can make some money but most dont
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:03 PM #5
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:00 PM #7
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:02 PM #8
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not the time to bother wasting capital into a business that is declining in the local outlet scene. Online stores make money through low overhead, and reaching a larger group of buyers.
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:04 PM #9
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Most stores make money off paint.

Paintball in recession.....
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:58 PM #10
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easiest answer is if you buy at normal dealer and sell at MSRP most cases your left with a GROSS profit of under 30% . that has to pay for shipping, wages, overhead, sponsorship, insurance, goverment, and utilities
Your normal Walmart,Kmart,7/11 ect sells at 125-200 % gross profit
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:00 PM #11
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If you produce your goods (SP, Hybrid, etc), it is possible to turn a good profit. As far as the dealers are concerned, forget about it.

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Old 12-21-2005, 11:37 PM #12
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I end up making around 10 percent on everything after cost, shipping, fees of any sort, etc. But I'm also strictly an online business at the moment, we haven't opened our field yet. Paint tends to turn a good profit, and air fills.
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:09 AM #13
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not much.
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:45 AM #14
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If there were no money in it at all nobody would open a store. If there was butt loads of moeny just waiting to be had you would see a shop or field on every corner. Its closer to nobody around. We have one store in my home hick town that is basically run out of his garage(even though it is legit and actually one of the nicer stores Ive been in.) He basically does it to pass time and make a few bucks since he retired. At college the town is large and we have one store trying to open and one that just did. Thats about all the market would support here.
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:08 AM #15
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Down here in san antonio.. i think theres like 4-5 shops and like.. mmm 3 feilds.. we had 5, but 2 closed cuz of money issues Course, they were the less nicer of the few and there prices were high..
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:12 AM #16
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my local store makes like $4 off every 98 custom he sells. like $24 off a 700 dollar shocker.

he makes most of his money in air fills, clothing, and small guns.
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:41 AM #17
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heres some REAL numbers from a store owner

25% markup of cost except for paint which varys
online stores make 50% of money off shipping
local stores make money off air fills and paint sales
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I make $2. All other numbers are meaningless without lots of context.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:56 AM #19
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Most of the profit in my store comes from gun repairs. Gotta love having people work on their own guns and screw them up At $20 an hour for tech work, it adds up pretty quickly. I also teach tech classes for the timmy for $25 a head that helps out.

As far as guns go, I make very little profit from them. I mainly make the money on gun accessories that get sold everytime someone buys a new gun. They have a bit of a markup on them, enough to at least pay some of the bills.

At the end of the year, I've made enough to keep myself in business, and pay for myself to play paintball for the year. My day job pays the bills at home.
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:30 PM #20
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how can you have a day job and run a store?
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:42 PM #21
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^^ runing a day job and a store would be a lot of work
it would be work
then more work
not too many people dig that
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