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Old 08-24-2009, 06:52 AM #22
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support your local pro shops

then go ahead and send them to walmart

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you guys that are reading this and have no local proshops

you can buy anything you want online, as long as you have a address. shipping is free most places do not support walmart, the pay cheap for employees and more have lost jobs due to places like walmart then you could ever imagine, soon enough we will live in walmart, dont buy from there pleasee
Yes, support your local shops, however few there are. There are a lot of young kids that are exposed to paintball by wal mart and dicks sports stores, etc.

As is proof by some of the posts above. And yes, you can buy online. But most likely these young kids wont be able to do that, or shouldn't do that until they know if they are going to be be taking paintball for real. Never mind that some are too young to have a CC, but that is easy to workaround by asking parents or buying a prepaid debit card.

so yes, support your local shops, buy stuff at online paintball stores not wal mart. But we can't forget that wal mart does help paintball in its own way.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:42 AM #23
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lol!! This is rad man!!! Its to bad you didn't get any footage of the "dicks" haha I wish I had the money to buy you a small barrel cam because that would be super for this!!
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:02 PM #24
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the Scheel's sporting goods place had SP markers, Proto Rails and or PMRs. I think they had Invert Too loaders, and some nice masks. I remember looking over their selection for a couple minutes and was surprised at the decent stuff they had.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:12 PM #25
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:00 PM #26
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Places like Wal-Mart and Dick's are what kill local pro-shops.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:10 PM #27
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Places like Wal-Mart and Dick's are what kill local pro-shops.
That cant be. What kills the local pro shops is costs...

Wal mart doesn't sell enough paintball gear or equipment (as you can see by the video they carry only a small selection of stuff) to put local paintball shops out of business like they do to regular mom and pop shops in other types of businesses.

They may sell paintballs more since its much easy to buy sometimes than driving out of your way, but thats about it.

I think we need some more local shops commenting on this. I've been to both the local shops in my area and they are thriving despite all of the wal marts around.

I have the okay from one of the shops to do a video on them. But the other shop is being negative and dosent want a promo/interview video that will help their cause/business made. lol. Makes no sense.

I'll be making that other video of the local shop this weekend and asking them some questions about walmart, competition, etc.


If anyone has any questions they want answered by the shop, let me know.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:19 PM #28
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i think this is stupid.. I in no way support big retailers such as walmart and dick's when it comes to paintball. Where do you think all the kids who paintball ppls houses, cars, and property get their guns???

If you want ppl to support local shops, film IN the shop and comment on how good it is. Dont film and walmart and say "Wow look at all the stuff walmart has to get you started, but buy at your local shop and support them"

Its a very poor marketing campaign for local shops if that is what you are trying to accomplish. I just dont understand
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:19 PM #29
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The only thing i ever buy from walmart, dunhams, or dicks is paint. There are no local shops up here yet, the nearest one is an hour and a half away.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:12 PM #30
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i think this is stupid.. I in no way support big retailers such as walmart and dick's when it comes to paintball. Where do you think all the kids who paintball ppls houses, cars, and property get their guns???

If you want ppl to support local shops, film IN the shop and comment on how good it is. Dont film and walmart and say "Wow look at all the stuff walmart has to get you started, but buy at your local shop and support them"

Its a very poor marketing campaign for local shops if that is what you are trying to accomplish. I just dont understand
Well said. Only one of the 2 local shops is willing to let me film in the shop, that's up next.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:43 PM #31
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also take into account that most people who use the Big Box stores like Dicks, are just regular rec ballers. Chances are they dont visit Pbn or now any good, reliable paintball websites. These people don't need or want anything more than a cheap marker, co2 tank, mask, and a gravity hopper and some cheap paint. They dont really need a proshop.
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i think this is stupid.. I in no way support big retailers such as walmart and dick's when it comes to paintball. Where do you think all the kids who paintball ppls houses, cars, and property get their guns???

If you want ppl to support local shops, film IN the shop and comment on how good it is. Dont film and walmart and say "Wow look at all the stuff walmart has to get you started, but buy at your local shop and support them"

Its a very poor marketing campaign for local shops if that is what you are trying to accomplish. I just dont understand
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:57 PM #33
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you are clueless if you think walmart helps the sport.

they dont help anyone, period

like seriously, becasue of big stores like that so many small business`s have closed and 10000s lost there jobs. Buying anything, im not saying just paintball but we are on pbnation. but buying anything from walmart hurts all the small people that are trying to make a living by runing there own business.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:20 PM #34
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:21 PM #35
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I think we need some more local shops commenting on this.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:56 PM #36
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only thing that was cool, about dicks and paintball was that dicks was a sponsor for the AXBL
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you are clueless if you think walmart helps the sport.

they dont help anyone, period

like seriously, becasue of big stores like that so many small business`s have closed and 10000s lost there jobs. Buying anything, im not saying just paintball but we are on pbnation. but buying anything from walmart hurts all the small people that are trying to make a living by runing there own business.
I'm only talking about paintball...and wal mart/dicks/big box stores, have done more to get kids into paintball than you probably know. So stop being clueless...ok?
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i really don't get these videos. what are you trying to prove here?
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Heh.. gotta find a more sneaky way to film then... hide the camera in a bag of some sort and just stick the lens out...
I would laugh hard if I saw someone talking to a bag he was carrying. lol
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:04 PM #41
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i really don't get these videos. what are you trying to prove here?
Really? He is showing you the selection of paintball goods from wal mart and dicks.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:22 PM #42
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Why does that matter? this makes absolutely no sense at all.
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