there are different lvls of discount usually, where i work(golf course) if say 90 is retail 45-50 is wholesale/cost and PUD(personal use discount) is 20-50% off of cost depending on the company/vendor...now personal use is for just that, an order for yourself and not for your store to sell at...like the shop owner gets em for 600 but if he asked his vendor for a special one just for himself he could probably get it cheaper....
however cheap you get em ebay can usually match it, maybe without the vendor support after purchase but for those of us w/out connections....
"The Harder the World, The Fiercer the Honor."
placec like county not only make thier product seem cheaper it does not allow shops to sell the at reasonable prices... most companies have issued a MAP over the past year it was getting out of hand
whats the use of stocking somthing when a guy can go online and the same price for an Item that my bosses do at wholesale ?
thats coming from an employee ( and I dont make the markup or profit i just work there)... of course for the consumer its awesome
just presenting both sides
but its hard to convince the owners to buy xxx at xxx and only sell it for xxx its like pulling teeth
I would rather pay the extra cash to a reputable dealer so that if things go wrong I have
1) someone else to ***** at
2) a better chance of geting money back
3) a company willing and experienced enough to service and repair
4) quality control
5) make any modifications (or suggest I am an idiot) that I may require
6) more selection
For these reasons and many more I am willing to pay the mark up. I have been been burned to many times by "GreaT DEEL L@@K N0W!" and other such nonsense. I really respect established paintball businesses and how hard they work to get more product (choices) out there. I am no way slamming anyone that are home-grown master airsmiths. In fact, I am a bit envious. But for me, I prefer low maintenence and aftermarket installed by a professional that won't void warranty.
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