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09-07-2014 06:07 AM
Deacon Don't forget too ask for a price match. If a store had a legitimate online presence, they may offer price matching for online competitors. Regardless, I'll pay a bit more to buy it now but I'd their pricing it's out of bounds, I'll let them know and give them an opportunity.
09-07-2014 02:57 AM
francium If your going to a store to get boots fitted get their advice and then leave and buy them on the internet then you're a :ass:
Your not just paying for the boots your paying for the experience of the boot fitter and we all know bad fitting boots lead to a shit day on the hill, so each to their own but I appreciate being able to go to my local store and get gear that fits and to me that's worth a few extra quid.
09-06-2014 11:28 PM
Steezus Christ well in that case i'd say its a bad management. its hard to say but maybe that store would have been destined to fail regardless of internet sales.
09-06-2014 11:17 PM
cookiedog
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Originally Posted by Steezus Christ View Post
the beauty of buying in a store is that if theres a problem not noticed in the first 5 minutes of trying them on, they can fix it and they often will free of charge. u pay for service not a product.
Good point. But it's also depends on the store management and if they are willing to provide that service afterwords. We have very few stores in Manhattan and they overpriced as hell! So, online remains a more feasible option to buy your gear without getting ripped.
09-06-2014 10:02 PM
Steezus Christ the beauty of buying in a store is that if theres a problem not noticed in the first 5 minutes of trying them on, they can fix it and they often will free of charge. u pay for service not a product. if u were to buy boots online and then come in to a store because after a week ur feet are aching, they are gonna charge u an arm and a leg for a heel wedge and tell u problem solved.

i do a lot of snowboarding and i really dont mind paying the price for good quality gear and service because i know im going to get the use out of it and i want the most from it to make my days that much better.
09-06-2014 09:38 PM
f00bar
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It's not the buyin off the net thing!!!!!

When peeps go into a store specifically to try boots on so they can get their perfect fit, with the full intent on purchasing online, it has a pretty bad impact on that store!!!!!

Not only do they have to buy all that stock that people are usin as their personal size fitting guides, they also have to pay an employee to help that person, plus all associated overheads that come with opening that store as well!!!!! (Electricity, Rent, Insurance, Blah, Blah, Blah)

So when peeps do that kinda thing, they're puttin that store in a negative sale before the get go!!!!!
If all a store has to offer is inventory to try on then there is something wrong with the business. They have you in the store, trying the stuff on, with money/credit card in your pocket. The extent of most places for trying stuff on is every few minutes they'll come over and ask how it feels, then run to the back to get a different size. I love being able to walk out of the store with something new, and am willing to pay a premium for good service. But that is few and far between it seems.
09-06-2014 06:55 PM
Donutz TBH, I usually buy in-store simply because of impatience. When I want something, I want it now, dammit!

I've mostly bought online when the item wasn't available at all locally, which seems to happen about 2 weeks after the stores put their stock out. It may be just because Vancouver is a relatively small market, but it seems like a lot of stores make one stock purchase at the beginning of the season, and once they're out, they're out.
09-06-2014 06:29 PM
ridinbend Once a thread is started, the direction of conversation is not in your control whether your part of it or not.
09-06-2014 06:19 PM
radiomuse210
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Originally Posted by Mizu Kuma View Post
It's not the buyin off the net thing!!!!!

When peeps go into a store specifically to try boots on so they can get their perfect fit, with the full intent on purchasing online, it has a pretty bad impact on that store!!!!!

Not only do they have to buy all that stock that people are usin as their personal size fitting guides, they also have to pay an employee to help that person, plus all associated overheads that come with opening that store as well!!!!! (Electricity, Rent, Insurance, Blah, Blah, Blah)

So when peeps do that kinda thing, they're puttin that store in a negative sale before the get go!!!!!
It's not uncommon for people to go into a store, try things on, price them, and then leave to either make a decision or go to a different store to check out their items or to find a better price. With or without the internet, these things happen. Those employees are in the store regardless of whether or not someone comes in and decides not to buy something. And asking someone to buy a boot that they haven't tried on isn't very smart. When I go into a store to check out boots (or whatever) i'm not necessarily dead set on buying online. Sometimes the store price and the online price are the same, like when I bought my new board a couple of weeks ago. I bought from the store. But when I bought my boots last year, I checked out some boots at the store and saw they were a bit pricey. So I went to a different store. Then I checked online and found a good deal. People go into stores and try things on, check things out, and don't buy anything all the time. It's a factor that a store has to take into a consideration before even opening their doors. But people should DEFINITELY try on boots before purchasing - and if they decide not to buy from that particular store, then they shouldn't be made to feel like a horrible person. This isn't what this post is about, so I really don't want to say much more about the economic impact online stores have on B&M stores.
09-06-2014 06:15 PM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by Mizu Kuma View Post
It's not the buyin off the net thing!!!!!

When peeps go into a store specifically to try boots on so they can get their perfect fit, with the full intent on purchasing online, it has a pretty bad impact on that store!!!!!

Not only do they have to buy all that stock that people are usin as their personal size fitting guides, they also have to pay an employee to help that person, plus all associated overheads that come with opening that store as well!!!!! (Electricity, Rent, Insurance, Blah, Blah, Blah)

So when peeps do that kinda thing, they're puttin that store in a negative sale before the get go!!!!!

Not arguing your point, but with the way things are already, going into the shop still increases chances for a sale of some sort versus doing the buy three sizes and send back the ones that don't fit.

Internet buying is here to stay, but if your inside a shop, sales are imminent. Plus there's nothing better than holding gear in person before the purchase.
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