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09-14-2012 08:15 PM
atr3yu Well I will buying for the first time this year. Last year was my first year ever and I traded my mountain bike for a used board, boots and bindings. I had been going into a local shop last season while inquiring about boards to buy and other info. They were super awesome, greatly helpful, super fun and ultimately let me demo a NS Raptor and Cobra before the season ended. Needless to say I am more than happy to spend my $$ there as I know I will be treated right!
09-14-2012 07:07 PM
mixie
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
I don't blame the customer in those situations and neither would the owner. He'd blame the shop monkey.


well, I would have to say some of the blame lays on the customer, esp if they didn't get a receipt. and that kind of scenario is NOT supporting your local shop. It's supporting your local dirt bag. I've done plenty of donating to that charity, it's called dating
09-14-2012 06:50 PM
linvillegorge I don't blame the customer in those situations and neither would the owner. He'd blame the shop monkey.
09-14-2012 06:10 PM
mixie
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
And that's how shops go under, shop monkeys cutting deals for beer and shit.

I seriously doubt that is what happened. Always get rung up legit w/ receipt. Im not stupid, I might need to return something and I've also been a business owner in the past. However, you are free to think Im helping put shops under all you like. The shops Im sure prefer cash since credit card transactions cost them ~5%



let me spell it out for you since you didn't get it the first time. tip well and you will be rewarded.
09-14-2012 06:06 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by mixie View Post
for those of you complaining about shops charging too much need to learn how shit works. When you pick up your board from a tune pay cash and bring beer. I promise that is a gesture that will not be forgotten and will pay dividends much greater then the cost of the beer.

it's not fucking rocket science people.
And that's how shops go under, shop monkeys cutting deals for beer and shit.
09-14-2012 05:47 PM
Bones I mainly buy most of my stuff online now because of my local shop. Too many "incorrect" sales pitches (Never Summer is made in Europe, all Burton jackets are goretex, etc., etc.)

I have had good experiences online and over the phone with Brick & Mortar places and I fully intend to shop there in person when I'm in their neck of the woods, but they're 100's of miles away.
09-14-2012 04:56 PM
mixie for those of you complaining about shops charging too much need to learn how shit works. When you pick up your board from a tune pay cash and bring beer. I promise that is a gesture that will not be forgotten and will pay dividends much greater then the cost of the beer.

it's not fucking rocket science people.
09-14-2012 04:45 PM
BurtonAvenger
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Originally Posted by blunted_nose View Post
Fuck local shop. Every time i buy something from there, they rip me off. I just cant be bothered with outrageous shipping rates to Canada from USA. They are usually owned by people that are in it for the money, they never carry something you like or want so you always have to settle for something different, once you enter the store your forced to buy something or your not welcome to the store anymore, I know more then the people working for the store, They dont discount last years stuff, they overhype everything including burton, they cant ride for shit, they dont know how to wax a board properly - forcing ME to buy THEIR burton iron for 70 bucks. Ouch. Never give me any stickers - you have to pay for them, no bro deals EVER, the hours there open are whack shit.. And i could go on, but all that i still buy from them. I guess i like to think they like me.
You need to shut the fuck up you don't know your ass from a hole in the ground junior.
09-14-2012 04:20 PM
snowklinger
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Yeah wake n skate is on my FB friends list, never been there, might have to scope it out one of these days. Frankly though, I fucking hate Omaha, I usually blow through there as fast as possible when I'm going to Cresant or the casinos in the bluffs lol
I fucking hated Omaha for the 6 years I lived there. Meth

There's actually a pretty decent food scene there, really great European Chefs, authentic Chinese and Japanese, and great Vietnamese in Lincoln too!

Man I need to go make a eating visit. There are so many great American restaurants there too, really classic spots with history and culture. Gorat's, The Drover, The Green Onion...

Ok you can have your thread back now...
09-14-2012 04:12 PM
snowklinger
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Yeah wake n skate is on my FB friends list, never been there, might have to scope it out one of these days. Frankly though, I fucking hate Omaha, I usually blow through there as fast as possible when I'm going to Cresant or the casinos in the bluffs lol
I fucking hated Omaha for the 6 years I lived there. There's actually a pretty decent food scene (I cook) there, really great Continental, European Chefs, Chinese and Japanese, and great Vietnamese in Lincoln too!

Meth
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