I would rather pay my local guy a couple of extra bucks per sale to keep him in business rather then see another empty storefront in my town. In most instances the cash he takes in stays in the town rather then going to some nameless entity located several states away.
I apply the same philosophy to other purchases besides tackle. Would rather pay the local hardware guy a couple of extra bucks for the same reason - keep 'em in business.
Obviously if it's a big ticket item & the price is drastically different - I may go elsewhere for the purchase. But if it's only a matter of a couple of dollars - I go "local" all the time.
If you see a large differece in price, have you ever asked the local guy if he'd match the price or at least come close to it. I have - you'd be surprised at the result.
Regarding the Fireline price. It runs $15 a spool @ Sports Authority. So 2 rolls purchased them would be $30. This is from a conglomerate that purchases millions of yards of the stuff annually - think of what they get it for at that volume. So your local guy charged you the same as the conglomerate - put it on the reels for you & then fixed your reel & it only cost you an extra $12.
Does anybody Know where I can get a nice permanent tackle storage, for my buggie? My plugs are getting over crowded.I know alot of guys that make their own, but I just don't have that much free time. help please!!!!!!!!!!
Thanxs guys & gals
A buddy of mine spoke to another surf fisherman who told him that he uses Black Ande for casting. He says it casts excellent - as I saw, and that it is stronger than regular mono. Anyone have any experience with it. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Any suggestions and recommendations are appreciated.