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In my next life I知 gonna deal 5200 at West Marine

Old 05-21-2019, 03:14 PM
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:34 PM
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You need it now you buy it..... if not, don’t bother going in lol
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by turbo_baer View Post
You need it now you buy it..... if not, don稚 bother going in lol
But then we wouldn't get out weekly "ROBBERY, I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY'RE STILL IN BUSINESS!!!" thread.
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Best thing to do is buy it at Home Depot and then return it to West Marine for a gift card.........cha ching.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mangolimit View Post
Best thing to do is buy it at Home Depot and then return it to West Marine for a gift card.........cha ching.
they stopped selling 5200 at all the HD stores around here. Had a roof project I needed 4 caulk tubes for at last minute. $100. Ouch.
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Best thing to do is buy it at Home Depot and then return it to West Marine for a gift card.........cha ching.

....of course I would never actually do this. But I have heard it does work in theory.
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Orion 12 gauge flares are nearly double the price at Walmart. and you can get them "now."
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I use buy 10ish cases a month. Paid $40 a case. So think what they are getting those for $.65?
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:36 PM
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West Marine is great when you absolutely have to have something within an hour. I like having one nearby for that reason. Otherwise it's Amazon.

When it comes to my boat a $14 tube of 5200 is about the cheapest thing it needs, though. I don't even bother using Amazon for that. I need a tube of 4200, but not bad enough to make a special trip there, and I'm never driving past there when they are open. 1st world problems....
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Originally Posted by Craash420 View Post
But then we wouldn't get out weekly "ROBBERY, I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY'RE STILL IN BUSINESS!!!" thread.
Just off the top of my head, I think the board made it without one this past 7 days. Maybe we'll see 2 this week. lol
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I am not defending West Marine . However, Amazon is the best and worse thing to happen in America. Sure we all want low prices and make our dollars go further. I get it. However, I own a couple of retail stores and I also get the community value of local stores.

Local stores support so many great things like marching band, the football team,little league and fund raisers for important things like the food bank or helping a kid beat cancer. When was the last time Amazon supported your local high school anything?
Do we try to support our friends and neighbors who own and work at local places and keep our dollars circulating in our home towns or do we just ship that money off to save $3 on stupid tube of 5200? I shop local as much as I can supporting my local bike shop, the local marine supply places, local sporting and tackle shops. Those folks give me satisfaction that faceless Amazon never can or will.

I will pay more to support local small business because in the Grand scheme of things helping small business matters. Supporting local jobs matters and my local business sure needs that money a hell of lot more than Jeff Bezos and his Seattle buddies.
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One day West Marine will be the next Boaters World and out of business. I guess we'll all be happy then!
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:27 PM
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The big tube was on sale for memorial day, otherwise lowes or order online
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Originally Posted by SmokyMtnGrady View Post
I am not defending West Marine . However, Amazon is the best and worse thing to happen in America. Sure we all want low prices and make our dollars go further. I get it. However, I own a couple of retail stores and I also get the community value of local stores.

Local stores support so many great things like marching band, the football team,little league and fund raisers for important things like the food bank or helping a kid beat cancer. When was the last time Amazon supported your local high school anything?
Do we try to support our friends and neighbors who own and work at local places and keep our dollars circulating in our home towns or do we just ship that money off to save $3 on stupid tube of 5200? I shop local as much as I can supporting my local bike shop, the local marine supply places, local sporting and tackle shops. Those folks give me satisfaction that faceless Amazon never can or will.

I will pay more to support local small business because in the Grand scheme of things helping small business matters. Supporting local jobs matters and my local business sure needs that money a hell of lot more than Jeff Bezos and his Seattle buddies.
if you take the time to set Amazon up they will donate x portion of all your purchases to whatever you like... including the NRA. Also whos to say all the individuals selling on Amazon(which makes the bulk of products) aren't donating to all the stuff you're speaking of? I'd also seriously doubt any money spent at that "local" wm is going back to local organizations.
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My Lowes was higher on the 5200 than West believe it or not
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Once in a blue moon you can get a "deal" at WM. I just bought a handheld GPS that was on sale for Memorial Day. Actually the best price I found AND, they actually had one in stock. I try never to be in a position to HAVE to buy from them simply because their process are usually so high. They fill a need I guess.
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:22 AM
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They stock it at my local Ace and True Value. No clue how they compare on pricing. When I need a tube of 5200 I need one, and chances are whatever it is sealing up cost significantly more than the tube of glue.
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Originally Posted by SmokyMtnGrady View Post
I am not defending West Marine . However, Amazon is the best and worse thing to happen in America. Sure we all want low prices and make our dollars go further. I get it. However, I own a couple of retail stores and I also get the community value of local stores.

Local stores support so many great things like marching band, the football team,little league and fund raisers for important things like the food bank or helping a kid beat cancer. When was the last time Amazon supported your local high school anything?
Do we try to support our friends and neighbors who own and work at local places and keep our dollars circulating in our home towns or do we just ship that money off to save $3 on stupid tube of 5200? I shop local as much as I can supporting my local bike shop, the local marine supply places, local sporting and tackle shops. Those folks give me satisfaction that faceless Amazon never can or will.

I will pay more to support local small business because in the Grand scheme of things helping small business matters. Supporting local jobs matters and my local business sure needs that money a hell of lot more than Jeff Bezos and his Seattle buddies.
i get what you're trying to say but the local stores are like buggy whip shops when the automobile was coming out, most will not survive so you are just delaying the inevitable.
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i get what you're trying to say but the local stores are like buggy whip shops when the automobile was coming out, most will not survive so you are just delaying the inevitable.
Very much disagree. Local shops are thriving, and IMO part of that is due to the proliferation of online sales. Folks look to online more and more for big ticket purchases & stuff they can wait for vs dealing with the big boxes. They always have some "have to have it now" purchases. Smaller stores, particularly hardware stores boutique shops that are market targeted, fill that niche very well, and still accomplish the goal for the consumer of staying out of the big box. I will gladly drive past lowes and home depot to hit the local true value, and likely pay a bit more, for the convenience. They have what I need, and I can be in and out very quickly and not have to walk 1/2 mile from the truck to the store.
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Originally Posted by Semper_gUmbie View Post
if you take the time to set Amazon up they will donate x portion of all your purchases to whatever you like... including the NRA. Also whos to say all the individuals selling on Amazon(which makes the bulk of products) aren't donating to all the stuff you're speaking of? I'd also seriously doubt any money spent at that "local" wm is going back to local organizations.
The employees are local, and much of the money they spend stays local. The utilities and the people they support are local. The property taxes are local. The building owner Might be local.

And if you meant charitable organizations, I'd guess all of those donate a little here and there locally.

I'm guilty of online shopping, but this thread does make me re-think it.
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