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Old 10-03-2012, 01:36 PM
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Step one complete, insert new step 'stop at old favorite bar', gggt next.



The only problem:

Step two could mean too few new discs(less cash) or too many new discs(more alchohol).
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:38 PM
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Oh wait... No such thing as too many new discs.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:01 PM
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The only problem:

Step two could mean too few new discs(less cash) or too many new discs(more alchohol).
I could do like leon here, $300 deep into pull tabs... Winning= more discs...
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:33 PM
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To everyone saying "buy local"...

Most of us have no local shop that carries a decent selection of plastic. The nearest shop to me that sells more than high speed innova drivers is almost 3 hours away. It's not really feasible to drive that far.

On a side note, I have a Neutron Vector, Gold Line Flow, and Champ Rhyno in the mail right now. Friday cannot come fast enough.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:43 PM
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Occasionally there will be a disc sale at Sedgley, I'll pretty much always buy something from them as the proceeds help fund course upkeep.
Occasionally?? How about like pretty much every day of the week.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:43 PM
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I buy online often and hate waiting. My only local shop is about 45 min - hour away depending on traffic, so it is tough to justify going out there at noon on a Saturday and kind of throw off part of my weekend just for driving.

Soon, there will be something opening up in the western Chicago suburbs, so that will make me pretty happy when it does. And in that case I will buy local...and often
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:57 PM
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I'm very lucky that I have two stores that have huge disc golf selections. Rapid Fire Plastics in Post Falls (my favorite place to go visit) and The General Store in Spokane (HUGE selection). Neither of them is more then 20 minutes from me (unless it's rush hour). I will occasionally order online when I need something as a back up that I cannot find anywhere in either store.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:16 PM
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Occasionally?? How about like pretty much every day of the week.
Ok, ya got me there...

Before I retired, if I was in the area, I would stop and shop while driving the ambulance... Got lots of funny looks!
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:13 PM
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I'm in the same boat... Closest shop is about an hour away. Occasionally there will be a disc sale at Sedgley, I'll pretty much always buy something from them as the proceeds help fund course upkeep.

And to answer the OP, yes. Hate waiting for discs
there is a place in Doylestown that sells, called Mainstream Outfitters
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:58 PM
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I can't believe this thread got as long as it did. For that matter, I can't believe this topic ever became a thread. I'm going to go start one now called "Do you like losing discs?"

To join the actual discussion (that is ignoring the OP at this point):

I try to buy local too, but here are my problems:

There's a gamer's shop (think D&D) about half an hour in the other direction that only carries Innova and Lightning, and won't let you look at their premium plastic. They hover over your shoulder if you're looking at DX and will only let you see premium if you know exactly what you want. If you do know exactly what you want it had better be max weight, because they carry one of every disc Innova makes. So... Check that place off the list.

My "local" disc shop is about an hour away, and they're closing down their brick and mortar location so they can focus all of their disc sales through the pro shop at the course they support. The brick and mortar one is going to be a bar or something. But the pro shop has to give 30% of their proceeds to the Parks Department, so they make up for that by charging 30% more for discs. That's not 5%. That's THIRTY. Even if I lived across the street I'd have a problem with that, and I live an hour away.

The next shop is about 30 minutes farther than that, and that one just kind of sucks. I don't like the vibe, and my favorite thing about disc shops is missing (used plastic).

Luckily for me there are two PIAS locations that are closer than any of those places, and one of those carries more MVP, Gateway, and Latitude than they do Innova or Discraft. The other one only carries Innova and Discraft, but they have a good selection of both and a ton of X-outs. The downside to both locations is the fact that they don't have much in the way of selection. They'll order anything that you want, but then you have to wait for their next shipment to get your disc AND you'll wind up paying more than you would if you ordered online yourself.

Bottom line is this: If I have any disposable income at all I'mhappy to buy local, but local options aren't all that great here in the Seattle area. I'd rather not drive an hour just to find out that they don't have what I'm looking for or that they'll charge me $3 more for the disc than Clearwater/Dynamic/MS/etc would have.
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