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Old 02-14-2013, 09:47 AM
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Discgolfcenter.com is in orlando/maitland - not sure discgolfstore.com is.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:52 AM
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As a local Mobile retailer, I haven't made a "Viable Living" doing this. I hope I can break even this Year.
I hope you can too... I love your operation and think it's a great idea. I've seen you at Dillon three times and have gotten eight discs from you, so you've got me hooked at least
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:53 AM
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There is a reason Disc Nation is the largest online retailer in disc golf. Many "store" fronts, one distribution area. Actually two, I believe, but I'm pretty sure one is the Austin brick and mortar store, and one is the main distribution center/wharehouse.

We'll let Zam fill in the details.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:52 AM
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Discgolfcenter.com is in orlando/maitland - not sure discgolfstore.com is.
oops!
my bad
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:54 AM
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So, if these were the 'same store' essentially, would that bother you OP?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:10 PM
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As a local Mobile retailer, I haven't made a "Viable Living" doing this. I hope I can break even this Year.
I honestly don't know how anyone makes a living selling discs.

If you charge a normal retail mark-up (30-50%), you'll be accused of gouging.

If you give discounts, they still expect free shipping.

I honestly don't know how anyone makes a living selling discs.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:29 PM
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you mean to tell me that more than one store have a 178 z buzzz!?
Do you feel silly now?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:44 PM
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I honestly don't know how anyone makes a living selling discs.

If you charge a normal retail mark-up (30-50%), you'll be accused of gouging.

If you give discounts, they still expect free shipping.

I honestly don't know how anyone makes a living selling discs.
^ By no means was I implying they actually do make a viable living, but personally, I've no idea about the individual "financial health" of the two I mentioned. I was just trying to say they're entitled to turn a hoby into a living. I've often wondered about the longterm economic feasibility of maintaining a brick & mortar DG storefront. Seems like there's a disgustingly high failure rate.

But I support these two because of their knowledge, selection, and what they do in my community, and do what I can to keep them there.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:12 PM
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^ By no means was I implying they actually do make a viable living, but personally, I've no idea about the individual "financial health" of the two I mentioned. I was just trying to say they're entitled to turn a hoby into a living. I've often wondered about the longterm economic feasibility of maintaining a brick & mortar DG storefront. Seems like there's a disgustingly high failure rate.

But I support these two because of their knowledge, selection, and what they do in my community, and do what I can to keep them there.
I think those in bigger cities with more DG action can do all right. I think trying to make a go of it at a smaller community might be more difficult.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:25 PM
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I believe Discgolf Store is on the same street as Disc Nation, if not they are extremely close. I know they're in the same town at least having bought from both of them. I also noticed the same web layout and inventory... Plus the addresses made me think lol.
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