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CVC,
Glad to hear that you are one of the few consumers who are willing to keep the smaller shops in business. I am too, but they have to do their part to earn my business. Things have just gotten to darn rediculously expensive these days to not look for the best deal. But, if a small private company or a mom & pap shop is doing it's best to serve me and earn my business, then heck I'll pay a little extra to buy from them. That's the key to what will keep smaller guys in business. How hard are they trying to earn mine? That's the first question I always ask myself when walking into a small specialty shop. I understand that smaller guys can't compete price wise. They can compete in more ways than one. Do they offer you more help than the mega chain stores do? Are they knowledgeable about what they sell? Are they specialised? Do they actually appreciate you being in their store? Some do and some don't, those that do get my business too.

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Ordered my kit. Going to build a bench and when the kit comes I'll be ready to go.

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Make it a portable unit especially if you have a camp that your frequent, wife kicks you out, etc.

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WesternHunter wrote:
CVC,
Glad to hear that you are one of the few consumers who are willing to keep the smaller shops in business. I am too, but they have to do their part to earn my business. Things have just gotten to darn rediculously expensive these days to not look for the best deal. But, if a small private company or a mom & pap shop is doing it's best to serve me and earn my business, then heck I'll pay a little extra to buy from them. That's the key to what will keep smaller guys in business. How hard are they trying to earn mine? That's the first question I always ask myself when walking into a small specialty shop. I understand that smaller guys can't compete price wise. They can compete in more ways than one. Do they offer you more help than the mega chain stores do? Are they knowledgeable about what they sell? Are they specialised? Do they actually appreciate you being in their store? Some do and some don't, those that do get my business too.

I agree with you 100%. The kit cost me $40 more, but that isn't factoring in a trip to Cabela's or having them ship it. When you do, the price is only about $20 different and the company will make that up in free advice. They also stock alot of different components and powders which makes them very convenient.

I am, however, amazed at the number of small businesses that don't find that niche and/or don't make you feel special, appreciated, etc.

A local restuarant owner was complaining about business, blaming the city for having meters and so on. My wife and I went into his restuarant one night before he started whining. There was only another couple in their. He did acknowledge as we walked in, but he never left the bar area doing our meal. How hard would it have been for him to walk up to us, introduce himself and thank us for being there? Besides that the food was over priced and mediocre.