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Old 02-20-2015, 10:41 PM
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Lets try to get Evike in Ohio

So Evike just posted this on their instagram page: https://instagram.com/p/zWHcoZBv2E/?modal=true
So lets try to get Evike in Ohio or a close neighboring state.
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What advantage does it bring to our community? We have a few stores across our state and from what I have done with these stores they have some of the best customer service. I don't want them disappearing because some super store comes and buys them out or runs them bankrupt.

I know 321 can get just about anything you want for your gun. They may not have it in the store but give it a week and they can get you just about anything for cheaper prices than any large retailer.

Yes general prices might be higher but the employees are often much more helpful and put some meaning into their work.

It's like McDonalds coming to town and having our favorite little homemade burger shop closing.
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What advantage does it bring to our community? We have a few stores across our state and from what I have done with these stores they have some of the best customer service. I don't want them disappearing because some super store comes and buys them out or runs them bankrupt.

I know 321 can get just about anything you want for your gun. They may not have it in the store but give it a week and they can get you just about anything for cheaper prices than any large retailer.

Yes general prices might be higher but the employees are often much more helpful and put some meaning into their work.

It's like McDonalds coming to town and having our favorite little homemade burger shop closing.
Words right out of my mouth man, I sometimes order things from them but when it comes to gear ammo and parts 321 all the way, and their customer service is top notch.
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:01 AM
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I agree 100% with viper. All my experiences with local businesses have been nothing short of positive, while the few times I have ordered from evike it always ended poorly or had multiple negative aspects.
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How about no.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:59 AM
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It cant hurt. If they say move into Northern Ohio its going to be a complete different set of people you come face to face with rather then who/what you heave dealt with so far. If they suck they will starve out and go away. why not give it a chance.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:45 AM
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All bringing a national chain to Ohio will do is drive out the small businesses that actually support events in Ohio. There is already a very narrow margin of profit to support these businesses. When that disappears, say goodbye to events in your area.

If you want precedence for this look at the effects Walmart and Dollar Store have on small towns. The little mom and pop businesses disappear, you lose out on things like being able to get a decent butcher and these are replaced with low grade products and poorer quality produce.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:42 PM
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I'll pass. Chain stores can go somewhere else.
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Let's not do that. Big stores have their place but they don't belong here.
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I don't think it would really hurt the local stores as much as you guys all think. This is an Airsoft store not a Wal-Mart, the price differences aren't going to be great enough to justify any of the loyal people who use the local stores leaving them. I think the only thing it might do is drop business from people who have to drive further. I hope they come to NW Ohio since our closest Airsoft stores are in Dayton and Columbus. There's nothing up here so any store would be nice. I hate having to drive 2 hours just to do anything airsoft related. The drive is the biggest reason I usually go to someone like Evike or ASGI for my needs. Just because by the time I drive to a store I'd have as much in gas in my Jeep as I do in the actual products I'm going to buy.
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An east coast store would be nice, but not in Ohio. And in my opinion, we already have a sort of a Airsoft superstore and that's Airrattle.
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I'd like to keep Evike and Airsoft Gi where they are, I order every once in a while for something I can't get locally. But past that I would rather fund local places where service is better and community exists.
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I don't know how I'd feel about this.

People who don't currently use Evike or the bigger companies are not just going to start using them just because they showed up in Ohio.

Evike likes to hold big events, and I think having something like that being held here in Ohio would be pretty cool.

And besides that, unless Evike drops their prices, local stores will still be preferred over them because of the prices and the customer service.
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I wouldn't mind having a big box retailer on the east coast; Shipping times are painful from Evike, and I sometimes have to order parts from them that I can't find elsewhere.

On the other hand, we don't want them on Ohio, because then they'll start charging us sales tax, so... Nearby, but not -too- nearby.
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I agree, nearby would be good but not in Ohio. I would like to be close enough for their bigger events they host though.


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how 'bout these?
-West Pennsylvania
-East Illinois
-somewhere around cedar point.
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GI Tac (Airsoft GI) is an East Coast superstore...plus, local stores are so much better.
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