Im not trying to preach at all, I also didnt intend to come off nearly as offensive as I did. I had a long weekend, filled with various bogies, and was just coming off the road. In any event, I wasnt trying to say anything bad about online retailers with the exception that they are working for far less standards than they should have to. ( Which is due to the fact that hard working disc golfers carried the retail end of this on thier shoulders for very little compensation for many, many years. Now that end is being picked up by people that dont need disc golf to survive, for the most part, but are selling to benefit thier pocket book. These people rarely contribute to the growth of disc golf in any way, with the exception of raising public awareness of products. As a majority of those products are Innova, its harder to ask or expect people to sell other companies products with some sort of minimum, as you are lucky to be marketing to anything other than a former Innova buyer. )
Yes, I do own a store. Yes , I do charge more for plastic. Yes, I do ONLY sell disc golf equiptment and other things disc golf. Yes, it is risky and we could offset the higher overhead with other products, but I dont know dick about other products.
Life is a series of risks. We feel we can help take disc golf to the next level and do it while working to build our disc golf community. I also pretty much live disc golf and sometimes its a little much, but hey, thats my job. It could be alot worse, and it may not work out, but we've been a disc golf only retail storefront for well over a year and a half in Illinois. Id say we've been doing something right.