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AlxTgr
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La. Archery(Pineville) to close
Damn man. That's a really good store.

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The store has noticeably lost business to online retailers, Briley said, a trend that picked up over the last year or so.

"You're getting more and more folks who price the stuff in your store while they're on the internet, then walk out," he said. "Amazon is killing local retailers."


Yikes


mylsuhat
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
This is exactly why I make it a point to go buy my archery stuff from the shop (Chags).

I don't mind paying a little more because I know when I need something done, it will be done right. And I know that if I have a last minute thing that is needed, they will make it happen.


SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHOP


Clyde Tipton
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
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"You're getting more and more folks who price the stuff in your store while they're on the internet, then walk out," he said. "Amazon is killing local retailers."


Seems like the smart thing to do would be to create an ebay/amazon account and get in on the action, no? Continue to provide local service and expand your general sales base.


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Drunken Crawfish
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
I tried to buy a bow in there a few days ago and talked to one of the sales reps and he was saying the same thing. It sucks but both them and Security tend to be pretty pricey. During the S&W Shield sale you could get one online for $315 with the mail in rebate and they were still trying to sell them instore for $420.
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SCwTiger
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
I hate to see this happen. I rarely order on line because I like to browse the stuff in person. La Archery has a bigger supply of baits than anywhere I've found around Cenla.


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AlxTgr
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
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I tried to buy a bow in there a few days ago
Why did you not succeed?

I've been putting off getting a new one for years. I need to go see if they have anything in my draw length. Really like the idea of the newest Mathews women's model. If it came with 65lb limbs, it would be a no brainer.


Junky
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I don't mind paying extra for the local guy, when the local guy knows what he is talking about. There is a local shop with one employee, and if he is working, I walk out because I can sniff his BS out. I'm basically a Ron Swanson at Home Depot "I know more than you".

This same store has another guy who is wonderful to interact with. I'll buy from him even if his knowledge on something isn't the best, but he doesn't bull shite me.


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Drunken Crawfish
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
I am just starting to try and get into bow hunting so we were a little off on price. I wasn't looking to spend more than $450 out of the door, ready to hunt and to have enough arrows and a block to practice at home. I may have been a little over-estimated what $450 would get me but I didn't want to spend ~$600 on something I may or may not like.


AlxTgr
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
Yeah, you'd have to go with a Bass Pro/Cabelas type package at that price. La. Archery carries mostly upper tier stuff.


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mylsuhat
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Really like the idea of the newest Mathews women's model. If it came with 65lb limbs, it would be a no brainer.
I know a guy that shoots the Avail and he loves the bow


classicgold
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
I'm not sure that I know of another place in the Cenla area that has the ability to carefully work on a bow like they do. I went in there prior to the season, and they tuned my bow up and refletched my arrows with no problem. Hate to see a great local hunting store go.


tigerfoot
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
Cenla needs a good, high quality outdoor store. But I just dont think the market will sustain a new venture here. I hated the location of La Archery, but I dont think that is what hurt them. I think alot of us just hit the Amazon prime button and go on about our day. Our shite is at our door the next afternoon. I dont see that changing.


I bought my sons Ruger American there and had a great experience.


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damnedoldtigah
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Security tend to be pretty pricey


They have always sold at full retain. I like them better many years ago when they were down town and was part sporting goods part pawn shop. You could get some good bargains on the pawn show side.

That said, a lot of physical stores are facing this problem. They have to find a way to adapt or go out of business. There are some things I buy locally on account of the issue of service. Then again, there are some things I buy on-line as I can chop from the comfort of my home and have it delivered to my front door. I have Christmas shopped like this for the last ten years.


ChatRabbit77
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
I still buy guns in store if the price is within $35-40 of online. After that I buy online.


Marciano1
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
I was about to buy a gun online but one of the local businesses could sell me the gun for $10 more so I just bought it there.


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Tigerfan613
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
Maybe if the local guy wasn't such a jerk every time you go in the store the locals may buy from them. I quit going in there last year after I was bothering them with my business during hunting season. I hate it for them but this is a common theme around town concerning these guys.


Marciano1
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
An issue I see around CENLA is this heavy emphasis on Yeti, Drake and other super expensive gear. The average hunter around here is not going to load up on $400 jackets and ice chests.

My $150 GameHide 3-in-1 > $400 Drake 3-in-1.


tenfoe
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
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This is exactly why I make it a point to go buy my archery stuff from the shop (Chags).



I try to stay loyal to the local guy, but when I can order a gun from buds or sportsman's guide and have it shipped to him, pay him a $20 transfer fee, and still come out $100 cheaper, $100 is $100.


INFIDEL
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
I'm sure a large portion of the problem is that people are ordering online. I'll buy local as long as the prices are reasonable just for the very reason. But some of the blame has to fall on them. Heard too many stories of people not being satisfied with the service from the bow shop. I personally had a bad experience with them, but they apologized and kinda fixed it. Had to fix it myself at home.

Anyway, hate to see em go. Had a great tackle selection.


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INFIDEL
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re: La. Archery(Pineville) to close
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My $150 GameHide 3-in-1 > $400 Drake 3-in-1.


This x100000000



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