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Old 07-11-2009, 09:23 AM
Va Hunter Va Hunter is offline
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: SW Virginia
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I agree with the others on BassPro and the local dealer.

I bought my bow at BassPro in Charlotte NC. They "set it up" for me, got me arrows, a release, broadheads and field tips. I couldn't shoot it there because their bow range was being used by someone or used for stock. I was STOKED! until I got home the next day and started trying to shoot it. Arrows flying all over the place( it wasn't my fault entirely), the bow sounded like it was gonna blowup at every shot and I just couldn't seem to get the peep just right. I took the bow down to a local shop and told the owner that I had a spur of the moment brainfart and needed some help. After tightening up some stuff, correcting the peep and giving me some general pointers, I was back in the game of archery. Since then I take my business back to them. I never felt that the bow guy was holding any hard feelings against me for not buying it there.
Go on down to see him, when it arrives and do your buying from him. You'll both profit from it in the long run.
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:40 AM
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MJewell MJewell is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
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I have an Proshop an hour from me that I used to deal with. When I took the first bow I ever bought off of ebay to him. They didn't want to even look at it and they even charged me double what they had quoted me to check it over, and they never even changed a thing. They gave me such a hard time that I have never spent another peeny there. I had bought teo other PSe bows there in the previous year and would have dealt with them again except for how he talked to me that day.

I found another small archery shop only 20 minutes from my house, That was more then glad to work on any bow that I had. He never cared where I got it from as along as he got some business from it. He now does all my routine maintance on bows like checking strings installing peeps and arrows for me. He charges me very little to do all of this because of the amount of business that I have sent his way. He has even told me that he has got more then 15 other guys that now use his shop because I have spread the word for his great service.

I will use him for the rest of my archery career. I tend to go to his shop at least once an month. To either have something changed on my bows or to try diferent arrow s through his cornograph. I always make sure to leave alittle extra on the counter for payment of his great service.

He doesn't blame anyone for buying an bow in a different shop for a better price as he said he'd do the same thing just to save an buck.

Sound like you got an great deal on the Alphamax, the only thing you have to realize is that buying an bow like an Hoyt or Mathews is that the warrenty is void whenthey are bought off of an internet site.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:37 AM
Grnmtn Grnmtn is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Be right up front with him. Yes he has to make a living as well, but he makes a bunch more on the things that go on a bow then he does with a bow itself. You got a deal on the bow with what sounds like a person who really needed the money. Good Carma there... pass it on and tell the story doesn't need to be totally known that it was an internet deal and buy the rest of the stuff from the local guy.

Not all Bass pros are created equally. All I'll say on that one. I do work enough shows at these location to see a difference in staff.
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