35084Re: [SCA-Archery] Archery supplies
- Nov 8, 2013Q&Q charges for advertising.
---- James Koch <alchem@...> wrote:
> I tend to agree. Perhaps Quivers and Quarrels
> can do a regular article concerning equipment
> makers. Either an article featuring one maker,
> or say several crossbow or arrow makers.
> Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"
> > At 11:08 AM 11/7/2013, you wrote:
> >As someone who buys gear rather then make I
> >appreciate reviews both positive and negative.
> >Nothing is so depressing as meeting a new
> >scadian who is months or possibly years behind
> >delivery on something they ordered if it even
> >shows up at all or if it shows up but is wrong.
> >Far too frequently the reviews provide warning
> >to prevent that... and just as often links to a
> >good company as well. I'd rather not get
> >automated monthly advertizing but unsollicited
> >reviews are fine to me. YMMV and the moderator has final say.
> >I doubt I would join a site specificly for SCA
> >advertizing. I think I deleted QVC from my list
> >of cable chanels for the same reason.
> >Searchable posts (which yahoo supports) seems
> >like less labor then trying to maintain a
> >database. I suspect that a database would quickly become obsolete.
> >On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 10:51 AM, richard johnson
> ><<mailto:rikjohnson39@...>rikjohnson39@...> wrote:
> >no, I'm not selling arrows nor do I get a
> >kick-back. Considering that a) I'm far from an
> >expert and b) period arrows are so
> >time-intensive that i'd never have a life if I did...
> >BUT I recognize that you and others DO make
> >arrows and bows. If you can sell them,
> >great! I encourage capitalism! Especially
> >small business capitalism! And I am certain
> >that many people here would love to know that
> >you DO make and sell decent archery
> >gear. Especially as although I CAN make arrows
> >and gear, I've never made a string or bow that
> >was any good<g> so I must purchase both and would like to know to whom to go.
> >So I am giving my experiences with companies
> >that supply 'period" gear and materials to help
> >people a) dump their recurves in favor of an
> >affordable "Period" longbow. and b) give people
> >who make arrows and the like a place to go which is afordable and honest.
> >Think of it like a review of the good, the bad and the just plain worthless.
> >Now, bringing up your point...
> >Perhaps another yahoo-site "SCA-gear reviews"?
> >Perhaps a site where people can advertize their
> >own gear that they make and sel so we could keep
> >the cash in-the-family so to speak.
> >Perhaps where someone like me, who is looking
> >for a new source of shafts or fletching or
> >whatever, can go and read about companies that
> >give good service for a decent price and which to avoid.
> >Perhaps a database where you could type in
> >"shaft" and see which companies sell and prices and how many people like them.
> >Me, I spent days searching for a new source of
> >shafts when my prevuious company stopped selling
> >them. And, of course, I made mistakes (that
> >Chinese company being one) so a database would be useful to me and to others.
> >PLUS people like you could openly advertize your
> >arrows and bows and we'd know that we were getting something worthwhile.
> >On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Kevin Smith
> ><<mailto:kevinsmith5@...>kevinsmith5@...> wrote:
> >I've asked this before when something like this
> >came up so I feel I should again. As a person
> >who makes and sells both period bows and arrows
> >is this message board for advertising? Because
> >I've never made any attempt to try to "sell"
> >here due to the fact I didn't think it was the purpose of the board.
> >Rick Johnson
> >"Those who give up a little freedom in return
> >for a little imagined security will soon find that they have neither."
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