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35084Re: [SCA-Archery] Archery supplies

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  • Jim Pickette
    Nov 8, 2013
      Q&Q charges for advertising.


      ---- James Koch <alchem@...> wrote:
      > Sean,
      > >
      > 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.
      > >
      > >Sean
      > >
      > >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
      > ><http://Rick-Johnson.webs.com>http://Rick-Johnson.webs.com
      > >"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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