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    Default Re: Tackle shop discount

    I too wouldn’t dream of asking, my local shop offers it. Many of the brands he stocks do not allow him to reduce the retail price but there’s nothing to stop him offering a small discount at the till, it encourages return business and allows him to compete to a degree with online business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valetudoguy View Post
    I never ask for discount at tackle shops, I think it's pretty cheeky TBH and perhaps could even be holding them over a barrel as they struggle for existance. I especially never would ask at a small privately owned shop as I'm more interested in keeping the local shops going than saving a few quid.

    While I'm at it, I don't ask my local Pub, Post Office, Butcher or Green Grocer for discounts either... For the same reasons.

    Out of interest, what's your trade? Do you hand out discounts on request? I'm a drainage Engineer and I don't, neither do my mates who do all kinds of jobs like Electricians, Joiners and Mechanics.
    You maybe a good drainage engineer but you’d be a liability in the retail business. Customers want value for money and are attracted to “a deal” If offering customers a discount for their loyalty means return business then your p an l will look a lot healthier.

    The pubs, greengrocers and butchers you speak of are sadly disappearing, their business models that worked so well for decades no longer do in a constantly evolving economy.

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    Default Re: Tackle shop discount

    Theres a few manufacturers who will not supply tackle shops who discount their products. Hardy was one though there were ways round that which I took advantage of several times. The mark up on tackle is pretty good so they can afford to take a bit of a hit. I had 2 local shops...one always offered a discount on competitively priced stuff and the other was bang on rrp without fail and you'd need a spanner to get money out of the proprietors mitts. One is still going....the other went belly up before Christmas and that was probably 18 months too late. I rest my case.

    But dont get me started on AD, the footpads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s63 View Post
    You maybe a good drainage engineer but you’d be a liability in the retail business. Customers want value for money and are attracted to “a deal” If offering customers a discount for their loyalty means return business then your p an l will look a lot healthier.

    The pubs, greengrocers and butchers you speak of are sadly disappearing, their business models that worked so well for decades no longer do in a constantly evolving economy.
    I guarantee that a low GP financial discount model will not save bricks and mortar retailers, but high quality personalised service just might.

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    Oh how I wish your last sentiment could be true. I use to enjoy photography (back in the days of film), use to visit various specialised camera shops for advice and what to buy, one by one they fell by the wayside to be replaced by Jessops and the likes employing young staff that didn’t know one end of a lens from the other. Same thing with hi-fi and a few shops specialising in precision tools, all gone now.

    I now live in a town that champions independent shops, we even managed to get Tesco doing a u turn when they were about to open a coffee shop. I will continue to support and promote my local tackle shop Blean Angling, the discount doesn’t make a great difference financially but it’s a way of saying thank you for the continued support.

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    Default Re: Tackle shop discount

    It's been said, discount is not the only consideration.
    My local shop offers the same tackle most shops locally offer. One thing he out does other shops with is service he also has heaps of knowledge that he is willing to share.
    The baits he sells is always top notch.
    On a couple of occasions I have forgotten my wallet and been trusted to pay for purchases later.
    I have a few buddies who always mention mates rates, the thing is they have nothing they could reciprocate with, it has to work both ways.

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    Default Re: Tackle shop discount

    When we had a Drennan account for importing rods into Norway there was an RRP policiy that if you broke it, then Drennan would cancel the supply contract, so we were tied to their prices and no discounts were possible

    It was hilarious really as when we applied for the dealership they told us that Sweden already has a retailer . . . . we replied that we are located in Oslo, and the daughter of Peter Drennean replied that, "yes, and Oslo is in Sweden, isn't it"

    Doh!

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Jacobs View Post
    When we had a Drennan account for importing rods into Norway there was an RRP policiy that if you broke it, then Drennan would cancel the supply contract, so we were tied to their prices and no discounts were possible

    It was hilarious really as when we applied for the dealership they told us that Sweden already has a retailer . . . . we replied that we are located in Oslo, and the daughter of Peter Drennan replied that, "yes, and Oslo is in Sweden, isn't it"

    Doh!
    That policy might be legal in Norway but it's been illegal in the UK for many years....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Wintle View Post
    That policy might be legal in Norway but it's been illegal in the UK for many years....
    Well, we owned that company starting out in 1991 until I left in 1999 and the retail agreement with Drennan was signed in 1993.

    It it was the only company that had that requirement of an absolute price whereas people like Milo, Sensas and Tubertini and others had no such policy.

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by valetudoguy View Post
    I never ask for discount at tackle shops, I think it's pretty cheeky TBH and perhaps could even be holding them over a barrel as they struggle for existance. I especially never would ask at a small privately owned shop as I'm more interested in keeping the local shops going than saving a few quid.

    While I'm at it, I don't ask my local Pub, Post Office, Butcher or Green Grocer for discounts either... For the same reasons.

    Out of interest, what's your trade? Do you hand out discounts on request? I'm a drainage Engineer and I don't, neither do my mates who do all kinds of jobs like Electricians, Joiners and Mechanics.
    I wrote my post in a hurry and maybe gave the wrong impression
    They gave me a discount I didn't ask for it and I probably never will unless its a very large purchase ( like if I ever bought a 3 grand pole )
    I agree they have to make a living

    However there seems to be a long standing convention in tackle shops that regular customers get discounts to the extent that , one could argue , that people who only buy occasionally are subsidising those who fish more often. After all the shop keep still has to make a profit.

    The customer to an extent does have the tackle shop owner over a barrel as so many of us buy stuff off the internet.
    I virtually always buy from the same tackle shop
    I always buy my cycling stuff from the same local shop
    Most of my other stuff I buy online
    The future of shopping seems to be for shops that offer a service or shops where the customers make a positive choice to support a local business

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