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    Default Tackle shop discount

    Do you get it ?
    What decides if you get it or not ? presumably on the whim of the shopkeep , depending on how much you spend , if you are a regular , or maybe just if he likes you or not ?
    Do you ask for it ? My son haggles on every significant purchase and it often works.

    I spend 40 quid today on hooks feeder and swivels its actually should have been 42 but the guy said "lets call it 40"
    I wish other shops did it though the Offie by me would lose a fortune

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    Default Re: Tackle shop discount

    Yeah my local often knocks off a few quid once he gets to know you. £22 becomes £20 and so on
    They gave me a pint of maggots a few weeks back on the promise I’d pay them next time. Only had my cards on me. Nipped back next day and paid him.
    My club gets 10% on showing your card at another tackle shop I occasionally visit

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    Default Re: Tackle shop discount

    I have two local indies, Blean Angling always gives discount, the other doesn’t, Blean gets my custom.

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    Default Re: Tackle shop discount

    My local shop gives a ten percent discount if you spend over £80.
    Which is ok.
    He’s known round here as Arkwright after the shopkeeper in open all hours, he’s only closed two days a year, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
    And you often come out of his shop, with something you didn’t go in for.

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    Yes my shop gives a little discount ,Its a good idea keeps you going back. Which is a good thing these days.

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    Default Re: Tackle shop discount

    I almost always use the same shop and over the years have bought a lot from there. Typically I will get 10% discount and sometimes more as the owner usually rounds the final price down to the lower full £10 increment; so 25 becomes 20 for example.

    I have used this shop for the lat 20 years or more and followed the owner when he moved 25 miles away to his new location. I always get a nice welcome and a cup of tea and a long chat even if I only pop in for a couple of pints of maggots.

    Worth noting that to get to his shop I have to drive past 3 others . . . .

    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. ~

    Patrick F. McManus






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    Default Re: Tackle shop discount

    Good tackle shop owners are worth their weight in gold.

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    I've got two shops I use. One is massively stocked and well known, the other a shoestring affair owned by a matchfishing fanatic. Neither offer me a discount, although I think one would if I wanted to press the point. But I get things that are worth more than a couple of quid off - a social side to visits, good bait, reels serviced or rings whipped for minimal cost, some real bargains occasionally, knowledge and expertise you can tap into....

    Mind you, as I get most big items from eBay or other second-hand means, I'm going to the tackle shops for bait and bits, basically. If I were buying more expensive items, I suppose I might be more interested in discount.

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    Default Re: Tackle shop discount

    I dont ask for or expect a discount on "bits" but on significant purchases like eg a rod/rods, reel/reels I'll get a minimum 10% often rounded down. That is what keeps me buying locally and not off th'interwebby. I recently shelled out on a pair of Free Spirit rods and a FS landing net and saved probably £45 on the best on-line price.

    And I would far rather spend my money there than at Angling Direct where you can almost smell the indifference. I am forced to go there occasionally but I absolutely hate the place.

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    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.

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