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Old 07-11-2018, 02:30 PM
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Default Wolverine archery shutting the doors

Seen them post on facebook this morning. Why cant central alberta support a good archery shop?
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:44 PM
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Just not enough support to keep the doors open.

It was steady this winter, but the cost of keeping the shop heated, staff, rent would be high even in the old up stairs building.

I'm sure someone will step up to start the next archey lanes.

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Old 07-11-2018, 04:14 PM
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A lot of archery shops are in trouble due to internet sales and youtube video's. I just purchased the final 2 pieces of equipment to be completely self sufficient; an arrow saw and an EZ Green press. Will it ever pay for itself??????, I don't know but I enjoy tinkering as much as shooting it and it is better than blowing the money at the casino. It is hard to compete with the "to your door" delivery of the internet and usually it is at a reduced cost.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:41 PM
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Yup. Another thing is the lack of innovation on the part of the bow companies combined with the state of the economy. Used to be, guys would upgrade bows every year or two, which also meant new arrows and components. A lot of shops operated on those relatively decent margins. Now that technology has plateaued, its one bow every 5 years or even longer. So Iíd guess a 50% cut to sales, at a minimum.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:16 PM
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Yup. Another thing is the lack of innovation on the part of the bow companies combined with the state of the economy. Used to be, guys would upgrade bows every year or two, which also meant new arrows and components. A lot of shops operated on those relatively decent margins. Now that technology has plateaued, its one bow every 5 years or even longer. So Iíd guess a 50% cut to sales, at a minimum.
The economy is terrible, and our dollar is in the dumps. I canít afford to buy a $1500-$2000 bow every year. And I feel like a lot of those guys that used to do that, are probably in the same boat. I shouldnít say much though, because even if I could afford it, I would not buy a new one every year. Not really because of the lack of new technology, more because of the ďif it ainít broke, donít fix itĒ mentality. Iím still shooting a 2011 Hoyt. Iíd love to buy a new one, but just canít afford it! Itís really a shame that all these companies are losing their shops. I blame the big box stores as well as online sales. Before the only competition was wholesale sports. And their customer service was terrible.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:34 AM
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Support local as much as you can, we lose out big time every time a shop shuts its doors.

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Old 07-13-2018, 12:10 PM
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What does this mean for warranty?
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:14 AM
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What does this mean for warranty?
Your warranty is actually through the manufacturer so you should be able to go to any authorized dealer and have warranty work done. Where you might lose out that a lot of shops take care of the customers that purchased bows from their location. So if you go to the other shops you may have to pay for things like peep adjustment, DL adjustment or tuning. Most shops will setup components for free if you purchase them at that location.
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:13 AM
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Support local as much as you can, we lose out big time every time a shop shuts its doors.

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Agreed, I just finished happily paying a small premium for a full setup through a local shop. Worth the price of admission in my mind.
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