also looking for skateboard parts, wheels/ berrings/ trucks

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raiderjake
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15 May 09 12:43:44 pm
i've been up all night doing research on products. i've come up w/ a couplethat sell decently enough to pursue, though i almost sure they wont be easy to come by. i've already mentioned manic panic in another post and im also looking for skateboard trucks wheels berrings etc. im wondering if there would be any wholesalers in these products, or if i would have to actually contact the companies themselves. any help on this would be greatly appreciated as always, thanx

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15 May 09 04:19:48 pm
i just got off the phone with awh skateboard distribution, who VERY rudely informed me that i had to have an actual brick & mortor store to buy from them. then i tried to ask if he could give me some kind of estimate on what companies might sell them at, but he interrupted me saying 'we cant talk about that to the general public, goodbye' CLICK! and the bastard hung up on me! lol, hope this doesn't end up being a regular thing. i will get some skateboard wheels if i have to actually build a 'brick & mortor store' w/ my bare hands! lol any thoughts? man that guy pissed me off!

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15 May 09 10:17:59 pm
Pretty damn rude, but in his defence I would imagine him getting that same question several times a day, you may well have caught him at the boiling point!

We all have our limits, better to smile and then kick a cow afterwards, than to offend any potential customer, but having worked in the service industry for a lot of years, I can actually imagine the type of day he was having....lol

Still, no excuse.....and he may well just have been your common garden variety a-hole after all, so just wipe him off the sole of your shoe and keep walking.

The bricks and mortor thing is becoming a more common theme these days as companies are trying to protect their suppliers from the on-line onslaught!

Of course what tends to happen is that the guys with the shop front then establish an on-line sales platform as well to cover both markets.

However, products that have that sort of authorised seller protection will usually offer much better margin on-line because of the authorised supply chain.


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raiderjake
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16 May 09 07:24:31 am
ya i can understand why they wont sell to me. skate shops are a BIG part of the skate world, they do a lot for local skaters, like sponsoring them, holding competitions and so on, so im sure they're afraid how online stores are going to effect there local shops. im just getting frustrated, i've found some really good things to sell over the last couple days, and cant source any of it

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