but i fail to see how "...buying...clothing from a local reseller is not helping anyone." is it not putting $$ into the pockets of the people who work at the shop & who run the shop? yes, a chunk of it goes to china, but another good chunk stays local & stimulates the local economy. again, w/out people buying boardshorts, t-shirts, fins, etc...at local shops, local shops won't exist.
& many local companies DO sell their wares in local shops. BUT...where do you think they get their cotton t-shirts? or their hoodies? the same place the big guys do.
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Thread: Cheap Surf Products
Mar 4, 2013, 05:17 PM #11
Mar 4, 2013, 05:26 PM #12
Dude, you should totally get on those "Fashionable and Liberal Men Surf Board Shorts."
Mar 4, 2013, 05:36 PM #13
Need a leash...a board bag...want to support a domestic/local product click on the link: http://www.midnightproducts.net/index.html
Want to buy a pair of local/domestic trunks...http://www.katinsurf.com/boardshorts-c-20.html
Mar 4, 2013, 05:41 PM #14
Mar 4, 2013, 06:19 PM #15
I support my local surfshops every chance I get. I buy my wetsuits over the counter, my board accessories over the counter... and about once every 3 years or so, a pair of boardshorts. (Yea... they're pretty tattered, faded, and wax impregnated by the time I buy a new pair.) The only thing I don't buy in a local surf shop are fins, because they never carry the kind I prefer. But if they did, I'd buy them there, too. I don't wear "surfwear" clothing unless it's a local brand, or somebody gave it to me. Most of that stuff is crap anyway. Yea... it might cost a few bucks more, but by supporting my local shops, I hope they're there when I need them... like that emergency pair of new 5mm gloves I bought for that last swell. If they were out of business, I'd be sitting on the beach waiting for my package from China.
the company I am talking about manufactures alot of their wares under their own label, and it's high quality stuff. I scored some nice fins for half of what my local boardshop was asking. http://surfsource.net/
Mar 4, 2013, 07:59 PM #18
iv been readin some interesting things on here.and i agree with both sides on helping out local shops,and screwin the middleman.i didt check out the site,but based on hearsay,i agree with both arguements.local boards,little things from local shop is cool.however payin 20 for something worth 100 is a fair gain but probly fake.its like knock off louis v bags on canal street.there are a few big surfshops in jersey i stay away from like the billabong store,ron jons.those are big corporations who profit on slave labor.but helping out a mom n pop shop is the better way.i dont wear the fancy surf gear,too much for me,but i do buy used boards locally,and the occasional dvd,wax,leashes.
Mar 4, 2013, 08:00 PM #19
ps farias surfshop,and the wavehog shop are great people.thats where i get all my goodies
Mar 4, 2013, 10:03 PM #20