If anything, I use wax as an excuse to hit up the shop and say hi. Buck, Buck-fifty, two bucks, how much could you possibly be spending? Even if you surf as much as you can, the amount is negligible compared to gas, beer, booze, and whatever you might smoke.
In my whole life of skating I have never purchased so much as a bearing from anywhere other than a skate shop. I wish I could spend more money at the surf shop- but I spend what I can afford to (board bags, gloves, boots, wax, repair stuff, etc).
If OP is buying boards and wetsuits at his local, then it doesn't really matter if he's ordering wax on his own. Either way, unless his shop is one of those fashion boutiques (or 'extreme sports' bull**** stores), he should be showing some support.
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Thread: Best Place To Get Cheap Wax
Mar 24, 2014, 04:40 PM #21
Mar 24, 2014, 05:07 PM #22
How much are you looking to spend?
You said 300 bars...what are you looking to spend on those 300 bars?
Maybe if you go to a local shop you can negotiate a deal.
Out of curiosity how many boards do you have?
Mar 24, 2014, 05:18 PM #23Senior Member
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- Aug 2012
- Turtle Island
I want one of them Jimbo's bajas too.
Mar 24, 2014, 05:31 PM #24
I am so often amazed at how many businesses don't know how to run a business. We all have so many options as to where to spend our money especially now with the internet. Just a little bit of effort goes a long way at gaining and keeping a customer. Good quality service almost always brings me back and I'll bypass the others.
Mar 24, 2014, 05:59 PM #25Senior Member
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- Oct 2013
- Atlantic City
[QUOTE=Valhalla;226117]I agree with you here. I try to shop local whenever I can whether it's surf gear or whatever. Problem for me is my truly local shop (drive right by it on the way to my usual break) kinda sucks. QUOTE
DO YA TINK the retail guy is grumpy cause he's been combo-punched to the floor by
taxes AND internet competition??
Mar 24, 2014, 06:57 PM #26
Mar 24, 2014, 07:41 PM #27
Here's a humorous wax related anecdote.
I was at the 7/11 in Whalebone Junction. A goober from W Va pulls in. He goes in for a few seconds, comes out waving a bar of Sex Wax, yelling at his heffer sow in the front seat"Lookit what I got fer us!" His wife squeals in delight. I'da like to see the look on their faces when they tried to apply it to their nether regions.
Mar 24, 2014, 07:46 PM #28
Mar 24, 2014, 07:48 PM #29
Mar 24, 2014, 07:50 PM #30
late 80's early 90's. original segs wags.