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Old March 22nd, 2007, 10:09   #37

It's not a question of if new product arrives in Canada. There is product crossing the boarder all of the time.

The known retailers are being attacked, many of them shared a single point of entry. Peter Kang and Wes were supporting many of the airsoft "resellers" and others were using the same channel so a large channel being shut gives the illusion of a well organized assault on multiple stores.

The successful people have been bringing in small amounts from the states or elsewhere, no bulk orders, no customes brokers but also no huge volume discounts. These retailers are never going to make airsoft sales there bread and butter but it is great for the sport and can put a few pennies in the pocket.

What we need is a community with a number of these small succesfull retaiers. I personaly have brought in over 25 units since Christmass. There has been problems some of the real steal hand guns have been seized but for the most part it has been fine. I know of others that are doing the same thing, some with no luck and some that are seriously infating there margins to the point where the product becomes unatractive for the buyer (less buyers = less players).

I think in short what I am trying to say is if the people that were selling the guns cared more about the sport then the bottom line we would not have the problem that we are having. Keep it small personal and under the radar and we will all do much better.
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