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|05-14-2011, 04:26 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
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No More ActionVillage
Taken from PB Nation:
I am pretty sure they were known as "paintballgear.com" or something like that as well.
Last edited by shadow_772; 05-16-2011 at 01:35 AM. Reason: EDIT: I see what you did there mods :p
|05-14-2011, 08:29 AM||#5 (permalink)|
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Well IMO it's nice to see this. I've been seeing a slow shift in paintballers supporting mom and pop shops more than big box stores.
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|05-14-2011, 10:36 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Holy crud... I just returned an item I purchased from them (a lens that came pre scuffed, incendiary). I am so very glad I was able to get my $$ back.
But, this kind of makes sense... I was wondering why they had so few new mid to high end markers available and why so much of their inventory was 'sold out'.
|05-14-2011, 12:14 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
If the owners of the shop did not care enough to run the business well enough to take care of their employees, why should I.
Lets compare the number of people put out of work (or out of business) by Action Village. The numbers are not in favor of AV.
I hate to see anyone lose their job, especially if it not their fault, but don't expect me to feel sorry for a company that by its business practices put other people out of business.
|05-14-2011, 01:21 PM||#9 (permalink)|
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So before you go out with the 'what about the employees' yes its sad they lost their job, however at the same time the closing of action village helps companies all around the country because they now have less competition and thus maybe they can now hire on an additional ref as their in store sales increase.
Really though, selling paintball gear isn't exactly lucrative. They likely got over invested in it and when the average return on a paintball item is 15% or less that is hardly enough to run a business on. I'm looking at you planet eclipse leading the market in profitless markers.
|05-14-2011, 01:54 PM||#10 (permalink)|
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This is unfortunate for fields and players in Illinois, where their warehouse served as a storefront business. Remember that nationally, players don't usually have access to small stores and fields aren't often well stocked with their high overhead. Places like AV and ANS serve important markets. also, walmart is a big box store. An online business with one warehouse is still a small business. I knew the people who worked there, and I think a lot of the vindictiveness in this thread is unwarrented and based on incorrect assumptions about the nature of their business, especially locally.
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