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Old 09-25-2012, 09:33 AM   #31 (permalink)
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This isn't exactly shocking news, how do you think paintball fields make money? Between paint prices and entry for the day a field needs to get $70ish or more from you to not LOSE money. If you don't like it nobody is forcing you to play there or to even play the sport at all.

At my local field they let you bring your own paint so I can go to the shop and get $45-55/case Valken but then at the field they charge $25 for the day and another $10 for a BYOP fee. If I drive down to CPX in Chicago they charge $80/case but hand out free day passes like candy. Either way I'm looking at $80-90 for a day of play, the money is just going different spots to make sure everyone involved still brings home a profit at the end of the day.

Unless of course you're speaking of Highway Robery; the act of putting on a rob while standing on a highway.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:03 AM   #32 (permalink)
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that Silver Ultra Evil isn't great...that's for sure. Whatever they did to that batch at the factory wasn't the norm.

usually around here paint is around $35-$65 / case depending on what type you get...
That silver Ultra from the PBGateway sale? Interesting... I have a bag of it and it was detonating every third shot from my Walz pirate but I figured the marker was too rough for the paint.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:50 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I dunno if it was the same stuff Gateway was selling, but every time there is a major tournament they make a batch of Ultra paint for it. that's the only time ultra is ever made...so the stuff we got up here in nor-cal (silver shell, yellow fill) was the leftovers from DC if i remember correctly. the company said they didn't have any complaints about it at the event (probably cause it was still fresh) but after the public got it everyone has said that it's the worst batch they've had of ultra evil... it's still better than most mid-grade paint, but it's just not up to the ultra evil standards, heh.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #34 (permalink)
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There also a batch of ultra evil with green shell with orange fill it was stupid brittle.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #35 (permalink)
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65-80 nz dollars, so 70-85 cents in the dollar per USA prices
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:51 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Unless of course you're speaking of Highway Robery; the act of putting on a rob while standing on a highway.
I've been holding back on a robery jke since the thread started. Thanks, I can relax now.

I just paid 3.50Eur for 100 rnds so 70 Eur a case, $90 a case?

The dudes were freaking out that I wanted 200 rnds at a time and eventully started running onto the field to refill me mid game.

I think they twigged that company event = not my money = profit!
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Lol, $65 is fair for field paint. I pay $72/case for Allstar and that's also a fair price.

Been out of the sport awhile OP? Paint is the cheapest it's been. If I was running a field I'd actually charge more for paint. Low or no entry fee and high paint costs to discourage the ROF race.
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Lol, $65 is fair for field paint. I pay $72/case for Allstar and that's also a fair price.

Been out of the sport awhile OP? Paint is the cheapest it's been. If I was running a field I'd actually charge more for paint. Low or no entry fee and high paint costs to discourage the ROF race.
$50-80 is usually the norm. I just hate it when field charge top dollar for **** paint. coughEMRcough.
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$50-80 is usually the norm. I just hate it when field charge top dollar for **** paint. coughEMRcough.
I agree. My last castle (Fall '09?) the paint was atrocious. It's actually what ended up taking me out of the game. It turned all of the guns I could get working into blenders. I don't know which was worse, the EMR Curse or that Monsoon paint.

Waynes is getting pretty bad with the paint quality as well. The last few games there were the most expensive, crappy Formula 13 I'd ever seen and it progressively gets worse until it's all sold off and they order more.
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I agree. My last castle (Fall '09?) the paint was atrocious. It's actually what ended up taking me out of the game. It turned all of the guns I could get working into blenders. I don't know which was worse, the EMR Curse or that Monsoon paint.

Waynes is getting pretty bad with the paint quality as well. The last few games there were the most expensive, crappy Formula 13 I'd ever seen and it progressively gets worse until it's all sold off and they order more.
It's one of the many reasons we left EMR.
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