Shutting down the store effective immediately.



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Offline T3PRanch

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Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« on: January 26, 2019, 08:43:19 PM »
Folks unfortunately I can no longer afford to operate the store due to total lack of sales and other issues outlined in this post. I have sunk most of my life savings into this venture and have had to deal with too much politics and too much money invested to go any farther with this venture. I wish to than Air Venturi / Pyramyd Air, AirForce and FX Airguns. They have been entirely instrumental in this decision. All but FX practice direct competition with their vendors which in my book is entirely unethical. You know the FX issues from a prior thread and the only thing I'll add is they did not even have the courtesy or decency to respond to my request to part company with them no respond concerning the last faulty gun they sold me.

I will still offer Airgun only hunting at my ranch but that is all!

Shame on all of you manufacturers and vendors mentioned.
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 08:54:43 PM »
Very sorry it came to this. Wishing you success in the future.
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 09:01:21 PM »
Wow, I'm sorry to hear this. This type of "competition" does not help smaller businesses and instead encourages monopolizing by the big fish....

Thank you for investing in and serving the AG community, and for offering at T3P Ranch something a little different than the old boring same.
I wish you well!!   :D

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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 09:09:44 PM »
Sorry to hear FX did not take care of their problems. Now I know not to support some of the bigger dogs out there.
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 09:13:33 PM »
Thurmond,
Thank you for making an effort to help in the growth of our hobby/community!
The world needs more people like you to keep it on even keel. Not all ventures work out , but nothing tried, nothing gained.
Good luck in your future plans.
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 12:53:32 AM »
That was a really nice site you had.  I booked marked it because of all of the nice offerings.  Sorry it went that way for you.  Money and greed sometimes blinds people.
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 01:25:02 AM »
Hi Thurmond, keep your head up! Lindsey and I are both always here to help with anything you need. 
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 01:25:14 PM »
Hi Thurmond,
sorry to hear about the closing of your business.  I can imagine you invested more than money into this venture.
Best of luck with your future plans.
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 09:06:52 PM »
Thanks for letting us know, sorry to hear it though.  Knowing when to let go can be hard, doing it is often even harder.  For me at least, once the load of deciding which way to go is done, the weight is gone and it only gets better.

I'm hoping that is what is happening for you.
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 03:49:52 PM »
Thanks everyone. It has definitely been an education. I did not realize the negative health effect it had become till today. I have had the calmest worry free week I have had in over 3 years now. Raising Cattle is soothing. Dealing Airguns is a Dog eat Dog game.
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 04:27:36 PM »
Sorry to hear never like seeing someone invest so much just to get less in return.
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 04:43:55 PM »
And I say a prayer for anyone that decides to attempt to make anything airgun a living.
Glad you had a less stressful week Thurmond.
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Re: Shutting down the store effective immediately.
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2019, 11:59:17 AM »
 On one part a bummer, but there are always people with air rifles looking for a place and a chance to hunt.  ;)
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