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    Anyone know who's left on Martin's staff? With Terhune shooting OK Archery and just saw Gary Studt is now with Prime.

    Just curious who's left.
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    have no idea anymore

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    I don't think very many shooters. they lost some good guys hard to get feed back when you dont have a pro staff

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    that's too bad. a long tradition of quality pro staff members looks as if it will be broken.

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    It's a shame that their pro staff is pretty much a thing of the past. Look back 10-20 years ago and martin had the best shooters in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60X View Post
    It's a shame that their pro staff is pretty much a thing of the past. Look back 10-20 years ago and martin had the best shooters in the world.
    Dude....they still do. US!!
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    You got that right Clyde, marketing is huge but it has to be done in the right venues and 3D is a very small part of the overall picture.

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    Sonny the reason I do not stock thousands of dollars of 3D high end accessories is because they will sit on the shelf and wait for that 1 out of 100 customer that is into spending high dollars on 3D. Then of coarse what you have in stock is not the one they want anyway so you still end up ordering what that customer wants. To much money sitting in your inventory is not good for any shop owner.
    The main customers that walk in want hunting equipment so a shop would be foolish to stock what he knows he will not sell especially when it cost so much. It's simple business 101

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    I can see what Greg is saying. Serious 3D shooters don't really need a shop that carries everything they want or need. They know what they want and know where to order it, which is more than likely going to be some place like Lancaster Archery. The average bowhunter, by comparison, needs a shop that stocks the more commonly used hunting equipment/accessories. Even this stuff can amount to tens of thousands of dollars in inventory so a shop owner has to stock what he thinks is going to move out the door.

    Think about it. Just take sights for example. There must be 200 or more different sights on the market. There are probably well over 100 different rests. How many shops do you think can stock all this stuff. What's going to sell the most? Hunting supplies, that's what.

    Using Sonny's figures a shop might sell a half dozen of those $1500 3D/target setups a year where as he'll sell 100 of those $600 to $900 hunting setups. In all reality where would you invest your money if you were a shop owner?
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    Boys, I was noting hunting and 3D target bows as to advertising dollars 3D dollars. And while I'm at it, it's not just bow manufacturers that shell out 3D dollars. Sight, arrow, rest companies and more hand out contingency money. For ASA, cities or parks get contracts. Dollar value I don't know, but restaurants, motel and tourist attractions well support these city/ASA contracts. Metropolis, the city, had up for grabs $10,000.00 for the city shoot with a one time entry fee of just $20.00! Don't tell me it was out of the kinds of Metropolis's heart....

    Having been a manager of small shop I knew not to carry target items or bows. For special order target items I required 50% down before I ordered.

    Yes, Lancaster is the place to order target items, but the problem is we can't try out the item, even if just hands on. We buy it, it's wrong for our target set up, we're stuck with. Just last year I bought a "you gotta have" Doinker Supreme Fatty stabilizer. It felt "junk" just holding my bow. One shot and it's now basking in the sun over in Hawaii...if the new owner hasn't pitched in the ocean or some volcano.

    And for the bow hunting advertisement....How much was Laura getting from Martin back then? Said inexpensive photo shoot models get $275 per hour and usually one and two days longs. Yep, just hunting shows take hours and days of film footage before you get a 30 minute show. And the cost of hunting bow ads in those magazines. Lord! Those full page glossy ads aren't cheap by a long shot.
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