Originally Posted by Randaddy
The photo doesn't keep coming up. It's part of the internets now. It is up. It's a part of history. I tried defending the guide on here before and these hippies crushed my spirit so bad that I'm going to get that picture tattooed on my chest.
Nobody is saying anything about RMA's lines here... I'm just saying that Dave always asks way too much for rubber. He'll price a $1300 ducky that he got for $1000 5 years ago at $1250. That's not supporting the local boating community, it's insulting them.
The nerve of those capitalist running dogs at RMA for trying to buy low and sell high. I can't believe they are trying to make a (dare I say it?) "profit" and continue to outlast shops who couldn't. Have you noticed how many sporting goods stores have either stopped carrying paddling gear or just plain closed their doors?
Let me see - that would make the customer's options:
1) Whine about it on the Buzz (check)
2) Shop around for a better price on a similarly worn used boat
3) Wait till the ridiculously priced $1250 boat doesn't sell and offer $750 for it. What a concept - a "market economy".
Regarding "tips", IMHO the guides who get tips are the ones who put on a good show, keep 'em wet when it's hot, warm when it's cold, and can scare the crap out of their customers without actually injuring any of them.
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