No ego involved with getting pro deals. As I previously mentioned, being a broke ass guide and perpetual college student throughout my 20's and into my 30's, pro deals have helped me significantly to take boating from a job into a Hobbie. I can respect where your coming from suggesting that where you come from, it's not proper etiquette to ask what percent of a discount is offered to guides, but where I am coming from is that they're is a lot of competition out there, and If I am interested in making a purchase, I do my homework, and cost factors into that. Furthermore, my experience with guiding and pro deals is that when you work on commercialized rivers, dealers want you to be an advocate and advertise their products to your clients. If you've guided then you know that people ask, what sandals are those, what kind of shades do you where, what kind of boat do you own. That's all. Thanks for not being a dick about it, and for Bowing out. Finally graduated, have a 9-5, and continue to guide, but having kids is expensive, so pro deals still help. Also, as mentioned earlier, RMR promoted their guide discount on another buzz thread, so the secret was already out there.
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