Hoyt dealers also have a MINIMUM price they are allowed to charge for some...or maby all of their bows, if they get caught trying to undersell they get their butts in a sling too, so expect baargain basement prices unless you have a dealer that is tempting fate......
We cannot sell via internet or mail order, we also cannot advertise prices. As for minimum prices, there's no such thing. If we want to make $5 on a bow, thats fine. We'll be filling bankruptcy shortly after. By the way support your local bow shops, when was the last time cabela's properly set up a bow specifically for you?
I really want to buy from a local dealer. I guess I will just have to drive 60 to 100 miles to do it. The guy that owns my local shop is a nice guy and I don't want to take my business elsewhere, but I just hate to pay an extra 60 bucks for local service. He is the only bow shop in a large enough city and he has everything priced higher than a cat's butt.
I guess I will bite the bullet and pay the extra if I can't find a dealer ( within 70 miles) that has what I want in stock.
If money weren't a factor then I wouldn't have a problem, but on my budget every dollar counts and the 60 bucks extra I would have to pay on the bow might mean 60 dollars in accesories I 'll have to pass on.
I have contacted a couple of on-line dealers and they offered to sell me a bow, but didn't have what I wanted in stock. Now that I know that is not the right thing for them to do, I won't buy off the net.
Maybe I can bluff the guy enough to get him down oh his price
I talked to Hoyt customer service on friday, 7/11/03,about this very subject and was told it only pertained to the current model year. Someone else could talk to customer service and get an entirely different response as it has happened on other subjects before. Just THO...
It is not against the law for a company to set the minimum price to get for an item. It is illegal for a number of companies to get together and fix prices to control the market for a product.
As for getting low prices via mailorder, some Hoyt dealers will sell used bows at a good price mail order. You don't get the warrantee, but you are getting a good deal and if the dealer is reputable you will get a warantee from the dealer. If it is truly a defect then Hoyt will likely fix the bow anyway.
As an example of this, Hoyt has replaced several Avalon risers that have cracked even though the owner wasn't the original owner or the original warantee had expired.
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