2020 ups to 2021 downs
- May 4, 2011
- Reaction score
- Georgia, via Indy
Maybe they should have done Undercover Boss!!Although I hate to see any business file or go under it doesn't suprise me, their service at the stores I went to in Fla was terrible, it was truly like they hated being there and passed that attitude on to the customer.
I have found the guys at the Brandon store to be friendly, but not very knowledgeable. The dale Mabry store was the opposite, knowledgeable but pushy, and lose interest if they get the feeling you won't buy right then.Im on the flipside as I like Edwin Watts. I think there stores are stocked better than just about everybody in that they have full lines from just about every major brand out there including Bridgestone and Wilson Staff.
Their staff is quite knowledgeable, but unlike the others do not harass you with wrong info and push you into a sale. They can answer questions however.
I also like their CEO quite a bit. John is a bright man and in a tough age of retail and growing costs due to things out of their control (ie govt), has stayed the course with growth. However this year hit them (like many) and weather played a huge role in that. Many companies including some of the biggest in the world got killed because of the weather.
And to the poster that says "how do you open and then file". Its easy. While grand openings exist and are called opening of stores, those take major time to do. It was all part of a growth structure set out that put this company on the map. It made sense and their growth was in the right areas. They did not expand nationally or try to compete with Dicks/Golf Galaxy machine. The worst decision ever would have been to pump all the money for 14 months into opening a store and then not finish due to funds. Grand openings immediately add an influx of cash (albeit small) and make for an attractive purchaser if that is the way this goes. Not everything is a conspiracy theory.