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post #20 of Old 07-06-2013
northoceanbeach
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Re: West Marine: A Love-Hate Relationship

I think by and large they are great. Some things have good deals like the good boat soap, compared to the hardware stores less than good and same priced boat soap. Some things seem rediculous and I wonder if they ever sell.

I'm just glad there are local brick and mortar stores where I can go in a look around, as long as its one of the big ones.

Some things like clothes and shoes you want to try on. I've got a couple pairs this year that I couldn't have tried on otherwise and probably would not have gotten.

They also have their own brand that I like. It's like a generic, but since it is west marine it doesn't feel like using generic mouthwash.
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