SailNet Community - View Single Post - West Marine: A Love-Hate Relationship
View Single Post
  #21  
Old 07-06-2013
paul323 paul323 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SF - South Bay
Posts: 506
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 5
paul323 is on a distinguished road
Re: West Marine: A Love-Hate Relationship

Like the rest of you - love/hate.

The staff at my 2 local stores are friendly and knowledgeable - never had a problem with the them. And as Cap'n Larry says, it's fun chatting with the cruisers who occasionally work there.

Prices are nearly always higher than elsewhere, sometimes appallingly so; I always do some research on the internet before shopping at WM. I like having a local business, with what I generally need on the shelves, and am willing to pay a modest premium for that. However some items are 50% or 100% more than , say, Defender; if those are big ticket items...well, loyalty only stretches so far!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook