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02-26-2013, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Tikkanen View Post
That's the gist of it. If you're expecting their products to perform like the products they clearly are copying then you don't get what they're trying to do. I work by the Los Alamitos store, have been in a few times and have bought some supplies. I'm real picky about my equipment and would rather pay high end prices for stuff I really like, that fits and has some technology I like rather than go cheap and buy more stuff in a couple of months. But, they aren't marketing to me. I was told they are a consignment store so they get stuff that didn't sell in other hockey stores so they have cheaper prices. That was disputed in the ModSquad thread I believe but I'm just going off what I was told in a face to face conversation. Undercutting is needed in the hockey industry since we are now being sold $800 skates and $250 sticks and the prices will continue to go up. Still, it's a free market, you can buy what you want. IMO, Tron is a store for the player that is on a very tight budget, students, parents, people like that who would be using broken down equipment and now they can buy stuff that is close to high end without paying high end price. And remember I have no input on the shipping portion of their business since I have access to their store in person. And no, I do not work for them.
In regards to the first bolded section, price continue to go up due to (in part) the fact that people will continue to buy high end gear at those prices. Tron's market is different from those who have no problem buying high end gear at regular price. If you compare prices for top end sticks for example, from the past several years, they have all hovered around 250-310 (CDN). It seems that nominally, they have not increased by much.

The second point I would tend to agree with and having that position as any business is absolutely fair and admirable. What isn't admirable is how they go about presenting what they have to offer.

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