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    Possible new shop in Nelson

    Some of the local nelsonians may be aware that H&F Nelson have bought out Stirling Sports in Richmond

    So there Maybe be another small "shop" opening up for reloading, ammo stuff, scopes, rifles etc

    Really depends on demand

    H&F having a monopoly in Nelson isn't going down too well locally

    Plenty of guys would come from Marlborough to go to Stirlings, going past two H&Fs in the process.......

    Let me know what you think, PM if you like

    Cheers Greg

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    You already know my thoughts but I am biased anyway as HF are not my cuppa

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    Sounds like a business opportunity KG. I have often wondered whether Auckland could support a decent private (non franchise) shop but learning today that there are only 6000 licensed firearms owners in Auckland and being able to think of six stores off the top of my head (with a seventh just having closed), I suspect that there is not much opportunity.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Where did the figure of 6000 come from Rushy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    Where did the figure of 6000 come from Rushy?
    Was in an article link on a thread her that gave the number and percentage of licence holders by province.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    See the thread "You busy South Islanders"
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    You already know my thoughts but I am biased anyway as HF are not my cuppa
    +1 you no what I said



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    Are you looking at opening a shop up?

    I say go for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Was in an article link on a thread her that gave the number and percentage of licence holders by province.
    Auckland district is basically old Auckland city, great barrier Is and waiheke, so a pissy little area.
    Your forgetting counties/manukau and waitemata districts.

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    In the past it is entirely likely that a couple of shops locally that have closed haven't been helped by the guys behind the counter giving healthy discounts & great deals.

    It is a fine line between giving good clients a great deal/discount to keep their valued custom & making an acceptable profit....

    Non-acceptable profit eventually means no shop, no matter how you cut it....

    Overheads on a traditional shop are pretty high & shops face severe competition from the internet as illustrated constantly on this forum & others

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    Yeh well I fucked up and got that wrong. The 6,000 is just for the area covered by the Auckland Central Police. Over 30,000 holders in the region.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Who owns H&F in Nelson now ?
    Is it still that kid that looks like Hugo from the old Kentucky Fried Chicken add .

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Control View Post
    Who owns H&F in Nelson now ?
    Is it still that kid that looks like Hugo from the old Kentucky Fried Chicken add .

    Ken
    Affirmative

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
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    God help you all .
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    FALL IN LOVE WITH THE NUMBERS , NOT THE IDEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Control View Post
    God help you all .
    Yes ...

 

 

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