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    PETONE GUN SHOP

    Looks like Petone Gun Shop has closed. Bugga

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    I wonder if it's due to the boycott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driverman View Post
    Looks like Petone Gun Shop has closed. Bugga
    More details?

    Big assumption as there could be many reasons for the closure but If the recent negative thread on this forum assisted, well done. A victory for the antis handed to them on a plate by pro gunners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    More details?

    Big assumption but If the recent negative thread on this forum assisted, well done. A victory for the antis assisted by the pro gunners.
    The kiwigunblog has also been calling for a boycott of his store.

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    I believe the owner retired and no one wanted to buy the business.

    I haven't been there in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim160 View Post
    I believe the owner retired and no one wanted to buy the business.

    I haven't been there in years.
    I bought black powder rifles off him ~45 years ago (when I was a nipper) and he was quite a bit older than me so he would be really long in the tooth now.
    In those days he operated out of shed (might have been a tank stand) at the back of his house.

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    Like most businesses these days - a balance between turnover vs upgrading premises to changing earthquake standards - WATER TANK STAND?
    And like any 'old bloke' (me included), BS tolerance decreases in inverse proportion to increasing age.
    A business is worth more to the owner than what the market is prepared to pay - been there, done that.
    But customer service/happiness will always be a measure of any business success, mine was very successful - working 7 days a week to keep happy customers happier.
    And maybe that was what killed the Petone gunshop - unhappy/abused customers.

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    He was always reccomended around my circle of mates as the place to go, I always had a bit of a chat with him and found him knowledgeable and personable. Didnt feel like you were inconvineincing him when you went in like some shops make you feel.

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    Great store, very sad to see it go!!! Wished i'd been in the position to of bought it myself and kept it operating. A real shame!!!!!

 

 

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