Re: Many Thanks
John Monahan (YB50@MUSIC.FERRIS.EDU)
Wed, 19 Oct 1994 13:21:42 EST
>On Tue, 18 Oct 1994 12:51:13 EST John Monahan said:
>>this informal "poll" tells me to buy EUREKA tents from CAMPMOR, the
>John, you need to do a little research before your accept CAMPMOR as the
>source. Given the quantity you are planning to purchase, you should contact
>several sources for competitive bids. While CAMPMOR is often a low price,
>I have gotten better deals from local sporting goods stores when we were buying
>as few as four tents. jim Sleezer
Jim brings up a valid point and I hope I didn't mislead anyone into thin
king that I have abandoned all reason and sheepishly followed a single
course. I alluded to the fact that I would follow up with additional
information when it arrived, specifically I have requested information
from several national firms to get the best possible decision making
information available (being an accountant and a scout) I belive in bein
g very "frugle" with money, being the troop's treasurer I'm CHEAP.
I was attempting, in a very unclear manner, to suggest that the respons
es that I received had a very strong Brand and Distributor identificatio
n, that our friends on Scouts-L have had good success with both the Eure
ka product line, the Timberline model line, and Campmor as a source for
I would have been wise to file a disclaimer that this was from responses
and that it should not be taken as the only way to acquire tents.
For everyones interest, I have requested information from Cabela's, L.L.
Bean, Gander Mtn., our local scout office, several large sporting goods
stores, and a couple I have forgotten. As these folks respond, I will o
ffer to the list what they offer as to discounts, quantity breaks, servi
I believe we owe it to our scouts to be thrifty (not to say cheap) but
to get as much for the spent dollar as possible.
I would appreciate any additional feedback on sources for these since my
Nov deadline is fast approaching.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City