Seems hard to believe that I was just getting excited about our boat show season starting and tomorrow we are on our way to the last one for our spring season, the Atlantic City Boat Show. I know our people are tired and happy that the spring show season is ending but they also have told me how great it was to meet new people and see old friends from previous shows. We try to live by the saying that we “earn our customers” and are not just handed them. The GPS Store tries to take care of everyone the same and would like for all of our friends to pass on to their friends what it is like to buy from us. I can say the change in the time for the Atlantic City Boat Show should be good for everyone, better weather should bring out more people and with more traffic should go more sales. My schedule has been changed for the past couple of weeks and will be for the next week as well I am trying to take the place for some of our great sales people while they are in AC. If you are in the area stop by I might be the one to speak with you in our showroom. Take care of yourselves and I will write back to you next week.
Today is the end of the Miami International Boat Show and our sales force there will be knocking things down and packing up at 5:00 P.M. this afternoon. Immediately after that they will be driving home to Ocean Isle Beach to unload and then get some much needed rest, and back at full strength on Wednesday. We have had another great time at the Show meeting great people and making friends and of course providing great deals on marine electronics for our customers. We do appreciate their patronage. I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for a busy week, and i will be back to you later. Oh and if you want to see pictures from Miami the Show itself can be seen on Facebook.
That is very true as Winter Storm Orson blows through the Northeast with reported snowfalls in the 24 to 36″ at least and more in some parts of Maine. One good thing about it is that the areas that are being hit with the snow and wind know how to handle themselves in weather like this. I can’t imagine the devastation if something like this hit here or the west coast near Los Angeles and south of it. It is time for our team to start loading up the vehicle to travel to Miami for the boat show which starts on Thursday. We will leave here tomorrow set up on Wednesday when we arrive and be standing bright and tall in our booth on Thursday. This year Furuno has started their “Big One” rebate which will be allowed on qualifying purchases from the Miami and Atlantic City Boat Shows. These are large rebates and can add up to thousands of dollars depending on what you purchase. When you subtract these rebates from the already low show prices it makes buying Furuno a real smart play, even if you are not at one of these shows when the rebates are subtracted from our already discounted prices, Furuno is a bargain. Take care of yourselves and I will try to get back to you later this week.
I will bet that most people this morning are as tired as we are here at The GPS Store because of the Super Bowl. What a great game whether you are an Atlanta Falcons or New England Patriots fan you were fixed watching the television. What a game!!! I feel sorry for the Falcons they just ran out of gas on defense and couldn’t stop the Pats at all in the second half and overtime. We are a store divided this morning, seems like half of us are fans of the “anybody but Brady” variety or a true Patriot fan. I know for a fact that our Noelle is very happy this morning, after all she is from Mass. and wears her tom Brady Jersey proudly. Just a note about the boat show prices we have been offering, to let you know they will end today and may not be back again this boat show season. So if you have been looking at something on our site don’t wait to order. Scott and Brian are busy preparing for Miami which they will be leaving for in a little over a week. Well I see everyone is kind of tired from a late night here this morning so i will be back with you later this week.
A true statement it is, Brian, Scott and Philip are back from the NYC boat show and we had another great time there seeing old and new friends and customers. It is great to see familiar faces come up to the booth and thank you for your help with equipment that they purchased maybe last year or even years before. It just make you feel good about what you do, I am sure that a lot of the friends who read this blog have a similar feeling on occasion. In case you haven’t seen it we are offering some specials here in the store to go along with the sales at the Shows and here is a link to what we can do for you from here. Well our attention is turning towards the Miami Boat Show that happens in the middle of the month, and once again we are looking forward to some friendly and familiar faces; and warm weather too if the truth be told. I am wishing all of you a great rest of the week and I will be writing to you again soon.