Labor Day Long Weekend

Good Morning everyone and welcome to the start of the end.  Do you believe it that summer is unofficially officially over on Labor Day schools are back open and most vacations are over for the summer.  I hope everyone enjoyed their time summer and is looking forward to their next season.  Although the calendar says 9/21 for fall we all mark it as this weekend.  Of course our prayers here at the store are still going out to the families and individuals affected by hurricane Harvey in Texas and now Louisiana and hope there is no more loss of life or injury.  Seems off, to tell you we have a Labor Day Sale going on over the weekend but we do so if you have a need please take a look at our website.  I am wishing everyone a great long weekend and please stay safe and I will be back to you next week.

Seems like it has been a long time

Good Morning Everyone, I hope your summer has gone well for you.  As it winds down here we are hoping for some cool weather to cool the ocean and lessen our chances for hurricanes.  I am sorry to say that is not the case to our friends and neighbors in Texas who are once again bracing themselves for a major hurricane.  They are in our prayers and we can only hope for minimal damage to property.  As for loss of life we definitely do not want any but know that it would be a miracle for that to happen.  Stay safe our friends and to the people of Texas, where ever Hurricane Harvey heads we will pray for you.  We are wrapping up our Warehouse Sale and it was a great success for everyone, our customers and the store.  It is a great feeling to be able to give a customer a solution to their needs for less money than they expected to pay.  Well I am off until Monday and I promise to write to you next week with news about fall GPS values coming.

Clearance Sale

Now is the time to review your GPS/Marine needs like we do.  We have listed a number of products that we may be overstocked on, or we have received a discounted price on, and are passing on savings to our customers.  The Warehouse Clearance Sale< is usually one of our better ones because prices are clearly lower than at other times of the year.  We always look forward to this sale during our slower time simply because we have more time to review and answer our customers questions. Glad to see it is Friday here at the beach too.  Some of our summer traffic has left and returned to their homes, which makes it easier to get into restaurants and shows for us locales.  We like to see you come but are also happy to see you go and hope you had a great time.  School has started here and buses are running so if you are in our area please be careful and on the lookout for them.  I cannot wait until next week and hope to write you again this coming week.

Happy I work for the GPS Store

Yes that is a true statement I am very happy that a long time ago that Drew and Gina took a chance on hiring an old man to work here at The GPS Store.  since that day i have always felt like I was part of something that was growing and I definitely am.  The little store with big ideas on how to give its customers the best service in the industry is no longer so small but we still are offering our customers the best service in the industry bar none.  With that being said we still have a lot left to do this year.  We have another boat show, that being Annapolis Sail Boat Show in October and then it is right on in to the Christmas Season which is a very busy time of year for our store.  It is hard to believe but we no longer have a really slow time of year and that suit us fine.  We still have some great rebates so please review our Rebate Page for something that you might need before boating/fishing season ends.  and don’t forget to look at our Deals and Specials section too.  Well until next week have a great weekend and I hope to be back with all of you next week.

Still here and going strong

Yup I am still here and having a great week with everyone here at the Store.  They make going to work each morning a pleasure even when there is a whole lot to do.  You always have help is you need it.  Just a reminder today that the Standard Horizon rebates on their VHF radios end on Monday night so if you need a new radio time is running out to get a great radio and money back for buying one.  It hit home to me yesterday when i spoke to Andrew that school is going to be starting in around three weeks, which doesn’t leave a lot of time to possibly get a GPS for your student who is off to college in a strange city.  Travel in a strange city is always stressful and anything that can be done to reduce that stress is always welcome.  Well I have company coming myself next week, and we are moving to the beach for the week but I will be in a couple of days and hope to write again to you then.  Have a great weekend.

It is Friday and the work week is coming to an end.

That may be a true statement for most but i know of a number of people who work here at The GPS Store that it isn’t the truth.  There is planning to do for the future needs of our customers, there are questions to be answered for our Info email account, orders to be imported from the website, yes plenty of work behind the scenes and while the doors are closed.  Vacations here at the store are always staggered so we have experts to answer questions that our customers may have.  If you have questions don’t be afraid to call and ask us, we have people who can help.  Well I hope everyone has a great weekend and most of all a safe one.  I will be back hopefully early in the week with what is happening here at The GPS Store.

Long way to a holiday

Why does it always feel like the week leading up to a holiday and a day off seems to feel longer?  I guess that is the way it is supposed to be, so everyone can appreciate the time off and spend it with family and friends.  I hope everyone is all squared away and ready to just celebrate Independence Day the birth of our great country.  I am always filled with pride on the 4th just because i am an American, and I hope that everyone in our great country feels the same. Now is a good time to be looking at Garmin echoMaps we now are offering discounted prices and they are the very same quality combination chartplotter/fishfinders that were priced higher earlier in the week.  Our hours are going to be normal with the store closed on Tuesday which means neither FedEx nor UPS will be delivering or picking up on Tuesday.  I will not be back to you now until after the fourth so stay safe and have a great holiday.american_flag

Summer is here.

Although summer only officially started yesterday the warm weather it brings has been with us for a month or more.  Yup temps seem to hit around 90 every day but it really doesn’t get much higher because of the Atlantic Ocean.  It makes the nights great to be on the ocean whether walking or sitting out having cocktails or dinner or both.  Myrtle Beach has suffered some very bad publicity this week to their tourist industry.  I think that it is hyped by the media myself and is no more than any growing city in the U.S., especially in today’s social environment.  During weeks like this one our guys in shipping really work hard, not only getting orders out the door but organizing their warehouses and making sure stock is in the right area and there is a lot of inventory coming in.  I do have to remind you that Independence Day is coming very soon and if you are planning on travelling please make sure what you need for your travels is in working order and up to date.  From time to time I like to remind our customers that we still offer Automotive GPS and at the very best prices available.   Well I am off until Monday so please stay safe.

Did I surprise anyone?

I honestly thought I might surprise you by posting at the end of the week and not on Monday.  I wanted to give you somewhat of a recap rather than a forecast on the week.  We had a great week here at the store and got to both speak to and see some old friends and new customers.  It is always a great feeling to be able to solve a customer’s problem, especially when they are travelling and they feel like they up the creek without a paddle.  It is amazing to me what we can do, and our capabilities here at the store. We have shipped to RV lots, to hotels and motels and destinations more difficult than these.  don’t feel alone in your travels when you purchase from our store we will try to help you.  It is how we have gained our customers and continue to keep them.  Thanks for your support for our store, we earn our customers’ support and trust every day.

Long weekend lag

Good afternoon everyone and I hope you all had a safe and restful long weekend.  We here at the store are finishing up a great month and I would like to thank everyone for putting your trust in The GPS Store.  Without you I wouldn’t have been lucky enough to meet these young people.  I know our people take your trust very seriously and try to earn it every day.  From time to time we take it upon ourselves to call our customers regarding their orders, just to confirm that they have placed an order, and sometimes they haven’t, when this happens everyone wins. We try to look out for our customers and our store’s best interest and hope that everyone understands, and recognize that at times customers aren’t really happy about it, especially if they don’t get the messages until the next day.  Thanks again to everyone who makes the GPS Store what it is and what Drew and Gina wanted it to be almost 20 years ago.