quote:Over 8 or 10 what? Stores in a state?
Originally posted by Pablo: A common misconception. Small, independently owned stores in the USA can carry Amsoil. If the chain is over (8 or 10 or something) store, then it's considered "too big". The bummer is, though, you don't get the BiTOG discount, nor (and more importantly) do you support BiTOG if you don't buy from a sponsor. All the sponors here (OilGuard, Royal Purple, Redline, Mobil, Amsoil, etc) pay a fee to support this site.....corporate Amsoil does NOT pay this fee...I do.... I can see some people don't like stuff delivered to their door the next day or so. I love it, though....but that's just me.
quote:It is sold at GI Joes around here. It's a sports/automotive chain around the northwest. They have alot more than 10 stores - all of which carry Amsoil.
Originally posted by Pablo: A common misconception. Small, independently owned stores in the USA can carry Amsoil. If the chain is over (8 or 10 or something) store, then it's considered "too big".
quote:And how much extra do save in shipping? At GI Joes, I believe all the motor oil is $6, and the gear oil is about $9.
Originally posted by Pablo: The bummer is, though, you don't get the BiTOG discount
Just a bit of info to hold in the back of your mind: AMSOIL got a call from a company which wanted to carry AMSOIL in its many, many auto parts stores, but wanted to deal direct with AMSOIL (none of this AMSOIL dealer BS). Initial order would be $2,000,000. AMSOIL rep said he didn;t think they could do business. Guy got extremely agititated, and demanded that the rep talk to the big boss, and he'd call back next day. Called back, offered to raise initial order to $2.5 million. Got same answer-- sorrry, we can't do business. Some heated discussion later, the fellow who called said that he had been an AMSOIL dealer years back, and respected what Al was doing to protect his dealers. AMSOIL rep told him thanks, and that the day before he had given the same reply to another large national chain. Company must be doing something right--sales have about doubled in past 3 years.
quote:I count 22 locations in Oregon and Washington on their website. I think it's great that the Amsoil dealers help support this site, but I really hate the way they do business. Many of the Amsoil dealers are pushy and sneaky, doing anything they can to make a buck with their Amsoil. (I'm not talking about any of the dealers here) It also makes it hard to find for most people...if I couldn't buy any locally I would just go with Mobile 1. They could be making ALOT more money if they'd quit with this whole dealer crap...
Originally posted by Pablo: First of all Canada is not USA. Yet. Please check how many GI Joes. (There aren't that many)
quote:I doubt it...the one here would have went belly up a long time ago if it was independant. The parking lot never has more than 5 cars in it...most of them are employees. It's rather creepy when I go in there, so quiet...
Originally posted by Pablo: 22 stores for GI Joes - wow - I guess they snuck under the fence. Are they independently owned?