Buying equipment on Amazon

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  1. nocked-n-loaded

    nocked-n-loaded Newb

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    Has anyone purchased much of their hunting equipment off of Amazon? I've noticed that you can purchase a very wide range of equipment from Amazon and was wondering if there was any downside to doing so seeing that they tend to be cheaper on some items. Thanks for any help!
     
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    pastorjim08 Legendary Woodsman

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    I've purchased some hunting items from there. There's really not a downside as long as you shop around and compare prices. One big advantage is there's usually alot of reviews.

    Blessings...........Pastorjim
     
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    TKP030 Weekend Warrior

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    I don’t buy a lotta gear from there aside from like tree hooks and trail camera attachments. But I do read a lotta of reviews before I buy almost anything even if not on Amazon.


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  4. Hogs need lovin too

    Hogs need lovin too Weekend Warrior

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    I also buy a lot. Some examples just this year: summit climber stand, duck decoys and duck calls, broadheads, etc...

    Only downside for me is you can't look at it beforehand, which is not a problem if you already know what you want.


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    dnoodles Grizzled Veteran

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    I buy a TON of stuff on Amazon. Biggest downsides are potential counterfeits and not being able to try stuff on. I try to get around both of those issues by buying only Amazon Prime stuff...free returns and Amazon actually tries to make sure they don't sell counterfeits b/c it would result in massive fines. I'm usually in between sizes so if f I can't make it into a big box store to try on whatever hunting clothes I am looking to get I'll just buy both large and extra-large on Amazon Prime and send back the one that doesn't fit.

    I also have an Amazon prime chase credit card that gives you awesome cash back rewards especially for goods bought on Amazon. Prime doesn't always have the best prices but the older I get the less patience I have for traffic and people in general; I'd rather order online and not deal with people even if I have to pay a little bit more for it.

    UPS/FEDEX drivers come by my house so often they now know to just walk up the side yard and drop the boxes over the fence so as not to make the dog go crazy inside the house. He cracked a window trying to get at them last time they rang the bell. :biggun:
     
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  6. nocked-n-loaded

    nocked-n-loaded Newb

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    Thanks for all of your input! Up to this point I did not realize you could buy everything from bow sights to lone wolf tree stands. I guess I have been living in a cave up to this point. Haha!
     
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  7. WillO

    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I buy a lot, last week a Lone Wolf Combo 2

    I get my broad heads, hunting clothing, boots...... in fact nearly everything in our household with the exception of groceries come from Amazon!
     
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    Whitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Never bought a thing through Amazon.
     
  9. remmett70

    remmett70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    All I've purchased from Amazon for hunting is a Pack and a Camera. But since my local shopping options has decreased I expect more to be bought from Amazon. I find it hard buying clothing without trying them on first, but may not have that option anymore. I am going to need to take advantage of family trips to a bigger city making sure we stop at a Cabela's or BassPro where I can get hands on some of the things I might want even when not purchasing at the time.
     
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    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I love the convenience of it. I have ordered things Saturday morning and they have arrived Sunday morning.

    I broke my safety harness last Thursday and had a trip planned the following day, Bass Pro were out of stock so I ordered a new HSS harness on Amazon and it showed up mid afternoon Friday! (and it was $42 instead of $59.99 at BPS)
     
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    I purchased the "ANY ANGLE SEAT" made by HAWK, it was the same price on Amazon as in Hawks product brochure and got it in a couple of days, good seat it's basically used for trees that have a bent trunk, it's also comfortable. hope this helps.
     
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    mhouck06 Weekend Warrior

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    A couple hunting companies I did some work for were battling counterfeit items on Amazon a few years back but other than keeping any eye out for that, I love using Amazon for almost everything I can.
     
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    pick00l Weekend Warrior

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    I buy a ton of hunting and outdoor supplies on Amazon. Love it. Same with ebay and Walmart. Often times Walmart has the consistent low price and 2 day shipping included. Several times this holiday season I compared Walmart to Amazon, and purchased from Walmart based upon price. Fan of both.
     
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    I buy all kinds of stuff from Amazon, hunting and otherwise. The only thing I've ever failed to order on there was a wife but I never looked, maybe I should but I'm ascared of finding too many "good" reviews. Rita has a 5 star rating and comes complete with a free 30 day round of antibiotics. :lol:
     
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    You have no idea what you're missing out on. I have six kids and fourteen grandchildren and we did practically all of our Christmas shopping without having to leave the house. I think Amazon Prime is just about the best thing thing the internet age has given us.:)
     
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    I agree, it saves me a crap load of money. I don't have to burn gas or waste time going to town to get exactly what I want and most of the time the shipping is free on top of an already better price than local (with Prime). Since I started buying off Amazon I have probably cut 95% of what I used to spend at Walmart and a lot of that was stuff I thought I needed because I happened to see it in the store while looking for something I actually did need.
     
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    montec Weekend Warrior

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    Best place to buy trailcams. I even bought my Gold Tip Kinetics from there......no shop around here could even come close in price let alone when they could get them in stock. The big box stores kick the crap out of the mom and pop shops but Amazon is stickin it to the big box stores.
     
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    Hey Nock,

    We also noticed there was a ton of bowhunting equipment available on Amazon. You can get a lot of the big brands there - We've working on bringing it all together in one spot at https://www.jagend.com. The idea here is to put all the high quality bowhunting gear from Amazon in one easy to use website.

    It's a work in progress, but let us know what you think!
     
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    In the last 5 years I've bought well over $4,000.00 worth of shooting and now archery items from Amazon. I've also bought about $6,000.00 in astronomy gear. I've never had a problem with any purchase I've made thru them. But I do my research to make sure I'm getting good stuff and not knock offs. I love the reviews also just have to decide if the reviewer knows what he's talking about. All reviews are taken with a large grain of salt!!!!
     
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    I went thru my Prime history and about made myself throw up how much crap I bought on there....let's just say it was less than my down payment on my house but more than my college loans.
     
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