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is it okay to be truly critical of a shop here?

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before I post something, I wanted to know if it would be okay for me to slam a local shop for something i think many of us would feel is really bad in this forum?

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I'd prefer not. Everyone's had a bad experience at some shop at some time. The "this place sucks, they screwed me" shit gets tedious.

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If the shop wont be able to be alerted to your post and defend themselves, then dont bother.

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before I post something, I wanted to know if it would be okay for me to slam a local shop for something i think many of us would feel is really bad in this forum?
Your sentence is quite ambiguous. It needs some punctuation or something. It can be interpreted in one of two ways:

 

(1) Before I post something, I wanted to know if it would be okay for me to slam a local shop for something. I think many of us would feel (that to do so would be) really bad in this forum.

 

(2) Before I post something, I wanted to know if it would be okay for me to slam a local shop for something (they did that) i think many of us (in this forum) would feel is really bad.

 

I'm pretty sure you mean (1).

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I'd say if you genuinely feel that there is something the rest of us should know about this place, and you think it applies to the rest of us, and you think that posting here may either make things better at the shop, or help us avoid a particular problem, then go ahead and post. (How's that for a bad sentence?)

 

As readers, we ultimately make up our own minds.

 

I mean, why do we even have a "Local Gear Shops" forum if nobody feels comfortable criticizing?

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Well now we're all curious. Did the shop do something bad like give unsafe advice or do you just want to grouse about bad service?

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sounds like a personal problem, cracked.

 

no, a place that takes back returned climbing gear (ropes, 'biners, ice axes and the like) and returns them right back to the shelves.

 

does that satisfy everyone's curiosity? maybe they ALL do that, therefore, i decided not to post the shops name.

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I think you told us about this before. The store that starts with an 'm' and ends with a 'mot'?

 

Do the returned items still have the tags on them? If so, I don't have a problem with it, I believe that FF does the same.

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Isn't that what this forum is for? It may not be necessary to slam the business i.e "REI SUCKS" thread (ps get over it) but info on your experience may be useful to others, just as positive feedback is.

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Do you want to be critical of a local store, or of a former employer??? Your motives are clearly suspect.

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I like this store for gear, but found their policy of returning climbing equipment back to the shelves for resale to be pretty bogus. Their receipts should say "we take back climbing equipment" instead of 'no returns on climbing equipment'

 

Like Gort boy stated above, feathered friends does it, maybe all stores do it. maybe the no returns on climbing equipment is just a vacous illusory promise to people that the gear hasn't been used to snatch a car out of a ditch or attempted to be modified, then returned. I saw ice axes, biners, ropes returned and hung directly back on the shelves for resale. This didn't seem kosher to me.

 

Fuck home depot! Can't get decent snaplinks anymore.

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Why not tag returned gear "returned gear", if it looks undamaged, and sell it at a discount. I buy used ice axes, but would not want a used rope.

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