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tkkshop

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Which Gimmick?
« on: February 08, 2019, 06:11:20 PM »
Quick question. You're welcome to elaborate or keep the answer short and sweet.

Which sales gimmick most attracts you to a ball company? Scents, neo marks, warranties, pins on the bottom? Or any others that I am currently forgetting.

Now, answer without performance as the reason. Don't say scent because my HyRoad rolled great... ready? Go!

 

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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 01:12:59 PM »
Made in USA at a minimum
Same for me but I don't look at it as a gimmick. If you can't STAND for our flag then MOVE !


If you only use things made in America, how did you post this?


Good point.  Unless someone is Amish or the like, I don't think anyone can claim to only use American made products.  :)
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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2019, 07:15:23 PM »
Made in USA at a minimum
Same for me but I don't look at it as a gimmick. If you can't STAND for our flag then MOVE !


If you only use things made in America, how did you post this?


Good point.  Unless someone is Amish or the like, I don't think anyone can claim to only use American made products.  :)

Most companies plastic is made in china…… most seem to give that a pass when taking a stand based on origin of manufacturer.
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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2019, 07:16:59 PM »
For me it is based on looks,  colors,  xouts available,  and overseas stuff available.
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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2019, 07:28:16 PM »
For me it is based on looks,  colors,  xouts available,  and overseas stuff available.

I was deployed in Okinawa till last april. I was so excited to get an overseas piece. Everything overseas where I was, was either motiv or storm. I had a chance at most of the overseas codes but needed a weaker piece so I ended up with a hyroad live. Still sad I didn’t get a gate or code in hindsight though

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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2019, 08:42:31 PM »
Made in USA at a minimum
Same for me but I don't look at it as a gimmick. If you can't STAND for our flag then MOVE !


If you only use things made in America, how did you post this?


Good point.  Unless someone is Amish or the like, I don't think anyone can claim to only use American made products.  :)

The OP asked the question of what inclined me to buy one product over another.  My answer didn't suggest I only buy from the  USA  but if I have a choice I will.

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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2019, 10:07:54 PM »
For me it is based on looks,  colors,  xouts available,  and overseas stuff available.

I was deployed in Okinawa till last april. I was so excited to get an overseas piece. Everything overseas where I was, was either motiv or storm. I had a chance at most of the overseas codes but needed a weaker piece so I ended up with a hyroad live. Still sad I didn’t get a gate or code in hindsight though

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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019, 10:44:30 AM »
If we're disregarding performance. I look at color because some multi-color balls just look too damn ugly rolling down the lane for my eyes to take it. I also tend to tip the hat for the companies that have stuck it out to keep production in the states.
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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2019, 10:56:54 AM »
For reasons to purchase a ball, we have:

-Colors
-Warranty
-Naming
-Where the product is made
-DOT/Dynamicore
-Vintage/Retro Releases
-Tour Edition
-Closeout
-Oversea's release

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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2019, 02:43:35 PM »
You forgot the Storm gimmick.It smells so good its got to be a great ball.The Scent

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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2019, 03:04:38 PM »
You forgot the Storm gimmick.It smells so good its got to be a great ball.The Scent
Nobody has mentioned it yet  ;) I was waiting for someone to say, "If the next Storm ball smells good. I buy it!"

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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2019, 08:45:52 PM »
You forgot the Storm gimmick.It smells so good its got to be a great ball.The Scent
Nobody has mentioned it yet  ;) I was waiting for someone to say, "If the next Storm ball smells good. I buy it!"

a few years ago I was visiting my PSO, getting something (or 2) drilled when this younger (20s) guy and his GF walked in.  he was joining his first league and wanted a his first ball before hand. Once they realized that storm had fragrances, that is how he chose the ball. 

I remember this for 2 reasons; it was funny watching him leaning over each to smell them and the bought the same ball I was getting drilled, the street rod pearl.


so, the smells do sometimes sell the ball!

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Re: Which Gimmick?
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2019, 11:25:02 PM »
Track just got me with the remake gimmick.  Fond memories of my Heat back in the day which lo and behold was already the first remake.  Snagged the last, second remake I could find on clearance for reasons I guess.  Oh well love how smooth that ball looks in ball videos and wanted at least one Track ball.
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