Posted by Ken Kurtis on November 22, 2000 at 16:08:47:
In Reply to: Re: What do you want in a shop? posted by Max Bottomtime on November 22, 2000 at 15:49:38:
(Max Bottomtime wrote) The majority of customers making large purchases are new divers.
Just FTR, that's not true. (Of course, it also depends on how you define "new".)
I don't have the DEMA stats in front of me but they pretty much parallel what I see at our store which is still a heathly volume of sales (trade-ins, trade-ups, etc.) from experienced divers, and also a good number of sales from people who have been certified for a little while.
Perhaps if the statement was, "The majority of customers making large purchases are divers making their first Big Ticket buys," it would be closer to the truth.
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