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#1 SwatDawg335

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 05:56 PM

So I've had this idea for a while, and I think I want to start it off in 2016.  For the last couple of years I've been thinking about the tracking the recurring annual sales from various tactical gear places that I shop online.  The idea would be to track the sales year after year and try to get a profile for when certain sites have sales, and what kind of discounts to expect.  This way I could better plan my purchases around those sales.  

 

Initially I was thinking that it would come in the form of a spreadsheet where I can track what sales have happened, and when.  But today I got to thinking that the same thing could be logged in a google calendar.  It would give a visual representation of when the deals have happened, and when they are likely to reoccur.  The calendar could be subscribed to by anyone.  And if anyone else would be interested in contributing to the data entry, I'm sure we could get that worked out as well.

 

Just curious if anyone else would be interested in this sort of thing, and if so would anyone like to contribute?


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 08:58 PM

This actually sounds like a great idea. I would certainly be interested in contributing.
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 03:37 PM

Things like this are why I need to work an absurd amount of side jobs.

 

I'm in.


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#4 SwatDawg335

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 03:39 PM

I'm still in the planning phase, but it shouldn't take much to get the project off the ground.  I'll PM you guys and we can start an email chain to get the ball rolling.  Once we've got a format pulled together we can make it public.  If anyone else wants to help either post it here or PM me.  


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#5 DStevenson

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 03:45 PM

This is a really good idea, don't tell SKD this little plan... they may just throw wrenches in it for giggles.


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#6 SwatDawg335

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 04:15 PM

This is a really good idea, don't tell SKD this little plan... they may just throw wrenches in it for giggles.

Son's-a-bitches!


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 04:32 PM

I'm in... 


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#8 Rob Henderson

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:24 PM

Sounds like we need to mix things up this year...


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:59 PM

Sounds like we need to mix things up this year...

Wait... Who invited you, Rob?!  


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:24 PM

Just put in my first event. It's actually not that bad once you get used to it. It's a fantastic idea. The more people we have on board, the better!


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 02:38 AM

Count me in. Feel free to spam my pm in here when you're ready to kick things off.
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Posted 30 December 2015 - 08:33 AM

Just for transparency- (legit transparency, not how Politicians mean Transparency) We obviosuly have sales on cetrain dates because of the importance of the dates, but I know we try and have random sales to stop the "predictive" sales slumps. Most retailers notice a significant slump in sales right before a certain holiday or event as their customers anticipate enupcoming discounts.

I find our current sales model hilarious with the incremental percentage off. Its funny watching what gets bought seconds after midnight in a clamor.

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 08:40 AM

Son's-a-bitches!

You guys know me well! Some people just like to watch the world burn......

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 11:21 AM

I know most of us will probably watch The Dark Knight tonight or this weekend.

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 07:07 PM

Just for transparency- (legit transparency, not how Politicians mean Transparency) We obviosuly have sales on cetrain dates because of the importance of the dates, but I know we try and have random sales to stop the "predictive" sales slumps. Most retailers notice a significant slump in sales right before a certain holiday or event as their customers anticipate enupcoming discounts.

I find our current sales model hilarious with the incremental percentage off. Its funny watching what gets bought seconds after midnight in a clamor.

SOS

 

Your system of random sales all but guarantees that multiple times a month you get my money as it seems that there's ALWAYS a sale going on.

 

Not even mad, bro.

 

PS: PIG Bravos are the best thing since sliced bread and Ronald Reagan. They're my new patrol glove, and my new EVERYTHING glove. Used them at the range training today and DAMN I'm impressed. Super snug fit. Better fit than the Alphas. Holy shit Batman.

 

PPS: What's the deal with the coming soon with the glove pic on the banner at the top of the page?


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 10:16 PM

Your system of random sales all but guarantees that multiple times a month you get my money as it seems that there's ALWAYS a sale going on.
 
Not even mad, bro.
 
PS: PIG Bravos are the best thing since sliced bread and Ronald Reagan. They're my new patrol glove, and my new EVERYTHING glove. Used them at the range training today and DAMN I'm impressed. Super snug fit. Better fit than the Alphas. Holy shit Batman.
 
PPS: What's the deal with the coming soon with the glove pic on the banner at the top of the page?


Hahaha! Glad you love them. Pics or it didn't happen!!

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 11:33 PM

Got that bitch pig gloves, bitches love pig gloves.
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#18 Psybain

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 04:12 PM

You guys know me well! Some people just like to watch the world burn......

I love that scene, it's like they broke into my mind.


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 11:16 AM

Im in

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