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Welcome to December

It is hard to believe that we are now in December and Christmas is just over 3 weeks away. I hope everyone has at least started shopping for Christmas already. I know that my wife broke the seal on Christmas shopping in Norfolk, Va. on Black Friday with our son. They are shoppers and I am not, I just ordered presents online to start my shopping. We at the store are off to a great start and our guys in shipping are really dragging from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, huge numbers of orders went out our doors. We have a lot of inventory and and the people to get orders to you in plenty of time for Christmas, so order early if you can, and keep an eye out for our specials that we will be posting over the course of the holiday season. Handhelds, automobile, and sports GPS are all great gifts for the holidays, and available from our store. Don’t forget that we can always offer you suggestions on the phone or through email. Well off until Monday now so stay safe and check us out online at.

Cooler weather had to come and here it is

Yes indeed, we are experiencing cool weather for the rest of this week but it is still going to be close to 70 today with Carolina Blue Sky. A great place to live for the weather and I am happy to be here for it. Fishing tournaments are still happening and our Scott is expected to participate in one this weekend if the offshore weather forecast continues and let’s hope it does. We are definitely in the lull before the storm that happens during the holiday season. We get our last vacations in and get rested so we are in peak condition when answering the questions we receive. I have to tell you that I am not happy today because we had ordered a trailer to transport our equipment to ad from boat shows, about three months ago and went to pick it up yesterday in Charlotte and they did not have it, and offered no excuses or inducements to purchase another. Simply the worst customer service that I have ever seen. I did all the work in purchasing the trailer and I have yet to hear from the sales rep, not one peep. Well on that I hope everyone has a great weekend and stays safe. I will write again next week.

Sorry I am late…..

It has been a while since I posted here but I want to keep the readers up with what is going on at the GPS Store. We are back from the Annapolis Sail Boat Show and are gearing up for the holiday season for 2017 all the while finishing our third warehouse expanding our storage for inventory. Wow we are really growing, I remember when I started at The GPS Store we only had one warehouse and leased space to a Radio Shack. Times have changed and for the better I must say. I can’t help telling you that I will be on my way to Lebanon, Oh tomorrow to pick up my new Mustang and I am really excited about that. I ordered it to my specifications over one month ago and hope it looks great because I know the performance will be there. I am taking Garmin’s DriveLuxe 51 to direct me so I will be able to post an in depth review early next week on how it performs. I hope you all have a great weekend and I promise to post more frequently to the USNav blog. Take care and I will be back next week.

Touch down and turn around

Seems like that would be an appropriate statement for what The GPS Store is doing now. We are back from our final boat show of 2017 and getting those orders out the door to our customers, and at the same time receiving product and moving things around for our holiday season in 2017. Yes it is a different mindset for our sales staff, instead of discussing the features of a $4000.00 chartplotter we now have to explain the features on an Automotive GPS for our customers. Don’t get me wrong we enjoy explaining both because a customer who understands what they are receiving is a happy customer. We try to match our customers needs with the correct device whether it is selecting the right auto GPS for Grandma or the proper black box to add to Dad’s marine network so he can catch more fish. Well I am going to see if there is anything I can do to help out with getting our Annapolis sales orders placed and shipped to our customers. I will back later so stay safe.

Month end and then on to year end

I find that time goes by even faster when we get to August for some reason. Here we are wrapping up a very good sales month of September and entering into October and our last boat show for 2017. If you are in the Washington, DC, Baltimore area up in the Northeast take a day or two and go the the Annapolis Sail Boat Show and look us up, even if you are not buying, but if you are planning we can help. Brian, Scott and Philip will be at the show starting next Thursday through Monday the following week. Three of the smartest marine people in the country and I do not have a problem saying that because I work with them. It is my experience that the smartest people do not necessarily know all the answers but they know where to get the correct answers. well busy here at the store closing the month of September for 2017. I hop everyone had a great wummer and is looking forward to fall. We will be here to help with what you are looking at for your hunting and hiking needs. Have a great weekend.

What a wild last couple of weeks

Good Morning to all and especially to the people in Houston and the state of Florida you have our true sympathy for the tragedy that has happened. We here in coastal Carolina know what has happened but in true American fashion you will pick up what you have and move on. We are with you in spirit and would be happy to help you out in any way we can. Scott and Brian are busy this next couple of weeks getting ready for the Annapolis sail boat show. If you are planning on going please, by all means, stop by and say hello, we would be happy to just bat the breeze with you, or discuss any new systems or additions to existing systems you might have. We will have more on the boat show as the time grows nearer. Irma finally went through here on Monday night Tuesday morning with wind and lots of rain but watching what Florida received it was nothing. I still have a niece that tried to ride out the storm in south Florida that we haven’t heard from, and I think that is the way it is for a lot of people. We here at the store are still praying and hoping for the best whether it is in Texas or Florida.

Here comes Irma

True statement it is but we still don’t know exactly where she is going and what she is bringing to Florida to start. We here at the GPS Store are praying for our friends, families and everyone who ends up in the path of this monster. Please if you are expecting it don’t think you can just wait it out if you are told to evacuate please do. From what we learned from previous storms, those who do not listen to the authorities generally are the ones at the greatest risk. At this time we can do nothing more than pray for everyone and hope for the best outcome. I really can not think of anything else at this time other than to let our friends know we are thinking and praying for them.

Weather issues again.

I am really looking at the weather that is coming ashore in Texas, once again the U.S. has a huge storm that will undoubtedly do damage and we can only hope not do harm to individuals. I heard this morning on the weather channel that the first responders in the Houston area are estimating only 55 to 60% cooperation by people in that area. This cannot be good and only puts people in harms way. Lets put the crap going on in The U.S. right now, aside and pray for our neighbors in Texas. Well we are wrapping up a very successful Warehouse Sale, we were able to provide needed equipment at a reasonable price to our customers at the close of summer. I hope everyone enjoyed the eclipse and took the proper precautions as to eye protection. Traffic at the south end of Myrtle Beach was horrible as people came from all over to see a complete eclipse. I will be back next week with more information on the GPS Store as we move into fall and change focus on different product lines.

I am back

Good Morning Everyone. I am happy to be back and able to write to you again. It has been a little tough for the past couple of weeks but back in the saddle today. Here at the store we are busy gearing up for the remainder of 2017. We still have one more boat show in October and of course Christmas season so 2017 still has a good ways to go for The GPS Store and we are always happy to have a time and season to help our customers. Of course we have people tag teaming to take time off and on those times i get to help out in sales, which always feels great to me. We still have some great rebates being offered so take a look at our page of them to see if there is anything being offered that you need. Well I want to wish everyone a great weekend and I will be back with you next sweek.

The end of the week and I am at work.

Hard to believe that it is Friday and I am at work. I guess I am the pinch hitter for The GPS Store and I like that role. It feels great to sit down and start answering phones, and talking to our customers, some of which were my customers years ago, and they are still our customers today. We have had a couple of people gone from the sales floor but the ones remaining have made up for their absence. Don’t forget that if you are considering a VHF whether handheld or dash mount, Standard Horizon’s rebates run out on Monday night and they are pretty good, for example a $204.95 vhf radio with a $40.00 mail in rebate, you really can’t beat the price. It is hard to believe that school is starting down here the 3rd week in August so it is time to think about a GPS for the student going away, something to make his or her travels in a new city a whole lot less stressful. Well until next week have a great weekend and I will be back then.