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Fishing and Boating Season is now starting

Good morning everyone, I hope your week went as well as mine because I got to speak with customers for the GPS Store and help them with their orders, and I really like that. I also got to help Scott with stock levels so we can do our best to keep what our customers want in stock. I hope everyone is doing well and starting to get out and enjoy the weather. Pike season will be opening in the northeast in May so that is right around the corner. I recommend you start making arrangements for or prepping your equipment yourself to get ready. We will have a video on our website soon of how and what to do, it is in the final stages of being produced as i write today. Well I have to go for now but i promise I will be back next week to post again.

Great week in the Carolinas

It is a great week here in the Carolina’s. It looks like the weather has turned for good and the green pollen that permeates everything is gone so now my black car can be cleaned and detailed. Easter weekend is fast approaching and semester break in the north is happening this Friday so our area will be filled with visitors looking to shake off the winter blues. Just a note to remind you today is the time to look at your GPS if you are travelling. Make sure it is up to date and working correctly. We can still get you one if necessary before you leave. We are looking for ward to the holiday here at the store as well, some of us< like me, are travelling and others are expecting company in the form of friends and relatives. Boy, as a transplant myself, I look forward to those visits, kind of brings home back to me. It has happened on more than one occasion, for my wife and I to be out shopping and come face to face with our neighbors from the north who tried to slip into Myrtle Beach without calling. If you are travelling please be careful and stay alert to what the drivers around you may do. Until next week Happy Easter.

March is gone and April is in

I still am having a hard time getting used to it being April in 2017 for some reason. It may be because the weather has been relatively cold for the past week or so, at least that is what I am hoping. Here at the store March was another great month and our shipping and receiving guys need to be complimented for a job well done. Without them backing up our terrific sales force our store would not be what it has become. When you have the best of both things seem to run smoothly and you tend to take for granted their efforts. We still have a number of rebates being offered and a number of our manufacturers and a number of great deals being offered as well. I was looking at one with a customer this morning and a 5″ combination chartplotter/sounder under $500.00 with a $100.00 mail in rebate is hard to believe but true. Well I hope everyone has a safe Passover and Easter Holidays and gets an opportunity to worship their Lord. I hope to be back with you next week so stay safe.

Spring is here in the south

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend and the weather is finally warming for you so your outdoor activities can get started. I know here in Ocean Isle Beach, NC the weather is a spring like, low 70’s for the next week or so, and that is usually a sure sign it will not go lower until October. We have a green pollen that builds up on everything for about 4 weeks and it seems to be at the very end of it as well. I know, because I have a black car, that I like to keep washed, and about 2 weeks ago the pollen way on my car before it could be dried, but Friday was not the case, and just a little on it today as well. I know from experience that trout season is about to open in New York State and in the Adirondacks there is still snow on the shoreline in a lot of locations, so be careful. Also please check your maps and handheld GPS for your waypoints and make sure your GPS is working correctly. It could be the difference in getting out or spending a cold night in the woods. Easter is right around the corner and if you are travelling I am offering you the same piece of advice, “make sure your auto GPS is up to date with firmware and mapping”. Have a great week and remember we are here to help you

Hello again

Yes that is right I am back in the saddle again this week. Our marine season here at The GPS Store is now in full swing and moving forward. I see that Garmin is moving into dog correction collars and GPS more heavily than ever. I used to think that if you weren’t able to get your dog to come when called you didn’t take it into the woods for fear it would run loose and chase deer. Now it looks like you can use electronic devices to replace what had to be done before. Oh well, I will be on the phones and taking care of walk in traffic today so it is back to normal for me. Don’t forget if you are travelling for Easter make sure your GPS is up to date and functioning correctly. I don’t think there is anything more frustrating than having your GPS not give you correct directions. Have a great week and I will be back next week with some info on deals for the holiday.

Starting another week

A lot going on here at The GPS Store today. Not only is today Monday but as of yesterday we are done with out Spring Boat Show season for 2017, and it is cold in the south. That is right, it was 32′ this morning at 6:00 when I walked my dog, we are hoping that this is winter’s last gasp as the weather looks good for the rest of the week with rain on Wednesday to wash the pollen off our cars. Scott is already in this morning downloading the Atlantic City Boat Show orders so we can start shipping them out as soon as this afternoon. Today will be hectic as everyone has a little more to do to get us back to normal. I wonder what that is anymore as we always have something going on. Next up, Easter, so if you are planning a trip with your family and have an auto GPS please make sure your firmware and software (mapping) are up to date to relieve any stress for directions you may encounter, and if not we can help with a new GPS, just give us a call. For the guys and girls in the north trout season will open April 1 in some states so make sure your handheld GPS is working properly before you go out to find “Lost Lake” again. Short week for me this week travelling to Statesville, NC for a conference that my wife has to attend on Thursday. I hope everyone has a great week and I will write on Monday the 13th.

In Miami and going strong

Good Morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend we had a very good weekend in Miami and are hoping to wrap things up strong today as the show ends. If you are in the Miami area and are looking for marine electronics today will be your last chance until 2018 so go out and enjoy the show. We had a very busy weekend online as well a sure sign that things are ramping up for good weather in the north. The team will be leaving Miami shortly after 5:00 P.M. and driving through the night home and will be back at full strength on Wednesday. Please visit Facebook for the Miami Boat Show for pictures and announcements. I will be back to you later but until then have a great start to your week.

We are headed south tomorrow.

That’s right we are on our way to the Miami Boat Show that will run from Thursday through Monday the following week. It is usually our biggest boat show with the most traffic. This year it looks like Furuno is adding to the value of their products with their Big One Rebate which put electronics that are sometimes out of one’s budget back in play for a lot of customers. When you subtract the rebate from the great prices that we offer at the boat show you get a great value and product. Just the rebate from our normal sell price makes buying Furuno a great deal for a product that normally lasts years and years. I hope all of you in the Northeast are able to stay safe and out of Winter Storm Orson’s way. I have friends in Maine that are right in the middle of it and looks like that the 18-24 inches they got overnight will have another 18″ added to it today along with 60 mph winds. Now that is a storm, but they know how to handle it so I know they will be OK. Well back to helping the crew finalize what is going to go on in Miami, and I can’t say it enough but if you can go to the show in Miami you stand to get great products at great prices and see a great show. Back to you hopefully later in the week.

Whew what a game

I certainly hope that everyone stayed up like I did and watched the Super Bowl last night. The game was supposed to be done and over with by 10:00 P.M. last night but they had just started interviews around 11:00 so it was a late night for everyone here at The GPS Store. We have a number of New England Patriot fans here at the store but the majority of football fans here seem to be anybody but Brady fans. Most people are either NY Giant and Carolina Panther fans so that gives you an idea of why it is anybody but Brady. Today is the last day that we will be able honor our Boat Show prices on our website so if something interests you today may be the last day for the price listed. I will be back to you a little later this week when we get over the Super Bowl numbness, so rest up and get ready.

NYC Return

Good Morning, Scott and Brian are happy to be back from NYC but want to thank all of our friends and customers who stopped by our booth. It is always great to see our friends from previous years and make new friends for the current year. We had great sales during the boat show and we are now turning our focus to Miami in a couple of weeks. We have some pretty good specials online that we are offering for those of you who could not attend the show but if you are anywhere near one of the boat shows we exhibit at; it will pay your way to come and buy from us at the show. We are getting a tease here in Ocean Isle Beach today as the weather will have temperatures hitting near 70’s both today and tomorrow, pretty good golf weather to be honest with you. Here is a link to what we are offering on sale if you were unable to find it on our website. I hope you all have a great rest of the week and i will be back later.