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I'm changing my signature to "Boycott Natchez Shoters Supplies, Inc"

I began a quite personal boycott of Natchez a couple years ago when I found out that they won't sell to me because I live in Alabama. Nothing wrong or illegal, just Natchez won't sell to people who live in Alabama, Tennessee or Georgia. I can only guess that they value their sales to dealers in those states more than individual online/mailorder sales.

Every so often I have posted on threads when people ask about something Natchez is offering and they mention them in the thread. I post, asking them to boycott Natchez and explain why. Such a thread appeared on another forum today, and I made my usual response. But I have also decided to raise my boycott to a more visual level.

I'm fully aware that we are here to talk about Handi's, but we also discuss a lot of how to feed and care for 'em and I figure lots of us order online, and I just want ya'll to know that Natchez denies to me the same savings they offer to anyone living outside Tennessee, Georgia or Alabama. Apparently they think I should pay a dealer a higher price for the same product, and I ain't playing along no more. I've stopped buying supplies from the area dealers because of this.

I've written 'em and am letting them know how I feel about this policy and that I'm making my boycott more visual, I don't know if this will change anything, but I'm gonna let 'em know that there is at least one fella that is very unhappy with their policy, unhappy enough to let others know just how unhappy I am.

So I'm just asking guys, whenever ya'll buy stuff online to consider NOT buying from Natchez. There's probably a lot of folks who just simply went somewhere else, I've done that too, but from time to time they run really good deal and it would be nice to at lest have the opportunity to reap the rewards along with people who don't live in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.
 

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OK John im with you on this.no more buisness from this Michigan man.Midway will get all my mail order buisness for shooting supplies :wink:
 

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Looks like its midway for me too and yes my handi's like to eat alot // we may not be able to change their minds , but maybe we can hurt their cash flow a little!!!
 

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ouch i have heard that they dont sell to surroundin states??? but didnt know it for sure, i spend a few bucks with them , well really few hundreds in a yr,,,, but ill tellya i can spend it other places for sure, count me in,, no more from ohio from this guy
 

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Don't know about Alabama, and Georgia, but do know that they won't sell or send to Tennessee. Last year my wife ordered me a Christmas gift from them, and asked for it to be delivered to my Dad's house in Tennessee, since we were going there for Christmas. The salesman told her they could not deliver to Tennessee. The reason was sales tax. If they sell or deliver to anyone in Tennessee they have to collect sales tax, and they don't want to get involved with that. I can understand that. I heard later that year that Tennessee was trying to get the surrounding states to collect sales taxes for anything sold to tennessee residents through mail order or on-line, and they would do the same. They were trying to target states with large order companies (Cabela's, Bass Pro). Those states did not go along with it. The state of Tennessee was fussing about all the revenue they were missing out on from all the mail and on-line orders coming from out of state. I personally feel that this is the reason Natchez won't sell to Georgia and Alabama, I know it's the reason they won't sell to Tennessee residents.
 

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Never ordered from them, and now most likely, never will.

"A man has to stand up for something, or he'll fall for anything"
 

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Being from TN i fully support this Boycott and i think anyone boycoting this company should put it in their signature. Its been midway all the way but i would not even consider this place now.
 

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funny bunch they have a store in chattanooga i think and wont sell
to residents of tenn they say it has do with taxes or some cock and bull
story.....dunno
of course you can buy anything from midsouthshooterssupply.com
and give ellettbrothers.com a look
 

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I use MidSouth Shooter Supplies instead of Natcheap most of the time anyway...and have never had any problem with them getting shooting supplies for my Handi Rifles...but if Natcheap doesn't want to sell to our fellow Southern Handi-holics brothers...then I certainly won't buy from them...and.... as long as we are discussing getting supplies for our NEF rifles...I don't see why this post can't stay here... :wink: :wink: :wink:

I also renamed the post for you JPH45...cause it is very unfair of them...and needs some attention...

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Folks: I support you whole heartedly, many if not all the states have tried to band together and collect each other's sales taxes on catalog sales. They[/color] consider mail order a grey market. Mail order has grown into a billion dollar industry and the Gov.[/color] would just love to dip their greedy fat fingers into!!! Many buy mail order just to avoid sales tax. I've always said the way to rein in a run away Gov.[/color] is to cutoff the money. :x <>< Duce:
 

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JPH45,

How can you be boycotting NatchezSS if they already won't sell to you anyway? That's like saying "You can't fire me because I quit".

I have had good experience trading with Natchez and plan to continue to do so. It's a broad and competitive marketplace. If Natchez doesn't sell in your area, there will be some other enterprising company that will fill that void. I don't see it as anything to get worked up over.
 

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JPH45,

How can you be boycotting NatchezSS if they already won't sell to you anyway? That's like saying "You can't fire me because I quit".

I have had good experience trading with Natchez and plan to continue to do so. It's a broad and competitive marketplace. If Natchez doesn't sell in your area, there will be some other enterprising company that will fill that void. I don't see it as anything to get worked up over.
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So I'm just asking guys, whenever ya'll buy stuff online to consider NOT buying from Natchez
I think this says what his post is about...what's fair is fair...and since other suppliers can and will maybe with enough pressure they will...

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If Natchez won't sell to our friends in the south they don't need to worry about me buying anything from them either. I am sure some of my shooting buddies will feel the same way.
 

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Well, I'm an insurance agent and my market is almost entirely in the Midwest. I have a license to write business in Alabama and Florida but use it only for people who live here and own some property down south. I hope my customers in the Midwest won't boycott me just because I don't choose to do business in Georgia. And, I hope the good citizens of Georgia can find some way to manage without me. :-D
 

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boycott dump them

I have in the past considered ordering from Natchez. If those people don't want my money then I'll find someone who does. We are gouged enough without them playing games with us. I'M JOINING THE BOYCOTT.

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To each his own. I've done business with these people for a long time, and never had anything but good service. In fact, usually faster shipments and often better prices then Midway. They are in business to make a profit. If they could get the business from the states in question, and make that profit, I think they would. I will continue to order from them as before. If additional information becomes available, I might rethink my position.
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all i asked for was a catalog from natchez they said no but now if i was
in north carolina i could get one...nah dont need one that bad
 

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I think you guys who are boycotting Natchez are directing your anger in the wrong direction. You should be miffed at the states of Al, GA & TN not Natchez. The deal is these states want Natchez to collect state sales tax for them from their mail order and internet customers. These states are allowed to do this because Natchez probably has retail stores in these states. I can not blame Natchez for not wanting to do the extra book keeping, having to file tax forms with these states, sending checks off to the state tax collectors and having the very distinct possibility of having to contend with state tax auditors.
 

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Brett said:
I think you guys who are boycotting Natchez are directing your anger in the wrong direction. You should be miffed at the states of Al, GA & TN not Natchez. The deal is these states want Natchez to collect state sales tax for them from their mail order and internet customers. These states are allowed to do this because Natchez probably has retail stores in these states. I can not blame Natchez for not wanting to do the extra book keeping, having to file tax forms with these states, sending checks off to the state tax collectors and having the very distinct possibility of having to contend with state tax auditors.
I certainly don't want this to turn into a "don't buy here, buy here instead", but I can and do buy from Mid South Shooters Supply which is located just 1 hour north up I-75 from Chattanooga. They don't have this silly restriction. I probably don't spend $300-$400 a year on supplies, but it would be nice to be able to get in on deals that are offered to folks outside these states where it possible.

Thaks for your support guys, lots of good deals out there, just have to look for them.
 

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JPH45 I totaly agree with you. The way I was treated by one of their phone salesman I would not even give them the time of day. Didn't know any better called them up for a order butter would not have melted in the guys mouth till I gave my address then it was I will not sell to you (click) no reason why he hung up. I even called back just to see what I did wrong. Had to drag it out of them why. Heck they live and work in Tenn. and enjoy the tax system they should at least support the state residents. Sorry about getting on the soup box.
 
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