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durrell
08-24-2006, 02:30 PM
Well guys I hate that I have to be posting this so soon. But..

Carolina PBS seems to not be as popular as I anticipated. I've now been "Live" for 2 weeks and guess how many orders I have had?

0. Zero. Cero. Negative. None.

I, and many others, can't understand why this is happening. But I do know one thing, if it keeps up..CarolinaPBS.com will not be here for long. I have business expenses to pay and when I'm not making money, they can't be paid..

So this is where you come in. This is a thread asking for YOUR help. I'm not saying to spam, no one likes spammers. Not to mention you'll get banned. But spread the word to your friends about the website. Especially you guys who have already purchased from me. I think (and have heard) that my buying experience more than speaks for itself. I have several repeat buyers who buy from me, but they alone cannot keep me going. I'm going to have to see some business or I may no longer be your friendly neighborhood dealer..

Also. I'd like to state that I will no longer be accepting PM orders. If you'd like to order, I'd prefer that you do it through the website order system. This allows me to keep much better records and allow your ordering process to run smoothly. You also have access to invoices, tracking, etc. all from the website. You'll notice that I charge a flat rate shipping fee. This is because I ship from all over the United States, mainly from New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. It is impossible to narrow down the cost of shipping per product from which distributor carries what, so for now the flat rate will have to do. I feel as if a 10 dollar shipping charge is not too much to ask. The only circumstance you should feel you need to PM me are in those that you are looking for a product you may not see on the site. Although we have tried to include every product I carry, we are human, and we may have missed something.

So, in closing, all I am asking for is support. Some of my pricing may not look like the best, but I, as a seller, have to meet certain requirements for advertised pricing. I also have to make profit on items. If another person is selling a ton cheaper than me (good example is the Promasters at Action Village) then chances are, I can't beat their price. If it's a 10 dollar difference then I guess the choice is yours of who to buy from.

Thanks alot for those of you who read this,

-durrell
http://www.carolinapbs.com/catalog/

TheRedBarron
08-24-2006, 02:33 PM
Well said D, and you know that my orders would certainly go to you if I did not have my own shop.

However I have been suggesting you to everyone I have seen looking for gear and almost all of them say they will give you a shot, obviously either they dont give you a shot or they have yet to place their orders. :(

paintballer5646
08-24-2006, 02:38 PM
If I didn't quit playing paintball I would have bought a promaster, and my friend just bought a timmy, but is looking for an '06 ego, I'll be sure to send him a link to you're site and tell him to buy from you.

durrell
08-24-2006, 02:44 PM
Well said D, and you know that my orders would certainly go to you if I did not have my own shop.

However I have been suggesting you to everyone I have seen looking for gear and almost all of them say they will give you a shot, obviously either they dont give you a shot or they have yet to place their orders. :(

Yeah I know.

It seems most of the people I hear from are either impatient if I can't get back to them quick enough, or indecisive..and end up buying used. Or some or just play..dumb? if that's the word and go pay a ton more elsewhere just because. I just don't know. I'm at my wit's end here and can't understand why people aren't buying. :(

TheRedBarron
08-24-2006, 02:56 PM
Well I might just have a couple of cases of paint sitting in my cart, I think that I will checkout as soon as I talk to a few people, I have an idea so I need to work some stuff out. (Your paint prices beat mine on average by 2 bucks. btw :waytogo:)

bomberpilot07
08-24-2006, 02:59 PM
zomg i ned to drive my car more to advertise ;). ill spread the word some more lol.

Baozer
08-24-2006, 03:12 PM
sorry dude :( if i had a credit card i would definately order from there ^_^ considering that i actually live in the carolinas... wish ya luck

stylinbeaver
08-24-2006, 03:27 PM
I'm in the Carolina's too. What part?? If your in NC then I might stop by maybe. If your in SC, still might swing by there next weekend.

Baozer
08-24-2006, 03:30 PM
I live in Raleigh NC ^_^

didnt know anyone from north carolina used this forum board

TacTownKilla
08-24-2006, 03:32 PM
I wish we had a private message feature so we didnt spam up this thread :dodgy:

Sorry to hear about the luck durrell, Ill have to buy from the site now i guess though.

durrell
08-24-2006, 03:34 PM
I wish we had a private message feature so we didnt spam up this thread :dodgy:

Sorry to hear about the luck durrell, Ill have to buy from the site now i guess though.

Not anyone in particular's fault..I just need you guys' help to get it going. Because once it gets going things will get better.

shunut
08-24-2006, 03:35 PM
I think two posters above have missed the point of this thread.

D knows that he has my support and I'm trying to help as much as I can. D's prices are as low as he can possibly get them. Trust me, I've priced most of them. Any purchases help so lets get them rolling!

vwjimmy
08-24-2006, 04:03 PM
I will definatly hit your site next time.....(no more pms...;) )
Your stickers are running around Lexington, KY now and are at the local field every weekend too!!! :D

vikingshadow
08-24-2006, 04:11 PM
If and when I decide to buy anything paintball related in the near future, I'll be sure to hit you up but in the meantime, I'll put in a plug for you around here and on local forums....

Anything to help ya out!

Jimmyd24
08-24-2006, 05:57 PM
like i said before, try to open up an ebay store, you sell tons of ions on it considering you sell them for ten dollars less, it will give your site a ton more views and you will be able to gain patronage. check it out. when i buy my promaster i will check out your site.

Hossy
08-24-2006, 06:25 PM
I'm in the Carolina's too. What part?? If your in NC then I might stop by maybe. If your in SC, still might swing by there next weekend.


he dropshifts

bamf-hacker
08-24-2006, 06:52 PM
Buddy I am always here to support...

Sorry I should have ordered my stuff through the site instead of just IM'g you.

I may have 2 Ion sales for you, coworkers looking for guns.

WhatThaSmurf
08-24-2006, 07:47 PM
If I had money, I'd buy from you in the blink of an eye. Then I'd have no money again though. I'll spread the word around, but a lot of my friends don't really play enough to care, sorry.

phatphil
08-24-2006, 08:41 PM
I haven't bought a new gear for a while, but I'll come to ya if I need it D. Average how many hits and visits are you getting per day? I don't think you have enough promotion.

Softearmods.com started very slow with sales as well, even though I promoted my ass off. Now, I do not get a large number of orders, by any means, but they do come consistently. I would try promotion on local forums and the PbNation regional forums. Myspace, is as invaluable tool to boost your visitor count, go on there for a day and just add 100-200 paintball players. After that you should branch out more without work.

pbfreak3221
08-25-2006, 03:43 AM
D I just bought over 200 dollars worth of stuff off you

calebh
08-25-2006, 05:06 AM
ya, get a myspace. those help a ton. gonna put your logo up on mine with a linky. hope it helps a bit :) its already got like 2 bands, a kinky for guv banner, and xsv. lol. maybe i should clean it up soonish...

durrell
08-25-2006, 08:14 AM
www.myspace.com/carolinapbs

WhatThaSmurf
08-25-2006, 08:47 AM
Trying to add you, but MySpace sucks and there is some technical error everytime. I will add a hotlink pic to my page though.

marvin-martian
08-25-2006, 08:48 AM
me too smurf...

pbfreak3221
08-25-2006, 10:18 AM
D I bought 240$ worth of stuff off you so you have had at least 1 order

stylinbeaver
08-25-2006, 10:28 AM
Myspace is working now. I had to hit the add to friends thing like, 20 times but it finally worked. What did you get from him pbfreak3221??

marvin-martian
08-25-2006, 10:55 AM
i put you in my top 8

Jimmyd24
08-25-2006, 11:01 AM
yea i addded u ill put u in my top eight, name same as name here, but do chekcout an ebay store, it will help with your exposure

TheRedBarron
08-25-2006, 11:06 AM
Jimmy an Ebay store would just cost him more money...

pbfreak3221
08-25-2006, 11:47 AM
Red freak kit and red halo

Jimmyd24
08-25-2006, 12:20 PM
red barron, heres my philosophy, he is one of the few that can sell their ions for 190, and since there tons of people that buy ions on ebay each day, he would be selling tons of them, thereby increasing profit and exposure/patronage, even if he dosent open a "ebay store" he could still try and sell some of his inventory on ebay. that would do the same, he could also put a link to his website in every descirpiton telling people that hes has even more items, etc. in my opinoon i think its a good idea.

Hossy
08-25-2006, 03:56 PM
He doesnt have an inventory, he dropships.

matts right, you have yo pay an ebay fee to see stuff (a % of the total cost) and if he doesnt get what hes asking, he would loose money on a deal. which is not contributing to his success.

UKwithPride
08-25-2006, 04:18 PM
Do you only take paypal?

durrell
08-25-2006, 04:35 PM
Do you only take paypal?

Money orders are also accepted. I believe there's an option for them on the website. :)

Hossy
08-25-2006, 04:42 PM
i think hes asking do u take credit cards

durrell
08-25-2006, 05:00 PM
Yes I can accept credit cards both on the website, as well as in other ways.

Muddytaco
08-25-2006, 07:09 PM
Sad to hear its not going good. Once i get my parts list together i will be ordering a few things or a bunch if you can get phantom parts.

well this came today, maybe it will draw a few in:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/P8250002-small.jpg

TheRedBarron
08-25-2006, 07:12 PM
So shiny... the sticker that is.

splaturout
08-25-2006, 07:15 PM
Do you have a big confederate flag to go with that truck? j/k

I love seeing those here in MN next to the truck with the

"Get over it...You lost" bumper sticker

I am looking for a fan for my Dye Invision mask Durrell...you got access...I didn't see it on your website.

stylinbeaver
08-25-2006, 07:16 PM
Take out the tool box, replace with dog box, put a couple of hounds in there and lets go coon huntin. lol. Nice truck

durrell
08-25-2006, 07:29 PM
PM'd you splater.

Thanks for the support guys. It helps to know I have you guys to back me up..:)

leed
08-25-2006, 10:02 PM
I WANT SOME HATS DOC.

I actually do want to buy a hat. But you got offline earlier today..

UKwithPride
08-25-2006, 11:04 PM
Yes I can accept credit cards both on the website, as well as in other ways.
sweet, you'll be getting an order from me with in this week :up:

DFSniper
08-26-2006, 10:07 AM
D, as soon as i get back, i'll start buyin stuff. its just hard to play around here. and i'm gonna add your page right now.

paintballer5646
08-26-2006, 12:11 PM
D one of my friends said he was going to get an Ion from you, I put your link in my AIM profile, I hope it's ok.

durrell
08-26-2006, 08:13 PM
Ok guys I have something you can help with without buying. Everyday (once a day is all it takes), when you're bored..just go to Google and type in "Carolina Paintball" and search for the result that is my website. It should say Carolina Paintball and Supply, LLC. or something of the sort..that way instead of it being on the 3rd page when you look for it, it's on the first page...

If you guys could help me out with that, I'd be the most grateful person ever. And FYI, we're working on incentives and bonuses for buying from us, so that when you tell your friends to buy you can let them know what ther get for doing it..

marvin-martian
08-26-2006, 08:18 PM
will do

TheRedBarron
08-26-2006, 08:44 PM
I just did it and I couldnt find the site with safe search off but with it on I found it on page 3. just FYI.

marvin-martian
08-26-2006, 08:47 PM
same here...

shunut
08-26-2006, 09:02 PM
Yes, our site will remain low but more and more hits will move us up the list, but you have to visit our site via google so they can keep track of it. Also you might see an ad for us on the side of google and soon yahoo. On google they call them "Adwords", please do NOT click this link if you already know about our site. Everytime someone clicks that link we are charged but we felt that it would help us out getting new business. Thanks for everyone's help and we should have some sort of promotional give away soon!

paintballer5646
08-27-2006, 07:52 AM
I couldn't find you guys on google with safe search on or off.

durrell
08-27-2006, 08:57 AM
I couldn't find you guys on google with safe search on or off.

Try "carolina pbs" and "carolina paintball".

paintballer5646
08-27-2006, 09:33 AM
Found it.

shunut
08-27-2006, 11:34 AM
We have joined a couple free paintball advertising sites. If you go to our site you will see them listed along the right hand side. You can go there and rank our site but please, do not sit on your computer all day long and keep clicking these links. If they notice people doing that they will remove us from their site. Thanks for your continued support.

calebh
08-27-2006, 12:30 PM
added you on myspace. im the guy drinking the beastly can of coke :D

i searched for yall, and yall came up under sponsored links, but i cant find ya under the normal ones.

and what are yall talking about safe search? i only have that option under images...

marvin-martian
08-27-2006, 12:48 PM
click on advanced search and its an option

durrell
08-27-2006, 12:49 PM
Or if you click on Preferences you can turn it completely off.

DFSniper
08-27-2006, 01:11 PM
D, check your myspace

durrell
08-27-2006, 01:15 PM
D, check your myspace

Checked and accepted everyone, now all of you tell your paintball friends! :)

Victa_Balla
08-27-2006, 02:44 PM
I gave a friend your site hes looking to get into paintball.

TheRedBarron
08-27-2006, 02:58 PM
Try "carolina pbs" and "carolina paintball".
now if only we could get you onto the front page for "paintball" and "paintball store".

shunut
08-27-2006, 04:24 PM
Yeah, when I was signing up for google and yahoo per month to have paintball or paintball store as a key work was like $2500 each. So I passed on that.

pbfreak3221
08-27-2006, 04:37 PM
Hey D I might be interested in buyin some more stuff, do yuo want me to pm or post it?

UKwithPride
08-27-2006, 04:39 PM
Hey D I might be interested in buyin some more stuff, do yuo want me to pm or post it?
He probably wants you to use the site...

pbfreak3221
08-27-2006, 04:43 PM
I don't like to b/c I MO

Hossy
08-27-2006, 04:45 PM
just ask him through PM or use his sites...i think theres an email address there too

marvin-martian
08-27-2006, 04:56 PM
Hey D I might be interested in buyin some more stuff, do yuo want me to pm or post it?



Also. I'd like to state that I will no longer be accepting PM orders. If you'd like to order, I'd prefer that you do it through the website order system. This allows me to keep much better records and allow your ordering process to run smoothly. You also have access to invoices, tracking, etc. all from the website. You'll notice that I charge a flat rate shipping fee. This is because I ship from all over the United States, mainly from New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. It is impossible to narrow down the cost of shipping per product from which distributor carries what, so for now the flat rate will have to do. I feel as if a 10 dollar shipping charge is not too much to ask. The only circumstance you should feel you need to PM me are in those that you are looking for a product you may not see on the site. Although we have tried to include every product I carry, we are human, and we may have missed something.


first page first post

claustrophobia9
08-27-2006, 04:59 PM
Yeah, when I was signing up for google and yahoo per month to have paintball or paintball store as a key work was like $2500 each. So I passed on that.
you only have to buy the featured sites, and no1 actually clicks those.. its much better to "google-bomb" it, not neccessarily easier though...:rolleyes:

shunut
08-27-2006, 05:13 PM
I don't like to b/c I MO

There is an option for MO's on durrell's site.

Jimmyd24
08-27-2006, 06:27 PM
do u take paypal off ur site, thinking bout buying some fighter pants

TheRedBarron
08-27-2006, 06:33 PM
yes they take paypal, check out the site, it has all of your answers.

durrell
08-27-2006, 06:39 PM
yes they take paypal, check out the site, it has all of your answers.

Troof. PayPal/credit cards accepted.

bamf-hacker
08-27-2006, 06:47 PM
Well I need more stuff, when do I not need stuff, but I am waiting to enter the CPS Contest. Hey am I eligible since I help Shunut sometimes?

shunut
08-27-2006, 06:48 PM
You are eligible Dan, anybody but Durrell and I.

vwjimmy
08-27-2006, 07:18 PM
The way Dan upps his markers he is a shoe in!

calebh
08-27-2006, 08:22 PM
you only have to buy the featured sites, and no1 actually clicks those.. its much better to "google-bomb" it, not neccessarily easier though...:rolleyes:

ya, we should google bomb :)

twotoneman
08-27-2006, 09:15 PM
I'm gonna buy something defintly. If I like how the deal went down expect a customer.(Who's always in need of something)

marvin-martian
08-28-2006, 03:28 PM
we got knocked down one on google...

marvin-martian
08-31-2006, 03:27 PM
where did the google link go!?! i cant find it anymore

DFSniper
09-06-2006, 01:34 PM
checked google, the site is now the first result in the search.

durrell
09-06-2006, 01:57 PM
:) Yay! :thumbup:

Hossy
09-06-2006, 02:37 PM
Your 8th on every computer ive tried

the guy might of typed in Carolina Paintball Supply

marvin-martian
09-29-2006, 05:08 PM
hows everything going?

Sandman_Bravo
09-29-2006, 07:28 PM
Where's my $250 prize? lol!

pbfreak3221
09-29-2006, 07:50 PM
D, sorry for any inconvienace for my order through pm's throughout the past month or so

shunut
09-30-2006, 09:01 AM
Today is the last day for the contest. So make your purchase before 12:00am EST.

marvin-martian
09-30-2006, 09:38 AM
have the amount of sales gone up?

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pbfreak3221
09-30-2006, 10:11 AM
When is the winner going to be anounced, and how many entries are there?