In Part One of this article, I touched on what sets Ron Schmidt apart from the big box sellers. Having fantastic prices never hurts. Mix great prices with discounts to members at Ultimate Bass, makes for a killer combo in a sponsor.
Ron has been in business for just over 10 years now. Ron purchases direct from 14 different manufactures and 11 different distributors, giving the customer the best pricing available. Established in December of 2004, Ron does both online sales and has a brick and mortar store located in Burlington Washington. Within the last year, Ron and his wife moved the business to its current location on 321 South Burlington Boulevard. To say 2014 was an incredible year for the business is an understatement. Beat the Big Box Boys was honored with the 2014 Best of Burlington Award!
I mentioned Ron gives discounts to members of Ultimate Bass. There is a section of the forum where Ron will post percentage discounts, specials, and any discount pricing he can do. If looking for a deal, this is the place to find it. I have purchased a total of 3 Dobyns casting rods from Ron over the years and at the time of this article, I have purchased another reel. Ron’s pricing cannot be beat. Ron ships fast and always provides tracking for orders. These are just the little things that make the buying experience that much better.
All my purchases from Ron have been Rods and Reels. What a lot of customers don’t know, Ron sells all kinds of products on his website. Tents to boats, Ron has the sportsman covered. I mentioned boats, as I want to highlight Ron’s Sea Eagle inflatable boat sales. As the only dealer in the tristate Washington, Idaho and Oregon area, Ron is a major dealer of Sea Eagle products. I have heard good things about Sea Eagle Products. I have family in the Medford Oregon area that are very familiar with Sea Eagle Products. From the Boats themselves, to needed accessories, Ron has the angler covered.
I hope with this two part series you have gained some knowledge about Ron and Beat the Big Box Boys. Ron mentioned to me that selling sporting good products and helping the customer get the best deal around, is a hobby for him. Give Ron a call or stop by his shop for your entire outdoors needs. Tell him the Jayhawk fan from Oklahoma sent you! You won’t be disappointed.
Ron can be found at:
Valley Sports and More
321 South Burlington Boulevard
Burlington, WA 98233
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