We had a great group of people at my local west marine
. I needed to buy 5 group 31 deep cycle batteries (WM price
was $250 for a battery) and they gave me nearly 50% off. They matched the price
of the Deka dealer in Fort Lauderdale
. About 6 months ago they were all shipped to other stores and they brought in a whole new crew of young employees.
My beef with WM is they bought their competition and then raised prices and closed stores. Because they have no local competition, they became sloppy with their inventory control and rarely have what I need in stock.