Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by Nestor Dut » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00


I'm in the market for a new cue stick. I have looked around and tried various
manufacturers. I will most likely settle on purchasing a Joss cue.

Has anyone had bad or good experiences buying a pool cue via the internet? Are
there any drawbacks, things I should look for?

Has anyone had bad experineces with the Internet Cue store (www.cuestore.com)?

Thanks in advance,
-- Nestor

 
 
 

Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by Glen » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> I'm in the market for a new cue stick. I have looked around and tried
various
> manufacturers. I will most likely settle on purchasing a Joss cue.

> Has anyone had bad or good experiences buying a pool cue via the
internet? Are
> there any drawbacks, things I should look for?

> Has anyone had bad experineces with the Internet Cue store
(www.cuestore.com)?

I can't reach them via this address, although infoseek confirms it's
correct.
I'd say that's a fairly bad experience!!!
Not sure I'd trust any internet service that can't keep their
web site on line.

Cheers

Glenn

 
 
 

Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by ranth.. » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I'm in the market for a new cue stick. I have looked around and tried various
> manufacturers. I will most likely settle on purchasing a Joss cue.

> Has anyone had bad or good experiences buying a pool cue via the internet? Are
> there any drawbacks, things I should look for?

> Has anyone had bad experineces with the Internet Cue store (www.cuestore.com)?

> Thanks in advance,
> -- Nestor

I would look at and/or order cues from a local vendor, not an "internet
store."  Two reasons:  1) You want to be able to hold in your hand and
see what it is you are buying, and 2) Some local vendors can get a much
better deal than the close-to-retail prices that most of the "internet
stores" have.  If you need a 3rd reason, it's a damn good idea to
support your local billiards and billiards supply establishments (esp.
over "virtual" stores).

Rob A.

 
 
 

Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by Rock Lalan » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> > Has anyone had bad experineces with the Internet Cue store
> (www.cuestore.com)?

> I can't reach them via this address, although infoseek confirms it's
> correct.
> I'd say that's a fairly bad experience!!!
> Not sure I'd trust any internet service that can't keep their
> web site on line.

Hi,

I would like to know when you had problems reaching our site.  We did
change our DNS setup with Internic last week, and were down for a few
hours.

Our site is up and running, and our hit count is very good, so if you are
still having problems reaching us, I doubt very much that there is
something wrong on our end.

If you have any questions or comments, please email me at

Thanks

Rock Lalande
Internet Cue Store

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Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by Micha » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00


says...

Quote:

>I'm in the market for a new cue stick. I have looked around and tried
various
>manufacturers. I will most likely settle on purchasing a Joss cue.

>Has anyone had bad or good experiences buying a pool cue via the internet?
Are
>there any drawbacks, things I should look for?

>Has anyone had bad experineces with the Internet Cue store
(www.cuestore.com)?

>Thanks in advance,
>-- Nestor

I just ordered one, with the promise it would be here within 5 work days.  I
ordered it last Friday, so they still have a few days.  I will let you know
if they come through as promised.
 
 
 

Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by Boyd M. Ree » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



> > Has anyone had bad experineces with the Internet Cue store
> (www.cuestore.com)?

> I can't reach them via this address, although infoseek confirms it's
> correct.
> I'd say that's a fairly bad experience!!!
> Not sure I'd trust any internet service that can't keep their
> web site on line.

Well, I just ordered a Porper case from the Internet Cue Store.  I've
never had a bad experience with them.

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Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by Micha » Thu, 06 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


>> I'm in the market for a new cue stick. I have looked around and tried
various
>> manufacturers. I will most likely settle on purchasing a Joss cue.

>> Has anyone had bad or good experiences buying a pool cue via the internet?
Are
>> there any drawbacks, things I should look for?

>> Has anyone had bad experineces with the Internet Cue store
(www.cuestore.com)?

>> Thanks in advance,
>> -- Nestor

>I would look at and/or order cues from a local vendor, not an "internet
>store."  Two reasons:  1) You want to be able to hold in your hand and
>see what it is you are buying, and 2) Some local vendors can get a much
>better deal than the close-to-retail prices that most of the "internet
>stores" have.  If you need a 3rd reason, it's a damn good idea to
>support your local billiards and billiards supply establishments (esp.
>over "virtual" stores).

>Rob A.

Please let me add a little to this.  I would prefer to use a local supplier.
 I just ordered a Predator cue from the internet and do not have it yet (only
been three days.)  My preference would have been to see & hold the cue I
purchase.  Then pay for it and take it home the same day; however, there is
no one in Tulsa that sells them.  I could not even find any of the billiard
magazines to try & mail order one.  Either they did not carry the magazines,
or places who said they did were out and were waiting for a new shipment.  My
only local option was to find a close alternative and get something else.  I
could have driven to Kansas City or Dallas, but then I would not be dealing
with a local either.  When you live in a small metropolitan area with few
suppliers you learn to improvise.  This time I used the internet.  If that
would not have been available I still would have purchased the same cue, but
not from anyone local - but just because no one carries them.  If you live
where you have options that must be really nice, but not all of us do.
 
 
 

Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by Craig Hoga » Thu, 06 Feb 1997 04:00:00

: I would look at and/or order cues from a local vendor, not an "internet
: store."  Two reasons:  1) You want to be able to hold in your hand and
: see what it is you are buying, and 2) Some local vendors can get a much
: better deal than the close-to-retail prices that most of the "internet
: stores" have.  If you need a 3rd reason, it's a damn good idea to
: support your local billiards and billiards supply establishments (esp.
: over "virtual" stores).

: Rob A.

While I agree with #1, I haven't found #2 to be true.  Every billiard
store I've been in within the whole state of AZ has cues for retail or
maybe 10% off.  If you know somebody (common tactic in pool sales),
they'll "get you a deal".  On the other hand, the internet stores are
very cheap.  I don't know why this is.  Every other product you buy
(electronics, furniture, appliances, cars,...) is below "retail".  I
don't know why this doesn't hold for cues.

I ordered a $470 retail cue for $337 from the internet cue store.  I
can't find it for < than $400 anywhere I go around here.
Also, I can't find a Guiseppe case that I want for < $100 locally,
while online they are $88.

Craig

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Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by Jef » Thu, 06 Feb 1997 04:00:00

just my own $.02.  although I would order a case or other accesories off
the net (and have done so), I would like to relate a little story.  My
other passion besides pool is playing guitar and they have many things
in commom... the main thing being that a guitar and a cue are both made
of wood.  WOOD... that is the reason that I wouldn't order a cue
online... each peice is different and until you feel it in your hand,
you never know.  I love my stratocaster, but I played 6 of them, the
same model, same year, that played like crap... I own a few cues, one of
my favorites is a cheap one that I loved when I first got it, but
everything else I have ever touched from the same company I wouldn't use
as kindling.  I would advise to buy somewhere local, where you can hit a
ball or two.
Just IMHO
Jef

 
 
 

Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by Fischer' » Fri, 07 Feb 1997 04:00:00

I ordered a cue and case from TICS ona Monday and requested that it be sent
next day air. Rock not only had it here on time, but e-mailed me a copy of
the invoice to assure the prices quoted were correct. I just wished they
offered internet service too!!!  Hats off Rock!



Quote:
> I'm in the market for a new cue stick. I have looked around and tried
various
> manufacturers. I will most likely settle on purchasing a Joss cue.

> Has anyone had bad or good experiences buying a pool cue via the
internet? Are
> there any drawbacks, things I should look for?

> Has anyone had bad experineces with the Internet Cue store
(www.cuestore.com)?

> Thanks in advance,
> -- Nestor

 
 
 

Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by John Weav » Fri, 07 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I'm in the market for a new cue stick. I have looked around and tried various
> manufacturers. I will most likely settle on purchasing a Joss cue.

> Has anyone had bad or good experiences buying a pool cue via the internet? Are
> there any drawbacks, things I should look for?

> Has anyone had bad experineces with the Internet Cue store (www.cuestore.com)?

> Thanks in advance,
> -- Nestor

   In defence of the Internet Cue Store. The wonderful place that it is. I
have bought 4 cues and 2 cases from it,(why so much well that's another
story) and I must say It is surely the best or close to it. I got the best
deal around, and if you know what you are looking for you can go shoot
with it somewhere else to decide if you like it. That's what I did. I see
it as the internet cue store sells production cues cues( Mcdermott, Joss,
Meucci etc.) and I've learned that if you've with one of them you pretty
much shot with them all.  The cues that I shot with in the store to see if
I liked felt just like the one that I recieved in the mail except that it
didn't have the big price tag. Hey, maybe I just got lucky, but did I got
lucky four times...doubt it. I leave with this you should at least give it
a chance they do have a return policy as long as it hasn't been chalked
and if your using the internet to post, conversate, play games and so on,
you can also use it to purchase without many many worries...

john weaver

 
 
 

Purchasing cues via internet from the "Internet Cue Store"

Post by ranth.. » Fri, 07 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> : I would look at and/or order cues from a local vendor, not an "internet
> : store."  Two reasons:  1) You want to be able to hold in your hand and
> : see what it is you are buying, and 2) Some local vendors can get a much
> : better deal than the close-to-retail prices that most of the "internet
> : stores" have.  If you need a 3rd reason, it's a damn good idea to
> : support your local billiards and billiards supply establishments (esp.
> : over "virtual" stores).

> : Rob A.

> While I agree with #1, I haven't found #2 to be true.  Every billiard
> store I've been in within the whole state of AZ has cues for retail or
> maybe 10% off.  If you know somebody (common tactic in pool sales),
> they'll "get you a deal".  On the other hand, the internet stores are
> very cheap.  I don't know why this is.  Every other product you buy
> (electronics, furniture, appliances, cars,...) is below "retail".  I
> don't know why this doesn't hold for cues.

> I ordered a $470 retail cue for $337 from the internet cue store.  I
> can't find it for < than $400 anywhere I go around here.
> Also, I can't find a Guiseppe case that I want for < $100 locally,
> while online they are $88.

I would very rarely shop in a store set aside as a billiards supply
shop.  I was thinking more on the lines of pool hall managers/owners.
The internet stores get their cues cheaper because they ordered
production cues in bulk.  Thus they get a slighter better break, and you
get a slightly better break.  But poolroom owners are sometimes tapped
into the market of suppliers/vendors.  I for example managed to pick up
a 94 Joss which had never been played with because the vendor had 6 left
in stock and wanted to get rid of them in favor of the newer designs.
So I ended up getting a ~$600 cue for about $300.  

Also, you would be surprised at the number of people who buy and sell
cues but aren't an official business.  I know a guy here who is a
licensed dealer for McD, Cuetec, and a couple other cuemakers.  It's a
tiny little side gig for him.  But he has the money that he can invest
in a dozen or two dozen cues at a time, and thus be able to get me a
good deal on some cues.

Those are the type of things that I'd look for.

Rob A.