"This is a local shop for local people, there is nothing for you here!"
Lots of reasons really. Primarily however, we are a specialist oriented service dealing in products that have serious reprecussions if got wrong. We don't really want to take your money, then have to give it back again, until we can, or if we can, get it right. In our field, even something as simple as choosing a headlamp with the wrong tint and CRI values could make a two minutes difference to locating a buried victim. Having the wrong antenna on a radio could mean the difference between getting help, or getting none at all. As it says on the Home page, there are lots of sites oriented for recreational users with shopping carts like MEC, Campsaver, and Sierra Trading Post. We, on the other hand, prefer to pass the 3.2% savings by giving the client the option not to use Paypal and have the Paypal fees hidden in the price, and to be able to pre-sale interact with the client if something does not look right. Anyway, this system seems to be painless enough for most of our clients.
It is not a requirement to submit an order form. You are more than welcome to email your shopping list and we'll get back to you with an estimate.
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