I read ads, compare features against price, factor in what is said on forums like this, ask friends, stick wet finger in air, then make a decision. For me, most times the dart sticks on Grizzly. Their Springfield, MO store isn't far from where my son lives and only about 2 1/2 hours from my home so I, essentially, do not have shipping, or even gasoline, costs as I am that way pretty often anyway. I have been happy with their products, delighted with service and just enjoy the way I'm treated at the store. Selection is great with something for everyone's budget. Bottom line I look for is value. That's a combination of features and price.
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