Off Topic Knowledgable Electronics Sales

Tboz

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Hello everyone. I need / want to purchase a new fish finder for my boat. Ive been to the big box stores and they really dont seam to understand the tech very well. Im looking for help finding someone who actually uses the tech and can be helpful selecting what i need.

Any help appreciated.

TBOZ
 

RyTek Marine

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No better place in Southern Ontario to go than to Angling Outfitters in Woodstock!!! Jos, Bosco and the gang are a wealth of knowledge and will not only help you now at the time of you figuring out the best setup for your fishing style but down the road after you purchase, have questions or need to update (they also don't charge to do updates like some stores do!).
 

RyTek Marine

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JB's Fishing Depot is also great and will have or can get in a great selection of Humminbird products!
 
If you decide to visit AO make sure you don't have any appointments booked after. Jos sometimes has lineups of people waiting to talk to him. Lots to check out in the store. So you won't get bored waiting lol.
 

hvyhaul

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Best thing with Jos, is if you have one of your kids with you, he might/will tell this you is too complicated for you and talk to your kid. :D:LOL::ROFLMAO:

Absolutely love that about Jos. 😁
 

Dewworm

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Yes AO is a supperfantastic store. My favourite tackle store. Jos is so full of info, if you are not in that area another place is in toronto called radio world, all they sell is electronics..very knowledgable..
 

Extra Virgin

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R.O.C. (Radio Operator's Certificate)
Angling Outfitters is the place to go for electronics. Just make sure "you are listening" while Jos tells you everything you will need to know. I on the other hand like to mess with his head by making him repeat things. Ask him completely unrelated questions. When he tells stories about bass fishing with Wayne Izumi, I'll interrupt him and say who? Never heard of the guy? Isn't he a horse jockey or a poker tournament player?

The added plus with Angling Outfitters is if you have any issues after purchasing anything, the staff in there will help you out with any further questions or guidance on how to use your electronics in store or sometimes if Jos doesn't have a lineup waiting for him over the phone.
 

rastam4n

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R.O.C. (Radio Operator's Certificate)
I’m not a fan of any of the retailers selling electronics for boats in the area, they are all too busy, and only interested in making a sale quickly.
My best advice, is do your home work. Go to all the local stores, take their advice and research each option online and ask questions on the forums, call the store back with questions, See if they still have time to talk to you.... do not buy the first best option someone shows you, pay attention to the maps that come with it, pay attention to what other accessories it talks to such as trolling motors, vhf, downriggers, fish hawk. And think about future upgrades like auto pilot or radar. Electronics are a big investment. And the choices you make now will affect the choice you have in a year or two from now
 

fizbot

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Don't forget about RadioWorld... often has the best stock, especially when it comes to all the various parts and accessories.
 

rastam4n

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R.O.C. (Radio Operator's Certificate)
Angling Outfitters is the place to go for electronics. Just make sure "you are listening" while Jos tells you everything you will need to know. I on the other hand like to mess with his head by making him repeat things. Ask him completely unrelated questions. When he tells stories about bass fishing with Wayne Izumi, I'll interrupt him and say who? Never heard of the guy? Isn't he a horse jockey or a poker tournament player?

The added plus with Angling Outfitters is if you have any issues after purchasing anything, the staff in there will help you out with any further questions or guidance on how to use your electronics in store or sometimes if Jos doesn't have a lineup waiting for him over the phone.
Certainly not my experience with angling outfitters.
In fact it’s very much the opposite.
They sold me a simrad Go9, never bothered to mention the maps need to be upgraded... did tell me that I was eligible for a rebate from simrad... that claim was denied.... I called asked to speak with someone who knows how to fix the maps, was told they didn’t have time, went in, was looking at buying a new reel and lead core, a scale and various stuff... was faced with a back log of other people trying to check out, physical Distancing is impossible in that store. They are under staffed, and overwhelmed. I doubt I will give the a 4th shot.
 
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