Toy stores sell toys.
Skateboard shops sell skateboards.
Why go to a toy store to buy a precision piece of skateboard equipment? Would you go to a donut shop for a meal? Would you go to a movie theater just to buy pop corn and a soda?
No one should throw away their money on inferior skateboard equipment, but not everyone knows that indie skate shops are the ONLY place to buy quality skateboard equipment.
Help the unwitting and downloading these SYLSS "Crappy Skateboard" WARNING LABELS (4-up PDF files) and stick 'em on those crappy products you encounter.
Only independent skateboard shops sell quality products that won't break or fall apart in the first 10 minutes of use. Boards purchased from crappy department stores and gluttonous box-stores are unsafe and will usually result in unnecessary injuries.
Wise up and buy from your local skate shop. They are the only ones who care about you and ensuring you get high quality equipment. Department stores only want your money. Independent skate shops want to keep you as a customer by helping you get the best available products.
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