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Eddy's Shooting Sports
12-19-2012, 1:25 AM
I don't know exactly where to put this, so mods please move as appropriate.

I don't know the folks at Templar Sports in Los Gatos, but I DO know what it is like to get a gun shop going in an uptight community. Someone has already attacked them on Yelp in response to the CT tragedy. I hope that every calgunner out there will go to their Yelp page and flag the negative post as inappropriate and uncalled for.

You can see their Yelp page here:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/templar-sports-los-gatos

I really hope folks them support them as they get going. There is plent of business in the Silicon Valley for several quality shops to thrive.

Cheers!

Greg

wjc
12-19-2012, 1:57 AM
Done.

MY GOD what a pain in the *** yelp is.

I felt like a Pomeranian going though that many verification hoops...IE only?

Can I give yelp a bad rating?!

philobeddoe
12-19-2012, 2:02 AM
I flagged it.

BREACH
12-19-2012, 2:05 AM
Yep. Flagged it too

chillincody
12-19-2012, 2:06 AM
I find it horrifying and downright insulting to the citizens of Los Gatos that a gun shop is opening, esp. in light of the Newtown, CT shooting that just occurred. This is a peaceful, law-abiding community and a wonderful place to raise our kids. How could a shop like this be allowed to exist here (or anywhere else for that matter, in my opinion). If the town cannot legally forbid this store from operating here, let's do our part, let our voices be heard! DO NOT FREQUENT THIS STORE. BOYCOTT IT! Hopefully, without customers, it will CLOSE. Let's keep our kids away from harm. Thank you.


wheres the :facepalm: gif when ya need it!!!


and flagged hope they remove it

FreshTapCoke
12-19-2012, 2:07 AM
Flagged it too

Eddy's Shooting Sports
12-19-2012, 2:12 AM
Very Nice. Five folks flagging a bogus yelp "review" late night. I revise my faith in the Calguns community! Support your LGS, someday it will be all you have.........,

wjc
12-19-2012, 2:13 AM
Very Nice. Five folks flagging a bogus yelp "review" late night. I revise my faith in the Calguns community! Support your LGS, someday it will be all you have.........,

Hey waitaminute! I actually made a comment. And it's 0200 am.


I look forward to visiting this shop when it opens.

What a great location for me to excersize my 2nd Amendment rights!

BTW, children are not allowed in gun stores.

MattyB
12-19-2012, 2:15 AM
They aren't even a "gun" store per se. They are a sporting goods store and they have this godawful POS attempting to put them out of business.

Yelp seems to be the de facto way to boycott businesses for association nowdays and only against the vulnerable ones. I doubt this person was reviewing Big 5 with the same biased and horrid fervor.

Help these people out, they need to support of the surrounding community to get going and to stay ahead of these amazingly ignorant people.

I have had the notion to do a similar thing to small businesses that are anti constitutional. Give them a taste of their own medicine. I know its stooping but if you can;t beat em, join em.

ASD1
12-19-2012, 2:15 AM
Done

Eddy's Shooting Sports
12-19-2012, 2:16 AM
Hey waitaminute! I actually made a comment. And it's 0200 am.

I am complimenting all of you that have taken action so late at night. I hope there was no confusion.

Yelp needs to be proactive about quashing irrelevant. "reviews".

khw9mm
12-19-2012, 2:30 AM
Hey waitaminute! I actually made a comment. And it's 0200 am.

And a very well put comment indeed!

chiselchst
12-19-2012, 2:33 AM
Reported/Flagged.

SA227driver
12-19-2012, 2:35 AM
Flagged the user and comment.

onegtalon
12-19-2012, 2:41 AM
Hmmm can't flag on IPhone? Gonna have to do it later when I get up..

Greg, thanks and go to sleep... :p


Sent from my iPhone
OneGtalon

Eddy's Shooting Sports
12-19-2012, 2:50 AM
I guess I should go to sleep.

See you guys at noon!

stingray4540
12-19-2012, 4:30 AM
I just went on to do the same. All 3 of your guys' reviews were "filtered" had to enter a capta to see them. This idiots review was front and center! Oh, and the "filtered" reviews do not affect the stores star rating.

P.S. Flagged and commented.

speedrrracer
12-19-2012, 7:56 AM
done

ACfixer
12-19-2012, 7:59 AM
EDIT: Flagged.

a1c
12-19-2012, 8:43 AM
Flagged the user as well.

SamsDX
12-19-2012, 8:51 AM
Flagged and left a comment that the review is completely and utterly irrelevant and useless. It's tough enough starting a business these days in this economic climate, and the last thing they need is some misguided rabble-rouser ranting about politics on a review site.

Laythor
12-19-2012, 8:54 AM
flagged

Korl
12-19-2012, 9:01 AM
Flagged

Eddy's Shooting Sports
12-19-2012, 9:19 AM
Keep flagging, but do not leave a review unless you have done business with Templar. A review meant as a retort is just as inappropriate as that rant.

Rob7.62
12-19-2012, 9:34 AM
Flagged

mud99
12-19-2012, 9:37 AM
Flagged

SgtDinosaur
12-19-2012, 9:58 AM
Looks like it is gone now.

Damn True
12-19-2012, 10:01 AM
Bravo to the folks at Eddy's in Mountain View, CA!

Laythor
12-19-2012, 10:16 AM
that troll is back and posting that the prices are high. the store isnt even open yet. Flag his post again, get him banned from yelp.

calixt0
12-19-2012, 10:18 AM
I went to flag but couldn't see it. only the filtered comments on the ignorance of the original post.

Ratboy
12-19-2012, 11:01 AM
Flagged the newest one...

Window_Seat
12-19-2012, 11:44 AM
Article from December 7
Los Gatos Gun Shop Owner is Templar Sports (http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/los-gatos-gun-shop-owner-is-templar-sports)

December 7:
New Los Gatos Gun Shop Causes Safety, Security Concerns (http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/los-gatos-gun-shop-concerns-neighbors)

December 8:
http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/town-of-los-gatos-issues-statement-on-new-gun-store (http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/town-of-los-gatos-issues-statement-on-new-gun-store)

If (according to one review on Yelp) there are going to be occupy protests in front of this place, then maybe we should show up too.

And BTW, the gun store itself didn't cause the safety concern, it was the residents who are stirring the fud causing the safety concern.

Erik.

morfeeis
12-19-2012, 12:03 PM
Signed up for yelp and even posted a review, hope it helps.

Cheung415
12-19-2012, 12:19 PM
Flagged her and I think I got her review knocked off too! Well, it was there before the flag and now isn't!

Marxman
12-19-2012, 12:20 PM
Flagged her and I think I got her review knocked off too! Well, it was there before the flag and now isn't!

Same here, was right about to post it

Damn True
12-19-2012, 12:25 PM
Sort by date. There are still a few up

rplusplus
12-19-2012, 12:30 PM
Good Job everyone. Thank you Greg for standing up for your neighbor. I don't live in the Bay Area but my dad still does. I'll let him know and at least send his business your way.

Window_Seat
12-19-2012, 12:41 PM
Anyone know what day this place opens so that I can go and make a purchase?

Erik.

HapaMan
12-19-2012, 12:44 PM
So, are they open or not? If they are, I want to go over there on my way home and personally tell them thanks for opening up and find something to buy.

FreshTapCoke
12-19-2012, 3:24 PM
Very Nice. Five folks flagging a bogus yelp "review" late night. I revise my faith in the Calguns community! Support your LGS, someday it will be all you have.........,

Your post was one business owner having the decency to support what is basically a competitor.

Was only following your lead. ;)

Hoooper
12-19-2012, 3:50 PM
so is it open yet or not? my understanding is they open this coming weekend, so I flagged the presumably bogus high price comments

iron cannon
12-19-2012, 4:45 PM
Ha ha, all the reviews and none of them have been in the store yet.:laugh:

gorenut
12-19-2012, 4:50 PM
Good to see it flagged out. Personally I can't stand Yelp. The people who run the site are kinda shady (known to influence ratings based on monetary gain) and majority of the reviewers are even worse. The fact that the site promotes people to try to be "cool" or "funny" in a review really shows what kind of credibility they're after. So many snarky/snooty "critics" on there.