I just noticed this small shop today, "Outdoor Sport Optics", it is offset from the road in a typical low-key Pocono strip mall which might be why I never noticed it before. I did a quick Google search on the name and found out they actually sold astronomy items (there is no advertising or neon signs outside here, you either notice a name of a business on a painted non-illuminated sign way off the road driving by or you don't).
Anyhow ... what's wrong with your marketing department? I even asked several other locals and they had no clue about it. I live 3 miles from this place, pass by it all the time (but never really noticed it) and I actually had to chase down information on the internet about it !!! The web site provided very little info and I did not see any way to check out inventory or order anything. Apparently it hasn't been open too long, but still - I always thought I knew about what happened in my own neighborhood. I guess they are not relying on local customer base to keep the doors open and maybe just a repair shop with only basic stock for sale?
Just a couple of weeks ago I spent a couple thousand on astronomy/astrophotography related things ... maybe I could have bought it just down the road if I would have known. At least did not have to pay shipping or sales tax for my non-local purchases, but I still like to support local business!
Is this business planning any local outreach programs to let the public know it's there or is this supposed to be kept a very low-key secret USA presence??
Edited by Poconut, 28 May 2018 - 07:50 PM.