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      05-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Griots has officially jumped the shark

http://www.griotsgarage.com/category/about+us/where+to+buy.do

I really don't use their products anymore, but I still love huffing speed shine from the towel when nobody's looking.
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      05-09-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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kind of odd actually... an internet store that has gone to "brick and morter" ... usually the other way around....

I perfer to look and touch items that i am thinking of buying.. good for you Griots !!!

Must have been some hell of a deal with Advance auto parts..
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Griot's products are still amongst the best out there. Making some of their stuff available at a B&M hardly qualifies
as "jumping the shark". Advance has been really aggressive lately trying to keep afloat as O'Reilly & AutoZone keep
growing. I'm sure if Chemical Guys or Dodo Juice products (for example) became available at Sears next week no
one would be complaining. I, for one, would be thrilled not to have to pay the insane shipping & handling costs that
some of these internet retailers (you know who you are) charge.
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Not sure I agree about Griot's being among the best, but I don't see how their presence in B&M stores is any different than Meguiars being available lots of places.
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To each his own, of course. But some of Griot's line being available at one retailer (3400 stores total) doesn't
equate to Meguiars being available at every major retailer on the planet. I compare this to when a band becomes
popular (i.e.- mainstream), they're no longer considered "cool".
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To each his own, of course. But some of Griot's line being available at one retailer (3400 stores total) doesn't
equate to Meguiars being available at every major retailer on the planet. I compare this to when a band becomes
popular (i.e.- mainstream), they're no longer considered "cool".
Agreed, but Meguiars is still making much better product than Griot's, at better prices. Volume generally helps drive down price and this should be a good thing for Griot's.

To be fair, I am "that guy" that tends to only like bands that haven't broken yet. But I'll stick to primarily Menzerna, Chemical Guys and Optimum for the time being, and will continue to feel the love for our excellent forum sponsors.
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Agreed, but Meguiars is still making much better product than Griot's, at better prices.
While I'm a fan of much of Meguiars line, we'll have to agree to disagree here.

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To be fair, I am "that guy" that tends to only like bands that haven't broken yet.
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But I'll stick to primarily Menzerna, Chemical Guys and Optimum for the time being, and will continue to feel the love for our excellent forum sponsors.
I also use many of the more "exotic" brands out there and confess to experimenting with the latest and greatest. My objection earlier re: S&H was valid,
however. $10 to ship a couple of microfiber towels is totally ridiculous. It tends to make one shy away from some of our sponsors.
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$10 to ship a couple of microfiber towels is totally ridiculous. It tends to make one shy away from some of our sponsors.
Fair point, I'm a coffee snob, and my favorite roaster in Chicago and LA thinks it's funny to charge $18 of shipping for two 12 oz bags of beans, so I've stopped using them.

As for Meg, they're actually similar to Griot's to me, I like Griot's interior detailer, and I like Meg 105 and 205, plus Scratch X is pretty good for a quick hand applied spot correcter. Neither does every product perfectly, but I find Meg is a more consistent and better valued experiment if I'm trying new things.
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