Maybe my view is not the same as everyone elses on this, but here goes. I really don't care what a disc costs. If I find something I like and don't really have to go out of my way to get it, sure I'll pay more. I would pay even more if a course had an actual pro shop. I think having a business cater to our needs, ala selling plastic or baskets, whatever is great for the sport. Sure it may be a little more out of the pocket but in the long run that extra money can potentially help grow our sport even more. You may see the prices of NA being to high or whatever, but look at what they do for our sport, the sponsorships for example. I thought I saw Pinkal write that NA was doing 1.40 per dollar for script for the Stumptown tourneys? I could be wrong on that, but that is pretty freaking fantastic for disc golf.
Let alone food, and the hundred of dollars in gear they give away at larger events. Pay more, get more in the long run. I do not see the harm in any of this, you stingy bastards
And if we actually had an on course pro shop, I would travel out of my way to buy plastic there. Hell I would probably live there. Disc golf would be the better for a business like this, if we could support it, even if we are paying higher prices. Sure the sport may not be there yet, but give it time. I seriously doubt, knowing the disc golf community that all that extra 2 or 3 dollars per disc we would be paying would go directly to said pro shops pocket. I know people use the excuse that "I'm selling below msrp as my way of giving back to the sport." Sure okay I can buy that, but at the same time if you want to give back to the sport, pocket a little extra cash, take some of the extra cash and actually GIVE back to the sport, not a select few individuals that come to your location to buy plastic. But as I said at the beginning of the post, that is just my view.