Industry magazine question...do you use outside reps?

Industry magazine question...do you use outside reps?

We are small and naive enough to believe that we can do all of our ordering on our own.  So far, so good.  We are off the beaten path, small, and overshadowed by much larger shops in the area, so we don't get many visits. Being 50 yards from the Gowanus Canal Superfund site doesn't exactly draw 'em in like it used to either. We are sort of like the Yukon outpost that gets replenished twice a year.  When reps do visit, its like a mini-holiday. Greg gets all excited as we all gather 'round to see what the jolly rep pulls out of his pouch. Mini USB lights...ooooh. yet another helmet with a GoPro mount...ahhhhhh. We have a good time with our reps; Art Pellegrino from J&B, Chris Gebhardt from QBP; Herb Hart from Hawley and Mark Silverman who reps just about everything.