quackkiller wrote:I love GHG decoys and hunting gear. NEVER had a problem with any of my GHG or Avery stuff. My decoys look awesome and have had no paint problems. They have excellent customer service. You should give em a call and see if they can help you. Why waist all that time and energy when you could possibly get them replaced? Just my opinion.
I have some lifesized mallards that didn't last 8 trips. Lots of paint missing. When I told GHG the problem they told me to screw off and take better care of my equipment. My buddy has a dozen that did the same thing. THe hotbuys are the best decoy for the money on the market today. After that, G&H are the best.
Why the heck do you put snaplock keels on Wood duck and bluebill decoys? So you can use them in the field? Avery is so full of themselves. There Prostaffers that I have ran into are all jerks with the exception of one. They think that they are God and everyone should worship them. I told them what I thought of the shoddy worksmanship and they told me to ask Santa how to hunt. Then they proceeded to attack me and rip down my credibility piece by piece (on the Avery message boards). They made the wrong comments to trip my trigger is all I will say about that. I made no attacks personally on them, but the made attacks on me. How classy is that?
My Power Hunter also went back. Worst $150 mistake I ever made. I am spending the extra money and getting a real blind made by a good company, Final Approach. If you are thinking about getting a power hunter just buy a camo sleeping bag and spend $10 to make you a little flip top. Same thing.
As you can tell I have a strong dislike for Avery now. I liked their products until I got them and actually used them. They are made for the weekend waterfowler, not somebody who spends 5-6 days a week in the field.
By the way, I cannot speak for their goose decoys since I have never used them. I am sticking with my foots after what Avery did to me.