Growing Bersa Forum

Discussion in 'Announcements & Support' started by TxShooter, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. TxShooter

    TxShooter Active Member

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    Looks like you are off to a great start Austin! Almost 100 members.

    What else could be done to spread the word?
     
  2. blazinbrazer

    blazinbrazer Well-Known Member

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    w..........o.........r.........d......... that help? lol :rolleyes:
     

  3. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    If everyone would tell their friends and fellow Bersa lovers that would be a great start.

    I'm also going to get some decal in production real soon.
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Decals are a great way to spread the word...good idea Austin !
     
  5. bhale187

    bhale187 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How about a Bersa giveaway, worked great for jump starting the Glock Forum. I'd imagine you could get a NIB 380 for $270ish, I guess it just depends on if you think that investment would make the quick returns it did for a bigger name like Glock.
     
  6. havasu

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    :D................
     
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  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum bhale187 !!

    Good to see ya here...

    Mark...behave !
     
  8. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    That is in the works.
     
  9. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Oathkeeper...

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    Another great method I've personally seen and can suggest are T-Shirts with the forum logo. A nice quality T with a sharp looking graphic will spread the word quickly. If you can get these out to your members at a fair price and have them wear the shirts at their next gun show, you've got some of the best advertising you can get and it costs you nothing!! With all of the smart phones and cameras out there all it takes is that sharp logo to prompt a quick picture and a search of the website after that! If you develop some inexpensive things, like key fobs, hats, shirts, bandana's, pistol rugs, etc., things that you can put the logo on will increase participation and support quickly (and inexpensively!!) :cool:
     
  10. Bjdiaz1

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    I happen to be in Buenos Aires this week on a business trip and I was surprised to learn how many of my friends and associates here didn't even know there was a firearm manufacturer named BERSA in the country. Go figure. They were very surprised to hear how popular this guns is in the US.
     
  11. Shooter

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    I will be getting a store together real soon. I'm using Cafe Press.

    I find that surprising. Is the gun control not as prevalent?
     
  12. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum Bjdiaz1 !!
     
  13. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Oathkeeper...

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    Austin, we've all got an area gunshop (hopefully) and/or a gun show. I wouldn't take it upon myself to do this, but with your authorization and perhaps a representative logo that suits you and your plan, we could individually copy that logo on our home printers. We could then try and distribute them to our local shops and shows. It might be an idea to ask each member to add a picture to their facebook and twitter accounts, maybe even using it as our main avatar!! It won't take long for people everywhere to start wondering who in the heck are these people at "Bersa Forum" and then checking in to find out. If you had a giveaway or similar at the time they check in would be icing on the cake!! (Maybe I've been up too long this weekend but right now it sounds possible!):eek: or :cool: ... we decide!
     
  14. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Let me see what I can put together.
     
  15. tigwelder56

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    Sounds like a good plan, I'm anxious to see what you decide! If I can provide any assistance, please let me know. I think there's a great group here and I believe if you continue to incorporate additional firearms into the mix, it will attract even more members. That is of course if you want to go that direction. Individual sections on semi auto's, revolvers, shotguns and centerfire rifles (Black Rifles) always attract the folks that either have one or both and want a friendly place to talk (brag) about their firearms. I've found that there are a lot of people out there with a question and don't know where or whom to ask and then get that answer fast, say within a day or two tops. It brings them back and typically they'll share the name of the place they got the help they needed! It'll start to snowball, you watch!:D

    Tig
     
  16. hobbles

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    I agree with tig on being friendly and helpful. That makes new members feel comfortable and welcome and want to return. And they have a place to go when they have problems. Someone may have fixed a problem with their weapon that I have with mine and I can come here to find out how they did it. Bersa has authorized repair centers to work on their product, but that's all they are. They are authorized repair centers. They work on any brand that comes in the door. I have talked to 3 of them so far, Sometimes you get a person that really knows their stuff, sometimes you don't. Their not rocket scientists. It's not like Thomson Center or Hi-Point that only work on their products. Thomson Center and S&W are now the same company so they now work on both. With the right info I know I can do as good of work as some and better then most, plus it's my weapon, so I will give it all the time it needs. I'm not on a schedule/time clock.
     
  17. Tardboy2

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    agreed with all the above. I do a lot of internet marketing for the company that i work for (and some side gigs) and all of that word of mouth stuff really really works. Stickers, shirts (go to customink.com for awesome prices and quality) and people get stupid excited over small nic-nacs like that -- Id love to throw a bersa forum sticker on my range back and gun case. Also is it wrong to start soliciting this forum in other forums? Such as starting a thread in other forums with larger members about this? If so, then go into other forums and refer back to this in posts, eg, "Theres a thread in bersaforum.com that is similiar to this check it out blah blah blah"

    Also, upload some pics in Bersa's facebook page. Take some cool pics that would be a welcomed addition to their facebook page and throw a BersaForum.Com logo at the bottom. Or better yet, start a Facebook page for this forum and "tag" the Bersa Forum page in them! And then advertise on facebook for the forum -- its the best bang for your buck if you're willing to spend a hundred bucks (or a couple hundred bucks) to get it rolling. The internet marketing industry is so targeted to peoples search history that its almost sickening.

    If you want help with anything, such as managing the facebook page etc let me know!
     
  18. Tardboy2

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    Wow nevermind..one step ahead of me just saw the facebook group -- sorry about that lol. Now just do all the other stuff and you'll be good ;)
     
  19. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum Tardboy2 !!
     
  20. fstroupe

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    As Argentina is number 62 in the number of guns per capita (10.2 guns per 100 people, which is less than many countries with extremely strict gun control laws like Mexico and Venezuela) I don't doubt it.

    Likely Bersa exports nearly all of the weapons it manufactures.