...and I don't know anything about skateboards. But I am trying to help him out by coming up with some ideas for accessories. So I thought that aside from the usual safety stuff and some clothes and shoes, I thought that a display of G shocks would be a great idea. Keep in mind that money is tight and he won't be willing to "get every model" so I am trying to make a short list of some popular models just to test the waters.
Maybe there are some skaters on this forum, or maybe parents of skaters. Maybe even just teenagers have some input. I'm sure that there are some regional/national differences in opinions, but I would be curious to hear them all.
Are G shocks really popular with this crowd? Casio certainly markets to the extreme sport/youth market, but are they buying?
Is it safe to assume that the most colorful models are the most popular with this crowd? Or maybe the base models are also popular because of their affordability? Probably a mix of both is a good decision.
Does anyone have any experience working with Casio? I assume there is some regional distribution you have to work with. Are they interested in working with small business? It would make sense that they would want to have some presence in these types of stores, but obviously the volume will not be anything close to the large internet dealers. To be frank, I think a small shop could do better than what I have seen in the local department stores just because there is actually someone at the counter to sell you something!
Thanks for any input.