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All in the family: Sports genes

Family attitude pervades Zides Sport Shop

July 26, 2013

When Zides Sports Shop founder Bob Zide died in 2003, it hit his son Rod in several different ways....

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RealityInTheMOV

Jul-26-13 9:14 AM

L. O. Freaking L.

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clickhere

Jul-26-13 1:48 PM

Whoop, whoop for Zides!......they sure don't fall over the walk in customers in downtown Marietta. Over the years when our kids were in sports our first stop was Zides. And it Didn't take long to figure out they weren't interested in selling to an individual. Unless they were on teams of 25 or more. They don't need the small town business anymore.

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oldhickory

Jul-26-13 9:47 PM

Lest we forget...Both Bob and Gabe were big contributors both financially and personally to the communities of Williamstown and Marietta. I haven't had a need to purchase any athletic equipment in some time but if I did there is only one place to spend my money....Yep that's right Zides!

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RealityInTheMOV

Jul-29-13 9:16 AM

Yeah, hickory, but why do they insist on charging the highest prices for the lowest quality when they sell to these communities? Just like Fenton...when the companies became the responsibility of the younger generation(s), they completely stopped caring for the ones that supported them in the beginning.

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RealityInTheMOV

Aug-05-13 9:01 AM

Just found out that an unnamed sports volunteer in one of the communities Zide's "supports" recently got his/her a*s reamed for ordering shirts from a different company. He/She ordered BETTER QUALITY shirts and PAID LESS than Zide's wanted to charge. This place is a joke. My business will continue to go elsewhere, and everyone I contact will be referred to someone OTHER than Zide's.

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