Review: Elite Angler's Service

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Fish R Mann

Garner, NC

#3 Apr 28, 2013
If true, this would be terrible, but it has the feel of an Internet / Facebook myth or hoax. I'm not buying it.

Findlay, OH

#4 Apr 28, 2013
I saw this post by the actual person who it happened to and the woman with the flat thanking her again for their help. It is true, real and a shame!!!
Capt Aric


#5 Apr 28, 2013
Credible individuals involved with this report. Elite won't be getting any of my business.

Satellite Beach, FL

#6 Apr 28, 2013
Just read this on my Facebook as well I know the people involved and was making sure the word is out this is real no hoax not surprising fits the stereotype for the area of Palm Bay. Sad I hope this guy feels the reprocusions of his actions financially

United States

#7 Apr 28, 2013
Capt Aric wrote:
Credible individuals involved with this report. Elite won't be getting any of my business.
They have lost my business too. Instead of lame excuses, if i were them, i would seek to amend.

Melbourne, FL

#8 Apr 28, 2013
Moral character and integrity are two very important values to have, whether as an individual or business and this place showed neither. Spread the word, don't shop there!!!

Winter Garden, FL

#9 Apr 28, 2013
I know the individuals involved, the mother and son, and this is sadly a true story. I will be forwarding this post to all my friends in the area that may us ethis store to find another business.

On a side note, what is wrong with people these days! We as a society are falling apart.

Orlando, FL

#10 Apr 28, 2013
We won't be shopping here any longer, can't believe how either an employee or if it was the owner... That would be a hell of a shame could treat someone in need of help. What a jerk.

United States

#11 Apr 28, 2013
How frightening and unfortunate for the young mom and her child. I think the police shoulda been called. You never know what a nut like that can or will do. A bunch of cop cars blocking his driveway while a tire is changed would certainly affect business for a minute or two! I'm in N.C. and I'm puzzled about why he didn't offer to help her out! What's happened to real remember....they opened doors, changed tires, gave up a seat to a woman. Bad manners and language have no excuse!

Murphysboro, IL

#12 Apr 28, 2013
I'm moving down there in a month and a half, and spend most of my time kayaking and fishing. I will make it a point not to buy bait from elite anglers or anything else and let everyone that I talk to know not to buy from this business either! A lot of people for are forgetting what it means to be an American!

Astoria, NY

#13 Apr 28, 2013
I know the people who posted this and they are good people. This idiot needs to get some manners

Orlando, FL

#14 Apr 28, 2013
Fish R Mann wrote:
If true, this would be terrible, but it has the feel of an Internet / Facebook myth or hoax. I'm not buying it.
That's because you don't live around there. People in Palm Bay are actually like that...I'll still make sure people around there know and REFUSE to go there whether you "buy" it or not.

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#15 Apr 28, 2013
*** Sure glad I don't have any stock in this place. Got a feeling there business may fall off some after this***
Mary Ann wrote:
Today, my girlfriend and I went to help our pregnant friend and her 5 year old son. They had a flat tire on US 1, and the first place she could pull into was Elite Anglers Bait and Tackle, next to the Honda dealership in Palm Bay. As soon as we got there, I knew that I'd have to take the tire off and most likely take it to get repaired. As soon as I got the tire off the car (with the car on the jack), I heard a loud male voice over my shoulder. Here's the conversation that I had with what I assume to be the owner of Elite Anglers:
Man: "Is this something new?"
Me: "Excuse me?"
I assumed the man was coming over to help us. An angry looking man with bloodshot eyes, smoking a cigarette comes over and starts blowing smoke our direction.
Man: "You just stop to fix your car in front of a random business?"
Me: "Uh, she's got a flat tire."
Man: "I don't care. Why are you fixing it here?"
Me: "Dude, she can't control where her tire goes flat."
Man: "I've had three cars pass by and not stop because you're blocking the entrance to my store."
(There is another entrance about twenty yards down the street to the same parking lot).
Me:"What do you want me to do? She's got a flat tire."
Man:"Get that f*cking car out of here. Fix it somewhere else. Get it the f*ck out of here".
At this point, my friend's 5 year old son is getting scared, tugging on her dress and hiding behind her.
My Friend: "Can you not see there is a child here? There's no need to use that kind of language".
Man:"I don't care. Hopefully he doesn't grow up to be as stupid as you all. Get this car the hell out of here".
So, wanting to avoid any further confrontation in front of the kid, I quietly tell him that I'll move the car. So, I had to drive down US 1 on a rim to get away from Elite Anglers and the despicable owner.
I don't like talking bad about people, and I am the biggest fan of small business owners. But you should never treat strangers that way. I will never again get bait or tackle from Elite Anglers. This is the sort of treatment you can expect when you go there. For all of my fellow fishermen friends, I would highly recommend Black Dog Bait and Tackle in Melbourne Beach or Harry Goode's if you are mainland.
ricky max

Sanford, MI

#16 Apr 28, 2013
these people ae actually very rude and loud i called there today and some guy who answered the ph. yelled out Northern Mi. whats happening i did not know what to say so i hung up.

I had then called my dad who had been there before and he had told me when he took his rod there last yr that the owner of the place was obnoxous and kind of rude to him and had a iknow everything attitude and he would never go there again

Panama City, FL

#17 Apr 28, 2013
I'm gonna be giving them a call tomorrow, hopefully we can band together to get an apokogy from them, or put them out of business. People like that, just boils my blood.
Lisa Ledwith

Sarasota, FL

#18 Apr 28, 2013
To The Owner... you are a jackass.. it is no wonder ythe world is the way it is today. NO HEART. NO BUSSINESS EITHER.have fun with that one! Will no longer buy ANYTHING from you!
Marcia fl

Palm Bay, FL

#19 Apr 29, 2013
How very, very sad that this girl and her child were treated this way, I know a lot of people that like to fish and I will surly tell them not to do business at this place. Could it of been the cars that passed by did so because they don't care to do business there,,,, let's hope if he has a daughter and g- child that they aren't treated like that,,,

Saint Cloud, FL

#20 Apr 29, 2013
Glad to see I'm not the 1st to comment on the owner of the bait shop. I've posted this on my FB page so all my friends that fish,know not to go there :-(

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#21 Apr 29, 2013
This place is horrible. Service poor, dirty and I felt undafe

New York, NY

#22 Apr 29, 2013
Fish R Mann wrote:
If true, this would be terrible, but it has the feel of an Internet / Facebook myth or hoax. I'm not buying it.
No, I know the guy

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