We are witnessing a new franchised Total Tools store about to open in Slacks Creek on Brisbane’s industrial south side. It’s probably a very tough area for anyone to choose to become a tool store proprietor in, actually even the [reportedly expensive] premises that Total Tools have chosen has experienced, we believe, a host of 'bright eyed' tenants come & go since it was built; & it wasn’t built that long ago either! Just around the corner at TradeTools, where we totally own our premises, we’ve had a store in Slacks Creek since way back in 1989, in fact 2 of the owners of TradeTools have been operating there even before that since way back in 1980, & many of our customers go back to those distant times!
Since 1980, we have watched a raft of tool & specialist hardware stores, all offering quality tools, come & go in & around Slacks Creek. These include Lored Equipment, Club Hardware, Dunlop IBC, Campbells, AndMac, Glenfords, to name just a few. In fact, there are so many from our distant past that we can’t now even remember who many of them were, or even what they were called!
Amongst the longer serving staff members here at TradeTools, Slacks Creek has sometimes been referred to as “The Tools Specialists Graveyard” such have been the numbers of tool stores that have closed up shop there over the decades. Only one [of course!]…… has survived & prospered…….TradeTools……..it really is as simple as that! This is easily proven by the fact that ALL of the others have failed………provable facts don’t get much more starkly obvious than that!
So, & baring these statistics in mind, it will be a very rare operator indeed that actually manages to divert TradeTools customers away from our Slacks Creek store in any significant numbers, & into their new store, especially as so much of what we vitally offer at TradeTools will not even be available there. So rare, in fact, that in 36 long years not one single person has yet managed it!
TradeTools is a born & bred Queensland company after all, & those living in Queensland obviously like dealing with their own, absolutely nothing wrong with that at all. Any of these southern based companies, whoever they may be, that think they can come up here & steal away local customers from Queensland companies, particularly TradeTools customers, still have a lot to learn about Queenslanders. Many have tried, most have failed, especially in Slacks Creek where……as we have stated……. ALL the others have failed to date……….“The Tools Specialists Graveyard”…….a totally apt title.
But still they bravely come it seems………the charge of the 'light brigade'…….. we should at least honour them with that!
And we at TradeTools can only thank you once again for your loyalty & continued patronage over all of these years!