Tsukino Con this weekend!

February 6th, 2018

Wow, it’s been a busy few weeks that I haven’t had the opportunity to post on here.

I have a free minute now to let you all know about the upcoming TsukinoCon coming this weekend of February 10th, 11th and Monday the 12th!

As always, we’ll be having great sales and new products not seen in our store before!

What to expect :
Up to 50% off video game related products
Up to 75% off select knives and blades
Deeper discounts off LARP and Cosplay items

The convention opens this Saturday at 12:30pm until 8pm then continues on Sunday from 10am till 8pm and closes up on Monday with hours from 10am until 3pm.

We’ll be located in the Elliott Building in Room 162 at UVic.

We will be accepting cash as well as debit and credit.

See you there!!

January is here!

January 2nd, 2018

There were hardly any posts last December because it was crazy busy here!

We’d like to express a huge THANK YOU to all those that ordered online and shopped our downtown store!

January is here and so now the hunt begins for the coolest gear you’ve ever seen.
We’re bringing some more Kershaw and some Gerber.
We’ll be expanding our polypropylene weapon selection.
Also adding more martial art shoes plus some other unique sport shoes not seen at those carbon copy shops in the mall.
Plus we’re looking at some unique items for the 2 upcoming conventions
( TsukinoCon and Capital City Comic Con ) that will only be revealed at these events!
And of course so much more coming your way! Keep an eye on our website!

Again, a huge THANK YOU to everyone for your support in 2017 and we’re looking forward to wow’ing you in 2018.

Get your orders in pronto ..

December 12th, 2017

Holiday Season is here .. order now!

December 11th, 2017

Only 14 days until the big Santa comes to visit!

If you’re going to order from our website be aware that we ship EVERYTHING by Canada Post Expedited which can take anywhere from 3 days within BC to 9 days to get to the maritime provinces.

If you want something, get it now!

If you wait until after the 14th we cannot guarantee a delivery before the 25th!

Email us at sales@dragonimpact.com if you’d like to pay extra for faster shipping!

We’re not a bank

November 29th, 2017

Not to sound too Canadian but …. sorry.

Sorry we don’t give out bus change.
Sorry we don’t give cash advances.
Sorry you can’t pay half now, take the item, and pay the rest later.
Sorry we don’t give out loans.

Sorry we’re not a bank.

Website?

November 15th, 2017

Hey, do you guys have a website?

Yes …. yes we do.

Crazy

November 10th, 2017

If the first thing you say when you walk through the front doors of a store is …

“I’m not one of those crazy people.”

… you probably are.

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Seriously.

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Your household rules are not Canadian Legal Laws

November 8th, 2017

Your household rules are not Canadian Legal Laws.

What does this mean?
It means if you have a family rule that your son is not allowed to wear shoes in the house then you can’t call the police and have him arrested when he decides to stroll through your living room wearing his muddy Nikes.

Same goes for knives. Airsoft. Axes. Fantasy Swords. And pretty much everything thing we sell.
Hello?
Have you seen our website?

If you have a child and you have a household rule that he or she is not allowed to own knives …. that is between you and them.

I, and the staff at Dragon Impact.com, have no magic abilities to see into your family life, nor would we want to.

There is no possible way for us to magically know what your home rules are.

Do we refuse sale to people?
You bet your tight ass we do!
If someone comes in to the store and starts talking about :
1) Hurting or killing animals (other than hunting purposes) for malicious reasons we will refuse.
Example : I hate my neighbours cat, I want a knife to gut it. NOPE.
2) Hurting or killing people. C’mon. That’s such an obvious NOPE.
Example : Really? I don’t need to give an example for that dumbass statement.

We’ve refused sales to people who have tested knives by trying to hide them on their person. NOPE. We’ve refused sales to someone who tested an airsoft pistol by trying to hide it in his waist band. No airsoft gamer hides his toy pistol in his Adidas jogging pants. NOPE.

It’s very simple really. If you talk about doing anything illegal then we will refuse sale of that item.

Age restriction? No. Canada treats everyone equal. If there were laws regarding age limitation then Boy/Girl Scouts, Cadets and other youth groups would not be allowed to use knives which is a fundamental part of their learning programs. Nor can you make exceptions to these laws saying only Cadets can have them as that is treating other citizens unfairly and unequally.

Now. All this comes from a phone call we had this morning.
It was in regards to selling a knife to his son. Apparently this young man has been shopping with us for quite some time and has amassed a decent collection which only just recently the parents discovered. So by their views this is our company’s fault.

Nope. This goes all the way back up to the first paragraph. This is a family rule between you and your family members.

Furthermore, after this we were told this young man has a mental disability.
So?
We have a gentleman with a mental disability who purchases a Lord of the Rings sword every 2 months. We have another fellow who loves dragons and collects knives with any kind of dragon on them. The list goes on.

Are we supposed to refuse sale to someone because they are different?
Are we supposed to jump to conclusions, profile people, and treat them differently and refuse them sale because of our personal judgment?

I don’t know about you, but I’m Canadian and I treat everyone, regardless of how minor or major their differences may be, as the same. Everyone who walks, rolls, limps, pirouettes, sky-dives, jumps and tucks through our front doors is equal.

No, we don’t have a back door. Nice try troll.

If you don’t want someone in your family to have something we sell.
That’s between you and them.
Not us.

Talk to your instructor

November 6th, 2017

We’ve been in business since 1991 and are familiar with the basics most martial art clubs need BUT we do NOT know specifically the exact product your club may want.

Some Karate clubs will require only middle weight uniforms and not lightweight.
Some BJJ clubs may only want white uniforms and may reserve Blue and Black uniforms for higher belt ranking students.
Gloves, that’s a big important one, make sure what material, what weight and what design your club requires as these greatly vary from club to club.

Many clubs change systems or equipment specs almost every year to keep a fresh fun look and retain their students and it is impossible for us to keep track of what changes they have made.

It is your reaponsibility to know what your club needs.

And it’s simple. Ask your instructor.

We’re a website before we’re a store

October 31st, 2017

We’re not Dragon Impact …. we are www.DragonImpact.com.

We’re a website who happened to open up a store. We started in 1991 with catalogue mail order, moved to online sales in 1998 and didn’t open our storefront in downtown until 2007.

We were a website long before we opened our storefront and as such we’ve gone to great lengths to advertise that fact. Our awning out front states “www.dragonimpact.com”, our company vehicle states “www.dragonimpact.com” as do our pens, knife pads, shirts, promo items, stickers, business cards, print & web ads and all banners and advertising.

So remember, go to our website first, www.dragonimpact.com , to see everything we carry.

As our inventory grows, and the display room in our storefront shrinks, we will slowly be making items only visible through our website. This means, like our clothing selection, you will have to ask for the item and then we retrieve it from storage.

To simplify things for everyone, come to the store prepared.
1) If the website says “SOLD OUT” this means it is not in stock.
2) Write down the full name of the item or better yet the 7 digit code after “Model” or print the page or screen shot the item with your mobile device.
3) Ask for assistance. Remember your item may not be on display so just because you can’t find it in the 6000+ items on the sales floor doesn’t mean we don’t have it. Ask for help.

We will begin specifying which items that are not on display and that are only in our warehouse on our website soon.