The Story of The Patriots’ Mercantile

About Us

Our Story

Over the Years

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1776

The Birth of Our Nation

The Patriots’ Mercantile. On the surface the name may seem to be somewhat of an oxymoron; true mercantilism is that of government-controlled commerce. In the days preceding the establishment of the greatest country the world has ever known this is precisely the system that people were restricted to use. In its purest form control of product, price, origin and even destination was restricted by the King. As such, “We the People” had to be content with what and how business could be conducted. It is with little doubt that this system of commerce was at least contributory to the American Revolution and the resultant birth of our nation.

2003

The Story

Fast forward about 227 years. The year is now 2003, the internet is well established and e-commerce is going strong. I sought out and used a notable venue to procure a host of parts and components for my two favorite projects, one being the building of an experimental aircraft and the other being the reloading of ammunition. I am an avid target shooter and hunter. I also referred other people who were interested in reloading to this same venue. At the time, you were able to purchase everything that was needed except primers and powder. This includes all manner of tooling as well as cartridge brass, projectiles (bullets), shot, wads and empty hulls. This is no longer the case. Today you may with their blessing buy and sell the tooling, just not any of the pieces.

Forbid the fact that someone might actually want to use the tooling that they bought to complete a project such as making their own customized target ammunition. Other examples that used to be bought and sold include a variety of firearms parts and accessories, certain historic artifacts, and emblems. The reason that these items are prohibited, the same as the historic “mercantilism” – someone decided to restrict it. At least the original restrictive nature of mercantilism was motivated by good old-fashioned greed. It is hard to argue money as a motivator.

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Present Day

The Patriot’s Mercantile

Today the root of restriction is far more sinister; goods are being banished for one of two underlying reasons. The first is because not all things are legal in all places, the second is even more of an assault on our freedoms – because someone might be offended by another’s wish to buy or sell some particular item. Rest assured there is still a venerable cornucopia of items available on this venue that many find offensive. Evidently that is of no concern to those making these decisions. Until now, as then, “We the People” have had little if any other option.

We at The Patriots’ Mercantile with “S’”, feel that it is not the place, obligation nor responsibility of the market place to restrict legal commerce based on local restrictions, let alone based on “sensitivities of feelings”. We are not the agent of any governmental department, bureau or agency. Nor are we self-appointed thought police. As such all patriots are free to post and purchase any and all legal goods and services. It is incumbent of those using this venue to be aware of and act in accordance with all applicable laws, ordinances, etc.

If you can own it so can someone else. Therefore, we have founded this venue so that an uncensored opportunity is available to all. Our advice to those who might be offended by a particular item such as a .22 K-Hornet case or something else – don’t search for it or stay with the modern version of the King’s mercantilism.

Best Regards,

User Consent

Who are we? The Patriots’ Mercantile, LLC, (TPM), provides a forum to connect buyers and sellers to exchange goods and services without any moral recriminations. We are a privately held company, registered in Arizona. By accessing TPM’s website, thereby accessing or otherwise interacting with our servers, services, website, or any associated content/postings, you agree to follow these rules.

Who are you? You are a private person, or business entity that gives TPM the authority to accept your listing for a good or service that is legal, and to which you have title and privilege to conduct a business transaction. From this point forward, you are referred to as “a licensee.”

You agree that: 

(1) You are of sufficient age and capacity to use TPM, and you agree to be bound by this agreement.

(2) All goods, or services you provide are legally yours to tender and negotiate. This means that you may not claim ownership of property you do not have legal right to sell, or provide a service restricted by the law of your state.

(3) You may not to copy/collect TPM data by any means.

(4) You may not list any misleading, unsolicited, and/or unlawful postings/communications/accounts that intend to fraudulently obtain value no matter the source.

(5) You are to grant TPM’s administrators final say as to what can and cannot be listed on our website. There is no appeal process; thus, the administrator’s word is final.

(6) You will not bypass our administrator’s duty to ensure proper compliance with our rules, and should content be posted that fails to meet our standards, you will hold TPM “harmless” for any content that our administrator fails to identify as inappropriate.

(7) You will not remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices.

(8) You agree not to use TPM’s website in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any intellectual property right or other right of any person, or that violates any applicable law.

Fees and cost for services. When you make a paid posting, you authorize us to charge the information of the account provided. Any tax is additional. Fees are non-refundable, even for posts we remove, delay, omit, re-categorize, re-rank, or otherwise moderate. We may refuse any posting.

Disclaimers and limit to liability. To the full extent permitted by law, TPM, Inc., and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, affiliates, and successors in interest:

(1) make no promises, warranties, or representations as to TPM, including its completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, propriety, security or reliability;

(2) provide TPM on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis and any risk of using TPM is assumed by you;

(3) disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including as to accuracy, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, and all warranties arising from course of dealing, usage, or trade practice; and

(4) disclaim any liability or responsibility for acts, omissions, or conduct of you or any party in connection with TPM. Note well, TPM is NOT liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special, punitive, or other losses, including lost profits, revenues, data, goodwill, etc., arising from or related to posting on TPM’s website.

Claims and indemnity. Any claim, cause of action, demand, or dispute arising from or related to posting on TPM’s website will be governed by the internal laws of Arizona, without regard to conflict of law provisions, except to the extent governed by US federal law.

All claims will be exclusively determined in the Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix, Arizona. Thus, you agree to (1) submit to the personal jurisdiction Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix, Arizona; (2) indemnify and hold TPM harmless from any claims, losses, liability, or expenses (including attorneys’ fees) that arise from a third party and relate to posting on TPM’s website; and (3) be liable and responsible for any loss, or claims we may have against your officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, or any other party, directly or indirectly, paid, directed or controlled by you, or acting for your benefit.

Any reference to material not explicitly made in this agreement:  Unless you have entered into a separate written or electronic agreement with us that expressly references and modifies this agreement, this is the exclusive and entire agreement between TPM and our “licensees,” and it supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral.

All documents directly linked with the content and fees associated with listing on TPM’s website are incorporated by refence into this agreement, and are subject to the full benefit of this agreement.

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User Consent

Who are we? The Patriots’ Mercantile, LLC, (TPM), provides a forum to connect buyers and sellers to exchange goods and services without any moral recriminations. We are a privately held company, registered in Arizona. By accessing TPM’s website, thereby accessing or otherwise interacting with our servers, services, website, or any associated content/postings, you agree to follow these rules.

Who are you? You are a private person, or business entity that gives TPM the authority to accept your listing for a good or service that is legal, and to which you have title and privilege to conduct a business transaction. From this point forward, you are referred to as “a licensee.”

You agree that: 

(1) You are of sufficient age and capacity to use TPM, and you agree to be bound by this agreement.

(2) All goods, or services you provide are legally yours to tender and negotiate. This means that you may not claim ownership of property you do not have legal right to sell, or provide a service restricted by the law of your state.

(3) You may not to copy/collect TPM data by any means.

(4) You may not list any misleading, unsolicited, and/or unlawful postings/communications/accounts that intend to fraudulently obtain value no matter the source.

(5) You are to grant TPM’s administrators final say as to what can and cannot be listed on our website. There is no appeal process; thus, the administrator’s word is final.

(6) You will not bypass our administrator’s duty to ensure proper compliance with our rules, and should content be posted that fails to meet our standards, you will hold TPM “harmless” for any content that our administrator fails to identify as inappropriate.

(7) You will not remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices.

(8) You agree not to use TPM’s website in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any intellectual property right or other right of any person, or that violates any applicable law.

Fees and cost for services. When you make a paid posting, you authorize us to charge the information of the account provided. Any tax is additional. Fees are non-refundable, even for posts we remove, delay, omit, re-categorize, re-rank, or otherwise moderate. We may refuse any posting.

Disclaimers and limit to liability. To the full extent permitted by law, TPM, Inc., and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, affiliates, and successors in interest:

(1) make no promises, warranties, or representations as to TPM, including its completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, propriety, security or reliability;

(2) provide TPM on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis and any risk of using TPM is assumed by you;

(3) disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including as to accuracy, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, and all warranties arising from course of dealing, usage, or trade practice; and

(4) disclaim any liability or responsibility for acts, omissions, or conduct of you or any party in connection with TPM. Note well, TPM is NOT liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special, punitive, or other losses, including lost profits, revenues, data, goodwill, etc., arising from or related to posting on TPM’s website.

Claims and indemnity. Any claim, cause of action, demand, or dispute arising from or related to posting on TPM’s website will be governed by the internal laws of Arizona, without regard to conflict of law provisions, except to the extent governed by US federal law.

All claims will be exclusively determined in the Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix, Arizona. Thus, you agree to (1) submit to the personal jurisdiction Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix, Arizona; (2) indemnify and hold TPM harmless from any claims, losses, liability, or expenses (including attorneys’ fees) that arise from a third party and relate to posting on TPM’s website; and (3) be liable and responsible for any loss, or claims we may have against your officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, or any other party, directly or indirectly, paid, directed or controlled by you, or acting for your benefit.

Any reference to material not explicitly made in this agreement:  Unless you have entered into a separate written or electronic agreement with us that expressly references and modifies this agreement, this is the exclusive and entire agreement between TPM and our “licensees,” and it supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral.

All documents directly linked with the content and fees associated with listing on TPM’s website are incorporated by refence into this agreement, and are subject to the full benefit of this agreement.

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