bowfishermanParticipantJune 14, 2009 at 3:49 amPost count: 825moonfishParticipantJune 14, 2009 at 6:28 amPost count: 1038
Can’t agree more. I was completely happy with the warehouse but I even avoided them for a while after hearing the shelves were empty this winter just to wait and see if they would restock. They’re still empty. I guess that’s what happens when companies buy companies. I look forward to one that wants to stay in business and isn’t worried about high school sports.waterfowler4ParticipantJune 14, 2009 at 4:45 pmPost count: 734
Quote by: bowfisherman
man I cant wait untill basspro shop open up.hopefully they will carry more items; then sportmans ,the past vew times ive been in there they didnt have what I wanted.
they didnt have alote of bowhunting items.
When is Bass Pro suppose to open in the Des Moines area? Just might have to make a road trip B) B)KWAKParticipantJune 14, 2009 at 4:56 pmPost count: 102JigginFoolParticipantJune 14, 2009 at 5:30 pmPost count: 353YotecallrParticipantJune 14, 2009 at 6:51 pmPost count: 1084waterfowler4ParticipantJune 14, 2009 at 9:26 pmPost count: 734bowfishermanParticipantJune 14, 2009 at 9:57 pmPost count: 825moonfishParticipantJune 14, 2009 at 10:40 pmPost count: 1038[email protected]June 14, 2009 at 10:59 pmPost count: 20268
There is a write up in their new flyer about the situation. It seems that they are trying to work through bankruptcy after a chain of misfortune; including a canadian buyer/finance deal that pretty much went south. I don’t understand all of the details but they are hoping to emerge from bankruptcy soon.[email protected]June 14, 2009 at 11:08 pmPost count: 20268
On another note, I believe that the attitude of American consumers has changed and that it is in great deal a part of our economic problems. What happened to the day when communities pulled together to help the local guy out as opposed to saving a dime going to a big box store. What happened to people supporting American made products as opposed to the latest cheap deal from China(the worlds toxin experts) or Taiwan (no wonder it breaks after 2 months?). I agree that some manufacturers are going for the quick buck but I see this as a problem that has infected out entire society 😯 😯 . Now we have gone to the point of putting one big box against another 😕 😕 Why, perhaps because the smaller retailer has already been forced out of business ❗ The race to the bottom, the Walmart business plan, call it what you will……….we supported it and now we pay for it 👿 👿 👿arrrgh11ParticipantJune 14, 2009 at 11:24 pmPost count: 9bowfishermanParticipantJune 15, 2009 at 1:02 amPost count: 825arrrgh11ParticipantJune 15, 2009 at 1:38 amPost count: 9
Quote by: bowfisherman
they kept up on fishing items,put on hunting items.
I`ve been in there ask about muzzy blades and still no clue.
and sent-lock items.
They didn’t keep up on fishing items prior to fishing season – I was in there about 6 wks ago to get some fishing line. They had a total of less than 10 spools of line on the shelf and a lot of lure stocks were down. I was in there 2 wks ago and they had fully restocked the fishing line and lures.
Maybe as hunting season gets closer they will get a bit better. Who knows though…RoosterParticipantJune 15, 2009 at 12:18 pmPost count: 347
My bet, Sportsman’s will not recover. They have had bare shelves for too long. I use to go there once every two weeks and thats a 1.5 hour drive. the last two times I went I was so dissapointed I’ve found alternative places to get stuff. I hope they turn it around but I realy have my doubts.
As for Bass Pro, I hope they set up a store different than their web page. I’ve never seen such a pathetic stock of hunting/shooting equipment. It’s to the point I’m almost dissapointed when I get a BP gift card.
Between the three, Cabelas has never dissapointed, though they are spendy on some of their items. Sure wish they would set up here instead of BP.
Actually I guess I’m kind of lucky in my area to have a few good “little guy” stores around that are good on prices, selection, and great on making the customer happy.
RoosterTonyParticipantJune 15, 2009 at 2:08 pmPost count: 83
I agree mostly (particularly about Sportsman’s troubles). One point worth noting, however, is Cabelas has not opened a store in Iowa yet. Bass Pro is going to do just that this summer. Knowing that Bass Pro will be paying Iowa taxes is worth giving them a good look before heading over to Cabelas. I guess this is that whole discussion on how price and cost are two different things. Price is what the sticker says, cost is what the impact of the purchase could me.
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