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Old March 30th, 2019, 07:11 PM   #16
 
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What next. They going to dump their fishing and camping gear too ? Looks like they want to be an overpriced outlet store for sport clothes and exercise machines.
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Never did, never will shop there.
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Stopped supporting business's that do not support the shooting world a long time ago. They will reap what they sow. Support business's that are gun friendly and let the others melt with the snowflakes.
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Dick's Sporting Goods

Yes, I read about their policy and I quit shopping there. I'm close enough to Bass Pro and Cabela's so I don't need their BS. They can file Chapter 7 for all I care.
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I agree with you all. They did my wife dirty once a few years back made her carry and load one of those corn hole games with her bad heart and copd. Never went back again.
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I was flipping thru the sports channels and saw them advertising on the golf channel. Some millennial trying to sell golf clubs should be on SNL.
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I told my wife when the AR sales stopped that it was a PR stunt so that Dick's would look good to the liberals. I believe their AR sales to be so minimal that losing those sales would hardly be noticed, yet they look proactive. At the Dick's here, I have only ever witnessed one gun sale, and never an AR. With prices at straight up MSRP you can do better virtually anywhere else. I'd be surprised if the AR loss caused this larger loss. More like poor customer service and lack of knowledge by the staff. Oh, and they're lazy.
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Stopped shopping at Dick's about 15 years ago, despite the fact that their store is 3 miles from my home. Used to buy shotgun and rifle ammo there until a young female at the cash register wanted to see my driver's license before she would sell me any ammo. I told her that there was no legal requirement for her to see my personal identification for an ammunition sale. She was adamant so I left the store without making the purchase; and have not set foot in a Dick's store since then. (At age 74, I have never been asked for identification when purchasing ammunition.)

Fortunately I have relatively easy access to the Kittery Trading Post (Maine). I have bought numerous new and used firearms there since the 1960s. As a NH resident, the trading post has a firearms' delivery store in Portsmouth NH, so that NH residents don't have to pay the Maine sales tax on a firearm- a nice service for us on the other side of their border. KTP has a well staffed, experienced firearm's sales team in their fully supplied firearm's department. Their salesman understand firearms and are a great resource when one is ready to purchase a firearm (pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun). Thus, I willingly pay the Maine sales tax on ammunition rather than give Dick's my business. (The local Walmart is not well stocked in their firearm's department, but they are another tax free source of ammo. My point is that all of us likely have a local firearm's dealer nearby, such as a Rody's in Newport, NH or, as in my case the KTP. It behooves all of us to support these folks, so that they are there for us when the major companies bow to pressure from the left.

Also, have not set foot into Orvis. Several years ago their credit card company took an anti firearm's stance as a result of one of the school shootings. When I checked my credit cards I realized that my Orvis card was with that company. When I called to tell them to cancel my Orvis credit card, they seemed surprised that the credit card company's stance on firearm's meant anything to me. I replied that it should mean something to them, as they sell firearms. Anyway, I guide my expenditures as best I can to patronize companies that reflect my values.
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Is Dick’s a publicly traded corporation? If so, the stockholders should be pissed. The first duty of management of publicly traded company is to make money for the shareholders. They are intentionally making less money by refusing to sell a legal product.
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My 2 cents with just a touch of inside experience. I've recently been doing some work with a company that has a national account relationship with many large retailers including Dick's. I had some interaction with store mangers, Dick's corporate and was in a number of stores.

The money in these stores is in what they call soft goods - clothing, shoes, etc. Markups are often in the 300% range and that's why when you walk into the store the entire center is all soft goods with hard goods on the perimeter. The guns, ammo and related stuff in Dick's brings little to the bottom line - margins are small and sales are weak.

Dick's is just another struggling brick and mortar retailer trying to survive in the online Amazon age. I think the gun sales move is a smokescreen to have something to blame on the bad numbers - the numbers would be bad if they had made no policy change related to guns. Dick's is pretty much irrelevant to the gun market and has been for years. By pandering to an anti-gun sentiment Dick's is hoping to appease investors by claiming some misguided moral high ground and deflect the heat they deserve for poor performance. Dick's builds expensive stand alone stores that are 2 stories and require expensive elevators and escalators, hire entry-level workers at low pay and fill their stores with largely cheap junk. It's a poor business model and they will either transform into a better online business or disappear like Sports Authority, Montgomery Ward, Western Auto, Sears, Circuit City, et al others.
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Never did much business with them anyways have a sportsman's warehouse next to them they get all my money lol
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Stocks have climbed and Dick's isn't changing it's gun sales policies.....
Looks like 150 million wasn't a drop in the bucket.
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