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(Marketwatch)   Dick's profits go limp   (marketwatch.com ) divider line
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1444 clicks; posted to Business » on 15 Aug 2012 at 9:56 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-15 10:05:52 AM  
Well it's their flaccid approve to business in an ever growing niche (sporting good franchises) that is making it hard for them to increase profits.

/wang
 
2012-08-15 10:07:56 AM  
What?
With baseball gloves selling for $100 or more, what could possibly go wrong?
 
2012-08-15 10:11:12 AM  
Investing 30 million in a company that is renowned for being visited only by chavs (and therefore has the majority of it's stock stolen by chavs) in a country where the high street is slowly dying and where the entire sports goods arena is associated with the lower classes.....

....probably wasn't the smartest move in the world.
 
2012-08-15 10:13:02 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: With baseball gloves selling for $100 or more, what could possibly go wrong?


Serious answer: The same glove selling for $30 on-line.
 
2012-08-15 10:40:52 AM  
Also: An entire sales floor section of Diamondback bikes, which were all the rage in 1993.

/Cheap Chinese Diamondback bikes, not that they've ever been anything else.
 
2012-08-15 11:22:27 AM  
But, I was told Romney saved them!
 
2012-08-15 11:35:24 AM  
ok, so, maybe in the 50s you could name a store "Dick's" without it being taken the wrong way, but, my god, isn't it well past time to change the damn name?

/opening a pet store: "Pussy Galore"
//"Lots of Cats" you sicko!
 
2012-08-15 12:50:02 PM  
Who knew selling golf shirts for $65 would be risky in this economy
 
2012-08-15 01:04:57 PM  
I really enjoyed working there in the mid-nineties. We jousted with hockey sticks while riding crappy mountain bikes. The 40% discount on most stuff was nice too until they dropped that to 25%. Towards the end of my time there,they dropped the quality and selection of a lot of the stuff.
 
2012-08-15 01:13:50 PM  
So, Dick's not Sporting Wood?
 
2012-08-15 01:45:27 PM  
Not bad for lower/mid grade camping gear. Pretty much everything else is overpriced.
 
2012-08-15 02:30:02 PM  
I have a slogan for them that they refuse to adopt! It goes "Dick's, we've got balls covered"
 
2012-08-15 03:41:35 PM  
Cool Story Time:

I went there with my 15 year old son and I was looking at a box of golf balls. The sign said two boxes for $20. I didn't need two boxes so I asked for the price of one. Skippy working the register said "It is $19.99. Almost a better deal to get two."

My son started to say something and I interrupted him and said "Thank you". Then walked away.
 
2012-08-15 04:20:50 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Also: An entire sales floor section of Diamondback bikes, which were all the rage in 1993.

/Cheap Chinese Diamondback bikes, not that they've ever been anything else.


My Kuwahara was way better than those cheap ass Diamondbacks.
 
2012-08-15 05:08:27 PM  
I hate that place. I always feel like a suspect when I'm there. It's like the best buy of sporting goods.
 
2012-08-15 05:57:42 PM  
Here's the thing Dick, I can keep buying golf balls from you retail for ~$3/ball or I can get a barrel of them sent to me without having to fight traffic and mouth breathers for ~$1/ball. It's simple supply and demand baby, check those TPS reports.
 
2012-08-15 08:03:50 PM  
/ PENIS, PENIS,PENIS
 
2012-08-15 08:05:47 PM  

invictus2: / PENIS, PENIS,PENIS


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/ sorry for the doublepost
 
2012-08-15 11:15:56 PM  
*sad trombone*
 
2012-08-16 10:03:26 AM  

Mr.Tangent: *sad trombone*


As opposed to the rusty kind?
 
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