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2012-12-30 05:47:40 PM
Some grade A derp from the comments:

It sickens me that a corporation would shirk from our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This knee jerk reaction to a deranged killer is senseless and guns were never the problem!

OK, then, Hobby Lobby and Chic-Fil-A should be forced to open on Sunday because the First Amendment protects my right to not practice a religion, right?

I love how, to the right, the 2nd amendment is holy and cannot be intruded on in any way, but the rest of the Constitution is, to use Dubya's phrase, "a goddamned piece of paper."
 
2012-12-30 06:31:45 PM
Someone might be looking down the barrel of a very expensive lawsuit soon.
 
2012-12-30 06:33:01 PM
A week before Christmas, Dick's announced it was suspending sales of modern sporting rifles in all stores, out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre.

Riiiight. I'll bet they just ran out of stock. Or they're waiting to jack up the price to milk more money out of panicked nitwits.
 
2012-12-30 07:05:33 PM
I got my Mossberg 715t about an hour before they took them off the shelves.  Went back a few days later to get a Rem 597, and they'd not only removed all of their "scary-looking" guns, they took all of the mags off of the shelves and even removed the pages from their catalog that listed them.  I was trying to see if I could special order a target gun, but since the listing was on the same catalog PAGE as an AR-frame rifle, they couldn't order it at all.
 
2012-12-30 07:12:43 PM

fusillade762: A week before Christmas, Dick's announced it was suspending sales of modern sporting rifles in all stores, out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre.

Riiiight. I'll bet they just ran out of stock. Or they're waiting to jack up the price to milk more money out of panicked nitwits.


Because Dick's in the only place you can buy a gun in Texas.
 
2012-12-30 07:13:12 PM

jake_lex: Some grade A derp from the comments:

It sickens me that a corporation would shirk from our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This knee jerk reaction to a deranged killer is senseless and guns were never the problem!

OK, then, Hobby Lobby and Chic-Fil-A should be forced to open on Sunday because the First Amendment protects my right to not practice a religion, right?

I love how, to the right, the 2nd amendment is holy and cannot be intruded on in any way, but the rest of the Constitution is, to use Dubya's phrase, "a goddamned piece of paper."


careful, youre so upset you might spill your pinot into your fois gras
 
2012-12-30 07:14:27 PM
I'm so mad! Get my gun!

/whoops not here yet
 
2012-12-30 07:15:23 PM
"See, there's three kinds of people..."
 
2012-12-30 07:15:30 PM
Dick's gave them a full refund plus $100 gift card? The monsters!
 
2012-12-30 07:16:39 PM
I can understand being frustrated that the sale didn't go through, but what in the world could you possibly sue them for?
 
2012-12-30 07:16:40 PM

jake_lex: Some grade A derp from the comments:

It sickens me that a corporation would shirk from our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This knee jerk reaction to a deranged killer is senseless and guns were never the problem!

OK, then, Hobby Lobby and Chic-Fil-A should be forced to open on Sunday because the First Amendment protects my right to not practice a religion, right?

I love how, to the right, the 2nd amendment is holy and cannot be intruded on in any way, but the rest of the Constitution is, to use Dubya's phrase, "a goddamned piece of paper."


Yeah, we get it, hippie.
 
2012-12-30 07:17:59 PM

thisiszombocom: jake_lex: Some grade A derp from the comments:

It sickens me that a corporation would shirk from our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This knee jerk reaction to a deranged killer is senseless and guns were never the problem!

OK, then, Hobby Lobby and Chic-Fil-A should be forced to open on Sunday because the First Amendment protects my right to not practice a religion, right?

I love how, to the right, the 2nd amendment is holy and cannot be intruded on in any way, but the rest of the Constitution is, to use Dubya's phrase, "a goddamned piece of paper."

careful, youre so upset you might spill your pinot into your fois gras


Thank goodness I can still buy firearms, otherwise I would have to rely exclusively on over-sized trucks to compensate for my unusually small penis.
 
2012-12-30 07:19:05 PM
Blackall says, "It's unacceptable."

You got a full refund plus a $100 gift card, you poor baby.
 
2012-12-30 07:19:31 PM
Tried to buy a bowling ball from them once. They held onto it for two straight weeks without drilling it, always promising to have it done in 1-3 days. I just went and got my money back. Haven't bought anything from them ever since.
 
2012-12-30 07:19:33 PM
headline of the year.
 
2012-12-30 07:19:38 PM
STFU, asshole. If you get your money back, you've no right to complain. The protections implicit in the Second Amendment have nothing to do with why you're buying those guns. You're just hoping to profit on people too stupid to know better. So, yeah, STFU.
 
2012-12-30 07:19:40 PM

Hagbardr: Dick's gave them a full refund plus $100 gift card? The monsters!


double agree with this. Does it suck to not get what you were hoping for? Sure.

But, you got a good deal on the one(s) you did buy, you got all your money back, you got an EXTRA $100 that they didn't have to give you, and you still want to whine and moan?

Move to California and join the self entitled twits who populate this state. You'll be right at home.
 
2012-12-30 07:19:55 PM
Somehow i can't find it in me to have any sympathy for the people complaining about their inability to make re-sale profit off of weapons like that. Besides,

" IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE SITE IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT YOU HAVE PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY, IF ANY, IS FROM THE MANUFACTURER OF SUCH PRODUCTS OR SUPPLIER OF SUCH SERVICES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH MANUFACTURER'S OR SUPPLIER'S WARRANTY, OR TO SEEK A RETURN AND REFUND FOR SUCH PRODUCT OR SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RETURNS AND REFUNDS POLICIES POSTED ON THE SITE. "

They got a refund. That is all they were entitled too. It sounds like DSG even went beyond their obligation and gave them a $100 gift - and yet they still whined and derped.
 
2012-12-30 07:20:18 PM

Hagbardr: Dick's gave them a full refund plus $100 gift card? The monsters!


As they explained. The price and scarcity being what it is, that extra 100$ doesn't do jack as far as helping them get what they want.

I hope Dick's gets hurt hard by this. Their stupid overreaction should cost them.
 
2012-12-30 07:20:27 PM
God bless the free market.
 
2012-12-30 07:20:38 PM

Ed_Severson: I can understand being frustrated that the sale didn't go through, but what in the world could you possibly sue them for?


I suppose technically there was a sales contract that Dick's voluntarily decided to breach (as opposed to, e.g., because the manufacturer went out of business and couldn't fill the stock), but if it comes to that, this seems like one of those $1-verdict cases.
 
2012-12-30 07:21:57 PM
static.guim.co.uk

VERY SCARY!!!

kittypackard.files.wordpress.com

Not so scary.

Same dude, different makeup.

/Damn, people are gullible
 
2012-12-30 07:22:53 PM
Are you kidding? Every time I'd stumble home in the cold and the rain, Dick's had a delicious cheeseburger, a great shake, and hot fries waiting for me.
 
2012-12-30 07:23:13 PM
Last month, on Black Friday, he says he and his wife bought three Troy Defense Carbine Semi-Automatic Rifles from Dick's Sporting Goods

That just takes the spirit out of Black Friday. Hand-to-hand combat used to be the tradition on that sacred day, but now the commercialization has ruined it.
 
2012-12-30 07:24:05 PM
Jesus, whine some more, assholes.
 
2012-12-30 07:24:12 PM
Dear internet lawyers: The customer has no damages in the eyes of the law, so there can be no successful suit.
 
2012-12-30 07:24:31 PM

Mrbogey: As they explained. The price and scarcity being what it is, that extra 100$ doesn't do jack as far as helping them get what they want.


Dick's doesn't have to do jack in terms of getting them what they want. They gave money for discounted guns. Dicks gave them back their money and said "Sorry, we won't sell those anymore." That was their full legal obligation. They gave an extra hundred bucks to be good sports (ba-dum-tsh) and the weenies are still crying and even going on about lawsuits? Pff. 2 year olds have more level-headed reactions to not getting what they want.
 
2012-12-30 07:25:01 PM

fusillade762: A week before Christmas, Dick's announced it was suspending sales of modern sporting rifles in all stores, out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre.

Riiiight. I'll bet they just ran out of stock. Or they're waiting to jack up the price to milk more money out of panicked nitwits.


Or someone crunched the numbers a figured out they were losing money. Ether way there screwed.
 
2012-12-30 07:25:02 PM

Mrbogey: Hagbardr: Dick's gave them a full refund plus $100 gift card? The monsters!

As they explained. The price and scarcity being what it is, that extra 100$ doesn't do jack as far as helping them get what they want.

I hope Dick's gets hurt hard by this. Their stupid overreaction should cost them.


Contract law does not work that way. You get your money back, you have no damages.
 
2012-12-30 07:26:11 PM

Mrbogey: As they explained. The price and scarcity being what it is, that extra 100$ doesn't do jack as far as helping them get what they want.


Well, boo-farking-hoo. If people don't like how capitalism works, they can go live somewhere else.
 
2012-12-30 07:26:51 PM

Krieghund: fusillade762: A week before Christmas, Dick's announced it was suspending sales of modern sporting rifles in all stores, out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre.

Riiiight. I'll bet they just ran out of stock. Or they're waiting to jack up the price to milk more money out of panicked nitwits.

Because Dick's in the only place you can buy a gun in Texas.


Assault rifles are sold out across the country. Rounds of .223 bullets, like those used in the AR-15 type Bushmaster rifle used in Newtown, are scarce. Stores are struggling to restock their shelves. Gun and ammunition makers are telling retailers they will have to wait months to get more.
 
2012-12-30 07:27:16 PM

Mrbogey: Hagbardr: Dick's gave them a full refund plus $100 gift card? The monsters!

As they explained. The price and scarcity being what it is, that extra 100$ doesn't do jack as far as helping them get what they want.

I hope Dick's gets hurt hard by this. Their stupid overreaction should cost them.


Yes, but Dicks has no obligation to do anything but refund the monies paid. The literally have no basis of which to sue from.
 
2012-12-30 07:28:15 PM

chrylis: Ed_Severson: I can understand being frustrated that the sale didn't go through, but what in the world could you possibly sue them for?

I suppose technically there was a sales contract that Dick's voluntarily decided to breach (as opposed to, e.g., because the manufacturer went out of business and couldn't fill the stock), but if it comes to that, this seems like one of those $1-verdict cases.


This is total speculation, but it's possible Dick's is having behind the scenes issues with a supplier. If they pulled the guns off the shelf, and theoretically aren't going to be buying any more from the supplier, they may no longer have access to get those guns and give them to the customers.

In any case, sure it's frustrating for buyers, but they've been dealt with fairly. Take your $100 gift card and move on to something more important to whine about.
 
2012-12-30 07:30:21 PM
Uh, what would make this any different then a stock exchange taking your order for a stock or commodity, then when they find out that commodity is going to up in price, just cancel your order. Granted the reason stated for doing this is moral grounds, however I would not find it impossible to believe that if they decide to sell them again, they will have no problems charging double what they almost sold them for.
 
2012-12-30 07:30:26 PM
FTA:

"The guns have doubled and tripled in price now. So it's not like we can get our money back and buy the guns someplace else."


Or, you could just wait a couple months until demand returns back to normal and buy it somewhere for a reasonable price.

This was sort of a dick move though:



Troy's CEO says the company invested millions of dollars into its operations after selecting Dick's as the sole distributor of this particular rifle.


Sucks for the company, though I'd assume that there should be some way out of any exclusivity contract they signed with Dick's if Dick's no longer sells the gun.
 
2012-12-30 07:30:56 PM

Krieghund: fusillade762: A week before Christmas, Dick's announced it was suspending sales of modern sporting rifles in all stores, out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre.

Riiiight. I'll bet they just ran out of stock. Or they're waiting to jack up the price to milk more money out of panicked nitwits.

Because Dick's in the only place you can buy a gun in Texas.


I know, right? What are the poor souls going to do?
 
2012-12-30 07:32:14 PM
Who the fark buys a gun at Dick's? Either go to a reputable gunshop or buy from a friend. Or, if you're about saving $$ go to WalMart.
 
2012-12-30 07:33:16 PM
I hope the gun manufacturer sues Dick's for a fortune
 
2012-12-30 07:33:28 PM

jake_lex: OK, then, Hobby Lobby and Chic-Fil-A should be forced to open on Sunday because the First Amendment protects my right to not practice a religion, right?


Ha! No. You're not a Christian, thus you have no right to free religion.

/And if you think that's hyperbole, the American Family Association douchebag has actually used that argument.
 
2012-12-30 07:34:09 PM
Was the return address Newtown, CT?

What?
 
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2012-12-30 07:34:19 PM
Subby's mom got banged by mine.
 
2012-12-30 07:36:11 PM

Milo Minderbinder: Contract law does not work that way. You get your money back, you have no damages.


Dick's agreed to sell an item that cost, upon termination of the deal, about $1100 for $700. It's clear the gift cards were a way to offset the damages.

But the whole issue, regardless of lawsuits, Dick's deserves bad PR and to lose customers hand over fist for their actions. Sucks for Troy that they hitched their horse to a wagon that screwed them over so callously.
 
2012-12-30 07:41:03 PM

fusillade762: Krieghund: fusillade762: A week before Christmas, Dick's announced it was suspending sales of modern sporting rifles in all stores, out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre.

Riiiight. I'll bet they just ran out of stock. Or they're waiting to jack up the price to milk more money out of panicked nitwits.

Because Dick's in the only place you can buy a gun in Texas.

Assault rifles are sold out across the country. Rounds of .223 bullets, like those used in the AR-15 type Bushmaster rifle used in Newtown, are scarce. Stores are struggling to restock their shelves. Gun and ammunition makers are telling retailers they will have to wait months to get more.


...and this is Dick's fault how?
 
2012-12-30 07:41:33 PM

Mrbogey: It's clear the gift cards were a way to offset the damages.


What damages?
 
2012-12-30 07:43:05 PM

Ed_Severson: I can understand being frustrated that the sale didn't go through, but what in the world could you possibly sue them for?


The sale did go through. The Customer was out the money, and it was deposited in Dick's account. Once a retailer charges your card, they are bound by contract to deliver the goods you just paid for. If they cancel due to arbitrary reasons, you can sue.
 
2012-12-30 07:43:30 PM
Wow. Just wow. You got a free $100 you didn't have before, your full refund, and you still think they need to "make it right"?

Sounds like the only dicks are the ones that shop there.
 
2012-12-30 07:43:45 PM
Smoke and mirrors. Only explanation how Minnesota made the playoffs
 
2012-12-30 07:44:36 PM

jake_lex: Some grade A derp from the comments:

It sickens me that a corporation would shirk from our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This knee jerk reaction to a deranged killer is senseless and guns were never the problem!

OK, then, Hobby Lobby and Chic-Fil-A should be forced to open on Sunday because the First Amendment protects my right to not practice a religion, right?

I love how, to the right, the 2nd amendment is holy and cannot be intruded on in any way, but the rest of the Constitution is, to use Dubya's phrase, "a goddamned piece of paper."


why using "to the right". how about 'to some people'. just because you have a erection for a crowd you perceive is no license to tell everyone you're a slanted close mind type of Farker. i think you are better than that. and i love you, man.
 
2012-12-30 07:44:50 PM

John Buck 41: Who the fark buys a gun at Dick's? Either go to a reputable gunshop or buy from a friend. Or, if you're about saving $$ go to WalMart.


For deals, presumably. The gun you'll get from there is equivalent to the gun you'll get out of the package anywhere else. I can't imagine "browsing" for guns at Dick's though, I've never seen one with any kind of real selection.
 
2012-12-30 07:45:42 PM
I always thought it would be cool to open a store next to Dick's called Pussies, and it wouldn't sell sporting goods...it would be, you know, dicks.
 
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