SkunkWerks: MarkEC: Please give me an example of a retailer that has done something in the same vane as Dick's has.No.I said I'd go along with your derp. I don't much like getting locked into purchasing from a store I already probably have good reason not to purchase from in the first place either.Now be happy, damn you.
The Larch: Cuyose: So lets say you want a PHD in Education and you have saved the money to get it at your local state University.No, even better, suppose you were driving a car, and someone told you that they'd buy you a new car if you drove them to McDonald's, but you had to drive past Wendy's first and pick up their friend Dave. So you drove to Wendy's, but the engine in your old car is super powerful, like maybe a 427 cubic inch Ford like they have in those really souped up Mustangs, but maybe the new car that you're going to get is a Chevy. Or maybe it's a Saturn, but it's actually new because its been sitting on the lot for the last three years because nobody wants a Saturn.So what if it was like that? Then would you be able to collect damages?
StinkyFiddlewinks: You don't need 3 carbines you piece of shiat.
Cuyose: Let me guess, you had an stroke when you tried to mentally twist yourself around the A:B :: C:? questions on the SAT
The Larch: Cuyose: Let me guess, you had an stroke when you tried to mentally twist yourself around the A:B :: C:? questions on the SATYou're just made mad because my analogy made just as much sense as yours, but mine was cooler because it had cars in it.
The Larch: Cuyose: Let me guess, you had an stroke when you tried to mentally twist yourself around the A:B :: C:? questions on the SATYou're just made because my analogy made just as much sense as yours, but mine was cooler because it had cars in it.
cynicalbastard: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x320]The woman in the photo has regularly been f*cked by Dick's. And several other guys'.
The Larch: You're just made
Cuyose: that didn't evoke suck
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.
SkunkWerks: The Larch: You're just madeCuyose: that didn't evoke suck[monkeyseesmonkeyclimbs.files.wordpress.com image 500x422]
marcguyver: Notabunny: 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.I miss seattle
HoratioGates: If sane gun owners want to keep their guns they need to help us get the guns out of their nutjob friends' hands. Several of my friends have guns. Of the eight that pop in my head first, five absolutely shouldn't have them
ultraholland: Blackall says, "It's unacceptable."You got a full refund plus a $100 gift card, you poor baby.
graeylin: 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.
Milo Minderbinder: 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.
CameraMonkey: ultraholland: Blackall says, "It's unacceptable."You got a full refund plus a $100 gift card, you poor baby.Considering the market, You'd be pissed too. Lets rewind 5 years. Say you put in an order with your broker 5 years ago for one ounce of gold for the going rate of $500 that will be placed into his vault for safe keeping. He got drunk at lunch and forgot to actually place your order that day. Two years later the price is now almost $1200 an ounce. You are looking at your asset listing and and notice according to your records you are an ounce short of gold. He offers to refund the $500 cash plus $100.What are you going to do? go to another broker and buy an ounce of gold with that $600? Hell no. You're out $600 since your cash now only buys a half ounce!Thats pretty much where this guy is sitting. He got a great deal, but even if he could sell the gift card to a buddy for cash at face value, that $900 isnt gonna buy him a replacement rifle. IF, and thats a big IF he can actually find a replacement on the shelf due to market demands that $900 will be a nice down payment only.Class action still isnt the right course. All it does is annoy Dicks and put TONS of cash in the lawyer's wallets. Lawyers are the only ones who win as it does nothing appreciable for the litigants. "My class action over a $1000 loss caused Dicks to lose a couple million dollars and all I got was this free box of shotgun shells*."*but only ones Dicks sells
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.
jpo2269: Full refund, plus a $100 gift card for the hassle? If this is the worst someone has to deal with in the next month or so, they are living a charmed life.
Dougie AXP: He has been made whole. You only need to take an introductory course in Contract Law to cover a case example like this.
Curious: Dougie AXP: He has been made whole. You only need to take an introductory course in Contract Law to cover a case example like this.it's been 40 years since i took that but i don't remember it that way. dick's has a contractual obligation to provide a specific (easily obtainable) good. they can't just say: "piss off here's your money back".
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 while eating chicken sandwiches and doing a little scrapbooking maintenance on the firing range, right?
John Buck 41: Who the fark buys a gun at Dick's?
DarkSoulNoHope: The only damage that was done in this case is the gun manufacturer lost money, these people have no leg to stand on (or it got shot off).
Cluckity: 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.
zamboni: Yeah... there are nuts out there. But in other... unreported news, there are 80,000,000 gun owners who didn't go on a killing spree this year. They went hunting. They went target shooting. Hell, they probably even concealed carried without incident. They protected their homes, their families and themselves. Perhaps they did have to use their weapon for defense. Maybe it was an investment. Maybe it just sat in a box. Maybe, they have what would be considered by some an unreasonable quantity of guns and/or ammunition... but they never broke the law. Why can't people understand this? Why can't people understand how much the news sensationalizes this?Most of these people who go on these killing sprees have already broken multiple laws. How would more laws that only affect the law abiding change this? The Columbine killers had already broken 21 laws before they even set foot in that school. How many would stop them? 25? 30? 1000?Somehow, someway we have to convince people that the problem isn't with people who actually obey laws.
MarkEC: 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.
Griswold: "See, there's three kinds of people: dicks, pussies, and assholes. Pussies think everyone can get along, and dicks just want to fark all the time without thinking it through. But then you got your assholes, Chuck. And all the assholes want us to shiat all over everything! So, pussies may get mad at dicks once in a while, because pussies get farked by dicks. But dicks also fark assholes, Chuck. And if they didn't fark the assholes, you know what you'd get? You'd get your dick and your pussy all covered in shiat! "/obscure? I think not.
Curious: dick's has a contractual obligation to provide a specific (easily obtainable) good. they can't just say: "piss off here's your money back".
JadedRaverLA: Curious: Dougie AXP: He has been made whole. You only need to take an introductory course in Contract Law to cover a case example like this.it's been 40 years since i took that but i don't remember it that way. dick's has a contractual obligation to provide a specific (easily obtainable) good. they can't just say: "piss off here's your money back".It's been WAY less than 40 years since I took contract law, and of course they can, per the terms of the contract. The contract you enter into when ordering an out-of-stock item ALWAYS outlines what will happen if the retailer fails to get you your item -- and that is ALWAYS to refund your money, with no additional compensation due. That's the contract. It's on your receipt. You signed it. Similarly, the contract usually includes a "not for resale" clause, so your ability to profit by reselling the item doesn't come into play.Moreover, failure to deliver a good or service is incredibly simple case law. There was no fraud, as the retailer DID intend to deliver the good at the time the order was taken. They later changed their mind. (They can do that. They have no obligation at all to tell you why they aren't filling your order.) Again, all you would be entitled to is a refund of your money.Also, the whole "they had my money" nonsense is either consumer confusion (very common) or someone who enjoys making really large purchases (that they won't receive until some future date) by cash or check. Every major credit card issuer now requires that retailers not charge credit cards for ordered items until they ship the item. They run the card when you place your order, make sure there is enough available credit to cover the purchase, and place a "hold" on the estimated total of the transaction. You sign, get a receipt, etc, but the money doesn't actually go from your credit card company to the retailer until the item ships.Finally, a retail gun purchase isn't an investment. Although if gun owners all wanted ...
zamboni: i thought it would be cool to put out a female employee swimsuit calendar.I'd call it "Chicks with Dick's"WHAT‽‽‽‽
Dougie AXP: yea they really can.
JadedRaverLA: and of course they can
Hrist: The contract for purchasing something goes like this:
semiotix: Sure they can. Maybe they shouldn't, but they can.
Curious: Dougie AXP: yea they really can.JadedRaverLA: and of course they canHrist: The contract for purchasing something goes like this:you guys all seem to have a different opinion than me and make a good case for it/them so i'll bow out.
Sultan Of Herf: StinkyFiddlewinks: You don't need 3 carbines you piece of shiat.Id bet they are trying to capitalize on the rush. Buy now at the current (and increasing) price, wait a couple months and sell for even higher.Right now im sitting on a DTI AR-15, bought it earlier in the year, havent had a chance to get to the range with it, so its basically brand new...Im torn between keeping it (as a ban would prevent buying one in the future) and selling it to make a nice profit.
Dougie AXP: I've bought some things there and know the back of the receipt has a TON of text on it and while I've never read it,
cosmiquemuffin: [www.bbspot.com image 350x272]/ Really? I'm the first to invoke Team America?// Fark, I am disappoint
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Jun 24 2017 21:32:14
Runtime: 0.386 sec (385 ms)