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2012-12-30 07:17:59 PM  
8 votes:

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 07:23:13 PM  
4 votes:
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 09:24:44 PM  
3 votes:
I love Dicks
2012-12-30 07:12:43 PM  
3 votes:

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 10:02:31 PM  
2 votes:

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?
2012-12-30 08:46:18 PM  
2 votes:
www.bbspot.com

/ Really? I'm the first to invoke Team America?
// Fark, I am disappoint
2012-12-30 07:22:53 PM  
2 votes:
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 07:13:12 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:35:43 PM  
1 votes:
www.lolhome.com
2012-12-30 10:31:35 PM  
1 votes:

The Larch: You're just made


Cuyose: that didn't evoke suck


monkeyseesmonkeyclimbs.files.wordpress.com
2012-12-30 09:53:35 PM  
1 votes:
So lets say you want a PHD in Education and you have saved the money to get it at your local state University. You also have options at other nearby colleges to get the same PHD. You know that PHDs in education are going to soon become unavailable or wildly expensive if you don't jump on it soon(lets say for the sake of argument people with PHDs in Education will be making 6 figured starting in 2 yrs due to some recent event, the event is irrelevant)

But your local state university runs a deal that if you sign up now and make pay your tuition up front you can have the PHD at a 10% discount to any other university nearby. Great, you jump on the chance, pick your classes, and wait. University comes back and tells you they decided not to offer that class because they want to be an engineering school, or just flat out don't like teachers. Now you are SOL, where as before you could have registered somewhere else because you took the initiative to get in before prices skyrocketed, but due to the exclusive deal you decided to go local.

How happy would you be if they gave you your tuition back and threw you a few extra bucks for your trouble?
2012-12-30 09:41:35 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-12-30 09:24:42 PM  
1 votes:

Cuyose: ParaHandy: 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.

After the Kobe earthquake, I bought RAM at Office Max as they had it a pre-quake prices. I didn't go regard on them because they only had a couple dozen DIMMs in stock.

I guess I missed the part in your story where office max took your money and told you to come back tomorrow for your ram, only to tell you they decided not to sell it to you, but good luck picking it up at the other places at 3 X the price or not at all because they were out of stock.


I think a lot of people are missing the point that Dick's had their money for a month before arbitrarily deciding to not sell to them. When money changes hands in lieu of a promised delivery in the future, it IS a contract. If they cannot buy that gun right now for $800, then they are due the difference. Also I bet Dick's put in an order with the manufacturer for the total number of guns needed to fulfill those orders. If those guns were refused by Dick's, then there's another breach of contract. If those orders were filled it means Dick's has those guns sitting in a warehouse and is really being stupid.
2012-12-30 08:32:18 PM  
1 votes:

sdd2000: For the internet GED's in law, please look at U.C.C. § 2-713....legalese


This seems to indicate a refund would also include the difference in the market price at the time. This would keep it so you couldn't just advertise ridiculously low prices, then take a crap ton of orders, earn interest off the deposits then just refuse to ship. Later listing the merchandise at the increased rates.

Imaging if you could do this for a commodity. "Well we will sell you an ounce of gold at the low low price of $1200/oz. Please allow 30 days for delivery" 3 weeks later, gold is at $1500/oz. "Sorry, we decided we aren't shipping gold anymore, here is your $1200 back. Hope you weren't needing that, but thanks for letting us borrow it for a month!"
2012-12-30 08:29:22 PM  
1 votes:

IrateShadow: All this arguing going on in the thread and no one has touched on the fact that every complained ordered multiple guns? I understand collecting, but what the fark do you need 3 of the same rifle for?


Because as of now in this country, at least for now anyway, one can buy as much of anything that they want. And if a byproduct of such purchases happens to be the pleasure of pissing people like you off, even better.
2012-12-30 08:28:13 PM  
1 votes:

snorkblaster: Dear internet lawyers: The customer has no damages in the eyes of the law, so there can be no successful suit.


dear guy with GED in law don't count on that. breach of contract comes to mind.
2012-12-30 08:26:25 PM  
1 votes:

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?


breach of contract. and the mfg could too probably. especially so if that bit about dick's being an exclusive dealer is right.

even if they don't get the gun they should get what the current price is. this was truly a dick move.
2012-12-30 08:25:33 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Hey, I live in California and...

Oh. Right.
2012-12-30 08:23:33 PM  
1 votes:

thorthor: If I wasn't an atheist id say "amen".


No one cares.
2012-12-30 08:18:45 PM  
1 votes:
i thought it would be cool to put out a female employee swimsuit calendar.

I'd call it "Chicks with Dick's"

WHAT‽‽‽‽
2012-12-30 07:57:44 PM  
1 votes:

IlGreven: 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?


Antagonism: 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.



Troy Industries has some nice but inexpensive rifles they sold through Dick's (exclusive distributor). Troy has the rifles ready to ship, but Dick's isn't taking them, even to fulfill backorders. Sure, they're giving the customers refunds plus $100, but these rifles are worth a lot more than that $100 now everyone's in panic mode. I'd be pissed too. Picture placing a bid for a futures commodity, and the price unexpectedly shoots way up, then the contractee refuses to ship, but here's your capital back and a few extra bucks. Hey, why the biatching? It's sort of like that.
2012-12-30 07:55:40 PM  
1 votes:

182: Subby's mom got banged by mine.


Subby's mom got banged by your mom?
2012-12-30 07:53:25 PM  
1 votes:

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.


You paid too much for you GED in Law.
2012-12-30 07:52:22 PM  
1 votes:

wyltoknow: What damages?


The cost for the person to fulfill the order that Dick's unilaterally terminated has now gone up by several hundred dollars.

If I enter into a contract to buy gold for you at $1500 and after the price of gold goes up several hundred dollars I send you a check to refund your money along with an apology about how I got out of the gold buying business and can't complete your order, you'd be pissed at losing out at entering at the low price point as now it'll cost you more.

So right now the AR-15 buyers are looking at several hundred dollars needed to make them whole. If there hadn't been a rush nationally, yea, no damages. But they can't find any AR-15 for 700$ much less the 800$ Dick's offered in total refund.

You may not like the argument but it's up to the courts to decide.
2012-12-30 07:45:42 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-12-30 07:43:45 PM  
1 votes:
Smoke and mirrors. Only explanation how Minnesota made the playoffs
2012-12-30 07:43:05 PM  
1 votes:

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.
182
2012-12-30 07:34:19 PM  
1 votes:
Subby's mom got banged by mine.
2012-12-30 07:30:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:26:11 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:24:05 PM  
1 votes:
Jesus, whine some more, assholes.
2012-12-30 07:19:05 PM  
1 votes:
Blackall says, "It's unacceptable."

You got a full refund plus a $100 gift card, you poor baby.
2012-12-30 07:15:30 PM  
1 votes:
Dick's gave them a full refund plus $100 gift card? The monsters!
2012-12-30 06:31:45 PM  
1 votes:
Someone might be looking down the barrel of a very expensive lawsuit soon.
2012-12-30 05:47:40 PM  
1 votes:
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."
 
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