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1041 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Mar 2019 at 1:27 PM (7 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-03-13 01:11:52 PM  
... to dicks
 
2019-03-13 01:18:49 PM  
They have the option to sell or not to sell.  Business will either suffer, stay the same, or gain....Business again acts accordingly.

//news at 10.
 
2019-03-13 01:26:47 PM  
Oh no, this means there's only 8,257,624 other places left to buy guns in America...
 
2019-03-13 01:29:52 PM  
"We just don't feel like dealing with this shiat." Sound decision.
 
2019-03-13 01:34:13 PM  
Was anyone buying guns there in the first place? The strip mall sporting goods store is not generally my first thought when it comes to my firearms needs.

I own a lot of guns, I enjoy shooting, but a sporting goods store deciding they dont want to be in a market where consumers don't think of them as anything but a 3rd tier afterthought in the first place isn't exactly offensive or rage inducing to me...I don't get the butthurt.
 
2019-03-13 01:45:27 PM  
"Not selling guns!  But... MY SECOND AMENDMENT!!"

"Sir, this is a Taco Bell".
 
2019-03-13 01:49:26 PM  
This has nothing at all to do with the ongoing boycott, right?

Last spring, Dicks stated:  "Our firearms policy changes impacted our hunt business which saw an accelerated decline," chief financial officer Lee Belitsky told analysts on the company's conference call. "We expect these businesses to remain under significant pressure throughout the remainder of the year."
 
2019-03-13 01:54:45 PM  

zbtop: Was anyone buying guns there in the first place? The strip mall sporting goods store is not generally my first thought when it comes to my firearms needs.

I own a lot of guns, I enjoy shooting, but a sporting goods store deciding they dont want to be in a market where consumers don't think of them as anything but a 3rd tier afterthought in the first place isn't exactly offensive or rage inducing to me...I don't get the butthurt.


I live in Oklahoma and I've never seen anyone buy a gun at wal-mart or dicks.
 
2019-03-13 01:55:40 PM  

ChicagoKev: This has nothing at all to do with the ongoing boycott, right?

Last spring, Dicks stated:  "Our firearms policy changes impacted our hunt business which saw an accelerated decline," chief financial officer Lee Belitsky told analysts on the company's conference call. "We expect these businesses to remain under significant pressure throughout the remainder of the year."


"We're going to have fewer guns available for sale"
"ZOMGWTFBBQ?!?!! BoyCoTT!"
"Due to decreased sales, we're not going to sell any guns"
 
2019-03-13 02:12:52 PM  
I did look at a shotgun at Dick's....but then payed way less somewhere else.
 
2019-03-13 02:21:09 PM  
Don't worry there are still thousands of other places to buy guns that you will later report stolen when you sell them to a shady friend.
 
2019-03-13 02:22:27 PM  
also ditching Reebok.  i didn't realize reebok was still around so i guess it's not selling.
 
2019-03-13 02:29:21 PM  

gbv23: I did look at a shotgun at Dick's....but then payed way less somewhere else.


Bought mine at Cabela's. There's a pre-'64 Winchester Model 70 I have my eye on there too.

Glad Dick's isn't selling ARs though.
 
2019-03-13 02:32:11 PM  

mcsiegs: They have the option to sell or not to sell.  Business will either suffer, stay the same, or gain....Business again acts accordingly.

//news at 10.


People don't seem to have problems when stores choose to not sell their product based on a religious belief (i.e. Chick-fil-a on Sundays) but get real butthurt over stupid stuff like this.
 
2019-03-13 02:57:33 PM  
I got a great deal on a Remington 870 combo package at Dicks, and bought a safe there, but I don't remember them carrying that many AR or AK pattern rifles. To me, it seemed like they catered more towards actually sports shooting (hunting, target, skeet) than pew-pew-rat-a-tat-tical, anyway. I'm sure they'll make up the lost business in Under Armor and sports jerseys.
 
2019-03-13 03:00:24 PM  
It's dumb. I'm pretty sure dicks wanted to stop selling guns because they weren't making much money off them compared to the cost of being in that business, fair enough. Then they decided to try to get free positive press coverage by pretending it was a moral stance and pissed a bunch of people off who were otherwise at least occasionally bought high margin hunting crap at dicks. Zomg who realized the market for hunting crap overlapped so heavily with the gun market! Now a bunch of people are avoiding them on principle which means they're not going to buy little Kyler his football cleats or baseball bat at dicks or a pair of oakleys or an overpriced cooler, they'll go to Cabela's or Bass pro or academy instead. I suspect Cabela's especially realizes the guns are a sort of window shopping/loss leader to get people into their stores and buying beef jerky and camo fleece blankets.
 
2019-03-13 03:01:24 PM  
I've never actually seen anyone that regularly collects, buys or sells firearms actually purchase a firearm from a major retailer like this. Why would I pay MSRP + taxes for a firearm when I can get it privately for much cheaper?
 
2019-03-13 03:09:01 PM  

capn' fun: I got a great deal on a Remington 870 combo package at Dicks, and bought a safe there, but I don't remember them carrying that many AR or AK pattern rifles. To me, it seemed like they catered more towards actually sports shooting (hunting, target, skeet) than pew-pew-rat-a-tat-tical, anyway. I'm sure they'll make up the lost business in Under Armor and sports jerseys.


Dicks couldn't keep those in stock during the first 2 years of the Obama administration.
 
2019-03-13 03:19:33 PM  

mathamagical: It's dumb. I'm pretty sure dicks wanted to stop selling guns because they weren't making much money off them compared to the cost of being in that business, fair enough. Then they decided to try to get free positive press coverage by pretending it was a moral stance and pissed a bunch of people off who were otherwise at least occasionally bought high margin hunting crap at dicks. Zomg who realized the market for hunting crap overlapped so heavily with the gun market! Now a bunch of people are avoiding them on principle which means they're not going to buy little Kyler his football cleats or baseball bat at dicks or a pair of oakleys or an overpriced cooler, they'll go to Cabela's or Bass pro or academy instead. I suspect Cabela's especially realizes the guns are a sort of window shopping/loss leader to get people into their stores and buying beef jerky and camo fleece blankets.


Another way of looking at it - who'da thunk that the hunting market overlapped so strongly with the identity politics population?  Clearly the hunting products purchasers care more about making a point about their belief system than simply buying gear for hunting.
 
2019-03-13 03:27:05 PM  

MizzouFTW: I've never actually seen anyone that regularly collects, buys or sells firearms actually purchase a firearm from a major retailer like this.


JolobinSmokin: I live in Oklahoma and I've never seen anyone buy a gun at wal-mart or dicks.


So closely monitoring the gun counter at your local big box retailer is a hobby? I did not know that.
 
2019-03-13 03:37:02 PM  
That great news....

for Walmart.

/fark them
 
2019-03-13 03:41:35 PM  

jaytkay: MizzouFTW: I've never actually seen anyone that regularly collects, buys or sells firearms actually purchase a firearm from a major retailer like this.

JolobinSmokin: I live in Oklahoma and I've never seen anyone buy a gun at wal-mart or dicks.

So closely monitoring the gun counter at your local big box retailer is a hobby? I did not know that.


Walmart's sporting goods department is right across from women's lingerie.
 
2019-03-13 03:45:01 PM  

mathamagical: It's dumb. I'm pretty sure dicks wanted to stop selling guns because they weren't making much money off them compared to the cost of being in that business, fair enough. Then they decided to try to get free positive press coverage by pretending it was a moral stance and pissed a bunch of people off who were otherwise at least occasionally bought high margin hunting crap at dicks. Zomg who realized the market for hunting crap overlapped so heavily with the gun market! Now a bunch of people are avoiding them on principle which means they're not going to buy little Kyler his football cleats or baseball bat at dicks or a pair of oakleys or an overpriced cooler, they'll go to Cabela's or Bass pro or academy instead. I suspect Cabela's especially realizes the guns are a sort of window shopping/loss leader to get people into their stores and buying beef jerky and camo fleece blankets.


Meanwhile, in mathereality:

Last year, Dick's removed hunting items from 10 stores where it underperformed. After the removal, those stores generated positive comp sales in Q4.

It's almost as if the company's CEO knows more about running his business than the boycotters do.
 
2019-03-13 04:35:52 PM  
I remember when Sports Authority opened for biz in Jersey some years ago.  Originally the Jersey stores stocked guns and hunting stuff.  I happened to be in one of their Jersey stores soon after they eliminated guns/ammo.   A guy walked in, took a look around, and asked the manager, or assistant manager, what happened to the guns.  The manager told him the store would no longer carry guns or ammo.  The guy started ranting about how the Jersey libs are full of shiat, etc, etc.  The manager cut him off and said that it had nothing to do with politics, they guns/ammo were not making any money, and they needed the space for merchandise that sells.
 
2019-03-13 04:44:30 PM  

Fissile: I remember when Sports Authority opened for biz in Jersey some years ago.  Originally the Jersey stores stocked guns and hunting stuff.  I happened to be in one of their Jersey stores soon after they eliminated guns/ammo.   A guy walked in, took a look around, and asked the manager, or assistant manager, what happened to the guns.  The manager told him the store would no longer carry guns or ammo.  The guy started ranting about how the Jersey libs are full of shiat, etc, etc.  The manager cut him off and said that it had nothing to do with politics, they guns/ammo were not making any money, and they needed the space for merchandise that sells.


They did away with all hunting and fishing items at the time.  I got a sweet pair of wading boots for cheap when they did that.
 
2019-03-13 05:46:11 PM  

zbtop: Was anyone buying guns there in the first place? The strip mall sporting goods store is not generally my first thought when it comes to my firearms needs.

I own a lot of guns, I enjoy shooting, but a sporting goods store deciding they dont want to be in a market where consumers don't think of them as anything but a 3rd tier afterthought in the first place isn't exactly offensive or rage inducing to me...I don't get the butthurt.


Very well said.
 
2019-03-13 06:10:39 PM  
The only reason to buy guns in a sporting goods store, along with your soccer and tennis needs, is if you enjoy buying factory reject guns and like to overpay for everything you buy.
 
2019-03-13 06:50:23 PM  
Guns are pretty non profitable overall. Ammo is where you make money. But really, there is plenty of competition that do it better.
 
2019-03-13 06:53:50 PM  

GodComplex: Guns are pretty non profitable overall. Ammo is where you make money. But really, there is plenty of competition that do it better.


Give it time. Eventually republicans will figure out a way to sell guns in boxes of 50 like they do ammo.
 
2019-03-13 07:04:41 PM  
Here's a question: are rifles "sporting goods?" I mean, is hunting really a sport? The deer can't shoot back, right?
 
2019-03-13 07:27:44 PM  
Even before this (or the assault rifle ban) why would anyone go there to buy a firearm instead of a gun shop? To save 20 bucks?
 
2019-03-13 08:17:43 PM  

John Buck 41: Even before this (or the assault rifle ban) why would anyone go there to buy a firearm instead of a gun shop? To save 20 bucks?


Right. Just pick up an Uncle Henry's. That way you don't even have to tell the gubmint about it. I love Maine.
 
2019-03-13 08:23:51 PM  

LaChanz: John Buck 41: Even before this (or the assault rifle ban) why would anyone go there to buy a firearm instead of a gun shop? To save 20 bucks?

Right. Just pick up an Uncle Henry's. That way you don't even have to tell the gubmint about it. I love Maine.


You and me both, Pal. As much as I biatch about and hate winter I'd never live anywhere else.
 
2019-03-13 09:04:48 PM  

FlashHarry: Here's a question: are rifles "sporting goods?" I mean, is hunting really a sport? The deer can't shoot back, right?


Shooting sports is more akin to skeet, trap, sporting clays, Benchrest competitions, ect.

Hell, even the NCAA has a sanctioned competition for men and women.

Calling hunting a sport may be a bit of bone of contention for some, though I don't care.
 
2019-03-13 09:16:58 PM  

HeadLever: FlashHarry: Here's a question: are rifles "sporting goods?" I mean, is hunting really a sport? The deer can't shoot back, right?

Shooting sports is more akin to skeet, trap, sporting clays, Benchrest competitions, ect.

Hell, even the NCAA has a sanctioned competition for men and women.

Calling hunting a sport may be a bit of bone of contention for some, though I don't care.


Nor do I. Don't wanna hunt? Don't. Pretty simple for anyone with a functioning brain.
 
2019-03-13 11:39:54 PM  
Dick's is the place Karen's took their Mackaylas and Aydens in their GMC suv's to buy a pair of Nike's or a soccer ball, not serious people into guns or more outdoorsy things. They will likely eventually meet the same fate as Sports Authority.
 
6 days ago  
People who need semi-autos to hunt, should spend more time at the range rather than beating off to kiddie porn and imagining what it would be like to have Putin deliver his DNA to their glottis.

If you can't deliver a kill shot to a game bird that has been tied down in one shot, perhaps you need to stop "hunting" with Dick Cheney.
 
6 days ago  

HeadLever: Shooting sports is more akin to skeet, trap, sporting clays, Benchrest competitions, ect.


Fair point. I shoot trap whenever I can. I suck... but I'm getting better!

/not so much this winter.
//vintage SxS 12ga FTW!
 
6 days ago  

HeadLever: FlashHarry: Here's a question: are rifles "sporting goods?" I mean, is hunting really a sport? The deer can't shoot back, right?

Shooting sports is more akin to skeet, trap, sporting clays, Benchrest competitions, ect.

Hell, even the NCAA has a sanctioned competition for men and women.

Calling hunting a sport may be a bit of bone of contention for some, though I don't care.


Depends on the type of hunt in my opinion.

On the ground and tracking your prey - sport

In a stand or hide waiting for Bambi's mom to walk through an area you know deer frequent - practical but not sport.

Not a hunter and have no desire to shoot anything living.  I'll stick with steel gong targets, soda cans, and other non-living things.
 
6 days ago  

etoof: GodComplex: Guns are pretty non profitable overall. Ammo is where you make money. But really, there is plenty of competition that do it better.

Give it time. Eventually republicans will figure out a way to sell guns in boxes of 50 like they do ammo.


Like how the Obama administration sold guns to the Mexican cartels?
 
6 days ago  

MizzouFTW: I've never actually seen anyone that regularly collects, buys or sells firearms actually purchase a firearm from a major retailer like this. Why would I pay MSRP + taxes for a firearm when I can get it privately for much cheaper?


I bought a brand new Mossberg 12 gauge pump at Academy Sports for $189.  I couldn't find it anywhere else cheaper than that.
 
6 days ago  

FlashHarry: HeadLever: Shooting sports is more akin to skeet, trap, sporting clays, Benchrest competitions, ect.

Fair point. I shoot trap whenever I can. I suck... but I'm getting better!

/not so much this winter.
//vintage SxS 12ga FTW!


I'd love to have a S/S
 
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