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Dick’s Sporting Goods is refusing to fill orders for guns that were paid for
BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/30/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Posted on 12/31/2012 6:58:08 AM PST by SmileRight

In a move that potentially may spark a class action lawsuit, Dick’s Sporting Goods is refusing to fill orders for guns that were paid for weeks ago.

Russell Kellner of Flower Mound, Texas said he and his wife bought three Troy Defense Carbine Semi-Automatic Rifles on Black Friday at a cost of $799 each, a $300 dollar discount.

“It was a heck of a deal,” said Kellner. They received two of them, but were then notified by Dick’s on Christmas Eve, that no more orders would be fulfilled...

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This is a knee-jerk reaction and does nothing but fuel the dialogue on gun control. If I were a gun manufacturer/distributor, I would reconsider putting guns in Dick's stores. They're either going to sell them, or they're not. Shouldn't pick and choose which ones and when at their leisure.
1 posted on 12/31/2012 6:58:18 AM PST by SmileRight
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To: SmileRight

Just don’t shop there boycott Dick’s.


2 posted on 12/31/2012 7:01:27 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: SmileRight

We have a few Dick’s shops, but they will not again be bothered by my presence.

In any case, we now have a Bass Pro shop going up...and why bother with wimpy little dorky (Omama-like) stores when there is a real one around?


3 posted on 12/31/2012 7:02:22 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SmileRight

No more Dick’s.

Their guns may be made in the USA but the rest of the shi- is Chinese.


4 posted on 12/31/2012 7:02:26 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SmileRight

If the name fits...


5 posted on 12/31/2012 7:03:51 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SmileRight

Hmmmm, I wonder?

Knee jerk reaction or profit?

Those guns will probably bring $12-$1400 right now. Why sell them for $799 if you can find some reason not to?

For the record, I’ve only been in Dick’s Sporting Goods twice, didn’t like the place, and have never been back.


6 posted on 12/31/2012 7:04:41 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: SmileRight; All

Sounds like that sporting goods store is acting like their name


7 posted on 12/31/2012 7:06:50 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: I cannot think of a name

I like the place, but will avoid from now on


8 posted on 12/31/2012 7:07:09 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SmileRight

Who needs Dick’s? We have a Sportsman’s Warehouse, Academy Sports, and a few gun shops in the region. That ought to cover most of my sporting needs.


9 posted on 12/31/2012 7:09:47 AM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: SmileRight

Anybody have an email address for Dick’s leadership?


10 posted on 12/31/2012 7:09:57 AM PST by O6ret
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To: SmileRight

Talk about living up (or down) to a name...


11 posted on 12/31/2012 7:12:41 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: SmileRight

I recall from my job in a gun store many years ago that Federal law gives the dealer broad discretion in refusing to sell to anyone if the transaction just doesn’t “feel right”.

That is likely enough wiggle-room to get them out of the lawsuits.


12 posted on 12/31/2012 7:15:33 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SmileRight

Dicks: No guns but free birth control (Read: Abortions) for their employees. What fools.


13 posted on 12/31/2012 7:15:59 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Rappini

Gun shop that doesn’t sell...guns? Why, that’s just plain damn retarded.

Boycott Dick and putt’em outta buisness. It will be retarded no more.


14 posted on 12/31/2012 7:18:55 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: SmileRight

The GF drug me into a Dick’s before Christmas. Ammo was wiped out. Lines to registers were 1/2 way around the store.

Soccer moms and pop culture were wiping out the clothing and sport gear.

Dick’s had a very good Christmas.


15 posted on 12/31/2012 7:20:24 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: SmileRight

Dick’s Sportin Goods are penny wise and pound foolish.

Most likely they are seeing this as a cost cutting measure. This is when the suit replaces the brain.

They are still selling baseball bats (very deadly) and gold clubs.


16 posted on 12/31/2012 7:21:58 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Yes, they will probably get out of any lawsuits by purchasers but from the article it sounds like they have exposure on the distributorship contract.

Dick Dick's before they dick you!

17 posted on 12/31/2012 7:23:35 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Rebelbase

“The GF drug me into a Dick’s before Christmas. Ammo was wiped out. Lines to registers were 1/2 way around the store.

Soccer moms and pop culture were wiping out the clothing and sport gear.

Dick’s had a very good Christmas.”

That good Christmas can be returned for it’s money back...


18 posted on 12/31/2012 7:25:24 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: SmileRight

” The store has issued refunds and added a $100 gift card for the inconvenience...”

***

So the article is apparently misleading. Refunds are being issued — just not for the real value of the guns.

I’m no lawyer, but from a legal standpoint, it looks like Dicks did what it was required to under the law. Actually, by issuing the gift cards, it went beyond what is legal and customary for a refund policy. Most stores will give a refund or credit if something goes wrong in a transaction, but there are situations where a merchant can refuse a refund or a credit (trying to return a clearance item, for example). Perfectly legal.

I don’t like Dick’s knee-jerk reaction, but I don’t see how a court could require Dicks to compensate purchasers further. I don’t think there are damages for pain and suffering when an item is no longer offered for sale.


19 posted on 12/31/2012 7:26:15 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: longtermmemmory

Most likely they are seeing this as a cost cutting measure. This is when the suit replaces the brain.


Not at all. They are choosing sides in the culture cold war that has turned hot. So be it.


20 posted on 12/31/2012 7:26:41 AM PST by lodi90
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To: SmileRight

There’s a reason why they named their company “Dicks”.


21 posted on 12/31/2012 7:26:45 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Federal law gives the dealer broad discretion in refusing to sell to anyone if the transaction just doesn’t “feel right”.

True, but they didn't refuse the sale, they refused to complete the contract they'd already agreed too.

Personally, I hope everyone who ordered from them but didn't received their merchandise AND the gun manufacturer that made the exclusive deal with them ALL sue them into nonexistence for breach of contract.

Dick's Sporting Goods is aptly named...particularly since they so obviously just stepped on their own!

22 posted on 12/31/2012 7:28:23 AM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of secession)
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To: servantboy777

This is the type of stupidity that terminates trust. If the backtrack on this, who is to say they will not go “special stupid” later.

Also, consider how they would utterly cooperate with keeping track of customer information and just turn it over to any government agency for ANY reason.


23 posted on 12/31/2012 7:28:24 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SmileRight
If you gotta patronize a big chain store, at least Gander Mtn. has its 'stuff together'.
Myself, I prefer a small shop with a knowledgeable owner who is also an enthusiast.
24 posted on 12/31/2012 7:31:06 AM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: SmileRight

You saw the hearings when the Fluckers thought they might be denied their condom/pill payments from their insurance carriers. Where are the hearings on the Hill about a store refusing to avail their Second Amendment Rights? Do the Pubbies have any Balls? They must be all RINO’ed up, again!


25 posted on 12/31/2012 7:31:36 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: SmileRight

Dick’s was already on the edge. Refusing to sell handguns showed their policies before this. They have a store very conveniently located to my shopping area. I will go elsewhere to satisfy my “needs”.


26 posted on 12/31/2012 7:32:28 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Change it to p***y


27 posted on 12/31/2012 7:33:26 AM PST by Morris70
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To: SmileRight

From what the article says, he made out with an extra $100.


28 posted on 12/31/2012 7:39:47 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: SmileRight

I have thought about going into Dick’s and gathering up an AR-15s worth of goods and having them rung up at the register. Then call the manager over and tell him this is what I was going to spend in his store on a new rifle but I will never spend a nickel in any Rick’s anywhere,anytime.


29 posted on 12/31/2012 7:41:02 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: servantboy777

I don’t think firearms are that big of a profit maker for them. Mostly it’s other sports and clothing.


30 posted on 12/31/2012 7:42:00 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: WKUHilltopper

Yeah, the founder’s name is Richard


31 posted on 12/31/2012 7:45:09 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: 45semi
Gander Mtn.s prices are too high. The mosin nagant 91-30 I bought there was $30-40 more expensive than dunhams(discovered a little too late...) and the purchase took far too long for a simple long gun . FWIW

CC

32 posted on 12/31/2012 7:45:27 AM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: longtermmemmory
>>cooperate with keeping track of customer information and just turn it over to any government agency<<

Those cool little yellow papers one fills out upon a purchase of a firearm at a retail store and are supposed to be on file at the store...will ultimately end up in the hands of the ATF to bolster their database.

There is no more anonymity.

33 posted on 12/31/2012 7:45:33 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: SmileRight

Show ‘em how fast they can go out of business. Zero tolerance for wussy stores like this. No mas.


34 posted on 12/31/2012 7:47:14 AM PST by bigbob
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To: TexasRedeye

I remember buying .38Spl from Sports Authority a long time ago, now they don’t sell any firearms. One of the best places for a good price on long guns, is WalMart, but they don’t sell handguns either.


35 posted on 12/31/2012 7:47:36 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: servantboy777

Unless you buy a weapon from a private owner, all firearm transactions have files on the purchase and buyer.


36 posted on 12/31/2012 7:49:54 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: NonValueAdded

Their Corporate HQ is here in Pittsburgh. Anyone I know who has ever had any business dealings with them so far as being a supplier, etc. all agree. They REALLY live up to their name!


37 posted on 12/31/2012 7:49:54 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

But did you take their money first? Weeks in advance?

I’d say it’s breach of contract.


38 posted on 12/31/2012 7:50:59 AM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Rappini

“Just don’t shop there boycott Dick’s.”

That’s been my policy for several years now. This came about after trying to buy a bolt action .22 package that they were out of stock on 1 day after a sale flyer was released. They had plenty of semis in the same package on the shelf but apparently didn’t order enough bolt actions. They gladly gave be a raincheck but never made good on it. I went back monthly and was told each time that they would call me when they came in...never happened.

Never really like their setup anyhow. When I go into a sporting goods store I like to see guns and ammo when I walk in the door not hid in some out of the way corner.


39 posted on 12/31/2012 7:52:43 AM PST by WinMod70
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>>Unless you buy a weapon from a private owner...<<

Yep, but that’s about to change.


40 posted on 12/31/2012 7:53:01 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: stuartcr

Aptly named.


41 posted on 12/31/2012 7:53:14 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: meyer

Who needs Dick’s?


Agreed. Academy Sports is my favorite spot for deals. They have some good sales on brand name gear. It’s a way better option than the other big box “sporting goods” stores at least in FL. Bass Pro is on another level obviously.


42 posted on 12/31/2012 7:55:20 AM PST by lodi90
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To: servantboy777

I don’t think so.


43 posted on 12/31/2012 8:03:26 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Rebelbase
Soccer moms and pop culture were wiping out the clothing and sport gear.

Soccer moms (along with soccer dads) and pop culture are much of why my last shopping trip to Dick's was my last shopping trip to Dick's. I haven't stepped foot in the place for over a year, and am probably a smidgen less cynical about my quondam "fellow Americans" because of it. Organized team sports and athletic event voyeurism is truly the current opiate of the masses.

If I were to wake up some morning with an uncontrollable craving to buy cartoonish, overpriced and underbuilt NCAA/NFL/NBA-licensed merchandise (made by Chinese teenagers) from a retailer who looks down on handgun buyers and thinks that AR-15s are assault rifles... well, there's always Dick's.

Mr. niteowl77

44 posted on 12/31/2012 8:04:06 AM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: stuartcr

Hide and watch. The so called “gun show loophole” will be part of this recent anti-gun push.

They want to track all weapons.


45 posted on 12/31/2012 8:08:22 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: SmileRight
I'm looking for a new concealed carry weapon, and I didn't even bother going to the appropriately named "Dicks" because I'd already seen them doing crap in the wake of the shooting in the victim disarmament zone.

Personally if I were these folks, I'd sue for misrepresentation and fraud.

46 posted on 12/31/2012 8:09:11 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: servantboy777

They can only track the ones they know about.

That’s what was said when he first got elected. I’ll wait, and in the meantime continue making ammunition, practicing and buying at least one weapon a year.


47 posted on 12/31/2012 8:12:14 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: O6ret

bigdicks@dickssportinggoods.com?


48 posted on 12/31/2012 8:13:32 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Rappini

A comment left in the Massad Ayoob Blog

I will not put them in the box,

I will not fit them out with locks.

You may not take mine oh no no,

I will not ever let them go.

You cannot have them Missus Feinstein

So stick your bill where the sun don’t shine.

Amen!


49 posted on 12/31/2012 8:24:17 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Da Coyote

Bye bye Dick’s .... HELLO Bass Pro!! We have a lovely Bass Pro shop up the road. Dick’s is closer, but that store is more of a preppy athletic place than a store for hunters, gun enthusiasts, etc.


50 posted on 12/31/2012 8:27:46 AM PST by MissMagnolia (.)
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