Skip to comments.Cabela's Inc. pulls out of next month's large outdoor sports show
Posted on 01/20/2013 4:06:43 PM PST by marktwain
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It seems every place in Central PA is pulling out. They know who their customers are. They know their customer's character. I was shooting at Mechanicsburg Sportsmen's Association (MSA) this afternoon, and the boycott was the "casual" talk of the range ... it came up in a couple of conversations, and once it was determined that everyone was boycotting, it was off to talking about shooting and reloading.
Its possible. Usually the show venue will only provide refunds up until a certain date, usually a few months before the show.
You can always order online. :-)
I just sent them a similar message and got a thank you within ten minutes. My guess is that they are seeing a lot of positive in-coming.
“Event organizer Reed Exhibitions imposed the ban...”
Reed is a UK-based company.
Good. I am glad they are supporting the 2nd Amendment.
I will continue doing business with them.
I currently have a sizable backorder for .223 ammo. Hopefully, that will ship out sometime this month.
As for Dick’s Sporting goods, I will never do business with them.
“I recently purchased some ammo from them. They had it when no one else I deal with did.”
I ordered hollow point ammo there early last week and they said it would be shipped within a week or two - so they were taking those orders and knew they would have it. Most places you can’t even backorder now because they don’t know if they will get any or not.
Call me nuts, but there is plenty of time to shut down this show and let the liberal promoter from the UK and the likes of Progressive Insurance and Comcast holding the bag as the only exhibitors.
FRmail me if you are in ... here's the plan: The show is divided into large rooms. On the show's website, they list all exhibitors by room (an interactive map). I will make a list of the exhibitors and their contact details for each room. I will leave out businesses, like the guys selling whirlpools and home stuff, so if any individual goes to the show - if it is still on - has limited if no outdoor related exhibitors to visit.
For the next week or so we will FReep the contacts. CC your friends and build a real grassroots movement.
The promoter needs to be taught a lesson. There are others that are willing to to replace the current promoter. For instance, in September there will be a national outdoors show in Carlisle (about 15 minutes from Harrisburg, with far fewer of Obama's people). The Carlisle show has the potential to be much larger than the Sportsmen's show in Harrisburg. They have more space - it is outdoors - and they have planned swap meets, entertainment, chili cookoffs, and much more.
With a little bit of time over the next week and half we can shut this show down. Over 200,000 people go to this show. It will show that we can organize better than Obama's people. We are smarter, more principled and we know that the fate of our Republic depends on the 2nd Amendment.
Good for Cabela’s. I think Pro Bass is standing firm on their firearms also.
I would think changing the conditions in the contract would void it. I would consider imposing bans that were not listed in the original agreement would make the no refund statement null and void. I hope all of these companies push for refunds and get them.
We have a Cabela’s about 20 miles away, as well as a Gun World (aka Gander Mtn). Lines are insane.
Hopefully but I doubt it. The ones I’ve seen are pretty one sided. Of course the bigger companies have their own lawyers on staff.
Sorry ... the good guns have to go to the store in Hamburg, PA. I have dibs.
I have also helped to fund their operations somewhat.
But Cabela's was one of the four main sponsors. Guess they ain't Dick's! (re: Dick's Sporting Goods and their many anti-rights faux pas)
Go to Hoffman's too and pick out the safe, getting "help" from a salesperson, then go see the manager, and show him your receipt from Cabela's and explain why you didn't buy at his place. The sale they didn't know they didn't get doesn't hurt very much.
Don't insult them like that! They have a lot more than that amount!
If they took that line, my lawyer would be taking the line that if the money part of the contract was locked in, it was too late for THEM to be making adjustments to the rules. Can't be changing the product (exhibition space) after it's already bought and paid for and non-refundable, can we? In fact, even if the money WERE refunded it might be worth pursuing them for breach, because the exhibitors lost the opportunity to make MORE money than the booth cost or they wouldn't have been buying it in the first place. I believe it's called the "benefit of the bargain". The show entered into the agreement with one set of provisions, then thinks they can unilaterally change the provisions after the fact, in such a way that it makes their performance less valuable to the other party, with no recourse?? BS, I say.
What about Bass Pro?
There’s a new Dick’s Sporting Goods in Northboro, MA. They sell only Nerf arrows and paint-ball guns for hunting. They’re useless.
They're online all day long every day.
I just ordered a shirt from them ... every little bit helps.
Serously! I mean, what other changes could they make on a whim at no cost to the promoters?
Cabela’s does have a great website. I’ve ordered from it before (and will again).
Hubby’s in the process of ordering a couple of striper rods and reels from them right now.
With the added business, Cabela’s will more than recoup whatever they forfeited in exhibition fees. They know their customers are loyal.
Cabela’s sells strippers?
I stand corrected. It all sort of runs together now.
We have Cabela’s in Montana but locals will tell you that they (Cabela’s) are in the practice of buying up private ranches, including those that have been open to public hunting, and setting them up as high-dollar guided hunt preserves.
I’ve heard it from a couple merchants and guides and one guy lived up where, he claimed, Cabela’s had closed off a big private ranch along the Milk River.
Can’t say if it’s for sure but it bugged me.
Have to say I admire their stance in this situation tho.
Well, yes it does. Didn't mean to be as snarky as it certainly sounded...
“Eh, we decided it’s going to be a one-day show instead of five like you were told. You guys’ll get screwed, but we’ll save a bundle on electricity!”
Still an injustice if they have to pay money for a product whose description changed after purchase and if those crooked promoters get paid for something they unilaterally decided not to deliver. I'm sure they'll get theirs in the end. Course they probably like that.
“Good for Cabela’s.”
I have been a Cabela’s fan/customer for many years. I remember when they had only one store, in Sydney, Nebraska. I was there when they opened their second store in Kearney, Nebraska in 1987. I order from them about once a month, whatever I need. No store in Ohio yet, but one is scheduled to open in Columbus this spring. I am sending them an email tonight thanking them for their decision.
Hey, Grammie, I’m spending my gift cards at Cabela’s and Bass Pro both next weekend.
REALLY??? Are you KIDDING? *plop*
FRmail coming! :) :)
I’d like to issue A Formal Complaint!
It didn’t get COLD enough up here for me ... !!!!!
I may have to stop at the Cabela’s 45 minutes south of here on my way back to my during the week residence from a 4 day weekend.
Drove right past it last night returning home from a party of sorts. :)
My niece works in their call center up in Nebraska, as does her former roommate, and the daughter of a classmate of mine.
We have Bass Pro
Can’t imagine them rolling over either
Even better, Cabela's is on my list of places to spend money today. While I am there, I will personally pass on my congratulations and thanks in addition to leaving the money.
They can't buy what is not for sale. Look at the sellers, not the buyers.
Understatement of the Month©
Never saw stripper clips at Cabelas. One of many things difficult to find in stock anywhere.
“Sorry ... the good guns have to go to the store in Hamburg, PA. I have dibs.”
I was there Saturday taking a class from a company called, “Legal Heat”. Getting my CCP for Utah, which covers a ton of states. I’m looking for a 20 gauge shotgun that’s easy for a woman to shoot. I have dibs after you. :)
Thank you for the list and the links, FRiend.
May God give us strength.
Thats what my husband said that he heard. Its not official as far as I know.
Article in Patriot-News today. See PennLive.com Most folks will not see this article until tomorrow as the Patriot as of Jan 1, only publishes on Tues, thurs and Sunday.