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Cabela's Inc. pulls out of next month's large outdoor sports show
witf.org ^ | 20 January, 2012 | AP

Posted on 01/20/2013 4:06:43 PM PST by marktwain

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To: linn37
So Shyda's gun shop is not going? I haven't hear that one yet. I am trying to keep track of the companies boycotting. I bought handguns for my two daughters for Christmas from Shyda's in December. I bought the last brick of CCI #500 primers in stock at Trops yesterday.

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.

51 posted on 01/20/2013 5:00:47 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: longtermmemmory

Its possible. Usually the show venue will only provide refunds up until a certain date, usually a few months before the show.


52 posted on 01/20/2013 5:01:19 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

You can always order online. :-)


53 posted on 01/20/2013 5:02:32 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Hang'emAll

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.


54 posted on 01/20/2013 5:04:22 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: marktwain

“Event organizer Reed Exhibitions imposed the ban...”

Reed is a UK-based company.


55 posted on 01/20/2013 5:06:31 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: marktwain

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.


56 posted on 01/20/2013 5:06:59 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Hang'emAll

“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.

Cabela’s


57 posted on 01/20/2013 5:17:51 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: marktwain
More and more companies are pulling out. Information is all over the www machine. One place is:

ESOS Boycot

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.

58 posted on 01/20/2013 5:38:59 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: marktwain

Good for Cabela’s. I think Pro Bass is standing firm on their firearms also.


59 posted on 01/20/2013 5:40:46 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: driftdiver

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.


60 posted on 01/20/2013 5:41:00 PM PST by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Cabelas can send all the gun stock they want to their great store in McKinney Texas. Just bought a beautiful Italian made over and under 12 ga there.
61 posted on 01/20/2013 5:46:28 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: ozaukeemom

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.


62 posted on 01/20/2013 5:57:06 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Gabrial

Sorry ... the good guns have to go to the store in Hamburg, PA. I have dibs.


63 posted on 01/20/2013 5:57:49 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Gabrial
McKinney Texas

It's Allen

I have also helped to fund their operations somewhat.

64 posted on 01/20/2013 5:59:48 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: marktwain
I understand that a number of other sponsors are pulling their support as well.

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)

65 posted on 01/20/2013 6:09:24 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: muir_redwoods
I live about equidistant from both the Cabela’s in East Hartford and Hoffman’s in Newington. Hoffman just recently announced that they are restricting sales of “Assault Weapons” (their term) to buyers with CCPs. I’ve got a gunsafe purchase planned for later this year and I’ll be getting that from Cabela’s

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.

66 posted on 01/20/2013 6:15:27 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Texas Songwriter
Cabelas has more integrity than all of those politicians in Washington.

Don't insult them like that! They have a lot more than that amount!

67 posted on 01/20/2013 6:17:01 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: GreatMan

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68 posted on 01/20/2013 6:32:35 PM PST by GreatMan
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To: GreatMan

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69 posted on 01/20/2013 6:32:35 PM PST by GreatMan
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To: driftdiver
They're online, now!
70 posted on 01/20/2013 6:36:18 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: driftdiver
Its possible. Usually the show venue will only provide refunds up until a certain date, usually a few months before the show.

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.

71 posted on 01/20/2013 6:47:37 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: marktwain

What about Bass Pro?


72 posted on 01/20/2013 6:55:28 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: marktwain

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.


73 posted on 01/20/2013 7:05:32 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: driftdiver
"Wish we had a cabela’s in my area."

They're online all day long every day.

74 posted on 01/20/2013 7:13:42 PM PST by CaptainKrunch
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To: marktwain

I just ordered a shirt from them ... every little bit helps.


75 posted on 01/20/2013 7:16:09 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Still Thinking

Serously! I mean, what other changes could they make on a whim at no cost to the promoters?


76 posted on 01/20/2013 7:17:27 PM PST by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: driftdiver

Cabela’s does have a great website. I’ve ordered from it before (and will again).


77 posted on 01/20/2013 7:20:29 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: marktwain

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.


78 posted on 01/20/2013 7:23:14 PM PST by randita
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To: randita

Cabela’s sells strippers?


79 posted on 01/20/2013 7:26:08 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Big companies like Cabella’s easily spend $100,000 on shows like this.

Yup, but they'll more than make up for it across the board with increased short-term sales volume and long-term customer loyalty.

The promoter/organizer otoh is probably screwed. Vendor tables are only a portion of the revenues. A substantial one, but there's no way they're going to break even let alone turn a profit without having a good gate. Word's going to get around pretty quickly that places are pulling out and why ... driving both a direct boycott (people not going because of the stupid policy) and an indirect one (people not going because there aren't going to be enough vendors to justify the entry price).

The organizer may just decide to shut the whole thing down. They can claim that it's "too soon" after Newtown as a way of saving face and possibly limit their losses if they have a decent enough cancellation clause in the contract for the space they're renting. Especially if they don't have to give back the money already ponied up by the various vendors (although I'd still expect legal action).
80 posted on 01/20/2013 7:27:40 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: tpmintx

I stand corrected. It all sort of runs together now.


81 posted on 01/20/2013 7:28:45 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: driftdiver

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.


82 posted on 01/20/2013 8:09:51 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Gabrial
I stand corrected. It all sort of runs together now.

Well, yes it does. Didn't mean to be as snarky as it certainly sounded...

83 posted on 01/20/2013 8:14:24 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: marktwain
What if they gave a Marxist regime and nobody came?
84 posted on 01/20/2013 8:18:25 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: ozaukeemom

“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!”


85 posted on 01/20/2013 8:25:13 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: randita
With the added business, Cabela’s will more than recoup whatever they forfeited in exhibition fees. They know their customers are loyal.

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.

86 posted on 01/20/2013 8:29:13 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Washi; marktwain

“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.


87 posted on 01/20/2013 8:50:37 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Hey, Grammie, I’m spending my gift cards at Cabela’s and Bass Pro both next weekend.

Whaddya want?


88 posted on 01/20/2013 9:31:20 PM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: HiJinx

REALLY??? Are you KIDDING? *plop*

FRmail coming! :) :)


89 posted on 01/20/2013 9:54:14 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: HiJinx

I’d like to issue A Formal Complaint!

It didn’t get COLD enough up here for me ... !!!!!


90 posted on 01/20/2013 10:23:33 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: marktwain

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.


91 posted on 01/20/2013 10:31:18 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: driftdiver

We have Bass Pro

Can’t imagine them rolling over either


92 posted on 01/20/2013 10:40:11 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: KingLudd
Call Cabelas and voice your support.

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.

93 posted on 01/21/2013 2:06:23 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: Fightin Whitey
...they (Cabela’s) are in the practice of buying up private ranches...

They can't buy what is not for sale. Look at the sellers, not the buyers.

94 posted on 01/21/2013 2:18:19 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
.. in Carlisle (about 15 minutes from Harrisburg, with far fewer of Obama's people)

             Understatement of the Month©


95 posted on 01/21/2013 5:00:25 AM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: driftdiver

Never saw stripper clips at Cabelas. One of many things difficult to find in stock anywhere.


96 posted on 01/21/2013 5:38:17 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“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. :)


97 posted on 01/21/2013 6:45:12 AM PST by Snowy
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To: ConservativeInPA

BTTT
Thank you for the list and the links, FRiend.

May God give us strength.
Tatt


98 posted on 01/21/2013 6:57:59 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Thats what my husband said that he heard. Its not official as far as I know.


99 posted on 01/21/2013 7:07:22 AM PST by linn37
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To: marktwain
Bass Pro in Harrisburg will NOT be doing their Cooking Demo at the show.

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.

100 posted on 01/21/2013 7:14:26 AM PST by codder too
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