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Dick's sales, stocks drop following black gun ban
http://www.guns.com/2013/04/29/dicks-sales-stocks-drop-following-black-gun-ban/ ^

Posted on 05/02/2013 6:40:48 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Following the Newtown shooting spree, Dick’s Sporting Goods changed their policy and stopped selling AR-pattern and other semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles, even the guns they had already sold.If there’s a silver lining for all the people who were eagerly waiting for that Troy Carbine and were vastly dissappointed, it’s that Dick’s isn’t doing so well in the financial department.At a time where the only thing a company has to do to sell firearms, ammo and accessories is to unlock their doors, Dick’s sales have flat-lined. In fact, their sales dropped 2.2 percent  in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 2011 and their shares 10 percent in the last quarter.

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I know I will never buy from Dicks again......not even Rem-Oil.
1 posted on 05/02/2013 6:40:48 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good, these guys really are Dick’s


2 posted on 05/02/2013 6:43:30 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I never have shopped at this store. I guess that I have a positive reason not to do so now.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 6:44:19 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Red in Blue PA

             

4 posted on 05/02/2013 6:44:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Red in Blue PA

yep, they cut their own throat, and now deserve to go bankrupt.

The first rule of business is to know who your customers are, they obviously forgot, and will now pay the price.


5 posted on 05/02/2013 6:44:34 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
This is causing quite a stir - making the gun control freaks heads explode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F1nPSNnaBo

only 2 minutes - pass it on after viewing. it is going viral ...

6 posted on 05/02/2013 6:45:10 PM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I hope they go bankrupt.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 6:45:52 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Red in Blue PA

good


8 posted on 05/02/2013 6:47:38 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Good riddance dicks.

(capitalization and apostrophe omitted intentionally)
9 posted on 05/02/2013 6:47:54 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (My world view is accurately expressed in the lyrics of " The Fightin' Side of Me")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Tough luck. Shouldn’t have been a dick, Dick’s.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 6:49:54 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good.


11 posted on 05/02/2013 6:50:38 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good! What a bunch of Dick’s.


12 posted on 05/02/2013 6:51:26 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50¢)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Dicks around here is mainly a “sports” store. But they can’t compete with the shoe store next door, or the true sports supply store down the street. During all the madness, their gun section was empty (I go in there while my bride and daughter shop next door).

They are going down.


13 posted on 05/02/2013 6:52:33 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I was actually planning on buying a pellet gun at Dick’s the day they made that announcement and then changed my mind as soon as I heard.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 6:54:37 PM PDT by RC one
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To: bankwalker

Excellent.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 6:55:41 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50¢)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Perhaps Dicks could join with JC Penny.... I hear their business is on a similar track.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 6:57:07 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: redgolum

I have never left Dicks Sporting Goods happy. Once when leaving I tore-up a sale coupon and my Dicks card and vowed never to come back.


17 posted on 05/02/2013 6:57:37 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Lysandru
I never have shopped at this store. I guess that I have a positive reason not to do so now.

They don't care about you. Me, however have spent thousands of dollars there and will spend nada from this point forward.

18 posted on 05/02/2013 7:00:09 PM PDT by Starstruck (Don't rest. We came close to the 2nd Amendment being field tested.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

J C Penney’s anyone?


19 posted on 05/02/2013 7:00:09 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Red in Blue PA
I asked our coach to stop purchasing from Dick's and he agreed to when i told him why. He spread it around the league and i know of 3 other teams that stopped using them.

Glad we could do our part to hurt them.

They don't support us, we don't support them, ...in any sport.

20 posted on 05/02/2013 7:00:47 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: bankwalker

Outstanding!


21 posted on 05/02/2013 7:01:29 PM PDT by LibWhacker (.)
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To: jyro

I went in Dix to buy some workout clothes and one outfit including a sports bra, capris and a shirt was well over $100. I went to TJ Maxx next door and bought almost same outfit, same brands for around $30.


22 posted on 05/02/2013 7:02:29 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Red in Blue PA

Dick’s is opening a new store here at Lake of the Ozarks.


23 posted on 05/02/2013 7:06:43 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: bankwalker

Thanks for posting that! Good stuff.


24 posted on 05/02/2013 7:07:38 PM PDT by ApeStyle
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To: bankwalker

I think I can now be qualified as a spammer!


25 posted on 05/02/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Red in Blue PA

the IndyGander Mountain has expanded by about 400%.

Over 2000 long guns and 800 hand guns.

had several dozen ARs a couple weeks ago, but sold out in a day.

even had 5.56 and .40 cal but a 10 box limit


26 posted on 05/02/2013 7:17:14 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48
the Indy Gander Mountain firearms section has expanded by about 400%.
27 posted on 05/02/2013 7:18:28 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Red in Blue PA

Here, we have a Dicks and a Cabela’s.

Guess which one is crowded.

Not just talking about the gun department either.


28 posted on 05/02/2013 7:22:46 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sooo... Dick’s has discovered that being a dick gets you dick?


29 posted on 05/02/2013 7:23:54 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

No straight guy would shop at dicks.


30 posted on 05/02/2013 7:25:13 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Smart move there Dicks! Maybe you should follow the JC Penny model, while you’re at it. I think Ellen Degenerate might be available.


31 posted on 05/02/2013 7:25:44 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Dick is way overpriced. Went in several times, then back to Academy. Bucket of baseballs 20% higher at Dicks. Now why would I pay that? For the privilege of shopping at Dicks? Why would I do that? I don’t understand Dicks Strategery. Same stuff, with extra special mark up. Plus as an added bonus, no cool guns...???


32 posted on 05/02/2013 7:27:14 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Our city's recycling operation has a deal with Recyclebank, which measures the weight of your recycled trash and allows you to accrue redeemable "points". Recyclebank then offers you different options for spending your points - I'd always choose 15% off coupons for Dick's.

There were few exceptions in the coupon's fine print, so I bought plenty of hunting ammo and a bit of 5.56 and .45 ACP that way. It tickled me to turn the green agenda into lead, copper and brass.

Recyclebank changed the way the points are redeemed, so I lost interest. Just as well, since I won't be spending money at Dick's anyway.

33 posted on 05/02/2013 7:38:03 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I haven’t stepped foot into Dicks since they asked me for my driver’s license to buy a gun sling last summer.


34 posted on 05/02/2013 7:38:08 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Dick head made a bad decision and it will cost his company big time.


35 posted on 05/02/2013 7:49:03 PM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: Red in Blue PA

if you can’t buy a gun, you don’t need ammo, or gun cases, or sights, or gun cleaning kits or if its a hunting gun, you don’t need any camping gear, including tents, sleeping bags, lanterns,cook stoves and cooking equipment, and forget hiking boots and outdoor clothes....


36 posted on 05/02/2013 7:53:51 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Red in Blue PA

Haven’t gone there and never will.


37 posted on 05/02/2013 7:57:29 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I was going to buy a Troy Carbine from them in early December on backorder. I would have been like all the other buyers who had their orders cancelled. Dick’s will be going out of business soon. Disrespecting the 2nd Amendment and your customers can be very bad for your business.


38 posted on 05/02/2013 8:02:28 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I don’t even walk through.


39 posted on 05/02/2013 8:15:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bankwalker

That was good....posted to my FB....may post on Twitter...thx


40 posted on 05/02/2013 8:16:35 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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I can tell you this. Since they have stop selling black guns I have never seen a customer in their firearms department when I walk through the store. It was always busy before. I use to buy shoes and sports cloths there but now I only go in there to try on shoes and cloths and then order them from online at a better price.
41 posted on 05/02/2013 8:18:50 PM PDT by kempo
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To: Red in Blue PA
Now Dick's knows what price is for dicking around with those who support the Second Amendment. Glad to see that their sales have gone flaccid.
42 posted on 05/02/2013 8:32:52 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

No doubt. I have found their stuff way overpriced as well. I was never real taken with their staff, either.

TJ Maxx is kind of a crapshoot for me, but there’s always Amazon.


43 posted on 05/02/2013 8:37:25 PM PDT by Gefreiter
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To: Starstruck
They don't care about you. Me, however have spent thousands of dollars there and will spend nada from this point forward.

Same here.
44 posted on 05/02/2013 8:44:36 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I haven't bought anything from them since they stopped selling "black guns."

Most of my friends refuse to shop there too.

A few weeks ago a buddy and I walked through out of boredom. As we were leaving an employee asked us if we had found what we were looking for. I responded "of course not. You stopped selling ARs, which is why I won't buy anything else from you either." "That makes two of us," was my buddy's remark.

45 posted on 05/02/2013 9:15:43 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: bankwalker

Excellent video! Keep spreading that around.


46 posted on 05/02/2013 9:23:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Red in Blue PA

you know, this is one of those things I CAN help out and make a difference. I have 3 kids in sports. I used to like the store because they carry the higher end equ and I could generally find whatever we needed. After the firearm fiasco, I became a loyal customer of Play it Again sports. I’m finding out they even have some nice used stuff. It’s still a bit overpriced, but not like Dicks... and they have a ton of new stuff as well. This year alone I’d say we have cost dicks in the neighborhood of 1500 bucks so far... buckets of baseballs, helmets, gloves, cleats every 3 months.. the list is never-ending. dick’s can burn, I haven’t been there since that story broke and I’ll never step foot in there again.


47 posted on 05/02/2013 9:36:44 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m just not that into Dick’s.....


48 posted on 05/02/2013 9:39:12 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: digger48

I saw that, they are calling it Gunworld or something now... it’s freekin huge. I might see if they will let me rent a room in the back so I have a never-ending porn supply


49 posted on 05/02/2013 9:43:25 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: bankwalker

Awesome


50 posted on 05/02/2013 9:52:54 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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