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Dick’s Sales, Stocks Drop Following Black Gun Ban
www.Guns.com ^ | apr. 29,2013 | Max Slowik

Posted on 05/04/2013 12:25:56 AM PDT by Daffynition

Last Christmas many Dick’s customers were sent one mean lump of coal in the form of a gift certificate. All customers who pre-ordered a Troy Carbine from Dick’s for their Black Friday special had their orders cancelled and their money returned.

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; sourcetitlenoturl
So sad. Too bad.
1 posted on 05/04/2013 12:25:56 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

This story makes me smile. Stoopid should hurt.


2 posted on 05/04/2013 12:27:23 AM PDT by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: Redcloak
>>Stoopid should hurt.<<

The fact that they stopped selling the very guns that they had already sold. The CEO should get a big raise.

3 posted on 05/04/2013 12:31:59 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Because there’re DickS.


4 posted on 05/04/2013 12:39:29 AM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Daffynition

Cabala’s and locally owned Mills Fleet Farm both just opened large gun only stores. Fleet farm even put in a huge indoor range.

I go to Fleet Farm where the sign on the door says CC permit holders and their weapons are welcome!


5 posted on 05/04/2013 2:44:18 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Daffynition

Thanks for posting this, I shop there all the time, but not any longer.


6 posted on 05/04/2013 3:14:03 AM PDT by stockpirate (Planned Parenthood, murdering black children one baby at a time.......where is the outrage)
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To: Daffynition

The Knoxville store lost my business when the snotty little clerk proudly informed me they’ve never stocked ammunition in that store.


7 posted on 05/04/2013 3:19:34 AM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: Daffynition

Black Gun Ban? That’s Racist.


8 posted on 05/04/2013 3:39:21 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: EandH Dad

“The Knoxville store lost my business when the snotty little clerk proudly informed me they’ve never stocked ammunition in that store.”

Went to Dicks a few years ago and was interested in looking at a Marlin 795 but the clerk wouldnt remove the trigger lock so I could test the trigger. Asked to speak to the manager who said it was store policy. He admitted the policy was stupid but wouldnt risk his job. Needless to say I didnt buy from them.


9 posted on 05/04/2013 3:47:03 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Daffynition

Will Dicks Sporting Goods go out of Business soon?


10 posted on 05/04/2013 4:12:48 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Daffynition

This is my rifle, this is my gun... why buy a gun from a dick?


11 posted on 05/04/2013 4:14:38 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: hondact200

Who would know? With any luck........


12 posted on 05/04/2013 4:37:40 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Well they don’t call it “Dick’s” for nothing...... ;-)


13 posted on 05/04/2013 4:47:37 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Daffynition

I have not purchased from them since and I never will again. Dick can FOAD!

LLS


14 posted on 05/04/2013 4:56:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Daffynition

Dicks is such a Richard !

Hope they go broke for their PC bullshit....


15 posted on 05/04/2013 5:12:17 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos

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


16 posted on 05/04/2013 5:30:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Guess we’re lucky here in the Panhandle of Texas..... Never seen that franchise here. Don’t like big box franchises myself. I will pay extra to shop mom and pop locally owned stores when possible....

Hope yer well...stay safe !


17 posted on 05/04/2013 5:38:49 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Daffynition
Here's a nice little Dick's story: We wanted to buy a softball helmet for our grand daughter. She is a big girl so she needed at least a 7 1/2. We shopped around (these helmets can be expensive)when we called Dick's the clown at the other end said, “Sure we have helmets big enough for her; ours go up to 7 3/8!!!!!”- moron didn't know the difference. We decided we'd never shop there again - way too stupid.
18 posted on 05/04/2013 6:08:40 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Daffynition
A business that re negs on a deal is not worth the paper that is propping it up!!! I would never be caught in such a place!!
19 posted on 05/04/2013 6:17:31 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Daffynition

How about writing to the CEO of Dicks? Maybe the Dick head will finally get it.


20 posted on 05/04/2013 6:32:06 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: I want the USA back

banning black guns is racist


21 posted on 05/04/2013 6:38:11 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jmaroneps37

lol


22 posted on 05/04/2013 6:40:10 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition

Olson Johnson: What are we made of? Our fathers came across the prairies, fought Indians, fought drought, fought locusts, fought Dick's... remember when Dick's Sporting Goods came in here and tried to piss on the Second Amendment? Well, we didn't give up then, and by gum, we're not going to give up now!

23 posted on 05/04/2013 7:24:00 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Squantos

Dicks started as a small bait shop and sporting goods store on Robinson Street in Binghamton in 1948 by Dick Stack. His Son Ed now runs the business from Pittsburgh PA where he moved some years ago to better serve the suppliers...Dicks has always been a family run business and the expansion has been largely through clothing and sports equipment. They also now sponsor the Dick’s Open at the EnJoie Golf Club in Endicott, now a Senior Tour stop...it had been the BC Open...
Tere was pressure, I am sure, from all points to have Dicks comply with the regime, I find it sad that they did. Dick and my Dad were friends and did business and I got my baseball gloves, and the rest of the stuff I needed for years from there...used to be a great Saturday when we got our hair cut at the Barn Barbershop by Pierre and Tony, and then went to Dicks on Court Street...sigh...


24 posted on 05/04/2013 7:30:46 AM PDT by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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To: cableguymn

the local Harley dealer has a CC holders welcome sign.


25 posted on 05/04/2013 8:09:10 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Charles Martel
YHEE-HAW
26 posted on 05/04/2013 8:30:54 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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