Skip to comments.Retailer Dick's Sporting Goods misses estimates, shares fall (stopped carrying AR's)
Posted on 08/20/2013 8:43:18 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
Aug 20 (Reuters) - Dick's Sporting Goods Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly results as fewer customers visited its stores due to cooler and wetter weather and weakness in consumer spending.
Shares of the company, which sells footwear, apparel and camping gear, fell 5 percent to $48.25 in premarket trading.
Consumers have tightened spending amid higher payroll taxes and gasoline prices and a slowing job market. A host of retailers from Macy's Inc to Wal-Mart Stores Inc have reported tepid sales for the latest quarter.
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People have stopped shopping there due to the fact that they stopped selling AR's. A few thousand spend on guns, ammo and accessories per shooter is difficult to make up selling sports bras.
The unvarnished truth.....what you will certainly not hear in the MSM when it comes to guns.
And BTW Dick's.....Schadenfreude!
You will never see another dime from me again.
Yeah, been a while since my shadow has darkened their door.
Used to go there all the time - now my in town shopping for outdoor gear is done at Gander Mountain.
I think this is why Dick’s started the ‘Field & Stream’ business, but I don’t really know if Field & Stream has AR’s.
I never shopped there in the first place cause they didn’t offer handguns. Plus I have read numerous stories about how the help there thought they were doing you a favor just dealing with long guns.
I had a handful of gift cards for their store that I gave to my brother to buy shoes. I won’t shop there again.
The Dick store closest to me is really bad. I went there one time, and was treated very rudely, and have never gone back.
Darn, I forgot about the boycott and bought a $10 bat grip from them a couple weeks ago.
I went there for certain sports gear, but generally found their HFC dept lacking compared to stores not necessarily specializing in that merchandise.
They also see to a lot of local teams and due to the costs to parents it is getting nuts out there with little league or Pop-Warner. It also seems to carry smaller clothes as I can never find my son’s size and it took 6 months and three tries to get his letter jacket finally right.
I’ll never go to that store again.
How about due to p*ss*ng on their customer base who are mostly strong second amendment supporters?
I note that a new FIELD AND STREAM store (Cranberry Township) which just opened in Dick's backyard is doing very well. As is the Gander Mountain in my hometown and the Cabela's just a few miles west over the state line.
Same weather. Same neighborhood. Same economic conditions. But only Dick's has nosedived. Now, why could that possibly be?
“The Dick store closest to me is really bad. I went there one time, and was treated very rudely, and have never gone back.”
Ditto. Went to buy a gun there several years ago and they wouldn’t let me test the trigger pull. If you don’t trust your customers with guns, dont sell them. I bought elsewhere.
Not to mention a silent segment of their customer base who quit shopping there out of disgust for their meaningless PC pandering.
The Dicks in my area seem to be much more expensive than Academy or Bass Pro shops, why spend more money?
It probably explains why their kayaks are low priced. I almost bought one there but decided to save and boycott.
There are Dicks all over Philadelphia. I’ll leave it at that.
Too bad. Maybe they should have thought before doing the bait and switch on shotgun shells. That was the last straw for us. Then taking the AR’s off the shelf. Buh bye.
Bass Pro Shops does not have AR’s listed on their website either.
Not even a single AR listed under rifles. Screw BassProShops.
Cabela’s for me. Or MidwayUSA. Two of the strongest 2A supporters.
There’s noting in Dicks that you can’t get cheaper somewhere else.
I don’t know how they stay in business.
Dick Sporting Goods is an overpriced “Fudd” store. It was a big departure from their business model to offer an AR for sale. They stabbed a lot of customers in the back when the refused to honor sales orders for the Troy carbine. I will never shop there again.
When the Newtown SHTF they threw every gun rights loving American under the bus. Their actions were tantamount to an endorsement of every BS idea the Progressive media had about AR’s and firearms in general. They might as well have announced ‘We will not soil our stores with these evil weapons of mass murder.’
May they reap the financial whirlwind of their betrayal.
Yeah, good luck asking to look for a gun there. It’s like they walk out to the back and never come back.
All the while you and I know their Chinese clothing is made in heavily guarded communist chinese sweatshops.
They are Chinese controled and hypocrites.
They don't list their entire inventory online.
They don’t call it DICK’S for nothing!!!
Dicks bought out Galyans and then got rid of guns and other huting and fishing gear. They do have plenty of sports shoes and those stupid shirts with sports teams logos on them.
How about listing a single AR?
Why would they not list them?
It isn’t just because they stopped “selling ARs”!
It is because they wouldn’t deliver ARs already bought and paid for!
I believe some folks even had problems getting their money back!!
shot themselves in the foot, eh?
I spend plenty on sporting good, don’t shop at Dicks anymore even though its the closest sporting goods store to my house. Spent $1,000 on a safe and $3,000 on guns this year. They got zero. Hope they enjoy the PC nonsense.
How many sports bras is that? 160 or so?
Now multiply that by tens of thousands of like minded individuals. Good luck making that up.
I cut up my Dick’s Rewards card which I had on my keychain the day they made their decision to stop carrying AR’s.
Bingo! Galyans was a great sporting goods store. Lots and lots of camping, fishing and shooting hardware. Their camping area always had about a dozen tents set up with accessories so you could actuall see what you were getting. They also had a huge selection of light weight backpacking equipment like stoves, food, etc.
Dicks is nothing more than a clothing store with a few Coleman posters on the second floor.
If you're in the upper midwest, Scheel's is another great choice. Strong 2A supporters. Their new store in my hometown has statues of 4 presidents out front: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Reagan. Awesome.
The Field and Stream is Dick's. F and S is Dick's beard for the 2A crowd they alienated.
I miss Galyans but we do have a Gander Mountain now in Greenwood, IN, so not all is bad. I haven’t been in Dicks in over 5 years.
Dick’s made a political decision on gun sales and it turned out to be a rotten business decision. Oh well........
Now it is “wet weather” which led to the fall in sales. Doesn’t Cabela’s experience the same weather patterns? And if so, why are there sales way up?
Cautious consumers, wet weather cloud Dick’s Sporting outlook
Too little. Too late.
2A supporters cannot be fooled by fair weather friends of the 2A. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
I won’t be back. They ruined a perfectly good chain that I liked, by acquisition (Galyan’s), and then this. Two strikes is enough for me.
Bass Pro is sort of OK, but I really wish we had a Cabella’s.
You have 2 GA stores to be opening in 2014.
Acworth in Fall of 2014 and Augusta in spring of 2014.
Forgot to add.....get the Cabela’s credit card when you can.
Nothing like earning rewards for guns and ammo. Last year, I got about $450 in free gear.
I walked into our Dick’s one time, right after they opened. Did a quick cruise of the store and walked out. They really don’t carry a lot of anything if it is not for tennis, baseball, etc.
BTW, Cranberry Township is home base for Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a guy so pro 2a that he even gives the RINO wing of the GOP hissy fits. He is also a favorite at TEA party rallies.
I will not be spending a single dime at any company under the Dick’s umbrella. No way of putting lipstick on an Anti-2A company.
Me too. The only way I will ever spend another dollar with them is if there is a "going out of business" sale. Same with Cheaperthandirt.com
Of all my trips into Dick’s, I never once saw an NRA shirt for sale. They sell jerseys by the dozen, but no NRA shirts.
Cabela’s sells them, and I bought about 5 this year alone.
You can judge a man by the company he keeps; a corollary of this is that you can judge a store by what it does (and does not) sell.
The Dick’s parking lot in Pocatello is a good place to
train a new driver. Little chance of encountering another