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Retailer Dick's Sporting Goods misses estimates, shares fall (stopped carrying AR's)
Reuters ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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KEYWORDS: ar15; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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Notice how the MSM claims that this is due to the fact that "Consumers have tightened spending amid higher payroll taxes and gasoline prices".....yet Cabela's had a record quarter only a few weeks back.

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.

1 posted on 08/20/2013 8:43:18 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 8:45:49 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I think this is why Dick’s started the ‘Field & Stream’ business, but I don’t really know if Field & Stream has AR’s.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 8:48:01 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: PeteB570

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.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 8:48:06 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ----- The New Gold!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 8:48:40 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Dick store closest to me is really bad. I went there one time, and was treated very rudely, and have never gone back.


6 posted on 08/20/2013 8:49:25 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Darn, I forgot about the boycott and bought a $10 bat grip from them a couple weeks ago.


7 posted on 08/20/2013 8:51:16 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I went there for certain sports gear, but generally found their HFC dept lacking compared to stores not necessarily specializing in that merchandise.


8 posted on 08/20/2013 8:52:49 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: chopperman

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.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 8:53:34 AM PDT by edcoil ("Thoughts become things - Think good ones")
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To: Red in Blue PA
. . . due to cooler and wetter weather and weakness in consumer spending.

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?

10 posted on 08/20/2013 8:53:34 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: basil

“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.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 8:54:52 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
A few thousand spend on guns, ammo and accessories per shooter is difficult to make up selling sports bras.

Not to mention a silent segment of their customer base who quit shopping there out of disgust for their meaningless PC pandering.

12 posted on 08/20/2013 8:57:45 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Dicks in my area seem to be much more expensive than Academy or Bass Pro shops, why spend more money?


13 posted on 08/20/2013 8:58:11 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: PeteB570

It probably explains why their kayaks are low priced. I almost bought one there but decided to save and boycott.


14 posted on 08/20/2013 8:58:34 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Red in Blue PA

There are Dicks all over Philadelphia. I’ll leave it at that.


15 posted on 08/20/2013 8:59:38 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


16 posted on 08/20/2013 9:00:47 AM PDT 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: Brett66; All

Bass Pro Shops does not have AR’s listed on their website either.

Not even a single AR listed under rifles. Screw BassProShops.

http://www.basspro.com/Shooting-Guns-Rifles/_/N-1z0ux62/Rpp-3#Category

Cabela’s for me. Or MidwayUSA. Two of the strongest 2A supporters.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 9:01:02 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Brett66

There’s noting in Dicks that you can’t get cheaper somewhere else.

I don’t know how they stay in business.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 9:01:09 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 9:01:40 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.’

F___ them.
May they reap the financial whirlwind of their betrayal.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 9:01:44 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Lockbar

Yeah, good luck asking to look for a gun there. It’s like they walk out to the back and never come back.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 9:01:57 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: servo1969

All the while you and I know their Chinese clothing is made in heavily guarded communist chinese sweatshops.

They are Chinese controled and hypocrites.


22 posted on 08/20/2013 9:03:29 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Red in Blue PA
Bass Pro Shops does not have AR’s listed on their website either.

They don't list their entire inventory online.

23 posted on 08/20/2013 9:05:06 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: lavaroise

They don’t call it DICK’S for nothing!!!


24 posted on 08/20/2013 9:07:50 AM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 9:09:38 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Jeff Chandler

How about listing a single AR?

Why would they not list them?


26 posted on 08/20/2013 9:11:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Correction!!!

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!!


27 posted on 08/20/2013 9:15:29 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Red in Blue PA

shot themselves in the foot, eh?


28 posted on 08/20/2013 9:24:54 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Brett66

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.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 9:27:31 AM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: mason-dixon
Ouch!!!
30 posted on 08/20/2013 9:31:58 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

$4,000

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.


31 posted on 08/20/2013 9:32:26 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: caver

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.


32 posted on 08/20/2013 9:32:51 AM PDT by technically right
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To: Red in Blue PA

             

33 posted on 08/20/2013 9:32:56 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Red in Blue PA
Cabela’s for me. Or MidwayUSA. Two of the strongest 2A supporters.

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.

34 posted on 08/20/2013 9:33:47 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Vigilanteman
I note that a new FIELD AND STREAM store (Cranberry Township) which just opened in Dick's backyard is doing very well.

The Field and Stream is Dick's. F and S is Dick's beard for the 2A crowd they alienated.

35 posted on 08/20/2013 9:37:09 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: technically right

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.


36 posted on 08/20/2013 9:37:09 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2013/08/20/dicks-sporting-goods-selling-ar-15-rifles-at-outdoor-chain-despite-newtown-ban/


37 posted on 08/20/2013 9:37:42 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Dick’s made a political decision on gun sales and it turned out to be a rotten business decision. Oh well........


38 posted on 08/20/2013 9:38:40 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: tomkat

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

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cautious-consumers-wet-weather-cloud-160753738.html


39 posted on 08/20/2013 9:39:51 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Southack

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.


40 posted on 08/20/2013 9:40:48 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good.

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.


41 posted on 08/20/2013 9:43:25 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bass Pro is sort of OK, but I really wish we had a Cabella’s.


42 posted on 08/20/2013 9:44:54 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

You have 2 GA stores to be opening in 2014.

http://www.cabelas.com/stores/stores_home.jsp

Acworth in Fall of 2014 and Augusta in spring of 2014.


43 posted on 08/20/2013 9:48:32 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: FreedomPoster

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.


44 posted on 08/20/2013 9:50:10 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: caver

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.


45 posted on 08/20/2013 9:53:40 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Paine in the Neck
Dick's strategy may be to split: One for the soccer mom crowd, one for the 2a crowd. If FIELD AND STREAM is successful, they may just make it official.

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.

46 posted on 08/20/2013 10:05:30 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


47 posted on 08/20/2013 10:13:00 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
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

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

48 posted on 08/20/2013 10:14:55 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

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.


49 posted on 08/20/2013 10:18:45 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: areukiddingme1

The Dick’s parking lot in Pocatello is a good place to
train a new driver. Little chance of encountering another
vehicle.


50 posted on 08/20/2013 10:22:45 AM PDT by Myrddin
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