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Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
« on: October 03, 2016, 03:28:50 pm »
Since these two retailers are merging, I was wondering if this affects anyone's shopping habits?  I know most of us buy from the LGS but as a large retailer, I'm wondering if this merger will affect anything in the gun world.  Their guns are typically priced high and their ammo not necessarily the cheapest.  But I know of a lot of people that still shop there.

I've always wanted to visit a Bass Pro Shop store but there are none in Utah. 
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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 03:44:59 pm »
    we have a couple Cab's locally, my 4yr old loves the displays.  They've had some decent ammo deals and when .22 was still scarce they had 100rnd boxes of CCI and Win Super X for around $8/box on-line (the best deal i could find at the time), so it was free shipping and just a quick stop on my way home.  Overall their guns & ammo are higher than average (still beats Gander prices though) and i wouldn't typically buy there, but  i've found prices on other accessories that rival other shops or even online stores once you figure in shipping.  However, I'd rather pay an extra $ or 2 at a LGS and support the local guy.
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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 05:12:38 pm »
    Back in June, I was visiting Omaha, NE to see inlaws and grandkids, and my granddaughter, who is not an outdoorsy type at all, mentioned that Cabelas was being bought by Bass Pro Shops, so during the obligatory visit to the Cabelas in LaVista (a suburb of Omaha, sort of) we asked about that.  They were adamant that that was not going to happen!  Guess the Grunion was right, after all!

    The main reason I visit a Cabelas when I'm in the neighborhood of one (we have one in Huntsville, which is about an hour away) is to see what they have in the bargain cave.  Found some screaming good deals there, and with a 10% military discount, they're even better!

    Oh, well.  We'll just have to see how it shakes out, I guess.  (I recall when Cabelas bought out Gander Mountain, and we see how that went, don't we?)
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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 05:18:27 pm »
    Don't really buy much from them.  I think I bought some ammo once a few years ago because someone gave me a gift card.

    Their prices are usually too high.
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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 10:23:38 pm »
    I like some of Cabella's clothing line.  I don't know of that will change... Probably not.
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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 11:35:24 pm »
    The closest is in Charlotte 2 1/2 hours away so it's a non event. I've only been to them each once and like y'all said, they were both over priced on almost everything.
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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #6 on: October 04, 2016, 01:03:14 am »
    I rarely go, but enjoy my visits.  Cool conservation displays, etc.  They rarely see my money though.

    On a recent trip back east we visited the "original" in Sidney, Nebraska. My 9 year old daughter enters the gun library, walks up to the employee there and asks him if they have an AR-15's.  Look on his face was priceless.
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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #7 on: October 04, 2016, 08:55:46 am »
    I rarely go, but enjoy my visits.  Cool conservation displays, etc.  They rarely see my money though.

    On a recent trip back east we visited the "original" in Sidney, Nebraska. My 9 year old daughter enters the gun library, walks up to the employee there and asks him if they have an AR-15's.  Look on his face was priceless.

    Sometimes you see interesting guns in the gun library.  I saw an FG-42 at the one in Fort Worth.   
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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #8 on: October 04, 2016, 01:28:07 pm »
    In the St Louis area, their ammo prices are competitive with Wal-Mart. I'd be surprised if the LGSes are cheaper. They have .22, occasionally. They also gave me a decent price on a Mod. 10 I sold them a while back.

    If Bass Pro screws that up, I will be a very sad panda. :(

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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 08:33:53 pm »
    I only shop at cabela's when they have an ammo sale on. they had PMC bronze for a shade less than tula steel recently.
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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 07:28:13 pm »
    The nearest Cabelas is 3.5 hours away, and I can't remember the last time I ordered from them, so it's kind of a non-issue for me personally.

    That said, I'm always a little saddened when a company I grew up with gets absorbed into another Borg collective.

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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #11 on: October 09, 2016, 08:22:04 pm »
    Agreed, but under the current business climate it seems to be the norm.  I don't look for a lot to change though.   :shrug
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    Re: Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops
    « Reply #12 on: October 09, 2016, 11:32:14 pm »
    After years of being one of both stores mail order customers, AK not just me, we finally got one of each, and competition is a great thing for us lowly customers. I think that all customers will lose in this merger/buyout. On the brighter side, it does allow more room for smaller stores.
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