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Basspro and Cabela's

Post by janesy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:39 pm

Well it's official, the deal has gone through. Basspro now owns Cabela's . Got an email today announcing it.

Too bad, was hoping it wasn't going to be allowed.
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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by xcaliber » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:45 pm

Cabelas always had a better price on the gear i liked, a bigger archery dept. but both are good. My hope is that they keep both open. Cabelas is like 3 miles away, Bass Pro. about 12. I can't really complain, so I won't. :wink:
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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by janesy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:51 pm

I think they both have pretty solid reps down there. On this side, it can be a little different . Cabela's is a much nicer spot to visit. And much more kid friendly. Although I do like redhead clothes. Cabela's has a more high end feel, although it likely isn't, just mechandising.
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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by Riflemanz » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:41 pm

What's great about this merger is that all Bass Pro gift cards can be exchanged for Cabelas gift cards! Don't forget your veterans discount too!
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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by foofoo » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:43 pm

guy i know laughs when i go into those stores. he calls them junk stores.i like Cabelas clothing and Meindel boots but you gotta wait out for the sales and credit offers.

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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by ihunt » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:25 pm

Yep just got my email too.
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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by wildcatter » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:32 pm

I gave up on Cabela's long ago,, they have become no more than a glorified Dick's in my opinion, only difference in what they sell is Cabelas has there name pasted to the same stuff Dick's sells without labels and for 1/4 the price!

I don't waste my time anymore, Dick's Cabela's Bass Pro,, don't matter you just get to decide how much tou want to pay for the same Chinese crap, been a long time since I considered them the Worlds foremost outfitter,,, them days are long gone,, and with this marriage, I don't see that changing!

I'll shop elsewhere and pay the same price for better equipment! Just the way I have seen it for a couple years now!
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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by foofoo » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:04 pm

Cabelas hasnt all gone down the tubes. i dont think Dicks even rates clothing wise unless you like carhart work cloths... Cabelas has the Microtex line, Wooltimate series clothing. Mt050 rainwear is very good stuff.they carry Helly rain gear usually have reddi and simms waders.there pack boots and Meindel boots made in Germany. you cant find that at Dicks.they even carry Sitka gear.always a good selction of merino wool too. way i see it my buddy can call it junk stores all he wants but i havent seen him stay more than 2-3 hours in the woods :mrgreen:

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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by sproulman » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:29 am

Too expensive ..We stopped buying there 15 years ago ..They used to give you free extra fishing rods for big orders or 15% off etc ..6 dollars for pack of rubber worms..NUTS..

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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by mikej » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:53 am

Wow didn't see that one coming
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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by Bullzeye » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:13 pm

As nice as their catalogs were, I always found Cabelas a bit pricey.
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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by bigbowman » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:24 pm

I find both of those stores pricey! If I can’t get it cheap online then my last resort is fleabay. I would only shop there as a last resort or for an emergency! 😆
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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by sproulman » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:44 pm

bigbowman wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:24 pm
I find both of those stores pricey! If I can’t get it cheap online then my last resort is fleabay. I would only shop there as a last resort or for an emergency! 😆
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Re: Basspro and Cabela's

Post by Micro.slayer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:07 pm

Well yes they are pricey. When your always building new stores . The cabelas in Wheeling was really a hub and distribution warehouse for the reading store . And for people on the east coast. So think about all those employees. The warehouse was a 1/4 mile down the road. There overhead had to be high. Don't forget about all those animal mounts and the showrooms. People work to much and to long today. Window shopping is in the past. Smart phones and lab tops changed everything. Go home after work and your item is sitting at your front door. The Cracker Barrel restaurant next to Cabelas in Wheeling has trees growing through the asphalt in the parking lot. Plywood on the windows. Closed. So if they were getting traffic at Cabelas. That restaurant would be open. And busy.

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