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Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Glenn_S on Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:32 pm

https://www.wsj.com/articles/dicks-spor ... 1552400663

Dick’s Sporting Goods to Remove Guns from 125 Stores
Retailer says will replace firearms with other sporting gear as it combats sales slump


Watching the video, they have swallowed the bogus stats and by running with that, *SURPRISE* their sales are tanking. So now it appears that they are going to shift their target market to soccer moms and urban "athletes". Good riddance...
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:50 pm

Glenn_S wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/dicks-sporting-goods-to-remove-guns-from-125-stores-11552400663

Dick’s Sporting Goods to Remove Guns from 125 Stores
Retailer says will replace firearms with other sporting gear as it combats sales slump


Watching the video, they have swallowed the bogus stats and by running with that, *SURPRISE* their sales are tanking. So now it appears that they are going to shift their target market to soccer moms and urban "athletes". Good riddance...


It's sad to lose a retailer of sporting goods. I hope someone with common sense and a better political position takes their place in the market. Maybe Target can carry guns again?
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby yukonjasper on Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:03 pm

I doubt they will go back. Too much political pressure to fight going back into firearms. Weak knees and a fragile ego are not good traits for Retail.
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Postby wasfuzz on Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:17 pm

Tells you where my mind is I read the title and thought - they have salve for that! :D
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Rodentman on Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:44 pm

Yeah, you think it's bad now, wait until you have a kidney stone removed.
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Ghost on Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:05 pm

If only Sears had gotten into the gun business again...
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:30 pm

Ghost wrote:If only Sears had gotten into the gun business again...


Or Montgomery Wards?
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Holland&Holland on Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:43 pm

They could repurpose the gun counter to display a line of participation trophys for sale.
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby mmcnx2 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:58 am

Dick's isn't a sporting goods store, they are are a clothing and accessory store.

Their gun section has been small and now appears it is going away. The fishing section is amateur hour, walmart level stuff.

Other than that they sell shoes and spandex, as long as the clothing has a 'hot' brand they sell they crap.
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Ghost on Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:01 am

mmcnx2 wrote:Dick's isn't a sporting goods store, they are are a clothing and accessory store.

Their gun section has been small and now appears it is going away. The fishing section is amateur hour, walmart level stuff.

Other than that they sell shoes and spandex, as long as the clothing has a 'hot' brand they sell they crap.

Don’t forget golf
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Holland&Holland on Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:19 am

mmcnx2 wrote:Dick's isn't a sporting goods store, they are are a clothing and accessory store.

Their gun section has been small and now appears it is going away. The fishing section is amateur hour, walmart level stuff.

Other than that they sell shoes and spandex, as long as the clothing has a 'hot' brand they sell they crap.

I disagree, Walmart has a much better selection of fishing gear.
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Holland&Holland on Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:19 am

Ghost wrote:
mmcnx2 wrote:Dick's isn't a sporting goods store, they are are a clothing and accessory store.

Their gun section has been small and now appears it is going away. The fishing section is amateur hour, walmart level stuff.

Other than that they sell shoes and spandex, as long as the clothing has a 'hot' brand they sell they crap.

Don’t forget golf

They do own golf galaxy as well.
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Rip Van Winkle on Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:27 am

Galyan's had high end fishing gear. I scored a Orvis backpack fly fishing rod on closeout years ago.

I haven't stepped into Dick's for years and couldn't care less if they go under.
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Holland&Holland on Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:47 am

Rip Van Winkle wrote:Galyan's had high end fishing gear. I scored a Orvis backpack fly fishing rod on closeout years ago.

I haven't stepped into Dick's for years and couldn't care less if they go under.

They were before my time.
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Re: Dick's is now really hurting...

Postby Ghost on Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:00 am

Rip Van Winkle wrote:Galyan's had high end fishing gear. I scored a Orvis backpack fly fishing rod on closeout years ago.

I haven't stepped into Dick's for years and couldn't care less if they go under.

Still have a fishing tackle bag/box set from Galyans. It’s a great bag.
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