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Old 08-12-2017, 12:04 PM   #1
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Preaching to the choir, but went in today to look at a rifle and pistol, since they are down 40%. The same rifle I bought a month ago is now $65 more than I paid when I got 25% off. Geez......

This is what should be under investigation

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Old 08-12-2017, 12:30 PM   #2
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It's no wonder why they are going under.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:32 PM   #3
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Dicks sporting goods has been running some decent sales recently. Especially online.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:36 PM   #4
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Yup. Looked at an Smith & Wesson m&p AR that was 25%!or 30% off and it was 1199 marked down to 899. Tomball pawn had the same gun for 679 brand new..... told the guy behind the counter and said no wonder you guys are going out of business. He just kinda shrugged like yep....

I do think their false advertising is total BS!!!!! Should be illegal to mark something up just to give it a higher discount and bring it back to original price. I've always hated shopping in Gander and I'm happy to see them go!


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Old 08-12-2017, 12:37 PM   #5
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Yup. Looked at an Smith & Wesson m&p AR that was 25%!or 30% off and it was 1199 marked down to 899. Tomball pawn had the same gun for 679 brand new..... told the guy behind the counter and said no wonder you guys are going out of business. He just kinda shrugged like yep....

I do think their false advertising is total BS!!!!! Should be illegal to mark something up just to give it a higher discount and bring it back to original price. I've always hated shopping in Gander and I'm happy to see them go!


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Actually, it is illegal but the state never polices it, so retailers get away with it all the time.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:39 PM   #6
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Yep. My buddy got a crossbow at 10% off for 400. The same bow at 30% was 460. I hate them. I asked why the prices keep going up. They swore they don't but not from my experience.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:39 PM   #7
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Doesn't surprise me one bit!
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:43 PM   #8
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Actually, it is illegal but the state never polices it, so retailers get away with it all the time.


I feel bad for the customers that are unaware and don't know better and are getting taken advantage of....


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Old 08-12-2017, 12:44 PM   #9
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Good riddance! Feel bad for all the rank and file employees though. Hopefully they find jobs with better companies.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:54 PM   #10
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I stopped going in their stores long ago.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:54 PM   #11
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I went to the one in Beaumont the other day. Same thing was happening. A guy was looking at a rifle and the price was discounted more, but the cost was higher than it was two weeks before. He had a picture of the price tag and the employee didn't know what to say at that point.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:07 PM   #12
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Can't wait for Gander Mountain to close and the new owners to open Gander Outdoors. May not change anything but I'm at least willing to give them one try. I'm not sure they will have a Texas store though.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:12 PM   #13
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I posted it in another thread a few days ago, Beaumont store had american eagle 44 mag on sale for $59.99,,, it did not surprise me why they still had so much of it!!
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:32 PM   #14
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I made a run through the fishing gear last week. There are some decent prices to be found there with much of the tackle 50% off.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:36 PM   #15
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The stores are basically being run by the liquidators now, not the new company. Reading through the CEO's twitter feed over the past few months, I think the new company will be different. But they're not the ones running the stores and "sales" now. That's the liquidators. I think we'll see Gander Outdoors as a very different place than Gander Mountain was. Hoping, at least.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:37 PM   #16
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And THAT was my first post. Yay me!
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:43 PM   #17
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I guess it depends on what you buy. I bought a savage axis 2 7mm-08 today for 229. Have not seen it that cheap anywhere. Even buds gun shop is 279
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:04 PM   #18
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Yup. Looked at an Smith & Wesson m&p AR that was 25%!or 30% off and it was 1199 marked down to 899. Tomball pawn had the same gun for 679 brand new..... told the guy behind the counter and said no wonder you guys are going out of business. He just kinda shrugged like yep....

I do think their false advertising is total BS!!!!! Should be illegal to mark something up just to give it a higher discount and bring it back to original price. I've always hated shopping in Gander and I'm happy to see them go!


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PASS (people are seriously stupid)

Ever been to Kohl's? Try to find something in that store that's NOT on sale. I read an article a while back where Target was not doing great. Target refused to mark up and put "sale" prices on everything. After a couple years of fighting it Target issued a PR stating that's what people want so they would start doing it also. Now HEB is in on the game as well.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:18 PM   #19
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I bought some Blazer shrink wraps for arrows, great Price $6 for 6, I was pumped. Got home, got them on my arrows. Shot them and the vanes blew off in flight. I Checked the rest and they just pulled off in my hand. got what I paid for, no returns.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:28 PM   #20
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Yup o went the other day. Almost picked up a little propane smoker marked 40% off. Price was around 89.00 after Mark down.

So I did a quick Google for reviews. Found same smoker at Home Depot for 59.00 lol.

I laughed and walked right out.

Good riddns Gander..
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:29 PM   #21
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Yup o went the other day. Almost picked up a little propane smoker marked 40% off. Price was around 89.00 after Mark down.

So I did a quick Google for reviews. Found same smoker at Home Depot for 59.00 lol.

I laughed and walked right out.

Good riddns Gander..
And that's why they've gone down. Too easy to price check on the spot nowadays.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:57 PM   #22
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I think it must just be the guns that are having this issue. I bought a pair a Danner boots for $89 (reg $200), a seat cover for my hunting truck for $19 (reg $59) and lots of small items, for my rifle & bow... all at good prices. Hell I even bought a bunch of thermocell refills at 30% off.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:04 PM   #23
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i agree with y'all on most of it however i did get a hr 300 ozonics which retails at $500 for $160, maybe i just got lucky, hopefully it isn't a lemon
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:06 PM   #24
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I think it must just be the guns that are having this issue. I bought a pair a Danner boots for $89 (reg $200), a seat cover for my hunting truck for $19 (reg $59) and lots of small items, for my rifle & bow... all at good prices. Hell I even bought a bunch of thermocell refills at 30% off.
I don't know. I picked up a Tikka T3X Hunter at the Gander in Tyler the other day for $460. Look anywhere and they are $749. Also picked up a Hornady Lock-N-Load Classic reloading kit for $150. Bought three sets of dies for $40.

There are some deals to be had. Just got to look and be patient.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:47 PM   #25
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And take items to the register to get the actual price. Got an "$80" ghillie suit for $12, and it was marked 40% off.

The cashiers have even told me to disregard all the signs in the store. The prices are changing faster than they can slap stickers on everything... both down and up.

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:10 PM   #26
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Erked me last week to see a sig 226 "marked down" to $850 with the retail price marked up to almost $1200. The more I looked around the happier I was to think that they're going out of business! When I worked there they said the owner also owned a baseball team, but can't remember which one. I can tell you this, it wasn't one with a winning record. Amazing how people with zero business sense can survive so long without ending up under a bridge.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:29 PM   #27
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A month or so back I picked up a Mr Buddy heater cheaper than I could find online.

Only thing I've ever bought from Gander...
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:36 PM   #28
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I got some really good deals on camo.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:40 PM   #29
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I made a pass to the one in College Station the other day and found nothing that I wanted to buy.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:45 PM   #30
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Actually, it is illegal but the state never polices it, so retailers get away with it all the time.
They should close that store down for doing this....
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:10 AM   #31
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Noticed that on some ammo the other day in Beaumont. Had him scan it and it was higher than the week before. The markdown signs don't mean crap, its whats marked on the register.
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Preaching to the choir, but went in today to look at a rifle and pistol, since they are down 40%. The same rifle I bought a month ago is now $65 more than I paid when I got 25% off. Geez......

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Old 08-13-2017, 07:13 AM   #32
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SOP for liquidators is to double the price of everything and then have a 25% off sale.
Get em while they are cheap. Some people are a sucker for a bargain.

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