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Old 09-25-2017, 08:36 PM   #1
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Am I living under a rock? Just got this in an email?

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Old 09-25-2017, 08:37 PM   #2
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you are living under a rock
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:38 PM   #3
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It actually started late last year. It was just approved though.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:39 PM   #4
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We no longer use 8 tracks either. Jk
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:39 PM   #5
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Yes, under a rock is understatement..
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:42 PM   #6
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Lol...arseholes

I heard it mentioned in the past, but never knew it was actually happening.

Thanks for the confirmation...I was about to call BS.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:43 PM   #7
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today was the final signing of the deal
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:46 PM   #8
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So what's gonna change? New name???

Also never liked the quality of BPS's stuff. Hope it won't affect Cabelas brand stuff as theirs has always been pretty decent.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:50 PM   #9
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I am waiting for Academy to merge with Wal-Mart and home depot...one store with everything I need..
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:50 PM   #10
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How about Academy and Specs?
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:22 PM   #11
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More expensive. Worse quality.
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:27 PM   #12
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There were men on the moon.
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:37 PM   #13
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How about Academy and Specs?
I like Academy, Total wine, and Field n Stream
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:51 PM   #14
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I am waiting for Academy to merge with Wal-Mart and home depot...one store with everything I need..


I miss the old Academy with the worm bar and before they started selling a bunch of bs.


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Old 09-25-2017, 11:59 PM   #15
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It is now a clothing store with a sporting goods section. almost
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:00 AM   #16
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They already share a parking lot in San Marcos
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:06 PM   #17
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Am I living under a rock? Just got this in an email?



Hi neighbor! How's everything under your rock???

Lol. I didn't know this either


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Old 09-26-2017, 01:07 PM   #18
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They already share a parking lot in San Marcos


That's dangerous..... to the pocketbook!


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Old 09-26-2017, 01:32 PM   #19
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:36 PM   #20
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Unless they work on their prices nothing will change
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:39 PM   #21
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You can now exchange gift cards from either store for the other at customer service. That will come in handy.

You can also return anything purchased at either store to the other.
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:44 PM   #22
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Yes, you are.
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:46 PM   #23
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I am waiting for Academy to merge with Wal-Mart and home depot...one store with everything I need..
Close, needs a bank and nuddie bar to be complete....
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:54 PM   #24
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:25 PM   #25
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Yep the only thing certain for now is Bass Pro credit cards can be used at Cabelas and still get the rewards points as if it was used in Bass Pro. As for it working the other way we do not know yet, thinking that it will be determined after next quarter. Cabelas owned its own bank (the worlds foremost bank) but now the club cards are going to be held by Capital One. You can now exchange gift cards from either store for the other at customer service. You can also return anything purchased at either store to the other. As well as things being ordered online and delivered to the other store, or maybe just Bass Pro orders shipped to Cabelas at the moment.

That's about as much as I know at the moment, might know more after tonight.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:34 PM   #26
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Can I redeem Cabelas Club Visa points at Bass Pro? When is the effective date for all this to start?
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:43 PM   #27
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I wonder if they will rebrand all the store brand products to one name. Almost like competing with yourself.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:44 PM   #28
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I miss the old Academy with the worm bar and before they started selling a bunch of bs.
Agree completely, though when you work there the worm bar is cussed to death at closing time! ****ed kids.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:44 PM   #29
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:44 PM   #30
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:57 PM   #31
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Competition in the marketplace is always better in my opinion. For hunting stuff I prefer Cabelas or Academy most of the time over BPS. I do like some of BPS brand fishing stuff though. I don't see how them combining really helps us as consumers, but that is just me. Will just have to see.

I love using my Cabelas card for every day stuff and saving up points to get something there when they run a sale or coupon combined with my points. It is nice to get something way below their regular price. I hope not much is changed with the way their cards work.
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:00 PM   #32
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not a fan of BP. You can already tell a difference on the Cabelas website and pricing on sale items is not nearly as good as it once was.
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:02 PM   #33
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Can I redeem Cabelas Club Visa points at Bass Pro? When is the effective date for all this to start?
Not yet. hoping to have that option after the new year, or at least that's what I have been told so far.
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:12 PM   #34
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So Ten Ring, is BP doing away with the Bank of America relationship? If so, then I'll shop there again... If they force Cabela's into a BoA, I will quit shopping there as well... sure hope that doesn't happen...
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:14 PM   #35
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Can I still walk into either then decide I might as well wait two days and get it way cheaper from Amazon?
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:15 PM   #36
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Love Cabelas, can only tolerate Bass Pro, but they never bothered to ask my opinion.....


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Old 09-26-2017, 05:31 PM   #37
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Amazon can get a scope here in 1-2 days. I just ordered one from Cabela's, 10 days. They need to up their game to compete in business. But is was free with points, so guess I will hurry up and wait.
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:36 PM   #38
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Thats true! I don't know why but it takes them 3-4 days it seems before they even get around to shipping! I'm waiting now as matter fact. Still hasn't shipped.
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:41 PM   #39
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All it means is the quality of Ranger Boats is gonna take a dive off a cliff and cost a lot more than they do now.
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Old 09-26-2017, 06:08 PM   #40
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So Ten Ring, is BP doing away with the Bank of America relationship? If so, then I'll shop there again... If they force Cabela's into a BoA, I will quit shopping there as well... sure hope that doesn't happen...
No, BPS is still BoA. Eventually CapitalOne will take possession of the credit card business. As of today you will get 1% in points at BPS with a Cabela's card and vice versa.

They say gift cards are exchangeable immediately as are returns at either store but I would give it a week or so to make sure everyone is trained up on how to handle it.

Quality of product on either brand isn't going to change, as of right now each company is keeping their current production operations.

For those saying Amazon is cheaper, it can be but Cabela's will price match any item that is sold by Amazon, not a 3rd party vendor. You just have to go to customer service and show them that Amazon is selling it at a certain price and they'll match it.
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No, BPS is still BoA. Eventually CapitalOne will take possession of the credit card business. As of today you will get 1% in points at BPS with a Cabela's card and vice versa.

They say gift cards are exchangeable immediately as are returns at either store but I would give it a week or so to make sure everyone is trained up on how to handle it.

Quality of product on either brand isn't going to change, as of right now each company is keeping their current production operations.

For those saying Amazon is cheaper, it can be but Cabela's will price match any item that is sold by Amazon, not a 3rd party vendor. You just have to go to customer service and show them that Amazon is selling it at a certain price and they'll match it.
So right now, if you ask for a credit card application at BPS (I stop in from time to time when I happen to be in Pearland or Katy and ask for one) it plainly says that the card is through BoA... When this changes, I'll shop there again...
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Old 09-26-2017, 06:37 PM   #42
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So right now, if you ask for a credit card application at BPS (I stop in from time to time when I happen to be in Pearland or Katy and ask for one) it plainly says that the card is through BoA... When this changes, I'll shop there again...
As far as I know that is not changing at all. BoA owns their credit card and that isn't changing.

Cabela's is changing from their own Worlds Foremost Bank to Capital One. Bass Pro does not take possession of the Cabela's credit card business due to federal regulations
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I am waiting for Academy to merge with Wal-Mart and home depot...one store with everything I need..


Academy is wal mart. Hunting and fishing is very little compared to clothes and shoes


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That's because the grandson of Academy's founders sold it to a private equity firm out of New York. Soft goods have a higher margin so they're move concerned with clothes than outdoor gear
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That's because the grandson of Academy's founders sold it to a private equity firm out of New York. Soft goods have a higher margin so they're move concerned with clothes than outdoor gear


Yes I know. My buddies wife is in the marketing department and she has filled me in when I was complaining.
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Announced back in June.


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Announced back in June.
Been in works since 2015.

If one wants to gets technical be in works since they sold originally and went public
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:50 AM   #50
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For those saying Amazon is cheaper, it can be but Cabela's will price match any item that is sold by Amazon, not a 3rd party vendor. You just have to go to customer service and show them that Amazon is selling it at a certain price and they'll match it.
It's not the being cheaper, it is the SLOOOOOOW shipping from cabelas. I am on day 3 and scope still hasn't shipped! I have always been a Cabelas buyer, have a Cabelas Black card, but they need to improve. If Midway gets a points card I may be getting it instead.

Edit.. Just got off the phone with Cabelas, they said label was printed on the 25th, so it should be mailed out by the end of the week.......

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