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Old 04-11-2018, 01:35 PM   #1
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Checked out the UA pants when I was grabbing a pair of jeans the other day and was surprised they were $84.99, think I paid $60 for my last pair at Dicks. Peeled back the sticker to see MSRP and it was $80. Academy tacked on an extra 5% on top of the suggested retail, not cool.



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Old 04-11-2018, 01:36 PM   #2
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Because it's bilingual
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:37 PM   #3
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What does it ring up as at one of the scanners? Maybe wrong sticker on wrong item?
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:37 PM   #4
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:38 PM   #5
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Did you actually scan it and see the price...? When i worked there we had a lot of people who did that crap on accident.


They usually only put those tags on there when stuff goes on clearance
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:39 PM   #6
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They wanna be the new Gander Mountain?
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:45 PM   #7
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What surprises me the most is there's a "price tag" on it!!!
Who does that anymore?
And since we are bashing Academy, I went to the one in B/CS the other day for some new turkey calls. They only had 2 different mouth calls and 2 slate calls and that was it!!!
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:46 PM   #8
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I know better than to look. I already know im not paying UA prices for something that's just going to soak up sweat when I workout
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:47 PM   #9
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Saw that all the time working in retail. They would jack up the price one month and then offer the same thing at a "discount" the next month, which was the actual original price.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:47 PM   #10
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Key word...”suggested!”
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:48 PM   #11
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I think they will price match and take an additional 5% off
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:48 PM   #12
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Maybe that's in Hombres money
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:48 PM   #13
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:57 PM   #14
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2018 price increase
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:01 PM   #15
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Peeled back the sticker to see MSRP and it was $80. Academy tacked on an extra 5% on top of the suggested retail, not cool.
I think it's actually a 6.25% increase, rather than 5%. In any event, I find Academy isn't the same store it was in years past. Shopping there has almost as much fun as shopping at Walleyworld. Our Academy stores are dirty, poorly stocked, poorly staffed, and very poorly managed.

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Old 04-11-2018, 02:06 PM   #16
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Didnít, but thanks.



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Key word...Ēsuggested!Ē
Yup, itís a free market. I guess if their supply & demand justify the cost then so be it. I was just surprised.



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Did you actually scan it and see the price...? When i worked there we had a lot of people who did that crap on accident.


They usually only put those tags on there when stuff goes on clearance


Second time at this Academy Iíve seen it, specifically on Under Armour gear. Could be the location, itís right by The Woodlands mall.
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:21 PM   #17
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Honestly, that is not that bad. It was marked wrong and in this case, not in your favor. I'd have taken it to the scanner to see what it rang up there. Often times Academy is under MSRP when they put those stickers on them.

What still gets me is when Academy put some Eno hammocks on clearance. They were something like 69.99 marked down to 69.98

More than makes up for when I get nocturnals for 50% off, or some other odds and ends that I do actually use that were like 75% off.
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:21 PM   #18
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What does it ring up as at one of the scanners? Maybe wrong sticker on wrong item?
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Did you actually scan it and see the price...? When i worked there we had a lot of people who did that crap on accident.


They usually only put those tags on there when stuff goes on clearance
This, I know for a fact Academy is cheaper on UA stuff than DSG. My wife bought a pair of shoes at DSG that she could have gotten $40 cheaper at Academy
I use to work at DSG, I know their average mark up on US is 55%, Nike is closer to 80%
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:43 PM   #19
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im more shocked that they make pants for $80. These $30 wranglers do me just fine
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:49 PM   #20
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But we'll pay $60K for a truck and think we got a good deal cause the dealer dropped $10K off the sticker.

Lmao!
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:08 PM   #21
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That what happens when they're owned by an investment group now
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:12 PM   #22
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What surprises me the most is there's a "price tag" on it!!!
Who does that anymore?
And since we are bashing Academy, I went to the one in B/CS the other day for some new turkey calls. They only had 2 different mouth calls and 2 slate calls and that was it!!!
Yeah a bigger brand new store and hardly have anything on the shelves!
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:13 PM   #23
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I work in the garment industry so I have a little knowledge on how our operations work. The sewing factory applies the UPC to the garments before they are shipped to the distribution center. It could be that the wrong price was printed on the UPC tag, it happens here from time to time. When it does happen we run all those through our rework department and change out the UPC tag with the correct price. We do not sticker over the price for this reason.
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:16 PM   #24
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That what happens when they're owned by an investment group now
7 years latter............KKR still owns them...
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:20 PM   #25
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This, I know for a fact Academy is cheaper on UA stuff than DSG. My wife bought a pair of shoes at DSG that she could have gotten $40 cheaper at Academy
I use to work at DSG, I know their average mark up on US is 55%, Nike is closer to 80%
So UA isn’t MAP priced and you are comparing like items? Unless you where the buyer you don’t know markup, there is all kinds of different discounts, but I assure you it’s a lot more then 55%

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Old 04-11-2018, 03:26 PM   #26
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So UA isnít MAP priced and you are comparing like items? Unless you where the buyer you donít know markup, there is all kinds of different discounts, but I assure you itís a lot more then 55%
This was shown on our system at DSG, we could walk up to an item and scan it and get mark up info.

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Old 04-11-2018, 03:37 PM   #27
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Second time at this Academy Iíve seen it, specifically on Under Armour gear. Could be the location, itís right by The Woodlands mall.[/QUOTE]




Dang maybe they are doing it on purpose. At the Academy i worked at in Pearland it was just a mistake when i saw it. They never rang up for what it was priced at
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:39 PM   #28
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This was shown on our system at DSG, we could walk up to an item and scan it and get mark up info.

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That’s like a car sales guy telling he is selling the car to you $100 over cost....right....... heck he may even believe it but that’s not the true cost of the car.


MSRP is roughly 100% markup with out an additional backend discounts. I’ll put it this way MAP is normally 90-100% after mfg discounts.

For a company to sell below MAP, there is backend margin support from the MFG. This encourages retailers to not sell below MAP.

Now close out (seasonal, run, etc) are different,
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:12 PM   #29
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What surprises me the most is there's a "price tag" on it!!!
Who does that anymore?
And since we are bashing Academy, I went to the one in B/CS the other day for some new turkey calls. They only had 2 different mouth calls and 2 slate calls and that was it!!!
The one here in Katy has zero turkey calls, and only one box of 3" 12 gauge turkey rounds. Academy is basically a soccer mom's sports apparel store best I can tell.

At least Gander carried what I needed.
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:39 PM   #30
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The one here in Katy has zero turkey calls, and only one box of 3" 12 gauge turkey rounds. Academy is basically a soccer mom's sports apparel store best I can tell.

At least Gander carried what I needed.
Yep. Seems like every time I go, I see less and less of "huntin stuff"!!!
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:56 PM   #31
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im sure it was on a 5% off rack
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The academy here in Lufkin sucks, terrible selection of hunting and fishing stuff and what people use they sell out of and don’t reorder while maintaining a full rack of ice fishing rods.
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:18 PM   #33
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I thought TBH was boycotting UA ?????????
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:22 PM   #34
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Not a fan of UA.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:20 PM   #35
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Who spends $80 on pants??
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:28 PM   #36
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Yeah a bigger brand new store and hardly have anything on the shelves!
I work at this one and the only thing yíall can do to improve is complain to corporate down in Katy. Trust me it sucks knowing we never have anything for the customers but nobody at the local store level can help with.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:45 PM   #37
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:00 AM   #38
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Academy will need to hire people to replace stickers after this thread.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:06 AM   #39
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The one in Tomball had them for 44.99 from the 85 dollar price on Tuesday

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Old 04-12-2018, 07:14 AM   #40
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All the good deals coming out of academy and yall want to beat them up over $5 ?
They have the right to charge what they want.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:21 AM   #41
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Increase is due to the Trump tariffs
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:37 AM   #42
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I think the plan is put them HIGH prices on them ..and then no one will buy ..untill its sale time and they marked down to 50% off people will think they got a real Bargin.. and they the store only paid a few bucks for them...
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:41 AM   #43
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$80 for a pair of pants?!?!

I have NEVER bought one piece of clothing other than a coat, shoes or boots that cost $80 or more and never will!

Absolutely insane....
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:46 AM   #44
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$80 for a pair of pants?!?!

I have NEVER bought one piece of clothing other than a coat, shoes or boots that cost $80 or more and never will!

Absolutely insane....
You remember that one time....in Canada.......
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:48 AM   #45
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Well, Carter's Country regularly advertises guns with prices above MSRP as "on sale"
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:18 AM   #46
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I'll never put a price tag on 'protecting this house'!
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:27 AM   #47
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Just wait till yeti starts knittin' up some pant boyeez!

Did I just read that there's a deal alert on ice fishin' rods?
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:45 AM   #48
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:49 AM   #49
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:27 AM   #50
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Just wait till yeti starts knittin' up some pant boyeez!
I'd bet that Yeti is getting their *** handed to them on cooler/cup sales these days. You used to never see them "on sale". I'd guess the lesser expensive alternatives are making a big dent in their market.
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