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Old 03-02-2018, 02:33 PM   #1
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I knew they were hippies, but this seems like a stretch

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Old 03-02-2018, 02:44 PM   #2
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It's just getting downright stupid now.
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:46 PM   #3
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When I go into REI to tryout backpacks and boots I never purchase them there.
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:48 PM   #4
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That's disappointing...
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:53 PM   #5
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I am an REI member and gun owner. I am sure I am not the only one. Notice the article says they put the relationship on "hold". Interesting to see what type of backlash if any they get from their members.
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:57 PM   #6
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Never even heard of REI

I do like REK
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:00 PM   #7
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Losers. Glad I bought my new boots from KUIU instead of the Salomans I was going to get from REI.
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:08 PM   #8
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I just canceled my REI membership
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:18 PM   #9
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Their company, Their choice. My money and my choice not to go in one........though they will never notice my boycott since I never go there anyway
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:20 PM   #10
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When I go into REI to tryout backpacks and boots I never purchase them there.
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That's disappointing...
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:13 PM   #11
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:15 PM   #12
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There's a reason they've had to close a store or two in the Metroplex. This won't help
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:23 PM   #13
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Its a shame. I loved their stores and overpriced products. I dropped them last year when they openly bashed Trump on their FB page over the Paris Agreement. I wrote them a letter telling them they should stick to selling product and stay out of politics and to cancel my long-time membership and drop me from the mailing list. They replied back stating basically when I came to my senses they would welcome me back with open arms. Arrogant bunch.
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:35 PM   #14
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I think its great ! now the libatards , snoflakes and democraps can have there own places to shop !! and hopefully we wont have to mix with them academy and outher such EVIL places that support us and the EVIL gun. I'm all for it . I deal with morons just about everyday it will be great not to have to deal with them when I shop.
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:55 PM   #15
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This bothers me more than the others. Dicks and Walmart made their own choices about which products they want to sell in their own stores and which policies to enforce in their own stores. I disagree with their point of view and I am far less likely to shop at either due to that point of view, but I do respect their right to make a decision on whether or not to sell a specific product in stores they own. I also respect their right to have an opinion that is different from mine.

This though...this is something else. REI has nothing to do with the product line that they have an issue with. Nothing at all. But they are essentially committing financial blackmail to force Vista into accepting REI's liberal mindset on an issue that does not impact REI at all. Just makes me shake my head...

I think I'm going to boycott REI until they come out with a statement that smoking pot is bad...
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:01 PM   #16
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:04 PM   #17
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Canceling my REI membership..
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:07 PM   #18
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I can’t believe this is a surprise to anyone.

Btw, what do you get out of cancelling a lifetime membership you already paid for?
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:08 PM   #19
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What do you want me to say?

I've never shopped there nor had any plans too.



These posts are nothing more than folks who never buy anything at the store in the first place complain and say they're going to boycott them.



If your employer decides to publicly go against the nra are you going to quit?


Nothing would have been a good start. I will not be buying anything from them again this is reaching to say the least by a company just trying to make headlines for being edgy. And if my employer came out against the NRA or trump or other stupid shenanigans I would jump ship immediately I am not going to work for or make money for a company like that.


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Old 03-02-2018, 05:09 PM   #20
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Well, not that I was a big customer of either of them, but I won't be going through their doors. I did buy a canoe from ****'s about 9 years ago.
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:14 PM   #21
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When I go into REI to tryout backpacks and boots I never purchase them there.
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That's disappointing...
^^^^^the irony

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There's a reason they've had to close a store or two in the Metroplex. This won't help

You have your answer right there.
Folks that have no intention on buying anything from you but come to utilize your services then buy the item online (because why waste your time trying stuff on there then going across town to buy the same exact item. Why not just make one stop?)
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:15 PM   #22
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I can’t believe this is a surprise to anyone.

Btw, what do you get out of cancelling a lifetime membership you already paid for?
The joy of coming online to say you did and that thecompany replied to your cancellation by saying "don't let the doorknob hit ya..."
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:16 PM   #23
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Just a bunch of **** ant snowflake liberals. Never liked the crap they sold, never bought from them either and never will.
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:19 PM   #24
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Glad I’ve never purchased anything from them. This country is going downhill fast!
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:25 PM   #25
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The toilet started flushing when Obummer was elected and it is getting close to being all the way into the pipes leading to the main line under the street or alley!
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:50 PM   #26
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Never heard of them.
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:54 PM   #27
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L.L. Bean changed their policy to 21 to purchase today also
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:00 PM   #28
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I only buy their overpriced stuff when I run across it in a thrift store. They are no different from the d!cks and so many others.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:15 PM   #29
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I regularly shop REI. The staff is very knowledgeable. Unlike Academy and D###S they sell quality equipment and they stand behind it. I just had something delivered today. There are not many options here in town that have the selection and expertise like REI.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:22 PM   #30
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^^^^^the irony




You have your answer right there.
Folks that have no intention on buying anything from you but come to utilize your services then buy the item online (because why waste your time trying stuff on there then going across town to buy the same exact item. Why not just make one stop?)
My method works much better than a boycott. I can ride my bike over there after work. Try on the gear I'm interested in and waste as much of they're time and resources I want by buying the product's online. No tax is just another bonus. It even makes it better to see someone come in interested in buying something walk away cause I have the staff busy catering to me and stuff strewn all over the place.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:24 PM   #31
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Never shopped there and never will. Let them go down the same rabbit hole as all the others.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:26 PM   #32
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It's the flavor of the month....monkey see monkey do.

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Old 03-02-2018, 06:51 PM   #33
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I regularly shop REI. The staff is very knowledgeable. Unlike Academy and D###S they sell quality equipment and they stand behind it. I just had something delivered today. There are not many options here in town that have the selection and expertise like REI.

I've heard the same thing about knowledgeable employees at the SA REI from a buddy who shops there often.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:22 PM   #34
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I went to the one in Plano one time. Surfer dude stoner kept on bothering me (he worked there) as I was looking for something specific and didn't need help. Haven't been back. I assume it's still open.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:23 PM   #35
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Who cares. Don't buy anything from them.
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:28 PM   #36
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Kinda a good move " but I don't like black guns as I see them as a poor man status symbol"
Most people that have them are ' big hat guys "
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:43 PM   #37
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My method works much better than a boycott. I can ride my bike over there after work. Try on the gear I'm interested in and waste as much of they're time and resources I want by buying the product's online. No tax is just another bonus. It even makes it better to see someone come in interested in buying something walk away cause I have the staff busy catering to me and stuff strewn all over the place.
LoL
Funniest thing I've read in a week.
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:49 PM   #38
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I bought a scope rail for my slug gun but the screws it came with are too big and the ones that were originally on the gun won't work because the heads aren't beveled correctly
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:11 PM   #39
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I bought a scope rail for my slug gun but the screws it came with are too big and the ones that were originally on the gun won't work because the heads aren't beveled correctly
Not from REI.
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:31 PM   #40
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All I use REI for is the bargain cave online and their garage sales in the store. Their warranty is awesome
As dumb as that is it's a hippie store and doesn't surprise me
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:33 AM   #41
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Not from REI.
LoL heck no
Some $5 chinaman do dad off Amazon/EBay

I've been inside REI in California and it was too granola-y for me.
I liked Big 5

On the east coast I never shopped in d!cks because it reminded me of Modells
I just never shop in those places
Bass Pro, Cabelas and Academy gets my business
Or in the northeast I'd go INSIDE city sports and buy from them.
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:52 AM   #42
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The link is broke. What did REI do?


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Old 03-03-2018, 12:23 PM   #43
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Btw, what do you get out of cancelling a lifetime membership you already paid for?
So that REI has trackable data to show how much this stance has cost them.
When thousands of people suddenly cancel their membership after you have made a strong announcement....its a good chance you will never see that person at the cash register again.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:24 PM   #44
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They usually get my business on camping knick knacks.....I can get them elsewhere now.
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The link is broke. What did REI do?


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Companies under Vista Outdoors include Giro, Bell, Camelbak, Camp Chef and Blackburn. Vista also owns Savage Arms, which manufactures guns, including modern sporting rifles.

“We believe that it is the job of companies that manufacture and sell guns and ammunition to work towards common sense solutions that prevent the type of violence that happened in Florida last month. In the last few days, we’ve seen such action from companies like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart and we applaud their leadership,” REI said in statement.

“This morning we learned that Vista does not plan to make a public statement that outlines a clear plan of action. As a result, we have decided to place a hold on future orders of products that Vista sells through REI while we assess how Vista proceeds. Companies are showing they can contribute if they are willing to lead. We encourage Vista to do just that.”

REI members also have been calling for a boycott of Vista Outdoor brands.

When Canada’s Mountain Equipment Co-op, MEC, dropped Vista Outdoors, Camelbak released a statement, pressing that the purchase of its products doesn’t support shooting sports.

“That is not the case,” the company wrote. “Our brand falls within the Outdoor Products segment of our company, which operates separately from Vista Outdoor’s Shooting Sports segment. Since 1989, CamelBak has been committed to forever changing the way people hydrate and perform. Our passion and love for the outdoors is unchanged. We are deeply committed to the individuals and communities we serve and we proudly partner with organizations to promote the enjoyment of the outdoors.”
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:00 PM   #46
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Just cancelled my member account with REI. Plenty of other places to buy hiking gear.
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:52 PM   #47
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Who cares. Don't buy anything from them.
If you own or like guns then you should care when you see things like this happening.

If you own a business try using financial blackmail for something you believe in that's not PC. Lets see how fast you get sued and shut down.
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:26 PM   #48
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Yep, quite a stretch for a place that does not sell guns.....lol. Been a member since 95' but don't need much of anything these days as I have so much gear I never even used. I guess they feel there buying power can make suppliers join in......just out of bounds!
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