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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:22 PM

Dick's Sporting Goods will destroy assault-style rifles pulled from shelves


When Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would no longer sell modern sporting rifles at its Field & Stream stores following the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school, one question was what would happen to the unsold firearms in its inventory.

Typically a retailer may return unsold merchandise to the manufacturer. But in this case, Dick’s Sporting Goods has decided to destroy them.

“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” a spokeswoman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.”

The so-called assault-style rifles will be destroyed at the company’s distribution centers and the parts sent to a salvage company to be recycled, the Findlay-based retailer added. The company did not say how much merchandise would be included.
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2018/04/09/Dicks-Sporting-Goods-Pittsburgh-destroy-dispose-assault-rifles-guns-pulled-off-shelves/stories/201804060151

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Reply Dick's Sporting Goods will destroy assault-style rifles pulled from shelves (Original post)
LavenderGirl Apr 2018 OP
Thorson Apr 2018 #1
Shkreli Apr 2018 #2
OneLoudVoice Apr 2018 #3
Model10RB Apr 2018 #4
MumblyPeg Apr 2018 #5
Magyar Heidinn Apr 2018 #6
Butchie_T Apr 2018 #7
Butchie_T Apr 2018 #8
Butchie_T Apr 2018 #9
Crazy D Apr 2018 #10
oldenuff35 Apr 2018 #13
Crazy D Apr 2018 #14
Red Bull Apr 2018 #11
quad489 Apr 2018 #12
smoke check Apr 2018 #15
Model10RB Apr 2018 #16
LavenderGirl Apr 2018 #18
_eek Apr 2018 #29
TendiesForBreakfast Apr 2018 #30
_eek Apr 2018 #31
smoke check Apr 2018 #33
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #17
LavenderGirl Apr 2018 #19
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #21
PapasOldShoe Apr 2018 #23
Charlie Mike Apr 2018 #27
PapasOldShoe Apr 2018 #28
Iron Condor Apr 2018 #20
Crazy D Apr 2018 #22
Iron Condor Apr 2018 #24
Crazy D Apr 2018 #25
Will Morningstar Apr 2018 #26
Tovera Apr 2018 #32
Crazy D Apr 2018 #34
Tovera Apr 2018 #35
Crazy D Apr 2018 #36

Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:26 PM

1. It's their loss.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:26 PM

2. Cucked so hard his cuck fell off!

 

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:29 PM

3. Interesting

I sincerely doubt that Dicks had anything but their bottom line in mind as they make these announcements.

I wonder what tea leaves they are reading.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:30 PM

4. Meaningless

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:32 PM

5. hahaha! maybe for added dramatics, they can also light their own stores on fire...

my GOD lefty is a dumbass...

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:33 PM

6. Money better spent on quality.

Their loss for participation in commiefucktardism.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:35 PM

7. Dicks become a bit limper natiowide...

...as they grind their guns into useless piles of slag. News at 11.......

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:38 PM

8. Dicks profits remain flacid as they

Castrate their own inventory..

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:42 PM

9. Dicks pulls out early in the gun markets

Has no staying power against the bigger gun dealers in the same market

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 08:23 PM

10. Few hundred rifles nationwide in 35 stores

Dicks hasn't sold AR-15's since 2013, those that were in stock at that time were returned to their distributors then and quickly sold out at other stores during the 2013 "Panic".

Dicks only sold AR's since at their Field and Stream stores, which they started to compete with Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops after they stopped selling AR's in their local stores . Sales of those were weak to begin with, F&S stores always charged more for AR's than local gun shops or even other chain stores like Cabelas and Bass Pro.

I'm quite sure twice as many AR's were sold in 1 state than Dicks says they've destroyed this week. What this move does do is hurt them more with gun owners who boycott all their stores

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/03/13/dicks-sporting-goods-says-sales-are-down-in-wake-of-change-in-gun-policy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3cdf728f9c2e

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dicks-sporting-goods-stock-sinks-after-sales-miss-downbeat-outlook-offsets-profit-beat-2018-03-13

https://247wallst.com/retail/2018/03/02/dicks-down-as-sports-retail-disappoints/

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/13/dicks-sporting-goods-earnings-q4-2017.html

I'll predict a future headline, Dicks closes all Field and Stream stores within 2 years as sales drop below level to maintain those stores. You don't alienate a market base that is the main focus of what you want to sell (hunting and fishing gear) and expand your business

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Response to Crazy D (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:57 PM

13. Twp points in this, I was told well over a year ago that Dicks would not sell any more AR's, Period.

The second point is that I love to go in there and find the exact rifle I want, and then tell them that I will order it off of gun broker on my own FFL.

Other people I tell to find what they want at dicks then go to sportsman's warehouse and order it there a lot cheaper.

I wonder how long a store can continue to sell guns when half of the nation will not buy guns from them?

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:21 AM

14. Dicks stopped selling them right after Newtown

2012, I know for a fact because I had pre ordered one of these and prepaid for it on the Black Friday sale before Sandy Hook

http://www.guns.com/2012/12/27/dicks-cancels-troy-carbine-pre-orders-troy-customers-irate/

Dick's cancelled all preorders and offered people like me vouchers for store credit (that article is wrong on refunds being offered, each store had its own policy) . I told the store manager screw that, they either gave me a cash refund or refund on my credit card. I ended up having to have my bank give me the refund on my card and haven't set foot in one since.

At the time no way could Dicks destroy the entire stock of AR's they had around the country. They sent them back to the wholesalers and those soon were sold during the post Newtown panic.

They then started Field and Stream to sell to "sportsman" (shooters and fisherman) but the chain never took off. Gun owners have long memories as you know and very few shooters used F&E in my area after it opened 2 years ago.

Dicks itself only had firearms account for 10% of their sales before Newtown, I'm guessing they considered it worth the PR with the intended market for the chain (soccer moms and upscale yuppies)

Field and Stream on the other hand, gun sales were around 30-40% of their sales and the rest like fishing and camping still most of the people buying there will be 2nd Amendment supporters.

Like I said, I give F&S 2 years before the chain folds totally. Destroying a few 100 rifles will cost them more in PR than they can make up for in sales other items.

There is a F&S store "watch" on AR15.com. Most every report is the parking lots are empty during busy times....

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 08:58 PM

11. Hate to tell you

But nobody goes to Dicks for guns. So what they decide on guns is irrelevant.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 09:23 PM

12. Ya, that will show them all...........

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:32 AM

15. So, why do you think this is a good thing?

What is it about these inanimate objects that scares you?

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Response to smoke check (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:33 AM

16. Lefty responds well to substance-free virtue signalling

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Response to smoke check (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:39 AM

18. Because hunting has nothing to do with owning assault weapons

My husband and I will be buying our camping gear and a new kayak this year at Dicks.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:45 PM

29. REI is far higher on the virtue signalling food chain..

Just so you know.

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Response to _eek (Reply #29)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:54 PM

30. Might be more expensive, but I like Cabelas' inventory a lot better.

Dick's is normie-level outdoorsmanship.

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Response to TendiesForBreakfast (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:05 PM

31. I like Cabela's, but do more direct purchasing.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:37 PM

33. So....

It's because your ignorance over the meaning of the second amendment is only surpassed by your arrogance about your ignorance of the second amendment.

Of course you can own guns to hunt. The founding fathers would have found the notion that you can't own such devices to be bizarre beyond reasoning. The crystal clear intent of the founding fathers regarding the second amendment was that the citizenry have arms equivalent to what the military has. At the time of the founding fathers, the equivalent, at that time, of nuclear bombs were owned by private citizens, and none of them had any problem with it.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:43 AM

17. Apart from your Pavlovian response, what will this accomplish?

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:44 AM

19. It's a bold statement that clearly antagonizes gun fanatics.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:49 AM

21. Neither of those statements is true. It does, however, demonstrate

that you are easily had by pointless publicity stunts and you are not motivated by any practical considerations but rather by emotion and spite.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:22 AM

23. Indeed.

 


So many replies from so many people who care so little.

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Response to PapasOldShoe (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:53 PM

27. Another one.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:38 PM

28. No, we already heard from you.

 

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:46 AM

20. LOL...Sounds like desperation to me

Sporting goods stores get a fair amount of business from gun owners. Dicks recent public political statements regarding some of the guns they will no longer sell obviously will have resulted in the loss of a good portion of their customer base.

This latest stunt by them sounds like a desperate act on their part to use the news in an attempt to try and attract more business by appealing to the anti gun crowd. It won't do much if anything at all. LOL...

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Response to Iron Condor (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:16 AM

22. As I said upstring, this move seals the fate of the Field and Stream stores

Since they were geared to sell guns, ammo and other "outdoor" type sporting goods. You can't piss off your target market base and expect to survive. I've been expecting the one in my area to close for a year now, it was never really busy to begin with and F&S cancelled a planned store closer to me last year.

Dick's itself was never a very gun friendly store. They didn't sell handguns in any location in the US and started selling AR-15 type weapons after Obama was elected to try and get in on the market after he started becoming Gun Salesman of the Decade.

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Response to Crazy D (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:40 AM

24. For sporting goods other than guns & ammo I go to

either the near by military surplus store or the Bass Pro Shops that's a bit further away but still close enough. For guns & ammo a nearby local shop or a Turners.

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Response to Iron Condor (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:00 PM

25. I can count on my hands the number of times I've bought anything at Dicks

And that was a long time ago. I want to say ammo, 9mm and that would have been when the Wal-Mart across the street was out of Winchester White box.

The Troy I mentioned was a fluke, they were having the sale and I figured I would get my Xmas gift to myself with the Troy AR.

Guns I tend to use LGS anymore. Ammo I buy online in lots of 1000 rounds, its cheaper

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:51 PM

26. Perhaps National Rifle Association could hold a Memorial Service for these Fallen Rifles...

 

...on the National Mall on Pennsylvania
Avenue in Washington, D.C.

The American President could attend, and Christian Religious Leaders could offer the Benediction. Eulogy to Fallen Rifles could be delivered on befalf of the National Rifle Association by Mr. Wayne LaPierre.



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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:28 PM

32. Well...at least they're putting their money where their virtue signaling is.

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Response to Tovera (Reply #32)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:43 PM

34. I'm thinking a few hundred rifles between the 35 Field and Stream locations nationwide

$500.000 bucks worth of merchandise tops.

It'll cost them millions in lost revenue for the gesture, talk about shooting one's self in the foot.

I would have been more impressed if they had done that after Newton, when every store in the chain that legally could sell ARs did, that would have been thousands of rifles nationwide.

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Response to Crazy D (Reply #34)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:09 PM

35. Yeah...still more signal than substance, innit?

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Response to Tovera (Reply #35)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:32 PM

36. Pure theater if you ask me

Their distributors will be happy, they don't have to refund anything.

Outside of the mini panic Parkland produced Ar sales have been flat since Trump was elected, every one expected him to be pro gun (I didn't, but he was better than Cankles would have been).

Biggest gun shop/range near me sold out most their existing Ar's after Parkland and all stripped lowers and parts kits.

They've restocked from what was in the warehouses sitting but I doubt any of the manufacturers are ramping up production like 2013 or 2016 for the election.

I've been stocking up on parts and a couple of stripped lowers, so I'm set. I'm going to do a protest build the next few weeks just to thumb my nose at the grabbers

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