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Wondering

ecubackpacker wrote:

If you buy online and you're not buying from some of the stores above, then you're missing out on some great deals.Confused

I was wondering the same thing since they are the two largest out there.  That just leaves LL Bean, Gander Mountain, and a couple of others. 

So who are you buying online from? 

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Bass Pro or Cabela's?

Well I shop at both,but I have a Cabela's credit card that I use for everything.And at the end of the year I have alot of points built up to purchase alot of hunting items at their expense.Last year I got a free $800 crossbow.

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Neither anymore!

For years I was a regular loyal Cabela's customer up until about the last 5 years or so.  Once we started getting places like Galyans (now Dicks), Sportsmans Warehouse, and Gander Mountain I just started buying stuff at those places.  I'm also starting to avoid ordering from places that profit from their shipping charges like Cabelas does.  Plus I now have to pay state sales tax when ordering from Cabelas because they opened up a store in my state that's 4.5 hours from me, that's all the more reason I no longer order from Cabela's anymore. 

I never ordered from Bass Pro, but we have a Bass Pro store in my city now.  It's a bit out of my way to go shop there though.  I'll make it there a couple times a year if there is something specific I want or need.  I think Bass Pro could carry more outdoor products in their store if they'd get rid of the gourmet food products and jewelery.  These days the vast majority of everything I need for the outdoors is covered by Sportsman's Warehouse, with help from Walmart, Gander, and Dick's.  I also started looking for stuff on Amazon if I can find what I'm looking for because it's always less expensive and they offer free shipping on orders $25 or more, and no tax to my address ever.  You can't beat that!! Dancing

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You need to be in my boat.  I

You need to be in my boat.  I have 120 miles to drive to Cabela's/Sportsmans Wharehouse in Grand Junction, and 160 miles to Bass Pro/Sportsmans Wharehouse in Denver.  The Sports Athority that are near me think that if it doesn't slide on snow then they won't stock it.  We did 15 years ago have a great store in Glenwood Springs but after they changed hands they went downhill fast.  The WalMarts here also have decided to cut down on their hunting supplies to the point of not even worring about going into them.  I do have a couple of stores within 30 miles that do have a diecent supply of what may be needed but I don't count on them to have what I really want or need. 

So I guess that I will have to suck it up and pay for the shipping and sales tax that Cabela's and Bass Pro will charge unless I make a trip for something else and am in either Denver or Grand Jumction.  The Sportsmans Wharehouse in Thorton is now out of my way after them closed the one in Littleton so that one is out of the question since most of my business in Denver is in the southern section of town.  I guess that you have to love living in the stick to live here. 

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