Cabelas losing appeal to you?

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  1. Swamp Boss

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    Anyone else finding that Cabela's just isn't the outfitting store it was before Bass Pro bought them?

    Prices are horrible, selection size-especially when the Redhead brand is displayed- lower. And the Bargain Cave should be called the "Still overpriced for the value" cave!

    I don't know when the last time I ordered anything from them or purchased anything from a store. At this point I have some gift cards I will use sooner or later and go to whichever outfitter fills the void left by Cabela's slide!!!
     
  2. buckhunter14

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    I was on the outs when they put in the “local” store a few years ago. Then the merger with BPS has just left the place in shambles. Disappointing to see as I really valued a lot of their equipment in years past. I have shifted almost exclusively using Cabelas to not at all.
     

  3. wildcoy73

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    Found a few decent pieces on things here in grand Rapids.
    Peices are ok in store and a better selection than online.

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  4. Lumberman

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    Yeah it’s over for Cabela’s as far as I’m concerned.

    They are becoming a giant clothing store.
     
  5. U.P.WoodChuck

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    I've been ordering from cabela's for years because of where I live. Ive noticed a dramatic shift in quality and prices in the last 5 or so. No better than Gander either and we have one locally which I refuse to shop at unless there are no other options. Both in my opinion are going downhill fast.
     
  6. thelastlemming

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    Cabela’s even the smaller “outpost” stores is still a cool store to walk through but it’s basically a clothing store with overpriced guns and outdoor gear along the walls. they can’t hold a candle to more local stores that have a better understanding of their local customer base the way a Jay’s or Frank’s Great Outdoors does.
     
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  7. DecoySlayer

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    Cabela's ceased to be Cabela's when they sold out to that holding company. Wall knows less about hunting and fishing than most anti-hunters do.

    It was all over when that happened.
     
  8. Rasputin

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    I'm having a hard time even using up my Cabela bucks, much less finding anything I can spend my money on.
     
  9. MossyHorns

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    I liked Gander Outdoors, but they are closing the doors. Employees at the Portage store were told last Friday before they opened for the day. Everything in the store is 40% off except guns, ammo, and generators. Place was packed over the weekend. Shelves are pretty bare now.
     
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  10. Sasquatch Lives

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    Same here, have a couple gift cards and everything they have is overpriced. Clothing is grossly overpriced and unless you wear XXXL or S they are out of anything I wanted. Just to use my gift cards up I decided to order online a couple packs of name brand broadheads from them. Next day get an e-mail that my order has been cancelled! Vendor out of stock or something. I mean these are broadheads that I could have got anywhere locally and they are out of them! Insane! Ordered them from Midway for $10 less and had them in two days. Told my wife and daughters from now on gift cards from Jay's, Franks or Midway only. No more Cabela's bs.
     
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  11. Duke of Flintown

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    I go there to walk around and check out the fish tank.........that's about it. Ran into a lot of issues that you guys have had, no sizes, overpriced ..stuff that I can get from Rogers/Amazon or other places for cheaper, no one in the store knows anything about anything, when I do order online my order gets cancelled or takes 7-9 days because its coming from the manufacturer. My wife wants to be in there more than I do.... that should tell you something. Shame really.... used to love getting the catalogs as a kid and looking thru it and now its just crap comparatively.
     
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  12. Wolverine423

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    Haven’t been a fan of Cabelas for years... Most merchandise is absolutely garbage. Floor help is usually hanging out in the bathrooms together... Check outs are a joke. Really have no reason to go there.
     
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    An undisclosed buddy of mine at an undisclosed cabelas recently got a case of hevi steel for $17.99 due to the cashier scanning the wrong barcode.. I guess I'm gonna start hanging out there more often.

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  15. ON ICE

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    I live 10 minutes from the Dundee store and I won't even waste my time going in there anymore. It could catch fire and I wouldn't piss on it to put it out. Anymore it's nothing more than an overpriced clothing and home decor store.

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