Dicks destroyed $5M worth of firearms...

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Planetcat, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Planetcat

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    I hope everyone realizes what a slimy p.o.s. Dick’s sporting goods is. Since their first “stance” on firearms in 2012, they’ve flipped flopped on this issue, wanting to keep gun owning customers, while also supporting anti-gun customers. This latest article supports their stance on firearms: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dicks-sporting-goods-destroyed-5-060006263.html. I refuse to spend a penny at any of their stores or online affiliates. I hope they rot with the rest of anti-gun stores, like REI.
     
  2. F14A

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    Rot in hell Dick..
     

  3. 45caldan

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    what a Dick.
     
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  4. jk_226

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    A big PR stunt for the libs and a pretty good way to alienate a good portion of your consumer base.
     
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    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    So the firearms companies will have to manufacture more to meet demand and still pocket the money for the guns they sold to Dicks? Sounds l like a win for the firearm manufacturers.

    That, ladies and gentlemen, is virtue signalling at its finest.

    Regards
    Happyguy :)
     
  6. JMS

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    They could have sent them to me and I would have taken care of destroying them, break them all apart!
     
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    I never shopped there in the first place. Have no desire to.
     
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    I'm actually glad they destroyed them and wasted their own money, I wouldn't buy them @ a discounted price from them so they could unload them since they are so anti-gun, it's much better they loose all their money spent on them
     
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  9. Cheech

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    They did that because they're DICKS!!!
     
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    How do their stockholders feel about this?
     
  11. amd65

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    The local news reported this story like it was a great thing.
     
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    Looking at their chart they aren't happy if they've owned it long term. It took a 50% cut from 2016 to more recent. It's seen some bounce back but I wouldn't feel good about pissing off a customer base that buys goods ancillary to firearms.
     
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  13. 0311INF

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    Companies like Dicks and others spouting far leaning political stances don't seem to understand capitalism.

    The market decides who wins.

    Creating your own advertising out of press conferences and news cycles trying to tell the market what it doesn't want is a big fail.
     
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    BS I Don't believe it, storage in a undisclosed location.
     
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    I see it as a big win. First, Dick's wasted a lot of money buying firearms. Then they destroy them, taking a total loss.
    Second, the firearms manufacturers continue to make and sell guns.
    Third, stockholders are really pissed off at their stock in Dick's losing value.
    Fourth, the firearms community boycotts Dick's and their revenue drops.
    Fifth, the general public seems to be seeing this as a stunt and is also staying away.
    Sixth, there are not enough soccer moms to support Dick's and the people cheering Dick's on were never going to be patrons.
    Lastly, gun stores continue selling guns because they're not Dicks.
     
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    Third class business for a hunter / shooter anyhow so nothing lost there for use . After all they are DICKS - and proud of it with there latest BS
     
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    If I understand you, you're saying Dicks lost a bunch of guns in a boating accident?
     
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    Brother sent me this yesterday. image000000.jpg
     
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    This is especially relevant. Dicks realizes the vast majority of purchasing power belongs to women, and is using the political landscape as an excuse to transform into a retailer aimed at that demographic. Taken as a whole, all of this nonsense is just another death rattle from an out of touch big box retailer
     
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    I don't remember when or where, but somebody already said it: "They're Dick's."