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Never go to the gun counter at ANY BASS PROSHOP/ OUTDOOR WOLD
Posted by Prof_washu on 02/03/2010
AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN -- First, I've never had good luck at any time going there. Last weekend was the 3rd strike.

The first bad time:
I am a gun collector, I collect vintage rifles and hand guns. I am not a gun nut, but a true collector. I have a old ww1 hand gun, in. 32. Its a semi-hard to find round, and lower power (but in ww1 was the standard). So, I ask the guy behind the counter, do you have. 32. He gives me this long song and dance, why I need to buy a new gun. I say, I collect guns for historical value, and I can't afford that one right now." He says, "Well then you know nothing about guns, and I can't sell you any ammo, please leave the counter." He starts to talk to the next guy. I tell him where to get off, and I am actually removed from the store, physically.

The second Bad time:
Every one gets a second chance, so I went back. To use their range. They have an indoor range. So I get my rifle checked in, the check my ammo. Then they say I can't have this because its army surplus. I say, "so?" they then say they have to keep it, per Michigan law." I said, I don't think so. I reach over the counter to get my ammo can back. And they physically push be back, and threaten to keep my rifle too.
I talk to the manager, and 2 hours later, they loose my ammo. I get "loud" and they remove me again.

Third time: last weekend.
There was an add they ad for vintage rifles. Good price too. I was willing to deal with the B. S. for the sale. So not only did they not have it. they called me stupid, for not seeing it was only at select stores. They told me, I was obviously too stupid to pay attention to detail, and would not sell it to me anyway.... and, you (me) was taking up my (his) time." I went to the manager. He said, I agree with Ross, get out of my store!" Now, that's for the Great Lakes Mall store. In Auburn Hills, Michigan. Go to Dunham's... they really are better all ways around!! Also, they have a better selection of ammo too!! I am a major fan of Dunnham's!
     
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Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-02-03:
I, as a responsible collector of firearms, ain't gonna start on this one.
Posted by bunnyhead on 2010-02-03:
Sounds like the other side of the story is missing on this one. I can't imagine a store clerk or manager talking to a customer like that for no reason. I also cannot see why someone would have to be physically removed from a store if they were not acting badly.

There is probably a lot left out of this story. I would love to know what the OP said to the clerk and manager to get the responses that he got.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-03:
agreed. As far as them trying to grab your gun, obviously you brought in an illegal weapon, as far as they were concerned. My biggest question is.....if are having this much of a problem and going through so much trouble with these people, WHY do you keep going back? If I had an altercation with an associate at a store, I would be sure to never go back to that store again.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-03:
Well as to number 2, it probably is illegal for anyone to have army ammo not in military and not have the proper permission. That is why it was confiscated as per Michigan state law. Where did you get it? Here in Tn, at Ft Campbell you can not remove ammo from the base. Period.

You are lucky you are not on someone's watch list.
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-02-03:
The fact that you were removed from the store 3 times tells me you were far from a perfect angel. I would bet you anything they never used the word "stupid" to describe you.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-02-03:
"I reach over the counter to get my ammo can back."

Rule #1 in any range... don't reach for anything they tell you not to touch.

It's a gun range, they WILL physically push you.


I would suggest reviewing local laws before proceeding.

Hell even Gunny R. Lee Ermey advocates not breaking the law when it comes to firearms. And he hates some of the laws in California (i.e. the same applicaiton before EVERY gun purchase, even if you have a giant collection already, and only one per month)... but he states to obey the laws.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-02-04:
Thank you all, couldn't have put it better.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-02-04:
a marine i use to talk to told me how he was working the armory at a range when an officer tried to turn his firearm in... MUZZLE FIRST. He grabbed the man's wrist and disarmed him hard and fast - might have even broken some bones.

But hey the officer was being an idiot.

You mess around on a gun range and, well that's what happens to you. It's not the place to be throwing an ego around. The ONLY ego allowed is that of the Range Master.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-02-04:
maybe console gaming with an FPS?
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Bass Pro Shop in Destin FL
Posted by Funman on 12/17/2009
FLORIDA -- I'll make this short. Went to Bass pro shop to buy a rifle. I asked the associate behind the counter to hand me the one I wanted to buy. I asked him could he take off the trigger guard because I wanted to see how it felt.( I had heard this particular rifle had a good trigger, wanted to find out myself) He looked at me and said no I value my life. What? I said what are you talking about? He said you could put a round in the chamber I value my life. This kind of rubbed me the wrong way, so I asked him could I speak to a manager. He rudely said I am the manager. I said can I speak to someone over you. This must have enraged him because he said, sir I am not taking that trigger guard off for you as a matter of fact give me that rifle cause you are making me feel uncomfortable. I could not believe what I was hearing and I looked at my wife in disbelief. He then turned around and told me that when he is behind that counter that he is in charge and I will listen to what he is saying! I was at a lost for words. Then as I tried to put some words together he said you need to leave the store and my wife is pulling on my arm to walk away because I think she thought I would loose my cool. But I never did. I walked down stairs and talked to the store manager. I explained to him what happened and he apologized and offered a gift card. I declined and took my number down and told me he would call me.

I never received a phone call. I have been in the military for over 12 years, been deployed all over the world in time of war and peace. Never have I been treated with so much disrespect. I must say I hope I never feel a need to go to another Bass pro shop again. Oh the manager told me that even if your buying a gun they will not take the trigger lock off. What is America coming too. thanks for listening.
     
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Posted by goduke on 2009-12-17:
What more did you want the store manager to do?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
You can't be too careful. I wouldn't have removed the trigger guard either. I value my life.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-12-17:
I've been handling weapons of various types since I was 7 and let's just say I'm over 60.
The guy behind the counter would not know that.
I would suggest you go to a local gun shop, they are usually better prepared to handle requests like that.
Posted by andbran on 2009-12-17:
considering how things are nowadays why were you surprised when he said no?didnt you hear about the teenage girl that shot a 9 year old for the fun of it?
Posted by goduke on 2009-12-17:
I think the OP has a very valid concern that the gun dept. guy didn't say "our policy is that we don't remove the trigger guard", but instead suggested that he thought that removing the trigger guard would be dangerous with this one customer -- suggesting the customer was shady or criminal. Very, very different conversations.

Still...it was brought up to the store manager, who apologized, offered a gift card as part of the apology, and apparently explained it was a policy not to remove the trigger guard. I don't think you can really expect more.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
In the state of TN all firearms must either have a trigger guard or a lock on them. The lock or guard can not be removed until the firearm has been sold and is on it's way out of the store. You are given the lock and the key with your sale.

As for your military record, how the hell does anyone know this? How do you think anyone is going to know you aren't going to shoot someone?

Even if the state does not have a l;aw requiring this safety, you should not have argued with the employee about it. I can't stand when someone does this. You are unreasonable and I would have called the police and had you arrested. The employee did the right thing if you made him uncomfortable. Sometimes this practice DOES save lives you know.


Posted by Mrs. V on 2009-12-17:
While I agree with not taking the trigger gard off, the employee was in the wrong *because* of how he said it.

You do not tell a customer, "no I value my life." That is just plain rude.

You say, "I'm very sorry, but we're not allowed to remove the trigger gards for safty reasons."
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
LadyScot, I've researched the Tennessee statute and I can find no such law.


Mind providing a link?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
Stew, I can do better than that. Instead of searching for the link, I can post a picture of the sign that is posted in the local gun shop referring to the law. It is also posted in every pawn shop here who pawns and sells guns.

I can try to get one this afternoon while I am out.

Mrs. V., I used to work in a pawn shop that sold guns for 5 years. Never once did a customer ever ask me to remove a trigger guard or a pistol lock while they were looking at one. If they had, that would have put me on alert that something was not right.

I can see where this might have startled the clerk and his comment popped out.

We had a stupid idiot come into the shop with a loaded pistol once. There are signs posted everywhere to remove all ammo AND lock the trigger before entering the store. Plus, we always ASK if it has been done before we touch the weapon, THEN we check.

This moron told the girl waiting on him that he had done so, and instead of handing her the pistol, proceeds to pull back the top instead of removing the clip. The gun discharged in the store, nearly hitting another employee who was 8 months pregnant. We stood there in shock for moment just waiting for her to hit the floor.

When you sell firearms, you never take chances. Never.
Posted by memoryx57 on 2009-12-17:
Ya know, nowhere in this post did I see where the man " argued" with anybody. The poster was simply relaying what happened to him in Bass Pro. But instead of some friendly advice, we have a couple of folks on here that know nothing other that to rake the poor person over the coals..I always thought that this was supposed to be a consumer complaint site...but apparently I've been mistaken all this time. I guess it's a bash the "poster" site...at least according to a couple of folks !!
Posted by JR in Orlando on 2009-12-17:
His wife knew the op best, and "my wife is pulling on my arm to walk away because I think she thought I would loose my cool." Obviously the wife thought this because she had seen him loose his cool before. It appears even his wife thought his tone of voice, etc. was argumentative.


If all store clerks were politicians, they would say what customers wanted to hear. Could he have said it better - certainly, but the store manager tried to make that right. Why is the OP's ego so close to the surface that a little comment like this would make him feel more "disrespected" than ever before. This sounds more like an inner-city ganster or military mercenary talking then a supposedly rationale person.

Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-12-17:
Lady, sorry to disagree, but I've purchased many guns at various locations in my area (TN). The "big stores" usually follow that as policy, local owners don't. Pawn shops are a completely different story, but I can point you to several that keep the guns locked up on display, but not with the trigger lock.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
There was an incident a few years ago out here where a woman was at a gun store and told the employee that she wanted to "dry fire" the pistol.
He handed her the gun and she promptly put in a bullet and blew her brains out.
Need I say more?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
I could just as easily bludgeon a clerk to death with a baseball bat as shoot him in the head with a gun. Where do you draw the line?

I find it odd that a man so obviously afraid of guns as to become a stammering tourettes case at the mere mention of removing the trigger lock works behind the gun counter. That's just too funny.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
It is humorous.
Posted by Mrs. V on 2009-12-17:
Lady, I do agree that all triggers should be locked and the gun must be unloaded (I'm a hunter, been shot before (twice), so I do take gun safty very, very seriously).

But there is never any reason to be rude. The employee should not have said that (even if he was startled).
Posted by Ytropious on 2009-12-17:
Stew, yes you could bludgeon a cashier, but that takes time, someone else could come into the picture and stop it, possibly sparing the cashiers life. With a gun, one second and your dead, there is no wait time.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
I checked the sign at the pawn shop. I was mistaken. It says POLICY, not law. I even checked the local gun shop and it has a similar policy posted. My mistake. I honestly thought it was a law since all the places here lock the triggers.

The rest of my post stands as written though.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-12-17:
Don't take much time if you know what you are doing.
Posted by funman on 2009-12-18:
I dont believe you sold guns for five years and no one asked you to try out the trigger. The trigger pull is one of the most important aspects of the gun. I did end up going to a local pawn shop where i could try the trigger pull. Some of you sound like you havent been around guns much and are uncomfortable with them. We fear what we do not know. Thats ok i am not offended by any comments, we all have different views of the world.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-18:
Fun, we, gun shops and pawn shops have a 3 day warranty on firearms. If the trigger is bad, it can be returned for another or a refund. The gun is never allowed to bed dry fired in the store. It has to be sold. Just as someone stated before, the reason is very simple. I do not want some crazy loon putting a round in the chamber in front of me.

I was never asked if I could remove the lock or trigger guard. I was always asked what the return policy is. Maybe country folks have more sense than others and know that dry firing is not the same as actually shooting off a round.

I have been around guns all my life. I am not afraid of them. I am not afraid of cars either but that doesn't mean I am going to drive one 100 MPH around a curve.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-18:
JKT: So true. A lefty like us could land a good sucker punch to one's temple and it would be lights out!! We don't need a blunt instrument!
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-12-18:
Yep...blind side, that or a swift ball kicker never fails.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-18:
OUCH!
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-12-18:
the store clerk has a valid point. he was spot on.
Posted by Mrs. V on 2009-12-18:
Yay for south paws ^_^
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Coupon Code Issues
Posted by Chemman on 08/11/2008
I recently received a gift card for Bass Pro Shops, which is perfect for me because I recently bought a boat and could use a lot if accessories for it. There are no Bass Pro Shops near me so I decided to use it online. Well, I also received a postcard from them for my birthday stating I will receive $20 off any order over $100 placed online or through their catalog. The card had a coupon code to redeem for the $20 off or it said to go to www.basspro.com/XXXXXX (where XXXXXX was the coupon code).

So I proceed to place quite a few things in my cart (around 25, lots of lures, fishing line, etc) and go to checkout. Well, there is not place to enter the coupon code at checkout. So I look all around, go back to my cart, and check the FAQ section-there is no mention of how to use a coupon code. At this point, I type in the web address shown with the code and it takes me to a page that says free shipping on orders over $50-so I click on it and log in and bring up my cart with the items in it. The order form does not show the $20 off nor free shipping, they are still charging me $15 for shipping.

Frustrated, I contact them via live chat and ask how I use the coupon. The CS response to me was there is no way to use the coupon online other than entering the web address and clicking on the current offer. When I told her the web address says free shipping but my card says $20 off, she stated that the website was mistaken and the offer should be $20 off and as long as I start my order on that site, the $20 will be taken off of my order. It would not be reflected in the total invoice at the end but that I should trust them to charge me the correct price when it goes to ship.

I told her this was not acceptable to me, how can they present on invoice for a total that I authorize them to charge me, only to have them charge me a different price later (even if in this case the price is less, it wasn't what I agreed to). She said my only other option rather than trust them to get it right after the fact was to call an operator and place the orer over the phone. I asked her if she could just place the order for me, with the discount applied (since she had it up in front of her) and she said no. I would need to call it in and read each item and part number to the operator, that was my only other choice. I told her no, I was going with I thought was my best choice-I would be purchasing the items elsewhere.

Why would Bass Pro Shops send me a coupon code that is not redeemable on their site? And they expect me to trust they will get the offer right after I place my order when they can't even keep their site up to date with what offers they have available? Not to mention, the rude and unhelpful tone the CS rep had with me, if they don't want my business I'm happy to take it elsewhere.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-08-11:
There is indeed a place to enter the code. On the left center of the PAYMENT page there is a checkbox "Redeem Bass Pro Shops® Gift Card".
Posted by chemman on 2008-08-11:
Yes, you can redeem a gift card. I have no issue redeeming the gift card. It is the coupon code that they sent me for my birthday that can't be redeemed. I even tried entering the code into the gift card section, but it said not a valid gift card. You know how most sites checkout page have a section for coupon codes/promo codes, that what I was sent-it reads something like "AA33B6" and that's it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-08-11:
Sorry I confused gift card and coupon code. I'd say it is worth the $20 to call them and read off the item numbers.
Posted by chemman on 2008-08-11:
PB-I think in most cases it would be worth my $20 to call them and place the order, but in this case I am not shopping with them based on the principle of the issue. They send out coupon codes with instructions for using them which are not correct. Then when I contact them and ask them how to use the coupon they sent me, the CS was rude to me and told me what my "only option" was in this case. And that I should "trust them" to get the pricing right after I placed my order with them. I guess I'm one of those rare consumers, I'd gladly pay $20 more to a company that is willing to provide me with helpful customer service.
Posted by tbomb on 2008-11-03:
i had the same coupon and problem when checking out.
the link i was supposed to use had a "code" in it but at checkout the coupon was not subtracted.
i called and they had me put the coupon in the "special messages" comment box. basically its a scam and many people wont notice until its too late. the link or coupon should work, period. no funny stuff.
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Ammo Purchase Refusal
Posted by Richard.corcoran on 05/25/2013
BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA -- May 24, 2013, I was in the Bossier City, Louisiana Bass Pro Shop attempting to purchase some 5.56 Winchester ammo. The store only had three boxes left and they were in the glass show case next to an AR 15 rifle with an Eotech holographic sight and magnifier and a bi-pod attached to the weapon. I asked the clerk behind the counter how much it was for a box of the 5.56 ammo and he stated $12 dollars and change (don’t remember the exact amount). I informed the clerk that I would like to purchase all three boxes, to which he replied, “you can’t they go with the weapon”.

I was confused and asked for clarity, he then stated that if I wanted the ammo I had to purchase the weapon (the price of the weapon was well over $2,000.00 dollars). He further stated that those were the last three boxes of 5.56 ammo they had so, if I wanted them I would had to purchase the weapon to get them. I then asked, “So if I purchase the weapon the rounds come with it?”, to which he stated no, you still have to pay for the rounds also. I then asked “What if I purchase the weapon but don’t want to purchase the ammo?”, he did not have a response for that.

I then showed him a box of .45 Cal ammo I had in my shopping cart that I took off the shelf, I informed him that this was the last box of .45 Cal ammo they had left on the shelves and asked him “Are you saying that I have to purchase a .45 Cal weapon along with this ammo or you will not allow me to purchase this .45 Cal ammo?”, to which he replied “No”. At that point I was frustrated and did not want to escalate the situation; I could see that the clerk was enjoying the fact that he was denying me the right to purchase the ammo, so I simply departed the store.

Unless I am missing something, Bass Pro Shop is a store, they sell merchandise, this merchandise had a price tag associated with it, I or any other customer should have the right to purchase that product, this is the whole principal behind a merchandise store. If the store had a packaged deal with the ammo and the weapon together I would have been fine with that but it wasn’t a packaged deal, as the ammo did not come with the weapon, you still had to purchase it separately, the package was the weapon, the sights and the bipod. Maybe the young clerk was miss informed, maybe he was holding that ammo for a friend to purchase, or maybe he just did not like me and decided that I was not going to get that ammo. I was calm and courteous throughout the attempted transaction, either way it is wrong, plain and simple.
     
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Posted by FoDaddy19 on 2013-05-25:
5.56 is getting hard to find these days. Sounds like Bass Pro Shops was doing a combo deal with the weapon, and the ammo was bundled with the weapon. It's their merchandise they can sell it however they want to. My local firearm retailer only allows on one box of .223 ammo per customer currently, and most of the time they are sold out anyway. 7.62mm is a little easier to come by around here.
Posted by Bill on 2013-05-25:
Since ammo is so tight now they probably thought it was a way to entice whoever wanted to buy the AR-15. Would be weird to purchase an AR-15 but not be able to find any ammo for it.
Since AR-15s are about double what they were last year they should throw the ammo in with the purchase.

If it were me selling I would of put the ammo away and offered it to whoever purchased the rifle.

This is Obama's backdoor approach to gun control. Have homeland security buy up all the available ammo.
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Poor Employee Training and Inadequate Staffing
Posted by Rtanley on 12/03/2012
PEARLAND, TEXAS -- My husband and I visited this location to purchase my 13 yr old his first shotgun on a Saturday evening. We have him signed up for a gun safety camp so we were needing to purchase one within the next couple of weeks. We were asked if our current address was on our driver's license and unfortunately it was not (we had just moved 6 months ago- I know, I put it off. My bad). The salesman told us to update our address and bring the print out in as proof and we would be able to purchase the shotgun.

Today, just two days later, I went to the DMV to update my address. The nice person at the front desk told me that the wait was almost two hours but since my license wasn't expired and all I needed was to update my address, I could do that online. Awesome!! So I did just that and was on my way to Bass Pro Shops feeling quite good.

When I arrived there were two workers, three people waiting, and they were serving number 73 (I guess a few had given up). I was 79- not bad right? Wrong.
After 45 minutes of waiting at a gun counter (not easy for a woman who is four months pregnant and close to lunch time, lol) I was finally helped by an obviously exasperated employee. I explained my situation about the address, handed him the printout as well as my license and he retrieved the shotgun that was being held for me. We filled out paperwork, he would go the back for 5-10 mins, I completed an online questionnaire, he would go to the back for 5-10 minutes again, then he said he had to make a phone call and would be right back.

He returned with my license and printout, looked me square in the face and said, "I don't know how to tell you this but it's our company policy to only accept printouts from the DMV and not ones that are done online. If you would have gotten this from the DMV I could accept it". So after ONE HOUR AND FORTY FIVE MINUTES of standing around and signing paperwork stating that I was purchasing a firearm, I had to leave with nothing. I tried to complain to a manager but was left to wait at Customer Service for 15 minutes before deciding I would never set foot in a Bass Pro Shop again.

Why the anger? Surprisingly it's not because they wouldn't break company policy for me (I understand it- kind of). I'm hacked off and never going back for a couple of reasons:
1) It took 45 minutes for someone to even ask me what I needed help with. No excuse
2) The salesman had my information in his hands for one hour. ONE HOUR!! If he would have told me when I gave it to him that it had to be a copy issued from the DMV I would have been disappointed but not enraged. All the hoop jumping on my part was only rewarded with an "I don't know how to tell you this...". Poor training is an understatement.
3) When I tried to point out this ridiculous charade to the store's manager, I was just left to wait. Again. Before I left I asked the girl at the Customer Service counter if they had a business card for the corporate office she told me to call 1 800 BASS PRO. Really? Ugh.

I am partially thankful for this complete abuse of my time- I will be going to an independent gun seller that knows enough about their product and policy to not waste my time. Shame on you Bass Pro for not caring enough. You just lost a customer.
     
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Posted by leet60 on 2012-12-04:
I don't fault the business for this incident. ID requirements for purchasing a firearm are determined by state and federal laws. "Straw purchases" (i.e. the practice of purchasing a firearm for someone else not legally able to do so) have been very prevalent, especially in border states. The business was only working to protect itself legally in this instance.
Posted by At Your Service on 2012-12-04:
I have always loved my experiences at Bass Pro Shop and wished they had one close to where I live.

I enjoyed the way the review was written, however. In a very well written format explained that the frustration was not breaking policy, but that the employees involved should have know enough about the policy to have caught the issue up front.

On a side note, I support an amendment to overturn the second amendments 'Right to bear arms.' Flower Power! ;-)
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Bass Pro Shops uses Fake Sales and Predatory Store Policies to Rip You Off
Posted by Spamgrabber68 on 09/23/2011
You should take your money elsewhere. They have fake sales, deceptively overcharge you, and then leave you no recourse, hiding behind predatory store policies and hidden signs. Their practices amount to scams.

I bought something there that was supposedly on sale for $17, so it was quite a surprise when I found the exact same product at another store the same day selling for $9 at regular price. I went back to bass pro shops to return the item. I was told that on this particular item, there were no returns or exchanges. The woman at the service desk told me there were signs posted in the area indicating that all sales were final. The woman was being incredibly rude, so I asked to see these signs. After searching for several minutes with the help of a stock boy, we finally found a single sign, not in the 2 main aisles where these items are stocked, but above a small display on the other side of the department. Bass Pro Shops refused to refund my money. And they refused to do a price match. The service lady was rude. The manager was better trained about smiling and saying there's nothing he can do, it's store policy, but what he was really saying was "Go f*** yourself". At this point, the money wasn't really the issue.

$17 is only a drop in the bucket compared to what I spend on fishing gear each year. Out of the several hundreds if not thousands of dollars I spend on fishing, hunting, and camping gear every year, not a single cent will be spent at this or any other bass pro shop as a result of this incident.
     
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Posted by drugdoc121 on 2011-09-23:
Just because you can get an item cheaper, elsewhere, does not make it a fake sale. They count on the fact that people would rather impulsively buy then shop or wait for a bargain.
Posted by At Your Service on 2011-09-23:
I love Bass Pro Shops. Wish they had one in my area.
Posted by kinthenorthwest on 2011-09-23:
What is a sales price for an item is not always a sales price at another...
If its a big ticket item then you make sure you shop around. Or in some cases find a place that will give you the dfference if you find a cheaper price.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2011-09-24:
What the item was would be helpful
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Bass Pro Shop Calling From 501 Area Code
Posted by Mitchmaksmom11 on 08/12/2010
The reason they are calling you is because you or someone you know (or may not know; maybe you have enemies?) signed you up for a trip. I actually went to the shop in Nashville in April 2009 and signed up for a drawing. Even after reading the fine print, I knew what I was getting myself into; it's a time share company; you go to a seminar or whatever and they provide you with a trip to your destination choice.

I have only received two calls (one in June 2009 and one today, August 12th, 2010).

I hope this helps.
     
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Posted by goduke on 2010-08-12:
Ah, the infamous trip that never seems to have any available dates. Thanks for the great info.
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501-588-7103
Posted by Cjr3sgal on 08/09/2010
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Ever get a call from this number or one similar? On the other end is a pushy, rude, and often nasty sales person trying to convince you that you've won a vacation...and it only cost $300? I get a call about every 3 weeks from some company associated with Bass Pro, wanting to make me believe I have won a vacation....I am so tired of the rude and annoying sales tactics. I'm tired of telling them to take my number off of their list. I'm tired of all of it. But you know what I'm the most tired of? Knowing that Bass Pro could care less that a customer of theirs is being harassed. Wow...really makes me want to spend my money in their store. Know what? No one from Gander Mountain calls me...guess I'll have to go there instead. Seriously though, Bass Pro, have your scum sales team stop calling me. And don't give me the crap line about them not being associated with you. You let them in your store and allowed them to set up a table to confront your customers. Bottom line, you're involved and it's your responsibility to stop it.
     
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Posted by Helpful on 2010-08-09:
What makes you believe it's Bass Pro Shop? I love them!!!
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-08-09:
it's probably a scam

which also means he's also probably lying through his teeth when he tells you he's associated with Bass Pro.


i'd suggest contacting the FTC
and perhaps talking to the police about being harassed via phone scams.
Posted by spiderman2 on 2010-08-10:
Did you fill out one of those win a boat entries? They had to get your from somewhere! I know if you fill those at at the mall (free windows, free bathroom makeoverm, etc.) you will get sales calls.
Maybe you can try calling BassPro directly and see if they can get it to stop.
http://2coolfishing.com/ttmbforum/showthread.php?t=287487
Posted by rockfishing on 2010-08-10:
It sounds like you entered some contest. It's tough to get them to stop calling after they get your number. Get called I.D. and answer your phone in a foreign language.
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Open on Thanksgiving
Posted by Justaguy on 11/19/2007
I've had it with retail stores opening on Thanksgiving! Bass Pro Shop is doing this! It will only be a matter of time when all stores do this and then business's too. Here in the USA we do not take as many Holidays as other companies. It would be nice to keep the ones we do have as non-working holidays. I suggest we boycott any retail outlet open on Thanksgiving!

Its ridiculous and promotes a break down to our culture.

     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
(NH)!
Posted by MRM on 2007-11-19:
I agree Steve, that this post is NOT helpful.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
Im sure some people who fish will be happy the store is open,so then can get some bait,or a silly hat with a hook on it.
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-11-19:
Sucks for the employees that don't want to work... but for many it is a good chance to earn some extra cash (holiday pay).
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
I'm going to reserve judgment here, for now.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
What does it matter if the stores are open or not? I am not a big holiday person period. I hate when stores are closed and I need some "woman things" or milk. Since nothing is open I end up at the gas station and pay 5x what it would cost anywhere else.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
Yeah, what GothicSmurf2 said!!! Also, after a day with the god-fam-damily I need at least a 12 pack or fifth of something. I'm not saying it's all bad spending time with my tribe, actually it's pretty nice until the ugliness sets in.. .Y'all know what I'm talking about. This is one day of the year I need services available to me.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
Bah, Not sure why they shouldn't be open on Thanksgiving but I guess you can stay home if you don't want to support them.
If you all get by Springfield, MO you have to see the Bass Pro natural museum there. We took the kids there when my oldest was touring colleges and it was full of excellent exhibits and lots of animals. I am not an outdoor person but it was cool.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-11-19:
so, they are making you work on Thanksgiving....that's the retail business...it's all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-11-19:
agree with amaniR Springfield has an awesome Pro Bass
Posted by Starlord on 2007-11-19:
I was in actually three professions that just about totally assured I would be working on so-called holidays. I was a deputy sheriff for a rural department, and was triple-trained. In addition to being a trained peace officer, I was also a firefighter and an Emergency Medical Technician, as we were normally the first responders for whatever situation may arise. To me, a holiday is just another day of the week. I was raised in a state that had 'Blue laws," that made it illegal to conduct business on Sunday. When I got into my teens, the blue laws began to fall. Justaguy sounds like some of the bible thumpers who wanted to prevent the loss of the blue laws, except his is based on the downfall of our civilization. Sorry to have to tell you, Justaguy, my home state is doing just fine, and it is not consumed in a storm of Biblical fire. I think our civilization will survive the stores being open on holidays as well.
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-19:
I am an RN and up until the last two years I worked every holiday. I was either there or on call. Will you be mad at hospitals as well for staying open on the holidays?
Posted by ejack053824 on 2007-11-19:
As Gordon Gekko states, "Money never sleeps!"
Posted by sarahnkrystal on 2007-11-19:
My mothers an RN and they work all the time, but she also makes about $75,000 a year more than I do (and I am a retail manager)For that much money I would work every holiday, including Christmas.
Stores should not be open every day of the year. We don't even have enough people applying to fill our staff, and we are overworked as is.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
Please tell me what culture we are talking about?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-11-19:
stores being opened and having to work on holidays, I think
Posted by MRM on 2007-11-19:
This post applies to retail store, not hospitals or other emergency services.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
So MRM does it apply to donut shops?
Posted by MRM on 2007-11-19:
Lidman, thats a good question. I would say a donut shop can open on Thanksgiving Day, but with limited hours.
Posted by chris513 on 2007-11-19:
awesome, they are going to be open on thanksgiving....i will have to head over there and check it out.....i love bass pro shop.
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-19:
I know MRM I was just trying to make a point. Sometimes it's not fair and people have to work holidays. There are people who do not traditionally celebrate on Thanksgiving as some of us do. The only thing that isn't open here on Thanksgiving is Kroger. Even the movie theater is open.
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-19:
MRM I meant to tell you, I made home made donuts the other day! I used black cherry jelly to fill them. They were delicious. If you promise to be good I'll make some for you.
Posted by MRM on 2007-11-19:
Mmmm... black cherry jelly donuts!
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-19:
They were good! I coated them in powdered sugar!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
No please! No powdered sugar!
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-19:
Ok Liddy darling, no sugar for you. :)
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
Thank you Prin, I'm not supposed to have to much sugar.
Posted by Suusan B. on 2007-11-19:
Unfortunately our "culture" revolves around money. The employees who work on holidays usually get paid double time and I know of very few people in a position to turn that down. If you don't believe that retailers should be open on holidays then don't patronize them.
Posted by spiderman2 on 2007-11-19:
They wouldn't be open if people didn't shop.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-19:
This post is ridiculous. If you don't like it, don't go in. While you're at it, be sure that you boycott all the businesses that already stay open on holidays.
Posted by Justaguy on 2007-11-20:
Ah, to clear up some issues. No, I'm not a bible thumper! Yes, I work in a field that requires me to work on Holidays. The Computer support area. I just wanted to say, plan a little and keep your holidays... American business will ensure you work as much as possible. Soon all folks will be required to be available on any day the business they work for needs them. But, it is our choice. Thanks for responses, I thought this was a no brainer, but I was wrong shop on people.... we Americans do this so well.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-20:
Justaguy, thanks for clearing that up and your feedback is great. Now I understand what you mean and I agree. We should have Holidays like they do in Germany then maybe we would not be such an up-tight country. But with more time on our hands we might see how the Government and big business are screwing us over?
Posted by Justaguy on 2007-11-20:
I was unclear in my original post. You good people have pointed that out. I hope my motives are clearer now. Its just we give so much of our time to our chosen fields of work. Occasionaly, we deserve a collective country(US) break. Sincerely, Justaguy.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-11-20:
Well, we as a nation cannot have any holiday without offending someone. That's what it is coming to.
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-20:
I agree jk. No matter what anyone does or says someone will get offended. Maybe even offended to what I'm typing right now.
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-11-20:
My wife runs a craft store we own and I thought she was nuts opening it this year on Thanksgiving evening. She told me earlier that indications look from the buzz that the place will be absolutely mobbed.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-20:
The best retail sales day of the year is New Year's Day, followed by black friday, Thanksgiving and labor day.
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