Bargain Outfitters AKA Sportman's Guide Informative - Who can you trust: Multiple names - same business

Review by tnchuck100 on 2007-03-16
I was shopping the internet for tents. Froogle came up with a wide selection of businesses. As is my usual practice, I see what I can find out how well they take care of their customers.

I found what I was looking for at Bargain Outfitters. I checked them out on rellersratings.com. Turns out they have a VERY poor track record. It seems the frequently cancel orders without notifying the customer.

I then found Sportsman's Guide also had what I was looking for. Their website looked suspiciously similar to Bargain Outfitters. Closer scrutiny revealed they use the same building, same offices, same people. The only thing different was the name and phone number.

Ironically, I received a catalog in the mail from Sportsman's Guide a few days ago. Phone number in the catalog is not the same as is on the website.

Based on these findings this is definitely a business to avoid.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-02-06
Posted by D. on 2007-03-16:
I found the same thing with alot of catalogs, different names...but if you check out the address or phone# you find they aren't so different afterall...good post!
Posted by HondaCivic4DEx on 2007-03-17:
I do think that this company goes by different names. I have placed three orders so far and the third is in shipment and to arrive in three days so, so far I have not had any problems with them. For clothing, it is somewhat difficult to find the size I want. I will keep a closer eye on the company.
Posted by rojerdojer on 2008-02-06:
Call before you buy, great practice! I will be careful, I was getting ready to buy some sleeping bags, maybe hit Target instead and spend a little more money, but know what I am getting right on the spot. So, which is better Ozark Trails or Coleman? I have an Ozark Trails tent that works great (9' x 7' dome tent)?

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