CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA -- Why does Bass Pro Shops have folks in their stores advertising for Blue Green ? Fill this form out and you could win? This is such a ripoff to be offering and deceiving customers into this scheme. I have not fallen for this ripoff but someone in my family has. Blue Green timeshares are the worst sort of scheme. They are full of lies. They charge an outrageous interest rate to purchase, trick people into buying it, telling them so many lies. ('You can sell it if you ever decide you don't want it, we'll even buy it back from you', etc.)
Bottom line you can't give these timeshares away even if you have paid for yours in full. The maintenance fees go up every year and the price is ridiculous. This scheme has ruined a family member's credit and life. Thank you Bass Pro. You are not looking out after your customers.
I went into the Concord NC store last weekend. There were your sales associates (several of them) pushing this crap to customers. I made a point of telling several folks what a ripoff Blue Green is and how disappointed and disgusted I am with Bass Pro. You've had this crap in your stores for sooo many years. I guess you all must be getting a really BIG kick back from Blue Green. Instead of pushing this crap and hurting your customers, why don't you try helping folks. Get rid of this scheme, donate more to charity and toward your employees and your customers will benefit in the long run.
I'm done with Bass Pro until you change your policies. I hope to hear from someone with an explanation on why Bass Pro participates in this scheme. Have you checked the Better Business Bureau or any other rating for Blue Green? Apparently you have not - it's horrible. Shame on you Bass Pro.
MISSOURI -- Long story, short... bought three shirts. Didn't fit - returned them the same week. I have a receipt showing they were received in MO on March 26th - Bass saying they credited my credit card on 3/31/16. Well, today is 5/9/16, I've called three times and sent 3 emails and still no credit nor a return call. I finally had to put a dispute into my credit card company. No excuse for this - I've wasted so much time on this and have all my paperwork, including names of people I spoke to, receipts, etc. I'd stay away from mail order unless you are absolutely sure you won't need to return something.
BRIDGEPORT, NEW YORK -- It seems that Bass Pro is running a scam? You get great offers in the mail luring you to the store (No pun intended). When you arrive at the store part of the catch is that you apply for the Bass Pro Mastercard. You get all of your purchases together, after spending a great deal of time trying to find an employee to assist you, only to have your application denied? But I have perfect credit you say? You ask why?
They tell you "I don't know, but you will get your rejection letter in about a week." "For now...no discount for you!!!" "Is there a manager I can speak with? I have perfect credit and have never been denied for anything?" "No they will not speak with you regarding the matter?" .....Next! I watched as no less than four other "potential" customers were also declined for one of their precious cards while I was waiting... All very heated about being declined as well! Do yourself a favor and take your hard earned $$ to a company that appreciates the hard working, bill paying, Americans!
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 printout 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.
BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT -- Entered the store like I was getting into Disney World. Wow. How cool. As I looked over my list something just wasn't adding up. The prices. I found all the great stuff I needed, enters my list into my phone and bought it all on Amazon for half the price. Maybe I'll go back when I feel like bowling.
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 handguns. I am not a gun nut, but a true collector. I have an old ww1 handgun, in. 32. It's 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, they check my ammo. Then they say I can't have this because it's 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 lose my ammo. I get "loud" and they remove me again.
Third time: last weekend There was an ad - 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 **, 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 Dunham's!
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 lose my cool. But I never did. I walked downstairs 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 you're buying a gun they will not take the trigger lock off. What is America coming to? Thanks for listening.
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 showcase next to an AR-15 rifle with an Eotech holographic sight and magnifier and a bipod 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 principle 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 misinformed, 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.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- I purchased a crossbow in Sept 2012 and to my error I did not receive the warranty card or owner's manual. So I went back the next day to get the paperwork. I was treated like it is just a bow, like I was a second class citizen. Well after waiting 30-40 minutes for the clerk to return from lunch he pulled out 15 owner's manuals with serial numbers on them, could not find mine. I guess they don't give them out when they sell important merchandise like crossbows. And I was further told that Barnett does not deal with the public.
I contacted Barnett and they sent me an owner's manual and a warranty card along with the installation tools to set the bow up for the first time, next day air. And yes Barnett deals with the public, they will service all your needs. I was called by the Manager and told him what happened. He said he would call me back and never returned my call and never sent me a reply. No excuses - he had my phone number as well as mailing address. I have never stepped foot in that store since and never will. I spent over 1000.00 dollars in one sale and was treated like a bum off the street. Never again Bass Pro I will take my business elsewhere.
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 ** 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.