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Cabelas new "insider" method for selling scarce product (offensive)

 
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:16 PM
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Re: Cabelas new "insider" method for selling scarce product (offensive)

They are doing what they think best to get by in a very trying time just like all the other businesses. If you don't like what they are doing, which is explained and an apology offered right out on the website, I would suggest you take your frustration out somewhere else since we are all in the same boat right now. I've always found the company to be great to deal with and am going to up to a store they just opened in Grand Rapids that's within 30 minutes to return a pair of Irish Setter boots I bought last year for my Wyoming hunt and a little bit of hunting here when I got back. I got them out to start scouting for turkey season last week and the leather is splitting open and the soles are pulling away from the uppers on the inside of both of them. I'd bet I'll either get another pair for free or add on some money and buy a higher priced boot up there with no problem. If I don't I'll be very surprised because that's why I do most of my business with them. I'll be back on the thread to tell you about it if they don't do what I stated.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:59 AM
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Re: Cabelas new "insider" method for selling scarce product (offensive)

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It is precisely how these stores are (or are not) helping "regular" customers in times like these that matters. I have been trying to get some powder to reload 308 cartridges for weeks and then have to find that there is an "insider path" to get stuff if you know about it.

We are not talking about allowing back ordering. We are just talking about allowing ANY customer to know what it is that you have in stock instead of reserving it for "special people".
I cut your quote above down to only the references of special treatment. Where it falls apart for me is that there is no motivation for them to do this. The implication is basically that they would rather "hide" their inventory from the general public, thus tying up cash in inventory longer, in order to sell it at the same price to someone "special" later on. I'm not buying.

Then again, I am a member of the special skull and bones society for smokeless powder, so I am never in need like you ordinary folk.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:29 PM
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Re: Cabelas new "insider" method for selling scarce product (offensive)

Let's all try something... keep a bit of inventory on the shelf at home so if the market hiccups you don't have to scramble to keep your rifles shooting. I have been caught a bit short on a few things lately but I've got at least a couple of YEARS worth of supply on hand for most of my pipes. Even if I get a bit low or run out of something I'm still shooting.
If you keep supply on hand some companie's supposed slight won't mean jack squat; you'll be able to ride it out and buy from whomever you want when the smoke clears.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:58 PM
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Lefty, I agree but this does not help those who have recently added a caliber they previously didn't have. For me, within the last year that has been 243 Win, 6.5x284 and 308. Prior to that I was a 223, 222 and 8x57 reloader. Taken note of all those gun sales recently ? None of the weapons I got was an AR-15 or a pistol, but that does not make stocking up on components any less painful.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:51 PM
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I give Cabela's kudos for not gouging like others. We have a local store here, "Cliff's". Guy has always been rude and when he thinks he has an edge over clients, especially when he has something in limited supply that is in demand, he quickly raises prices as much as 50%-100%. When the first scare hit when Obama was elected, he charged $7/100 for Fed primers of any kind.

Cabelas get's so little inventory right now, they can't possibly make enough to be bogged down from selling their other 1,000,000 products to be hassled by guys like Westcliffe01 all day. You are probably the reason they made this policy.
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My local store has always charged $5.00 for 100 Federal primers of any kind. I'm not complaining for $0.05 each...
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Lefty, I agree but this does not help those who have recently added a caliber they previously didn't have. For me, within the last year that has been 243 Win, 6.5x284 and 308. Prior to that I was a 223, 222 and 8x57 reloader. Taken note of all those gun sales recently ? None of the weapons I got was an AR-15 or a pistol, but that does not make stocking up on components any less painful.
I haven't bought a rifle since this stuff all started. The first time the dork in the oval office got elected I bought an AR and had enough ammo to feed it for a year before the idiot fest even started.
I haven't had that tough of a time finding the little I've needed-- like rl33 or 225 hdy hpbt match for my 30rum-- that I've needed either. I just watch for it and pull the trigger when it shows up. Powder and primers are easier to get a decent deal on locally anyway since they can amortize the haz-mat over full boxes of product every time. I only get bullets (occasionally) and mil-surp powder online.
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