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#6297264 - 08/08/18 03:14 PM Gander Outdoors owned store closing
QuietButDeadly Offline
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2265
Loc: NC, Orange Co.
Gander Outdoors who owns Overtons in Greenville, NC has announced that the store will be closing. Overtons was a popular regional store for water sport enthusiasts and fishing and hunting goods that was bought out by Gander.

According to locals in Greenville, the anti gun statements by Gander's owner and the removal of guns and ammo and other non water sporting goods inventory resulted in a huge loss of business for the store. Gander is planning to keep the Overton name by incorporating an Overton line of water sport gear in some of their Gander Outdoor Stores. They have already closed the only other Overtons that was in Raleigh, NC. Gander also has a regional distribution center in Greenville that will continue to operate.

Business owners are not the only folks who can make statements with their money!
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#6297265 - 08/08/18 03:18 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
CallmeBob Offline
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Registered: 11/10/16
Posts: 337
Loc: Wisconsin, USA
I will not set foot in any of his stores, he made it very clear he does not want my business.
I do respect the man's wishes!
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#6297301 - 08/08/18 04:14 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
Calvin Offline
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 4665
Loc: South metro, MN
Good riddance. I hope the local one here closes soon.
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#6297309 - 08/08/18 04:23 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
coydog2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 1925
Loc: Iowa
I thought that Gander was bought out by Cammping world.
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#6297312 - 08/08/18 04:26 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
Scuba1 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/07
Posts: 4457
Loc: On a Boat
Who cares ... like dicks they are not going to see a penny out of my pocket ever again.
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#6297335 - 08/08/18 04:52 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
coydog2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 1925
Loc: Iowa
They will not see not only a penny but anything else.I was just wonder about what I ask that way if any other place that is part of them I will not spend a penny on them also.
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#6297351 - 08/08/18 05:18 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 14912
Loc: Central, SD
Screw with your customer base and that seems like a logical outcome just a guy with little vision that picked a fight he never had to fight for nothing. Can his but get a pro-gun leader and things might get better for them.
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#6297361 - 08/08/18 05:30 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: Scuba1]
regulargrey Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 839
Loc: wise virgina
Originally Posted By: Scuba1
Who cares ... like dicks they are not going to see a penny out of my pocket ever again.
x2

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#6297366 - 08/08/18 05:41 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
QuietButDeadly Offline
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2265
Loc: NC, Orange Co.
Yes, Camping World is the parent company of Gander Outdoors.

And the same guy who made the anti gun statement and told us he did not want our money was the same fellow who said that the management of Gander Mountain made stupid decisions that let to their bankruptcy.

Pot, meet kettle!

Just goes to show that we can make a difference if enough of us stick to our guns!
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#6297372 - 08/08/18 05:50 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
squacks Online   content
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Registered: 05/21/18
Posts: 111
Loc: N/E Il. NOT Chicago!!
I know what you all are saying. A business owner should NEVER reveal his politics. That being said, The Gander Outdoors in Kenosha, Wi. sells guns, ammo and has gunsmithing services. They dropped their trapping supplies. I have not been there but i do get their flyers.

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#6297376 - 08/08/18 05:53 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
080808 Online   content
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Registered: 12/28/15
Posts: 842
Loc: NNY
Michael Jordan was once asked why he didn’t take a stance on an issue.
“Don’t mix business with politics “.

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#6297388 - 08/08/18 06:08 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
DuxDawg Offline
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Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 636
Loc: SE WI
Originally Posted By: QuietButDeadly
Yes, Camping World is the parent company of Gander Outdoors.

And the same guy who made the anti gun statement and told us he did not want our money was the same fellow who said that the management of Gander Mountain made stupid decisions that let to their bankruptcy.

Pot, meet kettle!

Just goes to show that we can make a difference if enough of us stick to our guns!


x2!
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#6297586 - 08/08/18 09:37 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
T-Rex Offline


Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 4973
Loc: MN >>>
wah!,wah!,wah!

Time will tell. I ain't been in one since the buyout, but, I drive by several every day and do see cars in their lots.

I rather doubt they cater to my needs, but, that doesn't mean I have to bad-mouth them either.
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#6297729 - 08/09/18 06:10 AM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
Kart29 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/07
Posts: 1300
Loc: Hancock Co., Indiana
What anti-gun statement did the executive make? I thought he made some comment about Trump in reference to the travel ban. Did he say something else about gun rights?

I visited the one locally just to see what they had. Looked like they had a lot less inventory than the old Gander Mtn. They did have some trapping supplies. I think they had about two 1.5 coil springs, one 110 body grip, one dog-proof coon trap, and several packages of cable restraints. They did have primers and a few kinds of powder, but not much selection. No bullets and only a few sizes of brass. Not much to see there, really - especially since there's a Cabelas only five miles farther away in a different direction.
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#6297775 - 08/09/18 08:11 AM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: 080808]
Pressure9pa Offline
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Registered: 12/30/14
Posts: 214
Loc: Southern Indiana
Originally Posted By: 080808
Michael Jordan was once asked why he didn’t take a stance on an issue.
“Don’t mix business with politics “.


His other classic line when asked to take a more vocal stance on a democrat issue, "Republicans buy sneakers too."

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#6297777 - 08/09/18 08:15 AM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 14912
Loc: Central, SD
Told Trump supporters to shop elsewhere!

UNITED STATES — Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis has apologized for comments he madeon CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on Aug. 16, reported CNBC today.
“The mistake I made in the last week was not being clear,” Lemonis wrote in a letter. “As the CEO of a business, I am responsible to take care of the people that work there.”
In the aftermath of a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Lemonis said, “There’s no doubt that there is probably not many consumers in this country today that are in favor of what has been said in the last couple days, and if they are, quite frankly, don’t shop at my business.”
The entrepreneur and host of CNBC’s “The Profit” wrote that he apologizes “to anyone who has supported their cause, their political preference, their candidate, their beliefs. I am asking for your forgiveness. I should have not disrespected that and will not again,” Lemonis wrote.
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#6297973 - 08/09/18 03:11 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 20601
Loc: Minnesota
Good deal I'll remember not to support their new ventures.
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#6298081 - 08/09/18 05:48 PM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
Hodagtrapper Offline
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Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 2064
Loc: Northern Wisconsin,Rhinelander
My shadow will never darken their door!

Chris
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#6298564 - 08/10/18 09:43 AM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: Hodagtrapper]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 20601
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: Hodagtrapper
My shadow will never darken their door!

Chris
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#6298571 - 08/10/18 09:56 AM Re: Gander Outdoors owned store closing [Re: QuietButDeadly]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 611
Loc: North Carolina
That quote is from 2017. And the next day “For the record what I said is that if you are okay with what happened in Charlottesville what was said and what was done I’m not okay with it,” Lemonis states.

and for reference:

The Unite the Right rally, also known as the Charlottesville rally or Charlottesville riots, was a white supremacist and white nationalist rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, from August 11 to 12, 2017. Protesters were members of the far-right and included members of the alt-right, neo-Confederates, Klansmen, neo-Nazis, and various militias. Some of the marchers chanted racist and antisemitic slogans, carried semi-automatic rifles, swastikas, Nazi symbols (such as the Odal rune, Black Sun, Iron Cross, and the Valknut), Confederate battle flags, Deus Vult crosses, flags and other symbols of various past and present anti-Muslim and antisemitic groups. The organizers’ stated goals included unifying the American white nationalist movement

So the dude makes a savvy business decision, buys the name, lets someone else deal with the crap inventory, renegotiates leases at key locations, re-hires most of the people that lost their job when the previous went down at those same spots, re-opens the doors with dang good pricing & offerings and now we're boycotting. Certainly your prerogative. I for one think the new pricing is pretty sweet and the offerings acceptable. They carry my 16ga shells in stock for cheaper than elsewhere among other things. The man dislikes white supremacists, don't we all. Well played Mr. CEO, well played.


Edited by DaYooper14 (08/10/18 10:09 AM)
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