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cabelas closure #6727373
01/13/20 12:13 PM
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To no one's surprise following Cabelas buy out by Bass Pro, the Cabelas store in Bristol Va has closed. Given that there is a Bass Pro at a larger and more successful shopping center just 7 miles south in Bristol Tn, continued operation of both stores made no sense. What was a surprise is that Cabelas closed overnight with no public announcement, and I assume no advance notice to employees given that it had not leaked to the local press. This is just a warning of what to expect from Bass Pro to those working in other Cabelas stores likely to be closed.

There is an almost 5% difference in sales tax between Va and Tn making our local sporting goods stores in Va more competitive.

Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727375
01/13/20 12:16 PM
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Northern Maine
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I hope they keep the cabelas here in Maine

Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727555
01/13/20 02:46 PM
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St. Louis Co, Mo
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We have a Cabelas and a BP just a few miles apart, the Cabelas is a ghost town compared to what it was before the sale. I'm sure BP would glad for the Cabelas to close up. Johnny Morris has plenty of money, he doesn't need any of mine.


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Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727559
01/13/20 02:50 PM
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Maine, Aroostook
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BP is destroying Cabela's at a pretty good clip. I'm wearing Cabela's clothing I bought between ten and fifteen years ago and I wear the clothing more than a hundred days a year. It seems BP is discontinuing the Cabela's clothing line. BP doesn't have much I can't get somewhere else.

Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727561
01/13/20 02:53 PM
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Iowa
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They re too high price for me, .I go to Scheels , it is the same amount of time for me to go as Cabelas


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Re: cabelas closure [Re: coydog2] #6727579
01/13/20 03:21 PM
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Northern Maine
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Originally Posted by coydog2
They re too high price for me, .I go to Scheels , it is the same amount of time for me to go as Cabelas


We don't have many other options other then Kittery Trading Post here in Maine.

Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727734
01/13/20 06:01 PM
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I used to travel to One or two of them....like a day trip thing

Ive been ordering more online since they sold to BP


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Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727744
01/13/20 06:07 PM
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Overpriced and BP clothing is not near as good quality a Cabelas.

Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727762
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Cabela's screwed up when they went public back in 2004.


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Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727764
01/13/20 06:24 PM
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I can never find what I need at Cabela's anyway. I find Sportsman's Warehouse to be much more to my liking.


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Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727775
01/13/20 06:42 PM
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We have a small sportsman warehouse so if you need something your waiting for another store to ship it to are
Store. Mite as well just by it off the net at that point.


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Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727784
01/13/20 06:47 PM
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Most of these big box sporting store item came from out of the U.S. Remember is MOST not all.

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Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727790
01/13/20 06:50 PM
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BP definitely ruined Cabelas. BP was always cheaper, but Cabelas always had better quality stuff.


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Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727798
01/13/20 06:53 PM
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potter co. p.a.
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they could both go belly up and i'd never know.









Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727818
01/13/20 07:05 PM
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The last Bass Pro I was in was the flagship store in Springfield about 3 years ago. I told them the same thing I always told the folks at my local Bass Pro. And I quote..." It does not matter what I come here looking to buy, you never have it is stock."

Why go out of your way to shop somewhere that does not have what you want. When Cabelas finally opened a store about an hour from me, I had better luck finding stuff there but since Bass Pro took over, I quit going there also. I think I still have a couple of gift cards I need to use and I will be done with Bass Pro and Cabelas. I will find what I need locally or order it from someone else on line.


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Re: cabelas closure [Re: pcr2] #6727819
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I mostly enjoy looking at the stuff and mounts at Cabelas then anything.Sure beats the Bangor mall

Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727875
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Cabela's opened their biggest retail store about an hour from me in Hamburg, Pa. back in 2003. It's 250,000 square feet and you could spend most of a day there just sight-seeing. There is a huge walk-thru aquarium stocked with some of the biggest native species I've ever seen, very interesting. There is a giant-sized indoor mountain with full-body mounts of most North-American species. A large trout pond stocked with all the native species of trout with a huge, full-body moose mount standing in it and a bridge going across it. The trophy room has dozens and dozens of head mounts of the biggest whitetail ever taken in North-America.

It's really something to see.


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Re: cabelas closure [Re: dirtydogtrapping] #6727882
01/13/20 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dirtydogtrapping
We have a small sportsman warehouse so if you need something your waiting for another store to ship it to are
Store. Mite as well just by it off the net at that point.

Exactly right


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Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727942
01/13/20 08:30 PM
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Hate seeing what has happened to Cabelas. They had much higher quality gear than Basspro. Have quite a bit of their clothing. I've been to the Cabelas in Hamburg PA. It was awesome. The trout stream and the mountain are what I remember most.

Re: cabelas closure [Re: EdP] #6727951
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I have been to maybe 16 Cabela's stores all over the country. I love the clothes, a little pricey, but I have been wearing some of the hunting clothes for years. I never was a big fan of the Redhead line, I didn't think they were as good as Cabelas. The taxidermy alone is worth visiting the stores, Bass pro, not so much. I guess we'll see what the future brings. Online shopping has taken a toll of the stores.

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