Gander Outdoors closing Greensboro and Winston stores sale!

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  1. Gunlover

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    Everything in the store is 40% off except for firearms, ammo and generators. All firearms and ammo are 15% off. All firearm accessories are 40% off including gun safes but they appeared to be selling quickly while I was there.
     
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    All stores?
     
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    Again? They just went BACK in buisness. I went to a Going out of buisness sale in winston a few years back just to see them open it back up....
     
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    Any proof of this? They literally just opened.
    I was under the impression they were trying to clear old stock, as most of what they have now if essentially leftovers from "Gander Mountain".
     
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    That will bring everything down to only being 20% over priced. :):)
     
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    The Greensboro and Winston store that I know of. The only ones that will be staying open are the ones that have the RV section attached to them. I can snap a pic of my receipt for proof that everything is 40% off I literally sat in the parking lot when I left and posted this.
     
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    I can confirm. I went to the Winston store for the first time today just because I had some time to waste. Whole store looked like it was on closeout and packed. I didnt see any other evidence they were going out of business (like I sign that literally said so)... but when I walked out I certainly wondered if that was the case.

    And then I saw this thread...
     
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    Maybe I should rephrase that. I was told that the Greensboro and Winston stores were closing and selling off all of their inventory at large discounts.
     
  10. charliesgrave

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    Interesting, Mooresville has RV's outside, so I guess it's still keeping the lights on.
     
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    They told me they were going to clear out half the store and make it a camper show room at Mooresville. Not sure how accurate that is, but will be interesting to see.
     
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    Wonder how this meshes with the fact they have a giant rebranded Gander RV right up 77 about 10 mins from the Mooresville store?
     
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    They also said they were deleting redundant stores....

    Long story short, nothing they do will suprise me.
     
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    Watched an interview about a year ago with Lemonis. He was asked whether his company was a large firearms retailer. He answered, “Yes, we sell hunting firearms”.

    Pompous POS. I wonder whether he’d find such an answer acceptable and honest from someone on his tv show.
     
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    Sounds good to me ‘cause we always “hunting firearms”. :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't care what he says. They run another code like they did on Labor Day and I'm there dude.
     
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    It does not surprise me. There is no margin in firearms anymore and accessories are hemorrhaging. It is a race to the bottom. When you have to sell stuff at no margin you cannot make it up in volume. The shooting community has gotten used to low prices and lots choices. We spend lots of time looking for the best price on everything we buy so why are we surprised when retailers abandon us?
     
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    I went this morning after getting wind of it. Heard the employees just found out yesterday. Everything but guns, ammo, and generators is 40% off. That’s 40% off whatever the sale price already is. I got a $100 fishing reel for $41.

    I said piss on them also, but 40% off is 40% off
     
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    I don’t think this area can support a large hunting and fishing store.

    Heck the mom and pops can hardly stay alive.
     
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    NC will never have a decent economy, outside of Charlotte and Raleigh maybe.

    The mindset sucks.
     
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    I'm glad I don't have to live close to those kind of hell holes like the Triangle and Charlotte.

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    Bust out the old banners!
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    I always envisioned that a Big Box gun retailer would beat all the little gun dealers on prices . This just not the case, the Big Box stores are even higher than retail in most cases.

    Ammo should definitely be cheaper, but no its much higher priced.
     
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    Gonna try to go by tomorrow if I can. Gotta get my 9 year old some hunting clothes for the season. May be able to snag something for cheap.
     
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    Dropped by a few hours ago. Picked up some targets and saw some other good deals but made the mistake of inviting daughter who has the patience of a flea. Looked at guns and had a kimber calling my name but....
    might go back tomorrow, alone!
     
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    I need a pair of waterproof camo pants. Anyone know of a brand they have or can recommend a set?

    I remember when Gander was bought, Lemonis said something along the lines of buying the name more than getting into the firearm business. He's an RV guy who sells outdoor gear related to RVs. He's not really a sporting outdoor guy.
     
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    Anyone know if the Monroe store is closing?
     
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    Just got home from Monroe, everything except guns, ammo, reloading is 30% off. Cashier who most likely knows nothing said that guns would be 30% off by the end of the week and everything else would be 50% off.

    I went looking for some Butches Bore Shine and was disappointed.

    Safes were selling fast.
     
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    My gun supervisor confirmed all stores without rv sales will be closed. He thinks it was the original intention of the new “owner” when he purchased the company. Said the loss of margin during liquidation was nothing compared to costs of “opening” new rv dealerships not to mention the additional revenue generated by the good Sam memberships..
     
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    Winston still has some stuff worth having, but probably not by the end of the day. All game cams gone, optics moving quick. People stuffing Abu Garcia reels in thier undershorts like they're made of gold.
    Have to know what you're looking at. I was eyeballing a camping stove, but even after 40% off, it's cheaper to buy it online from the manufacturer.
    Mostly I was after good deals on odds and ends. Bore snakes, cleaning supplies, a new set of muffs. That kind of stuff comes out to a decent price after the discount.
    They also wont accept the coupon currently on the website, which is $15 off $75 purchase and no sales tax.

    Firearms are still 10%, and hardly anything is worth buying.
    I did notice they have some Zastava M70's in the used case for like $200 before discount, so you'd be looking at about 180 bucks.
    Also have some really beat up surplus cz75 compact pistols, but they're like $450, which is ridiculous.
     
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    The signs indicated everything in the store (Greensboro) was 40% off except guns and ammo which were 15. When I got to the cashier, I asked whether I could buy gift cards at 40% off. Of course I got the answer I expected but that would’a made for a sweet deal on guns. ;)
     
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    Left Greensboro about an hour ago. Had a surprising amount of firearm accessories left compared to Winston yesterday. Spent about 20 minutes convincing myself not to buy a emp4 ccc they have in the preowned case. Picked up walkers earbuds and a few g19 mags. Got in line for checkout and about 3 minutes later my little guy shit himself. “Poop poop I gotta go” didn’t make it to bathroom. Parenting life. Lol. No toys for me Somebody buy that emp before next Tuesday when I am off again. And then I’ll trade ya a gen5 g26 and three bills. Lol.
     
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    I just left the Greensboro store. Went in looking for waterproof camo pants, a blind, and some cameras. The cameras I wanted were gone and the blind didn't seem like a better deal than others I've seen though I know little about them.

    Bought a few pairs of hunting pants, cleaning supplies, and burlap. Would've spent more time looking but had wife with me.
     
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    Saw and drooled over that EMP. It was very hard walking away from that one but I just spent 650 on gun related stuff in the last week. They had some nice Kimbers still there though price wasn’t that great even with 15% discount.
     
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    I'm glad I waited on getting some bow accessories. Was able to get a new quiver, stabilizer, small game point, and broadheads for less than I had shopped around for. I also ended up picking up a few odds and ends. Some of it is still overpriced even with the 40% off though.
     
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    This is really funny. About a week and a half ago I stopped at the Greensboro store to buy some cleaning patches. End ed up grabbing some cci 22lr stuff since the prices weren’t bad. Got to the register and my CC wouldn’t work. Tried several cards on several registers and the all wouldn’t go through. Not declined, just didn’t work. Ended up going to my car and calling a CC company to make sure there wasn’t a big issue. They said the store’s attempt wasn’t making it through so it was a store issue. I spent about 1.5 hours with 3 cashiers and a manager and nothing would work. So I applied for their card and used that for the transaction. That didn’t work. Then they took my Good Sam # off the transaction and tried it with the Manager’s #. That didn’t work. So the manager handed me the bag and said this purchase is on us. I told him I didn’t want it for free. He said I tried to pay but they were too stupid to take my money. So I walked out with $76.11 of free patches and 22lr ammo. :cool:

    And today my new CC. Showed up. Guess I’ll cut it up and cancel the account.

    BTW all my cards are cool and work elsewhere. Bizarre deal. But free is good.
     
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    So, you're the real reason they're going out of business. ;)

    The cashier told me today they expect a lot of the merchandise to be moved to the Camping World store in Colfax (under the big flag).
     
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    Are they fiddin to move it in campers? :rolleyes:
     
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    This really was an epic fail by a guy whose TV show is founded on the premise that he knows everything there is about doing biness. :cool:
     
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    I can see that for a lot of the boating and RV stuff they carry. No one was buying any of it yesterday.