Gander Outdoors closing Greensboro and Winston stores sale!

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  1. Jeppo

    Jeppo Very LARGE Member Supporting Member

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    When she said that, I asked, “Guns too?”. She admitted she wasn’t too well informed. I asked how much longer they’d be open and she responded, “We could come in tomorrow and find the store closed”. :(
     
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    That really sucks for the employees. They've been open for what? A year or so? If this was the plan all along, they got done dirty.
     
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    I did the GSO store Sunday and WS yesterday, forcing myself to find a few odds and ends. In both cases, I marveled at the money they threw down the toilet in furnishing, stocking and marketing the stores. For sure they’re losing a bundle on this project. Plus, once they close the freestanding GO stores and integrate the goods into their CW locations, I suppose that means writing down the investment in the Gander brand to zero.

    He took the company public at $22 and it went up past $40. Look at the recent performance. Seems Wall Street doesn’t have much confidence.

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    Shame on Marcus. :eek:
     
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    Marcdown Lemonis ;)
     
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    I think the Gander stores with huge RV sections are staying open.
     
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    Right. I heard that too.
     
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    So I wandered back into Gander today and the EMP was gone :(
    Guy behind the counter asked if he could help me. I told him I was actually looking for the used EMP but guess you all sold it. He turned to a cart with about 10 boxes on it, grabbed one and asked this one? Said they were just boxing them up to send to another store or something. She asked me to take her home and I just couldn’t say no... :)
     
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    Bought 2 trijicon rmr units today. $360 each out the door.
     
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    If you decide it’s not a good fit. I got a g26. Or an XDm 5.25 that might work out better for you
     
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    Well I guess you gotta make me a bundle deal on my slide milling then?
     
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    Also have an XDM and G 19 might get jealous but if I don’t like it I will let you know. Couple bullets through it and I gotta reduce the price, right?
     
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    I seen your work at gun shows. Stellar stuff for sure..
     
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    Nope....only a few of us know how much that one was going for. Easy to recover those funds if you don’t like it
     
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    @ncengravers Did you ask what would happen to the suppressors you bought?
     
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    Here is what I know. And take this at zero value.

    People that bought suppressor and already submitted paperwork at the local stores are in a holding period.

    Meaning gander isn’t sending the paperwork out to move forward the orders. They are waiting to hear from the atf if they should transfer them to different gander store or if they should transfer them to a local store or other...

    I asked if I could start the process on moving them to a local store and was told no. As of right now everything is on hold.

    I was discouraged by the local Greensboro firearms manager to even finish the paperwork. Sounded like they really wanted to refund the purchase.

    I said no, I want to finish the paperwork and don’t care if it takes 2 years to get them.

    On a side note. Had a friend head to the Winston store today to finish up his paperwork and they wouldn’t even allow him to do the paperwork!!!

    I am going to be pissed if they issue a refund. I have money tied up in this along with finger print cards and passport pictures.

    In the end I spent about $1450 on 4 suppressor and at 1/2 the cost of the standard price I would rather wait to get my suppressors.
     
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    Do they still have a decent amount for sale or has everything been bought up at this point?
     
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    Fascinating discussion. I follow the RV industry as I have a MH and also am a co-owner/moderator of a large MH Yahoo group. Right now RV and boat sales are going into the passive time of the market (think of Professor Harold Hill peddling ice cubes to the Eskimo’s in Nome Alaska in Mid January). I guess they are gearing up for rationalization for the boat and RV shows and sales and such starting in January. Marcus Lemonade is a real P.O.S. He was the one that said that any deplorable that voted for a certain president was not welcome at CW. He later sort of qualified that.

    CW bought Tom Johnson RV in Marion and Charlotte. I had some work done there over the years and the folks there said that the “customers” sort of faded for a few months after he shot off his mouth. Typically, CW is like the Harbor Freight of the RV service and repair shops. You only go there for limited or specific things. Having said that, there are some techs like a few in Colfax that are top notch and I trust.

    I guess that Bass Pro and Cabela’s are salivating over this “change in business strategy”. Maybe Lemonade is betting on Bernie or Fauxahontis or Uncle Joe or some of the REAL kooks winning and we deplorables will be visited by the jackbooted agents of the PC gestapo and be disarmed. Or maybe he sees the economy flourishing and can generate more bottom line income from Boats and RV’s.

    Time will tell. Thanks for all the comments and such....really informative
     
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    Start at around 4:05. How was this honest?

     
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    I went yesterday and tried to buy all their star line creedmoor brass but that’s considered ammo, and even with 15% off, it was still $20 more a bag than online
     
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    When I was at the one in Greensboro on Tuesday they still had some things but they were actually starting to pack up some handguns to ship off. I actually made them them unpack a gun I wanted. I am betting that most of the guns are gone but if you looking for fishing items they still had plenty.
     
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    I was in Winston-Salem yesterday on Stratford Rd. I rode by the store there and didn't even look at the place...kept on going.
     
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    I saw that the fishing shelves weren't picked as clean as others, but I don't know enough about fishing to find the value. I just have an old cheapo rod I picked up at Walmart years ago with those plasticy worms.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up guys. Did not see any good deals of guns and ammo, but found lots of fishing stuff, sunglasses, and shirts 40 percent off. Even got some Reef flip flops for $10-- normally over $40. I'd imagine after the next couple days there won't be much left, it was already picked through pretty good.
     
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    I was at the GBO store today- I'm sad they're going. It's ironic- I was telling my son as we were driving up that I wanted to give local(ish) stores business or they'd go out of business. I saw the parking lot full and was happy- and then I found out they were closing. Everything is 50% off now, except firearms and clearance stuff. I bought some reloading powder for 15% off, which was a good deal.
     
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    Same thing happened to me more than once in the Winston store. They knew about it. It would not take my debit card multiple times, switch registers and it would work. Place was overpriced. Not surprised they are gone. Academy is probably happy. But they are about the same as Gander.
     
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    I haven't looked at much gun stuff, but Academy's prices on fishing stuff is great. And then if they put it on sale it's amazing.