Has Cabelas lost their mind?


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ClemBert
March 25, 2010, 02:35 PM
A few days ago I purchased an Uberti Walker (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20712-cat20817_TGP&id=0012637216416a&navCount=2&podId=0012637&parentId=cat20817&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=XK&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20817&hasJS=true) from Cabelas. Quite honestly, prior to the purchase, I thought it would be one of the last places I'd look to for low pricing. All of last year the Uberti Walker was selling for $399.99. Then, as we moved into 2010, they raised the price to $419.99. This past Monday I was staring at a $75 off coupon from Cabelas and thought I'd take another look at Cabelas for my Walker. When I checked them out Monday I noticed the price was now listed at $399.99. Not a sale but rather lowered pricing. I figured that perhaps the Walker wasn't moving so they needed to go back to last year's pricing even though it was still among the highest price of any retailer. Well, since I had the $75 coupon, $15 in Cabelas dollars, a $100 gift certificate that I paid $80 for I figured this was the equivalent of $110 worth of free credit that I didn't pay a cent for. So I made my Walker purchase along with $200 worth of powder and primers. With the $20 HAZMAT fee for the powder I figured the remaining $90 worth of free credit made my $399.99 a $310 Walker purchase. Not too bad a deal.

While the Walker won't be here until tomorrow I was perusing the Cabelas website today and noticed that the Uberti Walker is now listed at $449.99! :what: I'm not sure what happened since Monday but a $50 jump over the price I just paid seems a bit nuts. Have they lost their minds over there?

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MCgunner
March 25, 2010, 03:06 PM
Everything has gone up and BP revolvers and long guns seem to REALLY be jumping. Dang, I paid 170 bucks, 20 extra for left hand, for my Cabela's/Investarms Hawken Hunter Carbine. It was 330 a year ago when I looked out of curiosity. I just looked now out of curiosity and it's $450! I don't even think they offer it in left hand anymore. CRAP! :rolleyes: I can buy a Savage 110 for that. I don't know if it's just Cabela's pricing as cap and ball stuff I've been lookin' at has jumped everywhere.

http://www.cabelas.com/link-12/product/0006380210011a.shtml

birdshot8's
March 25, 2010, 03:06 PM
they are probably trying to get back in the black after your purchase.

RyanM
March 25, 2010, 04:24 PM
It might have been a sale before, or they may be raising prices across the board. I checked Howdah pistols, and the 20 ga. ones are now $600 instead of $500, though still listed as on sale. Glad I got mine when I did.

Gaucho Gringo
March 25, 2010, 04:34 PM
I did notice something interesting in the pricing. There used to be I believe, a $40.00 difference between the bare gun and the ones with the kits. Now the difference is $20.00 and in the case of the Walker, $10.00. Maybe they have too many guns with kits, who knows.

BHP FAN
March 25, 2010, 05:38 PM
''they are probably trying to get back in the black after your purchase... ''
LOL!

ClemBert
March 25, 2010, 05:42 PM
It might have been a sale before, or they may be raising prices across the board. I checked Howdah pistols, and the 20 ga. ones are now $600 instead of $500, though still listed as on sale. Glad I got mine when I did.

It definitely was not on sale. The price went up to $419.99 from $399.99 shortly after the new year. Then when I bought it on Monday it was back down to $399.99 and was not listed as a sale item. Now, 3 days later the price is $449.99. Sheesh, S&S Firearms up-ed their price this year too but only to $348 plus shipping.

ClemBert
March 25, 2010, 05:45 PM
I'm thinking that Cabelas made a typo and they probably want it to say $419.99 not $449.99....because that is just crazy otherwise.

MCgunner
March 25, 2010, 06:05 PM
Apparently, that '58 Remington 5.5" they had on sale for about 225 is gone, page comes up empty. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/errors/critical-error.jsp?_requestid=88672 I was thinkin' of ordering that gun, but wound up buying a Polish Radom P64 9x18 at Gander Mountain the other day and shot the budget. I HAD to have that little P64, though, just too neat. ;)

jimbob86
March 25, 2010, 06:08 PM
Inflation has begun .....

MCgunner
March 25, 2010, 06:10 PM
Wow, check this one out. Someone posted on this one the other day, was 150 or so, spare cylinder was 42 IIRC, and the gun with kit was 189 I think. They upped the gun to 199, but the kit and gun is ten bucks cheaper on sale, the same 189 The cylinder went up 8 bucks or so, too. They must be raising pricing on everything. And, yeah, they must have too many starter kits. :D


http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/standard-pod.jsp;jsessionid=2OPGFJEWQINJTLAQBBJCCO3MCAEFGIWE?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/pod-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat602007-cat20817_TGP&rid=&indexId=cat20817&navAction=push&masterpathid=&navCount=4&parentType=index&parentId=cat20817&id=0072049&_requestid=13730&_requestid=87332

1KPerDay
March 25, 2010, 06:54 PM
Yeah, that's the one I almost bought. When I went it to look at it (the day before the sale) it was going to be on sale for $139 the next day.

I talked myself out of it because it's not really the gun I want. Even though it was a good deal.

oneounceload
March 25, 2010, 07:25 PM
Retail pricing is based upon the current resupply price - even if you bought an item at 100 with a retail of 150, and it sits on the shelf for a year and you go to resupply items and the new wholesale is 170 and new retail is 200, your new price, as a retailer, will be 200.

That's why you see stickers over stickers in old stores where they don't use barcodes. Barcodes has been a saviour for small retailers who don't have the personnel to change all those stickers

rcflint
March 25, 2010, 07:58 PM
The US$ is under attack by the Euro$, as our Dollar declines, all the imports are going to rise....

sonick808
March 25, 2010, 07:59 PM
i've noticed a climb in the hawken .50's I was looking at in the last 2 MONTHS, let alone a year.

txapacheguy
March 25, 2010, 08:25 PM
That is a bit bizarre, but their BP stuff always fluctuates pretty wildly in price. Good think you "pulled the trigger" on that deal when you did... Pictures when it comes in!!!

black_powder_Rob
March 25, 2010, 09:04 PM
Wow even their 1851 navy colt in steel went up. It was 199 last year then it went to 219 in Jan. now it is at 249. Hollly COW. They must have to cover for the new health care plans.

black_powder_Rob
March 25, 2010, 09:09 PM
now compare this http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_92_187_189&products_id=13613

with this http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?id=0024154215362a&navCount=7&podId=0024154&parentId=cat20817&masterpathid=&navAction=push&cmCat=MainCatcat20712-cat20720-cat20817&catalogCode=IA&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20817&hasJS=true

Al LaVodka
March 25, 2010, 11:12 PM
The US$ is under attack by the Euro$, as our Dollar declines, all the imports are going to rise....
The Euro is falling to the dollar due to Greece going bankrupt and intentionally covering it up but getting caught -- today Germany refused to help bail them out. Stay tuned...

BTW, nice timing on your purchase -- good for you!

Al

twaits
March 25, 2010, 11:40 PM
I bought my Uberti Walker from Gander Mt about 15 years ago for around $180 bucks I think. I've been thinking about cutting it up to make the worlds biggest snubnose then doing my own aging process on it to make it look 160 years old...

4v50 Gary
March 25, 2010, 11:48 PM
they are probably trying to get back in the black after your purchase.

:) It should be going down since the Euro is being dragged down by Greece, and then Spain, Italy and Portugal.

hogshead
March 25, 2010, 11:53 PM
Now if we could get a Le Mat for $375. Woo hoo.

goon
March 26, 2010, 12:38 AM
hogshead - I've read that the Le Mat's don't hold up well to actual use. Never even seen one in person though. But they are cool!

messerist
March 26, 2010, 09:12 AM
I was working at Cabela's when Italy changed their currency fron the Lira to the Euro. Prices skyrocketed! I wanted a 12ga. SXS Pedersoli but delayed my purchase too long. Price went up 40%!

Guillermo
March 26, 2010, 11:37 AM
they are probably trying to get back in the black after your purchase

great post!

Vermonter
March 29, 2010, 02:12 AM
Cabelas isn't listing the 1858 5 1/2" anymore

BHP FAN
March 29, 2010, 03:23 AM
They have it in stainless:
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arcticap
March 29, 2010, 04:29 AM
Cabelas isn't listing the 1858 5 1/2" anymore

They were recently on sale so they're probably sold out until the next shipment.

CAMPBELL49T
March 29, 2010, 04:19 PM
I got it in time to get the colt 44 with 51/2 inch barrel. I got the round barrel. $149.99 for shipping and everything. I have not been to the range yet. Looking forward to it. Not only has it been cold.......I have been sick with some kind of bug. Going into my fourth week. Suppose to warm up this week.
When it does I will be at the range.
Cabalas had a good sale. I wish the Howdah would go on sale. Sure would like one.

LeonCarr
March 29, 2010, 06:53 PM
I was in the local Cabela's Saturday morning with a buddy of mine and our sons looking at the big stuffed animals when I remembered I needed some .45 JHPs for reloading. The bulk packed Remington 185 JHPs are the same price as the 185 grain Hornady XTPs! Is is just amazing that the Remington bullets have gone up that much, or maybe it is just Cabela's as a whole.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

Texas Moon
March 29, 2010, 07:37 PM
Cabela's is a rip on most everything.
Most on-line reloading supply places beat them on components.
Heck, even Dixie Gun Works is cheaper on cap&ball guns most times.

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