I think the folks at Cabelas are Zombies


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Redlg155
March 1, 2012, 07:40 PM
With a title like that, who wouldn't open this thread. BUT in reality, I'm starting to wonder.

It all started with odering the dreaded Hornady Zombie Max ammo. Great communication and good customer service. I have it at my house in what I consider to be record time. As I open the box I of course ignore the packing materials and go after the shiny stuff. I'm looking at this ammo like " my precious" from Lord of Rings.
I break out of my spell and look at the stuff packed in with my ammo
...Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!!!...why do I have a sample size box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal, with just a hint of brown Sugar! What...am I on a diet now? I don't remember entering my weight or referring to myself as "El Gordo" when ordering. Also included. A flyer for ordering checks, sure I needed that when I use my debit card for ordering. Sun Setter awning advertisement. Geico Insurance. Grow box tomatoes. Operation USO. Sleep number bed, and finally, a Cabelas flyer.

I think Zombies ate the folks at Cabelas. Mass marketing Zombies.

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Robert
March 1, 2012, 07:44 PM
Was the ammo there?

GCMkc
March 1, 2012, 08:41 PM
As I open the box I of course ignore the packing materials and go after the shiny stuff. I'm looking at this ammo like " my precious" from Lord of Rings.


:D:D:D LULZ. Definitely glad I opened this thread to read this gem of a line. Lol @ the food as well. Definitely something weird going on in the marketing department. I would take all that junk mail and use it as targets. Good luck down there when Z-day hits.

jcwit
March 1, 2012, 08:49 PM
Did you get the ammo? If so, whats the problem, I never get worked up over packaging materials whether they are peanuts or advertisement literature. No more than I get worked up over the latest flier from my local hardware store. Don't want it? Toss it. Simple solution.

At the worse, read it, you might get a good deal, who knows.

SharkHat
March 1, 2012, 08:53 PM
I don't think the OP was worked up. The post seemed very tongue in cheek to me.

Redlg155
March 1, 2012, 09:05 PM
not worked up...but strange feeling in that they sent a box of breakfast cereal with my ammo. I don't know If I should eat it or stare at the flakes until I find one that looks like Jesus so I can sell it on Ebay.

When ordering from Midway I always get a good flyer. Brownells will sometimes throw in a catalog that looks like a phone book. You don't expect strange items when ordering gun stuff. How about a banana the next time you order a charging handle?

TurtlePhish
March 1, 2012, 09:09 PM
...maybe they're sending you food to stock up for the zombie apocalypse? :neener:

Dr.Rob
March 1, 2012, 09:13 PM
Try ordering from Sportsman's Guide. You could wallpaper a room with all the junk flyers they send out. And they'd sell sample boxes as "Bug-Out Cereal".

Ranger30-06
March 1, 2012, 09:38 PM
Try ordering from Sportsman's Guide. You could wallpaper a room with all the junk flyers they send out. And they'd sell sample boxes as "Bug-Out Cereal".
I don't order from them BECAUSE of that!


And the fact that 250 rounds of "in stock" 7.62x39 took six months so ship, while in the meantime they continued to send me no less than 3 emails and a flier every week...

OARNGESI
March 1, 2012, 10:41 PM
so you got free cereal with your bullets sounds like a great policy to mee

SilentStalker
March 1, 2012, 11:24 PM
Don't eat that cereal or you will turn into a zombie! ;) Buahahaha!

dev_null
March 2, 2012, 01:06 AM
I think Turtle hit the nail. Er, primer.

ahil925
March 2, 2012, 01:10 AM
Cereal makes perfect sense to me. You gotta look at it from their POV:
"Gee, this fellow seems to be worried about the possibility of the undead rising and chasing after him. But... look at how few boxes of ammo he ordered, there's no way that'll be enough! I can't add in any boxes for free or my supervisor will nail me...."

"...I know! If he can't (re)kill them all, he should be able to run away from them! But, I can't give him any free running shorts or shoes...

"Eureka! Cardiovascular health! That's the ticket! I can help this guy out AND get rid of some of that stuff taking up real-estate in the employees' pantry! While I'm at it, I can collect some junkmail laying about the breakroom and save on packing peanuts, genius!"

NOLAEMT
March 2, 2012, 02:25 AM
I like quaker breakfast squares. Maybe I need to hit up Cabelas for some ammo.

crazy-mp
March 2, 2012, 02:35 AM
Their shipping would be cheaper if you were not paying for the 3 pounds of advertisements with your order :rolleyes:

Chris-bob
March 2, 2012, 02:38 AM
Maybe they are trying to fatten you up for when they come for your brains...

Husker1911
March 2, 2012, 08:45 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/Husker1911/zombies.jpg

Geno
March 2, 2012, 08:51 AM
Must be "Goo-gall" was monitoring your computer, and Cabelas purchased the info. After all, even computers have "cookies" Ba-ha!

Geno

chicharrones
March 2, 2012, 09:32 AM
why do I have a sample size box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal, with just a hint of brown Sugar!

Cabelas packed the same type of cereal with a Pietta 1860 cap & ball gun I got from them last fall. It tasted fine. The milk was a little hard on the blued steel though.

gearhead
March 2, 2012, 11:31 AM
They obviously misunderstood.

Zombies eat BRAINS, not GRAINS!

jerkface11
March 2, 2012, 11:51 AM
They give you a free snack with your order?? Why can't Midway do that?

jrhyne
March 2, 2012, 02:18 PM
A fun thing to do with all those little ads is to include a few in every bill payment you send off via US mail!

JEB
March 2, 2012, 02:37 PM
that has got to be the best assortment of packing stuff i have ever heard of in my life! if it had been me, i just might have peed myself laughing!

bigeyeGuy
March 2, 2012, 02:49 PM
Quaker Oatmeal Squares?

Maybe they want to make you a "regular" customer. :D

Driftertank
March 2, 2012, 04:00 PM
This thred is full of win...


I'm laughing so hard at these responses, I'm probably annoying my upstairs neighbors.

rbernie
March 2, 2012, 04:06 PM
Funny, but not guns or RKBA centric and therefore not appropriate for posting on THR.

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