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Dick's Lawsuit

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by zdc1775, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Well-Known Member

    Followed a link in another thread and noticed this video on the side. Did a search and didn't see it being mentioned in the last few days.

    Both of the expert defense lawyers agreed that the customers have no case but from my understanding it seems like Dick's took orders and payment for the weapons and then backed out after the shooting. Seems like a breach of contract but hey what do I know IANAL.
  2. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    The fact that a lot of us will never darken their door again will hurt Dick's wallet more than these lawsuits could.
  3. 3twelves

    3twelves member

    Probably were those DD rifles they were selling. I would be pissed also.

    Edit: Troy rifles
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  4. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    A few hundred? They are unaware prices doubled and in some cases tripled?
  5. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Well-Known Member

    I agree CoRoMo. Just wanted to let everyone know about it. Would be pretty funny if s court made them deliver the rifles anyway.

    Noticed that too Dr. Rob
  6. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Especially if they still have them in inventory and haven't sold them off to another retail chain.

    This isn't a case of 'we don't have that in stock' or not honoring a sale price they are talking about rifles paid for, but not in possesion ie, awaiting a background check or a 'manadtory waiting period?'

    If it's been TRANSFERRED, the store can't suddenly change their mind, right?
  7. Squeaky Wheel

    Squeaky Wheel Well-Known Member

    What's a 'DD' rifle? Don't recall ever seeing that term.
  8. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Well-Known Member

    Daniel Defense
  9. Captains1911

    Captains1911 Well-Known Member

    I assume he means Daniel Defense. I don't know if Dick's sold them or not. My buddy did pick up a nice complete Troy rifle the day before they were pulled. I would never buy a gun from Dicks anyway, but I have bought clothes and other sporting goods from them in the past. I probably wont ever again though.
  10. pendennis

    pendennis Well-Known Member

    Companies put clauses into purchase agreements all the time, both as a buyer and seller. There may well be a clause that allows Dick's an out, and only mandates a refund to prepaid customers. They canceled the contract with Troy, probably using another clause. At any rate, Dick's will probably held harmless.

    No doubt another instance where the winners will be the lawyers and not the consumer.
  11. 3twelves

    3twelves member

    I meant Troy rifles not Daniel Defense.

    My bad
  12. ATBackPackin

    ATBackPackin Well-Known Member

    I am sure they have a clause that allows them to back out for any reason as long as they return the funds, which they did.

    With that being said, they better hope that the soccer moms/dads spend a lot of money at their store because I can almost guarantee that they just alienated tens of millions of outdoors man/woman.
  13. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    Only way I can protest is to never shop there again.
    And I won't.
  14. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    I sure as heck wouldn't take a gift card in return.
  15. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Well-Known Member

    If you are going to "never darken their door again," make sure they are informed of your intention.

    If you really want to get their attention, send them notes on what you bought from their competitors. :evil:

  16. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    IMO, Dicks has signed, sealed and delivered their own fate. They are goiong to lose millions over this foolish act.
  17. morcey2

    morcey2 Well-Known Member

    As someone else said, Dick's is a golf shop that happens to sell a few firearms-related items. I'm already boycotting them because they sell golf stuff.

  18. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Good bye Dick's you now join NJ & NY as places where I will never spend a single dime.
  19. Eleanor416Rigby

    Eleanor416Rigby Well-Known Member

    Most likely, Dick's got legal advice before making their decision. I never liked them anyway, and only went inside one time. They lost points with me that they didn't have. As has been mentioned, they probably have language in their sales agreement to protect them. They likely have a binding arbitration clause requiring disputes to be settled by an arbitrator. (Guess which way a "neutral" arbitrator will lean when they choose between a repeat commercial customer and a one-time aggrieved consumer.)

    Even if Dick's got stuck with going to court for breach of contract, their worst-case scenario is likely that they would have to pay consumers the difference between the contracted price and the price they ended up paying somewhere else for the same product. (If Dick's didn't even have the best price within reasonable distance, then the customers would not be damaged by having to buy it someplace else and Dick's wouldn't have to pay.) Not likely they would get punitive damages in a contract case in an isolated incident coming after a commercially reasonable (from their perspective) decision to stop selling a product.
  20. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Dick's will not miss the business from us at all
    They make their money selling golf stuff, workout stuff , and sport shoes.

    When the weight lifting clothing area is bigger than their entire "Lodge" hunting and gun area, that should tell you something

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