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After A Visit To My Local Bass Pro Shop-

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ala Dan, Nov 28, 2010.

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  1. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Generally speaking, a nice experience~! But, I found that prices on firearms
    run from 'bout $20-30 dollars more than I can sell the same firearm for. I was
    in disguise, so no one knew me as a business competitor. Otherwise, things did
    seem to be normal~! :uhoh: :eek:
     
  2. ants

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    All right, you gotta tell me...

    What were you disguised as? A non-gun owner?:neener:
     
  3. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Not wearing any clothing that signified that I was an employee of:
    Simmons Sporting Goods.
     
  4. chevyman097

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    I thought it was pretty well known that Bass Pro is not so PRO with their pricing. Every one I have ever been to or shoped at online was a good bit more than anyone else in the market.

    Needless to say I will always shop elsewhere.

    BTW I have been to simmons, I love them. :)
     
  5. M-Cameron

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    why is it this thread seem like one large ad for Ala Dan's business......?
     
  6. allfouledup

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    They're OK when what you want is on sale.
     
  7. rfwobbly

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    I can't beat their prices on shotgun shells, even over the internet.
     
  8. Old krow

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    The closest B.P. to me in the one in Malbis Al. I go there from time to time, but not to buy guns. I find better gun deals at the local shops around town.
     
  9. blackrussian

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    Dan, I have recently purchased a pistol from Simmons. The store is in Bastrop, LA, correct?
     
  10. mattmacklind

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    If there is a sale, the prices are good, and sometimes they're just good period depending on what you're looking for/at. If I'm looking for something in particular I usually call them first, and so far the quotes have been fair if not the lowest.
     
  11. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Let's Get It Straight~! Disclaimer

    Simmons Sporting Goods

    that I work for, is a family owned and operated business; located in the
    city of Bessemer, AL 35020. I have absolutely 0 [i-o-ta] of ownership of
    this business. The Simmons family has owned and operated this family
    business since the turn of the 19th century; and has been passed down
    to the current owners, Clay and Peter Simmons. We have no affiliation
    with any other business that uses the name of Simmons Sporting Goods.

    I will go on record as saying, that my family and the Simmons family have
    been life long friends; and it is certainly a joy working for these very kind
    hearted people. May I say, thank you too all of our customers; and may
    GOD be with you and yours, during this Christmas season and even for
    ever more.
     
  12. longhair75

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    There is a Bass Pro Shop in Council Bluffs Iowa across the river from here. I had never been in the store until last week when I was sent there for a service call. I did not have time to get back to the gun counter, but I am not sure if, not being a resident of Iowa, if I can actually purchase a gun there.
     
  13. jimmyraythomason

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    Ala Dan, isn't the closest Bass Pro shop to Bessemer actually in Trussville?
     
  14. oldbanjo

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    I go to one in GA to buy shells. I look at their Guns, they have a lots that locals don't have. I order from locals.
     
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    Our B.P. has the nicest, cleanest and cheapest indoor range around.
     
  16. Ala Dan

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    Good Point~?

    jimmy ray my friend-

    Actually, I was thinking the same thing; that the BP is closer to Trussville,
    than to Leeds, AL. I don't know for sure, but Leeds PD patrols the hell out
    of the roadways leading to and from the Bass Pro Shop. I think in reality,
    they are try'in their damnest too run business off~! :eek: :cuss:
     
  17. MrWesson

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    Around here bass pro usually has the best prices on handguns. Its sad really but the local gun shops charge a 50-$100 premium. I have found that dicks sporting goods is a little cheaper than bass pro on average.
     
  18. jimmyraythomason

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    Actually Leeds is the town I was thinking of instead of Trussville. I throw Trussville in every chance I get because it was founded by my 5th great grandparents Warren and Nancy Truss.
     
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    I have gotten some great deals at BP but you do have to know your prices. If you can catch a sale usually you do pretty good. I have gotten burned a time or two when I needed something now. There's no BP for hrs away from me so I don't go very often. If nothing else it's nice to see what they have and find it elsewhere.
     
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    I bought a Remy 700 in there the other day for $439. It was a youths model, but who cares, the stock was going to replace anyways. I could barely buy a used action on gunbroker for that price. Like stated above, sometimes they have good sale prices, sometimes you get bent over.
     
  21. J-Bar

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    I live about 3 miles from the original BP mother ship in Springfield, MO. I have never purchased a gun from them, but I can find good deals on supplies and clothing there.

    I enjoy going into the fine gun room and looking at the rich fellows' toys...the imported shotguns and double rifles. I take my wife with me. When she sees a double rifle with an $82,000 price tag, it makes my cowboy guns look like a bargain!!
     
  22. Captcurt

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    Not impressed by their prices.

    I was in BP in Springfield, MO after the election two years ago. I hate to say it , but it is the honest truth. I had more handguns at home than they had in the store and more ammo. :eek: They had sold nearly everything.

    I looked at their stuff everytime I was there but when it was buying time I bought from my local dealer. Now I have a FFL and have cut out the middleman. Come to think about it, I am the middleman.;)
     
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    "They had sold nearly everything."


    Gee, I guess someone liked their prices, eh?
     
  24. jimmyraythomason

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    I'm quite certain that price had nothing to do with it.
     
  25. Rembrandt

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    I'm happy to pay more at the big box stores....at least there you don't have the owners dog sniffing your crotch and have to wipe the dust off the merchandise.
     
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