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Cabelas is coming to Ohio

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ohio Gun Guy, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. flatlander937

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    I'll have to check it out on a trip to Columbus some time... maybe visit Cabela's and grab a Thurmanator at the Thurman Cafe:D
     
  2. Ohio Gun Guy

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    Here is an update for anyone in driving distance of Columbus (Polaris, Gemini Exit)

    All press info says it will open in spring 2013. I saw one article where someone indicated "Early Spring"
     

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  3. matrem

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    I live about an hour north, but the wife & daughter seem to manage to get to Polaris once a month or so. Maybe I'll just have to start going with them.
    I can see my Cabelas Visa getting an even bigger workout.
    My brother has to drive past that five days a week. I'm betting his Cabelas Visa is really going to get a workout.
     
  4. doc2rn

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    Score! Now maybe I can get some .22 WMR Speer Gold Dot for short barrels.
     
  5. michael85

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    nooo, damn sales tax!
     
  6. matrem

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    Uh.Hmm.
    You do know you're supposed to pay that anyway, whether an in state store or not?
     
  7. Pacsd

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    whooop-de-doo. I avoid the "C" store. I'll pay 10 bucks more for a product at a localaly owned store anyday. Nothing more than a museum surrounded by China made, overpriced, overrated products.
     
  8. 1911 guy

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    Yeah. Accountant at work got an e-mail from the Oh. Atty Gen. "reminding" us (my company) that sales tax was to be accounted for when filing taxes for the year. This applies to individuals, too. E-mail mentioned they would begin auditing for this come 2012 tax cycle. So it doesn't relly matter if the store is on an opposite coast or right next door.
     
  9. arizona98tj

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    I live about 5 miles away from the Glendale, AZ store. Shipping is free if you have the item shipped to the store....then drive over and pick it up. I also have seen coupons this year with months worth of free shipping. Once every month or two, they open the store to card holders and we get employee pricing. Not a bad deal.

    The Cabela's here is very competitive with the various LGS. I wait until I have a coupon for 15~20% off....then catch an item or two on sale....the price is WAY better than the other retailers in town. I've bought just as many guns at the LGS as I have at Cablea's....more actually. I don't see any special courtesy extended for being a "loyal" customer...and I don't ask nor expect it. Just sayin' the LGS are what they are....out to make money like any other business. I find the Cabela's no more nor no less capable when discussing firearms at the counter. I've heard the same truths and BS from those "good ol' boys" at the LGS.

    One thing is for sure....Cabela's has a much larger selection of virtually anything I am interested in.
     
  10. Kevin Rohrer

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    +1 to what Godale said.

    To anyone who lives in the eastern half of Ohio: Cabela$' prices are a high-priced joke compared to Fin, Fur, and Feather (Ashland, Berea, and Canton); as well as the Sportsmen's Den in Shelby. These two stores have much better prices, and much better reloading component selections.

    And those living in or near Massillon know about that secret place where reloading component prices are even better. I'd mention their name, but I have been sworn to secrecy. :evil:

    Cabela$ is not worth even visiting. I went to the one in Mi a few years ago to look for powder, primers, etc., and found that I have more powder on my shelves than they stocked. Thank God someone else drove. :fire:
     
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    I'll check it out as I have kids & grand kids in the Polaris area and a few sisters in Worthington. I've also been wanting to check out the Fin, Feather & Fur locations. Especially the Berea location. Think I drive past that one going to the Berea Gun Show (Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds). Nothing to lose checking out either of them.

    Ron
     
  12. stickhauler

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    We're not talking about an incredibly high bar to clear there, are we? In the Dayton area, Gander Mountain has put up billboards claiming to be "the biggest gun store in Ohio." Which even my usual local gun shop disputes. And they're right, they have more gun related stuff than the area Gander Mountain location. At much better prices, and their staff has forgotten more stuff about guns than the Gander gun department crew knows combined.
     
  13. Ohio Gun Guy

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    I try hard not to be confused for asking for advice in most stores. Customer Service 101: Repeat until the victim goes away... "I don't know where that is, is there anything else I can help you with"

    I've been to the "Fin" a few times, It's a decent store. I've sworn off Gander Mountain, the prices are not just High, but the kind of prices you would expect the Week after Congress bans further manufacture and importation of guns and ammo.

    The best / largest gun store in Columbus is Vance's and I like Vances, except there is an hour wait because they are so busy. My opinion is that they are currently the only "Real" gun store in Columbus / Central Ohio. If Fin Feather Fur were closer they would compete, which would bring the prices down in both stores. Vances bought Buckeye Outdoor so many years ago to keep from competing in it's own back yard... I believe a little competition is good for me (the consumer.) I dont think Cabelas would be spending the money to put a store in Central Ohio if the marked was saturated. They are expanding, but nothing like a Wal-Mart, etc. These are "Select" markets for a reason.
     
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    If you like Vance's you'd love their Buckeye Outdoors location in Hebron. Same prices but much more product on the shelves and you don't need an associate to grab the ammo for you.
     
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    a) $10 more doesn't even come close...my local pawn broker can match their listed gun prices (barely) but he can't match the fact that I've got a Cabelas credit card and routinely get $200-$300 off of a gun buy at Cabelas depending on how long its been since I visited the store...I once got a Springfield EM9 with the accessories package completely on points.

    b) Their items aren't made in China any more than any other sporting goods store....

    c) The museum part is pretty neat and keeps women and children busy while, for once, the men get to shop.

    p.s. I don't own stock in Cabelas...I just buy there...a lot.
     
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    I need money, lots of money before spring :) I'll be there to buy ;)
     
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    Cablela's store a-coming

    Nice book about Cabela's, and other similar corporations. It is called "Free Lunch" by Cay Johnston.
    Cabela's creates grand stores, but only after sucking as many tax breaks and corporate welfare grants they can possibly extract from local governments. They demand tax-free treatment for the "museums" they create in their stores.

    Gander Mountain is one of the few corporations that exist that actually have a corporate policy AGAINST, getting corporate welfare.
     
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    While I despise this practice I won't overly fault any business who does it. I live in Bedford Heights, Ohio (A Cleveland Suburb) which for decades was home to a very large SYSCO Foods distributor base. SYSCO represented a flat out $1,000,000 annually to the city. The City of Cleveland offered up a better tax abatement plan and SYSCO after decades packed up and moved. The point here is that everyday communities throughout America practice poaching techniques to draw businesses. For my small city the city services will suffer. The businesses in turn take the best deal they can find.

    So a business shops for a good deal, the locations ultimately have the option of offering or not offering the deal. The deals usually have jobs tied to them.

    Ultimately for the practice to stop, it will likely take some form of legislation to level the playing field as it is ultimately the taxpayer who suffers. The same game is played right up through the state levels.

    Just My Opinion...

    Ron
     
  19. 460Shooter

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    Congrats!!!! Enjoy the overpriced guns!!!! I do!!!!!

    You may want to look into getting a Cabela's Visa Card. It is a good way to supplement your habit if you use the card for everything and pay it off right away.

    I pay all the bills I can with mine. I've got $902 dollars in points saved, and they will be cashed in real soon on a gun. The nice thing is now you will have a relatively cheap FFL dealer near by. I think it's only a $25 dollar transfer fee for a handgun you ship or have shipped in.
     
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    I'm not a local gun shop snob, but aside from looking at the mounts and fish tanks, I don't find Cabelas to be an enjoyable shopping experience.

    I find a nice combination between my local gun shop(s) and Academy Sports.
     
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    Fantastic. Go in and spectate, see the fish feeding, fondle the guns lustfully, take a deep breath, and then go buy it at your local gun store. :)
     
  22. Blind Dog Jake

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    ^^^^^^ That's what I do at Bass Pro in N.W. Ohio and Cabela's in Dundee Mich. Works great for me and the local gun store owner.
     
  23. Reloadron
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    We use the Cabela's Visa. Comes in real handy when we buy gifts for friends and family for Christmas. We have a whole list that we send like the bacon sampler to and those other meat samplers. Nice also as Cabelas maintains the list of names and addresses, all we need to provide is the gift item and name.

    Ron
     
  24. harrygunner

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    I like Cabelas. Before I left California, they were a reminder that the American lifestyle still existed.

    Just realized, I've visited quite a few of their stores. Relished a wild boar sandwich in their Reno store and bought a Marlin 45-70 rifle. Made purchases in their stores in Mitchell, SD; Kansas City; Glendale, AZ; Lehi, UT and Boise, ID.

    Do tend to not buy Cabelas branded accessories. Usually not the best of breed.

    Congrats, Ohio.
     
  25. BlkHawk73

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    When they announced one here everyone was excited. well a few years later, the excitement has dwindled a lot. Enough so that they're performing far under the corporate expectations from what I'm hearing from folks well above the hourly employees. Guessing the poor availability of some stock and the stupidly overpriced stuff in the firearms department is a good part of the reason.
     
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