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Jared Galleria of Jewelry shuns CCL holders

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Guillermo, Jun 7, 2010.

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  1. Guillermo

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    It was my intention to buy my wife a bauble. 25 years of marriage demands something more than a trip to a day spa.

    While looking about I saw that Jared Galleria of Fine Jewelry does not allow concealed weapons in their stores.

    I sent them a nice note and this is the response that I received.

    I responded with this

    https://www.jared.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ZContactCSCmd?langId=-1&storeId=10451&catalogId=10001&krypto=14HH4UaKWAX3%2BteUdeb/YA%3D%3D&ddkey=http:ZContactCSCmd

    I suggest anyone that is looking to buy a pricey bauble explain to Jared why they are going elsewhere
     
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    i've got no problem not going there, but how would they know if anyone was carrying concealed. i always find this to be a curious policy given that these places would have no idea who was armed.
     
  4. yongxingfreesty

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    yup, the bad guys will not bring their weapons in.

    good ol bad guys.
     
  5. Geneseo1911

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    Nicely done, and duly noted.

    Not that I'd ever go to Jared... their commercials irritate the heck out of me!

    Plus, I have a local Jeweler (well, not that local....40 miles) who's been in business for something like 50 years and advertises firearm engraving as one of his skills. If you're anywhere within an hour of Gibson City, IL, I highly recommend Hustedt Jewelers.
     
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    Guillermo...Thanks for the post.. I've got one of those big anniversaries coming up too...
    I'll definitely bypass them...Better yet, I might stop by (unarmed, of course) and let them know why I didn't buy there...
    Tac
     
  7. Guillermo

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    Jared had the proper sign age that makes it illegal in Texas to do so

    (the locally infamous 30.06 sign which refers to the paragraph of the law which allows them to make it illegal to carry there)
     
  8. orionengnr

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    Just paid $5000 for my wife's engagement ring back in Dec.
    Still making payments.

    Think I need to go back and let them know that any future purchases will be conducted elsewhere.

    And I'll be sure to send written notification to their corporate HQ.
     
  9. foggy

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    Find a good local shop instead. Jewelers like that often sell lowish quality stuff but make it sound like it's the best ever and a great deal (I have worked in the jewelry industry). Combine that with a stupid CCW policy and it's a no brainer :cuss:
     
  10. 19-3Ben

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    + a million to Foggy.
     
  11. ultradoc

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    Now evertime I see/hear a Jared's commercial I will remember the above posts. Thanks!
     
  12. Double Naught Spy

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    Hasn't this been noticed before? Oh year, for the last 6+ years.

    Let's see, they were posted no CHL last year...
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=456725&highlight=jared+jewelry

    As they were in early 2008...
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=338892&highlight=jared+jewelry

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=357923&highlight=jared+jewelry

    In 2007...
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=288279&highlight=jared+jewelry

    In 2004...
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=115947&highlight=jared's&page=2

    And these are just the posts from this forum! I guess people don't check these things.

    There have been calls for boycotts. The boycotts don't seem to be working. In fact, Signet Jewelers Limited (Signet) that owns Jared appears to be doing quite well, better in fact than several of the other chain jewelry stores. Y'all aren't taking enough business elsewhere.

    Why do you think that is? Simple. Die hard 2nd Amendment gun owners who carry and who read signs are an extremely SMALL part of the adult population. A normal adult in the US population will not buy real jewelry very often and it is much less frequent for men (the huge majority of staunch 2nd Amendment people).

    To make this boycott work, y'all need to start buying a LOT of jewelry from the competitors of Jared. Y'all won't do it, but that is what needs to be done.
     
  13. Guillermo

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    that several folks did not know that Jared posts a 30.06 sign shows that revisiting subjects is a good thing

    It is unlikely that they will change their policy, after all even if the "ban" worked anyone dumb enough to ban conceal carry folks is dumb enough not to know why their business sucks.

    Still, it is best if we spend our money with people that believe in freedom.
     
  14. AirForceShooter

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    I've shopped at my local jewler on and off for 3 years.
    He knows I carry.
    We were once discussing CCW and he said " if 2 guys come in, you take the one on the left".
    My kind of guy

    AFS
     
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    Yeah, Jared can stuff their business. I'll never do business with them and will make sure that I mention it to folks I know.
     
  16. rooter

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    LOL...Hope they don't go out of business.
     
  17. David E

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    Unfortunately, mangling the english language like this makes them certain that they made the right call.....from their perspective, they kept an illiterate redneck with no money who wanted to pack Daddy's .45 out of their store.....:(
     
  18. Harley Rider 55

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    In Texas, just go get your long gun and carry it on a sling into the store. That is legal.

    I just told them to expect me do so and to train their employees not to get excited at the sight of a rifle. I slso said I'm looking for a ring in the $50,000 range. If they check my credit based upon my information, they have no choice but to believe I'm going spending the money.

    The reply should be great. I'll keep you guys posted.
     
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    It looks like a play on words related to their tag line used in their advertisements ("He went to Jared's!")

    To the OP, who did you email? I would like to send a similar email to the same address letting them know why they will not be given the privilege of supporting my wife's jewelry addiction.
     
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    You want bling? David Truong can make you anything you can imagine. He also trades diamonds for guns. ;) A true and honest guy to deal with.

    Mimi's Jewelry
    18591 Brookhurst St
    Fountain Valley, CA 93708
    714-964-1989

    David hangs out on SIGforum and is a super nice guy. Need something custom? HE IS THE MAN.

    Tell him CurlyShuffle sent you.
     
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  21. Mainsail

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    I walked in one open carrying my 1911, right past the verbose prohibition on the door. They asked me to leave. It's not like they're the only jewelery store in town. Between the brick & mortar competition and the internet (no sales tax) they stand to lose a lot by driving away customers.

    I'll never go back.
     
  22. hso

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    Fred Myer jewelers don't post.

    Plenty of jewelers are CCW holders and 2A supporters. Don't hesitate to ask and don't hesitate to look in your local Friends of the NRA group either.
     
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    I know, but it still makes him (us) look like idiots.

    A better way would've been: "He went to Jared's......COMPETITOR!"
     
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    Like any effort to get a retailer or chain to change their firearms policy it's best to appeal to their best self-interest (profits).

    The typical gun owner that has a CCW spends hundreds of dollars a year on their guns and accessories. They spend an equal amount on expensive hobbies like watches and electronics. They spend an equal amount on their spouses and kids. This is not some "po redneck" demographic. Disposable income spent on high value items. It is exactly the demographic a jewelery store should be interested in.

    That's how we should "appeal" to them. Point out that we're not a small population, but instead that we're the exact demographic they make their living off of. Point out that instead of winning our dollars they go out of their way to offend us and exclude us while accomplishing nothing to improve their safety or reduce their liability since the criminal element won't pay attention to their signs anyway.

    If I have no qualms about having spent close to a thousand dollars this year already on firearms what makes them think I'm going to hesitate to spend as much for a gift for my wife (or she for me)? That money WILL NOT be spent in their stores and instead will specifically be spent in their competitors that recognize that a concealed carry permit holder is the exact person they need as customers.

    That's the sort of message we need to be sending to these stores.
     
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