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Who Do You Boycott?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Russ Jackson, Jan 7, 2013.

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  1. Russ Jackson

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    Do you actually boycott places and who do you boycott? Does it have an effect? Has any company actually gone out of business because of it? When you boycott them do you tell them why? I went into Dick's yesterday and handed them my customer royalty card at the service desk last week and they said I wasn't the first to do it.
     
  2. xXxplosive

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    Turned in my Score Card and returned 4 item purchased for Chritmas presents also contacted Lower Than Dirt and requested my name be remove from their mailing list......Wal-mart may be next.......Target sounds better to me anyway......and Bank Of America too.
     
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    Dicks
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  4. Houser52

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    Emailed Dick 2 weeks ago and let them know that I'm taking my business somewhere else.
     
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    Bank of America and Levi's.
     
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    Cabelas- Never give them CC info.......

    PayEvil- Fruits of the devil, I say.

    Both for the same reason : Improper use of my CC info, in the case of PayBastard- to the tune of thousands of dollars. For cabelas, constant recurring non-authorized charges that finally required me to cancel and re-issue the card.

    FedTactical : Look 'em up. You'll know why.

    PSA : More like PITA, if you ask me.


    Does it bother any of them ? Dunno. Honestly, dont care. "I" spend a lot of money on my hobby. They get nary a bent nickel of it. That is their loss. I tell all of my friends and hobby cohorts the stories about all of these companies. Some listen, some listen and shop anyway. More than one of them has gotten burned same as me, and all the other ones listen from now on, lol.........

    All I can really hope is that one day I get the chance to return their CUSTOMER SERVICE to their employees....... ( IE, george carlin and customer service- go youtube it)
     
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    I would steer away from the Ebay/PayPal empire if there were another way to accomplish what they can accomplish. I'm still looking for another way to get as much exposure for an item I want to sell or as much access to things I might want to buy. There isn't one, and that's why they can do what they do in terms of fees and restrictions. Same with Google.

    Noble cause aside, we have to be rational in the way we exhibit our objections. Boycotts do more to harm the people who propose and support them then they do to the boycotted. If in your area Walmart has everybody beaten on most food prices, why spend more for groceries than you have to because Walmart has a gun sales policy you don't like? OK, don't buy a gun there. But you're not hurting them by going to Grocery Chain X and spending 10-15% more for the foods you buy. You're hurting yourself.

    Besides, all it takes is for word of the "gun community" staging a boycott for the antis to show up in numbers and offset the loss. And we do the same when the antis boycott. Pointless.
     
  8. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    I boycott a LGS mainly because he loves to throw around the "N" word and uses horrible scare tactics on new customers, then takes advantage of their lack of knowledge. I brought a great Marine friend in who was black( not that it should EVER matter), and when I went in the next day he asked why I hung around him...and used the word. Needless to say there was some heavy screaming. I normally do not get mad over anything, well I made an exception. I understand it's his store, his rules, but seriously...

    I also boycott Bank of America due to their anti stand. There is also a local restaurant that bans firearms, so my family boycotts them. They have a sign that says protected by love and honesty, no weapons allowed. I need to go get a picture of the sign...
     
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    I drove right by Cheaper than Dirt on saturday and I always stop in there. Not sure of their 2A stance, but the way they handled themselves right after Newtown left a bitter taste in my mouth. It seemed very knee jerk, and all it did was give the antis something to point to and say "even gun sellers are re thinking their view on guns" and we sure as hell don't need that. I'll never go back, and I'll be sending a stop email request. Good riddence, their prices sucked anyway.
     
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    I boycott who ever rubs me or mine wrong...................
     
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    I boycott the Waffle House near me....the food is terrible there. I've boycotted it for 6 years and they are still in business. I don't understand why my lack of patronage hasn't shut them down.

    As for Dick's? I don't 'not shop' at any of their 4 stores around me because of their policies, it's because they don't sell much that I want to buy.

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    Bank of America. A more un-American bank you will not find. Their anti-Second Amendment stance is well-documented elsewhere.

    Dick's will never see another dollar from me.

    I've never shopped at Cheaper Than Dirt due to their outrageous prices, but now I'm telling everyone else not to shop there.
     
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    303Tom, just gave the best answer possible...
     
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    I boycott Dominos Pizza and Chick Fil A. Both seem to be doing well without me.
     
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    Pete's Coffee and California Pizza Kitchen are no carry where I live so I don't go there. Seem to be doing fine.
     
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    So who do I boycott well, let's see: Dicks, CTD, NBC and the list keeps growing. BTW what's the story on BOA. I don't like ebay or PayPal so they are easy ones to boycott. I'm sure the list will grow before this mess is over.
     
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    Why are we boycotting Dick's again? I have been there as they have an endless supply of CCI standard velocity and CCI Minimags, nowhere else in my area of North Jersey (union county) can I find consistent ammo availability. At most LGS I look at a couple scraps of this odd-and-end. Dick's always has a case.

    I could switch to shopping online, I haven't tried yet, but as I understand I can't economically get 22LR without the price per round being ludicrous after shipping charges are included? I don't have enough savings to buy a 300 dollar case at once for the free shipping at various vendors, I buy ammo as needed and am saving for a shotgun and 22 squirrel hunting gun (can't be semi-auto where I plan to hunt in PA)... I "allocate" 75 bucks a month to spend on my hobby and am pretty strict with the budget.

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    BOA
    Dicks
    CTD
    Fleabay/paypal
    MSM
    NYC
    NJ

    The list grows by the day.
     
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    My kids hate it that we can't have pizza hut any more because of the sign on their door.
     
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    I'll continue ordering from CTD because I can get .22 ammo by the case for about a dollar less per bulk pack than Walmart.

    Same for Dick's, better than buying at Walmart. I hate Walmart with a deep-seated passion that can't be supplanted by whatever goofiness is going on with Dick's or CTD.


    If you're conservative and want a better place to spend your money, Target ain't it.


    I refused to buy Levi's jeans for a long time and got a really stupid response from the email I sent them. Can't find any now that fit better. So I just give more to the NRA.


    IMHO, shooters are WAAAAAY too quick and willing to burn their own at the stake.
     
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    Levi's
     
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    Toys"R"Us- What ticks me off is my wife won't boycott them because of their good prices but then complains every time she goes in there.
    Buffalo Wild Wings
    Ebay
    PayPal
    CTD
    Sara Lee foods
    Any establishment that has a gun buster sign on their door.
     
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    Dick's lost my business :barf:
     
  24. Slipknot_Slim

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    I don't really boycott anybody. There are some places that I refuse to shop for one reason or another. Eventually some of them go out of business because apparently enough other people feel the same way about them as I do.
     
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    Why are you boycotting cheaper than dirt?
     
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