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Old April 18, 2018, 06:58 AM   #26
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Sometimes buy deer corn from the Lawton Dick's store. i always check the gun rack and have never seen an AR-15 rifle there.
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Old April 18, 2018, 09:20 AM   #27
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Mackie244Bud wrote:
I do not agree with that statement!
These AR's are not:
1) Damaged Goods
2) Stolen Goods
3) Destroyed Goods... This is per as I stated expired or bad food..
Not because you just wanted to have a company bon fire and your product was the only thing available to burn! LOL!
This is NOT for destroying perfectly good profitable product!
You would never get it past the IRS.
4) Cost of Goods Sold...Not on your life!
IRS publication 538 (and other referenced docs) disagree with you.

Dick's like any other a "going concern" is given the latitude to run their own business the way the see fit. Companies that get out of 1 business and into another often dispose (including destroy) remaining inventory, give it away or otherwise dispose of without compensation. That's all deductible.
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Old April 18, 2018, 09:54 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by Hal

It would seem that Dick's - or more to the point, the individuals making the decision to destroy perfectly salable merchandise, based on a political cause, are in direct violation of their own code of ethics.
What part of the policy? I read it, and I don't see anything in there that "directly" applies to virtue signaling.
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Old April 18, 2018, 10:25 AM   #29
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Virtue signalling falls under the same category as campaign donations, political support, and some marketing. Unless you can indicate the person making the decisions knew there was not a reasonable chance of present or future value from the costs incurred one would be hard pressed to prove an ethical violation. The person doing it could even argue that it was "experimental" in nature and done to measure the value of such stances.
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Old April 18, 2018, 10:25 AM   #30
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My "waste not, want not" grandmother would be appalled.

My recollection of Dick's based on the few times I shopped there was that it was even HARDER than Wal-Mart to find a clerk in the firearms department.

(My Wal-Mart strategy has been to go with a friend. One of us will cap an aisle while the other herds the clerk toward them. It's worked quite well to catch a clerk. Unfortunately 99% of the time they don't have the key to the ammunition cabinet so it turns out to be a 'catch and release' exercise.)
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Old April 18, 2018, 10:43 AM   #31
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A conflict of interest exists when your private interests interfere with, or even appear to
interfere with, the best interests of the Company. As an associate, officer or director
of the Company, you must be free of any actual or perceived conflict of interest to
assure that you are able to exercise independent judgment with regard to the
Company's best interests.
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Destruction of perfectly good inventory, based solely on a personal belief that it does something beneficial?

All associates, officers and directors should act to protect the Company's facilities and
assets, including inventory, documents, property, facilities, offices and equipment, to
ensure their efficient use.
Page 11.
Destruction of perfectly good inventory, based on giving into political pressure\?

The Company does not contribute cash, services, goods, or any other items of value
to the campaigns of candidates for any elective office or to any political party or
"cause" that is political. Consequently, you are not authorized to make any political
contribution, whether in cash, goods, use of facilities or otherwise, on behalf of the
Company. You may not use the Company's funds, facilities or other resources for any
political purpose unless such use is approved in writing in advance by the Legal
Page 13.

Was proper authorization obtained?

Just saying/asking.

Being a publicly traded corporation as Dick's is, if I had any funds invested in them, I'd sure as heck want to know the reasons why perfectly good inventory was destroyed.
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Old April 18, 2018, 10:43 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by DaleA
My recollection of Dick's based on the few times I shopped there was that it was even HARDER than Wal-Mart to find a clerk in the firearms department.

(My Wal-Mart strategy has been to go with a friend. One of us will cap an aisle while the other herds the clerk toward them. It's worked quite well to catch a clerk. Unfortunately 99% of the time they don't have the key to the ammunition cabinet so it turns out to be a 'catch and release' exercise.)
Dale, you made my day. Walmart, at least in MN, is terrible. I totally agree! The other problem is that even if you herd AN employee towards the counter, they have no idea what they are doing, don't have a key, don't know who has a key, and may or may not speak english (not judging, everyone needs a job and a chance to learn.)

I once cornered one and asked who could help me get some ammunition, and they said "I'm not really sure" and just walked away, not to find someone but just took off! Hahaha, I'm pretty sure my jaw dropped.
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Old April 18, 2018, 11:01 AM   #33
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Most Walmart’s I’ve been to have a bell or buzzer at the sporting goods counter.
While on vacation I needed another cheap back pack, behold, they were locked up. I buzzed and someone came an unlocked the bags and took me to a register... apparently, people grab a bag and fill it up full as possible and run out of the store.

As far as Dick’s or any other sporting goods store goes, I can’t imagine any of them paying any and every tax out there and simply passing it on to the consumer. If there’s a magically way to write off destroying merchandise, they will.
One thing for sure, the customers will pay for those destroyed weapons, the IRS might too.
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Old April 18, 2018, 11:02 AM   #34
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As far as dicks goes they are supporting the gun manufacturers by destroying those guns - instead of going into circulation more will just be produced to meet demand ... it would be great if the anti gunners did this with remington, ie buy millions of dollars in rifles to destroy them as they could use the revenue.

As far as walmart, i typically buy ammo online but if in a jam i just find an employee first, i corner them, and say i need help at sporting goods. They get on the radio and within a few minutes someone shows, no sense waiting at the counter you will be ignored until you directly ask someone for help.
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Old April 18, 2018, 05:33 PM   #35
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I've been in two Dick's store over the years, and I can only say...the name suits them well.
Probably because they run their stores on a shoe string budget and are unwilling to invest in adequate staff, a staff that they treat like the sludge at the bottom of the garbage disposal. People wonder why they get bad service; a lot of times its a reflection of store morale.
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Old April 18, 2018, 05:38 PM   #36
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I will not purchase anything there. it would be different if they sold their inventory and simply did not restock it. however, since they are making such a statement, I will move on to some other store.
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Old April 18, 2018, 06:11 PM   #37
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If smaller gun stores near any/every Dick's get even a small bump in business then I'm all for it. More rifles being made to replace the chump low-end rifles that Dick's claims they will destroy.
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Old April 18, 2018, 07:59 PM   #38
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If you’re a business owner, you wouldn’t want others telling you how to run your business. You have a right to your business judgment, right or wrong.

It’s a business. They can do whatever they want, if it’s within the law.

We can take our money elsewhere.

If they lose money or they see other retailer making money on ARs, they’ll change their position.

In the end, it’s a business, and the free market will win out.

Simple as that.
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Old April 18, 2018, 09:20 PM   #39
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This doesn't surprise me at all. While a little of the track of the original post. I pulled into a Dicks parking lot one time and there was a sign posted as you drove in that firearms were not allowed on the premises. I seen two employees working on some bicycles and asked about the sign. They didn't know anything. About 5 minutes later the manager of the store came up to me and asked if I was the one with a problem with firearms. I said yes, you have signs as your pulling into your store that state no firearms on the premises, yet you sell firearms. Isn't that a problem? He emphatically denied there were any signs. He said he had been coming to work there for a long time and there was no signs. I said I just seen them. You should go look. He went out into the parking lot, seen the signs and came back in mad as hell. I'm calling corporate right now. The signs were gone a couple days after that. That store eventually moved about 3 miles into a mall complex.

Anyway I thought I would share that story since we were talking about Dicks.
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Old April 19, 2018, 10:16 PM   #40
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“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” a spokesperson from Dick’s Sporting Goods told the media outlet. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.”
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Old April 20, 2018, 08:13 AM   #41
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Personally I could care less what Dick's does. In my opinion their name says it all. They do have a store near me, never been in it and never will!
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Old April 20, 2018, 08:53 AM   #42
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The prices of the place drove me away long before their political policies were made known. If they want to destroy some or all of their overpriced inventory of guns they can have at it. I do not shop there, and doubt I will in the future anyway.
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Old April 20, 2018, 11:35 AM   #43
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I met the young man who resigned/quit working for dicks in Morehead City, NC.

He is now working at a store not far from dicks that is a bait and tackle and Gun store.

For his young age I was impressed with his knowledge of guns and fishing. I marvel at his youth having the courage to stand up for his convictions. He is very articulate. And, within just a few days after his resignation story hit the airways, he had 175 ish job offers.

I very, very seldom went into dicks previously, but I will never go again......I have noticed that their parking lot seems to have much fewer vehicles there now. Their crap was over priced and in a saltwater fishing town, they were woefully lacking in their product.
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Old April 22, 2018, 06:05 PM   #44
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I've got a gift card with them, when it's spent, I won't be back.......ever.
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Old April 25, 2018, 09:29 AM   #45
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I wonder how many guns Dicks actually destroyed? One, two perhaps? Publicity stunt.
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Old April 29, 2018, 09:57 PM   #46
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I may be wrong, but! I see a Parallel here. I recall the first time I went into a Sports Authority in the early 1990s when they put one in the Same Store Front as Barnes and Nobel, and a Office Max Supply Store that went belly up later.

The first thing S.A. did was get rid of their FFL and all Weapons they sold. Then sometime about 10 Years ago they closed down the Sporting Goods Section which was a well stocked section as this was a large Sports Authority. I remember asking some Geek, wearing Glasses, who was nowhere near Manhood, and would no doubt not know which end of the Bullet you loaded into a Magazine, What had happened, and he said the Store had got rid of the Sporting Goods section.

I then asked why, he said it was a Corporate Decision. Now I was to the Point of only going to S.A. for New Balance Men's Running Shoes.(Nike's are only for Beautiful People, with Perfect Feet) If you have Flat Feet as do I, then you have Orthotics from your Foot Doctor. This was the only reason I why I went to S.A. as at that time, all the Preppy Shoe Stores in the Treasure Coast Mall stopped selling New Balance, except for Sears.

Then Shoe Carnival Opened 6 or 7 Years ago, and that was the end of S.A. They went out of Bussiness. New Balance you may be wondering, why I mentioned that Brand, It is one of 3 Shoe Brands that you can insert your Orthotics into with out a problem, or requiring Fitting.

Now Dicks moved into the old S.A. Section of the same Storefront, Office Max is gone, and Barnes and Nobel is still doing well. (I will never Read a Book online, If I cannot hold it in my Hand, Thank you!)

Now for the final point! Dicks has already made their first Politically Correct Mistake! If I am right, how long do you all think they will last? Paul
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Old April 29, 2018, 11:03 PM   #47
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I would just LOVE to be a fly on the wall, as they are explaining this to investors and banks.
"Well, see, what happened here is we utilized a lot of your capitol, the last couple years
to purchase a product which we NOW have decided our conscience has told us we should destroy. Oh, NO, our competitors are doing a fantastic business with the ARs, er what?
Why didn't we have conscience problems BEFORE we bought the rifles? Now THAT's
a good question. There's this guy from a high school, er, no he's not a marketing expert,
OR a firearm's specialist, but he's getting people to cheer, at rallies, see. So we need
to tell everybody we're cutting up our entire inventory of ARs.
NOW, what we'd really like to expend your capital on NEXT is..."
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Old May 2, 2018, 09:19 AM   #48
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...explaining this to investors and banks.
They probably don’t need to since it’s a form of philanthropy. Either that or a philanthropist billionaire reimbursed them.
I wondered why they wouldn’t donate them to a police department?

Probably only 14 guns anyway (sarcasm)
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Old May 2, 2018, 11:03 AM   #49
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I wondered why they wouldn’t donate them to a police department?

There's your headline..."Dick's supplies evil weapons of war, suitable only for killing mass numbers of people as fast as possible, to your local police, for FREE!!!"

OR some variation on that theme.

Assuming the police would even want them (and its quite possible they wouldn't want what Dick's have to offer), donating them does not satisfy Dick's corporate head's desire for public self flagellation to show their repentance for the "wrong" choice of selling these "evil" guns and accessories in the first place.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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Old May 2, 2018, 11:49 AM   #50
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44 AMP, that’s a reasonable assessment. It does highlight the double speak in the gun grabber’s rhetoric “these weapons should only be in the hand of police and military”
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