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Old June 19, 2017, 06:06 AM   #26
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There are a both a BPS and a Cabela's here in town. I used to shop at both online and catalog back in the day when was fishing a lot. I've never been to the Cabela's and probably never will. Don't remember when it was but the last time I in the BPS, I found the 44 Special brass I was looking for.

But then I HATE shopping. I even buy groceries online.
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Old June 19, 2017, 10:16 AM   #27
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I prefer Cabela's to BPS. No specific reason, but I just like Cabelas better.

As for the merger/acquisition, do expect changes in the company being acquired. I was on quite a few M&A teams before I retired and my specific purpose was to find ways to reduce cost in the acquired company as we assimilated them. Usually that resulted in downsizing people, since employees are expensive. That all translates to "find a way to do business with fewer people". Also, there will be a long term effort to carry the same inventory in all stores, since it's cheaper when you buy more of it, due to your purchasing leverage.

Like Sam Cooke once sang, A Change is Gonna Come.
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Old June 19, 2017, 07:22 PM   #28
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We have Cabela's and BP Denver. They both give discounts to vet/retired and I'll support buying both stores.
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Old June 20, 2017, 01:24 PM   #29
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The merger isn't complete. I would think it will take a while to see any significant change.
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