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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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Old June 25, 2017, 10:16 AM   #30
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The Cabelas stores here in CO could almost always beat Bass Pro prices. We also have Sportsman's Warehouse so I view the merger as a negative overall just because there will now be less competition. Time will tell I guess.
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Old June 25, 2017, 10:28 AM   #31
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I'll tell you one thing Cabelas does that I find nowhere else.In their brands,they stock Big and Tall sizes.
A lot of outfits will sell a XXL or XXXL Regular. That does not work for me.
I can't use a shirt or coat that is not a Tall size.
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Old Yesterday, 03:57 PM   #32
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Since I first visited a Bass Pro (BP), I have been sold on Bass Pro. They opened a Cabelas store near the Bass Pro a year or so ago locally. (Actually, the Cableas opened first while the BP was under construction.) Been to Cabela's a couple times and I still prefer BP. It used to be such a treat to visit either, but now I can drive 20 minutes and be at either store.

As stated, the purchase has not happened yet. Honestly hate to see both owned by the same corp.
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