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#11242221 - 11/24/15 01:18 PM Bass pro rant
slim 285 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
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With Bass Pro buying Ranger ,Triton,Stratos and Cabelas.
Will this be a good thing if it is all under one umbrella ?

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#11242228 - 11/24/15 01:20 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
Outdoordude Online   happy
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Competition is usually a good thing for consumers. Soooo no.

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#11242236 - 11/24/15 01:23 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
Brian McCarty Offline
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Nope...Not at all!

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#11242253 - 11/24/15 01:31 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
steve Mbass Offline
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popcorn

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#11242303 - 11/24/15 01:52 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
Doug R. Offline
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popcorn
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#11242366 - 11/24/15 02:20 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: Outdoordude]
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Originally Posted By: Outdoordude
Competition is usually a good thing for consumers. Soooo no.
Originally Posted By: Outdoordude
Competition is usually a good thing for consumers. Soooo no.

That is what i was thinking too

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#11242394 - 11/24/15 02:35 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
pil,b Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Loc: abilene,texas
Don't shop there any way fish

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#11242400 - 11/24/15 02:36 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
Kevin D. Offline
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Registered: 04/10/15
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When they say competition is usually a good thing, it normally leads to innovation and better pricing. On one hand, combining all of those stellar boat makers could do away with innovation and cause prices to remain high or even to increase. Another way of thinking is that maybe by bringing all of these innovators together and allowing them to work together could push the next innovations just that much further. I can't see it working that way though because that would cost BassPro a whole lot more money.
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#11242507 - 11/24/15 03:27 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
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I think it will just make other brands harder to find, at least if you live near a BPS. There are not as many businesses competing near mega stores it seems. The BPS brand is starting to squeeze out the availability and selection of other brands in store. I don't buy from Bass Pro much so really it wont have any affect on me. I like buying from TackleWarehouse because I know what I want and they have any brand I want. Not to mention a bigger selection. Now if they buy TackleWarehouse I will sob like a baby.

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#11242514 - 11/24/15 03:32 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
pil,b Offline
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Loc: abilene,texas
The bug is built 125 miles away and is a better boat in my opinion. fish

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#11242525 - 11/24/15 03:36 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
pil,b Offline
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Loc: abilene,texas
Never figured out with Walmarts buying power and could see what Bass pro was building years ago didn't jump into the outdoor sports arena. fish

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#11242598 - 11/24/15 04:08 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
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Heck no...this bad news for everyone except Tackle Warehouse!
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#11242698 - 11/24/15 05:05 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
Neal G Online   content
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Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 598
Loc: Texas


BPS bought Ranger - changes will happen. Good changes or bad changes I do not know but there is information out there that two career Ranger managers left this week. Very common with M&A transactions and different business owners.

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#11242737 - 11/24/15 05:26 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
Puma Jim Offline
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Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 692
Loc: Nebraska
No and getting hard to find any brand gear at bass pro unless it is their brand

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#11242740 - 11/24/15 05:29 PM Re: Bass pro rant [Re: slim 285]
Doug R. Offline
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Bass Pro is more of destination than a tackle store these days.

I shop there occasionally because of convenience, but I buy most of my stuff elsewhere..
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