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#11255846 - 12/01/15 08:05 AM the future of Ranger?
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#11255867 - 12/01/15 08:15 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Tubby]
txmark1959 Offline
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popcorn
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#11255873 - 12/01/15 08:19 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Tubby]
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Out of business in 2-3 years. popcorn2
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#11255968 - 12/01/15 09:09 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Ranger1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Out of business in 2-3 years. popcorn2


I don't know about being out of business in 2-3 years, but one thing is for sure is the leadership and upper management of Fishing Holdings are in for some serious changes and have some steep hurdles to overcome moving forward.
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#11256020 - 12/01/15 09:31 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Ranger1]
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It is indeed interesting to say the least, I for one don't wish anything negative on any business in the fishing industry. Ranger makes a quality product, over priced, but they all are imho...
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#11256024 - 12/01/15 09:32 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Tubby]
Rockfisherman Online   content
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If their operation is profitable, or "should be"
profitable, then they will carry on. If not, then
they will be "phased out"

I have a hard time believing a brand as iconic as Ranger would
disappear.
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#11256047 - 12/01/15 09:48 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Rockfisherman]
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Originally Posted By: Rockfisherman
I have a hard time believing a brand as iconic as Ranger would
disappear.



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#11256052 - 12/01/15 09:50 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Tubby]
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Few years back, Sony like Bass Pro announces in above press release also stated its strong support for keeping an independent dealer sales and service network having at the time 200+ certified dealers and many more authorized Mom and Pop service facilities for whom I helped manage....then Sony began building our own more efficient factory owned service facilities and we staffed them with direct manufacturer employed techs as the independent servicing dealers were not renewed one by one....now they are mostly all gone as Sony does most all of its own warranty and remedial service.

Bass Pro Shops have hundreds of large service bays in their many stores located throughout the U.S. that are ready to provide direct Ranger boat service. Numerous Gander Mountain locations, many with inactive service bays are likely to be Bass Pro owned shortly.

CEOs and VPs from the old school with only "independent Sony dealer network era expertise" saw the transition to Direct Manufacturer service coming and were also quickly terminated.

I expect a significant announcement before long signaling Bass Pro Shops financially further partnering with one of the major boat motor manufacturers. This will result in Mercury (or one of the other engine manufacturer's) staffing it's own direct employees in every Bass Pro Shop's service bay.

The inefficient independent Ranger dealer sales/service network will be a dinosaur just like the Mom and Pop corner Sony stores/repair shops of the past.


Edited by Lou r Pitcher (12/02/15 09:03 AM)
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#11256059 - 12/01/15 09:57 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Tubby]
WAWI Online   content
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Time will tell, it's not like we have a great dealer network in Texas anyway. In the northern part of the state you have one good dealer, DSM at fork. Other than that it is a disaster. A little change around here couldn't hurt. Just my 2 cents.

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#11256062 - 12/01/15 09:58 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Tubby]
bbexotics Online   content
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Rangers will be called Tracker specials!!!!
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#11256096 - 12/01/15 10:19 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Lou r Pitcher]
Doug R. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Lou r Pitcher
Few years back, Sony like Bass Pro announces in above press release also stated its strong support for keeping an independent dealer sales and service network having at the time 200+ certified dealers and many more authorized Mom and Pop service facilities for whom I helped manage....then Sony began building our own more efficient factory owned service facilities and we staffed them with direct manufacturer employed techs as the independent servicing dealers were not renewed one by one....now they are mostly all gone as Sony does most all of its own warranty and remedial service.

CEOs and VPs from the old school with only "independent dealer network era expertise" saw the transition coming and were also quickly terminated.

Bass Pro Shops has hundreds of stores throughout the U.S. with most all having large multi-bay service areas ready to provide direct Ranger boat service. Numerous Gander Mountain locations likely may be added shortly.

I expect a significant announcement before long signaling Bass Pro Shops financially further partnering with one of the major boat motor manufacturers. This will result in Mercury (or one of the other engine manufacturer's) staffing it's own direct employees in every Bass Pro Shop's service bay.

The inefficient independent Ranger dealer sales/service network will be a dinosaur just like the Mom and Pop corner Sony stores/repair shops of the past.


actually they have 90 stores not "hundreds" (it's in the article)
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#11256101 - 12/01/15 10:21 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Tubby]
Doug R. Online   content
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With the 3 leaving and with the jobs each held at Ranger, I would not be surprised to see them all working for another independent or even a start up in the future.

Lots of experience in the boat building business between them.
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#11256116 - 12/01/15 10:32 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Tubby]
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#11256163 - 12/01/15 10:50 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Tubby]
TdRoss Online   confused
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Sounds like the company went through bankruptcy and a few massive changes while these guys were in charge.. I am honestly surprised they kept their jobs for this long. Most of the time, when ownership changes, management changes to reflect new goals.
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#11256179 - 12/01/15 11:00 AM Re: the future of Ranger? [Re: Tubby]
B. Dill Online   content
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Probably some pay out with the original deal that required them to hang around for that initial year.


Edited by B. Dill (12/01/15 11:00 AM)

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