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#12338863 - 07/14/17 06:44 AM Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall
nate king Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 4723
Loc: Rockwall, Tejas
Finally!! It has been two days and I have spent 300 in that store. No more going to Bass Pro or Dicks, which dicks never had anything fishing related i liked anyway. Although they did not have the "NED Rig" in there and a few other off the wall items that I normally get at other Academys. They did write down the items that I was looking for. They said they are trying to get a "local feel" of what people want and will fill the orders.
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#12339035 - 07/14/17 08:58 AM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
Matt Jackson Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 1150
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
It was nice to see a store with product in it. Hopefully it stays that way.
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#12339086 - 07/14/17 09:19 AM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
T Bird Online   content
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Registered: 03/07/10
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Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Give it 6 months. Will sux like the rest of them.

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#12339128 - 07/14/17 09:39 AM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
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Registered: 08/28/08
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Loc: Not Toronto
I had a chance to check it out yesterday on lunch. Nice store. So far, so good. Lets hope the fishing department stays legit.
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#12339135 - 07/14/17 09:43 AM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
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May go check it out tomorrow. Should probably leave my wallet at home...
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#12339136 - 07/14/17 09:43 AM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1745
Loc: Lake Fork
I went to an Academy in Alabama while I was there.. totally different than here.
They actually had a huge selection of product and employees that knew what they had and where it was. It did not suck.

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#12339162 - 07/14/17 09:56 AM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 51377
Loc: Highway 1
When I lived in Fate I always wondered why there was not an Academy in Rockwall. Always like stopping by an Academy. Great stores.

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#12339163 - 07/14/17 09:57 AM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
Reshelman Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 392
Loc: McKinney
^ I agree! For those of you guys that says the selection sucks and they are out of everything what are you looking for specifically? I've always found what I need. The employees aren't much help but I don't need them to be, that's what TFF is for
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#12339167 - 07/14/17 09:58 AM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
BThomas Offline
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 7709
Loc: Rockwall,Tx
The one in Greenville has a nice fishing section. The one in Rockwall not so much.

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#12339335 - 07/14/17 11:26 AM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
FlaNative Offline
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Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 641
Loc: Between Azle & Lake Worth
I wish Academy would take over the closing Gander Mountain in Lake Worth... just sayin'...
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#12339587 - 07/14/17 01:42 PM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: BThomas]
Doug R. Offline
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Originally Posted By: BThomas
The one in Greenville has a nice fishing section. The one in Rockwall not so much.



They are almost identical, the guy who set up the one in Greenville also set up the one in Rockwall. Have you even been there yet Bennie? LOL

Ryan Niemeyer is one of the lead guys there and I guarantee as long as he is there the fishing section will not suck.

Like stated above he wants feed back to make sure to stock the stuff people in this area will buy.
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#12339637 - 07/14/17 02:08 PM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3067
Loc: Arlington
I've grown to hate Academy. The one I go to had empty pegs where they don't keep things stocked, you can't get the employees working to get off their stools. I asked one that want busy to give me a price check and he wanted me to walk to a different part of the store to use the reader. I had to explain that the reader want working before he'd pull his reader from the register and tell me and Everytime I go to check out there's a long line and one register open. The process are a little better than Bass pro but if rather drive to BPS because I know they will have what I want and I won't spend 30 minutes in line to pay. All of this goes back to a lazy bad manager that doesn't try.

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#12339792 - 07/14/17 03:27 PM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: FlaNative]
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2462
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: FlaNative
I wish Academy would take over the closing Gander Mountain in Lake Worth... just sayin'...


Camping World Holdings ( ticker symbol CWH ) bought out bankrupt Gander Mountain but haven't made public their intentions as far as how it would be operated or even if it will continue selling similar merchandise. The one in Mesquite was less than a block away from Academy and just couldn't compete. I would think the new Academy in Rockwall would take business away from BPS unless BPS gets competitive with their pricing.
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#12339807 - 07/14/17 03:32 PM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: nate king]
Nathan_Flovin Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 507
Loc: Plano, Texas
academy does have low senko prices compared to BPS or cabelas, that's the good thing about going there the prices seem fair.

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#12339892 - 07/14/17 04:19 PM Re: Thank God we finally got an Academy in Rockwall [Re: T Bird]
Drodge Offline
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Registered: 05/22/12
Posts: 6607
Loc: Euless
Originally Posted By: T Bird
Give it 6 months. Will sux like the rest of them.

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