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    fitch270
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    Originally posted by Milldawg View Post
    I tried doing business with camping world. You have been warned don’t.
    They ran my credit 6 times last year without my approval while I was shopping for a camper. I don’t use credit a lot which hurts my score I pay cash. The arrogant sales man thought I didn’t have shit. He didn’t know I had 10k cash in my pocket for my down payment. I was told they were getting preliminary offers. Not actually running my credit. When I found out I almost completely lost my shit. My wife had to drag me out of there. Needless to say a year later and my credit hasn’t fully recovered. I drove 6 hours to buy a camper instead of buying one from them 45 minutes away. I will never step foot in there again. Both company are owned by the same guy. So gander or camping world will not get any of my money ever.
    That definitely sucks.

    I forget the CW dude’s name but from what I’ve read he might not be much different than DSP’s Stack character. I’ll still buy stuff from either when it’s over 50% off, and especially when it’s well over. Not much profit in it when they’re practically giving it away. Wouldn’t finance with either though.

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by Danbo
    I also wasted my time Sunday at the show.

    I scored at gander after your message on three pairs of boots, fishing rods and lures.
    Thanks for the heads up.

    Gander is also going to sell bass boats.

    You could try bass pro, I ordered an 30/06
    online and had it delivered to Auburn in three days. Ammo is a different problem 🤬🤬🤬🤬
    Glad you got in on those deals earlier, it was hard not to go overboard. If I’d known the hunting gear was going I’d have kept tabs on the store. Should have realized then. Hindsight.

    BassPro ruined Cabela’s for me but is an option. I’m closer to the Utica outlet than Auburn, and it’s not much farther for me to get to Cabela’s in Hamburg PA than Auburn either. Been in all three.

    I just realized Runnings might be worth checking as well. Have only hit them up a couple times because we rarely are anywhere near one but have done ok when we have stopped in.

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  • Milldawg
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
    Headed to Syracuse Sunday for the big fall gun show. Had a pocket full of cash and was looking to spend it. Wanted a stainless .270, a synthetic 12 gauge auto and a 70-80’s style 2-7 or 3-9 gloss scope.

    Total waste of time. Almost picked up a Beretta a300 Outlander that was very clean. The guy countered my first offer by coming down a little bit, I figured maybe he’d meet half way or at least close but before making another offer I checked to see if he had the rest of the chokes and wrench or any other extras. He had nothing. It took it out of the running because I want this for an all purpose gun and intend to use at least three different tubes. By the time I picked up replacements I’d have been back into near new price territory.

    There wasn’t a single scope of interest and stainless center fire rifles were scarce as hens teeth. I did find one that was almost exactly what I was there for and in my intended price range but unfortunately was a 7mm Rem Mag. I’m not starting over with reloading components for a new to me chambering.

    Wasn’t unexpected so my next move was to hit up a Gander Outdoors about 15 minutes up the road. The same one that had the great sales this summer and several Rem 700 Stainless Fluted CDL’s.

    When I got past the front section to where I could see the back wall I was stunned to see this.

    Click image for larger version Name:	70610C9A-F4E4-4EB5-AE5D-AC1F9A853972.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	2.78 MB ID:	780838

    Apparently the great fishing and apparel sales were just the start. There was about 20 feet of shelf space with some oddball fishing stuff that was now 90% off. I picked up about ten things we’ll actually use and spent less than $4.

    It appears that store is going to be a straight up Campers World location.


    This is getting out of hand. I’d be happy to support the local small gun shops but none of them carry what I’m looking for. The only big box that are an option anywhere nearby are Dick’s/F&S and I’m trying hard not to go there.

    Seriously considering an out of state trip but would like to avoid another disappointment.
    Bass pro has everything but ammo in Memphis

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  • Milldawg
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    I tried doing business with camping world. You have been warned don’t.
    They ran my credit 6 times last year without my approval while I was shopping for a camper. I don’t use credit a lot which hurts my score I pay cash. The arrogant sales man thought I didn’t have shit. He didn’t know I had 10k cash in my pocket for my down payment. I was told they were getting preliminary offers. Not actually running my credit. When I found out I almost completely lost my shit. My wife had to drag me out of there. Needless to say a year later and my credit hasn’t fully recovered. I drove 6 hours to buy a camper instead of buying one from them 45 minutes away. I will never step foot in there again. Both company are owned by the same guy. So gander or camping world will not get any of my money ever.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Bummer news guys.
    First off, I don't need any guns, but the butt load I literally sold for little profit 10 years ago would have brought a fortune these days. 😖
    I had some real clunkers that would have brought a premium.

    Thsee are crazy times....and I don't see it getting any better.... ☹ ....guns, ammo OR components!

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  • fitch270
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    Bust gun buying trip

    Headed to Syracuse Sunday for the big fall gun show. Had a pocket full of cash and was looking to spend it. Wanted a stainless .270, a synthetic 12 gauge auto and a 70-80’s style 2-7 or 3-9 gloss scope.

    Total waste of time. Almost picked up a Beretta a300 Outlander that was very clean. The guy countered my first offer by coming down a little bit, I figured maybe he’d meet half way or at least close but before making another offer I checked to see if he had the rest of the chokes and wrench or any other extras. He had nothing. It took it out of the running because I want this for an all purpose gun and intend to use at least three different tubes. By the time I picked up replacements I’d have been back into near new price territory.

    There wasn’t a single scope of interest and stainless center fire rifles were scarce as hens teeth. I did find one that was almost exactly what I was there for and in my intended price range but unfortunately was a 7mm Rem Mag. I’m not starting over with reloading components for a new to me chambering.

    Wasn’t unexpected so my next move was to hit up a Gander Outdoors about 15 minutes up the road. The same one that had the great sales this summer and several Rem 700 Stainless Fluted CDL’s.

    When I got past the front section to where I could see the back wall I was stunned to see this.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	70610C9A-F4E4-4EB5-AE5D-AC1F9A853972.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	2.78 MB ID:	780838

    Apparently the great fishing and apparel sales were just the start. There was about 20 feet of shelf space with some oddball fishing stuff that was now 90% off. I picked up about ten things we’ll actually use and spent less than $4.

    It appears that store is going to be a straight up Campers World location.


    This is getting out of hand. I’d be happy to support the local small gun shops but none of them carry what I’m looking for. The only big box that are an option anywhere nearby are Dick’s/F&S and I’m trying hard not to go there.

    Seriously considering an out of state trip but would like to avoid another disappointment.

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