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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
I live near that store and go there semi-regularly. I used to go pretty often, but it's been on a down-hill slide for a while. The Bargain Cave used to be awesome...now it's less so.
A few things I have seen/observed:
-Plenty of broken/damaged/torn/stained/etc stuff is in there. As an example, they had a pack of large rifle primers once that I wanted opened so I could be sure they were what the package said they were. When it was opened, it had about 10 primers in it total.
-Electronics and optics do carry a 30-day return window when bought from the bargain cave.
-Cabela's brand items get a lifetime warranty from Cabela's, until they sell them in the Cave. Then it's as-is. I still don't understand that, but it's how they do it.
-I saw some smokers in there last year that were in damaged packaging but were new, but marked down as a result of the damaged boxes. They had 8-10 of them in there. I decided to go upstairs to see them on the shelf and see if I liked that model. It was $20 cheaper on the retail shelves than it was in the Cave.
-Many items in there are marked "missing parts". You have to look on the tags (if the item has one, which isn't a given), and they usually...not always...list why the item is there in the cave.
-There ARE good buys in there. You just have to go into it "eyes open" and really look the thing over and be sure of what you're looking at. The Cave is not the place to buy something you're not very, very familiar with and able to spot problems without assistance.