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Just wanted to see if anyone had any word on what was going on with this business relationship. While other retailers always seemed to have better overall prices, it was nice to use points to purchase ghg/avery products through cabelas- plus i could avoid shipping by driving there.
 

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Read on another forum that Avery has parted ways with both Cabela's and Bass Pro, something about copyright infringment.
 

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The Bass Pro parting was quite a few years ago. As of now it looks like Avery will not be selling product through Cabelas this year for a multitude of reasons but it may not be long term. Macks PW, Rogers and local dealers will still carry product and maybe more of it this year. Select Dicks Sproting Goods also have a limited selection. Most dealers are pre-booking right now so if you know that you want to purchase a specific product, now is a good time to stop in and talk with your local dealer.
 

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Could it be due to the practice of marketing and putting out new decoys and then not making enough to actually put in the stores????? Just thinking out loud here...
 

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IMO... Cabela's is getting closer and closer to being BassPro by not having much of anything waterfowl related in the store, this is further evidence.
 

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Could it be due to the practice of marketing and putting out new decoys and then not making enough to actually put in the stores????? Just thinking out loud here...
Now they can charge more for less decoys.
 

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I heard, not certain how accurate it is, that the bass pro / avery split happened because bass pro had contracted them to produce all the redhead brand decoys, and after they produced refused shipment of them, sticking avery with the decoys.. Like I said, not sure if that's accurate, but sounds like that was Avery's doing
 

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Over the years its been fairly clear the GHG is not the most well run business on earth. Always late products and stuff. Lucky for them they have a nice looking design at a 'fair' price so it keeps demand going. They could be a much much better run company though. That is if they'd wanna be. They may just sell what they wanna sell and be done with it. On the bright side their constant lack of inventory keeps resale prices at the upper end of things so its not all bad.
 

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MightyJoe, Buck and Lwrsug - none of that could be further from the truth. I realy dont think the why is needed nor does it answer the OP's question. It also wont change the fact that Avery / GHG product will not be sold in Cabelas this year.

I will say that most decoy companies had issues with manufacturing and delivery this year and it wasnt just limited to decoys. Many times in the past if there wasnt a product in a store its usually because the store has a budget, ordered what they wanted and had no desire to order more when they sold out of their original shipment.

It does amaze me how many "thinking out loud" and "I heard" posts I've read on both Cabelas and Bass Pro that arent true but constantly get repeated.

The Avery website has a dealer locater that does not appear to be updated this year yet. If you are having trouble finding a dealer shoot me a PM and I'll try and locate the closest dealer to you.
 

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MightyJoe, Buck and Lwrsug - none of that could be further from the truth. I realy dont think the why is needed nor does it answer the OP's question. It also wont change the fact that Avery / GHG product will not be sold in Cabelas this year.

I will say that most decoy companies had issues with manufacturing and delivery this year and it wasnt just limited to decoys. Many times in the past if there wasnt a product in a store its usually because the store has a budget, ordered what they wanted and had no desire to order more when they sold out of their original shipment.

It does amaze me how many "thinking out loud" and "I heard" posts I've read on both Cabelas and Bass Pro that arent true but constantly get repeated.

The Avery website has a dealer locater that does not appear to be updated this year yet. If you are having trouble finding a dealer shoot me a PM and I'll try and locate the closest dealer to you.


I would agree that GHG wsn't the only ones that had very little stock. I had trouble buying My Real Geese and dakotas at one point. Furthermore, if you went to the wheeling store anytime after october, it was obvious that cabelas supply on everything was low- I never saw anything like it
 

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MightyJoe, Buck and Lwrsug - none of that could be further from the truth. I realy dont think the why is needed nor does it answer the OP's question. It also wont change the fact that Avery / GHG product will not be sold in Cabelas this year.

I will say that most decoy companies had issues with manufacturing and delivery this year and it wasnt just limited to decoys. Many times in the past if there wasnt a product in a store its usually because the store has a budget, ordered what they wanted and had no desire to order more when they sold out of their original shipment.

It does amaze me how many "thinking out loud" and "I heard" posts I've read on both Cabelas and Bass Pro that arent true but constantly get repeated.

The Avery website has a dealer locater that does not appear to be updated this year yet. If you are having trouble finding a dealer shoot me a PM and I'll try and locate the closest dealer to you.
Im not so sure. I tried getting decoys and a few blinds for ND this year from Rogers and they told me they were waiting on Avery shipment. He said they were promised goods in July, then August. I called in September and they still didnt have their shipment yet. He told me that this is common practice with Avery delivering late every single year. Seems like shoddy business from Avery if you ask me. No retailer likes POed customers so perhaps if Avery could not meet the demand of Cabelas needs Cabelas told them to take a walk? IDK what the answer is, all I know is that the word is Avery is terrible at delivering goods on time.

Side note, why in the world would a waterfowl company wait to ship goods for the season 2 weeks into the season opening? Makes no sense to me. You would think that they would want their products on the shelves 2 months prior to the season opening. Look at Lowes or Home Depot you dont see all the Christmas decorations coming out on the 15th of December every year.
 

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All I'm going to say about Cabelas is this...I have NO CLUE what happened to them over the past couple years (I'm convinced they were secretly purchased by a Chinese multinational conglomerate that has zero idea how to run a company that provides gear to the US outdoor community. I've been a loyal Cabelas customer since I was 16 years old. I've been a Cabelas Signature Visa Card holder since I was 20 (15 years now)...and I barely buy anything from them anymore. I've ordered so many things from them that have been back-ordered & never replenished, had manufacturing problems, and in general...really poor quality and I'm tired of it.

The point I'm getting at here is this, I would not base my view on a company soley based on what Cabelas does with them. 10 years ago, I would have said, "If Cabelas doesn't want to deal with that company, I don't either." Now...forget it!!! Cabelas [censored] rocks in my book!!!
 

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I was referring to what somebody with basspro told me.. It was basspro that stuck avery with all the decoys that avery already produced for BP.. Like you said though, it's an "I heard," just figured it would be accurate with who it was coming from (especially since he was saying it was all bass pro's fault).. but personally I could care less, my trailer and boat are both full of avery decoys, and cabelas prices are never really THAT impressive to begin with

Every company that sells products that have a clear cut season produces heavy early, and availability late in the season is lacking, unless they overproduce and blow stuff out.. I deal with it at work constantly, and it can be frustrating, but the companies are committing to their production numbers for the season right now, and unless the supply chain is very short, numbers can't drastically be altered in a reasonable amount of time.. If you sell out at Christmas of all your decoys, why bring in a ton knowing they'll be here in February when people are putting them away..
 

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Cabelas [censored] rocks in my book!!!
Really??? this site censors the word "$ucks"??? What's up with that?
Oooh you are playing with fire!!! Trying to circumvent the family friendly filter. What if a 12 year old reads that word and then shares it at school with his friends. Chances are he will be suspended and it will be your fault! How would that make you feel?
 

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Buck - aparently you dont understand retail and not all of the people you talk to on the phone or in person that work at places know whats going on. I can tell you that not many places want to warehouse items that wont sell for months. Terms usually start at the time of delivery so everyone always wants "just in time delivery" so they can sell some product before the terms are due. Many companies forecast what needs to be manufactured per what orders have been placed in the off season. Some dealers are told new items are going to sell good and they should increase their order but many times they dont which affects the total amount produced. What winds up happening is product sells out quickly and 30 dealers all want product at the same time and double what their original order was. Sometimes that causes a shortage and it takes time to get more made and shipped once the stock runs out. Others sold what their budget dictated they could spend and it doesnt matter if they sold out in the 1st week of the season, they wont be getting more. Its not like gambling at the casino where if you win you put your original investment in your pocket and gamble more with your profit.

Its a lot more complicated than you think. Its the way corporate America operates today. It doesnt always make sense but is the way it works in a lot of places.

The above isnt talking about any company or dealer, its just a general thing that can and does happen in retail some years - other years there could be issues with a production line, shipping, customs, material shortages..etc..etc. Lot more going on that meets the eye in everything being manufactured today.
 

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Every company that sells products that have a clear cut season produces heavy early, and availability late in the season is lacking, unless they overproduce and blow stuff out.. I deal with it at work constantly, and it can be frustrating, but the companies are committing to their production numbers for the season right now, and unless the supply chain is very short, numbers can't drastically be altered in a reasonable amount of time.. If you sell out at Christmas of all your decoys, why bring in a ton knowing they'll be here in February when people are putting them away..
Yep, exactly!
 

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jguns2002 said:
jguns2002 said:
Cabelas [censored] rocks in my book!!!
Really??? this site censors the word "$ucks"??? What's up with that?
Oooh you are playing with fire!!! Trying to circumvent the family friendly filter. What if a 12 year old reads that word and then shares it at school with his friends. Chances are he will be suspended and it will be your fault! How would that make you feel?
yup and then youll end up with a week long ban from this site..... ask me how i know !!
 
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