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I always liked Cabela's and would visit the one in Wheeling Wv often. I was in Denver Co. a couple weeks ago and it was one of the few cities that has a Bass Pro, two Cabela's, Dicks sporting, and Sportsman Warehouse all close together. First time I ever heard my wife say she was tired of shopping and she sat in the car and of course I took my sweet old time.
 

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It may be better than the alternative. The talk was that Cabelas was a publicly owned and traded company and the majority of shares were looking to be bought out by an anti hunting and anti shooting conglomerate.

The usual practices of Bass Pro may become the norm or if Bass Pro is smart they will keep the model that Cabelas has set.
Either way it is better than losing Cabelas all together to an anti group.
 

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Cabela's shot themselves in the foot when they opened so many stores.
Holding on to inventory is a lot cheaper than holding onto all that real-estate.
They would have been better off having 1 store and being a catalog and mail order business. It worked for SEARS for years.
 

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From what I am reading, the Cabela's brand and stores are not disappearing. Bass Pro is just taking over operation. The only part of the article I read that concerned me was that my Cabela's credit card will now be under the Capital One umbrella. I hope they don't change anything with the structure of the credit card program.
 

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Saw that. I don't buy anything at either store unless its on sale , on line and free shipping. I have to say I have gotten darn good deals this way. You just have to watch the online ads. I hope Harbor Freight buys Gander Mountain.
 

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I've gotten plenty of gear from both and the items & quality are basically the same. Haven't had an issue with customer service either.

BTW, Cabelas CLUB credut card will continue and CLUB points will also continue and not be affected. Next.
 

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I've only been in one Bass Pro, and that was when we were on vacation in Georgia at my sister in laws's house. I wasn't impressed at all with them. Of the two, I like Cabelas better, but I must say I've never been a real fan of Cabelas either. IMO they cater to the upper echelon, insofar as their prices are much too high on most items for guys on a blue collar budget like me. Yes I have gotten deals when they have sales, etc, but what's the point of a store like that? I'd rather shop at a place that has more reasonable prices on items all of the time. Besides, every time I'd go to Cabelas, I'd leave disgusted because of the high prices and seemingly always crowded aisles, where I could never browse in peace. I'll be honest I won't shed a tear if either Bass Pro or Cabelas were to disappear altogether.
 

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Letter on Cabelas Website

To Our Loyal Cabela's Customers,

This morning, we announced that Cabela's will merge with Bass Pro Shops and, upon closing of the transaction, will begin a multi-year partnership with Capital One whereby Capital One will exclusively service the Cabela's CLUB Visa card. Additional details regarding this announcement can be found here http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=177739&p=irol-irhome in our news release.

We're really excited about joining forces with Bass Pro Shops to create the truly premier retailer in outdoor sporting goods. We will be able to provide you with access to more locations and the greatest selection of outdoor recreation equipment and apparel in North America.

We have worked hard to ensure that this process is seamless to you. We currently expect to complete the transactions in the first half of 2017, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Until closing, Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops will continue to operate as separate, independent companies, as they always have. Additionally, we will continue to honor and offer Cabela's Gift Cards. Please know that we remain committed to upholding the trusted relationship we have built with you and are focused on providing the exceptional service and experiences you have come to expect from us.

For our CLUB members, following the closing of the transaction, we expect to operate the Cabela's CLUB program without change or interruption. You will see no change to how you earn, save or use your points, and your point balance will not change.

Thank you for your continued support of Cabela's.

Sincerely,

Tommy Millner
Chief Executive Officer
 

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If they shut down Hamburg, that will be a terrible shot against the businesses that settled there when Cabela's arrived
 

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Pa.Bone said:
I always liked Cabela's and would visit the one in Wheeling Wv often. I was in Denver Co. a couple weeks ago and it was one of the few cities that has a Bass Pro, two Cabela's, Dicks sporting, and Sportsman Warehouse all close together. First time I ever heard my wife say she was tired of shopping and she sat in the car and of course I took my sweet old time.
I attended the Mock Riot in Moundsville W. Va, this year. The folks that worked at the Cabelas in Wheeling were some of the nicest I ever met in a Cabelas... Sad for sure.
 

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I contacted Cabela,s Customer Service to vent my disappointment last week about them halting sales early.They didn,t do anything but issue a policy on how they decided to end it early.I thought for sure they would have gave me a voucher.It was their 20%off all or any Cabela,s branded products.I,m thinkin this might have something to do with the takeover.
 

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I've only been in one Bass Pro, and that was when we were on vacation in Georgia at my sister in laws's house. I wasn't impressed at all with them. Of the two, I like Cabelas better, but I must say I've never been a real fan of Cabelas either. IMO they cater to the upper echelon, insofar as their prices are much too high on most items for guys on a blue collar budget like me. Yes I have gotten deals when they have sales, etc, but what's the point of a store like that? I'd rather shop at a place that has more reasonable prices on items all of the time. Besides, every time I'd go to Cabelas, I'd leave disgusted because of the high prices and seemingly always crowded aisles, where I could never browse in peace. I'll be honest I won't shed a tear if either Bass Pro or Cabelas were to disappear altogether.
When Cabela's opened up the Hamburg store they had quality clothing and yes it was on the expensive side. Cabela's did cater to the hunter who took numerous hunting trips outside of Pa and I like you are a blue collar guy but when it comes to gear that will keep me from getting hypothermia or freezing to death that is what Cabela's has over the big box stores.
Ask any outfitter at the next Harrisburg Sportsman Show where a majority of their clients came from and 8 out of 10 will tell you Penna. These are trips to Alaska, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico etc...
If anything Cabela's has over the last 5-7 years changed it's store inventory to what I call a more Walmart'ish type stuff. The hunting gear is not quit but it's cheap. They stock a little of everything which makes it difficult to go there and actually walk out of the store with what you came for. If I wanted to order it out of the catalog I would not taken the ride to go to the store.
When they made the store more of a tourist attraction than a place where you could buy serious hunting gear it was down hill from there.
 

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If they shut down Hamburg, that will be a terrible shot against the businesses that settled there when Cabela's arrived
They are a significant local employer and it would be a blow to the area if the store were to shut its doors. Not to mention the other stores that have sprung up in the vicinity.
 
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