I like sportmansguide and i do shop there , but did you ever notice that on the customer reviews there are no bad ones. How can you gage the product when the bad reviews are thrown out and just keep the good ones.
To reply to your comment ATR, I have noticed that they have only positives, and it's always kind of skewed my view of them. I do purchase things from them from time to time, but I put no faith in the reviews since they obviously screen them.
There shipping prices tend to be high. Becoming a buyers club member off sets the cost somewhat, but unless you buy a lot, I don't think it's worth the extra money..
Like Big Ken says it fills a niche.
I just bought three Intensity Optics scope from them about 2-3 weeks back for $50 each. They sent me an email that since I spent $150, I could get the "buyers club" membership for free. I responded and said if it's free, sign me up. I got a membership card a few days later. I don't know if I'll buy anything from them again this year but felt I had nothing to lose.
agree with 22rimfire (and others) shipping may be high, but this past year i have spent about $800 (total) thru them and have not had a single issue yet...
with your original ?, i don't buy what I don't already know of tho... so the reviews are kind of N/A for me...
The bait and switch experts.. My major problem with them was their showing a different item in a picture then the item they are selling (example Pentax Pioneer scope pictured when they are selling the Gameseeker). They used to do that alot, and I had sent them a few letters and emails about it. Seems like they do it less now. Their selling tactics leave a bad tast in my mouth, so I wont by from them and advise others to do the same.