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Cabela's and Bass Pro #15987799 04/12/21
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I just need to rant a bit about how disappointed I am at what Cabela's has become. I have always considered Cabelas to be my favorite outdoor gear supplier. On many of my cross country hunting and fishing trips a visit to a different Cabela's store was always a fun part of the road trip. I have used their credit card for years and always enjoyed the customer service and liberal return policy. I have ordered through the on line store many times recently and the shipping as well as the process updates emailed were always perfect. Recently I ordered 3 items for my boat and the initial shipping estimate was 5 days which fell in line with what I had previously experienced. I needed the equipment ordered to finish up a trolling motor replacement and wanted it done so I could start my open water fishing season. On line stated all 3 items were in stock and so I decided to order rather than purchase locally. After 5 days I contacted customer service to check the status and they said there was a short delay due to order volume but that it would be shipped soon. At that point I decided it would be arriving soon and figured I would give it another day or two and then call again. 2 days later I called customer service again and got the same story so I told them I wanted to cancel the order and had was buying what I needed locally. The rep said I couldn't cancel and when i asked when it was going to be shipped he said he couldn't tell but was sure it was sitting on a shipping pallet somewhere and all would be ok. I said then I will just return the 3 items for a refund and he said that would be OK. Several days later 2 of the items came to the house followed by the third a few days later. I looked at the shipping email and there was a button for a prepaid shipping return label. I clicked on that with both computer and cell phone email access and nothing happened. I contacted customer service once again and explained I wanted a return label and he said he could do that for me but would be charged something like $7.50 as a return fee. I said I have returned many items in the past and never had to pay. He said since Cabela's was bought by Bass Pro that there was a new policy. He said if I still wanted to return the 3 items I could do it for free at any Cabela's or Bass Pro store.The nearest Cabela's is 6 hours away and Bass Pro is 3 hours. This whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth and I just wanted to rant a bit. I am done with them at this point and to think I was going to order a 30K tracker fishing boat as soon as orders for 2022 could be made. Now I'll buy another brand just on principle. I explained all this to the service rep and he said that he was sorry I was angry but there was nothing that could be done. So at least I get some satisfaction airing it out on social media. Now I feel better...thanks for listening.


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Re: Cabela's and Bass Pro [Re: champlain_islander] #15987805 04/12/21
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The sale of Cabela's to Bass Pro was a national tragedy.


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Re: Cabela's and Bass Pro [Re: champlain_islander] #15987833 04/12/21
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I live nearly 3 hrs to the closest Cabelas............

No plans in the near future to shop there

or ever..........

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I have two Cabelas, two Bass Pro and a Sportsman's Warehouse closer than the Fin, Feather and Fur that I go to just south of Toledo. It's a small Ohio chain that reminds me of the old Sportsmans Warehouse when the original owner had it. Good selection, good prices and a friendly staff.

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I’m with ya 100%

All the way from South Hero.

Be well fellow islander.

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Hope you feel better, but that part of your life is over. They don’t care what you think.


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Cabelas sucks new that Johnny Morris owns them. Either place is in absolute last resort for me to buy from. Have a card for each that is almost paid off. They are get to g canceled as soon as the balance is paid.


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Re: Cabela's and Bass Pro [Re: kciH] #15987881 04/12/21
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Originally Posted by kciH
The sale of Cabela's to Bass Pro was a national tragedy.





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Re: Cabela's and Bass Pro [Re: champlain_islander] #15987882 04/12/21
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I work about 10 minutes from the grandville mi cabela's and I won't step foot in it. Been probably a couple years. I'll hit al and bobs first (a local mom and pop store)


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Re: Cabela's and Bass Pro [Re: champlain_islander] #15987883 04/12/21
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Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s I loved Cabela’s.


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when I need stuff...........

I go to Larry's store.........

Fug Cabela's & Ass Pro

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You are better off without the Bass Pro Shop boat too. Read some independent reviews on them. Cheapest built package boat on the market.

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Paul Singer destroyed Cabelas and everything else he touches. Azzhole should he hung by his balls and used as a pinata.


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Family owned businesses rarely last through the third generation, and in some cases the second generation.
So write that down so as not to be shocked over future business closures.

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A Cabela's store opened near me 'bout 8-ish years ago. Was a big deal around here. Dad scored VIP tickets for the "Pre-Grand opening." Sales staff lined up when the customers walked in, greeting and cheering at all of us. Felt like a rock star.

Been to that store exactly once since the sale to Bass Pro. Wasn't the Cabela's I knew. Still had the same name outside, way different inside.

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Cabelas had hit a bad slide about 5 years before BPS bought them.

I long ago stopped using them. Too many good vendors in the marketplace to deal with their garbage.

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Yep, they suck.
I cashed out my points while my old Cabela’s Visa was still good and never activated or used the new MasterCard from Capital One. I have not boycotted Asspro; I may purchase some cheap cargo shorts from them. That’s all they are good for to me anymore.

Don’t fall for the 3x points promotions. Their shooting related gear is way overpriced, so you pay full retail to get a bunch of points and when you spend the points you will pay full retail again. No more 20% off coupons, no more $100 off $500 purchase coupons. Asspro will charge you 20% more than other places but give you points so you can pay 20% more on your next purchase!


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I as well enjoyed the stop by Cabela's, on hunting trips to Nebraska. Stopped at the original store, always a good time. Now not so much. I will look at a stuff but don't buy near what I used to. Things are never what they used to be. Memories now I guess..

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I never understood how Cabela's made cash flow with that many sq feet.


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