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Old 12-01-2007, 07:56 PM
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Bass Pro has finally started construction on their new store here in Spanish Fort / Daphne Alabama.....About a thirty minute ride from home... Dont know that I wont go broke the first year its open Having it close is nice but...I may get a friggin divorce over it.....
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When did they start allowing same sex marriages in AL ? Maybe your hubby want leave for another fellow.
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Just what we need, another clueless jerk who thinks he's cute. Lex, why can't you keep your filthy mind down in the Bilge where it belongs? This is Dockside Chat. Not the place for your attempts at sick humor.

Hey, Country, good news about the Bass Pro. nearest one to me is 700 miles North in Miami, I think.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:18 PM
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Fixin to open one here near Baton Rouge in the next few weeks.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:11 AM
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Lex2006 - 12/1/2007 8:07 PM

When did they start allowing same sex marriages in AL ? Maybe your hubby want leave for another fellow.
I got an Idea Lex....Take some of your own advice and donate all of your organs ASAP.
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I have a Bass Pro Shop about 45 minutes away and a Gander Mountain about 20. They are nice, big stores with lots of stuff, but I have to wonder why many of you guys will support stores like these while badmouthing Wal-Mart for doing basically the same thing.

These stores will put a hurting on local sporting goods dealers who would be more knowledgeable when it came to helping sportsmen in their hometowns. In short, they won't be able to compete and then you will have no choice but to deal with these chain super stores after they are gone.

They may seem to be a good thing in the beginning, but you'll end up taking it in the end when all their competition is out of business. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:41 AM
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TN FREEBIRD - 12/2/2007 5:28 AM

I have a Bass Pro Shop about 45 minutes away and a Gander Mountain about 20. They are nice, big stores with lots of stuff, but I have to wonder why many of you guys will support stores like these while badmouthing Wal-Mart for doing basically the same thing.

These stores will put a hurting on local sporting goods dealers who would be more knowledgeable when it came to helping sportsmen in their hometowns. In short, they won't be able to compete and then you will have no choice but to deal with these chain super stores after they are gone.

They may seem to be a good thing in the beginning, but you'll end up taking it in the end when all their competition is out of business. Just my 2 cents.
Our local dealers, what few there are, stick it to us every day. $7 for a pack of Gulp and the service aint nothin to write home about. Actually the few times ive been to Bass Pro, the service was great..Ive heard horror stories about boat purchases but I wont be doing that.
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Lex2006 - 12/1/2007 8:07 PM

When did they start allowing same sex marriages in AL ? Maybe your hubby want leave for another fellow.
I got an Idea Lex....Take some of your own advice and donate all of your organs ASAP.
It sure is funny how some of you like to make jokes about others, but can't take one. Considering your marital situation, I am afraid to ask which organ you are interested in.
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TN FREEBIRD - 12/2/2007 9:28 AM

I have a Bass Pro Shop about 45 minutes away and a Gander Mountain about 20. They are nice, big stores with lots of stuff, but I have to wonder why many of you guys will support stores like these while badmouthing Wal-Mart for doing basically the same thing.

These stores will put a hurting on local sporting goods dealers who would be more knowledgeable when it came to helping sportsmen in their hometowns. In short, they won't be able to compete and then you will have no choice but to deal with these chain super stores after they are gone.

They may seem to be a good thing in the beginning, but you'll end up taking it in the end when all their competition is out of business. Just my 2 cents.
I like the smaller shops, but they don't carry certain things I want or need. So, comes Bass Pro, or my personal favorite, Cabela's. The bigger one's are nice because I can take the family with me. The girls love the aquariums. Some of those small one's screw you at times. But, they are nice to talk to the owners, get info and one by the folks house make custom body baits. So, until the small ones carry everything I need I still need the big ones or the internet.

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Lex2006 - 12/2/2007 1:00 PM

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Lex2006 - 12/1/2007 8:07 PM

When did they start allowing same sex marriages in AL ? Maybe your hubby want leave for another fellow.
I got an Idea Lex....Take some of your own advice and donate all of your organs ASAP.
It sure is funny how some of you like to make jokes about others, but can't take one. Considering your marital situation, I am afraid to ask which organ you are interested in.
Lex,
Please try to keep your adolescent comments in the bilge.
Besides, didn't anyone tell you that you were supposed to wait until after you were dead before donating that pea brain of your.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:11 AM
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We recently had a Bass Pro Shops store open in Fovboro, Ma. , about an hour from my house. Took my son and the Admiral with me to the store yesterday. Very nice, but I don't think it's as well stocked and all comprehensive as the one in Baltimore (my only point of reference).

They do not carry most of the higher end brands, and I did not see anything in the way of price breaks over my local fishing and bait stores.

I did come away with some nice boat shoes, but that was about all.

Way too many people in the store for my taste, but then again it's new. I'm sure that will wear off soon.

I'll still support my local stores for bait and gear.

My .02 worth,

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Old 12-02-2007, 11:21 AM
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I have only been to two Bass Pro stores, one in Denver and one in Houston. I was pretty impressed. Spent thousands of dollars, literally.

Of course we are pretty easy to impress since we only have one tackle shop in this entire nation.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:59 AM
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Hey Gringo........Just curious..I paid $5 for a gallon of milk today...what does iit cost in your hometown? Damn chit is expensive...
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I've heard they really stock the store differently depending on geographic location. I haven't been to one but I've got one 45 mins away and a new one is supposedly being built in Richmond.

They will build it in the same area as our local shop and a new Gander mtn. I was not impressed impressed with Gander Mtn AT ALL. My buddy wanted waders and Gander only carried one "store" brand while the local shop had 5-6 different selections. Their prices were not that great compared with the service that the local place provides. I will pay a couple extra bucks for the great knowledge the people have. I will say I'm excited about Bass Pro but will still give most of my business to the local spot.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:50 PM
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country - 12/2/2007 2:59 PM

Hey Gringo........Just curious..I paid $5 for a gallon of milk today...what does iit cost in your hometown? Damn chit is expensive...
Well, I am not sure what it is in my hometown, but down here in the TCI it's something like $ 3.00 and change.

Gasoline, on the other hand, is creeping back up towards $ 5/gallon at the gas stations.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:09 PM
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We have a fairly new one in Macon, GA with adistribution center. The saltwater section is small. i asked why they didn't stock more saltwater stuff. The manager told me there was not a demand in the Middle GA area. Mind you, the store is located just off I 75 that heads to FL or the Savannah, GA area by way of I 16. I told him that he and whoever decided that were complete idiots. I told him that hundreds and thousands of people from the ATL area drove by there on there way to FL coastal locations & GA coastlines. They do have some killer deals in their outlet store though. I like all of the Bass Pro knock off lures that are basically the same as the Yo Zuris, Stretch's, etc. , because they are a good bit cheaper, for the same thing.
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A Few Dollars - 12/1/2007 11:18 PM Fixin to open one here near Baton Rouge in the next few weeks.
A Few Dollars, any idea on the exact date? Ill be there for sure to check it out..
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In Tidewater Va we have a bunch of small shops and they do a good job of competing with each other and keeping the prices down. They also know the local fishing and offer any tips when asked. Bass Pro Shops are very nice stores but they have too much to choose from. I had $100 gift cert. and it took we forever to pick out a new fishing pole. Just when I found what I was looking for I see another one, then another one, then another one etc...
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:26 AM
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Closest BPS to me would be 2hrs (Orlando) I did recently read in the local paper there would be be one going up this year in town (Ocala).
But when i go by the site where it was to be built...I see no building resembling a BPS....But i do see a Dick Sporting Goods store going up...ofcouse not the same. But one i'll enjoy visiting as well.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:29 AM
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Been to three; Key largo, (best) Miami Dade (second best) and the new Fort Myers (sucks out loud in public)

The local tackle shops and hardware stores stock what the locals use, give professional discounts, handle warranty without a fuss and beat the crap out BPS pricing.

I still manage to find my way in once a month anyway.

BTW Any tackle shop with a bar as nice as the Zane Gray lounge in the Keys is worth a little extra on tackle.
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