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Buying a rifle at Dicks?

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:23 am
by gbstrike
Just a quick vent why I wont buy from Dicks. I am taking a kid duck hunting and needed a single shot shotgun for him. I went to a few stores and got prices and availability for the item. While at Dicks there was one guy in the hunting department. He was on his cell phone talking to a friend about lunch and getting together. He was not very discrete about the conversation. There were 2 people waiting ahead of me for help. He was putting labels on items on the shelving at the same time. When I got his attention and asked him to see a shotgun he told me " I don't have time right now I have to finish putting these labels on the shelves." I couldn't believe he said that, I told him I was a cash customer and I would let them know at the front how I feel. I found the manager and let her know what happened. She offered to get the gun out for me but I was pissed so and told her no way, my money would be better spent elsewhere. I will never shop there again. This was 3 days ago and Im still pissed. OK done bitchin for now.

Re: Buying a rifle at Dicks?

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:40 am
by terrible ted
yea dicks sucks

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Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:53 am
by glades cat
I thought it was just me...
I recently went by the Dicks in Kendall off 117 ave. Same experience, except, there were 2 (two) young employees at the gun dept and could not get 1 (one) of them to help. Not impressed one bit of their customer service.
That's why I shop at mom-n-pop shops...they have a vested interest in assuring their customers are pleased and will return.

Re: Buying a rifle at Dicks?

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:12 am
by riverrat1
I cannot believe how rude people are , there are many people out here that would love to have a job , my wife is one , a... wipe like them should be fired on the spot , years ago that is what would happen . I DON'T LIKE DICKS SPOTTING GOOD"S . Can you tell .

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Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:47 am
by SWAMPHUNTER45
The GTO shop is awesome if your in the area stop by.

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Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:33 am
by FLA BOY
I definitely deal w/ ma and pa's. Wyoming gun in Homosassa is awesome! Even though it is across the state from me I buy ALL my stuff there.

Re: Buying a rifle at Dicks?

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:38 am
by BluByU2
I believe it was Dick's who were the first to pull the "black rifles" off the shelf about a year ago after the Sandy Hook shooting, and that is why I will not shop there.

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Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:04 am
by HiPower
Dick's in Fort Lauderdale is closing out all Duck Commander merchandise at less than half price. Tee shirts for 7.48 Hooded sweat shirts less than 15.00. I think they are taking sides in the Robinson Duck Commander debate. They are not man enough to go public with this. Following Sandyhook, they made a big deal out of removing all guns from there stores in the region. As a result, many pro 2nd Amendment sportsmen now boycott Dick's. I was across the street and having never been in one, went in to see what they had. Picked out Duck Commander shirts for all my friends. They do not sell anything for hunting or shooting sports. I see no reason to go back.

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Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:14 am
by MJD291
BluByU2 wrote:I believe it was Dick's who were the first to pull the "black rifles" off the shelf about a year ago after the Sandy Hook shooting, and that is why I will not shop there.
X2. Cheaper than Dirt is also another that froze gun sales after Sandy Hook and they are also on my DO NOT BUYFROM list. CTD also was price gouging on ammo sales. :angry5:

Re: Buying a rifle at Dicks?

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:39 am
by TheElevatorGuy
My guess is that the employees feel as though when you work at a place called "Dick's", it is OK to act like a DICK to your customers..............they are living up to their name........ :lol: :stirpot: :lol:

Re: Buying a rifle at Dicks?

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:39 am
by shootingtheBREEZE
TheElevatorGuy wrote:My guess is that the employees feel as though when you work at a place called "Dick's", it is OK to act like a DICK to your customers..............they are living up to their name........ :lol: :stirpot: :lol:
That's a GOOD one :lol: I have been to Bill Jacksons in Pinellas County Same situation there. 3 Guys behind the Counter and no damn help!!! Told them to go screw themselves and wouldn't be back. I told them I would rather pay twice as much down the road and get good service.

Re: Buying a rifle at Dicks?

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:45 am
by terrible ted
Why they dislike the customer at dicks? Maybe there something more to the name than a name.

It's the management.

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Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:32 am
by Batch
I stopped at the Dick's on southern Blvd back in 2007 I think. It was on my way to STA 1W to do some gator hunting and had to get an agent license for my daughter's boyfriend. The kid at the register couldn't figure out the license. He called the manager of the store over and the manager said that you had to have the trapper's license and that they don't have agent licenses. I said that I had bought them in previous years and knew of folks that had bought them this year. The guy starts raising his voice that he is the manager of a sporting goods store and he knows better than I do what type of license they issue.

The kid figured it out and issued me the agent license. I said something about him knowing better and he just stood there giving me a dirt look like I was still wrong. You could plainly see by the looks on the associates face that they hated this guy. LOL

Re: Buying a rifle at Dicks?

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:37 pm
by Waterthunder
I hate to tell you but it's not Dicks it's everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think we have been fundamentally changed and nobody feels that there is anything gained from working hard. I see it everyday and everywhere.

Re: Buying a rifle at Dicks?

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:51 pm
by TheElevatorGuy
Waterthunder wrote:I hate to tell you but it's not Dicks it's everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think we have been fundamentally changed and nobody feels that there is anything gained from working hard. I see it everyday and everywhere.

X2....you are right with that one.......so sad, so true :banghead:

Re: Buying a rifle at Dicks?

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:24 pm
by gobblerD
I don't believe its right to bash other business. BUT you just happen to mention Dick's. They do suck and are a waste of time. They would be better served to eliminate the hunting aspect of their business. It just hurts them to sell things they don't know anything about. While at the same time not having it in stock.