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Old 10-08-2019, 09:25 AM   #1
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Was reading through the yahoo news, for what it's worth.
Saw an article about Dick's sporting goods destroying $5 million worth of assault style rifles.
Anyone else see the article.
Or is it just a farce like so many other news agencies?
Heck I woulda taken a few off their hands for free,if they were gonna throw em away.

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Evidently virtue signaling can be costly in more ways than one.
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Aye aye.
Just checked on snopes about it. For what THAT's worth.
Doesn't say anything about scrapping them. Just that they are banning them and high capacity mags.
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There are more than enough news sources reporting the statement from Dick's CEO that they have destroyed 5 million dollars worth of "assault weapons". He apparently made the statement on CBS news if anybody wants to dig up the interview.
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Destroying 5 million dollars worth of Assault Rifles? Hahaha. That's more fake news. Heres how the big retailers really do business. Same kind of a thing. (Vaping Issues) I saw on the National and Local news that Kroger's,Walmart and a couple of other big retailers were going to quit selling Vaping products. BUT only after they sell out their stock on hand. ***. Now as Paul Harvey would say "Now you know the rest of the story". What a bunch of pathetic BS. I don't feel sorry for people that are not smart enough to not use these products. However when big business puts profits over anyone's health and well being that's a huge Issue. Kinda shows how some things in the real world operate. And if you think it doesn't well,you might want to rethink a few things.
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Not much different than some of Nike’s ads. I’m sure they are just figuring it’s advertising.

I can’t say I found Dick’s to be very good, so I’ll continue to not shop there.
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Not much different than some of Nike’s ads. I’m sure they are just figuring it’s advertising.

I can’t say I found Dick’s to be very good, so I’ll continue to not shop there.
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if there is a demand for more of them the gap will get filled. so their protest by destroying them in in fact hollow.


and only costs them in sales. more people are not going to shop there because of it but less will.
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Looks like i's true.

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I used to shop at Dick's a lot and used their rewards program. They had some good deals on lower end fishing gear, kayaks, bicycles and golf equipment. They never had any good deals on ammo or guns that I ever saw.

It probably would have been a better business decision to silently drop the firearms sales, but this CEO seems determined on making a statement.
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Aye aye.
Just checked on snopes about it. For what THAT's worth.
Doesn't say anything about scrapping them. Just that they are banning them and high capacity mags.
If you talking about 15 round Mags, the proper term is "Standard Capacity Magazines" the term of HIGH is used by the anti-AR-15 groups. just to be clear.
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I made a statement too. No more shopping at Dicks and so far the whole family has stuck to that.
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I made a statement too. No more shopping at Dicks and so far the whole family has stuck to that.
Sounds good to me, one just opened up not even a mile from me. sorry DICKs.
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If you talking about 15 round Mags, the proper term is "Standard Capacity Magazines" the term of HIGH is used by the anti-AR-15 groups. just to be clear.
Just quoting what the article said CptD.
In a pistola, 15 would probably be high capacity. But in a AR-15, naw.
They were trying to make it sound like 2 30 round banana clips taped together, and a bump stock.
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Well, if they can afford to burn up that much profit then it's apparent that they don't need my business.
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+1. I haven’t shopped at Dicks in years.
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Oh my god, they're are or aren't destroying our sacred guns which they might own!
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god forbid they do something reasonable like donate them to some of the smaller police departments in municipalities that struggle to provide updated weapons to their officers.
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Never shopped there.....never will....
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Haven't shopped there since it was guy joes.
And didn't really like em then, because they ran Stouts gi surplus and sporting goods out of business, in Salem.
Think Anderson's big store went down shortly after.
I'll just go to the warehouse until they do something stupid too.
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Interesting you don't see any pictures of them using cutting torches to destroy them. I wonder if benchmade helped them? The only thing I ever bought from them was Rays Bait eggs but they don't have stock on them much anymore and I can't get ahold of the manufacture so no reason to ever go back.
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+1. I haven’t shopped at Dicks in years.
+2. Same for me......
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I bought something there 4 or 5 years ago. Can't remember what it was. Probably don't need any more.
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It’s their guns. They can do what they want with them
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I hope they didn't receive any sort of tax benefit from this stunt.
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Gun nuts and second amendment extremists?
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Gun nuts and second amendment extremists?
Dick's is a private company doing what they wish with their own property, but they are receiving support from anticonstitutionalist statists.
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Do people that consider themselves outdoor enthusiast even consider Dicks a viable/legit outdoor store? It’s their property and they can do whatever they want with it. I’m not into AR’s but I own several guns. I can’t phathom seeking
Out dicks for a firearm purchase, let alone an AR.

Now they do have decent deals on golf stuff on occasion, that’s the only reason I have ever gone in there.
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Gun nuts and second amendment extremists?
I'm kind of a gun nut. At least my friends think I am. I really dont care what Dicks does. They already bought the guns from the manufacturers so they can do whatever they want with them. AR's are a dime a dozen now days and there are many many other places to buy your guns. From what I've been reading most gun nuts and second amendment (let's call them supporters) dont really give a crap that Dicks did this.
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I'm kind of a gun nut. At least my friends think I am. I really dont care what Dicks does. They already bought the guns from the manufacturers so they can do whatever they want with them. AR's are a dime a dozen now days and there are many many other places to buy your guns. From what I've been reading most gun nuts and second amendment (let's call them supporters) dont really give a crap that Dicks did this.
Yeah but all that waste.
True enuff, it's their property, but it just makes me cringe.
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A South Carolina Ford dealership says every customer will be gifted a free Bible, American flag and a $400 voucher for a Smith & Wesson AR-15-style rifle. If the consumer chooses not to accept the voucher to purchase a gun, the amount of money will be deducted from the price of their new vehicle.
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A South Carolina Ford dealership says every customer will be gifted a free Bible, American flag and a $400 voucher for a Smith & Wesson AR-15-style rifle. If the consumer chooses not to accept the voucher to purchase a gun, the amount of money will be deducted from the price of their new vehicle.
Businesses that endear themselves to one segment of the population and **** off another segment are not going to reap the maximum profit. Every business should do the "free beef" like Les Schwab did. What is not to like about free beef?
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A South Carolina Ford dealership says every customer will be gifted a free Bible, American flag and a $400 voucher for a Smith & Wesson AR-15-style rifle. If the consumer chooses not to accept the voucher to purchase a gun, the amount of money will be deducted from the price of their new vehicle.
I'm heading to South Carolina. I need a new bible and flag.
Better be aware of possible hurricane damaged vehicles though.
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Another headline: "The CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods told CBS News this weekend that his decisions to stop selling certain guns and hire lobbyists to push for new gun bans have cost his company roughly $250 million."


CEOs are supposed to increase shareholder value, not tank it. And now he's using company money lobbying for gun control.
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Another guy who misses GI Joes. If recollection serves me, they were the ones to get sued in "Fazalori" the OR S Ct. case where J. Hans Linde wrote the opinion applying a super broad test in negligence cases. Something to the effect if you don't lock up and guard your'e guns well enough, you can get sued when a gun is stolen and used to kill a 3d party.Given that case and others like it along with some of the law suits we are seeing vs drug makers, I think some of these businesses might doing this for more than PR reasons.
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Another guy who misses GI Joes. If recollection serves me, they were the ones to get sued in "Fazalori" the OR S Ct. case where J. Hans Linde wrote the opinion applying a super broad test in negligence cases. Something to the effect if you don't lock up and guard your'e guns well enough, you can get sued when a gun is stolen and used to kill a 3d party.Given that case and others like it along with some of the law suits we are seeing vs drug makers, I think some of these businesses might doing this for more than PR reasons.
Maybe all true. But bankrupting your investors, isn't gonna stop the druggies and other miscreants from getting firearms, one way or the other. Legally or not. Usually not. I imagine.
Never heard about the suit against Guy joes. But don't miss them either. And won't miss Dick's sports either.
Just had a good talk with Sportsman's today, and that's where I'll do business for a while in the Salem area.
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But bankrupting your investors...
They did $8.4 billion in revenue in '18; a $0.25 billion one-time hit won't be bankrupting anyone as long as Little League and youth soccer exist and uniforms and shoes are needed every year.
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They did $8.4 billion in revenue in '18; a $0.25 billion one-time hit won't be bankrupting anyone as long as Little League and youth soccer exist and uniforms and shoes are needed every year.
Revenue us fairly irrelevant. What matters is how much was left after expenses and taxes.
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Today's modest gain for Dick's comes with the SPDR S&P Retail ETF down 1.33% on the day. Shares of Dick's are up 23% YTD as the company has seen very little negative impact from removing guns from some stores.
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Today's modest gain for Dick's comes with the SPDR S&P Retail ETF down 1.33% on the day. Shares of Dick's are up 23% YTD as the company has seen very little negative impact from removing guns from some stores.
Would you mind putting that in laymans terminology?
But ain't it a bit early yet?
Lets wait and see their next years returns.
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And we won't miss PG&E for shutting off the lights. BR or get sued into oblivion.
The world we live in.
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And it just gets better.
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More outrage culture.

One thing to consider with Yahoo News (and many other news outlets). Their algorithms are designed to show you news about things that you disagree with rather than things you agree with. Evidently negativity is more powerful than positivity.

Next time you get a news story that makes you mad, look at the comments and notice how nearly everyone in the comments agrees with your viewpoint. It's because people who disagree with you aren't getting that same news story in their face.

They make you mad... You click. then you come here and complain.

Don't play that game.
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No idea what Yahoo news does, but surprised someone uses it. Any way, I’ve found Google News to have the option to exclude sources, so maybe everyone once in a while I get something I’m not interested in. If I do, I just add it to the exclude list.
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No idea what Yahoo news does, but surprised someone uses it. Any way, I’ve found Google News to have the option to exclude sources, so maybe everyone once in a while I get something I’m not interested in. If I do, I just add it to the exclude list.
Google news does it too.

The bigger question is whether the algorithm is just catering to human nature. Do we get more stories of things that outrage us because those are the types of stories we already click on, so it's catering to our past choices? Or do they just know human nature will cause us to click on those stories that upset us?

Either way, we're being fed a steady diet of things we think we don't like, because we keep eating it.
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I'd think Twitter is a far more likely source of thought control, but I don't use it so don't really know. I'd think the Google algorithm is more likely to give you news in things you ARE interested in, no? At least that's how I have my news feed set up.
I get the impression Yahoo has little original content other than Sports and Finance maybe, and gets most of its stuff from other sources. So while Google has virtually no original content, Yahoo has a little. Google does screen for totally fake news and has a fact check column. Best news feed I know of. Nothing's perfect, but it can be helpful to compare what various outlets say on the same subject, or better yet, what sources don't even cover certain topics.
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Arm&Hammer baking soda.

Buy it so you can pour it down the drain.
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I checked out Richard Cranium's store once , no tuna gear walked out with an empty sad feeling. WON'T BE BACK .
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Revenue us fairly irrelevant.
To you perhaps.

To the largest sporting goods retailer in the U.S., perhaps a different outlook.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone has quit their job at Dick's, Galaxy Golf, or any of the other holdings over this issue.
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To you perhaps.

To the largest sporting goods retailer in the U.S., perhaps a different outlook.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone has quit their job at Dick's, Galaxy Golf, or any of the other holdings over this issue.
A company nets $1 million. Did it have "revenue" of $10 million or $10 billion? It doesn't matter to the bottom line; it made $1 million.
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They did $8.4 billion in revenue in '18; a $0.25 billion one-time hit won't be bankrupting anyone as long as Little League and youth soccer exist and uniforms and shoes are needed every year.
Yep, it's almost kind of cute how people don't realize what kind of money we are talking about when we are talking about larger corporations. The few million of loss with the guns is little more than a rounding error the larger scope things to them. Their gun sales and hunting good sales in general, from company reports I've read aren't a particularly profitable part of their business anyway and was being phase out in many stores regardless of the mass shooting reaction of curtailing AR 15 sales. From that perspective they will use that floor space for more profitable items and come out ahead.

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A company nets $1 million. Did it have "revenue" of $10 million or $10 billion? It doesn't matter to the bottom line; it made $1 million.

Employment matters to some.
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Yes. But you only said Dick's has a lot of revenue. OK. As a single input, revenue is meaningless. Let's say you buy something for $100 and resell it for $50. Hey, you got 50 bucks!
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Anyone else find it a little ironic that a bunch of 2A supporters are complaining about what someone else does with their own firearms? Dick's, like it or not, can do whatever they want with their weapons, just like we can with ours. Sell 'em, keep 'em, destroy 'em. Who cares?
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Anyone else find it a little ironic that a bunch of 2A supporters are complaining about what someone else does with their own firearms? Dick's, like it or not, can do whatever they want with their weapons, just like we can with ours. Sell 'em, keep 'em, destroy 'em. Who cares?
Outrage culture. It's because we live in the safest and most prosperous times in human history. We're so pampered by modern society that people need to find something to get upset about to make life more interesting. Otherwise we'd just sit around being happy all of the time.
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