Dick’s Sporting Goods Refusing To Honor Orders For Semi-Automatic Rifles Placed Before Newtown Shooting…

Just vote your opinion of this decision with the use, or lack thereof, of your wallet and purse.   I know we will….  Farewell Dick’s.

undefined(via The Blaze)  Russell Kellner of Flower Mound, Texas, ordered three Troy Defense Carbine Semi-Automatic Rifles from Dick’s Sporting Goods on Black Friday, CBS 11 News reports.

At $799 apiece, a savings of $300 dollars, it “was a heck of a deal,” he said.  However, Kellner and his wife received only two of the three guns. They received a letter from Dick’s on Christmas Eve stating that the company would not fulfill the remainder of their order.

Humor in NatureDick’s announced a week before Christmas that it was suspending sales of “modern sporting rifles” in all stores, “out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre,” CBS News 11 notes.

Dick’s has announced they will be issuing full refunds. The sporting goods store even sent $100 gift cards to customers with unfulfilled orders.  (article)

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34 Responses to Dick’s Sporting Goods Refusing To Honor Orders For Semi-Automatic Rifles Placed Before Newtown Shooting…

  1. fmhayes48 says:

    Dick’s is a dick…, is a dick…, is a dick.

  2. Chip Bennett says:

    So, doesn’t that render the $300 sale price for the gun in question as false advertising? Such deceptive practices could be fertile soil for a class-action lawsuit.

  3. brocahontas says:

    What a bunch of Dicks

  4. akathesob says:

    Was nice to know you Dick.

    • canadacan says:

      Besides the class action suit wouldn’t they possibly be sued by their supplier?

      • WeeWeed says:

        Don’t know about sued, but their suppliers will be HIGHLY pissed….. and will drop them.

        • griz1234 says:

          Considering that there’s currently a run on ARs, I’m sure the distributors will be more than happy to sell them to someone else (for more $$$)

          It’s also quite possible that Dick’s just couldn’t get the rifles, period, and is stupidly claiming to be cancelling the orders due to their “concern”.

  5. lovemygirl says:

    I would have given up Dick’s because of this but I already had given up on them for poor service.

  6. brutalhonesty says:

    I shopped at dicks for the first time over the summer. I bought a fishing rod and a reel, and all new tackle. Normally I go to a small business up the road called “pauls bait and tackle”..family place open for 30+ years. After shopping at dicks I saw how over priced pauls was…one bobber at pauls was as much as the 3 pack at dicks. I will no longer shop at pauls. I would like to no longer shop at dicks, but dont really know of any other choices. Any ideas? (ive never tried bass pro shop either…any problems with them???). Im just now beginning to buy fishing gear of my own, up until now its been stuff Ive had since I was 14….its time to upgrade…you know no more small pond and lake stuff, time for river fishing…so I really dont know what places are good any more.

    • lovemygirl says:

      Try the internet. I use American Legacy Fishing for one, but they carry high end stuff.
      I have used small shops all over the country on occasion, many Christian. Try googling different combinations and you’ll find some.

    • lovemygirl says:

      Depending where you live, Cabelas, Gander Mountain and Bass Pro Shops are similar large chains. I haven’t tried places like Amazon for fishing, but if you know what you want they will list multiple stores, ratings and prices. The internet is good for finding prices and stores.

    • howie says:

      Internet. Or just pay a couple bucks at Paul’s. I think it might be worth it for info about the fishing. I would never shop with those Dicks. Maybe they could become a Soccer Shop.

      • WeeWeed says:

        I agree with Howie – information and shopping “at home” are worth at least part-time purchases.

        • howie says:

          The local shop here is more expensive but they have all the right stuff, and colors. Also know about where they are biting and have tide charts for free. Live bait too. I shop there a lot and they know you.

      • kathyca says:

        They’re a sponsor of my son’s youth football league — which is huge and national. So they may, indeed, be going the Soccer/Football/Little League route.

    • sundance says:

      Bass Pro is good… if you have one near you. Or use on-line… go to Dicks, find what you want, write it down then order it from someone else. Dunno, just a thought thrown into the wind…. But prog ideologists will never get a dime from me. Not.Any.More.

      ADD: And another thought… talk to the dude at Pauls. Tell him you want to trade with him but sheeeesh, the price difference is a bit extreme. Then give him/her a few examples that are important to you personally. If he is a local merchant who values his local people and loyalty, he’ll figure out a way to make his shop worth your time. But be honest with him and let him know. Most of the time people don’t share their reasonable dissappointment with store owners/operators. If he tells you to stuff it, well, then don’t feel bad about not supporting him – his choice.

      Just my humble .02

      • howie says:

        The ones in Florida are flat out of ammo. Flat out. It is a buying frenzy. People are scared of their own government. I never saw anything like it. It is awful feeling.

      • g8rmom7 says:

        I agree sundance…I find working with the mom and pops a lot better…if it cost an extra $5-$10 it is totally worth it. And if it’s A LOT more, they will often be able to tell you why and it usually has to do with quality and where it’s made. I use a mechanic that is not cheap. But he always walks me through the products he uses (always American made) and shows me online the ratings on the products. Sometimes he is only a little more expensive (like with tires) but sometimes it’s a lot more expensive (like it was with my brakes). But those brakes are such a high quality, I won’t need to replace them for the life of my vehicle. Anyway, the old adage of you get what you pay for has really taken new meaning to me in my old age. :-)

    • SR says:

      I live in a small town and know first hand the devastating impact of “chain stores. A little story: One of my fishing buddy’s loved to go to a local mom and pop shop and gets lots of free advice, what fish are biting, what’s the best bait and where to fish. He started to brag to me about how much money he saved by taking the “free advice” and then saving money by shopping at a big box (AS for initials). He complained about how the big box knew nothing about local fishing conditions but had better prices. Well guess what, the local shop shut down.

      Do yourself and your local community a favor and do your part to keep Paul’s in business, you will catch more fish. Good advice should not be considered free.

      I could share another story about our mom and pop hardware store, now no more because of HD.

    • michellc says:

      Heck, I’d shop at WalMart for my fishing supplies before I shopped at Dicks. WalMart does have many of the popular lures, etc.
      As for Pauls being more expensive, there is a reason for that, for one Dicks is a chain and buys in bulk and gets a better price from suppliers and for two Dicks can afford a smaller profit margin because of the quantity of customers.

      I do my best to buy everything I can from Mom and Pop stores even when it costs me a little more. The problem is there are fewer of them.

    • lovemygirl says:

      If you read this, the places I use on the internet I usually call first and talk to them. Many, like your local store will give you great advice because they are local stores where they live. I bought from a coastal Mississippi family run business that probably was wondering why a Chi-Town person would call them and order products. One, they were Christian, two, they had the product I wanted and I enjoyed talking with them.

  7. Knuckledraggingwino says:

    If you have placed an order,p and deposited money, it is a contract. That contract is enforceable. Under normal circumstances, your only damages for failure to honor the contract would be the deposit. Refunding the deposit would be adequate compensation. However; since the market value of the product has soared, your damages include not just your deposit but the difference between the contracted price that you had with Dicks and the current, market value.

    Honor the contract or give me enough money to buy the same gun from someone else at current prices.

  8. justfactsplz says:


  9. Michelle Hart says:

    If they don’t carry hooker heels… Then I have no interest

    I have just about anything I need anyway, and my stuff is a lot nicer than anything they have in there. Besides my taste is a little more refined when it involves certain items.

  10. lovemygirl says:

    hooker heels?, I started googling hooker reels and found them, LMAO

  11. Arkindole says:

    There is a Dick’s about 3 miles from me. Since they have been there I have bought exactly 1 box of 12 ga 00 buck, only because of an emergency and only because it was outside the counter. In that purchase the obese 20-something acnefied geek checkout dude absolutely had to know what I was hunting. When I told him fat geeks and zombies he finally shut up (after asking, of course, if I wanted a Dick’s card). I have NEVER found what I want there, and always find a better deal online or at ebay. Dick’s is a clothing/shoe store for the entitled with cheap sporting/camping equipment and air soft thrown in. Meh.
    Dick’s margins will not be compressed in the slightest with a loss of their firearm sales.
    BTW: CTD’s catalog came yesterday–have them honor those printed prices if you dare. These two retailers can go away with no great loss.

  12. Joseph Keesling says:

    Dick’s… Where all the xxxxxxxx… Literally!

    Sent from my iPhone
    It’s not clear what your point is, but gratuitous gay-bashing is not considered part of good conversation here at the Treehouse.


  13. eoow says:

    I have been in a Dick’s store once and never returned. Just did not like it. I support local shops for buying bait and specific lures for the area I am fishing. Like Bass Pro Shop. Walmart for rubber worms and line if they have them in stock. In my area that is a big IF.

    • michellc says:

      I did order from Dick’s and was all excited when they built three stores in our state and then going in the stores I was very disappointed. They had 1/4 of the stuff in their stores that you could order. The people they hired were as dumb as rocks, most of them kids who are too busy gossiping or playing than working. However I would still shop there occasionally until they removed guns and then I made the decision to never shop or order from them again.
      Before Christmas apparently a lot of Oklahomans felt the same way as their parking lots were almost empty while BassPro was full.

  14. waltherppk says:

    Michael Savage just said it was reported today that Adam Lansa had been on psychiatric meds since childhood. What is the source for that information I don’t know, but it would be no surprise.

  15. Knuckledraggingwino says:

    We used to have GI Joes where I live. They started out in a big building down on Marine Drive with a very distinctive motif of (hopefully?) empty bomb casings lining their parking lot. At first they a lot of military surplus stuff plus guns, then transitioned over the years into new camping gear, fishing gear and other sporting goods while expanding to multiple stores.

    Unfortunately; GI Joes was bought out about a decade ago by some private equity firm from San Francisco. The inventory shifted, emphasizing apparel, and not just outdoor and sports apparel. The firearms selection was severely limited. They finally went out of business because they no longer served people like me but the people like them wouldn’t do business with them either. I must confess it was fun to be a vulture picking at their carcass. The boys and I were lineup at the counter filling out forms to buy Remington 700s in various calibers.

  16. Daron Palermo says:

    Ridiculous to not fill those orders and even more ridiculous that they took the guns off of the shelf in the first place. I will never shop at dicks again and hope other hunters will support a boycott of this chain.

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