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Gone_Shootin  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 10:10:23 AM
I was in one of the Cabela's here in Minnesota & saw a sign in the store that said they do price matching.

So I whipped out my phone & checked Widener's for Remington 7 1/2 primers & they were $26.00 compared to Cabela's "sale" price of $32.99.

So I thought it was worth a try & well, they matched Widener's.

And the next day when I was at another Cabela's here in Minnesota, they did the same thing again.



Just thought I'd pass it along to folks that have a Cabela's close by.
ptmccain  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 10:11:25 AM
Cool.

Flathead9  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 10:15:35 AM
I didn't know that. Good info OP, that makes me actually consider shopping there again.
Dogs_of_War  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 10:16:31 AM
Hmmm Ill have to see if mine does this...
genesis  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 10:18:39 AM
Did the same thing a few days ago.

They matched the sale price Wal Mart had on 9mm.
MastaMarksman  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 10:19:37 AM
That's aweome! I never thought to try that. Most stores will only match local store prices, not online.

I wonder if they will match powder valley?

I love Cabelas. I've never had any problems shopping there, I've gotten some great deals over the years and they are great about returns.

-Masta
Gone_Shootin  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 10:28:34 AM

Originally Posted By MastaMarksman:
That's aweome! I never thought to try that. Most stores will only match local store prices, not online.

I wonder if they will match powder valley?

I love Cabelas. I've never had any problems shopping there, I've gotten some great deals over the years and they are great about returns.

-Masta

At the First store, they had to double check with somebody higher up if it was okay, because apparently they only do it with somebody that they consider a "direct competitor"... Which in my opinion is something that can be loosely interpreted.

But at the second one, the gal that was waiting on me just double checked with the lead checker.
CarbonBuildup  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 10:43:22 AM
If you order primers or powder off the interwebs, don't you have to pay a $25.00 hazmat fee for UPS and FedEx? I haven't ordered any primers or powders off the web for that reason. Is this fee applicable everytime you order?

Sorry if I hijacked your thread.
Waveform  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 10:46:47 AM

Originally Posted By CarbonBuildup:
If you order primers or powder off the interwebs, don't you have to pay a $25.00 hazmat fee for UPS and FedEx? I haven't ordered any primers or powders off the web for that reason. Is this fee applicable everytime you order?

Sorry if I hijacked your thread.

Yes
Gone_Shootin  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 11:10:50 AM

Originally Posted By CarbonBuildup:
If you order primers or powder off the interwebs, don't you have to pay a $25.00 hazmat fee for UPS and FedEx? I haven't ordered any primers or powders off the web for that reason. Is this fee applicable everytime you order?

Sorry if I hijacked your thread.

No problem.
MastaMarksman  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 11:17:43 AM
Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:

Originally Posted By MastaMarksman:
That's aweome! I never thought to try that. Most stores will only match local store prices, not online.

I wonder if they will match powder valley?

I love Cabelas. I've never had any problems shopping there, I've gotten some great deals over the years and they are great about returns.

-Masta

At the First store, they had to double check with somebody higher up if it was okay, because apparently they only do it with somebody that they consider a "direct competitor"... Which in my opinion is something that can be loosely interpreted.

But at the second one, the gal that was waiting on me just double checked with the lead checker.



Yeah, Direct competition is local competition, except for maybe Bass Pro Shops catalog, which they would likely consider "direct competition" even if there wern't a local Bass Pro Shop.

That's standard and understandable. Ths said, In all my experiences with Cabela's they have always errored on the side of the customer.

I recieved one of the Cabela Bucks Gif Card Promo's one time a couple years ago and I didn't think I would be going to Cabela's before it expired, so I shreaded it. Then I recieved an ad when then S&W M&P 15-22 was released they had it on a door buster sale, I called the store and spoke with a manager and explained what I did and asked if there was anything I could do to still get the Gift Card with my $400+ purchase, he said no problem I have some extra's in the store safe, give me your name and when you get here I'll have one waiting for you. I made a trip down there and the manager had it waiting for me. Then when I was there I was grabbing several other things, the same manager walked by me and handed me another coupon/gift card promo and said "You drove 2.5 hours to shop with us, we apperciate your business". I saved alot of money that day, I ended up buying a Nikon scope and a bunch of other stuff and maxed out 2 coupons/gift cards.

-Masta

ARinKCMO  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 11:26:31 AM
Very good to know! I need primers myself, and while I know Cabela's has them, they want full retail for them. I'll give it a shot this weekend.
ChrisGarrett  [Member]
4/22/2011 1:45:51 PM
Bass Pro/Outdoor World does the same.

Bought a 250 pack of Nosler 50gr BTs and the shelf sticker stated $37.99, but the register rang up $39.99. I brought the guy to the shelf and the supervisor overrode the wrong price under 'Competitor's Price Match' with the $2.00 difference.

I should print up PowderValleyInc's page and bring that in next time, as they do have a brick and motar store, IIRC.

I would have saved even more.

Chris
hardcase  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 2:31:14 PM
OP, thanks for mentioning that. I never even thought of trying it there. I bet that a guy could score some good deals on ammo via price matching with online retailers.

Gone_Shootin  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 2:58:01 PM
Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Bass Pro/Outdoor World does the same.

Bought a 250 pack of Nosler 50gr BTs and the shelf sticker stated $37.99, but the register rang up $39.99. I brought the guy to the shelf and the supervisor overrode the wrong price under 'Competitor's Price Match' with the $2.00 difference.

I should print up PowderValleyInc's page and bring that in next time, as they do have a brick and motar store, IIRC.

I would have saved even more.

Chris


I'll have to remember that about Bass Pro. Thanks.

And your post reminded me, at Cabela's (and I'm sure at Bass Pro as well), you have to show them the webpage at the checkout. If you have a smartphone, is isn't too big of a deal. But if you dont, you need to print it out beforehand, since the checkers can't access anything but Cabela's.com from their tills.

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Gone_Shootin  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 3:06:53 PM
Originally Posted By hardcase:
OP, thanks for mentioning that. I never even thought of trying it there. I bet that a guy could score some good deals on ammo via price matching with online retailers.



Actually, once in awhile they sell stuff cheaper than anybody else. And it's usually the individual store doing it rather than all of Cabela's.

For instance, last year they had a bunch of the Winchester white box 7.62 NATO. At first they were selling it for 18.99/20, then after Cabela's had it on sale in their flyer, the price gradually dropped until it was 13.99/20.

That was when I went ahead & bought a bunch or it. According to what I figured, it was close or maybe cheaper than making the same load with virgin brass. Plus it's what I handload as a plinking round for my M1A anyway.

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beerloaf  [Member]
4/22/2011 4:03:58 PM
This is their price matching statement off there website for retail stores (found here: http://cabelas.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/cabelas.cfg/php/enduser/popup_adp.php?p_faqid=399&p_created=1227286901) :

Retail Price Matching

Question

Do you match prices in your retail stores?


Answer
If you find a lower advertised price from a competitor’s local retail store with the same item in-stock, simply bring the competitor’s current ad to a participating Cabela’s retail store and Cabela’s will honor such ad prices on identical merchandise (brand and model).

Terms & Conditions:
The buyer must visit a participating Cabela’s retail store to take advantage of the Best Price Promise.
Best Price Promise DOES NOT apply to internet or catalog purchases.
Local Store means a competitor’s retail store within 100 miles of the respective Cabela’s retail store.
Does not apply to services.
Does not apply when the price includes special offers or promotions, including without limitation, rebates, mail in offers, free with purchase offers, limited quantity offers, special financing and bundled offers.
Does not apply to out of stock items. If a local competitor is out of stock of a particular item, Cabela’s will not match the local competitor’s price. In stock means that the item is available for sale and delivery that day.
Does not apply to any products or services offered by third party vendors that may be operating within a Cabela’s store.
Does not apply to internet or catalog purchases or prices from competitors.
Unfortunately, Cabela’s is not able to match the price of internet or catalog retailers.
Cabela’s Retail will honor Cabela’s Catalog and Internet prices.
The retail store General Manager has the authority to make a judgment call on any competitive price match in their store.
InfiniteGrim  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 8:21:24 PM
Originally Posted By Flathead9:
I didn't know that. Good info OP, that makes me actually consider shopping there again.


My thread should give you more confidence
Gone_Shootin  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 9:09:43 PM

Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
Originally Posted By Flathead9:
I didn't know that. Good info OP, that makes me actually consider shopping there again.


My thread should give you more confidence

Thanks for the link.
Dogs_of_War  [Team Member]
4/22/2011 9:17:40 PM
Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
Originally Posted By Flathead9:
I didn't know that. Good info OP, that makes me actually consider shopping there again.


My thread should give you more confidence




Ive always liked Cabelas.
zack-s  [Member]
4/24/2011 12:37:46 PM
Cabelas was always good to me. Bought a RCBS chargemaster there a few months ago. On sale for $300 with a $20 of a 300 order plus 5.95 flat rate shipping. Signed up for their credit card -$25 and take off RCBS's $50 dollar mail in rebate. So I pretty much have a chargemaster for $215. Probly could have got it cheaper if I went to the store and got them to pricematch.