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Posted: 8/17/2004 4:02:08 PM EST
Oh Yeah


First one in the west!
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 4:10:22 PM EST
I just got back from the one in Kansas City.Very Impressive!! To bad I couldnt afford anything in there though.

Link Posted: 8/17/2004 4:19:01 PM EST
Now you get to pay sales tax on all your Cabelas purchases.
Oh and did your state give Cabelas 25M to put in the store?
And rebuild a highway just for them?
And turn a blind eye when they put the highway over swampland?

I really dont care about any of that stuff. But it happened here.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 4:21:19 PM EST
I work for Cabelas and I enjoy my up to 40% discount on various toys
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 4:22:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jm03:
I just got back from the one in Kansas City.Very Impressive!! To bad I couldnt afford anything in there though.


Therein lies the rub. Most of their products are too pricey for many of us.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 4:25:16 PM EST
Do I have to be Mormon to live in Utah?
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 4:28:43 PM EST
Cool
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:56:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By tfod:
Do I have to be Mormon to live in Utah?



Nah, just make sure to fill out your resident alien papers in triplicate.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:58:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 4:59:06 AM EST by fight4yourrights]
Cabelas SUCKS!


I've been there twice (both times on a Saturday) and they were so damned packed with shoppers I couldn't even look at 10% of what I was interested in.


I passed up buying things simply because it would be too hard to haul it through the store and get to a line at the register.


Cabelas is like going to DisneyLand.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:00:58 AM EST
prepare to go broke, my check is always cashed there if you know what i mean, i could never work there, i am a gun junkie, and would bring home a voided check
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:04:46 AM EST
YES!


Originally Posted By Bitchkill:
Now you get to pay sales tax on all your Cabelas purchases.


DOH!
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:05:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 6:13:30 AM EST by imposter]
I'm surprised they didn't do Las Vegas first.

The article says there is going to be some kind of museum next door.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:06:30 AM EST
Aren't they a dedicated hunting/fishing store? As a non hunter/fisherman I never expect those places to have much interesting inventory.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:07:16 AM EST
Ooops, you're wrong. Fort Worth, Texas, Where the West Begins, will be getting one before you do.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:09:30 AM EST
Can't figure it out. Not one thing in the store wasn't cheaper somewhere else.

Something pays the profit that allows them to display all that beautiful taxidermy, bought the plane hanging from the ceiling, everything.

Even the used guns were over priced, so were new. The most expensive gun shop here in NJ had some of the same shotguns for about 5% less, on average than then PA Cabelas.

I was very disappointed.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:13:12 AM EST
Cabella's is a form of entertainment. You don't go there to find a bargain. You go there to either indulge yourself or buy a souvenier box of .223.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:13:34 AM EST
Cabela's is a fine place with about everything under the sun, but I buy very little there anymore. State sales tax and prices that are nothing to brag about are the main reasons. I can find pretty much anything they sell for less somewhere else. About the only thing I use them for anymore is last minute christmas shopping for a family member. They do carry quite a few models of Bushmasters if you want to pay out the ass though.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:15:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:

Aren't they a dedicated hunting/fishing store? As a non hunter/fisherman I never expect those places to have much interesting inventory.




Handguns


Some AR-15's.

Ammunition

Reloading equipment

Camping equipment

GPS

Truck accessories

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:15:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:22:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:


I don't know about cabelas, but Brass Pro has hiking and camping stuff, raingear, boots, packs, knives, GPS, plus scopes ammo etc.

The Galyans around here usually have good prices on pistols and hunting long guns.





Cabelas beats Bass Pro or Galyans.

Too bad they are too damned crowded to even shop in.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:33:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 5:34:30 AM EST by Kharn]
DriftPunch:
Imagine the biggest Walmart you ever saw (or a small-medium sized mall). Then imagine that same Walmart filled only with outdoors (including hunting) gear.

Guns, stuffed dead animals (including ones many can only dream of shooting), fishing gear, boats, for sale guns, ammo, hiking gear, dog training gear, a museum of more guns, etc.

Plan to take 2 days off from work a book a hotel nearby so you can come back the next day and see everything you didnt see on the first day.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:37:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:37:41 AM EST
Their gun "library" is alway worth a look. Like a small museum. way too pricey, but some neat stuff.

The store in Dundee, MI is about 45 mins from me.

They seem to be getting out of the gun powder business. They hardly stock any powder anymore.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:39:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
I work for Cabelas and I enjoy my up to 40% discount on various toys



no sharing amongst friends?
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 8:56:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jm03:
I just got back from the one in Kansas City.Very Impressive!! To bad I couldnt afford anything in there though.




Yup

Nice place. Going there this Sat to let the little ones see the fishes and stuffed animals.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 3:41:30 PM EST
I'd love to have a Cabelas nearby.


We're supposed to be getting a Sportsman's Warehouse nearby soon. Is that any good?
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 3:47:22 PM EST
no no no, you're all wrong. Austin is getting the first Cabela's in the west, southwest, and Texas!!!

I heard it's a pretty nice place to see, but I'm willing to bet the prices won't make me reach for my wallet.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 3:54:40 PM EST


Cabela's and Bass Pro to adults are like Disney and Universal Studios are to kids. Lots of fun stuff, lots of fantasy, some deals, lots of overpriced stuff, some stuff you can hardly get anywhere else. If you are near either, go. Good places to look at stuff in person and buy it cheaper on the internet later.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:25:38 PM EST
Reno,Nv. was a contender too....but remembering those HIGH azz prices just as well it'll do fine in Utah and elsewhere....Maybe Las Vegas would be a Mecca for Cabelas
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:38:12 PM EST
Go to Cabelas in the morning, it's a ghost town
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:59:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:27:00 PM EST
The one in Michigan is huge. It has a three story mountain in the middle of the store! Along with stuffed mountain goats, lions, zebra, impala, and a fuckin elephant! Not to mention the creek running through the middle of the floor with live fish swimming in it, gun library,....etc. And I was only there for an hour or two. If it wasn't 85+ miles away, I would make a habbit of going once a month.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:28:46 PM EST
I'm content with the catolog.

I have a Sportsmans Warehouse 120miles from me so...
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