Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/15/2005 9:16:35 AM EDT
I heard yesterday this may be happening. Supposedly they've been a little too aggresive in opening stores, and they've over extended themselves. Was also told bunch of people have been laid off from the location on 290 @1960, and it may be closing it's doors in the not too distant future.

Somebody else heard this from another, unrelated source.

Too bad. It's a LOT easier to get to than Bass Pro, though I never bought anything at either store anyway.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:00:05 PM EDT

Huh, never heard that, although it wouldn't break my heart.



Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:29:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Madhouse:
Huh, never heard that, although it wouldn't break my heart.







Do I see a sale comin!!!!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:36:02 PM EDT
I checked out the one there in NW Houston a couple weeks ago with some friends. Nice store, lots of toys... but I think their prices weren't really the best.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:15:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
I checked out the one there in NW Houston a couple weeks ago with some friends. Nice store, lots of toys... but I think their prices weren't really the best.



Same with the one here in Beaumont, the prices are a bit too high compared to everyone else in the area. I figured by now with all the price matching they would have lowered but they have yet to change them. So it would not suprise me in the least to see them fold up.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 6:16:53 PM EDT
Interesting.......they are opening a new one here in Sherman in Grayson county in about a month. If they deliver what they are promoting they should do alright here. It would be a one stop place for any trip to lake Texoma I would think.

With a Bass Pro and a Cabela's within 45 minutes to an hour drive it will be interesting to see how they do.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:49:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txsouthpaw:
I heard yesterday this may be happening. Supposedly they've been a little too aggresive in opening stores, and they've over extended themselves. Was also told bunch of people have been laid off from the location on 290 @1960, and it may be closing it's doors in the not too distant future.

Somebody else heard this from another, unrelated source.

Too bad. It's a LOT easier to get to than Bass Pro, though I never bought anything at either store anyway.



I wouldnt be surprised at that store.

I stopped in and couldnt find anyone for even a price check, everyone was chatting and didnt reconize a customer standing in front of them...waiting and waiting.

I had to stop by the service desk on the way out just to tell them I wouldnt be back with that kind of service. Besides Acadamy across the street had them beat on ammo prices by a few bucks and they didnt have a lot of stuff labeled..

You cant do business that way and expect to make money.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 4:07:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John11167:

Originally Posted By txsouthpaw:
I heard yesterday this may be happening. Supposedly they've been a little too aggresive in opening stores, and they've over extended themselves. Was also told bunch of people have been laid off from the location on 290 @1960, and it may be closing it's doors in the not too distant future.

Somebody else heard this from another, unrelated source.

Too bad. It's a LOT easier to get to than Bass Pro, though I never bought anything at either store anyway.



I wouldnt be surprised at that store.

I stopped in and couldnt find anyone for even a price check, everyone was chatting and didnt reconize a customer standing in front of them...waiting and waiting.

I had to stop by the service desk on the way out just to tell them I wouldnt be back with that kind of service. Besides Acadamy across the street had them beat on ammo prices by a few bucks and they didnt have a lot of stuff labeled..

You cant do business that way and expect to make money.





i got that when i went.

they suck along with their prices
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 4:08:02 AM EDT
will be keeping an eye out for a closing sale
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:55:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
will be keeping an eye out for a closing sale



let me know if they have one, I'll head up there with you.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:51:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txsouthpaw:
I heard yesterday this may be happening. Supposedly they've been a little too aggresive in opening stores, and they've over extended themselves. Was also told bunch of people have been laid off from the location on 290 @1960, and it may be closing it's doors in the not too distant future.

Somebody else heard this from another, unrelated source.

Too bad. It's a LOT easier to get to than Bass Pro, though I never bought anything at either store anyway.



A buddy of mine just got a job in the firearms dept. at GM 1960@290. He says biz is great (at least for firearm sales).

I guess we will see if it closes.

Their firearm prices do suck, but they do have a price match policy.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:17:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 7:19:40 AM EDT by Tonster]

Originally Posted By noobshooter:

Originally Posted By txsouthpaw:
I heard yesterday this may be happening. Supposedly they've been a little too aggresive in opening stores, and they've over extended themselves. Was also told bunch of people have been laid off from the location on 290 @1960, and it may be closing it's doors in the not too distant future.

Somebody else heard this from another, unrelated source.

Too bad. It's a LOT easier to get to than Bass Pro, though I never bought anything at either store anyway.



A buddy of mine just got a job in the firearms dept. at GM 1960@290. He says biz is great (at least for firearm sales).

I guess we will see if it closes.

Their firearm prices do suck, but they do have a price match policy.




I tried to get them to match a price once and they acted like I was a liar.
I saw a (and had on hold) at Academy a G19. Anyways long story short I ended up being in front of a Gander Mountain so I go in and ask the guy if they have any G19 and can they price match. Guy calls his manager over who tells me that he has been taking pictures of the handgun display at Academy on his cell phone and they have no 19's in stock. I was like OK I just saw it and have it on hold with my name on it if you like we can call them. He refused to call and wanted to show me some picture on his camera phone. WTH??? It was the most retarded thing I think I have ever seen in retail.
Needless to say I can't wait for them to go out of business
The prices suck and the guys can't stop talking to one another to help anyone.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:50:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tonster:

Originally Posted By noobshooter:

Originally Posted By txsouthpaw:
I heard yesterday this may be happening. Supposedly they've been a little too aggresive in opening stores, and they've over extended themselves. Was also told bunch of people have been laid off from the location on 290 @1960, and it may be closing it's doors in the not too distant future.

Somebody else heard this from another, unrelated source.

Too bad. It's a LOT easier to get to than Bass Pro, though I never bought anything at either store anyway.



A buddy of mine just got a job in the firearms dept. at GM 1960@290. He says biz is great (at least for firearm sales).

I guess we will see if it closes.

Their firearm prices do suck, but they do have a price match policy.




I tried to get them to match a price once and they acted like I was a liar.
I saw a (and had on hold) at Academy a G19. Anyways long story short I ended up being in front of a Gander Mountain so I go in and ask the guy if they have any G19 and can they price match. Guy calls his manager over who tells me that he has been taking pictures of the handgun display at Academy on his cell phone and they have no 19's in stock. I was like OK I just saw it and have it on hold with my name on it if you like we can call them. He refused to call and wanted to show me some picture on his camera phone. WTH??? It was the most retarded thing I think I have ever seen in retail.
Needless to say I can't wait for them to go out of business
The prices suck and the guys can't stop talking to one another to help anyone.



i thought the process was to call and price the item



that's some dumb shit, i have too have noticed that the guys get paid to associate with one another and not help customers.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:27:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txsouthpaw:
I heard yesterday this may be happening. Supposedly they've been a little too aggresive in opening stores, and they've over extended themselves. Was also told bunch of people have been laid off from the location on 290 @1960, and it may be closing it's doors in the not too distant future.

Somebody else heard this from another, unrelated source.

Too bad. It's a LOT easier to get to than Bass Pro, though I never bought anything at either store anyway.



Aww man. I live about 5 minutes from that store.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:37:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Handsome_Rob:

Originally Posted By txsouthpaw:
I heard yesterday this may be happening. Supposedly they've been a little too aggresive in opening stores, and they've over extended themselves. Was also told bunch of people have been laid off from the location on 290 @1960, and it may be closing it's doors in the not too distant future.

Somebody else heard this from another, unrelated source.

Too bad. It's a LOT easier to get to than Bass Pro, though I never bought anything at either store anyway.



Aww man. I live about 5 minutes from that store.



And you have a kick ass shirt from there, too :P
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:48:21 PM EDT
Good thing I work at academy...
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 10:53:07 PM EDT
Good riddance.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:39:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BadSVT:
Good thing I work at academy...



so thats where the hookups come from
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:57:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BadSVT:
Good thing I work at academy...



Off topic here, but what's your SVT?



Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:52:06 PM EDT
I wonder if the Amarillo Gander Mountain will stay open?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:21:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Madhouse:

Originally Posted By BadSVT:
Good thing I work at academy...



Off topic here, but what's your SVT?






had a 01 lightning
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:41:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BadSVT:

had a 01 lightning



rockin'. I've got a 00 lightning


Link Posted: 8/19/2005 4:41:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Madhouse:

Originally Posted By BadSVT:

had a 01 lightning



rockin'. I've got a 00 lightning





Off topic, but Cool anyway. I hear the Lightning is going out of the lineup.

Can you clue us in on any good Academy ammo sales coming up?

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:55:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By imcoltsguy:

Originally Posted By Madhouse:

Originally Posted By BadSVT:

had a 01 lightning



rockin'. I've got a 00 lightning





Off topic, but Cool anyway. I hear the Lightning is going out of the lineup.

Can you clue us in on any good Academy ammo sales coming up?




i usually find out a day or two before hand so I'll let you know when I find stuff out. I always find out about gun sales too.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 8:32:55 PM EDT

I noticed a huge clearance sign on the front of the store today.

Top Top