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Hopefully they are better in your area than they are in ours.   You could put both of these stores together and still not have much, unless you are looking for $12 socks and $65 sweatshirts.

 

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My experiences with them are the same as Molay...

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I never go to Dick's unless I'm aware of something they have on sale. The local Academy sporting goods is ALWAYS cheaper and they offer a better selection.

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Our SA was never very good, and for a while,
was the only game in town until DSG showed
up. We frequently shop at DSG and have scored
some incredible deals over the years. 

No Academy here, either. But I've heard great 
things.

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Great for New Jersey, as we have a wide assortment of Dick's and Sports Authority.

Their essentially the only local place you can buy fishing stuff, other than wally world, as the Bass Pro that was "supposed" to go up in Atlantic City keeps on getting delayed.

Dick's has always had a much bigger fishing (and clearance) section that SA, so it should help SA get more fishing gear and much better deals. 

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So who's buying off sports chalet since they are going bankrupt they were number one back in the day?

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Years ago Dicks considered a segment of their business to target female buyers only. But for some reason it didn`t fly?:rolleyes: I think it had something to do with the name:o

We have but one Dicks store within my range and they really don`t see me there much,but I wish them the best.

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All I can say is thanks to my local Sports Authority for the 50% off going-out-of-business sale. 

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All of my local SAs got rid of their fishing departments a couple of years back.  The closest Dick's is about 45 minutes away, but they have much better fishing sections than SA ever had.

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The shelves are lined with row after row of garbage and any lure or tackle item that's worth buying is always out of stock. The hottest color of every productive lure, always gone. But 47 other colors and sizes. It never fails.

I remember a documentary about retail beer marketing and the tactic stores use of using the shelves themselves as advertisements by lining up 20 different types of basically the same crappy beer. You look at the shelves and it's a never ending wall of bud, but light, bud light lime, bud ultra, bud premium, bud, bud, bud..... Same stupidity goes on at Dick's with fishing gear.

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The sports authorities in my area have been going out of business..I wonder if Dicks is trying to revive them?

 

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51 minutes ago, blckshirt98 said:

All of my local SAs got rid of their fishing departments a couple of years back.  The closest Dick's is about 45 minutes away, but they have much better fishing sections than SA ever had.

Same here, fishing section is literally two 10 foot shelves. They probably carry 100 rods, none of which I would ever use. The only decent stuff they carried was some gammy and VMC hooks and some decent braid, all of which was wiped out long before the sale got to the point it was worth buying them. I did score on some shoes and boots that I needed though. 

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They basically bought their mailing list, IP and the brand name for more or less pennies on the dollar.  They're not keeping Sports Authority in business.  They're taking over the lease on some of the stores (not all) to perhaps explore options of conversion to DSG, but by no means are they going to operate a brick and mortar Sports Authority.  That ship has sailed or sank, however you want to look at it.

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On 7/1/2016 at 0:02 PM, Penguino said:

Great for New Jersey, as we have a wide assortment of Dick's and Sports Authority.

Their essentially the only local place you can buy fishing stuff, other than wally world, as the Bass Pro that was "supposed" to go up in Atlantic City keeps on getting delayed.

Dick's has always had a much bigger fishing (and clearance) section that SA, so it should help SA get more fishing gear and much better deals. 

You do know the bass pro in ac has been open for over a year now right?

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12 minutes ago, h8nbmps00 said:

You do know the bass pro in ac has been open for over a year now right?

Shoot, I need to check it out.

 

It is a bit far away, as 1 hour + drive from central jersey

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Lots of rumors about sayerville but heard some stuff about contaminated soil

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37 minutes ago, h8nbmps00 said:

Lots of rumors about sayerville but heard some stuff about contaminated soil

yeah i would love for there to be a bps in Sayreville, as it's less than 30 minutes away from me

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Be happy your nearest bps isn't 3 hours away.

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I can buy about the same gear at Wal Mart as I can at most of the DSG in my area. I suppose that's a product of having 2 BPS, 3  Academy Sports, Cabela's, and 2 local tackle shops within an hour's drive of the KC metro.

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I bought a kayak for my daughter at Dick's. But only because I had a gift card and they never had the spinning combo I wanted to buy, though it was on their site. I didn't want to mail order and pay shipping. Other than that, there's an Academy right down the street. If that's not good enough, there's a Cabela's 10 miles up the interstate.

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Meh whatever still won't get my money dicks can die off and it'd  be no loss to me.

Sports authority was a joke lots of fishing hunting on their website nothing in their store.

Most items were ship from warehouse so the store had no stock, least that's how the one by me was.

 

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On July 1, 2016 at 0:46 PM, MassYak85 said:

All I can say is thanks to my local Sports Authority for the 50% off going-out-of-business sale. 

Might be a good time to visit for the first time!

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My local SA wasn't into fishing that much. The last time I was there they had a sale on shad raps. "Years ago" I hope that Dicks can change that.

To promote fishing they need to go all out.

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