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I know they sponsor this site but I can't resist.  I have been chunking Bandit crankbaits since they were made at Sardis Lake, MS.  Back then they were around $3 a lure.  I go to the Pyramid BPS yesterday and they have the same Bandit lure, only this one is probably imported, and half the quality of the original, for $7.99!  $7.99!!!!  Thank You BPS for price gouging the folks that put you where you are today by purchasing your products.

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Try car shopping....

 

Also, most places have them at $6.49.

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Cost of living impacts everything, what was the price of a gallon of gasoline when Bandit lures were $3 ea in MS? You could have saved $1.50 by shopping the lures at several tackle stores and might find Bandits on a close out sale price .99 cents.

I don't see BPS listed as a site sponsor.

Tom

 

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BPS charges top of the top of retail prices for too much

stuff. Probably to push consumers to their in-house brand,

which, for rods, soft plastics, is actually pretty good quality!

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As a former employee I am not going to bad mouth them.  The Fishing Department is a VERY small

part of the  business today. The Pyramid here in Memphis is simply a gigantic shopping center that

happens to sell fishing lures. The mark up on tackle, especially in-house brands, is comparable to

jewelry, believe it or not.  The real money is in accessories, especially novelty items and clothing.

Every single person that visits the Pyramid buys a little something with the name on it. 

 

:happy-111:

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Its called inflation buddy.Basic economics.Im sorry a business can't give you for the same price they could 15 years ago.If the 4 bucks is breaking your bank i'd try something else.Not sure why you felt the need to openly brand bash over minimal cost issues.

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I so want to go on a political rant right now about import tariffs and Austrian Economics but it's against site rules :(.

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If you shop around most bandit cranks can still be had for 5 bucks ! 

 

I never go to BPS or Cabela's expecting a deal... 

 

Although I did get a Lew's super duty at Cabela's the other day for 100 bones. 

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BPS definitely is on the upper end of retail for many products. I rarely buy stuff from them unless it's on sale or I need something quickly and am near the store. 

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I could see the complaint if you were making no the same wages you were 15 yrs ago.....

 

And there are other places with lower prices than BPS

 

.....just saying 

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I have been using Bandits since they came out, still my #1 crankbait. I wait until they are on sale and buy a bunch of them. I will use them at some point.

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I won't bad mouth Johnny Morris.   Johnny Morris loves me.   He loves me so much he sends me a new catalog every few weeks, just so I can stay informed about what kind of gear is available.    His catalogs are an important part of my daily hygiene rituals, they occupy a prominent portion of my literature rack.  I like to go to his churches - I mean stores.

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1 hour ago, Fishes in trees said:

I won't bad mouth Johnny Morris.   Johnny Morris loves me.   He loves me so much he sends me a new catalog every few weeks, just so I can stay informed about what kind of gear is available.    His catalogs are an important part of my daily hygiene rituals, they occupy a prominent portion of my literature rack.  I like to go to his churches - I mean stores.

Where would we be if didn't read about the latest developments in hollow body frogs every morning?

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2 hours ago, Fishes in trees said:

I won't bad mouth Johnny Morris.   Johnny Morris loves me.   He loves me so much he sends me a new catalog every few weeks, just so I can stay informed about what kind of gear is available.    His catalogs are an important part of my daily hygiene rituals, they occupy a prominent portion of my literature rack.  I like to go to his churches - I mean stores.

 

Amen Brother!

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Don't get me started on hollow bodies............my daughter takes the hooks out and uses them as decoration

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2 hours ago, Leftymuk said:

Don't get me started on hollow bodies............my daughter takes the hooks out and uses them as decoration

But...the hooks don't appear to be very decorative??:Idontknow::lol:

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3 hours ago, Leftymuk said:

Don't get me started on hollow bodies............my daughter takes the hooks out and uses them as decoration

I guess they would make cool Christmas tree ornaments?

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I recently went to the Springfield Flagship store with some non fishing people.  They loved it.  I HATED it.  They went on and on about how that must have been great for me and all.  It wasn't.  It is the cable television of fishing.  5 million things and not a thing I wanted or needed.

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3 hours ago, Jaderose said:

I recently went to the Springfield Flagship store with some non fishing people.  They loved it.  I HATED it.  They went on and on about how that must have been great for me and all.  It wasn't.  It is the cable television of fishing.  5 million things and not a thing I wanted or needed.

I have the opposite problem, 5 million things and most of them I want. How to choose just a few???

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I agree about BPS being pretty high priced on most everything, but Cabelas isn't as bad. Their soft plastics are decent, and the bargain cave can have decent deals. Also my last trip I picked up some eco pro tungsten swing shads for $2.50, and some Rapala cranks and storm arashi squarebills for $3.

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I am not even sure what Bandits cost anymore? Between the number of baits I get back with a lure retriever and the ones I pick up for $1 each at the Flea Market I am set.

 

Allen

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