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Old June 11th, 2019, 09:46 PM #1
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(lack of) impact to Dicks

Hello all,

So my wife and I needed to buy stuff for softball recently and of course, she wanted to go to Dicks. I put my foot down and said I will not spend a single dime there, and explained to her how they discriminate against not only gun owners, but youths as well. While she did not agree with me and kinda argued against me(leans anti-gun for sure), she did agree not to shop there, but only because I said so, not because of the underlying issue.

Anyways, I had always felt that not shopping there would have an impact, that others like me would add up. But after that discussion, I looked up the stocks of Dicks, and I was shocked. It seems like they made their comments late Feb 2018, and I see no big drop since then, even a small rise as an overall trend. They have had much lower dips in their history that's for sure.

Is there another way to gauge a companies worth that may show a drop? Or are we such a small factor it doesn't even matter? Just sucks, I'm mostly just venting honestly, but would like to know I'm not alone in the fight, and hopefully are making a difference.
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Old June 11th, 2019, 10:05 PM #2
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You are definitely not alone. My wife has vowed never to set foot in one of their stores ever again. I left myself a little wiggle room. I might go in to use the bathroom, but I'm surely not going to buy anything.

As to making a difference...well, that may depend on how much of their TP I can waste
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Doesn’t shock me. This forum self-selects for politically tuned in gun owners. Wouldn’t surprise me if a lot of 2A friendly folks had no idea about Dicks. Wouldn’t sweat whether you’re making a difference; as long as you are spending your dollars with companies you like, I think that’s enough to sleep well at night.
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I used to buy ammo fishing and camping gear there, probably 4 or 5 hundred a year - haven't been in since
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I will never shop there again.
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Some of their financials don't look too good without going into much depth.
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Some of their financials don't look too good without going into much depth.
They look fine for the retail sector. And their stock looks fine too.

It is a mistake for us to be thinking there is any way to gauge an effect by gun owners who care about the fact that Dicks is lobbying for more gun control and are not shopping there.

there is simply too much else going on, on the positive side the fact that they have clobbered the big box sports sector and are last man standing; and on the negative side, the fact that they are getting hammered by Amazon on many items.

Those are all profoundly bigger impacts than some of us boycotting or on the other side "goodwill" from the gun grabbers.
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OP, dump her.

Dick's can eat a bag of themselves.
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You are definitely not alone. My wife has vowed never to set foot in one of their stores ever again. I left myself a little wiggle room. I might go in to use the bathroom, but I'm surely not going to buy anything.

As to making a difference...well, that may depend on how much of their TP I can waste
As long as it's for a nice steaming dump, I'm in too!

While I and many others won't actually shop there, I think they've increased advertising on 'sports' equipment to help cover their losses. We just have to do what we can to support the right companies, and try to get others to do the same.
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