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  • F5guy

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    Mar 27, 2013
    395
    Annapolis
    So there’s been a Dick’s Sporting Goods less than a mile from my house for the last few years and I have never darkened their door. I have a relative visiting from out of town who wanted to go in so I agreed today and the first thing I see is this. When the manager asked me if he could help me I asked where the gun department was.
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    Baldheaded

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    Jan 18, 2021
    374
    A.A. Co.
    I don't see anything wrong with retailers having police/security at their stores. Kind of a sign of the times. Should keep the thieves and smash and grabbers from entering or at least give them something to think about before they decide to break the law. I just feel bad for the security when they try and stop someone. They will become the target of the woke politicians. Aside from that I don't shop at Dick's. Their prices suck!
     

    F5guy

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    Mar 27, 2013
    395
    Annapolis
    I don't see anything wrong with retailers having police/security at their stores. Kind of a sign of the times. Should keep the thieves and smash and grabbers from entering or at least give them something to think about before they decide to break the law. I just feel bad for the security when they try and stop someone. They will become the target of the woke politicians. Aside from that I don't shop at Dick's. Their prices suck!

    I think you missed the point


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    MaxVO2

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    Especially when baseball gloves cost $200 and bats 2-$300
    Sad state of affairs. Dick's will end up like the Sports Authority.

    *****Unlikely Dicks will share the same fate as Sports Authority, but of course anything is possible. The broader retail sector has done poorly recently due to market forces, inflation, and supply chain issues. That being said, Dicks is in a very good position overall financially with low debt, and a very impressive earning per share value considering Covid has been with us 2 years now. They have a remarkably good dividend for a retail stock that has been hit hard by Covid, and they are a favorite of many private and public institutional investors.

    I have quite a bit of the stock, and even though I am not in agreement with their policies on firearm sales - at least in my area - they have NO shortage of customers and they make absolute bank at my local location in MoCo (Rio Shopping Center). I've been to other stores and they generally have clean stores, well organized merchandise, and a wide variety of clothing, shoes, sporting equipment, etc... They definitely cater to an upscale crowd - at least in my area. Sports Authority was a very different business model and they tended to not be able to manage debt, nor get the better known brands, nor really attract the upscale crowd with disposable income to afford the $200 baseball gloves and $200-$300 bats.

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    [Kev308]

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    MDS Supporter
    Jan 23, 2020
    1,995
    Maryland
    *****Unlikely Dicks will share the same fate as Sports Authority, but of course anything is possible. The broader retail sector has done poorly recently due to market forces, inflation, and supply chain issues. That being said, Dicks is in a very good position overall financially with low debt, and a very impressive earning per share value considering Covid has been with us 2 years now. They have a remarkably good dividend for a retail stock that has been hit hard by Covid, and they are a favorite of many private and public institutional investors.

    I have quite a bit of the stock, and even though I am not in agreement with their policies on firearm sales - at least in my area - they have NO shortage of customers and they make absolute bank at my local location in MoCo (Rio Shopping Center). I've been to other stores and they generally have clean stores, well organized merchandise, and a wide variety of clothing, shoes, sporting equipment, etc... They definitely cater to an upscale crowd - at least in my area. Sports Authority was a very different business model and they tended to not be able to manage debt, nor get the better known brands, nor really attract the upscale crowd with disposable income to afford the $200 baseball gloves and $200-$300 bats.

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    Ahhhh there's the problem, I have a short on Dick's (not a short dick) so I'm hoping they fail.
    :lol2:


    Sports Authority looked like you might spook a rat if you entered an aisle too quickly. I'm just bitching about prices.
     

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