Cabelas Bargain Cave is going away

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  1. mdwest

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    It looks like Bass Pro is killing the Bargain Cave at all of the Cabelas stores.

    A clerk at the Allen Tx store just told me they’ve got 2-3 weeks left and it’s gone.

    Everything in the cave that is already discounted is getting an additional 25% off...

    The cave in Allen is already looking a little picked over, but there are some really good deals still to be had...

    For example there is a brand new Mantis 3 ground blind... normally $299... that is up for grabs for $170 right now...

    The clerk thinks the discounts will increase a bit more each week until the final closure happens sometime later this month..
     
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    My friend said when he worked at Cabelas people would use a product over the week and return it the next week, how convenient. Still, I bought a lot of stuff out of the bargain cave :cry::cry::cry:.
     

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    Yep, our local bargain cave is already gone. It’s unfortunate as I bought a lot of my gear there at a discount. What will they do with returned merchandise now?
     

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    If anyone sees the Cabelas trail shorts with the 5 inch inseam and 30 inch waist for just a few dollars, please pick them up, I'm very happy to pay for them to be shipped to the UK.
    Love these shorts and wear them all the time.
     

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    I am sure they will have 10,000 sq feet of logo'd hoodies, and keep a corner or two for hunting items!
     
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    Still not happy Bass Pro bought Cabelas. Got one of each in Oklahoma City and BassPro sucks.
     

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    Sad news but maybe I need to head out to the store !
     

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    You may want to get online quickly and order a few pair. I like them too and was told by a Cabela's employee to buy them now as Bass Pro won't be buying any more.
     
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    I went to the store in Ackworth, GA last year after our hurricane Evacuation and spent WAY TOO much but got such great deals!! I was looking for a Leupold 4.5 X 14; they had new ones in the scope section, of course, and opened boxes (never mounted) in the Bargain Cave for $150 less!!!
     

  11. mdwest

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    I was on the west side of the metroplex yesterday, so I stopped in and checked out the big Cabelas in Ft. Worth..

    They have already closed the bargain cave and have replaced it with a room dedicated to 5.11 clothing and gear.

    They did have all of their turkey hunting stuff on clearance though (most of it marked down 25-50%).. and then were providing an additional 35% discount on top of that.. so I did pick up a bunch of turkey stuff for ridiculously cheap prices..

    I got two box calls that normally retail for $44.95 for $7.10 each... and 3 very nice Avian brand decoys that would have retailed for about $150 for about $85...

    If your live in the DFW area and are into turkeys.. now is a very good time to stop by the Ft. Worth Cabelas grab some stuff...

    They also had a bunch of turkey chokes, reed calls, pot calls, and a couple of different brands of decoys other than the avians that I picked up already marked down to clearance prices, with an additional 35% off..
     

  12. JimP

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    I have never found anything in their bargain cave that I wanted to buy, but then being 6'5 and 240 lbs might be a problem. Most of the items that I saw in ours here in Colorado just didn't look like quality merchandise or was just items that didn't sell and they were trying to get rid of. Not to mentioned the boots and shoes that were worn and then returned which I would of never bought anyway.
     
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    I have a question. How much has internet retail affected hunting stores?
     

  14. mdwest

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    I would guess by a substantial amount.

    I know I make a lot of online hunting purchases...
     
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    Just remember Cabela's started out as a paper catalog sales and then moved to the internet.

    I'm not sure if Bass Pro had a store or not but I have got their paper catalogs a long time before I even knew that they had a store and they went to the internet.

    And then there are us that don't have either very close by that still have to depend on the paper catalog and internet sales to get our equipment.
     

  16. Hank2211

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    I think it depends. I don't get to Cabelas often, but I buy from their online site with some regularity. So they don't lose out on all online purchases.

    Many online only merchants are not beginning to open bricks-and-mortar stores . . .
     

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    I am close enough to Sidney NE that I would always go there once a year to do my shopping.
    I have their CC and refer to the store there as Mecca:).
    Since Cabelas was the number one employer there I have heard most of the homes in the town are for sale since Bass Pro bought them out:(
    For them more than a bargain cave problem.
     
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  18. mdwest

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    I’ve got a Cabellas less than a 10 minute drive from my house... and I still buy from their online site fairly regularly...

    I find a lot of stuff online that my store doesn’t keep in stock..

    I also shopped from brownells, midway, bass pro, cabelas, and a host of other places in the pre-internet days... getting their catalogs in the mail was almost as exciting as actually receiving an order from one of them...

    I suddenly feel very old....

    Sigh...

    :)
     
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    I’m going to date myself but I shopped at Cabela’s Sydney store when it was in a wooden building downtown. We we there for the Sydney superstore grand opening. Cabela’s has always been a quality operation and it is being destroyed by Bass Pro. Have you been in one of their gun rooms lately? The quality firearms are almost non-existent.

    We should have known when they let go the Cabelas marketing group that the end was near.
     
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    You also have to wonder about Cabela's business sense. They opened two large stores in the Denver area within 30 miles of each other on I-25. There was already a BassPro store in the old Stapleton. I could understand one store but not two.
     
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