Bass Pro Buying Cabelas?

11/6/15 @ 8:05 AM
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10/20/16 @ 5:59 AM
Fishlovme
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MEMBER since 6/22/01
The one thing I don't like about the big stores like Cabelas, Bass Pro, Gander Mountain, and Sportsman's Warehouse is they drive the little guys out of business.  Back when I lived in Green Bay we had, in my opinion, one of the best bait and tackle shops I've ever been to.  He had fishing reports, held seminars, kept good bait at reasonable prices and as far as tackle goes, he had everything I ever needed, and if he didn't have it, he could get it for me.  Now most of this was before online ordering, but still, I never had to go anywhere else.  Then came Gander Mountain.  Bad timing because this bait shop had just built a brand new, beautiful store that was probably 4 times the size of the old store, and had classrooms for seminars.  Next came sportsman's warehouse and then the bait shop just couldn't keep up anymore and had to go out of business.  I now live in the Madison area and the local bait shop in the town I live in couldn't keep up with the bigger stores either and went out of business within 3 years of opening.  Luckily I can still go to the north side of Madison and go to a bait and tackle shop that reminds me a lot of the one I grew up in Green Bay going to.  He even has fishing reports, just like the one in Green Bay had!  Some days I wish the big box stores didn't exist.  I don't need nine tenths of the stuff they sell and their prices aren't usually any better than the local bait and tackle shops because in many cases the manufacturer sets the prices they must sell these items at.  That's why you don't see much sale prices on electronics, augers, and stuff like that.

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10/19/16 @ 9:25 AM
madcelt
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Sportsmans Warehouse was by far the best.  I went to the New Berlin store on their opening day and talked with one of their fishing reps.  He admitted that they were new to the region and were interested in stocking baits that we use around here.  He was especially interested in musky and great lakes baits.  I suggested bulldawgs, suicks, Bucher baits and cracked ice spoons for salmon.  He took notes on the baits and asked about colors and sizes.  A few weeks later those baits were stocked.  The same fishing rep was there again and he not only remembered me but thanked me for the info.  That was unbelievable to me after dealing with a lifetime of blank stares from the Gander Mountain employees. 

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10/9/16 @ 4:19 PM
ironwall
ironwall
USER since 5/30/02

i agree Sportsmans was the bomb.   The Depere Location was awesome.  To bad you have to go west of the mississippi river to find them.    Still can order online on there website.


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10/8/16 @ 12:24 PM
goons den
goons den
USER since 12/30/04

Agreed on Sportsmen's Warehouse.  Good stuff at a reasonable price.  Bought quite a few items there.  Too bad they couldn't make a go of it here in Wisconsin.  I guess buying brand name is what most people prefer....

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10/6/16 @ 7:08 PM
mingus
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USER since 8/9/02

I have shopped extensively both at Bass Pro in Gurnee, Illinois and Cabelas in Germantown.  I think that the Cabelas branded merchandise is superior to Bass Pro especially their clothing line.  Cabelas also seems to have more sales on fishing equipment and clothes.  I have also found Cabela’s staff to be friendlier and much more willing to help than the people at Bass Pro.  I wonder if the store will keep the Cabelas name and brand line or will it be turned into another Bass Pro.

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10/4/16 @ 6:09 PM
FISHEAD
FISHEAD
USER since 7/2/01

Thanks , that's better than I expected'


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10/3/16 @ 8:19 PM
newoodhntr
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MEMBER since 12/11/01

Cabela's posted on there Facebook page your points are going too remand the same. Cabela’s is excited to announce an agreement under which Cabela’s will combine with Bass Pro Shops. This transaction will create the truly premier retailer in outdoor sporting goods. Combining our two companies will enhance our ability to serve outdoor enthusiasts with complementary product offerings and an expanded geographic footprint. We are excited about the benefits and opportunities this transaction will provide for our customers and Outfitters. 


We’re also pleased to announce that Cabela’s will enter into a multi-year partnership agreement with Capital One, under which Capital One will exclusively service the Cabela’s CLUB Visa card. All Cabela’s CLUB points will be unaffected and customers can continue to use their credit cards as they always have. 


To read the announcement click here: http://bit.ly/2dqyQPN


Additional Information Regarding the Transaction and Where to Find It

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of Cabela’s Incorporated (the “Company”) or the solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication is being made in respect of the proposed merger transaction involving the Company, Bass Pro Group, LLC (“Bass Pro Group”) and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bass Pro Group. The proposed merger of the Company will be submitted to the stockholders of the Company for their consideration. In connection therewith, the Company intends to file relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including a definitive proxy statement. However, such documents are not currently available. The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to the stockholders of the Company. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR ANY INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the definitive proxy statement, any amendments or supplements thereto and other documents containing important information about the Company, once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by the Company will be available free of charge on the Company’s website at www.cabelas.com under the heading “SEC Filings” in the “Investor Relations” portion of the Company’s website. Stockholders of the Company may also obtain a free copy of the definitive proxy statement and any filings with the SEC that are incorporated by reference in the definitive proxy statement by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations Department at (308) 255-7428. 


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10/3/16 @ 5:36 PM
FISHEAD
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USER since 7/2/01

I've got a few hundred in Cabelas club cards and points on my Cabelas visa. I guess I better go on a buying spree.


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10/3/16 @ 7:06 AM
MuskyManiac5
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Cabela's sold to Bass Pro shops this morning for 5.5 Billion dollars.  Credit cards sold to Capital One.

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9/5/16 @ 5:52 AM
Timmothy A
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USER since 5/17/09

I think the inventory is Richfield is down.  We found a Cabelas in Maine, that was pretty fun looking at salt water equipment and thinking about how to apply some of that gear to freshwater.  

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