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Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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I was hoping for the destination size store not the outfitter model in the Erie area. Wheeling is still just too fair for me to venture off to on a whim. I do and have purchased big money idem's from them and other online retailers; hard to pay full price at the local shops when you can get better deals online or out of state.
I feel if you have a shop it better have an online presents or your not going to drive year over year increase sales.

Posted on: 2013/3/28 20:39


Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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I think we show a sad diservice to all the mom n pop shops , that tirelessly over the years created and fine tuned this sport we love into what it is today , these people had passion for the sport. Cabelas is just another faceless , formless corporation . their passion is cash profits and the bottom line.

Posted on: 2013/3/29 4:32


Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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Have to agree with RLee on this one.

When Cabelas and Bass Pro began putting retail stores all over the country a decade or so ago, I thought then that they would exhaust the market. How many rods, reels guns, waders, etc, can they really sell on a steady basis?

With the stores relatively close together, there are only so many people to reach, and even fewer that have the means to contunually shop there.

They will eventually contract, and many jobs will be lost.

Also agree to support the local shops and Poor Richards really packs in a lot of gear in a small amount of space. Cabelas could never compete with them for steelhead gear.

Posted on: 2013/3/29 6:29


Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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I think we show a sad diservice to all the mom n pop shops , that tirelessly over the years created and fine tuned this sport we love into what it is today , these people had passion for the sport. Cabelas is just another faceless , formless corporation . their passion is cash profits and the bottom line.


Cabelas's was a mom and pop store at one time!!!!!!!


Cabela's stores have a place. They are better than Dick's or Dunham's but don't compare to a good local fly shop, archery shop, gun store etc.

And if your local fly shop got it's butt kicked when a cabela's opened up nearby, it wasn't a good shop to begin with. Cabela's "fly shop" is not much to write home about. At least not in the Wheeling store.

Posted on: 2013/3/29 6:51


Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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Wheeling store is good. Michigan, good. Charleston WV and Columbus OH, bad. Both the Charleston and Columbus stores have 80% of the SKU's of the destination stores. According to an employee, there are 3 sizes of Cabela store (destination, medium, small?)

My experience; local fly shops have more square feet dedicated to fly stuff, fairly priced, don't carry low end goods.

Posted on: 2013/3/29 17:01


Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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Some of the owners of Cabelas:

London Companyof Virginia, (The)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)

McCarthy Capital Corporation

Fisher Investments, Inc.

FMR LLC

Disciplined Growth Investors, Inc.

BlackRock Fund Advisors

State Street Corporation

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company

Posted on: 2013/3/29 17:51


Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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I think we show a sad diservice to all the mom n pop shops , that tirelessly over the years created and fine tuned this sport we love into what it is today , these people had passion for the sport. Cabelas is just another faceless , formless corporation . their passion is cash profits and the bottom line.


Every mom n pop shop has started because they wanted to make cash & profits.

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Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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Some of the owners of Cabelas:

London Companyof Virginia, (The)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)

McCarthy Capital Corporation

Fisher Investments, Inc.

FMR LLC

Disciplined Growth Investors, Inc.

BlackRock Fund Advisors

State Street Corporation

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company


Think about those companies and you will realize who the real owners are.

Posted on: 2013/3/29 18:22


Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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It may just be a rumor, much like the long rumored Bass Pro Shop at the Meadows Racetrack in Washington,Pa. Until earth is moved and a building goes up with their (Cabelas) name on it, don't believe anything.

Posted on: 2013/3/29 18:27


Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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Some of the owners of Cabelas:

London Companyof Virginia, (The)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)

McCarthy Capital Corporation

Fisher Investments, Inc.

FMR LLC

Disciplined Growth Investors, Inc.

BlackRock Fund Advisors

State Street Corporation

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company


Think about those companies and you will realize who the real owners are.



who? you & me? what your 401k plan?

Posted on: 2013/3/29 18:40
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Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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Exactly. The better Cabela's does, the sooner I can retire and fish more!! Capitalism is a beautiful thing!

Posted on: 2013/3/29 18:46


Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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That's funny there 's a rumor that a cabelas is coming to Statecollege behind cracker barrel. Wonder which one is correct?

Posted on: 2013/3/29 19:35
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Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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The original Cabelas store was and still is in Sidney, Nebraska! I don't know when they got their start but I have personally been doing business with them through mail order since the mid 70's. I visited the store in Sidney back in 1999. They, Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mountain I believe pioneered the mail order outdoor sports industry. Cabelas bought out Gander Mountains mail order business back in the 80's if I'm not mistaken and that's why you don't get a Gander Mountain catalog in the mail anymore.

At 53 I have seen the "big box" stores move in to many medium to small towns and heard the cry that they would drive the small "Mom and Pop" stores out of business and have not seen the evidence. As was said earlier the ones that did succumb were not competing well with the other local stores and were doomed anyway.

I own several Cabelas fly rods and they serve me well 3 were bought on sale and cost me 50 dollars or less and I would not own them except for the clearance price. I don't know what it's like to own a fishing rod let a lone a fly rod that cost over 200 dollars.

Back when I was single, had lots of disposable income and was tournament bass fishing I did the bulk of my equipment shopping at a small tackle store in the village of Woodcock ( it don't get any smaller look it up ) called Elly's Bait and Tackle. But she didn't carry everything I needed sure she would special order anything I wanted but there was always something she could not get! So once a year I would place an order with Cabelas and Bass Pro (even they could not carry everything I needed or wanted). Her shop went out of business when she retired and her son TRIED to run the business. Nuf said!

I started this thread and my intentions were just to inform everyone of the "impending invasion" not start a debate over not so evil corporations ( witch by the way almost all started as a mom and pop at one point ) and the small local business.

Oh by the way another fine local fishing establishment that you should consider doing business with is Fish USA mostly an online entity but they do have a brick and mortar store in Erie. I stop in there often when I am in the area. They are a fine example of American free enterprise and ingenuity and in my opinion compete in some areas with Bass Pro and Cabelas!

And he steps down off the soap box! =:~)

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Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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Oh by the way another fine local fishing establishment that you should consider doing business with is Fish USA mostly an online entity but they do have a brick and mortar store in Erie. I stop in there often when I am in the area. They are a fine example of American free enterprise and ingenuity and in my opinion compete in some areas with Bass Pro and Cabelas!



that's interesting. i've bought bulk amounts of hooks for fly tying off them for years. now i feel less guilty for doing so...

Posted on: 2013/3/30 16:17


Re: Cabelas coming to Erie!

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It must be nice to live in an area with a decent economy. Around here its big news when the Dollar General moves across town. Thank goodness for online shopping.

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