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MIdway Starts selling fishing gear - mixed feelings

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Saw an ad earlier that Midway is starting selling fishing gear. While that sounds good, it hints at them hedging their bets against being only a gun supplier. Nothing wicked in that, but might foreshadow much larger things happening. 

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I’m sure Amazon is kicking their azz. They had ridiculous shipping rates for so long; prime members don’t have to play that game. I doubt it’s anything more than them needing added income.

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46 minutes ago, DaveTN said:

I’m sure Amazon is kicking their azz. They had ridiculous shipping rates for so long; prime members don’t have to play that game. I doubt it’s anything more than them needing added income.

I would not read a lot into it. If they were going to make this kind of move they should have done it 20 years ago but better late than never I guess. They are probably just trying to attract more sportsmen to their business....JMHO

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It makes sense as a business move in theory, just not sure how much it'll move the needle on sales.  I'm guessing there is no small percentage of people being into both guns and fishing.

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Diversification = survival during fluctuating markets.

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Was it Bud's that I saw selling motor cycles and ATVs? I know I've seen several companies expanding into different products lately.

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Ya think smilin’ Larry’s retirement plan now includes selling out to Bass Pro?

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3 minutes ago, gregintenn said:

Ya think smilin’ Larry’s retirement plan now includes selling out to Bass Pro?

Uncle Larry’s loaded.  How much more does he need?  

I do like Midway but their prices aren’t the greatest, cutting off C&R discounts, and the jacked up shipping charges kinda left me soured for a while.  It is what it is though.  If they have something I need I’ll order.

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2 minutes ago, Garufa said:

Uncle Larry’s loaded.  How much more does he need?  

I do like Midway but their prices aren’t the greatest, cutting off C&R discounts, and the jacked up shipping charges kinda left me soured for a while.  It is what it is though.  If they have something I need I’ll order.

I use to look on Midway but since Amazon is a thing now, unless it’s restricted from being sold on amazon, I’ll just get it there. Otherwise I’ll look somewhere more specialized, like a ammo site or reloading site, etc.

Im sure I’m not the only one who has shifted business to Amazon...

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Midway has sold knives, flashlights, tents, camping gear and all manner of what nots for many years. I'm kinda surprised it took 'em this long to get into fishing. 

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19 minutes ago, nightrunner said:

I use to look on Midway but since Amazon is a thing now, unless it’s restricted from being sold on amazon, I’ll just get it there. Otherwise I’ll look somewhere more specialized, like a ammo site or reloading site, etc.

Im sure I’m not the only one who has shifted business to Amazon...

I got into amazon for books actually. But have bought all manner of things from them...dog food, flashlights, more books, 2 laptops(dropped power lift chair on the first one), bookcases, shoes, and more books, 2 Kindles, a spotting scope I've never used, books, DVDs and Blu-rays, dresses for the wife(turned out quite good actually), holsters, a few magazines for Taurus pistols, Origami Folding shelving units--another good product btw, and more books.

Probably more, but can't come up with it.

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16 hours ago, hipower said:

Was it Bud's that I saw selling motor cycles

Did they look like this?

 

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1 hour ago, DaveTN said:

Did they look like this?

 

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Yes...that's the one!

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