Really. I just found Dicks a little over a month ago. I drove by dozens of times before that not knowing they had hunting & fishing stuff. Probably because the logo has only a basketball, soccerball & baseball I didn't think they had hunting stuff.Registered User
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Good luck at that place guys.Dick's is going downhill fast and get worse by the day!
I had the bad experience of managing the hunting/fishing dept at one several years ago.I thought it was pretty good. Why do you say it is going downhill?
As I said I just started going to Dicks on rt 10 in Hanover so I cannot comment on what it was like 2 years ago. The sales people in the gun/hunting department I have delt with seem knowledgable. I know the department manger from when he owned Buck 'N Bass. He is a very knowledgable guy although not the most personable. It seems to me they have a decent inventory also.Registered User
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I thought it was pretty good. Why do you say it is going downhill?
I had the bad experience of managing the hunting/fishing dept at one several years ago.
Too much sneaker store mentality corporate BS was like having my hands tied behind my back fighting a losing battle.
Not enough help,lack of qualified help,total mismanagement,lack of product,merchandise line shrinking,less quality products and more and more JUNK.But as long as paintball guns are instock and selling,who cares about the lack of real ones???
Our store manager was quoted as saying,"product knowledge means nothing".Maybee so, if certain products bascially sell themslves.Or,any idiot can sell sneakers.But when you are behing the gun counter or working on archer equip,you better know your stuff.We had guys that didn't even hunt,own a bow or a gun,in the hunting dept.What kind of credibility is that?
I've been to enough Dick's stores to formulate my opinions.One store,the kid behind the counter didn't know what an 870 was when I asked to see it.
Of course,there are exceptions,and I'm sure there are some decent knowledgeable staff around but that I'm sure is the exception rather than the rule!
Danny worked there when it was Accurate Archery and was a decent compound mechanic as Bobby Duncan was a good traditional mechanic, but it shows just how far that goes in the business world. Lack of management skills(and available capital)put most small business' under within their first five years. That shop should be a gold mine where it's located, but it's kept going under since 97.