Gander Mountain loses $4.9 million in second quarter

St. Paul-based outdoors retailer Gander Mountain posted a $4.9 million second-quarter loss, citing continuing economic pressure on consumer purchases. Full Story
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David

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Aug 27, 2008
lets hope they close out a few stores so we can all go get nice stuff for dirt cheap!!!(like in the case of the maplewood, mn location) Gander mountain is overpriced. not only do they sell an inferior product, they are more expensive than Cabelas at times! if i am going to spend that kind of money i would rather have the atmosphere of cabelas and the good customer service(which is terrible at gander). i would love to buy from their store, they are just too damn expensive, even some of the more well off people i know dont shop there because of the price so it isn't the ecomomy one bit!

also gander mountain is the self proclaimed #1 seller in firearms in the nation. maybe their loss of sales have to do with the fact that their guns are all ugly euro trash looking, and are priced to the moon. Gander mountain isnt doing Americas gun owners any favors by selling these pieces of junk for twice as much as they should be. they are tricking the next generation of gun owners to settle for a plastic piece of junk because it is all they can afford! the guns they sell are about on par with walmarts! buy a quality firearm, it will be worth every penny more than gander euro trash.

i dont feel sorry for them one bit! i hope they go out of business and a compitent sporting goods store takes their place?

“~A Woman's Worth~”

Since: Jun 08

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Aug 27, 2008
David wrote:
lets hope they close out a few stores so we can all go get nice stuff for dirt cheap!!!(like in the case of the maplewood, mn location) Gander mountain is overpriced. not only do they sell an inferior product, they are more expensive than Cabelas at times! if i am going to spend that kind of money i would rather have the atmosphere of cabelas and the good customer service(which is terrible at gander). i would love to buy from their store, they are just too damn expensive, even some of the more well off people i know dont shop there because of the price so it isn't the ecomomy one bit!
also gander mountain is the self proclaimed #1 seller in firearms in the nation. maybe their loss of sales have to do with the fact that their guns are all ugly euro trash looking, and are priced to the moon. Gander mountain isnt doing Americas gun owners any favors by selling these pieces of junk for twice as much as they should be. they are tricking the next generation of gun owners to settle for a plastic piece of junk because it is all they can afford! the guns they sell are about on par with walmarts! buy a quality firearm, it will be worth every penny more than gander euro trash.
i dont feel sorry for them one bit! i hope they go out of business and a compitent sporting goods store takes their place?
i thought that one close down already..?
FkObama

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 27, 2008
I reciently checked some reloading components between Gander and Sportsmans Warehouse in Woodbury. Item I was looking for was 24.99 at gander and was 18.99 at Sportsmans Warehouse. Both the same identical product by the same mfgr. I really doubt that Sportsman's Warehouse gets a bigger break from the distributor thatn Gander does, I just think Gander tries to gouge the hunter and sportsman. Note too there are other products that I have noticed at Gander that are much more expensive than at Cabelas or Sportsman's Warehouse.
David P

Wilton, CT

#4 Aug 27, 2008
Don't worry. Things will change at GMTN over the next six months, or less.
BLT

Ashland, NE

#5 Aug 27, 2008
Gander store is closer to my house but I quit going there because I can never get any help. There are usually only a handful of employees in there and they are too busy doing stuff to help. I have to walk halfway across the store to find an employee only to be told "that's not my department".
Clint

Plymouth, MN

#6 Aug 27, 2008
If the Minnesota DNR was to report it's losses they would be loosing more than Gander.

DNR just increases taxes.
Gander Mountain

Saint Michael, MN

#7 Oct 13, 2008
Gander Mountain in Duluth, MN makes 24% profit off of every firearm they sell, just to let you know. So if they sell a firearm for $500, they're making $120 profit. Plus they pay their employees $7.50 an hour.(Shit wages.) I was going to go in there once to get equipped for a trip mountain climbing to Colorado, and they had hiking poles for $200-300! I laughed, went to Wal Mart, and bought a pair of extendable Swiss hiking poles for less than $20 that looked almost identical.
David wrote:
lets hope they close out a few stores so we can all go get nice stuff for dirt cheap!!!(like in the case of the maplewood, mn location) Gander mountain is overpriced. not only do they sell an inferior product, they are more expensive than Cabelas at times! if i am going to spend that kind of money i would rather have the atmosphere of cabelas and the good customer service(which is terrible at gander). i would love to buy from their store, they are just too damn expensive, even some of the more well off people i know dont shop there because of the price so it isn't the ecomomy one bit!
also gander mountain is the self proclaimed #1 seller in firearms in the nation. maybe their loss of sales have to do with the fact that their guns are all ugly euro trash looking, and are priced to the moon. Gander mountain isnt doing Americas gun owners any favors by selling these pieces of junk for twice as much as they should be. they are tricking the next generation of gun owners to settle for a plastic piece of junk because it is all they can afford! the guns they sell are about on par with walmarts! buy a quality firearm, it will be worth every penny more than gander euro trash.
i dont feel sorry for them one bit! i hope they go out of business and a compitent sporting goods store takes their place?
Gander Mountain

Saint Michael, MN

#8 Oct 13, 2008
Correction on my last post; I meant the Gander Mountain in Hermantown, Minnesota makes a 24% profit on all the firearms that they sell.
Robert

Chengdu, China

#9 Oct 13, 2008
How in the world can Gander Mountain be losing money on clothes made in China with the wage paid at around 20 to 30 cents an hour?

I know this.
Bill

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Oct 13, 2008
I felt uncomfortable using the gift certificate I got for Christmas because the prices are so high.

“"Local Man Right! Again"...”

Since: Sep 08

St. Paul

#11 Oct 13, 2008
I heard Tom Petters was working at Gander as a white collar criminal. I mean stockboy...
Nickster

Monticello, AR

#12 Oct 30, 2008
Order rifles through Waly-World for around 10% mark-up.
JAdams

AOL

#13 Oct 30, 2008
Ask Obama for a bail out.
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Oct 30, 2008
I think cabellas is the overpriced one on guns--by an insulting about. Gander can go either way, so check around. None of the wall-mart sized sporting goods stores have enough helpful staff in the gun department. Then there is that 30 minute questionaire/atf process the liberals have given us that takes up their time.
hunter junkie

Duluth, MN

#15 Nov 15, 2008
been checking around on beretta extreama 2 and looked at sportsman and gander and between sportsman and gander and cabelas , cabelas was 100-200 less than either of the other on the guns and cabelas has a ton of people to answer questions
nobama

Plainfield, IL

#16 Dec 7, 2008
There is a gander and a basspro in my area a cabelas is 2 hrs away and the basspro is 45mins away while gander is 10mins away. For me its actually cheaper to shop gander because I don't have to spend a lot of money on gas to get out to basspro. My buddy hates gander so i went with him to basspro a few times and the people there were very unhelpful and treated me like crap. Basspro has all the guns behind the counters and they are total dicks about air rifles (where any air rifle over 750fps and .22cal is deemed a firearm and you need a FOID which i have) i was holding an air rifle that shot 525fps .177cal and the guy came over and pulled the gun out of my hands and walked away before I could pull out my FOID. (I'll admit it i look like i am 13 but i am 16) Ganders Archery range is also a lot bigger and cheaper to get in. At gander its 3bucks to get in and they'll let you in for free if you come to get an adjustment on your bow and the adjustment is free. In my area gander is the better choice there aren't as many dicks that work there. And yes i do hope that gander would get a bit cheaper because when i order over 100bucks online i can get a better deal at basspro cause of the free shipping and the item costs less. Gander ain't to bad for a local hunting shop though.
ronjon48195

Rockwood, MI

#17 Dec 7, 2008
I totally agree with Gander Mountain in Taylor MI that their staff are useless and probably cause they are underpaid. Also, their price difference from Cabells (50 miles west) is huge. Ganders pistols are at least 50-100 dollars more for the same gun. It's worth the extra drive to Cabellas especially with gas much cheaper today.
I H8 Brad

Stillwater, MN

#18 Dec 7, 2008
BLT wrote:
Gander store is closer to my house but I quit going there because I can never get any help. There are usually only a handful of employees in there and they are too busy doing stuff to help. I have to walk halfway across the store to find an employee only to be told "that's not my department".
Exactly! How can they lose money when they don't have anyone working in the stores??? No one is ever around - just like at Lowes....
ronjn48195

Rockwood, MI

#20 Dec 12, 2008
Gander does NOT price match Cabelas. They don't consider them a competitor. I agree about traveling across state but when less than an hour, it's a no brainer. Are you saying every shopper is a "dickhead", I've never heard anything good about their gun staff. I asked a sales guy if he could show me how to take apart a Whalter P99 and he didn't know how. Once I held it, it took me 10 seconds to figure out. When you talk about thier competition stores, I'm sure they will price match. But, for a 1st time buyer, you're not going to know shit about what you just bought. Don't kill yourself.
dan

Goshen, NY

#21 Dec 18, 2008
has anyone heard of or had a scope along with the base attached fly off the rifle? after just 3 shots were fired? gun was a .308 180 gr factory ammo..all 4 base screws came out..
E-mail me at danzillo4@aol.com if you heard of this event..
thanks
danB

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