Who else is excited for Dunham's Sports

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Since: Jul 12

Latrobe, PA

#1 Sep 8, 2012
Simple question, just curious to see what everyone thinks of the soon to be Dunham's Sports opening up in the RT30 Shoppes plaza. Personally I cant wait for it to open. 90$ Mosins, how can you not be excited?
Pixarfreak

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Sep 8, 2012
Having been to the one in Monroeville, I cannot even muster up the energy to be excited.
However, what isn't expensive anymore? Have you seen the price of gas?
LOK

Latrobe, PA

#3 Sep 8, 2012
I like the one in Monroeville. They have very inexpensive gear and I get a 15% discount on top of that due to some agreement our company made. Cant wait. They carry items not normally carried by the others. Picattinny rails and other accessories for the surplus market materials SKS/AK/Mosins they have most items hunters cant find at the big box stores.
Forbes

Latrobe, PA

#4 Sep 8, 2012
Ya can't wait
Local Yocal

Latrobe, PA

#5 Sep 8, 2012
Something different. We'll see if they can attract people away from Dicks and Gander and also compete with WalMart on general merchandise. Sales and cusomer loyalty programs are great candy to offer.

Shells are shells, golf balls are golf balls, bats are bats. If the same brands and selections offered, thier price will determine everything.
rosebuddy

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Sep 8, 2012
Won't patronize, taking out Shop N Save, put alot of people out of job's!...We don't need it!
Some Buddy

Latrobe, PA

#7 Sep 8, 2012
You think shelves stock themselves, cahiers arent needed, no managers required, customer assistance gone....the number working here will be few and imported from another planet?

If someone is hooked on groceries then they should apply accordingly, elsewhere. Otherwise this place is the same size as the business that just left and probably needs a supporting staff. Loyalty towards one business shouldn't = being idiot when talking general employment opportunity.

Your statement above should be properly phrased in saying YOU dont need it - well dont go.
rosebuddy

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Sep 8, 2012
Wow..Some Buddy, what a sore spot, you must be affiliated with Dunham's. Regardless, we don't need another "sporting goods" store since the populus in the area is mostly seniors who buys groceries not Golf balls!. Doubt it will last.
Heisman

Latrobe, PA

#9 Sep 8, 2012
Dunhams also offers a 10% AAA card discount
well

Youngwood, PA

#10 Sep 8, 2012
I can guarantee that Dunhams will out sell Walmart in sporting goods because they sell the higher end stuff. Compare the bats and glove in each of their baseball sections, you will see the quality of product is much better at Dunhams, I don't even think Walmart carries a real leather glove. Bats are not just bats, gloves are not just gloves, and golf balls are not all the same, you pay for what you get.

Since: Jan 11

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#11 Sep 8, 2012
It's ironic that while some people lament the death of retail in downtown Latrobe, others condemn the arrival of a sporting goods store to the immediate area while pointing out the alternatives 12 miles down the road.
Redneck

Latrobe, PA

#12 Sep 8, 2012
Jim Moz wrote:
It's ironic that while some people lament the death of retail in downtown Latrobe, others condemn the arrival of a sporting goods store to the immediate area while pointing out the alternatives 12 miles down the road.
As if the tried and true Army & Navy store doesn't exist.

Since: Jul 12

Latrobe, PA

#13 Sep 8, 2012

Since: Jan 11

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#14 Sep 8, 2012
Redneck wrote:
As if the tried and true Army & Navy store doesn't exist.
That's not really what I was referring to. I'm sure Army & Navy is good for a few things, but I imagine their selection for general sporting goods is poor.

What I meant was that it's easy to understand why there is virtually no retail in Latrobe. Nobody thinks twice these days about traveling 12 miles to shop at a sporting goods store.

And since the advent of indoor malls more than forty years ago, and mega-stores in the past twenty, we now have online ordering from the comfort of home. You can order virtually anything you like, have it delivered to your door in a day or two, and save money in the process.
Shark Tank

Latrobe, PA

#15 Sep 9, 2012
rosebuddy wrote:
Wow..Some Buddy, what a sore spot, you must be affiliated with Dunham's. Regardless, we don't need another "sporting goods" store since the populus in the area is mostly seniors who buys groceries not Golf balls!. Doubt it will last.
Yeah... Like we needed another CVS and the booting of the HiWay Drive in.

Personally... happier to see Dunham's and save myself the drive to Greensburg. Haven't been to CVS since it moved and booted Highway Drive In. GO RITE-AIDE!!!
SUE

Ellwood City, PA

#16 Sep 10, 2012
Was in the Dunhams in Johnstown. It was one of the junkiest stores I have ever been in. Actually reminded me of Ollies. How can anyone find anything in there?
Loal Yocal

Latrobe, PA

#17 Sep 10, 2012
well wrote:
I can guarantee that Dunhams will out sell Walmart in sporting goods because they sell the higher end stuff. Compare the bats and glove in each of their baseball sections, you will see the quality of product is much better at Dunhams, I don't even think Walmart carries a real leather glove. Bats are not just bats, gloves are not just gloves, and golf balls are not all the same, you pay for what you get.
If you read carefully I said same brands. In other words if can get a box of shells for $2 less at WalMart chances are I'll buy them there, and probably my licence, and other items as well.
If cheap golf balls are my liking I might buy a glove and umbrella while I'm there.

I agree there are differences with quality, higher end stuff, and a good selection. First impressions are critical.
lily

Upper Sandusky, OH

#18 Sep 11, 2012
The strategy of the big sporting goods stores is to carry middle of the road quality and middle of the road pricing in order to serve the widest customer base possible, which is fine since it is their store.

But I much prefer the "old school" kind of store like Greensburg Sporting Goods owned by the DeGennis (sp) brothers.
lily

Upper Sandusky, OH

#19 Sep 11, 2012
They had a lot less than dick's or dunhams, but the owner actually waited on and haggled over price.......try that at dicks. If they didn't have what you wanted, they would order it for you. Again, that ain't happening at dicks.
well

Youngwood, PA

#20 Sep 12, 2012
Loal Yocal wrote:
<quoted text>If you read carefully I said same brands. In other words if can get a box of shells for $2 less at WalMart chances are I'll buy them there, and probably my licence, and other items as well.
If cheap golf balls are my liking I might buy a glove and umbrella while I'm there.

I agree there are differences with quality, higher end stuff, and a good selection. First impressions are critical.
I will never buy a license at Walmart again, every time I go there they are having issues with their computers. The real reason, that I've been told by a past employee, is that they are to lazy and that the store doesn't make any money from them so they could care less if they sell them or not.

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