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DRH
06-14-2005, 6:35 PM
xyz

Inoxmark
06-14-2005, 6:45 PM
Maybe they will open a store or two in the Bay Area already. One can hope.

gimmejr
06-14-2005, 6:59 PM
A little competition is good for....us.

toolman9000
06-14-2005, 7:07 PM
GREAT NEWS!!!!

http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I can't wait for the changes!

maxicon
06-15-2005, 9:06 AM
Yep, I'd love to see one in San Jose or thereabouts.

jnojr
06-15-2005, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by DRH:
Thank god the new owner is a hunter and shooter. It looks like now this chain will be safe from closing or restructing for sometime into the distant future.
http://www.turners.com/turners/news_aquisition.php

Anyone have an address for this Tom Small? I'd like to encourage him to hand out NRA, CRPA, etc. membership forms with every gun they sell. They should train their people to ask if their customers are active, vote, etc. How many Turners customers are already doing what they can, vs. how many are first-time buyers, etc? I'd bet if they started at least encouraging people to get involved, we could see a positive effect.

pogo
06-15-2005, 10:26 AM
I just heard this news last night at my local store, I've always been happy with Turners and am hoping the great sale prices I've gotten over the years will continue. Supposedly shops will be upgraded to compete with the Bass Pro shops that will be coming into California.

Rumpled
06-15-2005, 11:45 PM
There was a big stink in WON (Western Outdoor News) a few weeks ago. Seems that Turner's pulled their ads from WON because Bass Pro Shops started advertising their Vegas store.
Turner's was probably the biggest single advertiser in WON.
Turner's claimed "change in strategy", WON claimed "ultimatum - them or us".
Funny that WON had a big, glowing article on the acquisition today.
Does this mean that Turner's new owner realizes the mistake, or that WON won?
Since the acquisition has supposedly been in the works for awhile, it doesn't seem likely that the new owner would have been blind to the debate.

Future ads will tell the tale.

Sheldon
06-16-2005, 8:56 AM
Yeah, my first thought on the news of the sale was WON (Western Outdoor News)!! I subscribe so I would like to see them back in there again...even though I'm online enough to see it there as well.

Krusher
06-21-2005, 10:59 PM
From website.

"And then Turner's Outdoorsman will just get bigger and better."

This sounds like prices will go up..

We're going to add even more value to our customers, and thank them for their loyalty."

but then they state this..
I HONESTLY hope they stay the same and or lower price wise on what they can..

I would hope the put the stack on safes
not the super expencive ones, but the locker style ones on sale http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I want one, but cash is tight..
or any safe lol..

ALso i hope they dont make tons of changes and hope they also are willing to listen to customers input.,ideas etc...

sudden change wihtout customer input often can kill a business



Originally posted by DRH:
Thank god the new owner is a hunter and shooter. It looks like now this chain will be safe from closing or restructing for sometime into the distant future.
http://www.turners.com/turners/news_aquisition.php