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LBDamned 10-19-2012 1:36 PM

Calguns Members Only Special???
 
2nd week in a row with no special...

Just as several of us were commending for getting back to the weekly specials, they stop doing it :confused:

pbsmind 10-19-2012 5:12 PM

I was wondering where this week's was also. I understand last week with the new store, but thought I'd see one this week.

DavidR310 10-19-2012 5:56 PM

Every time they miss posting up the calguns special, feels like I missed Christmas.

DiogiDoc 10-20-2012 5:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pbsmind (Post 9551469)
I was wondering where this week's was also. I understand last week with the new store, but thought I'd see one this week.

+ 1

RileyBean 10-20-2012 7:43 PM

I met the owner of all of them during the Oxnard opening and spoke with him for quite a while - very cool guy (he also owns the company that imports the Escort shotguns). All I see here is people b!tc#!ng about them (even a new thread today about how bad they are in Oxnard). If I was the owner, there is no way I'd put special discounts here - blame it on the complete tools that post here.

Joe Register 10-21-2012 9:26 AM

People have been *****ing about Turners for as long as I can remember. I still shop there, more so when there are specials. Yes, they screwed up my most recent order. I still shop there. I expect it as should anyone that reads this board. If you want a board where little criticism is allowed, go to the Ammo Bros board where there was a lengthy and accurate post that went into detail regarding the positives and (many) negatives of that operation. It was deleted. Other boards I visit allow zero criticism of any paying vendor. I don't think Turners is hurting for people saying what is already common knowledge. They know that when they run specials, more people come in the store. They might just have well said "those calgunners are so cheap, they never buy anything that isn't on sale!" I went in for the Ruger Days sale and bought a rifle that listed at $269 that was marked all the way down to $259. I think it cost me more in gas to drive there than that "sale" and I prefer the value of the calguns specials.

LBDamned 10-21-2012 9:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RileyBean (Post 9557830)
I met the owner of all of them during the Oxnard opening and spoke with him for quite a while - very cool guy (he also owns the company that imports the Escort shotguns). All I see here is people b!tc#!ng about them (even a new thread today about how bad they are in Oxnard). If I was the owner, there is no way I'd put special discounts here - blame it on the complete tools that post here.

WTF?

How did this thread turn into a b!tch fest?

I simply stated that the sales have been hit & miss lately. They used to have them weekly (when Bill was monitoring the forum) then they skipped a bunch of weeks...

Once they started the sales again, many of us were commenting positively, then they suddenly stopped for a couple weeks again.

Starting a thread questioning it doesn't indicate anyone is b!tching about them.

:rolleyes:

whofarted 10-21-2012 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LBDamned (Post 9560242)
WTF?

How did this thread turn into a b!tch fest?

I simply stated that the sales have been hit & miss lately. They used to have them weekly (when Bill was monitoring the forum) then they skipped a bunch of weeks...

Once they started the sales again, many of us were commenting positively, then they suddenly stopped for a couple weeks again.

Starting a thread questioning it doesn't indicate anyone is b!tching about them.

:rolleyes:


<-Hands LBDamned an "¡"... It looks much better in b¡tch fest than "!"

Ur welcome

LBDamned 10-21-2012 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whofarted (Post 9560337)
<-Hands LBDamned an "¡"... It looks much better in b¡tch fest than "!"

Ur welcome

LOL - I'm used to b i tch being ***** on other forums...

Ha! it's ***** here too... you must be special :p

Batman 10-21-2012 4:45 PM

Ah the spanish inverted exclamation point strikes again!!

I miss the weekly special as well. I've bought a number of guns from Turners over the years. Has there been times when service wasn't optimum? Of course, just like with ANY shop. Buy I look forward to their Daily Wednesday, Weekly Friday, and the Calguns Special. When any one of the 3 aren't there, it's like someone at Turner's killed a puppy. Think of the puppies, Turners!!! :D

Smoke&Rattler 10-21-2012 7:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RileyBean (Post 9557830)
I met the owner of all of them during the Oxnard opening and spoke with him for quite a while - very cool guy (he also owns the company that imports the Escort shotguns). All I see here is people b!tc#!ng about them (even a new thread today about how bad they are in Oxnard). If I was the owner, there is no way I'd put special discounts here - blame it on the complete tools that post here.

Should be more than one owner. It's four. A group of investors bought Turners 3 years ago.

http://www.examiner.com/article/pres...nvestment-team

Turner’s Outdoorsman is purchased; will be run by its former operations manager

O N T A R I O — T u r n e r ’ s Outdoorsman, a 13-store chain of retail stores in Southern California specializing in firearms, hunting, and fishing gear, was purchased Monday (June 8, 2009) by four investors.

The investors include one name very familiar to Turner’s insiders, Gene Lumsden, who currently lives in Reno, Nevada. The new owners also include John and David Fuller from Australia and the Sporting Goods Fund, a sporting goods group out of the United Kingdom.

Lumsden, who was formerly vice president and operations manager of Turner’s when it was still owned by Shirley Andrews, will become the president and chief executive officer of the firearms chain.

The amount of the sale was undisclosed, but the new partnership now owns the controlling interest in the company and will be taking over day-to-day management immediately.

Lumsden, the Fuller brothers, and the Sporting Goods Fund are also currently partners in the ownership of Legacy Sports International, a firearms importing business in Reno, Nev., that brings sporting rifles, shotguns, handguns and optics into this country. Legacy Sports has made the Howa bolt action rifle, Puma lever-action rifle, and Escort shotgun lines well-known across the country through aggressive marketing and advertising campaigns and competitive pricing.

The Fuller brothers have been in the outdoor sporting goods and firearms distribution business in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, running a company started by their father over 50 years ago.

Turner’s Outdoorsman started business in 1971 as Andrews’ Sporting Goods with a single store in Long Beach, and grew to become the largest seller of handguns in California and one of the most respected firearm and fishing tackle retailers in the nation under the leadership of Shirley Andrews. Andrews sold the company in 2005 to an investment group from outside the industry, almost four years ago to the day of Monday’s sale.

Turner’s Outdoorsman languished under the new management and was rumored to be flirting with bankruptcy. But Lumsden said all that is changing as of this week.

“Finally there are people back in charge who know and love this business,” said Lumsden, who ran Turner’s from 2001 to 2004, some of the company’s most profitable years. Lumsden, a California native who was inducted into the California Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 2005, said the new controlling owners, are all avid outdoorsmen. “And many of the people who were here at Turner’s during its successful past will be here for its future, making this company very viable and helping it move forward.”

Lumsden said that Turner’s Bryan Harris will become vice-president of the company and continue to direct buying, purchasing, and vendor relations, and that Bill Ortiz will stay as director of store operations overseeing personnel.

“Knowing Turner’s reputation and the company Shirley had built, and seeing the potential, we’re looking forward to building and moving forward from where it was in 2005,” said Lumsden

Turner’s Outdoorsman has retail stores in Chino, Corona, Fountain Valley, Kearny Mesa, Norwalk, Orange, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Reseda, San Bernardino, San Marcos, Signal Hill, West Covina, and its corporate office is located in Ontario

cjc16 10-21-2012 8:07 PM

I'm waiting for the Calguns weekly deal on a PTR91-GI.;)

RileyBean 10-21-2012 8:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LBDamned (Post 9560242)
WTF?

How did this thread turn into a b!tch fest?

I simply stated that the sales have been hit & miss lately. They used to have them weekly (when Bill was monitoring the forum) then they skipped a bunch of weeks...

Once they started the sales again, many of us were commenting positively, then they suddenly stopped for a couple weeks again.

Starting a thread questioning it doesn't indicate anyone is b!tching about them.

:rolleyes:

No, no... not this thread - somone else started a whole thread earlier about how bad the Oxnard Turners is. My point was that my long conversation with one of the owners was very positive, as has been my experience with gun purchases at several Turners locations.
They are frequently bashed here for one reason or another about once a week.

My reference was to all the Turners bashing threads I often see here, and if I were one of the owners, I would not post special deals somewhere people always talk s#!+ about my stores.

LBDamned 10-21-2012 9:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RileyBean (Post 9563293)
No, no... not this thread - somone else started a whole thread earlier about how bad the Oxnard Turners is. My point was that my long conversation with one of the owners was very positive, as has been my experience with gun purchases at several Turners locations.
They are frequently bashed here for one reason or another about once a week.

My reference was to all the Turners bashing threads I often see here, and if I were one of the owners, I would not post special deals somewhere people always talk s#!+ about my stores.

oh, I see.

On the other hand, many of us have acknowledged the positives from Turners (there are lots of those threads too)...

I can't imagine Turners deciding to halt the CalGuns Specials due to a portion of unhappy customers. I certainly wouldn't punish good customers due to the negatives posts by others.

flipdiver 10-21-2012 10:35 PM

I too wait for the CG specials. It's just sometimes hit and miss. Been waiting for a particular item to go on sale!!

vintagedude88 10-22-2012 12:21 AM

We might all get rewarded for our patience with another "No Sales Tax" sale. (Hint to Turners):gunsmilie:

DiogiDoc 10-22-2012 9:11 PM

They have offered weekly specials for Calgunners for a long time. They then intermittently stop them with no explanation. I think it is reasonable to ask why. Ihaven't seen a response from them on many of their posts. I think them responding would stop the "*****" fest. That's all people are looking for. If they don't like Calguns then stop advertising here and offering us specials.


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