Update on Dick's Sporting Goods

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Last night I posted about how Dick's Sporting Goods had shot themselves in the financial foot by pandering to SJW's - the same SJW's who never camp, fish, hunt, etc... Virtue Signalling never works outside the progressive bubble.

Sebastian at PA Gun Blog comments further:

Dick’s Sporting Goods Looking to Exit Guns
They’ve been taking a beating, and are looking to exit the business. How stupid is Dick’s CEO? Let’s say you’re in a business where part of your business is regulated in such a way that emerging players like Amazon can’t easily compete with you. Lets also say you have some good economies of scale over mom and pop businesses that are your other main competition in that area, and can move product more efficiently and offer lower prices. Do you:

    1. Make every effort to stay in the regulated space and keep those customers happy with your brand, so give your brick and mortar business a business line Amazon can’t touch?
    2. Decide, in the same of Social Justice, to anger your customers in your regulated business and piss it away, leaving you to compete directly against Bezos, who eats brick and mortar stores for breakfast, in markets he finds much more favorable.

If you went with two, you’re about as stupid as Dick’s CEO. Angering gun owners and pissing away that business was about the dumbest things Dick’s could have done. You had a strong presence in a protected industry. Are you nuts?

Very good point - BATFE does not hand out Federal Firearms Licenses out like candy - there are very stringent requirements for buying and selling guns. Amazon will never sell firearms to a private citizen unless there is a major overhaul of the system. They have a major chunk of the market and they are pissing it away just to look good to a bunch of people who would never buy their stuff anyway.

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