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#6776946 - 05/28/17 07:34 AM BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD
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Press release this morning!

GANDER MOUNTAIN/CAMPING WORLD
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#6776953 - 05/28/17 07:53 AM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jdickey]
ralph Offline
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I got the email this morning.

I have no experience with Camping World/Good Sam and never heard of Lemonis before this. It will be interesting to see what happens.

GM has a well deserved reputation for outrageous prices so there will be that to overcome in addition to everything else associated with rebuilding and relaunching the new version.

I wish them well and would welcome a legitimate competitor in the outdoor sports industry.

Still, I will be surprised if it emerges as any better than it was prior to the bankruptcy.

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#6777003 - 05/28/17 09:07 AM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jdickey]
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Only way I see them being successful is to change the name completely, be competitive with pricing and offer what outdoorsman want. Yep they are probably screwed still.

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#6777019 - 05/28/17 09:36 AM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jhenderson]
NDN98 Offline
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Originally Posted By: jhenderson
Only way I see them being successful is to change the name completely, be competitive with pricing and offer what outdoorsman want. Yep they are probably screwed still.

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#6777021 - 05/28/17 09:36 AM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jdickey]
BOBO the Clown Online   content
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Lemonis Is an idiot, he just made the same mistake GM did.

I'd be shocked if The new brand had any hunting stuff. Lemonis Is pretty anti hunting.

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#6777028 - 05/28/17 09:47 AM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jdickey]
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Camping World in it's self is overpriced on much of their merchandise. There service dept. gets a lot of criticism. grin

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#6777119 - 05/28/17 12:27 PM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jdickey]
xitnet Offline
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Registered: 05/13/17
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Loc: Amarillo, TX
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Camping World in it's self is overpriced on much of their merchandise. There service dept. gets a lot of criticism.

I've dealt with Camping World and you are 100% correct.

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#6777159 - 05/28/17 01:35 PM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jdickey]
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^^^^^
I thought the same thing when the announcement came out a few months ago about camping world. One overpriced place buying another.
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#6777179 - 05/28/17 01:58 PM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jdickey]
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I just about have abandoned box stores anymore. Maybe I'm picky but I have to go to nine different stores and still have to order off the internet to put a rifle together the way I want.
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#6777423 - 05/28/17 08:48 PM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jdickey]
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Amazon, cabelas, midway and academy are hard to beat.

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#6777630 - 05/29/17 09:26 AM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jhenderson]
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Originally Posted By: jhenderson
Only way I see them being successful is to change the name completely, be competitive with pricing and offer what outdoorsman want. Yep they are probably screwed still.

High pricing and very poor customer service......I don't see enough changing to save them unless they gut the management ranks from store manager up and start over with a customer-based approach. They will be dead within a year.
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#6777645 - 05/29/17 09:52 AM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: jhenderson
Only way I see them being successful is to change the name completely, be competitive with pricing and offer what outdoorsman want. Yep they are probably screwed still.

High pricing and very poor customer service......I don't see enough changing to save them unless they gut the management ranks from store manager up and start over with a customer-based approach. They will be dead within a year.


They have already started the process, they didn't buy any of the inventory or the warehouse operation, every single employee must reapply for their jobs.
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#6778007 - 05/29/17 05:34 PM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jdickey]
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Camping World is over priced and bad service, with a slap it together and get them out the door program. But retired folks will spend a ton of money to stay on the road. Wondering old folks in many cases have nowhere else to turn, and don't know any better because they are unaware of and scared the equipment in an RV.
The Hunting industry is a different ball game. Competitive pricing and customer service and some know-how are a big deal. If they play the Camping World game in the hunting/outdoor industry, they will lose.
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#6797040 - 06/18/17 02:25 PM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: jdickey]
olinecoach Offline
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Registered: 12/08/07
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Loc: Del Rio Texas
Competition is hard to beat.

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#6798036 - 06/19/17 05:42 PM Re: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT GANDER/CAMPING WORLD [Re: Wilhunt]
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Overpriced on everything for RV's.
It's just a matter of time before Amazon digests Camper World.
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