What up with Turners?

Turkey Slayer

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I just visited the Turners Outdoors in Kearny Mesa, and the hunting section still looks like it was ransacked! Talk about a pathetic display of hunting merchandise... I would have thouth the new ownership would build up a decent inventory of hunting goods and supplies! I think I have more turkey hunting stuff in my garage, then in the whole store! Glad I can depend on Cabelas for my hunting needs... the hunting selection in San Diego is dismal.....perhaps their goal is to have less hunters, and support the animal rights stuff! Oh well... good luck to all!
 
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gpomplin

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the LAST time I was there I wasent impressed with the people working there or the service I got when I asked for something.. acted like they didnt give a shit wether they sold something or not, so I took my business else where...
 
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the LAST time I was there I wasent impressed with the people working there or the service I got when I asked for something.. acted like they didnt give a shit wether they sold something or not, so I took my business else where...

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gpomplin

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I just visited the Turners Outdoors in Kearny Mesa, and the hunting section still looks like it was ransacked! Talk about a pathetic display of hunting merchandise... I would have thouth the new ownership would build up a decent inventory of hunting goods and supplies! I think I have more turkey hunting stuff in my garage, then in the whole store! Glad I can depend on Cabelas for my hunting needs... the hunting selection in San Diego is dismal.....perhaps their goal is to have less hunters, and support the animal rights stuff! Oh well... good luck to all!
I was up there a few weeks ago too and the place looked like hell and they didnt have the items on the ad and the help was lousy too, so I took my business else where, and found the items cheeper even...
 
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widgeon

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If you need hunting gear, don't waste your time there. I only go in there because they do have some powders for reloading and I got to know one of the guys that works the fishing counter and he spools my reels for cheap.
 
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gpomplin

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If you need hunting gear, don't waste your time there. I only go in there because they do have some powders for reloading and I got to know one of the guys that works the fishing counter and he spools my reels for cheap.
Ha last time I called for powder one guy said we dont carry powder, so I asked for the mgr and told him and he said hmmm we have lots of powder and primers. so fuck em no more games for me...
 
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widgeon

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We should all send this post and a petition to Cabels or BP shops and ask them to build a store in SD county.
 
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Marcus

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be careful badmouthing turners, the last guy who did got his post removed & was kicked off of BD,

Really?

Sorry but that didn't happen.
 
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Turners definitely lacks in hunting gear! But, if they open a Cabela's in CA, then we start paying sales tax...
 
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af dreamer

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all,be carefull what you wish for!Turners is a cal base retailer!We are hard to come by these days!Cabelas.Bass Pro etc,go into areas where they get free or reduced rate land,taxes etc.Turners has reorganized and im sure they will improve in the future.We,as Big 5 compete with them.I would rather keep our property and sales tax IN our state which is needed so badly.JMHO,Tom
 
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Big 5 is a joke and Turners is half ass but it really all we have if you're in a bind. When I need something for hunting I call Cabelas. The Big 5 here in Pasadena, the employees don't have a clue about hunting or fishing.
 
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i just make the drive to bass pro about once every 2 or 3 months and get what i need... i dont like dealing with bs... i like knowing they have a selection of what i need and if they are out there is 800 million things i can look at!!!


i was thinking about opening a hunting store in san deigo somewhere... the internet already put the idea out of business... people will come in and look... but save dollar and buy off the net.. oh well
 
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Ali

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all,be carefull what you wish for!Turners is a cal base retailer!We are hard to come by these days!Cabelas.Bass Pro etc,go into areas where they get free or reduced rate land,taxes etc.Turners has reorganized and im sure they will improve in the future.We,as Big 5 compete with them.I would rather keep our property and sales tax IN our state which is needed so badly.JMHO,Tom


Exactly. They are in a rebuilding phase right now and working towards their ealry 90's program when they really were dominant.

It's not Bass Pro or Cabelas, but I'm really glad to have them and Big5 when I need ammo.

Take what it gives you and stop whining.
 
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gpomplin

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Big 5 is a joke and Turners is half ass but it really all we have if you're in a bind. When I need something for hunting I call Cabelas. The Big 5 here in Pasadena, the employees don't have a clue about hunting or fishing.
Now play nice
 
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Stanley

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You guys should talk to some of the anglers and hunters in the mid-west that are hundreds of miles away from a decent source of tackle or ammo. They'd be stoked to have a Big 5 or Turners within an hour's drive. Here in North County we have each within 15 minutes. You boys are soft.
 
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widgeon

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It would just be nice to be able to walk in to a local store that stocks the kind of stuff that we want. I guess we don't really need a big name store, in fact a locally owned shop would be best. I wouldn't mind paying a little more to have the ability to try on clothing and such and really scrutinize other mechandise before making a purchase. That can be a little tough when doing online shopping.
 
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