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Cabela's co-founder Richard Cabela dies at 77
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http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/...36d44.html

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Quote:OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Richard Cabela, a co-founder of outdoor outfitter Cabela's, died Monday. He was 77.

Cabela, who went by Dick, died at his home in Sidney, where the company is based, said spokesman Joe Arterburn.

The company that sells outdoor gear and sporting goods got its start humbly in 1961 when Cabela bought $45 of fishing flies in Chicago. When the flies didn't sell quickly at the family's furniture store in Chappell, Neb., Cabela started selling them through the mail with his wife, Mary, and brother, Jim.

Dick Cabela's first successful ad in Sports Afield magazine offered five free fishing flies as long as the buyer paid 25 cents shipping and handling. That led to the development of the Cabela's catalog. Today, the company has 50 retail stores across the U.S. and Canada. Last year, it had $3.6 billion in revenue.

Current Cabela's CEO Tommy Millner said Dick and Jim Cabela made it possible for people to find quality outdoor gear no matter where they lived.

"The outdoor industry has lost an innovative thinker and a tireless supporter of wildlife and habitat conservation," Millner said. "The business world has lost a true original, who built a business model that will be studied and emulated for years; a man who, through perseverance and hard work, achieved the American Dream."

~snip~

Always enjoyed a trip to Cabelas, even if just to look around.
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RIP

soberbyker;135330 Wrote:Always enjoyed a trip to Cabelas, even if just to look around.

Hell, the ride there alone and seeing all of the farmland and mountains is worth the trip.
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By far my favorite store...but they have to be loosing money just from the volume of catologs they send me.

I've been to the Wheeling and Dundee ones but I really want to get down to the Hamburg one.
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P89;135338 Wrote:By far my favorite store...but they have to be loosing money just from the volume of catologs they send me.

I've been to the Wheeling and Dundee ones but I really want to get down to the Hamburg one.

They are opening a new store in the state of Delaware, less than half the distance from home for me than the Hamburg store. Closer and tax free shopping ..... I may be in trouble. Big Grin
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soberbyker;135339 Wrote:
P89;135338 Wrote:By far my favorite store...but they have to be loosing money just from the volume of catologs they send me.

I've been to the Wheeling and Dundee ones but I really want to get down to the Hamburg one.

They are opening a new store in the state of Delaware, less than half the distance from home for me than the Hamburg store. Closer and tax free shopping ..... I may be in trouble. Big Grin


This is excellent news.
LisaA, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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LisaA;135345 Wrote:
soberbyker;135339 Wrote: They are opening a new store in the state of Delaware, less than half the distance from home for me than the Hamburg store. Closer and tax free shopping ..... I may be in trouble. Big Grin


This is excellent news.

http://www.cabelas.com/custserv/custserv...christiana

Quote:scheduled to open in spring 2014
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Erie could have had a Outpost store but because of greedy land developers and local politicians looking fo kickbacks that's gone for good.
They brought in a Field & Stream instead, which is basically Dick's...I won't be shopping there.

Another place I do order from isScheels.
Even though you can find better deals on stuff, I like the fact they're not shy about their political affliation.
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LisaA;135345 Wrote:
soberbyker;135339 Wrote: They are opening a new store in the state of Delaware, less than half the distance from home for me than the Hamburg store. Closer and tax free shopping ..... I may be in trouble. Big Grin


This is excellent news.

Unless you are Mrs. Bitter, who is most displeased.
Ammunition, it's the new lead bullion. Buy it cheap and stack it deep.
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soberbyker;135348 Wrote:
LisaA;135345 Wrote:This is excellent news.

http://www.cabelas.com/custserv/custserv...christiana

Quote:scheduled to open in spring 2014

Unfortunately wouldn't be able to buy guns tho...

hmmm... just looked and I live exactly the same distance from Hamburg and the new one in DE... guess DE would be better. Tax free and across from Delaware Park Casino.
NRA (Life), GOA, FOAC (Life), NAGR, AMGOA

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bigdawgbeav;135678 Wrote:
soberbyker;135348 Wrote:http://www.cabelas.com/custserv/custserv...christiana

Unfortunately wouldn't be able to buy guns tho...

hmmm... just looked and I live exactly the same distance from Hamburg and the new one in DE... guess DE would be better. Tax free and across from Delaware Park Casino.

They tend to have more than just guns available for purchase ya know ...... Tongue
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