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Troy screwed by Dicks
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Sorry if you were expecting a porno thread here... Tongue

Just came across this letter from Troy Industries. Dicks didn't just screw their customers who put money down on a Troy AR-15, but they screwed Troy big-time. They have an exclusive agreement to sell Troy's new rifle. Troy spent millions of dollars tooling up for production, based on the contract with DSG. Dicks immediately cheapens the brand name by introducing the gun as a cheap Black Friday doorbuster special, takes a bunch of orders from customers, and then goes all PC and screws everybody right as the rifles should be flying off the shelves. Sounds like people were receiving letters from Dicks on Christmas Eve saying that their orders were cancelled. DSG would have to improve to suck. No self-respecting shooter should ever step foot in a DSG again.

From http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/12...ore-183335

Quote:Troy Defense (Troy), a division a Troy Industries, Inc., was deeply dismayed and shocked to hear through national media outlets that Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) made the decision to stop selling the Troy Carbine along with other modern sporting rifles. DSG did not contact or inform Troy of this decision prior to notifying the public. Nor was Troy informed by DSG that cancellation letters were being sent to customers, set to arrive on Christmas Eve (a day Troy was closed).

Troy has invested millions of dollars in its facility and operations to bring its first ever modern sporting rifle to the market under an exclusive contract with DSG. In selecting DSG as the sole distributor of the Troy Carbine, Troy relied on DSG’s high sales forecasts and sales potential prior to undertaking the significant financial and corporate commitment necessary to design, develop, manufacture and bring a new modern sporting rifle to the marketplace. Based on DSG’s press release, DSG’s anti-gun stance is clear – DSG will not continue modern sporting rifle sales and Troy will sadly not see its Carbine readily available — despite the outlay of millions of dollars by Troy and its commitment to support DSG in its distribution efforts.

Troy is currently researching other channels to ensure continuous and consistent distribution for its rifles. But please note, Troy’s pricing to DSG was based upon volume sales. It is unlikely that pricing to any other outlet in the future will support the pricing granted to DSG. Troy understands the anger of certain DSG customers whose purchases have been cancelled – you got a great price from DSG. However, Troy, itself, cannot come anywhere close to offering the Carbine at the price DSG was offering it. DSG devalued and diluted Troy’s brand when it offered for sale the Carbine at a steeply discounted price during Thanksgiving week. As a result of the sale price set by DSG, DSG oversold and overpromised its inventory. Nonetheless, the current ill-will could have been avoided had DSG not terminated modern sporting rifle sales, promptly canceled overpromised orders, and forthrightly communicated with Troy.

Troy is hopeful that it will soon identify a new distribution channel for its Carbine. We ask for your patience and support during this difficult and transitory time.

Best regards,

Stephen Troy
CEO & Founder
The Troy Group
scruff, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#2
I'll buy a Troy to take it off their hands. Big Grin
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#3
Troy should sue the fuck out of DSG for breach of contract.

Make them pay big time.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#4
I have to assume there was some type of contract considering Troy's investment in equipment. I hope it was well written and Troy's is able to sue the hell out of Dick's.

How about instead of Dick's sporting goods, they all become Troy Industries factory stores. I could get behind that.
He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting "All the Gods are bastards."
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#5
Someone mentioned in one of the other threads that Dick's management weighed that the sales of firearms in their stores was insignificant compared to their over all sales of other items. I'm guessing that the thought of a lawsuit from breech of contract wasn't put on those scales.
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streaker69;60471 Wrote:Someone mentioned in one of the other threads that Dick's management weighed that the sales of firearms in their stores was insignificant compared to their over all sales of other items. I'm guessing that the thought of a lawsuit from breech of contract wasn't put on those scales.

I would have to imagine with all the black-Friday sales, Troy was cranking out rifles as fast as they could to fill orders. Then they're left with 1000s of cancelled orders. That could be damned expensive for them.
He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting "All the Gods are bastards."
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#7
the gun selection was pitiful at best before their decision to stop selling modern rifles. the other week i stopped by to pick up a holster for a 1911 and they had 0. quick glance at ammo prices and almost threw up.
Their gun sales has always been a very minor part of profits because of the retail space the allot for it in the stores.
if you need clothing or golf balls go to dicks, if you need anything else go elsewhere.
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goofin, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#8
I must say, Dick's sure has balls.
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#9
I work in manufacturing, so I sympathize with Troy. They had to have hired lots of people months ago, they've got parts on order, their finished goods inventory may be tied up with Dicks, their lawyers may be beginning to battle.. Suppliers have ordered raw materials and may have hired additional staff too. This hurts a lot of good people.
scruff, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#10
At a minimum, Troy should reach out to all those that had outstanding orders and deliver them.

I do wonder though, what happens to all the guns that Dick's currently had in inventory? It isn't like they can send them back to the manufacturer, can they?
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