Normaly you get hit with brokerage taxes too, my 15$ call from cabelas.com turned into a 50$ one pretty quick.
I ordered 3 other items as well.Normaly you get hit with brokerage taxes too, my 15$ call from cabelas.com turned into a 50$ one pretty quick.
Well as you can see from my order above I don't believe those fees are over the top, and when you consider that is to my door at that price....man I don't know why someone would buy locally at the prices here. As for cabelas.ca I don't think they are run like cabelas in the US at all. First off they have less than 1/2 of the stock that the .com store has, and their customer service in my experience is flakey at best. the US store has online chat and they resolve the issue while you're chatting with them...that's awesome!If I am going to buy through the internet instead of locally (that's a separate conversation), I almost always order through the US version of Cabelas. I have had nothing but positive experiences, they don't surprise you with insane "brokerage" fees, shipping is prompt and no hassles. I once attempted to order a cot from the Canadian site. I waited three weeks after placing my order and then called to ask what was up - there was no e-mail to me after the order to confirm or anything to indicate that it had been shipped. When I eventually got someone on the phone, he told me they were "waiting for a quote on shipping" for my item. Who waits three weeks to get a quote on shipping???? I cancelled that order and do not deal with the Canadian site. I think they are a discredit to Cabelas.
I sent the US site a note a couple of weeks ago because an item that I had bought went on sale a couple of days later. Their customer service rep sent out a gift card for the difference - no hassles. Good service gets repeat business...
Speaking about buying too much, I just discovered how much I love the clay sports! The old bank account took a hit when I bought my Maxus (even though I got a FANTASTIC deal on a new Maxus) and it's not looking good for freedom 35 right now.....I always buy from the US Cabelas - haven't had an issue yet - and I buy alot - too much actually!
Here's a tip - if you know someone going down that way - say Portland or Kittery - place an order at Cabelas.com and have it shipped to the Scarborough ME. store. You pay $0 shipping for this and the person walks into the store - goes to customer service and thats it! Too easy!
Also if you are planning a trip to the cabelas store in ME. Order from Cabelas.com first and have it shipped to the store so you know you are getting it. Again - no shipping charges and you are guaranteed to get your product if its in stock. Often the store doesn't carry the same stuff as the .com store and sometimes they may not have the sizes you are looking for. I often do this - but still spend 3 hrs wandering around the store after I get there!!
In reality I have no problems buying local. In fact if the gear was what I wanted and the price was even within 10% of what I could order it for online I would buy locally. I don't know about your areas but here in Moncton our options are VERY limited. I mean I could go down to betterbuy (what a contradiction there) and pay at least 30% more for gear that just isn't what I'm looking for or order online. They only carry two brands of firearms, remington (which I would NEVER buy again) and Savage, which I have heard good things about but have never actually held one. And as for decoys, clothes and other hunting gear....well the prices are just not close to competitive (as stated above the word "gouge" comes to mind. This store is only for the old guys who don't own a computer and are scared of ordering online, so they go to the only place local and spend way too much money. On principal I would never buy anything from betterbuy. I would much rather travel to Sussex and pay a fair price for firearms, ammo, and other gear.No pee in the cornflakes or busting of the chops here- great topic of discussion-
Living on the border definitely has some advantages and should be taken advantage of.
My folks used to border shop alot when they lived near Bellingham WA. Milk,cheese and gas their favourties lol.
Money is too hard to come by for people to pay needlessly . If its available and costs -no more but preferably less- then mail order -one can only hope the local guys can have first crack. Competition is a great thing !! If there is anything in future you need a quote on feel free to send me a PM and Ill be happy to reply.
Waterfowling is an addiction make no mistake-LOl
I was not aware of this site. Excellent find and I'll keep them in mind if the wife ever lets me buy anything again.....she's not happy this season at all!I have personally bought from duxndogs as I wanted a coat,for Duck hunting this will be its 3rd year I believe and it has seen lots of use, it still is in good shape I ordered that coat and it was shipped promptly, but the box did come with a couple of Surprises . A duxndogs camo hat (NO CHARGE) which I still got though it is almost wore out now... and a duxndogs golf Shirt also (NO Charge) they were both in the Box.. Do not hesitate to order From duxndogs.. Have I ordered from the big guys yes. but I always check Ed"s site first to see if he has what I am after.