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Cabela's Grand Opening, May 5 in Springfield, Oregon.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Chee-to, May 3, 2011.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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  2. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Any truth to the rumor that Cabela's advertises in Rolling Stone magazine, which is extremely anti-2nd Amendment?
     
  3. Bam

    Bam Portland Member

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    Not all that exciting.. if Cabela was really serious about the Oregon market, they would have built a store closer to the Portland metro area. The Springfield store is almost half the size of the Washington store it really isn't worth a special trip.
     
  4. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    There are plans to build a Cabela's in Oregon City.

    Still, at 58,000 square feet I wouldn't call it a "small" store AND you can have stuff shipped to store for free which is a good deal if you live close enough to make driving less expensive than shipping.
     
  5. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    savage edge axis is on sale for $250 there... might be worth a drive down after all
     
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    ablaut Salem(ish), OR Member

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    I'm looking forward to this. I won't head over there for a couple weeks, but I'll certainly pay them a visit. Pick up some ammo, if nothing else.
     
  7. Bookite03

    Bookite03 Aumsville, OR Member

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    Heard from a friend who went down yesterday that the place was a Zoo...ill be waiting probably a month before I head down.
     
  8. ablaut

    ablaut Salem(ish), OR Member

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    @bookite, precisely why I am going to wait a few weeks. Thanks for confirming my suspicions :)
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Really you think Portland is a more cetral location then Springfield. You guys gotta stop thinking your the center of the state. Not to mention you already have a bunch of places to buy outdoor and sporting gear. No reason the rest of us have to drive to Portland all the time.

    And Portland is closer for me then Springfield by 35 min. But Oregon is a BIG state and geographically Portland is a small pimple
     
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    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    I read (If I remember correctly) in the local Roseburg paper that Springfield was chosen because the site by I-5 and the financials were too good for Cabellas to pass up. The other deciding factor was their market research showing the area of the central and southern I-5 corredor having a high proportion of sporting and outdoor oriented population.
     
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    oregonty Salem, OR Active Member

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    My Dad and I went today for the ceremony and opening. What a zoo. I knew better. You couldnt even walk around let alone shop. I will be waiting for a few wks b4 going back.
     
  12. ablaut

    ablaut Salem(ish), OR Member

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    Looks like there's going to be a second rush...us in the "wait a few weeks" crowd :bluelaugh:
     
  13. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    No doubt the store has good I-5 visibility. You could throw a rock from your car as you drive by and hit the front door (almost).


    See you all there on May 19 at opening time. Should be less busy by then.

    The guy at the gun counter at the Lacey store told me that the wait time there on the weekend can be up to 2 hours.
     
  14. Bam

    Bam Portland Member

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    The Portland Metro area alone has 2+ million, the Eugene/Springfield less than 200k.

    If you're going to tap a new market you go for the gold and serve the biggest. People choose to live outside of a major metro area, they have to live with the cons of rural services.
     
  15. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And all the Plus's And I sure wouldn't call Eugene/Springfield rural.

    Silverton or Mt Angel or Scotts Mills maybe Stayton are rural Not Eugene Springfield.
     
  16. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Metro area is getting a Cabela's. Oregon City is the most likely site, read up on the "River's Project." And I know they have checked out the huge chunk of land behind the Costco and Target in Wilsonville. So, Oregon is getting 2 Cabela's!
     
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    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I think just one in Oregon city or Wilsonville will do, business wise.

    But either way closer the better :)
     
  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Times must be good down there.
    Cause Cabella's is WAY over priced for most.
     
  19. Russianfist

    Russianfist Sweet home, Oregon Active Member

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    From what I understand is that Cabelas is trying a new marketing aproach of building one or two smaller satalite stores withen a few hundred miles of the bigger stores.
    The Springfield gateway mall project is a win/win for them. That mall was dying fast and needed a big name to pull in customers so I'm willing to bet Cabelas got in there almost for free. Also not a bad idea for the location is near the McKenzie river which has become a fly fishing mecca in the last few years.
     
  20. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    I shopped there today - crowd was not bad. They had what I wanted, for about what I'd pay Midway or another online supplier. Nice store, friendly and helpful employees. Not as many decorations as the Lacey store and no restaurant, darn it. And it's only a 25 minute drive from my house. I'll be back!