Fred Meyer

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  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Went in to the Fred Meyer OC last night. First time in a yr.
    They had a pretty full gun counter.
    Even AR's for what looked like 699
    When did they go into the gun business again ?
    Nice to see. The handgun prices looked pretty good from what I saw.
     
  2. Dunerunner

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    Yea, the did that about two months ago in Coos Bay and Florence. In the valley and near Portland about 4 months or more, I remember seeing a thread on it.
     
  3. U201491

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    Kind of surprised me knowing the leanings of FM.
    THE $ talks :)
     
  4. oldmoparbuff

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    Gresham FM has also started carrying firearms. Pleasant surprise. Fair prices. I bought an early Christmas present for myself. Pistol was on sale and i used a 15% off coupon i had.
     
  5. simon99

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    Pretty sure it has a lot to do with making money over their "feelings" , which is fine by me anyway. Free Market America baby!
     
  6. teflon97239

    teflon97239
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    I use the geezer discount at FM when I remember. 10% off, first Tuesday every month, 55 or older. Saved a nice chunk of cash on a huge-*ss TV for my sweetheart last Christmas.

    Just checked their website list of discount approved/non-approved merchandise, and I didn't see firearms or ammo in either category. Has anyone here tried the discount on gun related stuff?

    That could really be "more bang for the buck!"
     
  7. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70
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    I went to the Fred Meyer in South Salem and they had bananas on sale.
     
  8. Nutty4Guns

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    Magazines or fruit? Lol
     
  9. Papa Jon

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    I can remember going to Fred's on S.E. 82nd in the 60's. They had a Dan Wesson Revolver that came with a couple extra barrels that I drooled over in their showcase
     
  10. DieselScout

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    The long answer:

    Fred Meyer never got fully out of the gun business. They stopped selling in the lower 48 for whatever reason, but continued to sell firearms, accessories and ammunition in Alaska. About 5 years ago FM did a pilot project at 5 "rural" stores, 3 in Oregon and 2 in Washington, installing gun counters. I think it was Newport, Warrenton and Newberg in Oregon. The pilot project was a success and they have since expanded the project. The Oregon City and Canby stores got "pro-counters" about a year ago. FWIW, I have found the lady who runs the counter in the OC Fred Meyer's to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I have had mixed interactions with other employees there, but never a bad interaction.
     
  11. Phillyfan

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    Couple years ago I had the Newberg FM order me an HK45. Turns out they could order anything except for Sig, and you can use your discount. Sometimes they have coupons for the home department that can be used as well.

    A friend just bought a Ruger 556 from there last week.
     
  12. BillM

    BillM
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    Bought my LCP at Freddie's in Newberg about 4 years ago. They
    even ordered me in a Savage FV-SR a couple of years ago, and
    I got the geezer discount on that one. Heck--couple of months ago they
    had Ruger 25 rd 22 mags for non-scalper prices, bought 2.

    Their gun section is small, but with a fair variety. Prices are middle
    of the road. I don't go out of my way to go there, but I drive
    by the one in Newberg every Thursday doing deliveries and sometimes
    stop in to see what's new.
     
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  13. deen_ad

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    Well, they don't have any guns nor ammo at any of the Vancouver area stores.


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    Even a Kimber?
     
  15. FullCaliberII

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    We have to Fred Meyers in Puyallup- one with a gun counter, one without.
    They must want to please everyone!
     
  16. Mark-60

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    Freds with guns... That I'm aware of.

    Anchorage
    Soldotna
    East Anchorage
    Bend
    Burlington
    Brookings
    Diamond (Anchorage)
    Juneau
    Kitsap (Bremmerton)
    Medford
    Monroe
    North Coast (Warrenton)
    Newberg
    East Fairbanks
    Newport
    Oregon City
    Puyallup
    RoseBurg
    Tillamook
    Scappoose
    West Fairbanks
    Canby
    Wasilla
    SE Anchorage
    Issaquah
    Tumwater
    Sunset (west Hillsboro)
    Eagle River (Alaska)
    Snohomish
     
  17. drew

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    The one at Cornelius Pass in Hillsboro does as well.
     
  18. Skier

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    The one on Cornelius Pass Road is the same as the "Sunset/West Hillsboro" above.

    Also add the Warrenton store (near Astoria) and the St Helen's (or the next little town over).
     
  19. U201491

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    That is a pretty impressive list of stores.
    Still surprised.
    Have to go back and see what they actually have, but the
    prices I glanced at seemed pretty much norm to low.
    Even more of a surprise.
     
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  20. STNOSU

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    Albany does to, though the older gentleman that works back there likes to disappear. Waiting to get my son a bow for over 20 minutes and he lost two sales for pistols with taking to long and ignoring us.
     

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