Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

GI joe's

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by husker, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. husker

    husker portland Active Member

    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    137
  2. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    22
    Sure sounds like it..
     
  3. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,383
    Likes Received:
    156
    Nice. I always hated Big5 anyway.
     
  4. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    110
    I think many of the stores have been taken over by "Dicks Sporting Goods" which comes from the East coast, I believe.

    They seem to have some pretty good sales on rifles/shotguns around hunting season.

    Bought a Rem 870 from them for a very good price of about $260.
     
  5. husker

    husker portland Active Member

    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    137
    I worked on a couple of the dicks stores but I know there are a few GI joes stores they did not get. The owners of dicks had talked about opening more but wanted to see how things went first with the ones they did open.
    The store on 82nd and johnson creek is still vacant that I know of. Not sure on any others.
     
  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    3,773
    Likes Received:
    1,953
    even though the store was GI Joes, we just called it Joes.....until the corp took the GI away. Then they shut 'er down. I don't think they had any intention of doing anything else once they bought it.

    Who cares about Dick's?

    Bring "our" GI Joes back!
     
  7. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    16
    A friend of mine was there recently. Said they do not have much yet, but were definietly interested in what we would like to see them carry. I intend to go there myself next weekend and check it out.
     
  8. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    110
    I had heard some time ago on another forum that Dicks on the East Coast was not very gun friendly. I think they come from the PA area.

    If you buy a long gun from them they will walk you out the door with it like Walmart does. Kind of make a big deal about the sale and how it gets marched down to the checkout area, lots of verbal stuff when its really a very private process. But their prices are very reasonable.

    Dicks took over the old GI Joe's store off the "5" freeway south on the opposite side of the freeway from the new Bridgeport Mall.

    The old GI Joes in Milwaukee is still empty.

    Dicks also has a new store in WA Square, two story in the old Merwin's store, I believe.
     
  9. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    The joes in tualitan is empty, and same with delta park. I didn't like the whole taking away the GI part. I heard it was cause they don't support the war? Never heard anything about them coming back.
     
  10. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,187
    Likes Received:
    290
    When they filed bankruptcy they had to change the name as they created a new business who could apply for new credit etc...

    It was a bad business decision.

    I miss that store.

    SF-
     
  11. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    1,913
    Likes Received:
    720
    GI Joes:thumbup: Not to sure about Dicks as I have only been there once. And there will be a Dicks at Delta Park as they are renovating it now and the coming soon sign is out. Also they are doing something to the old one in the couve but not sure whats going in there yet.
     
  12. FlyGuy

    FlyGuy Portland, OR Member

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    1
    Either way I'm fine with it, bring em back or not. I just go to Dick's now, which has better prices imo. Although, they dont have some of the stuff Joes had...
     
  13. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,646
    Likes Received:
    2,371
    Dick's took over out Joe's location in Bend. I miss GI Joes. I remember going there when I was a kid. I remember buying cleats, gloves, bikes, and other sporting goods there as a kid. I've been to Dick's, both the new one here and some back east. I am not impressed. The selection isn't really all that hot, the prices are ehh, the people are not all that well informed on gun products (for the most part, I'm sure there are exceptions).

    Come back GI Joe's. We miss you.
     
  14. ajf1

    ajf1 beaverton Member

    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
    I sure hope so, the only thing that store was missing was beer sells. I always did my christmas shopping there. No matter who it was for
     
  15. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    28
    GI Joes can kiss my ***. After the abortion of 50% off, no wait, we were just kidding, no wait, now it is 40% off, no wait, not yet. They must be owned by Brett Favre. Amazing what after 30 years in business people remember. ***** them.:nuts:
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 20, 2010
  16. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    3,773
    Likes Received:
    1,953
    Apparently you don't know the difference between the locally owned GI Joes and the out of state owned Joes. There was different management and owners between the two. GI Joes was a good store and took care of it's employees. Joes just screwed everyone, especially the long term employees that came from when it was GI Joes.

    GI Joes is a place I miss and would like to see back. I do agree with you about what they turned into under the name Joes.
     
  17. dobanion

    dobanion North Portland, Oregon Member

    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    4
    Delta Park location is being turned into a Dick's. First noticed it a week ago.
     
  18. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    56
    I will be able to tell you what is going on next week. They were a member of our buying group and that is where we are heading tomorrow.