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Dick's Sporting Goods recently opened

2013-07-01 22:21:05.65706+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Dick's Sporting Goods recently opened in Petaluma, to much fanfare. Charlene and I needed a soft-sided cooler, so we went to check out Dick's. A little while looking at Dick's and I realized that Dick's did nothing for me, so we went over to K-Mart. #yesIam13atheart

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-02 06:43:29.1355+00 by: ebradway

The joke when I was 13 was:

Fantasty/Sci Fi buff? Are in into Dick or do you prefer Morcock?

#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-02 09:31:31.918471+00 by: andylyke

Did the Dick's open just down the street from Hooters?

#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-02 14:18:59.424452+00 by: topspin [edit history]

Dick's is thinking about expanding toward Hooters, but they'll probably just open up in the rear of Ann Taylor.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-02 14:39:27.160348+00 by: markd

Dick's is all over our area (Pittsburgh), and they're terrible. Went in one day looking for a piece of cycling gear that our local bike shops didn't have. Couldn't find it on the shelves, but it could have been anywhere. I hung around the bike area, which was on the path to the employee lounge area. Could not get anyone's attention.

I ended up calling the store from inside the store.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-02 15:48:39.219097+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I was reminded again about the difference between a "sporting goods" store and an outdoors store, and Dick's is clearly the former. Lots of football clothing, unrollable beginner kayaks, a large rifle section, and zilch in terms of collapsible coolers. Or the other sorts of gear I usually go into an outdoors store to find.

I think Topspin wins all the Internets for the day.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-02 19:48:14.385817+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Last time we stopped by Dick's was to look at Ellipticals. All of theirs were borken and I couldn't find a helpful human. Hadn't been back. I pay a little extra sometimes at the local Rock Creek stores because their staff is always helpful and if they don't know the answer about gear, they find someone who does. When the local store was out of the Chaco's I wanted in my size, I ordered from Amazon, but from Rock Creek on Amazon.

It's nice having a regional local store with cluefull people. It what is required for retail to survive, for everything else there is online and (shudder) Wallyworld. No Dicks for me, I'm just not into them at all.