Astros 2017 World Series jerseys for $10 @ Dick's (online)

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  1. BHannes2BHonest

    BHannes2BHonest Contributing Member

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    Before phones I was a district manager for academy. I’m telling you bro from experience. Seriously. The PR is more of a hit than any financial aspect. Academy’s ownership is the cheapest company you can work for in Texas. Dicks pays more but they both mark up their prices over 2000%

    If you need phones. I run a top 25 store out of 2000 nationwide. I got you
     
  2. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

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    While it certainly varies 50% is norm. You can go look at their gross profit
    You didn't even know the jerseys were made in America, and nobody raises their prices anywhere near that. Not sure if you are delusional or a troll.
     
  3. cardpire

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    just catching up on this thread. guy trying to be a legit journalist whining because he didn't get to scam a retail store because of a mistake cracks me the hell up.
     
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  4. bobrek

    bobrek Vamos Los Astros

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    There was no scam involved from anyone who ordered the merchandise.
     
  5. ths balla

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    I meant to say 100% markup and 50% margins, a 2000% markup would indicate they bought the jerseys for $5.24, that is not true at all...I worked in the licensed department at Academy for 4 years, I know how much we paid for the jerseys
     
  6. cardpire

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    Phrase it however you want. He was crying because he didnt get over (at the time) on a retail company who accidentally made a pricing error.

    Happens all the time. Ridiculous to think that it’s “rude” for them not to honor it. Ignorance.


     
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  7. juicystream

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    Scam isn't fair, but to act as if Dicks screwed over fans and he heavily implied that it wasn't a mistake. How anyone would expect items that are fairly popular to be discounted 94% intentionally is beyond me.
     
  8. bobrek

    bobrek Vamos Los Astros

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    I ordered two of them and told my wife that I fully expected an apologetic email and for my order to not be processed. The surprising thing to me was how long the mistake lasted before it was resolved.
     
  9. juicystream

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    True, but the outcome was definitely worth the wait. In my ideal world, I'd have been able to order the jerseys, but get the gift cards while having turned around and bought the ones at Academy for half off. Have my cake and eat it too. In the end I have more respect for both Dicks and Academy.

    I'd be buying me a canoe or paddle boat come their annual sale. Alas, I just had to settle for half off jerseys that I'm excited to get.
     
  10. bobrek

    bobrek Vamos Los Astros

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    What I meant about the mistake was that the pricing error seemed to occur early in the morning and lasted for 4+ hours (unless I misread something). Generally when these things happen, it's a matter of minutes before it is fixed.

    I thought everything else went pretty quick. I'd rather have had a gift card as well for compensation. :)
     
  11. Big Uns

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    Well my orders show as shipped. Anyone else?
     
  12. MadMax

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    I haven't received an email since they said they were going to honor the prices.

    This is why some thought it was "fishy" when Dick's said it was a mistake. It wasn't a 15 minute blip...it lasted for hours. I don't know if it was or wasn't a mistake...don't really care either way. I appreciate them honoring the price, ultimately.
     
  13. bobrek

    bobrek Vamos Los Astros

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    One of mine has shipped and due in Wednesday. The other is “in process”.
     
  14. Big Uns

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    Well, I did get the 150.00 dollar gift card, and it seems they charged me twice so now they are shipping me 8 jerseys. All slated for tomorrow except 2 of the Navy Altuve jerseys. Perfect, one set to wear, one set to save.
     
  15. mick fry

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    I got five items scheduled for delivery weds and a $75 gift card on the way. Hopefully the others ship out in the next couple of days.
     
  16. mick fry

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    Yeah I agree, pretty standup of them.
     
  17. Dave2000

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    my polos were shipped Friday, scheduled for delivery on Wednesday, CC has been charged
     
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  18. LaVar Ball

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    dick's fulfilling orders slower than big baller brand lol
     
  19. CK Johnson

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    Ordered 6 jerseys, 4 on the way. :)
     
  20. craigharmann

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    Mine are out for delivery today!
     
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