I feel safer already…
Gotta love his “business savvy”…destroy $5M in inventory, to further alienate a customer base that has already cost you $250M in losses…I’m not normally a vindictive person, but I look forward to their demise (I shop anywhere BUT, Dick’s for the last couple of years now).
Guess all those gun-control advocates don’t quite buy as much gear as pro-2A folks.
Well, after 250M in losses, what’s another 5M? I wonder if you can claim a loss on inventory you’ve intentionally destroyed?
Business and politics do not necessarily mix well. This does not make any business sense to me (from the article):
During his October 6, CBS News appearance, CEO Ed Stack said the company ended up destroying $5 million worth of “assault-style rifles.”
Stack also admitted the Dick’s gun control stance has resulted in “a quarter of a billion [dollars]” in loses. But Stack does not regret the gun control stance. Rather, he is considering taking the company even further down the gun control path.
Personally I’m a huge fan of what these big companies are doing. Stop selling guns and ammo.
All they’re doing is helping small gun store owners. I miss the days of the mom and pop type sporting good stores that you could loose a day strolling the aisles.
Stock holders have to be shaking their heads.
Greg1: Stock holders have to be shaking their heads.
at a quarter billion dollars in lost sales, I’m guessing they’re shaking their fists.
while their stock doesn’t show a major downturn after the early-March 2018 announcement of stopping gun sales, their stock surely would have benefited from that quarter billion dollar income… and instead… meh. I don’t wish them any luck on fixing it though.
Nothing more than grandstanding for liberal tool antigunners and politicians. It’s same as Walmart ending ammo sales, same Grandstanding BS Nonsense. In addition to that any accountant worth their Salt will write it off as either a loss or Depreciate it out. Dicks will go out of business in a few years just like Morrie Mages did in Chicagoland when I was a kid growing up in Chicago.
Don’t nobody convene a soup kitchen for Dicks, the Parent Company is KIDSQ and last reported income was $8.26 Billion for 2018
Dick’s paid for them. The manufacturers got their money, Dick’s destroyed their own property. The manufacturers made more AR’S, sold through other gun stores, to hard working Americans. The manufacturers made more money, the Americans got the rifles they wanted, and Dick’s cost themselves money. I’m good with the whole scenario.
But they did not destroy any “ assault rifles!” They destroyed semiautomatic rifles.
If only they were Colt rifles…might have been enough to keep them in the AR15 game……
(too soon? )
Could have donated them to various Police units. It may have been a tax write off.
They will still be able to write them off as a cost of doing business. I am sure they will show up on a tax return as “Cost of Goods Sold” even though they did not put them out for sale.