The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3167669
Posted By: Rapparee
09-Jun-11 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Just in passing, yesterday Dick's Sporting Goods opened here (it was the "soft opening"; the Grand Opening is tomorrow). Anyway, I stopped by just to poke around and bought a very nice bait casting rod. Looking around in the optical area (does ANYONE need USD 2,000.00 binoculars?) I asked about range finders. Sure, but all they had were Bushnell at about $119.

Then, nestled in a display case, was a Nikon. It was tagged for $49.97. The Sub-Assistant Deputy Store Manager came over and said, "Yes, it's mis-marked. SWAG price. I'll sell it to you if you want it."

Well, yes, a new $300.00 item at $49.97 is generally something I'd like to buy (assuming I want something like that). So I did.

Walked out with a very nice bait casting outfit (WITH anti-backlash!) and a Grade-A rangefinder (good out to 200 meters) for a hundred bucks.

Sure, I don't have the paperwork for the rangefinder, but I print that off from the Nikon website.