False Advertisement | Gander Mountain in Columbus, Ohio

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Got the new flyer in the mail. Looking through it, I noticed a Ruger LCP at an outrageously high price of $399. Found the local gun shop ad, they had it advertised for $219. On the front page of the Gander Mountain ad, they clearly state that not only do they price match, but they will also give you 10% of the difference! I read the fine print on the back and there was no sign of them not accepting this. I made the trip to the store and asked the sales associate if they would price match. He responded to me that they would, but he had to check their cost first. At this point, I am confused...why would it matter if you are going to match the price? He comes back and says he is sorry but he can not, their cost was $280 and he says the best they could do was $300. I asked for a manager, the manager proceeded to tell me that they can not sell anything for less than they paid....it would be bad business. He also told me that they have this posted at the front of the store. I agreed with him that it's bad business, especially that his competition is obviously purchasing the same items for much less. I'm sure Gander Mountain is a much larger purchaser than any local gun dealer.  After leaving and investigating this issue, I did find in the ad's fine print that you can go to their website for further details.  They do say on the website several things that they will not and can not match prices on.  Wasted a lot of time only to find out the claim on the ad is FALSE. 
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#802553 Review #802553 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Gander Mountain Manager
Cons
  • Poor response to complaint
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

Gander Mountain - Manager Review from Delta, Ohio

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This AM I drove through miserable construction traffic to respond to Gander Mtn add for fishing gear savings here on Traverse City, Mi. When checked on a bin near the fishing dept. service area a non marked 50% off reels contained many models with some with orange tags showing the original & then the 50% off price. Other reels however only had a geen price tag, & the clerk in that dept. was busy with another customer so I couldn't clarify the whether the green price of $69.99 on a Mitchel 410 spinning reel was the amount before discount , so I finished selecting other gear & proceeded to the checkout counter. There the clerk entered the reel & your register showed $69.99 as the price. A manager happened by & she asked him for clarification. He replied that that was the regular price & there was no discount...was a discontinued model. He said the sign on the bin said "up to 50% off." I that replied even if he was correct about the sign, that it was very deceiving if there was NO discount at all! He said sorry no discount & walked away. As a long time Gander Mtn. Customer I was shocked & should have cancelled the remainder of my merchandise purchase, but left extremely disappointed with this interaction with your employee & determined never to shop at your store again. I thought you'd like to know for employee training purposes as well as to avoid future deceptive practices. Sincerely, Ray Schmekel Traverse City, Mi.
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Gander Mountain Manager
Reason of review
Pricing issue

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