Thad 2015-12-08 15:09:05
Has anyone here had any experiences with this company? I found one of
their old catalogs and I was wondering if I should take a chance on
placing an order with them. Their selection seems to be incredible. Or
any other respected places with a comparable range of products?
John wise 2015-12-08 15:09:09
Yes, Bass pro is very good and reputable. They are a large outfit, you also
may want to consider Cabelas, www.cabelas.com , both very good.
Rodney 2015-12-09 13:52:27
SInce they are the number two gross seller of fishing tackle in the
world , they must be doing something right
Inventor of the Long Shot “WIGGLE” rig, SpecTastic Thread
Boomerang Fishing Pro. ,Stand Out Hooks ,Stand Out Lures,
Mojo’s Rock Hopper & Rig Saver weights, Decoy Activator
and the EZKnot http://www.ezknot.com
Jerry 2015-12-09 13:52:35
I would say they are probable the best with Cabela’s being a very, very
close second. If you are ever in Springfield MO. make sure you pay the
main store a visit. You won’t be sorry, just broke…….
Sarge 2015-12-09 13:52:39
I had good experience with them until last year. I ordered 236 dollars
worth of fishing gear from them three weeks before Christmas. I did it
online and printed my confirmation number and also saved the e mail they
sent me. I expected my order in less then a week since previous orders
always arrived within one week. After two weeks my order was still not in
so I did an inquiry with my bank and also them. They had taken the money
from my account and according to their records my order was shipped to my
shipping address. My shipping address is a physical address and my mailing
address is a PO box. After trying to find out what happened with my order
for over another two weeks, they finally told me that my order was returned
as refused shipment. I ask them who refused it and they had no signature.
After several phone calls and e mails, I was told they credit my credit card
and if I like the order they would just recharge my card and ship it to me.
At this point, I told them yes and asked them to verify my shipping address.
The sent me an e mail with my mailing address. No wonder UPS could not
deliver. I had printed my original order form before submitting and I did
put my shipping address as my physical address but the shipping clerk tried
to ship it to my mailing address. I then had them correct my shipping
address. I then reconfirmed with a customer service supervisor that I still
wanted my order and made sure they corrected my shipping address, I told her
to resend my order. I then received an e mail confirming my request and a
second e mail stating my order would be sent within twenty four hours with
express deliver at no additional charge.
Well another week past and still no order but they charged my credit card.
I then called again and was told that I never placed a second order. I then
asked for her supervisor. When the supervisor got on the phone and I
explained to her all my issues she confirmed that I had not placed a second
order. I then explained to her that her company had charged my credit card
and the problems I had with my first order. I then read her all the emails
I sent and the reply’s I got from her company. She then found my order but
told me that she could not send it because the customer service rep that
agreed to this does not have the authority to recharge my card and she would
issue me a refund. She then told me that if I still wanted the merchandise,
that I would have to resubmit my order either online, by fax, mail or by
calling one of their order clerks.
I then told her to refund my money and I would take my business somewhere
them after being a loyal customer with them for at least the last 5 years.
Annual purchase they lost is around $1000 dollars.
Searcher 2015-12-09 13:52:45
It sounds like the first issue was with your address, you say that they sent
it to your PO box.. First of all someone MUST sign for a shipment at a PO
second they have NO right to refuse a shipment that it prepaid. Second, if
your shipping address is a physical addy and you say BPShops had the correct
one, then how did they get your PO box?
Sorry, but it sounds to me that we are not getting the whole story. I live
in MD about 10 min from BPshops in Hanover, I have never had any problems, I
feel that the store has a great shipping policy and an excellant return
policy. And if you think that your measley grand a year is going to hurt
them, then think again. I spend over 5 G’s annually there and even that is
but a drop in the bucket for them.
Brianmartin61 2015-12-09 13:52:52
They have a great selection and a great return policy. If you are
buying something that can be found elsewhere, they tend to be more
expensive than the competition. I have found that some of their house
brand stuff is lower quality than Cabela’s house brand for example.
If you want to get everything in one place, Bass Pro is a good place
to look. They have nearly everything. Their store in Springfield, MO
is a must-see if you’re in the area.
Sarge 2015-12-09 13:52:57
shipment at a PO second they have NO right to refuse a shipment that it
prepaid. Second, if your shipping address is a physical addy and you say
BPShops had the correct one, then how did they get your PO box?”
First, let me clarify a few things for you. When you order there is a spot
for mailing address (this is where I put my POB). Second there is a spot
for shipping address (this is where I put my physical address). UPS could
not deliver to a POB so that sent it back. This is not my fault but theirs
for not shipping it to the correct address. They had the correct shipping
address. My reason for doing this is so that someone can sign for the order
since I am not always home. They never had a problem doing this in the
Searcher wrote: “Sorry, but it sounds to me that we are not getting the
whole story. I live in MD about 10 min from BPshops in Hanover, I have never
had any problems, I feel that the store has a great shipping policy and an
excellant return policy. And if you think that your measley grand a year is
going to hurt them, then think again. I spend over 5 G’s annually there and
even that is but a drop in the bucket for them.”
Yes, I have ordered numerous times from them in the past but made me take my
business somewhere else is the fact that I got e-mail confirmation from them
that they would recharge my credit card and then don’t send my stuff after
they charged it. Then when I call they act like they never charged my card
and I did not reorder. After sending them all the proof and reading the e
mails to them, they finally found where they charged my credit card a second
time and never sent my order. After fighting them for two days they then
decide they are going to refund me my money and if I want I can then replace
the order for a third time.
But the real thing that p***** me off was I would have at least expected a
apology letter from the company. I know my measly grand a business a year
won’t hurt them but word of mouth is the worst enemy they can have. They
never even replied to the complaint to the BBB. They feel they are so good
that it does not matter if they lose a customer or not. I been in there
stores in several states while on vacation and have spent hundreds dollars
at them. They are building one within 50 miles of me. It is still going
through the permit process. When it is built, I will not go there or order
from them again. I may be a plankton in there ocean but I am part of why
they are in business. I just take my plankton and shop locally or go to
another online vendor.
John wise 2015-12-09 13:53:02
Yeah. I am from woodbine md and visit that bass pro in arundel mills, it is
Bob la londe 2015-12-09 13:53:15
They are fair for price and service. They ship a day faster than Cabelas,
but Cabelas reimburses you for return shipping open anyhting you don’t want.
They have a reputation (who knows if it is deserved) for ripping of tackle
inventors and farming the ideas out to be reproduced off shore.
I prefer whenever possible to buy locally. I have a pretty good
relationship with two of the local shops, and it helps a lot. They get what
I want in, and will often stock things I use routinely. Winning a few
tournament checks and putting their names on my boat doesn’t hurt either.
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Mombu 2015-12-09 13:54:10
First day out?
Chicago paddli 2015-12-09 13:54:34
: their old catalogs and I was wondering if I should take a chance on
: placing an order with them. Their selection seems to be incredible. Or
: any other respected places with a comparable range of products?
You should check their web site and see if they have a store in your
state. The Springfield Mo store is very nice… for me at least the
store here in Illinois is a bit less than grand, but they still have
everything there… you pay tax but no shipping so it’s about even in
cost over the catalog.
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Alan lichtenst 2015-12-09 14:00:15
I’ve purchased sever times from them, line in particular. They ship
promptly and I’ve encountered no difficulty with them. Admittedly, my
purchase have been restricted to line( large spools of 20 & 30 lb.
Fireline ), but I find their prices for the items I purchase better than
tackle shops, even including the shipping.
Mombu 2015-12-09 14:00:21
Ordered a new Fly Fishing vest last Monday. Received it on Thursday. Great
prices and survice. MIKE