Sage and Simms at Costco?

As a consumer, why really should i be concerned with this at all, other than saving money. doesn't the consumer only benefit, from all this. 8,000 views, i mean really wtf. Mere Commoners wearing Simms and sporting a Sage rod, what is this world coming to?
 

Philster

Active Member
How would they know were you got it. If they moved to having everyone provide a receipt, it would cause problems for everyone. Do you know where you receipt for a rod you got ten years ago is?
I believe you still need a receipt for warranty service. You were supposed to send it in with your registration card. You didn't? Bad form... Gotta love all the used ads with "blank warranty card!" Don't matter! Show me the original receipt!

Also, punishing customers for this? They bought their dyson vacuum and Sony TV there. How were they supposed to know any of this crap? If it isn't illegal, and it's not, you can't punish the customer.
 
As a consumer, why really should i be concerned with this at all, other than saving money. doesn't the consumer only benefit, from all this. 8,000 views, i mean really wtf. Mere Commoners wearing Simms and sporting a Sage rod, what is this world coming to?
If Simms and Sage wanted their product in Costco at that price, then sure, good for us. But they didn't, and Costco used backhanded tactics to get the stuff in the store. Legal or not, it ain't cool with me. Totally missing the point with "mere commoner" comment. As a consumer, is everything about price?
 

smc

Active Member
So?

So. Some people prefer to make their purchases from vendors that go a step above what is required by law. The law does not require that a vendor act honorably in all regards, but I do. I'm really disappointed with Costco in this regard.

I suppose you might purchase hot gear from a crack head, if the price was right.
 
Funny, but no it was 100% local.
Yes, but it was a foreign made camera, probably.:rofl: Sorry, I just couldn't resist. This whole thread cracks me up! I've just spent an hour reading the post and have come to the conclusion that there are entirely too many of us that need to go fishing! Lost shipments? B.S. Under the table, gray shipments, buy backs, etc., etc. B.S. They all knew exactly what was going on and they got called on it just like the Market selling Wild Steelhead and the dude busted for selling coho for chinook and so on, and so on. Anything to make an extra buck. It's called capitalism and that's what has made this country great. Get over it. I still buy from my fly local shops and buy my TP and bagged chicken from Costco.