Sage and Simms at Costco?

Buck

"Ride'n Dirty."
Costco is the socially acceptable Wal-Mart. If your concerned about your local economy, don't shop there. If your into free-trade, get the executive membership.
 
this thread is kinda funny too me, i guess if they are selling hodgman its ok, but God forbid if they sell Simms. what a joke. i guess its getting harder to "APPEAR" better than others these days.
 

Davy

Active Member
I have always wondered why so many fly fishers (not all) are so willing to spend many hundreds if not thousands of dollars on this and that esoteric reels and rods, even waders and other gear. But when it comes to flies, nope. Not for these peoples fly's, they want those to be cheap...why? I really stress the reel part of the equation lately. Why do you need and even want a nine hundred dollar reel to go trout fishing with?

Little wonder Costco wants in the action. And yes, flyshops should have hotdogs and cokes, oughtta be a law on that one, no? But charge extra for mustard--- profit baby , pay the rent even!
 

Richard E

Active Member
Kim - let me simply say - as someone who commutes between Washington and China - as someone who is intimately familiar with those brands - as someone who does QA inspections and walks those factory floors - you simply have no clue.
Thanks, martyg, for saying what I was thinking when I read Kim's post (to which you response was directed). I'm sure Kim is a sharp guy, but the many of comments in that particular post were inaccurate . . .
 

Lugan

Joe Streamer
I have always wondered why so many fly fishers (not all) are so willing to spend many hundreds if not thousands of dollars on this and that esoteric reels and rods, even waders and other gear. But when it comes to flies, nope. Not for these peoples fly's, they want those to be cheap...why? I really stress the reel part of the equation lately. Why do you need and even want a nine hundred dollar reel to go trout fishing with?
Because boys like toys, and those toy purchases tend to be irrational rather than practical. Guys buy outrageously expensive stuff like Harleys, sports cars, cigar collections, wine collections, scotch collections, Rolexes, fine shotguns, and much more for largely irrational reasons. The list of stuff a guy can buy at stupidly high prices is endless, and most of it is overkill if you approach such purchases from a strictly rational, functional position. But it's fun, and really really good stuff is cool.
 

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
Because boys like toys, and those toy purchases tend to be irrational rather than practical. Guys buy outrageously expensive stuff like Harleys, sports cars, cigar collections, wine collections, scotch collections, Rolexes, fine shotguns, and much more for largely irrational reasons. The list of stuff a guy can buy at stupidly high prices is endless, and most of it is overkill if you approach such purchases from a strictly rational, functional position. But it's fun, and really really good stuff is cool.
I'm convinced that's because the act of shopping releases endorphins, making us feel good about the process even if the purchase itself is irrational. IMHO, women get a much better endorphin release from the process of shopping than from coming home with their actual purchases.

Guys OTOH are much more competitive. The payoff for us is comparing our purchases with those of other guys, making the item we bought a sort of trophy instead of something necessary or practical. Why else would I need 20+ rods or reels with drags that'd stop a truck when all I fish for is trout?!

K
 
Interesting thread, what has not ben determined is whether or not this event is a Costco policy/practice or the actions of a rogue purchasing agent/department.

GT
 

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
Thought this article would add to the flavor of this discussion (about outsourcing manufacturing of outdoor equipment or keeping them in the states)
Thanks for sharing Kim. This sentence in the story caught my attention:

"Scott decided in 2001 to abandon the fight for mass-market share and the strategy of growing ever larger."​

That seems to point to a fundamental question: How much (growth, profit, market share, money, . . . ) is enough?

Is (more, bigger, cheaper, . . .) always better?

K
 

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