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Old 07-29-2017, 05:41 PM   #1
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I just came from Camping World where I was going to purchase some of the CAMCO 429123 Retractable shades since they sent me an email telling me they were on sale for $7.42 each (reg 11.99 club price). When I got there, the cashier told me that they would honor that price BUT, I had to pay shipping unless the order I was purchasing was over #100.00 which is their min for free shipping (mind you, I had them in my hand). In other words, they will NOT honor pricing from their web site. I asked if he was joking and he said no. ...

Has anyone ever encountered this with them?
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:45 PM   #2
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I would have air "shipped" them across the store on my way out.
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:38 AM   #3
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Never had that problem. The Myrtle Beach store price matched a folding bike for us and it was $100.00 off.
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Website prices are not the same as store prices. Each store is captive to what they bought it for, and tries to make a reasonable profit. When the distribution center sees something is not moving, or will soon be outdated, they make a decision to reduce their loss, and cut a price below wholesale. That puts the squeeze on store owners. I used to work at Lowes. It's not all "One Camping World." The store is put at a disadvantage in these situations, and it sounds like it tried to adapt. They were willing to sell it to you at what you would have ended up paying, including shipping. You would not have gotten free shipping on line unless you crossed over $100. Seems fair to me.
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:04 AM   #5
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Yes, definitely seen it before... and I get it.

Ordering online does not require marketing, retail storage space (a building, shelving, electricity for lighting & climate control, etc), salespeople, and so on. That stuff all costs money, and is added to the "retail" cost of an item you buy in a store.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:56 AM   #6
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Camping World does what it wants to. I have gotten flyers from them, went to the store with the flyer in hand and they would not sell it to me at the price in their flyer. There was nothing in the flyer about having to purchase online. There is a huge disconnect with that entire organization. I have gotten good deals from their stores by shopping the discontinued items section. Otherwise it is a crap shoot.

Their online sales leave a lot to be desired too. Ordered something and they didn't ship right away, after two weeks I still hadn't gotten it, called and they gave me some BS answer. Canceled the order.

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Old 07-30-2017, 11:08 PM   #7
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I fail to understand how consumers can rationalize a business decision that virtually every other business in America does not practice. I, at least personally, know of no other retail store that doesn't honor their online sales prices at their S&B store. It must be an individual store issue as the Mesa, AZ store does honor the online prices. Isn't this a practice that should be company wide?

While online doesn't have the same employees as S&B they do have employees so why does it matter which employee fulfills your order. BTW, the online catalog is marketing .
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I received SIX of the Camco shades today, ordered them on Saturday from AMAZON PRIME, and take that CW!

I also got a quote from CW for a second AC for the bedroom. They are about 600.00 higher than I can get it for off the web. SAME AC!
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I received SIX of the Camco shades today, ordered them on Saturday from AMAZON PRIME, and take that CW!

I also got a quote from CW for a second AC for the bedroom. They are about 600.00 higher than I can get it for off the web. SAME AC!
$600! That's a wee bit of markup

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In my experience, CW is rarely the least expensive option...

I look at them like 7-11 stores: they're rarely the least expensive, but if you need something in a hurry when out & about, many times they're the most convenient. And that's what you're paying for.
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