Have you ever seen a good bluefish blitz? The kind where a school of big chompers just attacks a school of prey? It’s unreal.
I felt like I was in the middle of a blitz on Sunday when, after getting some project supplies at Home Depot, I swung into the soon-to-close Sportsman’s Warehouse.
The place was an absolute zoo, with lines at that registers that stretched back toward the middle of the store.
Now, I could understand a buying blitz if everything in the store was 50 percent off. But most of what I saw was discounted 10 percent, although fishing terminal tackle was 20 percent off. The best I saw was 30 percent off hunting clothes, some of which already had previous discounts.
Now, 10 percent is better than nothing, 20 percent is getting somewhere and 30 percent is good. But the 10- and 20 percent discounts have been common at the store. All you had to do was get your hands on the discount cards SW handed out like candy at outdoors events and meetings.
The only thing I can figure is that everybody showed up looking for killer deals. When they saw the huge crowds they figured they better get in on the action, even without killer deals, for fear the items they were after would quickly sell out.
“I’ve had my eye on this tin of pellets for a while but I just couldn’t do it when they were $3.99. But now that they’re $3.60, I’m all over it! Yeah, man! I saved 40 cents! Now I excuse me while I go spend the next half hour in line.”