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Old 04-13-2018, 03:35 PM
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What about Christmas lights ? Hear folks hang them return them after season is over .
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I don't doubt it, that type of stuff happens all the time, but is relatively low cost (unless we are talking about "Battle of Lights" type of returns )
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I always thought they all ended up on the Montauk Lighthouse. you should see that lace around Christmas. The remaining fish are blind by Jan 1.
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LL Bean may be starting a revolution on return policies that takes in other chain stores. Remember that many of these big stores, with multiple stores scattered around the country, have stockholders that are pissed. For instance, my wife and I have Lowes stock and we don't want to see our dividends degraded by cheater consumers. I applaud Bean's new return policy.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:29 PM
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I'm with you on that. Bean does a great job even without the "wader" guarantee. I have taken advantage of it twice over the past 6 years, not without feeling a bit guilty. I'm on my third pair now and 2- 2 1/2 years is not bad in the salt. I will continue to but them and be happy when I can find them on sale.
Not sure if I ever posted the "bad chicken" return story on SS. The old Grand Union supermarket was great on returns, I was a young general worker. Lady bring an entire chicken carcass back, not a stitch of meat left. I nearly lost it laughing but we honored the return. Doubt that could happen now.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:07 AM
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I could have bought a cabin cruiser with the wader money I have spent over the years.
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I could have bought a cabin cruiser with the wader money I have spent over the years.
you would have made darn good 1st mate as Mrs. Captain giving the orders at the helm
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:25 AM
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Boat fishing has its own curses. For instance, you can wait hours for your turn to launch at daybreak or just as long to take out at sunset.
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Our daughter teaches fly fishing and she gets way more women in her classes than men. Women seem to take to fly fishing (like I take to women.)
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Women seem to take to fly fishing for sure. It can be many things, pretty, aggressive, unladylike, social, delicate,ladylike, brutish...all of it. But in the end the idea of waving a long rod over a creek in an idyllic setting is just cool. Doing the same with a "fishing pole" in the dark, while it's raining and stinking of bait, well ..get the picture.
I applaud Mr Smarty's take to women comment.
BTW the other night I met an octogenarian surf caster with his wife only a few years younger...all decked out in appropriate gear, a highlight for sure. They were both good conversationalists and passionate about chasing linesiders. We agreed to be sure to take the time to BS a bit next time we cross paths. We exchanged auto models ( don't want to get too familiar ) so we would know who's on the beach, when. This is the second time I have met a woman who likes the salt.
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The future of the outdoors, fishing and hunting, is with women. When women get involved, men will come back. Sure, in many cases, women have degraded fishing and hunting but that is changing/evolving. As in the other thread, the future is in mentoring the outdoor sports. Let a girl catch or shoot something and she will be putting her boots on in the dark waiting for you. I have caused it and I have seen it with a wife and three daughters.
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LL Bean may be starting a revolution on return policies that takes in other chain stores. Remember that many of these big stores, with multiple stores scattered around the country, have stockholders that are pissed. For instance, my wife and I have Lowes stock and we don't want to see our dividends degraded by cheater consumers. I applaud Bean's new return policy.
Probably old news but when a friend called Bean about a wader return the other day they told him that they were honoring the original guarantee for all goods purchased before Feb 7th ( not sure on that exact date ), the date they went official on the new policy. So if you have LL Bean stock, this next 12 months or so will be the last time you have to grind your teeth reading about endless returns
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Consumers have been screwing LL Bean for long enough. I mean, there is a limit. Guys gear up with all new stuff -- a canoe full of clothing, fishing tackle, you name it. After a great trip they drop everything off, canoe and all, for a full credit. Next year they do the same trip with all new stuff all over again.

LL Bean happens to be a privately held company so they don't have stock holders. If they did and I were a stockholder I would be miffed. Its just not right.
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Can't argue with any of that. They have been overly generous for many years.
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You know what really gets my skivvies bunched? Attacking the profit motive as "corporate greed." Since I started owning stock I have cultivated an appreciation for business, profits, and service to society. I don't say much but I feel bad when I hear things said about business in a negative light. And what consumers have done to LL Bean does not speak well for consumers.
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