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elbanditoroso's avatar

What's the difference between Cabela's and Bass Pro Shop? Are they basically the same?

Asked by elbanditoroso (28860points) January 4th, 2015

I think they are owned by different corporations, but merchandise-wise, is there any real difference?

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ibstubro's avatar

The closest to me is probably Scheels.
They seem basically the same to me, but I’m sure they’re like the home improvement big-boxes, in that each specializes in something different. Like Menard’s, has the best lighting department and I think it’s Lowe’s the stands out in paint.
Scheels has huge aquariums, so perhaps they stand out in water sports?

Seaofclouds's avatar

They are owned by different corporations and they each have their own line of products, but other than that, there is not much difference between the two.

filmfann's avatar

I haven’t been in Bass Pro Shops, but I have been in Cabela’s, and I tell you I have been in shopping malls that are smaller. Cabela’s is insanely huge. Aisle after aisle of just ammo. Huge displays of stuffed wildlife. It is something to see.

reijinni's avatar

@filmfann, Bass Pro Shops is a similar experience to the one you described. Tracks on the floor, boats in one section. I got lost wandering around in that place.

pittfan20's avatar

Yes there is.To the best of my knowledge,Bass Pro Shop only sells fishing equipment and maybe some camping equipment.Cabela’s sells everything: Hunting, Fishing, and Camping equipment, they have an in-store resturaunt, they sell canoes, and stuff like that.Im preety sure you can even take your Hunter’s Safety Course there.

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