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Nicholas Eckhart

Gander Mountain Files For Bankruptcy, Plans To Close 32 Stores

The sporting goods retail apocalypse continues, and as predicted a month ago, the latest victim is Gander Mountain. The chain of hunting, fishing, and camping superstores, which does substantial business in firearms, filed for bankruptcy at the end of last week. The business will go up for auction, with company leaders hoping to close the sale by May 15. [More]

Nicholas Eckhart

Report: Outdoors Superstore Gander Mountain Looking To File For Bankruptcy

Wait, there’s yet another sporting goods store potentially headed for bankruptcy? There are reports that Gander Mountain, an outdoorsy chain that calls itself “America’s firearms superstore” is headed for bankruptcy. [More]

This Rain Poncho Is One Size Fits All Kids, Unless They’re Fat

This Rain Poncho Is One Size Fits All Kids, Unless They’re Fat

A rain poncho isn’t really a size-dependent garment. As long as it’s short enough that you don’t step on it while you walk, it’s fine for a variety of body sizes. That’s why reader Chris found this item description for a rain poncho at Gander Mountain surprising and sent it to us. It’s either refreshingly blunt or needlessly rude, depending on your point of view. [More]

Gander Mountain Fixes Your Flat Tire, Apparently Also Sells Stuff

Gander Mountain Fixes Your Flat Tire, Apparently Also Sells Stuff

This may be the bizarro world version of the Bed, Bath and Beyond store that wouldn’t let a customer use their phone to dial 911. North of Houston, Thomas witnessed employees of a Gander Mountain outdoor equipment store come to the aid of a motorist with a flat tire. A motorist who, as far as they knew, wasn’t even their customer.