RE: Balog on big business I quit purchasing fishing tackle at BPS and Cabela's some time ago. They never have what I want in stock and they never have any specialty baits. That said, over the years, its our own fault as consumers for BPS' growth. We are the ones with the money. BPS does not drive the market, the consumer does. Don't believe me ... then if everyone bought all tackle and accessories somewhere else, BPS would go under. A man once told me about the golden rule: He who has the gold makes the rules.
BPS has done well with their business model, and we, as consumers, keep supplying them what they want, which is our money. Corporations react to cash flow. If they get cash, they will continue to do more of what they are doing, to get more cash, and grow. We, as consumers, control growth. No cash from me, no growth for them ... simple.
Support your local tackle shop, they will be there for you and will grow. Support BPS only and no local tackle shop, the local shop goes out of business. We, as consumers (with the cash), control the market.
Quit buying $65K boats, they will quit being offered. Quit buying $15 cranks, they will quit being offered. The consumer drives the market.