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#3179620 - 04/23/12 05:05 PM Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy.
Curtis Online   happy
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Gonzales, Texas
Fortunately I bought this at Academy and they are taking it back.

The chair is a good idea, but I should have just been more careful about buying the product. Made in China and missing parts and parts that have pre-drilled holes that don't match up. I took it back and the store clerk opened up another one and it too was missing the same stuff and had the same problem. They gave me my money back and were easy to deal with. Thanks to Academy for helping me out with the good customer service!

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#3179626 - 04/23/12 05:08 PM Re: Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy. [Re: Curtis]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Academy is good about that


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#3180587 - 04/23/12 11:32 PM Re: Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy. [Re: kmon1]
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Loc: El Paso Texas
Got to love Academy, no questions asked return policy.

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#3180637 - 04/24/12 12:26 AM Re: Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy. [Re: mulie_mike]
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Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 3312
Loc: San Marcos, TX
Originally Posted By: mulie_mike
Got to love Academy, no questions asked return policy.


yep, game winner stuff is real hit or miss, I got lucky with the pack I bought from them


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#3180705 - 04/24/12 06:02 AM Re: Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy. [Re: mulie_mike]
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Registered: 02/04/12
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Loc: NE TX
Originally Posted By: mulie_mike
Got to love Academy, no questions asked return policy.
I agree except on firearms, bows, crossbows...they will not take a return. Had a bad crossbow and had to send it back to the manufacturer who fixed the problem no questions asked. Bought a Game Winner low profile turkey hunting chair that I am very pleased with at a good price.

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#3180938 - 04/24/12 08:35 AM Re: Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy. [Re: kamolaw]
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For $5 more I'm going to just buy an office chair from Office Depot or somewhere and use it in the ground blind. A lot more comfortable but it will be harder to transport. It just has to be out there for a few days in a ground blind anyway and then just take them back and store them in the lodge.

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#3180957 - 04/24/12 08:40 AM Re: Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy. [Re: Curtis]
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Registered: 10/03/07
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I like Academy but I HATE the Gamewinner brand. Please, anyone come look through my stuff, I promise there is not one single gameloser item in my house. It is a horrible knockoff. I promise if a fella spends a few extra dollars on the name brand equivalent, it iwll last much longer and be a lot more durable.

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#3181714 - 04/24/12 02:24 PM Re: Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy. [Re: Curtis]
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Registered: 07/09/10
Posts: 284
Loc: Galveston
Originally Posted By: Curtis
Fortunately I bought this at Academy and they are taking it back.

The chair is a good idea, but I should have just been more careful about buying the product. Made in China and missing parts and parts that have pre-drilled holes that don't match up. I took it back and the store clerk opened up another one and it too was missing the same stuff and had the same problem. They gave me my money back and were easy to deal with. Thanks to Academy for helping me out with the good customer service!

Bought that same chair last year and had exactly the same problems you described. I even returned the first one in exchange for another. Same problems. Academy took them back, no questions asked.

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#3182835 - 04/24/12 11:07 PM Re: Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy. [Re: Curtis]
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 1497
Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: Curtis
For $5 more I'm going to just buy an office chair from Office Depot or somewhere and use it in the ground blind. A lot more comfortable but it will be harder to transport. It just has to be out there for a few days in a ground blind anyway and then just take them back and store them in the lodge.


That's a good idea with the office depot chair. Most Gamewinner stuff IS NOT BAD, but it is basically the cheapest hunting stuff on the market so I figure don't complain. (unless there is reason to like in the OP's case) cause you know what you're buying. You all know the rhyme, you get what you pay for.

A lot of comparable game winner gear can be found at REI or Whole Earth Provisions. It won't be camo but serves the same purpose. It's priced significantly higher, cause it's not the cheapest gear on the market.

I have some game winner gear. It serves it's purpose for me. yes I love Academy, been shopping there all my life. But I tell you what if Academy did not have the great return policy it does have, I would be one of the first in line to roast them like a stuck duck. I've spent gobs of money there over the years. GOBS! Their gamewinner gear fills a space many are happy for including me. If they don't return something of theirs they should (which I doubt would happen) take it to management and I doubt you'll be disappointed.

Thank you Academy Sports and Outdoors for all the years of great products and great service. (you owe me for the plug) j/k

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#3182979 - 04/25/12 01:14 AM Re: Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy. [Re: gacman]
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Registered: 12/13/07
Posts: 714
Loc: Azle, TX
Blynd all weather swivel chairs are rock solid. I think they are made in San Antonio?


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#3183568 - 04/25/12 09:55 AM Re: Game Winner - swivel blind chair - bad buy. [Re: HornSlayer]
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 7046
Loc: Gonzales, Texas
Blynd chairs....not familiar with them but will check them out. Thanks!


gacman....

Yeah, if an Academy was closer to me I would use them even more often. One of those few good things I miss from the city. smile Plenty of times I have bought my shoes and clothing at their store. Since there is not one near me..I have to resort to the nearest TSC store for the clothing. But given the chance when I drive by and see an Academny...its hard to not want to pull in and take a walk through.

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