Jump to content
Paulding.com
Sign in to follow this  
dawneykids

The New sports store in Hiram....

Recommended Posts

Hubby and I went to Academy Sports in Hiram and were very impressed. I just signed up for kick boxing classes and needed a few things. We got 3 folding chairs, tennis shoes for me, 6 pr of short socks, flip flops for 4th grader, 2 tops and 2 pair of pants, 2 henly t's that were on clearance for $4.88 ea and a box of ammo for $135.00. The prices were good, the store was very bright, which I like, I HATE dark stores, with lots of people on the floor to help customers, All in all, a very good experience.

 

Hubby LOVED the fact that they sell all kinds of guns and ammo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I first found out about AS going in I was skeptical about it. I hope it lasts longer than the one that went in in my hometown. The one in my hometown left after a year b/c of no business. Which I don't understand b/c the population there is that of Marietta/Dallas/Hiram combined and had a MAJOR university there. Was also really the only sporting store in the area. Hope ours makes it.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't wait to go! Did anyone notice if they had the Elite socks in colors besides black?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm looking forward to going myself, I need some weights and new workout clothes, so I have the perfect excuse :good:

 

 

My friend went this morning and found some really cute work out clothes. They were really reasonable in price. I'm going to get some tomorrow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I first found out about AS going in I was skeptical about it. I hope it lasts longer than the one that went in in my hometown. The one in my hometown left after a year b/c of no business. Which I don't understand b/c the population there is that of Marietta/Dallas/Hiram combined and had a MAJOR university there. Was also really the only sporting store in the area. Hope ours makes it.

 

 

I have been in the one in Macon. Personally I wasn't impressed simply because my sport is fishing and their fishing equipment is very limited. I left the Macon store and went to Bass Pro to get the rod I was looking for.

 

BUT! If you are looking for sportswear, guns and ammo they are great. I hope they do well but I will continue to buy my tackle from Nature's Tackle Box just down the sidewalk.

Edited by feelip
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only bad thing is now we will have an empty retail spot where Sports Authority was.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

did anyone get the free bike?

 

Were they only giving away one? I know of someone who won a bike, but I'd rather she announced it herself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Were they only giving away one? I know of someone who won a bike, but I'd rather she announced it herself.

 

Me too.

 

DS and I went. I was very pleased to see they carry "Wounded warrior" ware. Under Armor supports this program, and we will have more UA in home because of that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we went tonight, it is a nice store. I got a new zebra stripe ballpark chair :yahoo: and some other things I needed. It was packed!

 

They have a reward program, I didn't get the details, but I spend a small fortune on sports crap so I will be looking into. :D

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We went this afternoon and was very impressed. However, how can a store, on "Opening Day" mind you, have a lot of clearance items. We saw many clearance items. We found Hubby some shoes, we have been searching for this kind, for about 7 yrs and they were only $20!! :yahoo: :yahoo: We also, got a few more items. The prices are VERY reasonable, too. I jsut hope the store last for a very very long time!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't wait to go! Did anyone notice if they had the Elite socks in colors besides black?

Yes, I know they also had them in red and blue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I know they also had them in red and blue.

 

 

Thanks! Their the latest rage with the middle school boys, they love them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! Their the latest rage with the middle school boys, they love them.

How much do they run? 6th grader hasn't said anything about them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We went this afternoon and was very impressed. However, how can a store, on "Opening Day" mind you, have a lot of clearance items. We saw many clearance items. We found Hubby some shoes, we have been searching for this kind, for about 7 yrs and they were only $20!! :yahoo: :yahoo: We also, got a few more items. The prices are VERY reasonable, too. I jsut hope the store last for a very very long time!!!!

 

Some clearance items are bought SPECIFICALLY for clearance. The manufacture has over produced and stores will buy in bulk, especially since they have a lot of stores to spread it around in. Sales and clearance items also have to be corporate wide of their advertisements would have to be specialized. Does this make any sense?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How much do they run? 6th grader hasn't said anything about them.

$15 at most sporting goods stores. I think Academy's was $13.

Edited by jmea

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We went this afternoon and was very impressed. However, how can a store, on "Opening Day" mind you, have a lot of clearance items. We saw many clearance items. We found Hubby some shoes, we have been searching for this kind, for about 7 yrs and they were only $20!! :yahoo: :yahoo: We also, got a few more items. The prices are VERY reasonable, too. I jsut hope the store last for a very very long time!!!!

That was our question too, however, that is where I got capri Nike workout pants for $9.88 a pair.......worked for both of us I think!! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We went yesterday afternoon. We were impressed with the selection, assortment, pricing and friendliness of the staff.

 

Once we got home we found some clothes did not fit.

 

We returned this morning to exchange sizes. This visit was equality as good. The exchange process flowed smoothly and we actually ended up buying more than we exchanged.

 

I think they will do good here.

 

Maybe the Itilian place (Capalbo's ???) will come back where Sports Authority is now located.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We went yesterday afternoon. We were impressed with the selection, assortment, pricing and friendliness of the staff.

 

Once we got home we found some clothes did not fit.

 

We returned this morning to exchange sizes. This visit was equality as good. The exchange process flowed smoothly and we actually ended up buying more than we exchanged.

 

I think they will do good here.

 

Maybe the Itilian place (Capalbo's ???) will come back where Sports Authority is now located.

 

Capalbo's had the best pizza. Yum!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They also have clearance items ONLINE, so some of the store items could be from the internet products.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me too.

 

DS and I went. I was very pleased to see they carry "Wounded warrior" ware. Under Armor supports this program, and we will have more UA in home because of that.

 

 

Good to know, I need a new WW shirt!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been in the one in Macon. Personally I wasn't impressed simply because my sport is fishing and their fishing equipment is very limited. I left the Macon store and went to Bass Pro to get the rod I was looking for.

 

BUT! If you are looking for sportswear, guns and ammo they are great. I hope they do well but I will continue to buy my tackle from Nature's Tackle Box just down the sidewalk.

 

Glad I read the reviews. From what I am reading it seems clothing is the big item. I have never visited one of their stores and had pictured them to be similar to the other box store that starts with a big D. I went there a few weeks ago for the second time in my life and will never visit again after buying a couple of hundred dollars of fishing supplies and receiving not even a hello from the staff. I'd love a store nearby with a friendly staff that carries fishing, hunting and a wide variety of camping supplies. I'd prefer privately owned stores, since they seem to actually care about their patrons and know their equipment. I never knew about Nature's Tackle Box, so I will definitely check them out. I used to visit a local fishing supply store back home and enjoyed the personal touch I received. I like selection, knowledge of product and service.

Edited by HiPlainsDrifter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad I read the reviews. From what I am reading it seems clothing is the big item. I have never visited one of their stores and had pictured them to be similar to the other box store that starts with a big D. I went there a few weeks ago for the second time in my life and will never visit again after buying a couple of hundred dollars of fishing supplies and receiving not even a hello from the staff. I'd love a store nearby with a friendly staff that carries fishing, hunting and a wide variety of camping supplies. I'd prefer privately owned stores, since they seem to actually care about their patrons and know their equipment. I never knew about Nature's Tackle Box, so I will definitely check them out. I used to visit a local fishing supply store back home and enjoyed the personal touch I received. I like selection, knowledge of product and service.

I had at least 10 associates ask me if I was finding everything, I asked a question in shoes, the girl didn't know the answer and immediately went to her mgr., asked him and came back and told me. I don't believe for a second that that kind of customer service with the volume of employees will the norm after the first few weeks, but if they concentrate on customer service, that is where I will shop. I hate Sports Authority, don't love Dick's (that just doesn't sound right somehow :lol: ), so I hope that they can keep up the good work and be very successful in Paulding county.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bought one of their deck umbrellas yesterday evening. Went to the back of the store and found some on the shelves that were $5.00 cheaper than the ones in the front of the store. Same brand, style and all. I noticed that several stores do this a lot. Bonus!

 

Their clothing assortment and outdoor furniture is what we will be going back to next weekend after payday. Great selection, prices and such!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is Sports Authority out of business?

 

Or are you just predicting that they will be?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is Sports Authority out of business?

 

Or are you just predicting that they will be?

They are still there, but they and Hibbet Sports were empty today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wasn't impressed with the size range in the clothing. My top size is hard to find in fitness apparel. However, I quickly found 2 pair of walking/tennis shoes in my hard to find shoe size. :) I was there just before closing, so I didn't have time to browse the rest of the store. Maybe I will have time later this week. I do think my husband will love the store.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1334985116[/url]' post='3627401']

Did anyone notice if they have "Life Is Good" t-shirts with the little guy and/or dog on them?

 

 

Yes, they have "Life is Good" t-shirts and hats. Wish they carried "Life is Crap" stuff, too, but I've only found that at a few stores....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we have not been yet... I am glad to hear all the good reviews

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went on Friday and Sunday. I bought 3 shirts on Sunday and dbf bought some stuff for him...

 

On friday I had a conversation with the manager in the women's workout areas.... letting her know that they needed to order more xl workout stuff. I told her that not everyone working out was an extra small! She said they had a problem with a shipment and it was missing a lot of xl stuff.

 

I spent a lot of my gift card :good:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess I thought it was going to be more then what it was . To me it is a sports authority that sells hand guns. I like "Dicks Sporting goods" better, it has higher end products. Not knocking it, acadamey is a good story to have around, but I guess I was expecting more and the prices weren't as cheap as I thought they would be. They did have allstar rods though, that was cool. It was loaded up with them there rednecks... lol, me being one of them.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...