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Andy H. 11-06-2019 07:44 PM

Apparently they released a statement today. Someone posted this annotated version to the Boycott Backcountrydotcom FB group so we can read between the lines (click to embiggen):

https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net...19&oe=5E6176A7

Among the comments was this nugget:

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I work with crisis management and brand protection. They have bad advisors. They did a mistake, we all do, but when we learn that it was wrong we have to take full responsibility and do everything possible to minimize damage for 3rd parties first.
The letter shows that he have listened, but that they really don't understand what they did wrong. And that they focus on the damage they have created on themself instead of the damage they have created on others.

Conundrum 11-06-2019 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy H. (Post 752845)
Dear Gawd....

I can't help but wonder if somewhere there's a guy trying to figure out how he can get a patent on oxygen and then charge everyone to breathe.

Itís not too far off in the future.

co_bjread 11-07-2019 12:14 AM

Well, they are feeling the pressure, and have started to respond to the issue.

https://www.snewsnet.com/gear/backco...ademark-blowup

I'm not in marketing, but I would be interested to see what their sales charts are doing.

It mentions loss of 11,000 customers, which also makes me wonder how large their customer base is.

k2andcannoli 11-07-2019 05:56 AM

#FreeThePink hopefully this catches on with the ladies. Social media may once again become enjoyable.

dirtbagkayaker 11-07-2019 10:19 AM

I hate this thread.... It made be google "backcountry" and now everything time I log on FB all I see is "backcounrty" ads and all my friends that like and support "backcountry!"

All this creates an internal struggle. I think I'll just go stick my head in the sand.. Blue pills anyone???

Andy H. 11-07-2019 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by dirtbagkayaker (Post 752973)
I hate this thread.... It made be google "backcountry" and now everything time I log on FB all I see is "backcounrty" ads and all my friends that like and support "backcountry!"

All this creates an internal struggle. I think I'll just go stick my head in the sand.. Blue pills anyone???

So here's what you can do:

First share the Boycott Backcountrydotcom FB group with any friends that are still listed as "liking" the retailer,

Then select "hide ad" up in the top right corner of the ads and suggested posts. Unfortunately on the "why?" there's not an option for "scumsucking assholes" but that's OK, you can pick something else...

Gimmie that red pill!

theusualsuspect 11-07-2019 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by co_bjread (Post 752959)
Well, they are feeling the pressure, and have started to respond to the issue.

https://www.snewsnet.com/gear/backco...ademark-blowup

I'm not in marketing, but I would be interested to see what their sales charts are doing.

It mentions loss of 11,000 customers, which also makes me wonder how large their customer base is.

Thanks for the read, interesting. The link in the comment section shows all the litigation filed on behalf of corporate. Worth a perusal quickly just to see how many petitions they have filed.

USPTO TTABVUE. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Inquiry System

Looks like they've been doing it for years, the world just picked up on it for whatever reason. I personally don't like any part of it and wrote an kindly worded email.

Dave Frank 11-07-2019 06:02 PM

I sent them this:

Your greed with this law suit has just cost you my business.

I’ve purchased at least a few things from you every year since about 2007.

I’m not sure you’d get my business back by dropping the suit, but its worth a shot.

Former customer, Dave

SAC, deleted

Gear trade, deleted.

Backcountry.com boycotted.

Sparks1000 11-07-2019 06:17 PM

I will be very curious what they do with Backcountry Access. They have been around decades longer than Backcountry.com and they are a significant supplier.

NoCo 11-07-2019 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Sparks1000 (Post 753009)
I will be very curious what they do with Backcountry Access. They have
been around decades longer than Backcountry.com and they are a significant supplier.

They are going to have to sue everyone cause its sure looking like its going to be there only source of income.


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