PissedConsumer.com strives to provide consumers with the right information to make informed purchasing decisions. Our website collected and compiled various consumer reviews about Buds Gun Shop and Gander Outdoors as well as customer ratings and recommendations for these brands. Each brand score is calculated based on set of relevant criteria and displays company performance over time.

Buds Gun Shop
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Buds Gun Shop and Gander Outdoors Overview

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Buds Gun Shop was first mentioned on PissedConsumer on Oct 8, 2012 and since then this brand received 233 reviews. It is 198 reviews more than Gander Outdoors received since May 15, 2018. According to received "Issue Resolved" consumers' votes, a consumer is more likely to resolve issues with Gander Outdoors customer support team than with Buds Gun Shop customer service.

Buds Gun Shop and Gander Outdoors Consumer Ratings

15 out of 353 in Weapons category
18 out of 238 in Hunting, Fishing and Camping category
Customer service
11 in category
13 in category
17 in category
16 in category
Price Affordability
16 in category
12 in category

Buds Gun Shop and Gander Outdoors Rating Details

Customer service
1.8 (144 reviews)
1.7 (18 reviews)
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I hold her in high regards as a true customer service professional. *****Buds NV has a history of deleting accounts rather than dealing with Customers who have issues or legitimate concerns. Customers that have no issues never have to come in contact with Buds employees which are the 99% they brag...

James E

...I called the customer service department after 20 min of arguing with the representive that the two tents are different she insisted they were the same item just a different color. I then told here Gander is false advertising. I asked to be transferred to a manager...

2.6 (131 reviews)
1.9 (14 reviews)
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I was forced to use the chat room on their website, both convenient and easily controlled by Buds staff online. The reason I inquired is that my FFL was going on vacation and I was concerned it was likely to be stuck in limbo. In the chatroom I simply asked the CSR to check where my order was in...

Stephen C

...Just like the trijicon red dot I just ordered off of scalarworks website. Again I am not even looking for a reply. I just hoped you would be as appalled as I was at your service...

Price Affordability
3.3 (119 reviews)
2.5 (16 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...I called Buds and was told that there was an "error" on the price and now I have to pay 1000 for the firearm..

michael b

...I waited patiently while they talked about their lunch breaks and other stuff not one of them even acknowledge me so I had to go up to the register and the price change girl acted like I was bothering her that she had to go in the back and get the part herself. I've never had that problem at Camping...


Buds Gun Shop and Gander Outdoors Pros and Cons

  • Price
  • Pricing
  • Variety of selection
  • No pros
  • Variety and pricing
  • Store close by my location
  • Customer service
  • Shipping and customer service
  • Deceptive advertising
  • Being deceived about product availability
  • Terrible customer service
  • Little to no knowledge of what they are doing

Buds Gun Shop and Gander Outdoors Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews

I purchased an HK45C sand on 3/1/16 and it arrived 3/4/16. I inspected it at the dealer and it is clean and in perfect...


I bought a bow and it wasn't even at Gander Outdoors. I called them to see if they could set up my bow. the technician...

Buds Gun Shop and Gander Outdoors Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews

Absolutely no way to contact anyone. Ordered a magazine on Tuesday didn't ship until Thursday. Got wrong tracking...


We purchased a membership that said "free use of archery range for the year." after the 4th or 5th trip they said they w...

Buds Gun Shop and Gander Outdoors Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews

I have been going to Buds Gun Shop for years. I have used their range, have bought ammo and have purchased 6 guns from t...

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Closed new store in less than a year!!!!!!! Hope they go bankrupt!!!@

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Buds Gun Shop and Gander Outdoors Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Buds Gun Shop Customer Care (55 reviews)
  • Buds Gun Shop Shipping Service (50 reviews)
  • Buds Gun Shop Advertisement (4 reviews)
  • Gander Outdoors Customer Care (6 reviews)
  • Gander Outdoors Shipping Service (2 reviews)
  • Gander Outdoors Manager (2 reviews)