Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4
IDK. I know when I was in retail, for someone to sell stuff to the chain, they had to buy out all the old stock of the other brand. It made for an easy swap. This happened with tool bags, light bulbs, rubbermaid, etc.
The stock ends up in a large liquidator shop bought at 5-10 cents on the dollar.
They should show up at large swap meets. Who else would buy this stuff in bulk?
I would guess that 99% of the people that walk in go with the cheaper brand, only the few of us go premium.
I think in this case, gatorback left, Gates came in.