Looks like the equity firm that bought the e-retailer is taking a common descriptive to an extreme. Very interesting article
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Thanks for posting that. I have used and like backcountry.com, but I will now no longer do business with them after reading that article.
Hey, I have an old screen name and email from my AOL days that uses the term backcountry in it that I first created in 1998. Or maybe it was '99. Anyway, maybe I should sue backcountry.com...
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I hope it blows up in their faces. And I hope a slew of companies rebrand to something like “Bakcountry”- dropping one c from the name would escape the silly patent infringement issue and piss them off to no end.
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What dickbags. Won’t support a business that bullies other businesses for using a common terminology.
Imagine if everyone refused to accept mediocrity. Imagine if everyone gave their best, and refused to settle for half assed crap.
Backcountry sure stepped in it, and they know it.
Backcountry.com CEO apologizes for trademark lawsuits against other companies using ‘backcountry’
Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice - pull down your pants and slide on the ice.
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They stepped on their own dick ....and now paying for it.
They're one of the largest e-tailers in the technical outdoor industry and these lawsuits have pissed off the very people that support them. This may open the door and usher in a new era, outside of Amazon, backcountry.com has been the big online dog in this space.
CEO is trying to cushion the blow but, it's too late, he comes across as a corporate ass...get in bed with a PE, things change.
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some years ago, Monster Cable was known for doing the same thing with the name "Monster"/
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that rock, or from under it?
Years ago I bought lots of gear from Backcountry along with Steep & Cheap (owned by BC) because much of the gear works great for motorcycling. Around 2016 I noticed that good deals were much harder to come by and eventually lost interest. I didn't realize they had been sold in 2015, this article shed some light on the change in their practices.
I just deleted their links from my browser. If they're going to be flaming assholes and let the shysters run things like Monster Cable did I won't buy anything from them. My last purchase from S&C was in 2016, after reading this article it was definitely my final purchase. I don't reward jackasses with money and there's nothing I need to buy from companies like Backcountry or Monster. Thanks for posting the article, it was quite interesting to me.
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Uhhh, No....When your attorneys start sending 'Cease-and Desist' letters and filing a slew of 'Trademark Infringement' lawsuits, that's EXACTLY what you're doing!
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hell of it
The only reason they are backing down now is the reaction people from the outdoor world are showing.
I have a bunch of outdoor gear and while I don't get to spend as much time out there really using it I do enough.
I have many choices for gear. REI pissed me off a few years ago when they tried their antigun stance. While Backcountry wasn't a place I shopped much I will make sure they get nothing from here on out.
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the room together.
More 26 year old attorneys with no common sense that attempt to ruin everything.
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For us bicyclists Backcountry.com also owns Competitivecyclist.com
I don't do business with either.
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I’m still not sure if Backcountry.com caved, or not. They put a lot of small business owners through Hell and now they’re saying they’re sorry and will stop the harassment—or will they?
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They stopped ONE lawsuit, yet, in it's wake there's numerous C&D letters that have been sent out, and many companies over the years have had to change their names, while paying the bills to their legal representatives. One of the shittier short-comings to our legal system.
Backcountry hasn't done shit to rectify the situation other than a statement that 'they didn't know'. They went too far and bullied around a bunch of small business owners. People have a right to spend their money wherever they want, looks like BC went and made up a lot of people's minds.
I buy some gear every year, like Audioholic said, the good deals stopped a while back and as a result I use other vendors.
Now Backcountry is completely out of the picture.
Keep in mind that these lawyers and their aggressive tactics are well known. That’s why Backcountry hired them and not some other firm.
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They may as well shut their FB page down and start over. It's a roast.
Specialized bicycles got hammered for something similar a few years ago. They blamed it on an overzealous outside legal firm they hired, but at the end of the day, management is 100 percent responsible for allowing shit like this to happen. The statement from Backcountry basically amounts to saying, "Oh shit, we got caught for being assholes."
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