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The fact I didn't buy anything should tell them something.
Tells them they will have to be more devious to trick you into a purchase.

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I don't have a smarta$$ phone and likely never will but it does bring up a question.
How in heII are they getting your email address off your phone as that sounds like a serious security breach to me?

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Another thought and yes it hurts to have two in the same day.
Is the email account gmail and did you Google the store before your visit.

As you can probably tell I don't put much trust in the Google Mining Corporation.

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Ken,

All Android Smartphones have to be registered with Google when you first turn them on.

once that happens, the Device ID is tied to your email.
And the WiFi reports the device ID, not the email adrs.

So, wally sports senses you sniffing at their WiFi and Device ID: 1234 is trying to connect.
Never mind that you don't connect and use it, all you had to do was waltz into that store with your Phone's WiFi settings set to "Identify when surfing"...

Bingo!

Device ID = Email = $$$ ching ching from Bass Pro Shop to Google's Bank Account.

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Another possibility is the Google Map app. I frequently get "photo opportunity" messages from google.

You may want to disable the location services. A number of apps use them and they may be mandatory for google maps.

Google may tracked that you went into Bass Pro and then notified Bass Pro with a "one of our users entered your store yesterday would you like to send them advertising emails" message.

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All Android Smartphones have to be registered with Google when you first turn them on.
Well I guess android phones are out for me then.

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Some day, all the smart phone systems will fail. At that point, those who didn't get brainwashed by that technology will rule the world.

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Some day, all the smart phone systems will fail. At that point, those who didn't get brainwashed by that technology will rule the world.
I've got a tree branch, some string and several twigs, count me in.

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I've got a tree branch, some string and several twigs, count me in.
Okay, you can be king of B.C. and Alberta.

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That be King with upper case k, show some respect.

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