Did I mention I hate Wal-Mart's policies?


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Sportcat
October 24, 2003, 11:29 PM
Leave a baby shower with my wife around 9:20 this evening. Since I picked up my S&W 642 this afternoon, I decide to swing by Wal-Mart and pick up a WInchester White Box.

I hang around the Sporting Goods counter for around 10 minutes waiting from someone to show up. Finally the old guy comes by and mumbles "Can I help you."

"Yes, I'd like to pick up some ammunition."

"Sorry, too late."

"What?"

"No ammunition sales after 9:00."

"Is this some local thing?"

Guy standing beside him says that it is corporate policy.

Dammit, I can buy beer there, get hammered and kill somone with my car after 9:00. I can buy a bottle of pills and kill myself after 9:00. But I can't by ammunition after 9:00?

And why the hell was there not a sign anywhere stating this policy???

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cool45auto
October 24, 2003, 11:33 PM
:eek: That's the first I've heard of it. I usually go in the middle of the day though.

Mauserlady
October 24, 2003, 11:37 PM
I'm thinkin it is Corp. policy as that's what time they stop selling it at ours also...

semf
October 25, 2003, 12:06 AM
Can't be corp policy I usually go around 11:00pm. Unless it's new.

ny32182
October 25, 2003, 12:39 AM
I've heard that rule before, but never tested it. If thats the wally world in Anderson you are talking about, their gun department is inept, period. Took me 20 min to find out they don't carry value packs one time.

If you are ever up in Seneca, the wally world there is a lot better as far as ammo goes. I buy all my 9mm practice ammo from them. $10.96 per 100 rds, and they are usually reasonably on the ball as far as having a sales person in the area. I usually go at around 5PM.

Mike Irwin
October 25, 2003, 12:44 AM
Either the guy's lying like a sack'o'crap, or the "corporate policy" hasn't made it to the sporting goods clerks at the stores in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, or Fair Lakes (Fairfax), Virginia.

I've bought .38 Spl. ammo in Lewistown at 1 in the morning, and just last night bought 2 "value pack" boxes of .45 ACP at Fair Lakes at about 10:30.

Navy joe
October 25, 2003, 12:53 AM
It is not corporate policy. It is not federal law. It is not state law. It is not state law in Vermont where the sporting goods guy used to work. I have heard all of those when buying ammo. It may well be that you are in a moronic state or locality that has such a law, but I doubt it. Virginia law tells me no "akahal' after midnight, but on ammo it's fair game. I have bought a shopping cart full of ammo at 3:00 on a Saturday morning.

Best plan is to politely but firmly ask to speak to the manager. Not the sporting goods manager, THE manager. Be knowlegeable about state, federal, and local laws. If you have a particularly moronic store, write corporate.
Better plans are to support a local gunshop, I have one that has ammo of a competitive price to Wal-mart. Rare I know. Better yet, reload, I'm new and very happy, making 9mm for half price of the value packs and it shoots much better. I can make 300 rounds in the time it takes me to drive to Walmart, dink around with the manager, stand in line, and drive home.

If you have an annoying manager, do this. Buy the milk, diapers, beer, cat food and tupperware and then go by and grab a shotshell value pack, you know, the ammunition nobody has to hand you; and go check out. Come back, see the manager, and demand a satisfactory explanation as to why you were able to purchase it. Believe me, if it was corporate policy or law the red army pathfinders would have it loaded into the cash register computer and would stop the minimally trained cashier as they tried to ring it up.

Cosmoline
October 25, 2003, 12:54 AM
STOP

SHOPPING

AT

WAL-MART!

:fire:

(hint--if you do, then you won't have to keep complaining about their many, many idiotic policies)

Standing Wolf
October 25, 2003, 12:55 AM
There's too much communist Chinese junk in Wal Mart to suit me.

outfieldjack
October 25, 2003, 01:20 AM
I bought .40 cal whitebox in Harbison around midnight before.... I'd go back tomorrow and ask for the manager... let him know what happened and ask why.

Jack

tetleyb
October 25, 2003, 01:27 AM
Wow, you can buy ammo at Walmart???

lawcox
October 25, 2003, 01:41 AM
I think at our WalMart you can't buy ammunition or rifles after 9pm. I almost tested it the other day, but I just wanted to get home and get in bed.

Mike Irwin
October 25, 2003, 02:22 AM
BUT

I

LIKE

WAL

MART!

Zundfolge
October 25, 2003, 02:39 AM
I always read about problems people have had buying guns and or ammo at WalMart but I have NEVER had these problems myself.

I've bought handgun and "assault rifle" ammo from WalMart at several different times during the day (including after midnight once) and never had any problems.

The only "problem" I read about that I've run into is the annoying "Is this for a handgun?" question I get, and thats not WalMart's policy, thats because of the law (I also get carded when I order alchohol in resturants but I don't boycott a resturant if I get carded ... btw I'm 34).

The "...its corporate policy..." line is Bovine Scat ... at most its the policy of the store manager and either the employee doesn't know what he's talking about or the store manager is lying to his/her employees.

So if you don't like the policies WalMart has regarding ammo sales, go buy your ammo at K-Mart or Target ... no, wait a minute they don't sell ammo there, so go pay the higher prices at the local gun shop.

Sergeant Bob
October 25, 2003, 03:18 AM
Just wondering why someone would buy a Smith and Wesson, then complain about Walmart's ammo policies? (That is, assuming it was a new S & W)

Covey Rise
October 25, 2003, 03:20 AM
The official policy in the stores here in Arkansas is no pistol ammo sold after 10:00pm, it comes up on the computer screen when you try to check out.

I just tell them its for a rifle and they have to let you purchase it. Talk about PC policy. Wal-Mart will always look out for nothing but their bottom line profit, they will never be pro-gun if it makes them take a hit on their profits from anti's. Thats why I say buy whatever you want at Wally's but Guns and Ammo.

Sam Walton is most likely rolling in his grave, the avid bird hunter and sportsmen he was.

greyhound
October 25, 2003, 09:32 AM
Betcha its got something to do with gang (oops I mean underprivileged) "youth" and nighttime drug activity.

Since they can't stop the problem, they can at least prevent you, Mr. Law Abiding Citizen, from buying ammo. Then they can shout - "Look, we've done something to get guns off the streets".

Meanwhile, gang members kill each other (and innocents) just as often, but the sheeple can rest easy knowing Joe Leftist, Senate-(D), has passed laws getting guns "off the street".

Sisco
October 25, 2003, 09:36 AM
The only reason I can think of for the local WalMart to not sell ammo after 9:00 pm is that the guy with the key to the ammo case went home.

CleverNickname
October 25, 2003, 09:44 AM
Better plans are to support a local gunshop, I have one that has ammo of a competitive price to Wal-mart.

Not many local gunshops are even open after 9pm.

Waitone
October 25, 2003, 10:32 AM
I don't do WalMart as a matter of principal.

The communist Chinese army is the single largest supplier to WalMart.

That's right boys and girls. Those great deals you get at WalMart are used to fund a military machine that could well be taking a shot at your kid in the future.

Rusher
October 25, 2003, 10:45 AM
Hey guys

Here at the Gastonia,NC Wal-Mart we stop selling firearms and ammunition at 10:00. The whole sporting goods dept. shuts down for the night......apparently the 3rd shift guys are not taken thru the firearms sales procedure and know less about ammunition the little old crabby lady that works the day shift with me:D :D :D.

here a good one for you:

An older country bumkin looging gentleman approaches the counter and asks " do you guys still sale silencers here.....I need one for my 30/30....I need to take care of some squirrels"


ME: UUUUmmmm no sir we dont sell any silencers.........and to honest with you I dont think Wal-mart ever did.


HIM: hmmmmmm you'all think K-Mart does


ME: though you need special paperwork to get a "silencer" ......there are only a couple of places in this area that might be able to get you one.....and Wal-Mart ....K-Mart.. are not on that list.........


as this gentleman goes off mumbling angerly.....a Co. manager goes wandering by I flag him down an tell him about this guy.....my manager says well he must of got us confused with the Wal-Mart in Bogota,Columbia:D :D :D :D :D


Now I thought that was funny

Navy joe
October 25, 2003, 10:57 AM
I take offense only because I don't like ammo being restricted like it's something illegal. Which, apparently it sometimes is. When my state declares a state of emergency alcohol and ammo sales stopped. That means get the porkribs, charcoal, beer, ice and Gold dot HP before the SHTF. I did. ;) I like Wal-mart because the price and the fact it is open when I'm off work, worked some odd hours. I am trying diligently to cut back my wallyworld appearances until they start selling american products.

cookhj
October 25, 2003, 11:19 AM
all of the wal-marts in the richmond, va area stop selling ammo after 9pm as well. hell, my buddy tried to buy a muzzle loader at around 11pm, and the guy said no, can't sell firearms after 9pm. then i told him that under federal law, muzzleloaders aren't considered firearms. you shoulda seen the look on his face, i thought his head was going to explode from thinking too hard.

jacketch
October 25, 2003, 12:39 PM
I like that:

Walmart, mass marketer for the Chinese Peoples Army:uhoh:

son of a gun
October 25, 2003, 12:43 PM
Illegal aliens aren't allow to sell ammo anyways:D

Sergeant Bob
October 25, 2003, 12:46 PM
Perhaps people are looking for a Bogeyman where there is none? The post by Rusher might be a plausible explaination.
Here at the Gastonia,NC Wal-Mart we stop selling firearms and ammunition at 10:00. The whole sporting goods dept. shuts down for the night......apparently the 3rd shift guys are not taken thru the firearms sales procedure and know less about ammunition the little old crabby lady that works the day shift with me

Zundfolge
October 25, 2003, 01:45 PM
I think Rusher (since he actually works there!) is probably closest to the truth.


The thing that kills me is how so many guys here complain about the minor annoyances of buying ammo from Walmart and because of those annoyances lump them into the same category as the VPC and Brady bunch when they are the closest thing us shooter have to a friend in big retail.

Other then national "sporting goods" stores like Galens, what other big nation wide retailer sells guns and/or ammo? Not K-Mart, not Target, not JCPenney, not Sears, not any other retailer I can think of. Do we boycott them because of it? (well, I'll admit I don't shop at K-Mart in part because they dropped their pants and bent over for Michael Moore and other antis and dropped guns).

If we want guns to not be seen as in the same category as porn and cigarettes we need them to have a presence in as many mainstream retailers as possible.

Pilgrim
October 25, 2003, 01:50 PM
The communist Chinese army is the single largest supplier to WalMart.

When can we get one of these things at Wal-Mart?

Pilgrim

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/row/zpu-4-image14.jpg

Mike Irwin
October 25, 2003, 01:59 PM
Show me a major retailer that DOESN'T have ties to China.


Welcome to the global economy, folks!

Waitone
October 25, 2003, 02:12 PM
Big difference between have products manufactured in PRC and having a relationship with the PRC as a preferential supplier.

Zundfolge
October 25, 2003, 02:12 PM
In addition to what Mr. Irwin said, why would I want to spend money with Walmarts unionized competition?

At least if the Chinese ever attack I can shoot back. I can't shoot at the communists who run organized labor and the DNC here in the US ... and just where do you think the money you spend in Union shops like Albertson's goes? Right into the pockets of the communist unions, DNC, VPC, Brady et al.

Quintin Likely
October 25, 2003, 03:17 PM
At the Wally World's around here, it's not a matter of when you can buy ammo, the main difficulty is actually finding a spook staffing the counter at the time.

All things equal though, unless it's the value pack shotguns shells, I don't buy ammo from them anymore. Hopefully before the end of the year, I'll be rolling my own.

Mike Irwin
October 25, 2003, 05:08 PM
"Big difference between have products manufactured in PRC and having a relationship with the PRC as a preferential supplier."

Hum...

Would that be like China's "Most Favored Nation" trading status with the United States?

Waitone
October 25, 2003, 05:55 PM
Would that be like China's "Most Favored Nation" trading status with the United States?Yep!

Although what we call trade this day and time is different than in the past.

Noodle this one around. The US has a $100 billion trade deficit with PRC. PRC is the only country that can jerk on North Korea's chain. You'd think our $100 billion in trade could be used to convince PRC to modify NK's behavior, but for some reason our trade imbalance is singularly ineffective in promoting US interests.

Is it possible we are part of trade treaties were we are losing control of access to our markets? Its either that or we have another example of republican spinelessness in action. Either answer suck for sovereign nations.

Ironbarr
October 25, 2003, 07:50 PM
I mention this:

In the thirties we sent scrap metal to Japan. In the forties Japan sent it back - in various forms.

We, I believe, just funded the first Chinese in space - among other things.

For me, I will never forget them taking over the Long Beach Naval Station area (giving them, no doubt, a dedicated port), and being handed the "management" of the Panama Canal (with all THAT could mean).

There is in nature, a law. "Every action begets a reaction".

As far as Walmart is concerned, that door was opened for all (most?) companies to do business - cheaper? - with Washington's blessing. I suppose for many of us it is useful. For those who lost jobs, I hope they've found better fields.

Next time I'm in our Walmart, I'll ask about the "ammo hour".

-Andy

BluesBear
October 26, 2003, 01:36 AM
Try to find something that isn't made in china nowadays. Most everyday stuff we use has some sort of chinese tie-in.

What some of you fail to realize is that's just the way the economy runs. When I was a kid everyone was badmouthing all of the Japanese junk being imported. So nothing has really changed.

It's very simple really.

If you don't want a chinese made widget, then don't buy it.

If you don't want a Norinco 97 Trench gun then don't buy it.

But remember even though it is made in China it was unloaded from the container ship by Americans.
An American truck driver and/or railroad engineer transported it across the country.
At the distributor, several Americans put it in inventory, catalogued it and then took it out of inventory again.
An American at the distributor took the order from the dealer.
An American freight/parcel driver (from an American company employing thousands of other Americans) delivered it to the dealer.
And last but not least an American dealer sold it to YOU.

Sure, somebody in china made a few bucks on it, but considering the near slave wages paid to them, very little of the purchase price actually went to anyone in china.
Many more Americans made more money on the same product than china did.

I would gladly pay a little more (not a lot but a little) for a US made Win97 replica but guess what? I CAN'T!

Of course Wal-Mart sells a lot of chinese stuff. They also sell a lot of American made crap too. Remember your beloved Win-White-Box is mostly an American product.
The fact is, Wal-Mart is the largest single employer in America!
More people depend on Wal-Mart to put food on their table than any other company in the WORLD!

Wal-Mart is the only large chainstore that is even remotely still pro-gun and that is the very reason we sould still buy from them. Let k-mart with their Rosie O'Doughnut loving board of defectors fall into the swamp.

I buy my cheap practice ammo at Wal-Mart. That leaves me enough money left over to be able to AFFORD Gold-Dots and Hydra-Shoks (and even GUNS!) from my local gunshops.

As my dear departed mamma used to say "Don't cut off your nose just to spite your face."


As for buying ammo "after hours" at Wally World.
My suggestion would be to do just what I did about buying Deli Products at my local big-name-grocery.
I found out who the regular night shift people were and made friends with them. Now, if I want 2 pounds of shaved ham at midnight, I know who to ask for and I can get it, even though the deli is "closed".


Just my tuppence.

ChickenHawk
October 26, 2003, 01:15 PM
Well said, BluesBear!

ChickenHawk

Hot brass
October 26, 2003, 01:58 PM
At my local Wol-Mokt, ammo sales are halted at 21:00.

Zach S
October 26, 2003, 05:19 PM
I think they stop selling at 22:00 here in Asheville, and start again at 7:00. Not sure though, I work from 22:00 to 6:30 and wally world is about 45 mins away from there.

ysr_racer
October 26, 2003, 07:36 PM
Easy fix, shop somewhere else.

alan
October 26, 2003, 07:43 PM
Wal-Mart "contractors" hire, without knowledge of Wal-Mart, ILLEGAL ALIENS.

If you believe the bit about Wal-Mart not knowing, then please send me your e-mail address, so that I can let you know when I hold my next bridge auction.

Stevie-Ray
October 26, 2003, 11:12 PM
We stopped at the local Wally World to pick up some white box value-paks of 9mm on the way to the range the other day. As I was about to pay for mine, the woman asked, "Is this for a handgun?" I leaned close to her and said "Yes" with an evil grin. My buddy did the same. Strange policies there, I agree, but good prices none the less. Saving about 4 bucks a box over the range.

Detritus
October 26, 2003, 11:39 PM
I live in texas, i've bout ammo at all hours. i get teh impression too many folks would get pissy if the ammo sales ended after a certain time... now as was noted earlier finding a floor-critter witha key at times like that is kinda iffy.

as for buying from them, on .22 and 12ga non-specialty (ie everything i'll ever need, EXCEPT Win featherlites) bulk ammo i can't find a better price. and when i went price shopping last month, I found they beat the bejeezus out of just about everyone else out there on the Savage i have planned as my next purchase.

Zach S
October 27, 2003, 08:26 AM
As I was about to pay for mine, the woman asked, "Is this for a handgun?" I leaned close to her and said "Yes" with an evil grin. I dont buy 9 anymore, but I used to say SMG.

twoblink
October 27, 2003, 10:01 AM
At least the walmart there sells ammo..

The PRK walmarts have all been spayed and neutered..:rolleyes:

ysr_racer
October 27, 2003, 10:27 AM
The PRK walmarts have all been spayed and neutered

Not true. I buy handgun and shotgun ammo all the time at local WalMarts here in So. Cal.

I think they have stopped sell guns however.

Dorrin79
October 27, 2003, 10:53 AM
hmm - I've bought ammo at WalMarts in the Austin area as late as 2 AM.

Had to find the manager to get the keys, of course, but other than that no problems.

Mike Irwin
October 27, 2003, 11:23 AM
Alan,

It's not Wal Mart's responsibility to vet the employees that its contractors hire.

It's the contractor's responsibility.

The same at the company I work for.

When we sub part of a contract out, it's the responsibility of the sub to check the educational and professional backgrounds of the people they send to us -- not ours.

If it later turns out that the person's credentials are hinky, the sub can be held to some pretty nasty penalties.

TonyB
October 27, 2003, 01:57 PM
1)I like Wal-mart...although I don't agree with all of their methods and standards
2)At least they're still selling ammo and guns(unlike k-mart and Target)
3)I'll buy cheap ammo anywhere.......lots of times gun shops over price their ammo......
4)if we stopped shopping where they sold foreign goods or hired illegals we'd all live on farms and sew our own clothes........maybe that's not such a bad idea.................................:uhoh:

Cosmoline
October 27, 2003, 02:42 PM
It never ceases to amaze me. I hear constant complaints about Wal Mart, both re. their ammo policy and other matters. I've even heard that they inspect customer bags on the way out! Yet the second anyone suggest that we should all simply stop shopping there, I'm called a communist!

FOr the record, you do not have to reject the 20th century if you want to buy ammunition and firearms from someplace other than Wally world. You just have to go to that strage little place owned by local people called "a gun store." Remember that? Hopefully you still have yours. Better go there while you still can.

Otherwise, your RKBA is only one manager's decision away from destruction. If you rely on Wal-Mart to supply your firearms and ammo, you're trusting satan to keep you supplied with Bibles. Don't fall for it.

STOP
SHOPPING
AT
WAL-MART!

Carlos Cabeza
October 27, 2003, 03:29 PM
One evening I thought to myself " hmmmmm, while I'm following the wifey around buying domestic goods I'll just stop in and get a box or two of WWB .45.............Waited, nobody to help.........waiting........waiting....... I didn't want to walk home at 11:00 at night so I just stepped behind the counter and got what I needed.:D. They don't have the locking glass cabinet for ammo storage, just a "Wal-Mart blue" curtain that hides the ammo from plain view. I even carried it to the front counter by myself. The checkout girl didn't think anything of it because I/We had the usual domestic products creating a clever camo effect. :D

Sergeant Bob
October 27, 2003, 04:50 PM
I think it's just a store policy that only certain associates are allowed to sell ammo (possibly for liability reasons?).
I was in Wally World the other day buying a few things (in the middle of the day) and decided to see if they had some of that white box .223 for $3.97. The clerk wanted me to pay for it at that register, but since I had several other items I could just take it up front and tell them "Todd" said it was OK. They gave me no problems at all.

Ironbarr
October 28, 2003, 08:39 PM
Had occasion to visit Walmart tonight - in the rain; this is the store on Lynnhaven Drive for those who know the Beach.

I bought a Win White box of .223 Rem 55g @ $7.58/40rnds. My local shop hasn't gotten Win Q3131A 5.56 55g in weeks. I must have gotten the last box back then (Qty 1). See my thread @ http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=47026

Anyway, the young fellow who is normally the counter type was still working at 6:30PM - he was stacking shotshell boxes but stopped to serve me right away. Don't know his gun background, but I've watched him with customers on occasion - he knows his ammo and gun rack pretty well. I asked about ammo "hours". He said that there are no "ammo" hours in that store - counter is always open for business and there is always someone in the store with a key. Paid for my ammo and departed.

BTW - bought some Win ValuePack .45 couple months back - no questions, no carry to the door, no nada.

-Andy

alan
October 29, 2003, 12:57 AM
Mike Irwin:

Re what you wrote:

Alan,

It's not Wal Mart's responsibility to vet the employees that its contractors hire.

It's the contractor's responsibility.

The same at the company I work for.

When we sub part of a contract out, it's the responsibility of the sub to check the educational and professional backgrounds of the people they send to us -- not ours.

If it later turns out that the person's credentials are hinky, the sub can be held to some pretty nasty penalties.

responsibility has little to do with it. If I was not sufficiently clear, what I meant was that I do not believe that Wal-Mart management was unaware of what their contractors were doing. They might be "country boys", nobody claims that that genre is dumb, and while they might have been born in the evening, nobody says it was last evening. I do believe that if they didn't know exactly what was ongoing, then they had a pretty solid idea.

As for their prices on ammunition, from what I've heard, I can load my own for considereably less, and since I'm retired, and already have the components needed as well as the tooling, why not.


__________________

Don Galt
October 29, 2003, 03:26 AM
The lefties hate walmart because they import goods from third world countries where the people don't make enough money. They think walmart opposes thier socialism.

The righties hate walmart because they import goods from third world countries where the people don't make "enough" money. They think walmart supports socialism.

Globalisation is a natural part of capitalism, it grows the global economy and those people who aren't making "enough" are making more than they would down the street so, obviously they prefer it to the alternative.

But people keep shopping there.

Personally, as long as walmart provides what I want, without too much hassle, I'll keep shopping there. IF their "policies" become too much, I'll stop.

As for buying chinese stuff... capitalism is having a strong impact on china, and may well be rotting the communist regime from within. I always support buying goods made in third world countries-- the best way to have global peace and AMERICAN prosperity is thru trade.

Capitalism really does work. And very well.

Correia
October 29, 2003, 02:40 PM
I hate Wal Mart. No real ethical problems with 3rd world imports or the PRC army or anything like that. I just hate going into them because they are always crowded with thousands of morons. And the parking lot outside is filled with hundreds of morons driving cars.

I bought my house 6 months ago. I'm on the far far far west side of the Salt Lake valley. The area one block west of my suddivision was a big empty field.

Guess what?

They are going to build a Superduper Walmart there. NOOOOOO!!!!

Stupid Wal Mart.

RustyHammer
October 29, 2003, 03:07 PM
Shop elsewhere.

Problem solved.

Nxt.

sm
October 29, 2003, 03:09 PM
Correia brings up a point.
When out the other day with mom we counted 4 "former" Walmart Locations. I recall a couple of doctor buddies whom when investing in property advised to NOT invest in property where WM was "or might be" interested in.
Streets, turn lanes, infastructure gets done to kiss up to WM, play games with "We dunno if we'll renew this lease" municipalites suck up and give in and WM renews a short term. Nothing wrong with one making money, nothing wrong with taking any breaks, I don't appreciate from the planning stage manipulating people. These 4 "former" WM locations have gone downhill. The Mom&Pop stores have really struggled, or have had to close. They sit vacant, for a long time, sometimes somebody finally moves in. Until then, crime and stuff is common.

Plus , its too darn big. The reality is we have and aging society. I forget the mean age, but it is a fact we have more of the older bunch out there. Mom and many others find it's too difficult to hike across a parking lot, take a day hike in store, just to get a few odds and ends. Forget having groceries carried out to car.

You teach people how to treat you. So people drive way accross town , and if no baskets, hey the customers will get their own from the parking lot. They will buy this product in this quanity because we said so, our poop don't stink. Prices...Bwahahaha.

I buy deodorant for .20 less at the grocery store than WM. Mom now has a hang tag, she can park close,if not a front door to a number of "dollar" type stores, Fred's for example. Run in/out and she has noticed prices are often less. Less time to be a victim, and she wants a 4 roll of toliet tissue and single roll of paper towels...she can. Not be stuck with a 12 pak of one or a 6 pk of the other.

Forget perscriptions,she never did, but friends did and the prices were not good, forget med education and conflicts. Mom gets her meds at a fair price with service from an older Druggist. And when it gets dark early like now, and she really doen'st need to be out, they deliver-free, though she will tip.

Her meds are cheaper than friends at WM. From a safety point of view with an aging society, big is not better. Think about that when your aging parents need meds and it gets dark early, and holiday traffic.

Nope we've run the gamut of WM, big complex warehouse stores, and malls. The free standing easy to park,or small stripcenters ( 3/4 merchants) better suit most of our needs, and safety of elders-IMO.

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