If you owned Wal-Mart


January 26, 2003, 01:03 AM
If you owned Wal-Mart
What would you do with it? (Thanks to nightcrawler/Boats) for the idea).


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January 26, 2003, 01:12 AM
First I would laugh all the way to the bank. Second I might feel just a touch guilty for how I am wiping out small locally owned and operated businesses all over the country, and how I dystroy the tax base of small towns when after wiping out the local business I consolidate into a supercenter just outside the town's limits, or how I skip buying American and buy from slave labor of China, but then I would realize how rich I am, and just laugh again.
Not the best corporate citizen overall...... :fire:

Flame away folks-

January 26, 2003, 01:14 AM
.45 100 round value packs.

January 26, 2003, 01:17 AM
I would sell handguns again along with a larger selection of ammo and i'ld start selling military style semi-auto rifles.

January 26, 2003, 01:34 AM
Id hire some people that speak english.

I would widen the isles so that when my customers are there they dont have to weight for Bertha to pick out her favorite brand of asss wipe before being able to get by her bigness.

Id hire cashiers to actually staff all of those unused register lanes. What the hell, 2 lanes open again...??? Crap!

Id give it a little less of the 'International Bizarre' flavor. Who the hell is the buyer for Wallmart....? They will buy, and subsequently attempt to sell any and every piece of crap product on the face of the planet. Get some focus for peet sake!


January 26, 2003, 01:38 AM
I'd send all that crap BACK to China.

January 26, 2003, 01:40 AM
Hate to be petty and personal, but first thing I'd do is fire the sporting goods manager at the Plainfield, Indiana store, find out where his wife works and buy that company and fire her. Be sure his kids never get to go to college and screw up anything as badly as he has screwed up that store!

On a less personal note, the value pack 100 round of 45ACP sounds good. And I'd do everything I could to continue driving KMart out of business.

January 26, 2003, 02:03 AM
I would fear the day a law were to be passed mandating that the country of orgin be placed on the price tag.

I'm not much for new laws but would happily vote for this one!!

January 26, 2003, 02:58 AM
$10 bulk ammo packs in ALL the calibers I shoot :D

Navy joe
January 26, 2003, 03:02 AM
I'd fire every simpleton store manager that made it his "policy" to not sell ammo after 11pm. Why no, now that you mention it, there is no Federal law that says you can't sell ammo after a certain time.

I'd fire every single sporting goods guy who had never handled a gun or atually fished or hunted.

I would have every person down to the floor buffer and greeter trained to use one of the gazillion cash registers in the store so that they could make themselves useful when the store got busy. 26 cash registers means 26 open if need be. Of course there would also be a simple fix for those who did not heed the page to come run a till. Yep, you guessed it, fire 'em.

Just had another go around with my local wallie world tonight by purchasing several 9mm value packs at about 1:15 am. Yes, I left with my ammo, yes I had to be firm about it since I got the "store policy" line followed quickly by "it's a federal law, Virginia just chooses to ignore it". I then pointed out the inequity of the fact that I had already plopped a 100rd value pack of 12ga in the cart. Ah, but this was pistol ammo, it's "different". So, I was escorted to a nearby register where I didn't get to touch my ammo until paid for at which point I tossed the bag in the cart alongside the as yet unpurchased 12ga shells and resumed shopping. :scrutiny: Yes, it is clear that it was important to escort me to the register.

A healthy dose of common sense would help here. Anyone buying 100rds of shotgun ammo, 200 rds of pistol ammo, some socks, shampoo, dental floss, cat food, cat toys, milk, cereal etc. is probably not a threat. Or he's really a deranged little fella who has something big planned. :evil: I restrained myself from saying that if I had wanted to shoot somebody i would have used the gun I was carrying that is a different caliber of what I was buying.

If anyone is bored, go to wallie world late at night and buy ammo, it's fun to test the responses.

January 26, 2003, 03:03 AM
I'd call up the CEO/CFO's of both K-Mart,and Target with a recorded message that had Jim Carrey laughing for about an hour. :D

January 26, 2003, 08:59 AM
I would expand the outdoor section to include a sub section that was well stocked for hunting/shooting. I would create 100rd value packs in all common calibers, as well as 500 and 1000rd value packs. I would sell hand guns again, and if any town or city had some sort of law against it, I wouldn't open a store there. I would go back to the emphasis on American made products. I would fire or reasign any manager or sales person that was unqualified to work in a certain section of the store (heavy emphasis on hunting/shooting and fishing). I wouldn't hastle gun owners about buying ammunition by babysitting them to a cash register for their purchase.

I would also sell both edited and original versions of albums and heavily enforce not selling inapropriate material to minors. This would also go for video games and movies. I would raise wages only according to personal effort of employees. I would never allow more than 5 people be allowed to stand in line when their are open cash registers. I would make sure that every employee was friendly and helpful, and they would all greet customers with a smile and a hello. And I would also use my great wealth to fund the fight against gun control, and not for it. I wouldn't bow down to political pressure on anything, and I would try not to be the death of the small business man (although I can't think of a realistic way to do this except for subsidising them myself, which would go against all business dogma and good sense).

January 26, 2003, 09:38 AM
Check customer blood lines.

If your family tree goes straight up with no branches, no entry.

January 26, 2003, 10:43 AM
I would only sell American made products if I owned Walmart.

I would also increase the firearms counter by about 50 fold.

Oh yeah, and hire knowledgeable staff

January 26, 2003, 11:28 AM
I'd wonder how I came to be a Walton, but I wouldn't tell anybody.

January 26, 2003, 02:22 PM
And I would also use my great wealth to fund the fight against gun control, and not for it.

Interesting point. Does anyone know of ANYONE in the RKBA fight that is in the million/billionaire category that uses their wealth and influence to promote our RIGHTS?

I ask because it seems that rich liberal/Hollywood/tech types don't seem to have a problem throwing money at and using their access to the media to promote the Guns Are Badâ„¢ BS.

January 26, 2003, 02:32 PM
Well let me use these lines from Allen Sherman(paraphrased)

"I'd get me an office at the end of the hall
With lots of carpeting from wall to wall
I'd keep my mouth open and I'd keep my ears shut
and I'd buy me a place in Connecticut."

I'd throw my friends a big party and then tell them I'd be getting all new friends!:D

Chris Rhines
January 26, 2003, 02:51 PM
Handgun sales.
Larger, better-stocked hunting/shooting/outdoor sections.
Knowledgeable sales staff.

I'd continue driving small shops out of business, denying small towns their tax base, and selling goods from southeast Asia in preference to expensive, inferior US goods (some exceptions for firearms and hand tools.) These policies are part of the reason that I shop at WalMart in the first place.

Indoor shooting ranges, anyone? :D

- Chris

January 26, 2003, 02:53 PM
No flames here. You speak the truth. We will soon find out just how MUCH truth. Those Chinese goods are building money for China who is NOT our friend.
In my opinion, China is using N Korea as a gunslinger.

Check out the 6 minute scenario that is IN PLACE.


Time stressed, underpaid, overworked American shoppers are unwitting dupes.

And it may be more than coincidence that stores dependent on Chinese goods are becoming less friendly to gun rights.

Time will tell.

January 27, 2003, 11:18 PM
Fire the door greeters!

Who are they to know what kinda dang day its is?! :D

Kahr carrier
January 28, 2003, 12:16 AM
Expand the Gun section and add indoor shooting ranges.:D

January 28, 2003, 02:02 AM
No country music or rap CD sales, no cheap shoes either.

This should keep out 75% of the people who I can't stand to be in the store with. :D

Missouri Mule
January 28, 2003, 12:59 PM
two words.....

"Discount Guns Ammo & Liquor"

January 28, 2003, 01:59 PM
um...er, that's actually 4 words.

But a good idea nontheless!

.................the 9mil 100rd white box is already discounted!

2nd Amendment
January 28, 2003, 02:16 PM
Definitely eliminate the cRAP CD's.

Actually, liquidate the entire corporate inventory, sell off the equipment, hand everyone at the store level a nice severance package, give the buildings to the local communities and let the downtowns return to normal while I retired peacefully to a half million acre ranch somewhere...

January 28, 2003, 08:15 PM
I would threaten the chicoms with an imbargo
until they signed an agreement to stop supporting N Korea.

Then I would invest in small American manufacturers.


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