God Loves Walmart Employees...


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BigN
November 21, 2012, 07:43 PM
I made a recent purchase of a TC in 222. It hasn't arrived yet so I figured before I receive my dies I'll grab a few boxes of factory 222 so I could shoot it while waiting on them. I'd have 2 boxes of brass to boot. I head to Walmart. The clerk at the ammo counter, who is very anxious to help, asked what I wanted. I said I'd like to see what grain bullets you have available in 222. He proceeds to get several boxes of 22 shells and sets them on the counter. He says we have Federals, CCI, and Remingtons. I said no sir, I need 2-2-2 ammo. He puts the 22's back and is looking around like he's completely lost. I said they'll be in a bigger box. He says, are they centerfire or rimfire? I said centerfire, look on the end of the box. He says, I don't see any 222 but here are some 223's, the number is pretty close, will those work? hahaha...I said, no thank you sir, have a nice Thanksgiving. I love the employees there, helpful and energetic, but you really need a sense of humor when shopping for gun related stuff there. Some of these guys are totally clueless about gun stuff but treat them nicely because even God Loves Walmart employees! :-)

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tekarra
November 21, 2012, 07:48 PM
If only he had some .221 Fireball ammo to average with the .223 to fix you up with your .222.

Texan Scott
November 21, 2012, 07:59 PM
So this poor guy in freezing backstate NY, working at Wally's for $8-something an hour (and lucky to ha e that job) gets pulled outta housewares or men's unmentionables to cover somebody's lunch break, and then who walks in ...
Poor guy. Be nice to him. God might love him, but I bet there are days he don't feel it much.

beatledog7
November 21, 2012, 08:04 PM
The average Walmart employee gets pushed and pulled all over the store whether he or she is well versed in the merchandise in a given section or not. I'm surprised they can ever manage to find anything.

But I'm not surprised they had no .222. Lots of real gun stores don't stock but maybe one or two loadings of it. An LGS here that touts itself as having perhaps the largest in-stock ammo inventory in the state stocks one loading of .257 Roberts. Bass Pro 30 miles away stocks 2. I would imagine .222 is equally rare. Definitely a round for reloaders, as is the Bob.

ApplePie
November 21, 2012, 09:31 PM
Yeah, you're not going to find .222 at any Walmart. You really need to reload it. If you need some .222 brass, I can sell you some. I have probably more than I will ever use, since I've switched to .17 HMR for prairie dogs. Just PM me with how many cases you want. I also have an extra set of .222 RCBS dies.

evan price
November 21, 2012, 09:42 PM
Yay. Somebody didn't know something about an old dying caliber at walmart. Which is lamer some kid at walmart who doesnt know obscure calibers or someone who thought walmart would have an obscure caliber?
Where's Justin to lock this?

BP44
November 21, 2012, 09:42 PM
Time to face the facts....... 222 is a wildcat nowadays and on it's way out. :mad:Most folks have no idea what that cartridge is or just how long it's been around for. I like the little fella and happen to own one but never thought to check walmart for ammo.

Stress_Test
November 21, 2012, 09:46 PM
If they would have the ammo where I could actually get close to it to SEE it, it would help a lot. But at the WM I use, they keep it on low shelves behind the counter. They also shuffle it around on occasion so I usually have to hunt for what I want, which means leaning waaay over the counter top to try and read the box labels (eyesight not so good).

Then I just have to verbally guide the employee's hand to the stuff I want: "center cabinet, middle shelf, green and white box... one over to the left" etc etc.


It's cool though, I don't expect the average employee there to know all that stuff. Just be sure to check the box before you pay; I had one person try to give me 357 SIG instead of 357 magnum. Don't think that'd work too well! ;)

TrickyDick
November 21, 2012, 09:46 PM
I went to the gunshop one day to pick up some .223 REM for my Mini-14, the guy gave me a box of .222, which caught me off guard. that was a rare mix up for me.

Owen Sparks
November 21, 2012, 09:55 PM
The only qualification for the job is the willingness to work cheap.

You get what you pay for.

4v50 Gary
November 21, 2012, 09:58 PM
Sounds like the police officers they assign to the evidence room. They can't tell one gun from another and don't care if your $100,000 shotgun is stuffed down a barrel with other guns.

However, the WallyWorld employee described is much friendlier.

chevyman097
November 21, 2012, 10:20 PM
Wish people at my local Wal Mart cared about their customers. They pretty much seem bothered and irritated when asked anything. Had to stop shopping there. Cant stand it. Terrible customer service, and dare not try to make a complaint. No one cares.

351 WINCHESTER
November 21, 2012, 10:26 PM
Walmart hasen't carried .222 in 3 decades. Happy Thanksgiving.

Owen Sparks
November 21, 2012, 10:26 PM
It is simple economics.

You want the lowest priced goods, you also get the lowest priced employees.

hardheart
November 21, 2012, 10:26 PM
Yay. Somebody didn't know something about an old dying caliber at walmart. Which is lamer some kid at walmart who doesnt know obscure calibers or someone who thought walmart would have an obscure caliber?
Where's Justin to lock this?
don't know about lam-er, but lam-est is pretty obvious

bigfatdave
November 21, 2012, 10:33 PM
I am vaguely aware that .222 exists, it isn't the kind of thing you'd find regularly at WalMart.
And expecting the poor slobs at W.M. to know about anything in particular is a stretch, an obscure bench/varmint cartridge more popular in places that forbid "military calibers" is pretty far out there for the register drones.

They're generally nice, at least.

jcwit
November 21, 2012, 10:39 PM
I've never worked at WalMart. And with that said I have worked in retail on and off most of my life, the last 20 years before I retired were my own business, it be a retail outlet.

Believe me folks, the ones working in retail or the owners in retail are far from being the only idiots out there.

And those who truly think that the customer is always right have never worked in retail for any length of time.

Take it easy on the WM clerk, at least he has a job in this economy.

WardenWolf
November 21, 2012, 10:47 PM
Yeah, .222 is pretty rare nowadays. Most people who bought it have either rechambered their guns to .223 or gotten into reloading. Generally the former option is preferable, as it's a simple fix with no drawbacks.

MICHAEL T
November 21, 2012, 10:48 PM
Lot of idiots selling guns also . If you haven't noticed

r1derbike
November 21, 2012, 10:54 PM
Although there are always gems to be found (employees) at Walmart, being pulled into all areas of the store now, on demand, leaves departments without their managers, stockers and support.

Do more with less. Management doesn't care, and that lack of support has a trickle-down effect on subordinates.

Getting rid of their long-term, knowledgeable employees and hiring part time kids (who they pay little to no benefits to), has been the modus-operandi for at least 10 years, I know of.

Do more with less, our nation's business mantra.

Success at Walmart means doing your research online, and arming yourself with the knowledge of the product you are looking for, as you may be responsible for picking your cherry from your own tree.

Expecting an employee who is shuttled dozens of times to other areas, to know anything about everything is pushing it, a bit.

It's just the way it is at this big-box retailer.

Their push is for mainly overnight stocking, and a do-it-yourself shopping experience where you pick your own items with minimal interaction with very few employees, go to the front check-outs, and your entire cart will be scanned with RFID devices, and you will be sent on your merry way, with a cheerful smile from the front-end manager. Coming soon if test stores are successful.

toivo
November 21, 2012, 10:56 PM
Well, Wal-Mart is one thing, but I had this encounter in Gander Mountain in the optics section, while I was searching through the slim pickings on the mostly-empty hooks:

SALESPERSON: Can I help you?
ME: Yes, I'm looking for tip-off rings.
SALESPERSON: You mean the ones that flip out of the way?
ME: No, the ones that mount on the dovetail on top of the receiver, like on a rimfire rifle.
SALESPERSON (edging away): Well, whatever we have is out here -- if you don't find it, try tomorrow. We're getting another shipment.

And then he was gone, like a thief in the night.

22-rimfire
November 21, 2012, 11:00 PM
222 at Walmart???? You must be joking. But I do try to be sympathetic of the Walmart employees. On occasion, I have been in a hurry and a bit short... I felt bad afterwards. It wasn't their fault.

DammitBoy
November 21, 2012, 11:04 PM
Never seen a box of .222 at a walmart ever. I have seen some really great salespeople that bust their butts to get me whatever I need (if you catch the right young guy behind the counter) at my local walmart.

snakeman
November 21, 2012, 11:55 PM
they sell it at my wal mart

icanthitabarn
November 22, 2012, 12:11 AM
LOL Thats .223

Grassman
November 22, 2012, 12:32 AM
So you try Walmart looking for .222? What'd you expect? I think you knew walking in this wasn't gonna happen.

Grassman
November 22, 2012, 12:36 AM
.....And I'm getting pretty tired of Walmart being the favorite whipping boy. Sheesh people, name one other major outlet (other than the outdoor chains) still selling guns. You should be thankful they put up with the BS.

9MMare
November 22, 2012, 01:04 AM
Last time I bought ammo there, a woman and a man helped me...All the ammo was locked up...not in the glass case but under a counter. She was pulling out boxes to see if she had 9mm....and dropped a box and screamed.

The guy and I laughed...she was sure ammo would 'blow up.' THey were both friendly and helpful and didnt (have to) ask any questions about what I was using it for, ID, etc.

Onward Allusion
November 22, 2012, 01:37 AM
.222, eh? Granted, I've been shooting primarily pistol for the last 20-something years on and off, I have not heard of this caliber until about a year ago. . . I can't imagine that most younger folks working part-time in a Wal-Mart would know of this caliber.

utbrowningman
November 22, 2012, 01:38 AM
I told my wife to pick up a box of Tula 9mm at WM. She comes home with two(!) and told me the following. She asked the "associate" if they had any Tula 9mm. He said "no, but I do have Tul 9mm." On the box, the A in Tula is the same A in Ammo so I guess I can see how he might get confused.

Ragnar Danneskjold
November 22, 2012, 01:44 AM
Last time I bought ammo there, a woman and a man helped me...All the ammo was locked up...not in the glass case but under a counter. She was pulling out boxes to see if she had 9mm....and dropped a box and screamed.

The guy and I laughed...she was sure ammo would 'blow up.' THey were both friendly and helpful and didnt (have to) ask any questions about what I was using it for, ID, etc.

The sad part is, it's probably not her fault. It's her parents/school/societies fault

I can see being a young child watching movies and TV, seeing guns and bullets, and thinking they might explode like a bomb. Except that misconception is something that should be corrected by adults as you grow up and learn about responsible firearms use. Even if you don't own firearms, someone should have taught her something so basic. Unfortunately she made it to adulthood never learning reality. Her perception of firearms and ammunition never grew up past early childhood.

WALKERs210
November 22, 2012, 02:00 AM
God must love the employees at Wally World. I have a niece and nephew, brother and sister, that work there and have moved up into upper management. Neither of them have enough smarts to pour P$$$ out of a boot with instructions printed on the bottom. The boy spent 7-8 yrs at a major college for archaeology and started as a buggy gather. The girl, well who knows how she go there. Guess I have been lucky with the ones I have encountered because with exception all have been very intelligent and helpful.

jmr40
November 22, 2012, 07:08 AM
I was in a local Walmart a day or 2 after Christmas 2007. A customer who had gotten a 7mm-08 rifle for Christmas called wanting to know if they had any 7mm-08 ammo. The clerks answer. "Yes, we have plenty 7mm ammo, but it is all 2007 ammo. We will be getting a shipment of new 08 ammo in sometime in a couple of weeks"

Ragnar Danneskjold
November 22, 2012, 07:42 AM
I don't even know what 7mm-08 is.

Is there really an expectation that a big box department store clerk is supposed to be a firearms expert?

Al Thompson
November 22, 2012, 09:16 AM
This one looks done to me. :)

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