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Walmart labeling their ammo as only be for sale by Walmart

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Warp, Aug 28, 2013.

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  1. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    Walmart has a mechanism for legit sale of items to those who plan to resell it at retail.

    It's called Sam's Club. A retailer files certain forms (exactly which ones I don't recall) and is added to a database of authorized tax-exempt resellers. It can now go to Sam's and buy stuff without paying sales tax, because it agrees to collect that tax from its own customers when the items are resold.

    Of course, ammo flippers are not doing this. If retailers are buying up Walmart ammo and reselling it from their shelves, the state (assuming it's a state that has a sales tax) is getting paid twice.
  2. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    They can't do anything to the flippers but they can do something about their own employees who might be on the take or not following the 3 box per day rule.
  3. Lets look at this. Say I've got some of this ammo on a table at a gun show and you come in. You see the stickers , call the number and get stupid which you will given your post here. So what right do you have to take food from the mouths of my children.What right to you have to stop me from raising money to put my grandchildren through college. You going to pay those costs for them. Thought not. Its best not to interfer with another persons legal business. It can become quite costly for any individual interfering with a legal business.

    You know if you don't like some guy or gal reselling ammo from walmart or from anywhere else then don't buy it. I mean lets be honest here. You're upset that someone has ammo and you don't. You are upset that they saw an opportunity and seized it and you didn't. Instead of putting the time and effort in to secure ammo, they call that work, you sit at home/work and complain in online forums about others who saw the opportunity,seized it and profitted from it. That's how the world works.

    For the life of me I don't understand how people can attack others for seizing an opportunity and generating income for themselves and families. I just don't understand it. I guess we have raised a generation of lazy,self centered, whining adult children.

  4. And the State is going to be upset about that. Don't think so. As long as they get their cut, sales tax, they are happy., BTW Sams Club doesn't have ammo, at least those in my area don't carry it.
  5. rodinal220

    rodinal220 Well-Known Member

    "How enforceable are those labels?"

    Enforce what??????????????? Walmart Ammo Trade Act 0f 2013??? Last time I checked only Congress makes laws at the national level. Is Walmart now part of DHS and have a special police force to regulate ammo sales?

    Beware the Walmartian Police!!
  6. Schwing

    Schwing Well-Known Member

    I am sure that Walmart could care less about flippers. I would bet this has something to do with internal problems they are probably having with stuff manufactured FOR their stores that has been ending up in other places. You have to figure that merchandise changes hands many times between the factory and the store and it might just be that some of their stuff is not ending up where it is supposed to be going.

    Many modern day shoplifting/illegal merchandise rings are very organized. Some of them have been found to use people from all levels of the supply chain from the factory, to trucking to employees in the stores. If I was running such an operation, ammo would very definitely be a sought after item since it is virtually guaranteed to have a buyer on the other end and a huge profit margin (especially with all of the suckers out there willing to spend $60+ for a brick of .22 or $40 for a box of 9MM).
  7. mdauben

    mdauben Well-Known Member

    Since the stickers are legally meaningless and are highly unlikely to actually bother flippers or resellers, my guess is its a bone thrown to the customers who complain about Walmart not having any ammo left for "regular" customers after the flippers and insiders alledgely buy it all up.
  8. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Well-Known Member

    This is basically it, it is a feel good thing for Walmart. But it just may scare off those dumb enough to think they might get in trouble for reselling ammo. And I am fine with that.
  9. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    Grate idea to help identify the "flippers" so people can wise up and stop buying from them!

    Sure there is no legal meaning to it, but its better than doing nothing.
  10. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    Just got back from my Walmart. No stickers, yet.

    Now, they have a dry erase board up showing what ammo they will have the next day, the quantity, price, and time they will bring it out.
  11. Makes sense. People will show up earlier and walmart will probably get additional sales from people since they are already there.
  12. kimbershot

    kimbershot Well-Known Member

    so if i buy a product, title to that product immediately shifts to me. now, the seller tries to dictate how i am to utilize that product? what a crock of crap. :evil:
  13. JoePfeiffer

    JoePfeiffer Well-Known Member

    My local Sam's doesn't sell anything related to firearms.

    (on another note, I was at Wal-Mart yesterday buying shotgun ammo, and a clerk walked up to the counter with four 525-round boxes of .22 for $22.50/box. Customer in line ahead of me got two and I got two -- happy!)

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  14. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Staff Member

    And, this one's done. :rolleyes:
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