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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sportcat, Oct 24, 2003.

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  1. Sportcat

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    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???
     
  2. cool45auto

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    :eek: That's the first I've heard of it. I usually go in the middle of the day though.
     
  3. Mauserlady

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    I'm thinkin it is Corp. policy as that's what time they stop selling it at ours also...
     
  4. semf

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    Can't be corp policy I usually go around 11:00pm. Unless it's new.
     
  5. ny32182

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    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.
     
  6. Mike Irwin

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    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.
     
  7. Navy joe

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    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.
     
  8. Cosmoline

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    For the 100th time

    STOP

    SHOPPING

    AT

    WAL-MART!

    :fire:

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

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    There's too much communist Chinese junk in Wal Mart to suit me.
     
  10. outfieldjack

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    No problem in Columbia

    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
     
  11. tetleyb

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    Wow, you can buy ammo at Walmart???
     
  12. lawcox

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    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.
     
  13. Mike Irwin

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    BUT

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    WAL

    MART!
     
  14. Zundfolge

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    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.
     
  15. Sergeant Bob

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    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)
     
  16. Covey Rise

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    I live here in Bentonville, AR Wally's corp home

    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.
     
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  17. greyhound

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    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".
     
  18. Sisco

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    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.
     
  19. CleverNickname

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    Not many local gunshops are even open after 9pm.
     
  20. Waitone

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    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.
     
  21. Rusher

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    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
     
  22. Navy joe

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    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.
     
  23. cookhj

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    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.
     
  24. jacketch

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    I like that:

    Walmart, mass marketer for the Chinese Peoples Army:uhoh:
     
  25. son of a gun

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    Illegal aliens aren't allow to sell ammo anyways:D
     
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