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God Loves Walmart Employees...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BigN, Nov 21, 2012.

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  1. BigN

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    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! :)
     
  2. tekarra

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    If only he had some .221 Fireball ammo to average with the .223 to fix you up with your .222.
     
  3. Texan Scott

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    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.
     
  4. beatledog7

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    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.
     
  5. ApplePie

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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  7. BP44

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    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.
     
  8. Stress_Test

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    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! ;)
     
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    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.
     
  10. Owen Sparks

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    The only qualification for the job is the willingness to work cheap.

    You get what you pay for.
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

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    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.
     
  12. chevyman097

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    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.
     
  13. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Walmart hasen't carried .222 in 3 decades. Happy Thanksgiving.
     
  14. Owen Sparks

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    It is simple economics.

    You want the lowest priced goods, you also get the lowest priced employees.
     
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    don't know about lam-er, but lam-est is pretty obvious
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  18. WardenWolf

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    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.
     
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    Lot of idiots selling guns also . If you haven't noticed
     
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    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.
     
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    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. 22-rimfire

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    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.
     
  23. DammitBoy

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    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.
     
  24. snakeman

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    they sell it at my wal mart
     
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    LOL Thats .223
     
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