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Guy returns ammo at wal-mart at 1300 fps!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Chrome, Sep 10, 2007.

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  1. Chrome

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    From Consumerist.com:

    Man Attempts To Return Walmart Ammunition At 1300 Feet Per Second

    It's Walmart's policy, clearly visible on their website and in their stores, that all sales of guns and ammunition are final. One San Diego man didn't like that policy so he tried to return the ammunition in another way. By firing it in the Walmart parking lot.

    According to the Union-Tribune in San Diego, a man tried to return shotgun ammunition to his local Walmart. After he was refused he became enraged and told the employees he would be back to kill them all.

    Then the man fired off some shots in the Walmart parking lot. No one was hurt, but witnesses were able to write down the man's license plate number and police located him at his home.

    The San Diego SWAT team surrounded the man's mobile home and eventually had to use tear gas to get him to surrender after an 8 hour standoff.

    Sorry, scary gun guy. Walmart's return policy on guns and ammo is clear: All sales are final. It pays to read the signs.

    http://consumerist.com/consumer/ret...ammunition-at-1300-feet-per-second-298101.php

    Later,
    Chrome...
     
  2. strat81

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    :( This does not look good for the future of value packs.
     
  3. unrealtrip

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    This is interesting as about a month ago I purchased some ammo from the local Wal-Mart. I was attempting to buy 4 boxes of .308 and by accident, the employee handed me 3 of .308 and 1 of something else, I forget which but it was a similar box so I understand his mistake. I went back in to the cust service desk, explained the situation and got a refund for it.

    It's not always what you say but how you say it. This idiot obviously had issues if he couldn't deal with getting a refund on a $5 box of buckshot. Sadly, it only takes one moron to ruin it for everyone.
     
  4. wheelgunslinger

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    Jenkies!

    All I can think is how a handful of idiots are going to ruin things for the rest of us.
     
  5. jungleroy

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    This will not reflect well upon us the law abiding armed public.
    Oh so sad.
     
  6. damien

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    OK, here is a good use of a SWAT team.
     
  7. .cheese.

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    may he be kicked swiftly in the almonds for all eternity.

    .... idiot

    sorry... wish I had something more constructive to contribute, but honestly, what can be said for this guy?
     
  8. JamisJockey

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    That's all we needed to know.....
     
  9. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Right, Wal-Mart is going to cease selling them in all stores because of this incident. Wait, don't they still sell a ton of them? Yeah, I think they'll be on the shelf for the foreseeable future. :rolleyes:

    This article has a bit more detail:
    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070909-1009-swat.html

     
  10. Pigspitter

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    at least he didn't buy a pack of the federal 550 .22's. That walmart would have been peppered for hours before he stopped.
     
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    Typical "people" BS tho... this is why i'm down on the "average" man... (and i'm sure why the prima donna's (aka poli's and the rich) are... ) because what idiot blows off ammo in the wal-mart parking lot and thinks its a "good" idea?

    btw.. plenty of good people live in trailers... i happen to be in an apartment for the last 2 years... but there ain't anything wrong w/ purchasing a cheap house that is yours rather than renting the expensive bloody apt i'm in. :p Gotta love generalities... :)

    oh well - my best friend has it right... the average person is an idiot... and thats why most of these laws that make us incensed come out... somewhere in our history (an incredulous number of) people lost the capacity to think and take responsibility for their own actions. At least that is the only reason i can think of to justify blowin off shot gun ammo in a wally world parking lot. Not saying "that action" happens every day... but its likely the same (kind of) person who has no respect for his fellow people by playing his/her radio loud in the middle of the night in a residential neighborhood, or leaving trash wherever he/she drops it, or any number of other things that ends up doing THIS kind of thing.

    bleh ok.. off my soapbox... hehe

    J/Tharg!
     
  13. Zoogster

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    What an idiot.
    Spinning this into an anti ammo thing is stupid, idiots have fired rounds, broke things and otherwise been upset and thrown tantrums over returns on numerous types of items. It just happened to be ammo in this case.

    If he had tried to return a power tool and been refused and fired some rounds in a parking lot he would be just as stupid. Because it was something gun related should have no relevance to the actions he took.
     
  14. strat81

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    It shouldn't, but it might. You are aware that Wal-mart has been slowly dismantling their firearm departments, right?
     
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    I believe this incident will change how Walmart sells ammo to the public. Not sure if they will cease ammo sales, but something will change... and it won't be good. Walmart doesn't care about lost ammo sales revenue. To them, avoiding lawsuits takes priority over ammo sales any day. With Walmart's management scared to death of firearms sales, it will only take one incident...
     
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    Walmart? he should have "returned" the ammo to Target!

    :D:D
     
  17. Merc41

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    JamisJockey Quote:
    Borderline offensive, as I live in a Mobile Home and have never contemplated doing such! :neener:
     
  18. Kentak

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    What a cretin. Low lifes like him are as much our enemy as the anti's.

    Dirtbag.

    K
     
  19. .cheese.

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    Yeah, but then you only get store credit.
     
  20. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Only in some stores. In other stores they just put in brand new gun departments complete with fancy wood display cases, expanded ammo selection and more gun gear. It seems they are consolidating their gun sales to select stores.

    You can believe that all you want. If it happens, make sure to rush to the board to gloat about being right. I'm pretty sure that nothing is going to change over this relatively minor incident. I'll just sit here smugly, confident in my beliefs until you come back and post that the sky is falling and Wal-Mart is changing the way they sell ammo. To be far, I'll let you know when the ammo disappears from the shelves here.

    On the contrary, Wal-Mart seems to be rather interested in making money. While ammo is only a fraction of their sales, they are still one of the biggest ammo retailers in the country and that does amount to a pretty decent chunk of change.

    Where's the lawsuit? Are they suing themselves for selling the guy the ammo? Is the guy filing a lawsuit because they didn't accept the return? Where is the lawsuit?

    Wal-Mart has already been sued more than once for selling ammunition used in crimes and suicides, yet they just keep selling ammo. (Coker v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Drake v. Wal-Mart. Inc.;Scoggins v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc; inter alia)

    Here's how these things work. Wal-Mart figures out how much they stand to lose in sales vs. how much a lawsuit will cost them. Wal-Mart pays people a lot of money to figure out those numbers for them and they factor in abtract things that you and I aren't even aware of. If the lost sales number is bigger than the lawsuit number, they keep selling ammo.

    If they are so "scared to death", why do they keep selling guns and have a special order section online? Why did the new Wal-Mart here that opened in the last few months have a large gun section? And you honestly think this is the "one incident"? Come on, this incident happened Saturday and it's got almost zero coverage outside of California and is getting little coverage even there.

    Wal-Mart's only fears with selling guns are that the fines for selling them improperly may exceed the sales or that the sales are too sluggish compared to something else they could put on the same shelf space. You can bet the latter has far more to do with their removal of firearms in certain stores than the former.

    Now that this has fully turned into a "OH NOES!!11!!oneone Walmart isn't going to sell ammo anymore!!!111!!11" thread, can it be lock time now please?
     
  21. gyp_c2

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    nah...

    ...they just moved the guns to the stores they want them in...Some are set-up better for the gun sale thing than others...mostly the new ones with better security and locations...
     
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    I wonder where slick willie clinton found him? Pizza place?...bar?...hole in the wall business, whatever? Clinton...``Are you employed? If you want a job, there`s something you can do for me. I`ll pay you well.``
     
  23. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Did you seriously just suggest Bill Clinton was behind this? Wow... just... wow...
     
  24. Browning

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    Gun owners shouldn't be buying ammo from Wal-Mart anyway. I really don't like stories like that though, it gives some people the impression somehow that behavior like this is typical of gun owners when in fact this guy was a freaking loon.
     
  25. 22-rimfire

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    I have returned pyrodex or Triple 7 at Walmart. It was kind of humorous. The girl at the return desk said "No returns of ammo." I replied it isn't ammo and the box is unopened. She called sporting goods and they said, no it is not ammo.

    I was told that Walmart will be only selling guns at selected stores in a given region. Some stores have dropped them, had them removed, now the guns are back again.
     
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