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No more cheap Walmart ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Guy B. Meredith, Jul 12, 2006.

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  1. Guy B. Meredith

    Guy B. Meredith Member

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    I did not see the normal stock of ammo at the local Walmart (Dublin/Pleasanton) and asked the clerk about that. He begain to say that in Contra Costa and Alameda counties and then paused and said Wally is not selling ammo. Said it is political.

    I really need to say that the clerks in this WalMart are not the usual wimpy puppy teen ager. These guys are very helpful and give me none of the grief so often described on this forum. This clerk felt my pain.
     
  2. carterbeauford

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    Would really like to know more about this if what the clerk said is true. Either way that is incredibly lame, but it is their loss, not yours. I buy everything other than milsurp from Cabelas. Those OD plastic ammo boxes have a plethora of uses.
     
  3. OldSchooler

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    So do the metal ones.
     
  4. LadySmith

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    Same thing happening down in the South Bay. I stopped at the Walmart in Milpitas, noticed the skimpy ammo selection and the clerk told me the same thing. They're phasing out ammo, and only the Walmarts in Milpitas and Mountain View have any left. I went to a Walmart in San Jose to verify the clerk's story. I'd bought a few boxes of ammo there a few weeks ago. It's true. There is now airsoft gear behind the glass cases where ammo used to be. Sad and creepy. :uhoh:
     
  5. ilbob

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    This has been discussed on other boards at infinitum. About 1/3 of all WalMarts are no longer going to sell guns. I think all the stores in CA are going to stop selling ammo as well because of the problems WalMart has had in obeying the law there.

    This is not so much political as it is a marketing shift.

    Have you noticed their latest commercials? Sort of Targetish. Guess where their latest VP marketing came from.

    They have made a conscious decision to try to be a little more upscale. Whether it works or not is something else.
     
  6. Guy B. Meredith

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    Well, no ammo means no patronage. There are few things that draw me to the big box stores--can't handle rude crowds--and now there is one less.

    One of the few things I bought there is 12 GA 00 buckshot.
     
  7. Third_Rail

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    Main thing that had me going to Walmart was the $4.50/15 rifled slugs for 12ga, and the $5.00 for 25 00 Buck!
     
  8. Lou629

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    Depending on the area, many Wal-Mart stores won't sell ammo or guns...not PC enough with the locals here in NJ for example, but across the river in PA you can get both guns and ammo in their stores. As far as prices go, they have always been within bounds from my experiences with them. However, "cheap" ammo is a thing of the past, the prices are increasing nearly every month just about everywhere, and even Wally world has had to follow suit when their costs go up. There are at least some manufacturers that Wally can't dictate to when it comes to what they'll pay for something.
     
  9. Deanimator

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    No guns, but plenty of ammo at the North Olmsted, OH store. Too bad you have to call ahead and make an APPOINTMENT to buy any! Otherwise, you can wait for an hour and not get any help, even after asking several people for assistance.
     
  10. Lupinus

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    still guns and ammo at my local wally world, but I have told myself that I am not buying either there anymore. I have decided to grunt bear it and spend a whole two extra dollars on my .22 bulk packs at the gun shops. Same goes now for everything but cloths, mainly because for my work I need khakis button down shirts and ties and I need those savings to buy my ammo elsewhere :neener:
     
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    Since Sportsman's Warehouse opened down the street, I need nothing firearm related from WalMart, but we do quite a bit of normal shopping there.
     
  12. trapperjohn

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    its not any kind of nefarious antigun plot by walmart. It is simple business. Some stores sell very little ammo and guns. Guns have low markup, high cost to stock, and tend to sit a long time before selling. From a pure economic standpoint it makes perfect sense to not sell them.
    Remember walmart is a corporation, its responsibility is to its stockholders to maximize the holders investment. It is not a no profit organization or political action group whose purpose is to further 2A rights.

    that being said i would be sad to see walmart stop selling the stuff because it does keep firarms in the mainstream to be seen and because the cheap prices allow some to start into firarms who might nto otherwise be able to.
     
  13. kfranz

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    Still fair amounts of cheap ammo at WalMart in the "free" states...
     
  14. taliv

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    hey, the ammo in walmart isn't "cheap" anymore. it's "free"! as long as it's under $25 of course
     
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    Awesome, yet another reason to avoid that crowded, loathesome place!:barf:
    I've been doing fairly well ordering online with my C&R discount even considering the shipping charges.
     
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    Kewl . Maybe they will finaly bring WWB up here .
     
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    Is Walmart your only source of ammo? If so I can understand your consternation. If not you should remember that Wally World does not need to sell anything firearms related to stay in business. Support your local gun store, firearms and related products are their lifes blood. They will support your right to keep and bear arms whereas Walmart seems to be more concerned with keeping the PLA well funded and could care less about the US Constition.
     
  18. 10 Ring Tao

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    They sure do!

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  19. RNB65

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    The only Wal Mart problem around here is getting ammo while it's in stock. The popular cals (9mm, .40, and .45ACP) go out the front door about as fast as they bring it in the back door. I've learned the hard way to not wait 'til the last minute to buy ammo before heading to the range. :(
     
  20. Lupinus

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    there aren't any strictly gun stores around here, one in gradys which is an outdoors kinda place. Lots of guns, lots of ammo, lots of knives, lots of fishing gear, lots of other outdoorsy stuff....so I aint complainin. And the other is white jones hardware. Lots of guns, lots of ammo, lots of fishing stuff, and tools and hardware stuff...so agian not complaining lol. Either way, I have gone from buying most everything at walmart to as little as possible from wal mart.
     
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    i dunno...al gore :barf: and wally world teamin' up again the global warming monster :what: ...
    i smell moonbats in the makin'...:neener: :neener:
     
  22. cbsbyte

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    for Californians. Walmarts decision on not selling ammo in CA does not effect the rest of the country. Though I never shop at Walmart so it really would not matter to me.
     
  23. ArmedBear

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    Local stores here still have ammo, or at least some of them do.

    They don't have any 8x56 Hungarian, though, so it doesn't matter to me.:p
     
  24. torpid

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    So you neither live in CA nor shop at Walmart.

    And the point of your post is what exactly?

    Ah, that you neither live in CA nor shop at Walmart so it really doesn't matter to you.

    Riiiight...

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Somehow that picture brings to my mind, images of "Falling Down"--the movie--the golf course. :)

    That's good! In fact, that's darned good!!

    Doc2005
     
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