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Wal-Mart adopts new ammo policy

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ashcons, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Member

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    Heh!

    I suppose if I were to "run out and drop $3000.00 or better" on ANY firearm, then you'd be right about buying ammunition one box at a time at retail.

    However, I, and I suspect a great many others, don't do this.

    ;)
     
  2. Grassman

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    Putting Walmarts policy together with any gun or ammo control policy is just reckless, they are nothing alike.
     
  3. corrado007

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    Like one or two others said, Walmart is getting shipments, they just sell out first thing in the morning. I recently went to a super walmart near my work before work at around 7:20am, the employee saw me looking at the empty ammo case and asked what I was looking for. I told her I was looking for 9mm and she told me they have a few cases of ammo on a pallet in the back that are about to be put out in a few minutes. I told her I couldn't wait around for them as I had to get to work but that I'd come back after work. She told me people come in the mornings and buy up everything within the first hour so it would be gone by the time I got off. At least in my opinion, its worth stopping by if you can early as they do get shipments a few times a week and the 3 box restriction seems fair to me too.
     
  4. CLP

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    It comes down to their reasoning in my book.

    Is Wal Mart limiting ammo purchases to ensure everyone has an opportunity to purchase ammo, or are they doing it at the request of the Obama admin to prevent large ammo purchases by individuals?
     
  5. GlowinPontiac

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    Good! Maybe this will stop the jerkoffs who show up as soon as the doors open and buy all the common ammo to resell at 2-3x the price.

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  6. j.kramer

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    same guys as usual wiil be every morning with 20 freinds more each guy
     
  7. BisleyBlackhawk45

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    When this madness got into full swing a little over three weeks ago I paid a visit to the gun counter at wallmart to check on .22 bulk packs. All sold out and was told by the sales girl that she had no idea about when or how much they would be getting in. I thanked her and made the comment that I bet she had a ton of people asking the same thing about when they would get .22 ammo in. She smiled and told me I have no idea...she then went on to tell me how rude some people were when she said they did not have any in the back and did not know when or how much they would get in, ect. She said one man called her co-worker a liar and he knew they had some put back and demanded she get it for him! She told of another that offered the two of them cash if he could be called when a shipment arrived...he would buy every box of bulk .22 they received. She told him they could not do that but he insisted he would make it worth it for her if she would. Good for Walmart putting restrictions on these thieves and gougers.as a side note the next day my LGS was doing everybody a favor with $60.00 bricks of American Eagle .22 LR and $72.99 for 1000 Federal Small rifle primers. Sometimes we are our own worse enemies!
     
  8. JohnKSa

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    The reason they're empty is because as soon as they get anything in, the first couple of people to notice they have ammo in stock clean them out.
     
  9. InkEd

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    Can I buy 3 box of each caliber?
     
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    And there you have the root of the problem.
     
  11. InkEd

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    I didn't mean literally every caliber. Just the ones I plan to take to the range.

    Also, the REAL root of the problem is all the freedom hating politician and steeple that blindly follow Dictator Obama.
     
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    I guess my local Walmart didn't get the memo, they just implemented a 5 box limit. I was there yesterday.
     
  13. Blackhawk30

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    Not a good idea.If all you have is 3 boxes,you should stop shooting until you can resupply.I wouldn't feel very comfortable with only 150 rds.


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    Crazy stuff!!

    I have 150 rds of 9mm left and will split that into two trips to the range over the next two weeks. When that's gone I will just not shoot again until I can get ammo at a somewhat reasonable price. I don't care if it takes two more months or longer. I have SD ammo and can hit a BG from 10 yards. I don't think that skill will perish in that time period.
     
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    If the demand exceeds the supply, there are two ways for a seller to deal with it. One is raising the price until it cuts off some of the demand. The other is not raising the price but rationing either by limits or a back order system.

    I commend Walmart for choosing to ration instead of raising the price to a level necessary to cut off demand from those who can't or won't pay a very high price. Since a back order system would be impractical for Walmart customers, there only real choice was to set a per day limit.

    You might say that Walmart made a very rational decision. (I like puns).
     
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    suggestion:
    anybody that buys the last box of ammo leaving nothing for the next guy gets stripped of his/her 2A rights forever.

    If it's the LAST single box you can buy it

    Don't be a pig

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    Most of the places around here have already implemented that a couple of weeks ago and I wish they had done it even sooner.... mass hysteria bulk buying has made finding ordinary ammo impossible to obtain.
     
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    I think limiting is working. Academy had 40/45 and even...wait for it...556 today! Still no 9mm/22LR though.
     
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    I have enough "carry" ammo to get me through a few BG encounters. I am just going to do without practice ammo until this craziness abates.
     
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    A ration still leaves the problem of people with a lot of time on their hands visiting multiple stores or going several times daily to collect their ration and eventually depleting Walmart's stock.

    I understand that raising prices is not an option for Walmart. Currently the people buying ammunition at Walmart-prices to resell at gunshow-prices are the bad guys in our little narrative. If Walmart raised their price to near gunshow-prices and cut out the motive for these guys to troll sporting goods until new ammo arrived we would see supplies really build back up. But then Walmart becomes the free market bad guy, and they don't want to be.
     
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    What if they were limiting ammo because the Obama admin. convinced them to do so during their meeting last week? Would you still commend them then? I want to know why Wal Mart is limiting ammo buys.
     
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    Just remember to stock up once demand falls off! In 2008, I couldn't find 9mm to save my life and spent the last 3 years or so buying a little 9mm, .22lr, and whatever else every time I had a couple extra bucks and happened to be at WM.
     
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    What ever there reasoning is, I have no problem with the three box limit. I've very rarely bought more than three boxes anyway for myself in one visit.
     
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    It's not gonna please everyone, but a step in the right direction.
     
  24. RetiredUSNChief

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    I don't understand your posting.

    The "why" is very clearly stated in the article linked in the OP. The title very clearly states "New policy due to limited supply issues at stores". The article goes on to say: "Lundberg said, "We are trying to take care of as many customers as possible because supply is limited at this time." He said Walmart stores are monitoring supply issues daily and will address purchase limits once supply issues are resolved."

    So the answer to your question is very clearly stated.


    You may choose to believe that or not. However, at this time there is no supporting evidence whatsoever that there are any other ulterior motives, including anything related to Obama's gun control meetings. Anything about that would be pure conjecture. If you, or anybody else, actually come across such evidence, by all means post it.

    Time will tell us whether or not there are ulterior motives.


    An interesting human behavioral question here, though:

    I am quite sure that there would be any number of naysayers who would, upon future confirmation of their suppositions, readily come forth and cry "I told you so!". How many naysayers, do you suppose, would so readily come forth with future evidence they were wrong and say "Thank goodness I was wrong!"?


    I suspect, in the coming weeks and months, that when the current craze dies down and supplies come back up approaching normal levels, we'll see Walmart's current policy of limits change back.

    Let's do our part to remain calm and observant in the meantime.

    :):)
     
  25. PGT

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    my LGS was selling WWB 9mm for $23 when I stopped by at lunch today. In other news, they had it in stock (due to the 100% inflation of the price). This is Wal-Mart's issue...they strive to keep prices low but when demand outstrips supply they can either increase their price or maintain but limit bulk purchases. IMHO, the path they chose is the right one but like with everything else in life, they'll upset someone somewhere by their decision.

    Would you be happier if they raised the price but had it in stock and you could buy as much as you wanted?
     
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