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Wal-Mart out of control

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jdseven1, Apr 8, 2005.

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  1. jdseven1

    jdseven1 Member

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    Today me and my wife went shopping at Wal-Mar I picked up a .30 cal cleaning mop and put it with my wifes cart as she was checking out she called me over and the checkout clerk advise me that I to show her my F.I.D card. I said that this did sound correct I showed my F.I.D and we left the counter. I went back to the counter where they sell firearms and advised the clerk what happend He ran a cleaning mop thru the scanner and it ask for my F.I.D he keyed in I did not have F.I.D and it canceled the sale but the slip said that I had to be over 18 to buy gun cleaning supplys. Anyone run into this problem? This was in the great state of Mass but this is overkill.
     
  2. Chipperman

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    Was town was this in?
    I've bought cleaning stuff in various Wally-Worlds without having to show any ID.
    Maybe they're hoping the criminals' guns will get so filthy that they jam up while trying to shoot at Cops. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Kamicosmos

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    You have to have a freaking ID CARD to buy a freaking cleaning brush?!?!

    Head west young man!


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  4. The Grand Inquisitor

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    I know WalMart has occasional good deals, but besides the fact that every WalMart is a filthy, stinking, ?????-hole, Walmart is literally the evil empire. Next time you go to Walmart, think about every Mom and Pop's store that closed down because they couldn't compete.

    Also, when you buy something from Walmart firearm related remember that not only are you not supporting your local (good) gunshop, but you are supporting a franchise that, when put pressure upon, will sell out their shooting sport customers (just like Kmart did).

    Support your local gunshop.
     
  5. jdseven1

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    Chipperman. This is a small town in southeastern Mass maybe pop 13,000 and low crime rate. Kamicosmos. I know this is not a State law only Wal Mart policy. This state is bad but not that bad yet.
     
  6. model 649

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    Screw Mall-Wart and their B.S. "policies". Low prices are not worth putting up with their socialist nanny crap!
    Josh
     
  7. RUBZERK

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    ha ha

    I went to my local wal-mart to buy a box of 50 9mm bullets & the girl at the counter asked if I had I.D.

    I went to pull it out as I looked at her & she didnt even look at it so I put it back in my wallet.

    I guess I would have to say she didnt care how old I was. she just wanted to see if I had I.D.
     
  8. 308win

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    Walmart operates in their own bought and paid for environment at the federal, state, and local level. Anyone who shops at Walmart is an enabler and has no basis to complain. JMHO
     
  9. RoyG

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    Question for all you WallyMart bashers.

    Where do you buy your food? A mom and pop grocery? Or one of the many megamart corporations box stores?

    Where do you buy your gas? A corner gas station? Or one of the big oil companies stop and robs?

    Where did you buy your computer at? A local guy building them in a small store front trying to support a family? Or one of the electronic supermarts?

    Where do you get your internet service from? A local ISP? Or one of the national high speed internet suppliers?

    I think most of you are nothing but hypocrites and just enjoy bashing WallyMart. :cuss:

    I try to get the most bang for my dollars. If that means I buy WWB ammo from WM I do. But I also buy things at the gun shops I can't buy at WM. My daughter has a small knife business she is running. The first thing they did was drop any product you could get at WM. That means you won't find any Gerbers in her store. She keeps catalogs of knifes out and lets everyone know she can special order anything in them.

    To become successful you have to offer something the customer wants.
     
  10. Standing Wolf

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    Not me. It's my shopping destination of last choice: too much communist Chinese junk on the shelves, and the customer disservice is too depressing.
     
  11. 308win

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    Get most of my groceries at an independent, same with gas, bought my last computer from Dell after bad experience with a local build to order, internet service from Earthlink since I know the level of service they guarantee.

    I also know where Walmart gets and has always gotten the majority of their inventory; how they treat their empolyees - stories in the papers everyweek -; where they are making their millions in political donations; the level of service they offer - from the multitude of posts on this and other forums; I get my 9MM WW white box from a local dealer for $5.95/box.

    I think you have your shorts in a knot because of your own actions not ours (or at least mine)
     
  12. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    Any chance of this one getting back on topic any time soon?
     
  13. RoyG

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    Sure.

    I was buying finger nail clippers at a WM in SC a few months ago and had the clerk ask if I was over 18. Seems they now consider nail clippers in SC a weapon and you must be over 18 to purchase them
     
  14. MICHAEL T

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    I am not a Wal Mart fan but I think a lot of this crap is from a local manager and if you call and filed a complaint 1-800-WALMART. Some of this stupid stuff might go away
    Ive never been ask at Wall Mart for ID buyimg ammo or cleaning supplies. Nor have I ever been walked to door when buying ammo. On time I was ever questioned was when I took couple boxes to front check out. Manger wanted to know how I got ammo I told him couldn't find any one working in sporting so I reached over counter a got what I wanted. He checked me out. I found out later thay were all in break area. Call home office and start bitching just might do some good.
     
  15. jefnvk

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    Can't remember the last time I seen a mom and pop grocery store larger than a gas station.

    Can't remember the last time I seen a gas station not connected to a nationwide chain.

    I built my computer, thank you very much.

    It's provided by the college for a fee, and our only option.

    Now to bash Wal-Mart, all the things I have been carded for:
    1) Fuel injector cleaner (yet, oddly enough, not fuel)
    2) Ammo
    3) Movies
    4) Video Games
    5) Glue
    6) Pipe cleaners
    7) Knives
    8) Model Rocket Engines
    9) Spraypaint
    10) Carb cleaner (but not brake cleaner, or maybe the other way around)

    Do I need continue?
     
  16. Double Maduro

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    RoyG,

    I also try to get the most bang for my buck. Wally world spent $85,000,000,000 with the chinese last year. That is 85 billion bucks taken out of the American economy. That would fix a lot of problems we have here.

    I was carded at a wally world years ago, when I was buying some .22lr. Asked to see the manager and handed it to him and said he could keep it, and I would spend my money elsewhere. Haven't spent a penny in one since.

    DM
     
  17. Andrew Rothman

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    Gee, isn't there a law about not selling ammo to underage folks? Would you stalk out of a liquor store for getting carded?

    :confused:
     
  18. Double Maduro

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    Matt,

    I was 40 and looked 50, my hair started turning gray when I was 19 and was more gray than black. But thanks.

    By the way, I haven't been carded at a liquor store since I was 17.

    lol

    DM
     
  19. thorn726

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    wal mart deserves the bashing.
    i totally dont get people who have to chime in FOR these companies, as if.

    the obvious= we all pay into big corps.

    duh. it happens. there are lots of retail items better bought/sold thru large stores as they are produced in mass, etc.

    but Wal mart? get rEAl.

    walk in to a Target. look around. look at the employees.
    go to wal mart and do the same.

    there is a huge difference between corps that care and those that dont, and it trickles all the way up and down.
    walmart doenst jsut put little mom and pops out , it puts juice compaines, toy makers, you name it, the cheap knockoff will dominate.

    an easy example=
    target workers have a robot to help push empty carts.
    wal mart workers push.

    on every 100, maybe target costs $5-10 more, the workers get paid more, the company puts $$$ back into community and economy in general by spending more on it's stores and equiptment

    and actually along with everything else, yeah, even that one, i usually pay my bill in person in cash.

    but that is not the point= i mean mom and pop can't turn out a car, it goes on and on.

    wal mart is Bent on being THE ONLY place to shop, for everything.
    to make mad mad profits by turning screws on suppliers and workers.
     
  20. Bob F.

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    Usually I can get WWB @ Sporting Goods counter (If anyone's there) and toss it in the basket of odds & ends and check out up front. The other day the butt head at SG said I had to check out there. Maybe he sensed I think he's a jerk.

    Don't buy much there, and usually support my local gun shop. Groceries are a different matter: very little from WM, almost nothing from Kroger-higher prices and worse (believe it or not!!!) customer service! At least WM has customer service reps (not) accessible; I love telling them how lousy the service is, been known to leave a basket of groceries, and drive 20 miles to shop.
     
  21. Justin

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    ROFLMAO!

    Been there, done that. A few years ago I did work at Target, and I can positively say that without a doubt, it was the most soul-suckingly godawful job I've ever had. People who act like there's some sort of big difference between how Wal-Mart and Target treat their employees crack me up. Now, I've not worked at Wal-Mart, but I've compared notes with some who have and quite frankly the only conclusion I can draw is that Target throws a lot more money at convincing you that they somehow care about their employees.

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    I can tell you from personal experience that "mom and pop" grocery stores treat their employees like garbage too. In fact I made more money, and recieved better benefits at a chain store simply because they are unionized.

    Of course I would never work at WalMart myself because i can do better, by for those that can't they sure could use a job somewhere. They also hire a lot of developmentally challenged people who simply could not find work anywhere else. I don't know why people get so mad at Walmart, its just a company that does what ALL companies do, try to make money. They wouldnt be in business if people didnt shop there, and noone HAS to shop there. If you don't like the way Walmart does business then blame the customers, oddly enough most of the people complaining ARE their customers.

    Considering the amount of liability they carry I wouldnt blame them a bit for checking FOID cards for anything gun related, they can sell supplies based on any criteria they choose, and its their problem if it costs them business.
     
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    The next time you go in to a Walmart and get that kind of hassle, explain calmly and politely that a cleaning brush is not a firearm and that purchase of it does not require showing your F.O.I.D. card. If they will not cooperate, don't make all of your purchases. Simply tell them that you are insulted by their invasive policy and will not be a party to giving them profit from sales.

    It would help if you had a cart full of frozen and perishable items. I was told by a walmart manager in person that if anything frozen or perishable item gets as far as the front counter and then is not purchased, by law it must be thrown away!

    Nothing obligates you to purchase the items you bring to the register. You don't own them until you've paid for them. They're walmart's property til then. You don't have to even let them know that you know they have to throw the stuff out. Play dumb. Draw attention to the fact that you have a lot of cold stuff that'll now have to be restocked because you will not give your money to a store whose policies insult and abuse your rights. That'll make clear to them the fact of how much stuff they're about to have to throw out and take a loss on.

    -Jeffrey
     
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    LMFAO!!!!!!
    :p

    As if that money would go to the American worker, and not the American CEO!!!!

    Puhlease, dude. Don't kid yourself. If you think that money would do anything but sit in large lumps of many millions in the accounts and stock portfolios of the top of the top, you're way out of touch with corporate America.

    -Jeffrey
     
  25. crucible

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    Walmart isn't going away-period. Just isn't going to happen folks.

    That said, I buy much of my ammo there, and feel just dandy in doing so as the more I (we) spend on ammo there, the more Walmart will surely want to continue to receive that money for said ammo, and the more they will ignore the anti's out there who don't want them to.

    I try to buy American when possible-and WWB at Wally World fits that bill, well.

    Cruc, who belives asking for ID for cleaning supplies is damn rediculous, Cruc
     
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