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Walmart Online Special Order Catalog

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Chuck Jennings, Dec 6, 2004.

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  1. Chuck Jennings

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    As I was googling around looking for some firearms related materials, I discovered that Wal-Mart has its special order firearms catalog online now. It can be found here.

    I know that walmart has a mixed reputation in the firearms world. However, if you are one of those people who does shop there, it is a great tool to check out prices.
     
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  2. 12 Volt Man

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    Right from the website. I guess they only want us to look at pictures. No online ordering. Just good for pricing items.
     
  3. jojo

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    Thank you Sir. Looks like a decent way to check prices.

    jojo
     
  4. DigMe

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    Good way to checks pricces i still buy from the wally mart people at the one i go to are good to me
     
  6. MAUSER88

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    I wish the Wal-Marts here in Jersey sold firearms.
     
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    Oh, no C&R section :( Guess I'm still shopping at Dunhams.
     
  8. JimJD

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    Hey, that's pretty cool. Thanks for posting that link.
    Now I have to go to My local Wal-Mart and get some questions answered.
    Their clerks have stated that I can only order rifles at certain locations. Hmmmm...
     
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    Oh one more thing...I inquired about special-orders a couple of weeks ago at the Wal-Mart around the corner from me and he said that when you place an order you have to put down 50% of the cost.

    brad cook
     
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    Special ordering guns is a company program, BUT some store managers don't like the hassel and don't follow that program.
     
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    Where are the handguns? :evil:
     
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    I ordered one from them this past summer. I had to put 50% down. It took a week and the usual hassle to get it out the door. There was a guy at the counter asking about his rifle he ordered over a month before. John :)
     
  13. Seafarer

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    potential $avings

    Chuck
    This could be great news. I looked at a Henry .22 pump this afternoon. About $299 retail, $285 at store. Wally World says $220, that could be a $60 savings. That is a lot of .22 ammo.
    I'll let you know how I make out. If it is going to be easy NH will be one of the places.
    Seafarer
     
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    When I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods, we'd routinely put that same combo on sale for $299.98 during the late summer and fall. Just an FYI.

    However, from a general standpoint, that's a great rifle combo for the money. I sold a lot of them during my time.
     
  15. fallingblock

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    Thanks for that link, Chuck.....

    I was just feeling a bit glum about going through the rigamarole for ordering my next rifle here in Australia.

    1. Justify "Need" for the rifle to police.

    2. Pay $15 for application to acquire to police.

    3. Wait for who knows how long for permit to be approved or disapproved.

    3. Find dealer with rifle (for at least TWICE the U.S. full-retail price).
    4. It likely won't be in stock, so-wait while rifle wends it's way over to Oz.

    5. Have dealer ship rifle to police station (if you still have a local dealer,
    he can receive it...for an extra fee :rolleyes: ).

    6. Finally, pick up rifle and repeat process for each additional long gun.
    You don't even want to know about handguns. :eek:

    Wal-Mart has a really good selection of guns for good prices!

    I must visit my sister in Florida soon. :D
     
  16. Seafarer

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    Don't tell SASSabout Guns @ WallyWorld

    I went to the closest Wally today and ordered the Henry .22 pump I wanted without any hassle. The clerk hadn't done it before so he found the store assistant manager and I completed the order and was out the door in about 30 minutes. A week to 10 days they said, we will see.
    Yesterday when I saw the original post here I told the guys over on the SASS Wire Forum about it and heard nothing but grief from all those Clone shooting guys. About all they talked about the last couple of months was "will the Henry Big Boy be approved" I told them that butt ugly POS could be bought for about $550.
    Oh well no matter how hard you try you can't please them all.
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    Two potential problems I see

    first is the "clerks at Wal-mart are idiots" thread. Everybody loves to save $20 on a deal then wonders why they don't get service

    Second is that this may put the small local service oriented dealer out of business.....then in a few years Wal-Mart decides they won't handle guns anymore. Where you gonna go then?

    We've lost a good share of our local dealers around here. I'd suggest supporting a "real" dealer. If you want to buy low end stuff (crap IMO) support Wal-Mart. I suspect you won't find a Leupold scope at Wally world. Dunno 'cause I don't shop there.
    YMMV
     
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    I'm not in the habit of buying my guns at Wal-Mart, WWB yes guns no. But I did buy two Leupold VariX-II 3x9s that had been marked down for sale several years ago. I don't think they carry them any more.

    As for Wal-Mart driving gun shops out of business and then dropping guns.

    I think the better shops will survive if there is value to their service. The shops who have high prices, bad customer service and poor employees, will shrivel up and die.

    If Wal-Mart drops guns the void will be filled by the surviors and new shops will open.


    Respectfully,

    jdkelly
     
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    I thought the one in Newton did . . . . need to look next time I am in there.
     
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    I was talking with my favorite gun shop owner ( I think I put one of his kids through school). we were talking about wally world and he checks thier inventory regulary. he makes sure that he isnt selling any guns that they do. his main business is handguns and ebr and anything that you cant get at wal mart. he has a very good business going and never hears that wal mart has it for so much. he has commented that on a few guns wal mart sells them for less than his cost. I think alot of shops have done the same in order to stay in profit.
     
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    My father works in retail and he always says you can't try to outdo Wal-Mart. You gotta do what ckyllo said and change up what you are carrying. I wanted to buy a Ruger 10/22 from the local shop that has good prices on handguns but they couldn't even come close to Wal-Marts price (list was $120 over wal-mart). I am going to buy the gun from Wal-Mart and get some better ammo at the gun shop.

    I suspect that for guns like the Ruger 10/22 Wal-Mart buys so many that they are getting a really reduced cost from Ruger.
     
  22. joebogey

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    The Walmart in my part of Ky carries Leupold scopes. Matter of fact I think they had 3 different models.
    Along with several different rifles and shotguns, including the Savages with the Accutrigger that I keep hinting to my wife about.
    She can be so dense sometimes. [big sigh] :rolleyes:
     
  23. Chuck Jennings

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    That's correct. They can guarantee manufacturers a very large number of orders, so they can get a good cost on their products.

    As I said in my first post, this is a heads up for those that do shop at Walmart. It is also a good tool for pricing. I have had very good experiences at the Wal-Marts I have patronized. YMMV. I also buy from the little guy. It is the best of both worlds. For groceries, I shop at megamarts and farmers markets. If each of these businesses do what they do best, the sellers and the consumers benefit.
     
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    This is nothing new. Wal-Mart has been selling and special-ordering guns for a long time so if anyone was going to be put out of business by them then it most likely already would have happened. It's not like Wal-Mart is a new store or something. Chuck was just bringing attention to the fact that you can view their catalogs online.

    I think most of the people who buy the occasional Wal-Mart gun probably do also support "real" dealers. Anyway both Wal-Mart and "real" dealers have the same right to sell guns and there is no inherent good or evil in buying from one or the other.

    BTW, here is some of the "crap" that you can buy at Wal-Mart:
    Winchester and Remington rifles and shotguns
    Savage rifles
    the Weatherby Vanguard line (too bad they don't have the full Weatherby line)
    Ruger Rifles
    Henry Rifles
    I believe Marlin rifles
    Browning shotguns
    Mossberg shotguns and rifles
    Charles Daly Field Grade Mausers
    Leupold scopes
    Nikon scopes
    Federal premium ammo
    etc...

    You're right man...now that I look at it all they sell is crap.

    What did you think that Wal-Mart only sold Hi-Point and Raven?

    brad cook
     
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    Sometimes Wal-Mart has closeouts one guy at my club picked up a Rem 700 .223 for $200 he said they had it in stock for 1 year and it was in the storeroom. So when I go to new Wal Mart I have them check out their storeage locker.
     
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