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Weird Wal-mart ammo story

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by huntsman, Jul 20, 2014.

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  1. paramedic70002

    paramedic70002 Member

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    Back in the day I bought a couple knives from WM that clearly were marked with the wrong price, once the same knife was displayed twice with different prices. I'll have to look closer at the guns and ammo next time.
     
  2. jonnyc

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    Just got some TulAmmo 7.62x39 today at a WM I don't usually go to. The shelf label said $5.17, but they rang up $5.47, the usual price. I said "Uh....don't think so" and he was able to change the price at the register.
    Unfortunately............................when I said to give me 10 boxes (pre-pricing issue), he said there was a 3 box limit. I reminded him, and pointed to the little sign) that the limit was only on .22 ammo. He pointed to a small hand-written sign and said that they had reinstated the limit on all ammo! He told me it had been done weeks ago and that he'd get in trouble if he sold more than 3. I bitched a bit and told him that someone in his store had gotten a bit over-zealous in interpreting the rules. He couldn't do anything, and I had no time to argue with any managers today. I hope THEY were all wrong.
     
  3. sawdeanz

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    I had the opposite experience at a Walmart by me. They had that cheap Turkey manufactured 7.62 X 51 for $14.75 (I haven't seen it for less than $18/$19 anywhere, even .308 ammo). They had about 15 boxes of it. Only let me get three. I went back a couple days later (fully expecting it to be sold out) but it was still there, and the guy said he was told the limit was lifted and let me buy more than 3.
     
  4. MedWheeler

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    I didn't read all the replies, but I had a similar experience (as the OP) working the other way at WM. The Remington-UMC .223 ammo (fifty-round box) rang up at less than the shelf tag, by about ten dollars. I was only picking up one while grocery shopping. I picked up another one and, no, I didn't call for a manager to correct the price. :D
     
  5. Outlaw Man

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    There's no telling how many sales are lost, and even future business, for refusing to budge over a few cents or even a couple dollars. That's why many managers, not just at Walmart, direct their clerks to just adjust the price to what the customer says it is and look into it later.

    It's a bit excessive, but I saw a clerk at Target change the price based on what a customer said (it sounded like the product was put in the wrong place). The revised price was several dollars less, and the customer had six of them. Still, they'll probably come back.

    Like the saying goes, "the customer is always right."
     
  6. Field Tester

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    So you were ok with one sign when it benefited you but wanted the sales clerk to ignore another when it didn't? You also felt it was ok to push the clerk further even when they stated it would put their job in jeopardy?
    Nice.
     
  7. rhinoh

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    AND over 30 cents!
     
  8. sarge83

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    Had my local walley world pull this stunt 15 yrs. ago on a high chair. Box had sale price sign on it and when I checked out it was quite a bit higher, almost $25. I bucked on it and told them I wanted the price on the box and they big sign they had posted for this whole stack of high chairs, they wouldn't budge and called the manager who wouldn't budge. I left it sitting on the counter and told the manager that bait and switch was illegal in this state. I got a bunch of gibberish back in response.

    I ended up buying the same high chair for the sale price on the box at another walley world the next town over. I did contact walley world headquarters and told them of the bait and switch tactics. I ended up with an apology from the manager and a gift card for the difference they tried to charge me initially.
     
  9. Oldman1151

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    Interesting the difference in reaction when the product is obviously underpriced.
     
  10. jonnyc

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    Dear Field Tester and rhinoh,
    Get off your collective soapboxes. I wanted to save $3.00 over 10 boxes, and I didn't push the guy to jeopardize his job. One is allowed to grumble when things don't go their way. I don't know about you rich guys, but any time I can save $3.00 on a hobby purchase I do so. And the MAJOR POINT of the story.........if you read the whole post.........was about one particular store reinstating its own 3 box limit on all ammo.
    I was at my usual WM today. I wasn't buying ammo, but I asked the guy if he knew anything about that, and fortunately he had not.........no plans that he knew of to start new limits.
    Luv ya!
     
  11. danez71

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    Weights and Measures wont do anything if the SKUs don't match....
     
  12. Deltaboy1984

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    I used Arkansas law to make Wal-Mart honor the sticker price. I've not had any flack so far here in,Texas.
     
  13. Baron66

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    Walmart is like any other big corporation with hundreds of thousands of employees and millions of customers. It's just a numbers game to them. They don't care, and they expect to lose a certain percent of customers each year. Ever hear that Sprint loses 25% of their customer base each year? The cell phone companies don't care because you have to use one of them, and they know that for each customer they lose they will gain another from their competitor. Same with Walmart.

    I had a horrible situation with Walmart and escalated it to the store manager, the district manager, the regional manager, the 800 number and even went to the BBB about it. I emailed the CEO/executives and did everything I could. Guess what, none of them cared. The regional manager, Cheryl Lester, would not even return my calls for six months. Couldn't be bothered.

    And, it's only going to get worse once Walmart and other corporations get amnesty passed and they can get cheaper labor that doesn't even speak our language.

    Do not expect good service from them. And, be thankful for it when you do get it.

    If you want service pay for it at a better store.
     
  14. Bezoar

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    you could treat the walmart employees better. you could stop screaming at them because of a 3 limit box policy. thats from people who can fir the store manager just because they couldnt find their favorite softdrink.

    stop walking around the stores and smashing bottles all over the place. stop leaving 80 dollars worth of steak in a pile of t shirts on your way out. stop being bickering little idiots who spend 20 minutes screaming at employees because you cant find "mr zs loco taco sauce" when your standing in front of a a display holding 700 bottles of it.
     
  15. Baron66

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    So, you are saying that Walmart employees offer poor service because Walmart customers are idiots?

    It must be nice to be so free. I've never had a job where we would treat people badly and be incompetent because we did not like them. I guess government workers and Walmart employees now enjoy that luxury.
     
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    I wish it was law here to honor lower, marked prices. If that were the case, I'd have walked out of my LGS with a Remington 1100 for $250 rather than $450. Instead, I got a Hi Point hat for pointing out their mistake. Still got a semi auto Remington 12 gauge for $250, just not an 1100.
     
  17. Lafitte

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    It happens with on-line sales as well as at the bricks and mortar stores. Yesterday I ordered an item from Amazon that was $40.97, confirmation came at $60.00. Fortunately it was not too late to cancel the order. Watch out!!:fire:

    Lafitte
     
  18. kitsapshooter

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    "I tell the kid to give me" says a lot about the way the transaction was initially handled, I'm not surprised things went downhill from there.

    You are rather presumptive about how the transaction was handled. The guy was relating a story not providing a transcript of a conversation.
     
  19. huntsman

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    Update

    Today I was at the WW mentioned in the OP and it was as I suspected, they've changed the price on the shelf label, .45acp UMC ammo is now $29.97 needless to say I wasn't a buyer and I'm curious if Remington upped their price $6.00 at other WW or just this store? :eek:
     
  20. Bruno2

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    WM is not supposed to price match or adjust pricing on ammo or guns. There are additional taxes for conservation tacked onto the price and that is why. I have had them do it before, but some store manages are more savvy than others.
     
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    Yeah but they deserve and are entitled to $15/hour.... oh wait, sorry wrong thread, I thought this was about McDonald's
     
  22. Wolfsbane

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    You only bought one? I would have emptied my bank account out buying as many as I could afford and then sold them. Better the money in my pocket than Walmarts.


     
  23. k9kev88

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    I was in Walmart recently and they had a whole pallet of clay pigeons for $7.00 (box of 90) - normally $9.97, which is $3 off - DEAL!!

    So I grabbed 2 boxes and headed to the register... 2 problems:

    1. the clerk grabbed one box and slammed it down on the counter... I asked him if he was aware of what was inside, and he looked at me funny.

    2. price rang up at $9.97, so I gave up and walked away.

    Went back 3 days later, hoping they would fix the problem. I decided to take a photo of the display "ROLLBACK $7" and grabbed 3 boxes and headed to checkout. They still rang up $9.97, so I whipped out my phone with the photo and said "No... please fix the price" and the cashier woman fixed it in 2 seconds.

    They know how to do it...
     
  24. rondog

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    I remember a thread here years ago when WWB 100 packs of .45 ball were $29.98 at WalMart. Some guy posted that his rang up at $2.98 instead of $29.98, so he bought several of them. And people here howled about how "dishonest" he was, when all he did was pay the price he was charged. He didn't make the pricing error, he merely stumbled upon it.
     
  25. PapaGrune

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    From what I understand and have experienced the store In Texas they must honor the price on the shelf or item. You point it out to the check out people may page a worker who will look at the product . Happened at Lowes. If it is a few cents no big deal but if you have several dollars difference then I will say some thing. Target had a foreign worker put a different price on a hard back book that was on a clearance rack, she said I changed the price,bassicly called me a lier . Back then I was a little more rednecked tham I am today. The manager changed it out. I think they were ready to throw me out.:what:
     
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