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Old September 15th, 2019, 12:01 AM   #1
 
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Walmart rant

Just want to say screw Walmart for selling that crappy WWB in the first place. Gonna miss the Federal specials but to hell with Walmart for stopping the sales of handgun & 5.56/.223 ammo. I donít open carry but Walmart can stick it where the sun donít shine for their decision on open carry. Their service in the sporting goods dept sucks at best, never anybody there. Once you find someone they have to page the manager who has the key to the ammo cabinet. 30 minutes later the manager comes who knows nothing about ammo & usually has a hard time hoisting a 100rd box of handgun ammo to the counter. Iíll still shop at Walmart cause Iím cheap & all, but; in a certain sense Iím glad they quit selling ammo. Donít agree with their decision but at least I wonít waste my time & money waiting for them to sell me something they donít want me to have.


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Old September 15th, 2019, 04:57 AM   #2
 
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I am done with Walmart. The service in the stores close to me has been absymal for some time and is getting worse.

The only time I was notified by my credit card company of a false charge, was after using it for a purchase at Walmart.com, and the company was able to definitely trace the charge to somebody working there.

I recently sent an email to Walmart corporate "service" regarding my dissatisfaction with their recent firearms and ammunition policy decisions. Of course, I got the same scripted say-nothing response back that many others have. But now I am receiving multiple Walmart ads in the inbox of my web-based email address daily, even though I flag every one as unwanted and offensive. I never got any Walmart ads before.

Walmart can suck it.
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The only time I go in Walmart is when I visit up home in Northern PA. They ran everything else out of business so it’s all that’s left and the store is crappy mess. They only ever have a couple of checkouts open with huge lines. There are always 3-4 associates standing around watching the lines but I guess they can’t run registers.

The only thing worse for customer service is going in a Lowe’s. Luckily we have several options for supermarkets in our area so they are all more customer focused. The only thing I don’t get in Giant is that Marty doesn’t talk. I always say good day to him when I see him in the store. He sometimes stops when you get close to him but he never has a kind word to say.
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Just want to say screw Walmart for selling that crappy WWB in the first place. Gonna miss the Federal specials but to hell with Walmart for stopping the sales of handgun & 5.56/.223 ammo. I donít open carry but Walmart can stick it where the sun donít shine for their decision on open carry. Their service in the sporting goods dept sucks at best, never anybody there. Once you find someone they have to page the manager who has the key to the ammo cabinet. 30 minutes later the manager comes who knows nothing about ammo & usually has a hard time hoisting a 100rd box of handgun ammo to the counter. Iíll still shop at Walmart cause Iím cheap & all, but; in a certain sense Iím glad they quit selling ammo. Donít agree with their decision but at least I wonít waste my time & money waiting for them to sell me something they donít want me to have.


My sentiments exactly. Everything said matches our store. Soon to have an Academy in the small town I live in, looking forward to it. Recently I've been ordering ammo on line rather than deal with Walmart.

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Just want to say screw Walmart Their service in the sporting goods dept sucks at best, never anybody there. Once you find someone they have to page the manager who has the key to the ammo cabinet. 30 minutes later the manager comes who knows nothing about ammo & usually has a hard time hoisting a 100rd box of handgun ammo to the counter. Iíll still shop at Walmart cause Iím cheap & all, but; in a certain sense Iím glad they quit selling ammo. Donít agree with their decision but at least I wonít waste my time & money waiting for them to sell me something they donít want me to have.


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Pretty much the same in my Walmart. They never did make it easy, kinda like they were putting up as many obstacles as possible to discourage sales. Mine quit selling any type of firearms about 10 years ago. Their ammo prices aren't that much cheaper than buying online, even after adding shipping. So, no reason to go back there.
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I also had someone try to place a $147 order on my credit card. I only used the online thing once & a few weeks later I got an email saying that someone in Florida was trying to use that ďto goĒdeal where they bring the stuff out to your car. I hate those things, they take up a lot of prime parking spots for things that are hardly ever used. Only thing I go to Walmart for is to buy cheap shirts for work & a few other trinkets that are a few pennies cheaper. And yes every time you get to the register thereís 3-4 employees congregating but not a one of them are working. The one I frequent the most, usually at night when itís less crowded; has a bunch of goth like people that hang around. Most of these weirdos who look like they havenít seen the sun in never are off duty employees & I know this cause their always asking each other when theyíre working next. Every now & then youíll see an employee who isnít up at the register talking or hanging out in front of the store hiding out in a corner texting on a phone. I wonder if Walmart actually has anybody that ďworksĒ there?


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A guy should really play the same game as the left. Going into Walmart, buy stuff to return, ask for help, keep their help tied up for a long time, and the say you don't want it. Do things to cost them money.
Do things like what ?
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Do things like what ?
Shoot

I deleted the post. It didn't come out like I meant. I don't want it being taken the wrong way.
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a lot of walmart management hates guns.

At the store I worked at, half the salaried management was anti gun, half the employees in sporting goods were anti gun and hated to sell guns or ammunition. The other half would try to sell you a box of .22lr birdshot for deer hunting when you bought a .223.

38 special, 357, 44 mag still in mine. just 223 gone. and MOST 9mm
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I went into my local wally world the other day and headed to the firearms / ammo area. There was a nice young lady working there that answered my inquiry as to exactly what ammo was being retained. She handed handed me the 'official' list maintained in the sporting goods area.Not surprisingly, all handgun ammo except for .22 LR, .22 WMR and .17 HMR was being discontinued. What did surprise me was that they are also no longer going to carry .410 shotgun shells as they can be used in a 'Judge' which was listed as the firearm that chambered this round causing it to fall into the 'handgun' category.

Walked out without purchasing any item(s).
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As far as customer service, isn't that all Walmarts and departments? I do not go to Walmart expecting great service.

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I've been into Walmart twice in the last few months. It had been a year prior to that since I shopped there. Both times I stopped by the firearms counter to check ammo prices. I shoot twenty different calibers/gauges so I was just looking for a deal on anything. Both times I left without getting any ammo at all. I did save money on a car battery and windshield wipers though.
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Recently at a check-out counter where my 2nd brand new chip card would'nt read in their older reader. So, instead of typing in my card # manually they told me I was just out of luck. Got a Mgr to show up to enter the card info, it took forever and found they had to jump through hoops to even do that. Bottom line, since Sam Walton has been gone, that retailer giant only wants to do what is convienient for them, its like wayward defiant children took over thinking they know what is best but not having a clue. Even then they were willing to loose a $70 sale, including a blood pressure Prescription. I know they don't care about anything but themselves. Do not need this any longer. Staying away from that sorry place, and with the anti-freedom-defense-constitution ammo idiocy, will be glad to double my efforts in telling everyone about my last experience there.
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As far as customer service, isn't that all Walmarts and departments? I do not go to Walmart expecting great service.
I have shopped at Walmarts in the past which were actually well-managed and well-staffed with friendly, helpful employees.

By and large, these tended to all be in relatively rural areas. My guess is that in such areas, good jobs tend to be scarce and a job at Walmart may be one of the better gigs available, and therefore more highly valued.

Or perhaps, because of a larger willing labor pool, the managers are able to select higher caliber employees from the available pool.
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Well, they have turned into a sorry outfit lately, then with this recent tact....

They are contributing to making it easier for (just) the criminals having access to guns & ammo.

Would venture to say that 95% of law enforcement wants an able, peace loving, law abiding, skilled enough population out there to be able to defend themselves. This ability will more & more save lives in the 'first responder' community as well as mimimize those being maimed in our defense. A healthy defense will always be an effective stop-gap considering the rise of gang communitues, terrorists etc... in a huge population. ie. The cartels in other countries are not thwarted to the extent gangs are here.

Lots of other recent examples of this here and abroad. Plus how many unknown situations of lives saved where criminals already knew they couldnt have their way freely.

The major retailers (Target and Walmart) as even 2nd rate outlets for defense items are contributing to the problem. They say they are supporting law enforcement and/or sportsmen, but they are not.
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