Lack of Ammo

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  1. carver

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    I was at a Wall Mart store the first part of the week, and didn't have any money at the time. I was talking to the employee in the sporting goods section, and notice that there were some boxes of 00 buck shot on the shelf. They were 15 round boxes of Winchester, 2 3/4" shells, for about $9 per box (really good deal). I could only afford two boxes at that time. The employee told me that they about 150 boxes on hand. I went back yesterday to get some of this ammo for myself. Employee says that they no longer have any! So I ask when they expect to get some more in, and he looks at this guy standing at the end of the counter, and then says, might be a while. I inform him that if were to scan the barcode, it would tell him when the next shipment was coming in. Again, he looks at the guy standing at the end of the counter. So I ask this guy who he is, and he tells me that he is just a customer, like me. Now I might not be the brightest bulb in the pack, but I know when something is going on! With a few more questions, I get this story. His wife is the store manager. She orders the ammo that he wants. The 150 boxes of 00 buck that was on the shelf the first part of the week was all purchased by this guy. $1500 worth. OK, why can't I get some of the next shipment? Because he is going to buy it all as soon as it hits the docks! I gave him one of my cards, and asked him to call me and let me know when he is through buying 00 buck, so I can get some too! After a little more talk I discover that this guy isn't buying this ammo, pistol, rifle, shotgun, for himself. Nope, he's hoping the price goes way up and he can sell it then and make a killing! Should I report this, or just keep my mouth shut?
  2. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

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    Call corporate. Does wonders sometimes if you have a good complaint. Sometimes they'll give you stuff.
  3. +1 and a half! ;)
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    I'll take that other half and add a +1.


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    I'd have called corporate, but AFTER I gave that guy a real nice ear full along with his wife the store manager:p
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    Report away! Another reason to boycott Wally World...:mad:
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    That HAS to be illegal, somehow. Fraud, comes to mind.
  8. cycloneman

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    if i had to invest in something that i thought would go up in value it would not be shotgun shells. i think it's funny this guy bought 1500.00 of shotgun shells. Why? Because the ammo companies are going into producing hunting ammo. Shotgun shells should be avaliable in good supply by mid July. I can't see the price doubling.

    This guy is probably going to put his shells on auction next week for double the price. He is probably profiting from impatient people.

    What about acamedy sports? I went into one a couple of weeks ago just to burn up time and they had pleanty of shells.
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    It is probably all the can get right now :mad:.
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    I caught a local gunshop buying ammo from Wal-Mart and then marking it up ALOT and selling it on their own shelves. It really ticked me off also because they are depriving people of buying it from Wal-Mart when they buy up all the stock like that. This was .45 ACP.
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    I would not use that gunshop again unless I had absolutely no choice. I would also make sure every shooter I knew in the area was aware of what they were doing.
  13. 4EvrLearning

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    carver...I think an anonymous tip to corporate would be in order....first asking what their policy is...then telling them about a store you KNOW is breaking it.

    If this is a local store you have to shop at...since you gave them your card, I'd be slow to give my name to corporate.
  14. XShooter

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    I agree. I will never even walk inside that place again.
    Once, I wanted to buy a Colt Python from them but they wouldn't take a Mastercard. I asked them to hold the gun for 30 minutes while I went home to get my check book. They refused. They said that they are selling guns so fast right now, so "why should they hold it for me." I could not believe they actually told a customer that! One of these days, business won't be so good - and people will remember these events!

    If you are ever in Florissant, Colorado...............
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  15. ponycar17

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    Yep, I'd report it. There's a guy coming into one of our local WalMarts and buying everything on the shelf that he feels could be resold for a profit. The employees know the guy and he's done it several times. I doubt that he has any ties to the store manager though.
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    I don't know that it's fraud but it probably will get the store manager fired or severely reprimanded. Most companies have rules that state that you can't use their resources for your own profit. If I were dumb enough to start using my work laptop to write programs for an outside contractor for cash I'd likely be fired if reported. I'll bet WalMart has similar rules for utilizing their resources to make profit for yourself. Since this is the store manager's husband, a significant argument can be made that SHE is also profiting off of his side business.
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    Also keep in mind that walmart employees receive a discount on their purchaces. They are getting even cheaper than listed retail. I think it is great they do this for their employees but if they are taking a discount then turning it over for profit I am sure that there would be consequences if it were discovered by the company. By all means report the carpet bagger.
  18. cycloneman

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    hmmmmmm. You have any idea how many local hardwear, pharmacy, & grocery stores, walfart has put out of business.

    Seems to me that if the local gun shop can sell it for the price marked then thats what the market will bear. All is fair in love, war and business. Free market economy. I am sure this walmart has taken quite a bit of market share from the local gun shop. I think its great for the local guy. He is taking a RISK that he will be able to sell it for twice as much. Small local guys risking there money, is what makes this country go. People wanting the cheapest price is why we dont produce a single electronic DVR, VCR, TV, hope you get the point.
  19. cycloneman

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    Oh buy the way, if this little walmart ammo deal upsets you, well you would
    crap if you know what the cost of goods are and how much you pay for goods like gas, energy, insurence, drugs. And how many hands get fed along the way.
  20. XShooter

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    While the market may be able to bear his markup, I sure cannot afford it. I am glad there is ammo being sold at Wal-mart prices. And I'll keep going there for more, if they have any. All my life, I have purchased everything I can at the least possible price - just like any business does. Inflation has nothing to do with my frugality at all. hope you undertand this.
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