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Old 02-17-2014, 03:24 PM   #41
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Wal Mart also used to order a firearm for you if it was not a stocked item,, and in turn, many guns ordered were never purchased by the people who requested the order,, one store about 40 miles from where I reside, used to have a listing of these firearms from their store and others in the area,, some extremely good bargains were available if you had the purchase price in cash or one of their credit cards. I missed a deal on a Weatherby Mark V .300WM, that was less than half of the suggested retail,,, it had sold by the time I got back to that area with the green,, I have'nt investigated that for a couple of years, they may or may not still provide that service but if one is looking for a deal, that may be an option.
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Wal Mart also used to order a firearm for you if it was not a stocked item,, and in turn, many guns ordered were never purchased by the people who requested the order,, one store about 40 miles from where I reside, used to have a listing of these firearms from their store and others in the area,, some extremely good bargains were available if you had the purchase price in cash or one of their credit cards. I missed a deal on a Weatherby Mark V .300WM, that was less than half of the suggested retail,,, it had sold by the time I got back to that area with the green,, I have'nt investigated that for a couple of years, they may or may not still provide that service but if one is looking for a deal, that may be an option.
Walmart does indeed have a catalogue to order guns from. The catalogue is overwhelming. Store associates are not trained to assist customers in finding the gun they desire.
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What he just said up there ^^^.

Some of the Walmart guns are a buck or two less because they bought 5,000 of them.

Some may be a run made just for that order (vague memory of a green stocked 10/22 from a few years back.

However, none of them are "seconds". The attorneys for any gunmaker would be all over that.

But as was just said- this is not new. Not only Ted Williams, but the J.C. Higgins store brand from Sears. And the Westernfield store brand from Montgomery Wards. Revelation brand from Western Auto. Gamble's Store. Shapleigh Hardware. Those guns were made by Remington, Savage, Winchester, Marlin, Mossberg, Hi Standard. They might have a birch stock instead of walnut, but the mechanics and parts are the same. And they shot (and still shoot) just fine.

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The Walmart guns that are in stock are bought in bulk to sell at a price point. Sometimes they have better features and distinct setups you can't buy anywhere else, i.e. the 10/22 rifle with the 22-inch barrel that was exclusively theirs, and their 870 youth model.

Sometimes they have cost saving features such as not quite as fancy wood, or a different set if sights.

When you go to a meeting with a manufacturer, and tell them you want to buy 5000 guns they tend to work with you.

If you have 8,800 stores, and go in to a meeting with Ruger and negotiate for a package that includes three or four bolt action rifles per store, three or four semi-automatic rifles per store, three or four 10/22s per store, and ten handguns per store, with an option to double the order based on sales, the sales manager works with you.

If the stores purchasing manager knows his market and wants semi custom units the manufacture makes them.
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So often times, the gun you will find at walmart is NOT the same as you would find elsewhere....Due to their purchasing power..They can dictate the level of trim/features to meet a desired price point.....I think we have come full circle on this...lol
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So often times, the gun you will find at walmart is NOT the same as you would find elsewhere....Due to their purchasing power..They can dictate the level of trim/features to meet a desired price point.....I think we have come full circle on this...lol
The Walmart where I bought my Colt had two. Both had Magpul mbus, but mine came with a Rogers Superstoc vs the basic collapsible on the other.
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I can not image Cindy in a Walmart. She is way too hot. The women who inhabit in there look like a bunch of scary trolls. Yep, I am going to get flak for writing this, but I like to live on the edge every once in a while. So I do not care.
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I may have to try c3's rabbit and donuts,,, I'm wondering,, yes,, definitely fried rabbit and not stewed or crock pot,,, now whether glazed or cake donuts,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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I can not image Cindy in a Walmart. She is way too hot. The women who inhabit in there look like a bunch of scary trolls. Yep, I am going to get flak for writing this, but I like to live on the edge every once in a while. So I do not care.
Sometimes i go in my wife beater, Snoopy pajama pants, flip flops, and big Elvis sunglasses.....so i fit right in......LOL
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Sometimes i go in my wife beater, Snoopy pajama pants, flip flops, and big Elvis sunglasses.....so i fit right in......LOL
Hey! I saw your photo on people of walmart!
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