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Old 03-20-2012, 11:06 PM   #21
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I'd like to clear one thing up, I haven't and don't at this time plan to buy a gun from Wallyworld, I didn't start this thread to start an arguement about whether or not to buy from old Wally, I believe in buying from my local gun shop for firearms, however I do buy ammo at Wally if I don't load it myself. I was simply bringing up a gun which was bought at Wally and seemed to be of inferior quality when compared to that gun companies' reputation and was wondering if anyone has ran into the same problem, also it was not my rifle in question it was a coworker.

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #22
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Walmart does not make guns. Gun makers rely on their reputations for future sales, and do not want to jeopardize that for making sub-standard products. Any mass produced product

A few years ago I worked for Leupold. While I was there, in the supply chain end of the business, Leupold for the first time agreed to do business with Wally-World. To market the product to the WalMart customer base, Leupold introduced a new, lower cost scope (Rifleman). Still 100% made in the USA, and with the Leupold warranter fully applied to the product. The same standards went into making the Rifleman, as do the MK 4 tactical models sold to the military. Made by the same craftsmen, with the same effort at R&D, in the same facility, with the same suppliers. The whole nine yards.

I don't know about the other manufacturers, but that is my personal perspective on the topic.

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well my walmart bought savage axis looks & feels exactly the same as the ones for sale at 2 of the other gun shops in town, it just happened to be about $50 cheaper than the other guys. and $50 buys ALOT of .223 ammo which i buy at one of my LGS's instead, because it's cheaper there.

but i guess considering it's a "cheap walmart gun" i guess the sub m.o.a. it shoots isn't good enough?

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Just a non-pro/con observation from experience.

Bought the Henry .22 lever-action at Wal-Mart. A

very competitive price. Good quality rifle, shoots well.

Took almost 2 hours for the FDLE and paperwork.

Got escorted from the store like a 9YO caught

goosing women in lingerie.


Do I support my LGS? Yes. Do I buy everything

there? Thank God and bankruptcy court , no.

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also another strategy they use is reverse price offset, selling one item cheaper than anyone else, then marking up other items to help with the offset of lost income on the one item to be able to sell the one item at way lower cost than their competitors.
The concept of a Loss Leader is alive and well in all forms of retail marketing. Just check the sales on Black Friday every holiday shopping frenzy season.
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