Wal-Mart take over

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by markw2011, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. markw2011

    markw2011 New Member

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    I now realize why Walmart has caused the closure of small businesses and large corporations alike.
    I went to two stores today, one of which was Gander MTN looking for a local area field map. I kid you not, they told me to contact EMS they should have some.
    How can the biggest outdoors man store in the area not carry maps of any kind. None zilch zero.
    But you take a stroll down to Walmart and find any map, any shape, any size, any color. And I hate going in there.
    This is only one occasion out of hundreds. It's bad that you find better deals on guns and ammo at Walmart than at your local shop.
    I strongly agree with supporting local small businesses, Theses owners are our family, friends, and neighbor, but I swear some of these places put them selves out of business. Absolutely no selection (if any at all), sky high prices, and ignorant staff. (Not that I really care for the staff at Walmart either)
    Am I missing something?
     
  2. markw2011

    markw2011 New Member

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    And for the record... I HATE Walmart.
    That will be all.
     

  3. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    They are still 10x better than Kmart and Target! I love the LGS with great friendly knowledgeable staff. I spread my gun/ammo/hunting budget around to the locals here, they all have some deals.
     
  4. markw2011

    markw2011 New Member

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    I agree they are way batter that target and Kmart. Problem here is if you want to go to a decent shop it's at least a hour drive in either direction. One of which is across the lake, which is basically off limits if your in the market for a new rifle because of the AWB here. The LGS that are close by are anything but knowledgable, and more that willing to spouting off their politics, and in inaccuracies about any thing and everything.
     
  5. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I usually buy my ammo either at Cabelas or WalMart. The LGS prices are over priced and Gander Mountain is higher than the LGS. I have bought most of my firearms at my LGS though.
     
  6. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    The reason why guns may be higher at your LGS is because they can't buy in bulk like Wal-Mart does to get the discounted price. Honestly when you shop at a LGS it's due to their knowledge and customer service more than their price IMO.
     
  7. levelcross

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    We are big boys and girls here, no need to sugar coat it...tell how you really feel.:rolleyes:

    I give the LGS here all of my gun purchases and carry ammo purchases, for practice ammo I do shop around.

    I am fortunate to have 6 good LGS with in 20 minutes of my house. They see me often and are all willing to help me with research for my next purchase. I even go shooting with a couple of the guys from one shop about twice a year at his personal range.:D
     
  8. markw2011

    markw2011 New Member

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    Wish we could get some of that knowledge and customer service around here.
     
  9. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Since money isn't a concern for you, can you send some my way?;). The price is a very big reason why I don't buy from one place and go some where else. Like I said in my post I buy my firearms from my LGS, but I have bought some from Cabelas.
     
  10. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Kmart sucks...
     

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  11. sdiver35

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    I hate Walmart too and have never purchased a firearm from them. That said, I have purchased a lot of ammo due to better prices. We shoot every weekend and couldn't afford to do so at the LGS prices, they are sometime 50% higher which is crazy IMO. I refuse to pay HD ammo prices for range ammo.
     
  12. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I dont mind paying the LGS $30-40 extra for a gun but when there is a $100+ difference its a no brainer
     
  13. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    The only ammo I buy anymore is just .22LR's.... I just make everything else..
    For some reason, whenever I go look for ammo, I get the same dumb blank stare from the LGS as I do from the people at Wal-mart.... (Seems 6.5/7.7 Jap boggles everybody.. :p )
     
  14. texaswoodworker

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    Honestly, I get the same reaction when I asked for 7.62x54R. The guy at walmart handed me a box of 7.62x39mm and asked if this is what I meant. :rolleyes:
     
  15. silverado113

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    I agree it's the reason I became a FFL. The shops here were rude, expensive, but I've also seen the owner side of the business now. So I have both perspectives and for the 3 months I've been operational...lol...man the nerve of some people.
     
  16. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Do you have a web site? How can we order stuff from you if we want something?
     
  17. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Well I did just get a substatial pay increase :D but you can't have it. :p
     
  18. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I'll just take a firearm then.;). I'm not picky.;)
     
  19. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    One of my local Walmart has been getting some nice goodies in lately.
     
  20. primer1

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    My local wally world has tula mosin food. They sell ars but no mosins. Go figure.