Walmart Boycott!!!!!

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by ninjatoth, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I will never,ever,ever shop at Walmart ever again after this last episode with them.Me and my buddy,both of us 31 years old go into Walmart to pick up a box of slugs for my shotgun because I lost mine in the woods(it's hunting season here)the sporting goods guy first makes us both show ID,then because I didn't have any cash on me my buddy pulls out his credit card and goes to pay for my ammo-the guy at the sportsman counter then unbags the shells and says"i'm sorry,I can't sell you these shells,they are for him not you".My buddy says-"well fine they're for me!",he's like "no!"My friend askes now to speak to a store manager and she comes over and is all saying"NO,YOU CAN'T PAY FOR AMMO FOR ANOTHER PERSON,THIS IS MICHIGAN LAW AND THAT'S A STRAW SALE"!!!!!,I inform her that a straw sale is buying a gun for a person not allowed to own a FIREARM by doing a BACKGROUND CHECK on someone that's not the actual buyer,and ammo has nothing to do with all that,and she says"we can argue all day but i'm right and will always be right!!".My buddy looks at the original guy and says,all this started because this guy is a D!(k!!and then we left.Now,not to mention 2 days ago-me and my mother went to buy a cell phone at Walmart-I went to walk out and the store front beeps,the greeter swarms me and stops me from leaving because I have no reciept--well,duhhh,my old mother bought it for me and hobbled back to to the grocery section to get something else she needed while I went to the car to wait for her so I don't have a reciept--so they confiscate a phone already paid for.I have to then meet back up with my mother 15 minutes later and have to go back in with the reciept to get MY phone.WTF is that??!!
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    well individual morons do not reflect on walmart itself. prolly shoulda talked to the store manager without being irate or indignant. get more done that way
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I think you need to calm down. They are a bit amped up about selling ammo and made a mistake.

    The greater was also just doing his/her job by stopping you. You were trying to walk out of the store with and item and no receipt...no, you weren't stealing but respect the fact the man was doing what his employer asked him to do.
     
  4. Hairtrigger

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    Much can be gained by the way a situation is handled.
    I think you should apologize
     
  5. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    Irate?maybe my buddy was for good reason,I more or less didn't say anything to anyone exept when I calmly informed the store manager that a straw sale is not selling ammunition to someone that's noth the "actual buyer"

    When was I not calm?I never said anything about myself not being calm,I did however mention that before we left my friend called the guy a D***,that has nothing to do with my attitude
    HUH?who and why should I apologise to?I never did anything but listen to my buddy argue with them.
     
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  6. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Walmart simply sucks. Not only that they are getting to be steathily expensive.
    Hence why the fleeced look on faces exiting the stores with receipt in hand.
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I agree the Greeter was doing what he/she is supposed to do. As for the ammo, maybe they have specific rules. I know many don't like WalMart for any variety of reasons but I shop there often because I try to save every penny I can. You just can't beat their prices on many items such as food, ammo, household and personal care items.

    I try to treat other people respectfully. I HATE being yelled at by the patients (or the doctors or nurses, for that matter) here at work for doing what I need to do and am expected to do. Therefore, I would not do that to someone else. If you get angry, expect that same attitude back.

    Where I work, they are VERY SERIOUS about communication and the most effective ways to do it. We have attended several 'classes' on communication, how to diffuse situations, how to listen, when and the proper way to apologize, etc. I wish everyone learned these important lessons. :D
     
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  8. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    My biggest thing is the lying.Ok,I can understand them saying that this is our store policy etc etc,we would have walked out,he probably would have been quiet about it,but when the store manager pulls out of her butt"this is Michigan law and it's a straw sale"that got under my skin,more so to my buddy,and the sports guy was being very difficult for no reason,my buddy looks to be about 40 years old,and when the top ID that flipped out of his wallet was his CCW permit the guys still was being difficult saying,"ahh,I can't accept that"and all the sports guy was doing was an age check(which I never seen anyone with grey hair and a burly beard be checked if they were 18 before)I just think Walmart is messed up.And also-I'll never figure out why a few years ago they confiscated a can of spraypaint and wouldn't sell it to me because I forgot my ID.
     
  9. Hairtrigger

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    So what is going to happen?

    Some land owner will be in the woods and find ammo lost by an irresponsible "hunter" and post his property and no longer let hunters enjoy it.
    The manager at walmart will think hunters are a pain because some one lost their temper when trying to buy ammo.
    Unfortunately all of us will be judged by these experiences
     
  10. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    OK,it's my own land first of all,lots of hunters lose ammo and second,Walmart is basically already saying"we don't want your kids to hunt,because we judge it illegal for you to buy ammo for your children to hunt with"Do you find it right if your son wanted to pick his own ammunition to hunt with his first year when he's 14 or whatever and Walmart won't sell it to you?In the end this will all hurt Walmart more than anyone when people Boycott them in one area after another.
     
  11. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Then be smart about it. Go into Wally World and find the ammo your son wants. Go back after you have had lunch and you buy it without your kid being with you. Don't say it is for your kid.

    Situations, both with the ammo and the phone, that are understandable. Greeter doing his job, counter person doing theirs. It's like you can prick your finger but you can't finger your p$^ck. Think about what you are doing and try to imagine how it would look to a store employee. Lots of shop lifting this time of year, especially with the economy. And too many lawsuit happy lawyers and undercover operations just waiting for some poor clerk to eff up.

    Chalk it up to experience and forget about it.
     
  12. WDbeej

    WDbeej New Member

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    Seriously, they were just trying to do their jobs as they know them. The counter help was likely told by a superior about "straw sales" and was only half listening or not told the truth. Customers can be real pains in the posterior, you might not have been trying to be, but the thirty encounters they had just before yours probably were insanely difficult.

    Boycott Walmart for other reasons, like the fact that they source their vendors for the cheapest products possible. Try finding anything made in America on any non-food shelf in Wally World. They are only a half step above Dollar General or Big Lots. Quality is not a prerequisite for being on a WalMart shelf.
     
  13. RufusTFirefly

    RufusTFirefly New Member

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    My only question is, why is this posted in the NFA/Class 3 forum???? (as well as "Is it me or are more customers buying revolvers these days?")

    Just sayin'... :confused:
     
  14. Hairtrigger

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    I am guessing this is the fault of a walmart employee also :)
    CALL THE MANAGER!!!!!!!
     
  15. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    The bigger problem here is the fact that a retailer is so afraid of our government they won't sell a lousy box of shotgun shells.
     
  16. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    Well Ninjatoth, now that you are finished venting on here. The next logical step is to sit down to your computer and fire up your poison keyboard and compose a letter thoughtfully, concisely, and eloquently stating your grievance. Add offending associates and section managers names. Then send to world head quarters.

    ::back story::

    Some years ago (maybe 10) i was walking into the local wall whirled to get .45 acp ammo. The wally whirled is the cheapest place to buy the stuff around here. My eldest son and i were on the way to the range for a day of powder and lead therapy.

    Well as i was walking in, I didnt notice the grip of my LEGALLY CONCEALED 1911 was poking out from under my shirt. The greeter greeted me by saying i couldnt enter the store "with that on me" pointing to my gun. I said, "BS, check your laws buddy". He then commenced to block and impede my progress. Saying "i told you you are NOT allowed in my store with that thing on." So instead of causing a huge stink, i noted the name on his tag, turned and walked out.

    Son and I headed west for the range and stopped at the wally whirled in the next town over, we had to pass thru, to get to the range. We shot till our wrists were sore and our shoulders were bruised and came home relaxed and happy.

    Upon returning home, I sat down to my poison keyboard and composed a nasty (yet polite) letter to the management. Telling my tale and explaining how i would take my business to Meijer and K-mart where I was welcome with my LEGALLY CONCEALED firearm. I then scanned in all my receipts for the year (for just ammo...but there were many other items on those receipts besides just the ammo ;)) totaling near $400 in ammo alone and this was only half way thru the year. Added in the store managers name AND the greeters name and sent off to the world headquarters.

    Less than a month later, that greeter nor that manager were to be found at the store. PLUS, i received a written apology AND a nation wide letter was put out saying "ALL persons carrying concealed handguns in states/municipalities, where legal, were more than welcome and encouraged to shop in Wal-Mart stores. "It went on to say how the management of walmart recognize that such people make the patrons and the associates of the stores safer. blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    :D
     
  17. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    +1000 that is the way to handle Wal-Mart and it gets things done. On another note when you contact Wal-mart corp. you might also let them know that you will be taking your money and business elsewhere until they stop giving money to bloombergs Mayors against guns.
     
  18. therewolf

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    I agree with this. Many Wally Mart managers are anti-gun, you just

    got refused a sale because of a couple of store employee's political beliefs

    corrupting the free trade of Wal-Mart.


    So, when I buy 22LR ammo, why do they always ask if it's for a pistol

    or rifle? Who really GAF?
     
  19. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    I doubt it will do much good these days. Back when i wrote my message, the co. was still in the control of Sam...a true American. Now its in the hands of his useless kids/shareholders. Who have never worked a real day in their life and have more money than brains. If you've noticed they no longer sell guns @ the majority of the stores.
     
  20. Bootsdeal

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    I do my best never to shop Walmart because of: 1. Rude, lazy, insolent personnel, and 2. too many rude, lazy, insolent customers (at least where I live). I enjoy spending my money where I'm appreciated as a repeat customer, even if it costs me more money. I'm not rich, but I'll usually do without before lowering myself to the principles of Walmart and be pushed around, delayed in line because of welfare recipients, listen to screaming babies, listen to yelling on the PA system, in your face mercandising, having your car banged up on the parking lot, and on and on. And don't forget how many small business have gone broke because they don't have the buying power of Walmart. No thanks, I don't like Chinamart.