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Re: Wal-Mart Ammo Sale

Post by fd57 » 16 Sep 2012, 17:55

Speculating that some folks aren't keen on ChinaMart and that they'd rather support other sources with perhaps better business objectives (environment, employee benefits, etc.). That's why the "anti-Walmart" posts perhaps. They'd rather spend a little more to give an American health benefits, or support a locally owned business, etc. Because at the end of the day if it's solely about the dollar, well then every sector will go the way of Wall Street a few years back.

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Re: Wal-Mart Ammo Sale

Post by blueorison » 16 Sep 2012, 18:58

fd57 wrote:Speculating that some folks aren't keen on ChinaMart and that they'd rather support other sources with perhaps better business objectives (environment, employee benefits, etc.). That's why the "anti-Walmart" posts perhaps. They'd rather spend a little more to give an American health benefits, or support a locally owned business, etc. Because at the end of the day if it's solely about the dollar, well then every sector will go the way of Wall Street a few years back.
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Post by Buffman » 16 Sep 2012, 19:21

I guess I'm sorry that I'm a person who seeks out the best deal when possible. I'm sorry my local stores gouge the geebus out of everyone for ammo, and the only local store worth a damn is 45 minutes away..

99% of my shopping goes elsewhere to places like Meijer, Hardings, D&W, etc.

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Post by MrSlippyFist » 16 Sep 2012, 20:50

fd57 wrote:Speculating that some folks aren't keen on ChinaMart and that they'd rather support other sources with perhaps better business objectives (environment, employee benefits, etc.). That's why the "anti-Walmart" posts perhaps. They'd rather spend a little more to give an American health benefits, or support a locally owned business, etc. Because at the end of the day if it's solely about the dollar, well then every sector will go the way of Wall Street a few years back.

Bingo. Been to far too many towns where the quality of life has been lessened so that everyone could 'save money'. There is always a cost. Ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
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Re: Wal-Mart Ammo Sale

Post by fd57 » 16 Sep 2012, 21:15

Buffman wrote:I guess I'm sorry that I'm a person who seeks out the best deal when possible. I'm sorry my local stores gouge the geebus out of everyone for ammo, and the only local store worth a damn is 45 minutes away..

99% of my shopping goes elsewhere to places like Meijer, Hardings, D&W, etc.
No need to apologize. Still (kinda) land of the free here in the US so you can (kinda) make your choices. No one appears to be speculating on goodness or intent, and if you're seeking the best deal from a direct price point then maybe Walmart is your answer.

We also enjoy finding the best deal, but for us our definition is not always lowest direct price. That's all.

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Post by f3rr37 » 16 Sep 2012, 21:37

fd57 wrote:Speculating that some folks aren't keen on ChinaMart and that they'd rather support other sources with perhaps better business objectives (environment, employee benefits, etc.). That's why the "anti-Walmart" posts perhaps. They'd rather spend a little more to give an American health benefits, or support a locally owned business, etc. Because at the end of the day if it's solely about the dollar, well then every sector will go the way of Wall Street a few years back.
You probably didn't know this, but Walmart actually treats their employees quite fairly, as they've player the lawsuit games with people... employees have mandatory paid breaks and a 1 hour lunch. If you clock in before your time is up you can get in trouble.
Every employee after 1 year of employment is eligible for health benefits. Doesn't matter if it someone who works 2 hours/week or is salaried. They even have different tiers you can purchase. Not only that, employees get a discount card that is good for 10% off anything but groceries.
If you work your butt off and do a good job you can move up the promotion ladder very quickly. I know a guy (married w/2 kids) who was having trouble finding a job when the economy took a dive. It was the only work he could find, so he went and unloaded trucks during the night shift. In about 2 years he moved up to and is now assistant manager of a store making great money.

Don't get me wrong, there have been problems in the past and will be in the future, just like any company... but they're actually a pretty decent employer.

I've bought plenty of ammo there, back in 2006/7 it was $14.97/50 for .45ACP, I don't think I've ever seen it cheaper since then (locally).

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Post by ShockedNKansas » 16 Sep 2012, 21:44

Let me preface by saying that I have more formal education in economics than 98% of the policy makers in Washington. Let me finish by saying that there is nothing wrong with the expanded productivity created by a company as lean and efficient as Wal-Mart. We live in a global economy and thus have to adjust our perspective globally. There is much more I could say, but I presume furthering this discussion would cause a lot more problems than any "snake thread" could ever hope to.

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In before: "But what about the small businesses that closed in our town?" "But what about all the products from China?" "But what about the poor workers without insurance?"

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Post by fzr confused » 17 Sep 2012, 08:51

I buy most of my handgun ammo from Walmart. Carol (the sporting goods manager) calls me whenever they get .45acp or 9mm in stock. She always puts whatever I want aside. She is the ONLY helpful person I have ever met that was a Walmart employee....and no, I do not know her outside I Walmart. She was behind the counter 1 day when I was looking for ammo, she asked if she could put me on a list, and I said sure. I saw her list only had a few poeple on it, but when I got my first call I was very surprised!

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Post by flyingirish04 » 17 Sep 2012, 09:21

f3rr37 wrote:
fd57 wrote:Speculating that some folks aren't keen on ChinaMart and that they'd rather support other sources with perhaps better business objectives (environment, employee benefits, etc.). That's why the "anti-Walmart" posts perhaps. They'd rather spend a little more to give an American health benefits, or support a locally owned business, etc. Because at the end of the day if it's solely about the dollar, well then every sector will go the way of Wall Street a few years back.
You probably didn't know this, but Walmart actually treats their employees quite fairly, as they've player the lawsuit games with people... employees have mandatory paid breaks and a 1 hour lunch. If you clock in before your time is up you can get in trouble.
Every employee after 1 year of employment is eligible for health benefits. Doesn't matter if it someone who works 2 hours/week or is salaried. They even have different tiers you can purchase. Not only that, employees get a discount card that is good for 10% off anything but groceries.
If you work your butt off and do a good job you can move up the promotion ladder very quickly. I know a guy (married w/2 kids) who was having trouble finding a job when the economy took a dive. It was the only work he could find, so he went and unloaded trucks during the night shift. In about 2 years he moved up to and is now assistant manager of a store making great money.

Don't get me wrong, there have been problems in the past and will be in the future, just like any company... but they're actually a pretty decent employer.

I've bought plenty of ammo there, back in 2006/7 it was $14.97/50 for .45ACP, I don't think I've ever seen it cheaper since then (locally).
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Post by Grantness » 17 Sep 2012, 09:22

ShockedNKansas wrote:Let me preface by saying that I have more formal education in economics than 98% of the policy makers in Washington. Let me finish by saying that there is nothing wrong with the expanded productivity created by a company as lean and efficient as Wal-Mart. We live in a global economy and thus have to adjust our perspective globally. There is much more I could say, but I presume furthering this discussion would cause a lot more problems than any "snake thread" could ever hope to.

P.S.

In before: "But what about the small businesses that closed in our town?" "But what about all the products from China?" "But what about the poor workers without insurance?"

The laws of economics and free markets is your friend.. even if they don't always seem friendly. I won't be answering any questions on the subject.

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Post by Cyberfly » 17 Sep 2012, 09:27

ShockedNKansas wrote:Let me preface by saying that I have more formal education in economics than 98% of the policy makers in Washington.
Well, judging by the policy makers in D.C., that could be limited to half a semester of high school economics, but, I'm not judging you... :D

While I may use WalMart for bulk ammo on things like shotgun shells for our July 4th skeet shoots or for practice ammo, I don't use them for carry ammo. I've not found a WalMart yet that carried match grade or Corbon or...plinking stuff? Sure. Better stuff? Nope. I'll hit the hunting supply or the police supply houses for that.
Groceries, blue jeans or DVD's? If I'm there, why not? But I try to avoid WalMart like the plague.
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Re: Wal-Mart Ammo Sale

Post by Buffman » 17 Sep 2012, 11:52

Yeah I buy my carry ammo from ATG, Wideners, etc. I only buy 50 rd boxes of carry ammo

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Post by fzr confused » 17 Sep 2012, 12:24

I agree, I only buy plinking ammo there as well. Strangely enough all my carry ammo (5.7, .45, 10mm) is all from EA :)

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Post by flyingirish04 » 17 Sep 2012, 12:40

Cyberfly wrote:
ShockedNKansas wrote:Let me preface by saying that I have more formal education in economics than 98% of the policy makers in Washington.
Well, judging by the policy makers in D.C., that could be limited to half a semester of high school economics, but, I'm not judging you... :D

While I may use WalMart for bulk ammo on things like shotgun shells for our July 4th skeet shoots or for practice ammo, I don't use them for carry ammo. I've not found a WalMart yet that carried match grade or Corbon or...plinking stuff? Sure. Better stuff? Nope. I'll hit the hunting supply or the police supply houses for that.
Groceries, blue jeans or DVD's? If I'm there, why not? But I try to avoid WalMart like the plague.

I agree. If you want quality, you don't shop Wally World. If you want bulk, or just a functional item with no frills, go there. For many communities without luxuries like Costco, Wal-mart is the only choice.
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Post by Buffman » 17 Sep 2012, 13:56

There are some things are WM that are very good quality. But are more along the lines of hardware then consumer electronics. Their brake cleaner is good, along with their SuperTech motor oil and filters..

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Re: Wal-Mart Ammo Sale

Post by f3rr37 » 19 Sep 2012, 14:51

Bought some 9mm yesterday, not on sale... for $23.97/100.

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