AxelWolf
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November 27th, 2013 at 3:06:21 PM permalink
Quote: konceptum

Some WalMart's still allow this, but in a limited fashion. One employee that I spoke with told me that the higher level cashiers are informed that if the match amount the customer mentions "seems" legitimate, to go ahead and do it. I really couldn't get much more out of him on the subject. Would love to talk to a manager to see what the official policies are. I'm not a shopper at WalMart, other than once a year to use up a gift card I receive regularly at Christmas. However, at Target, I have seen cashiers approve a matched price based upon a customer's say so.

FYI Walmart still dose this. 50% of the cashiers take your word for it, on food and small items, as long as you don't claim over 40% again half of them will take your word for it. Some cashiers, usually the older ones will crack out current adds to keep you honest. If you have an add then u can get things for 90% off.

My GF is good at this, she gets all the adds and coupons and remembers everything. She still makes a list writes it all down and brings all the adds to make it go smooth and fast.

Sometimes you get a cashier that checks everything on your adds, this time the cashier did. People behind you in line cant stand this. Some 50 year old guy actually called the cops out because he was getting impatient. He started making snarky comments. she said nothing, until he pushed her her cart forward. She then said, "don't touch my cart and mind our own fing business."

I was in the front re bagging(she is picky, cold with cold only, Nothing better be smashed) and putting things in a second cart. I walked back and asked her, what's the problem? he promptly called 911.

Cops came, they talked to management and the cashier. I hear the cop tell him, "that's not what 911 is for." the asshat then said, "she threatened me." Cop told him that was not the story he was getting from everyone.

management gave us a a $25 gift card.
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petroglyph
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November 27th, 2013 at 3:37:56 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I started this thread a year and a half ago and
I still love Walmart. They dropped the amount
you have to buy from $50 to $35 to get free
shipping. Ordered all my pet supplies for the
month on Monday and they were on my deck this
afternoon. Brings tears to my eyes.

The nice thing about spending $40 on pet food is,
I can order a bunch of other stuff, like canned
goods and bulk paper towels, anything, and it's
shipped free with the pet food. I even ordered
a CO2 pistol for my brother for Xmas.




Did you throw in the laser site?

Is it for pest control?

I gave mine away.
EvenBob
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November 27th, 2013 at 4:03:13 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph



Is it for pest control?

I gave mine away.



Squirrels. They get into the attic and run around and
make noise in the winter. He has a dozen hand guns,
and an air rifle. It's too big, he needs a fast shooting
pellet hand gun.
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MrV
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November 27th, 2013 at 4:06:50 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Some 50 year old guy actually called the cops out because he was getting impatient. He started making snarky comments. she said nothing, until he pushed her her cart forward. She then said, "don't touch my cart and mind our own fing business." ... he promptly called 911...Cops came, they talked to management and the cashier. I hear the cop tell him, "that's not what 911 is for." the asshat then said, "she threatened me." Cop told him that was not the story he was getting from everyone.



I love stories about assholes being put in their place.

Bravo!

FWIW, I have been known to "put someone in their place" when the situation arises.

Fun stuff, so long as I don't get shot or stabbed.
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petroglyph
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November 27th, 2013 at 4:52:09 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Squirrels. They get into the attic and run around and
make noise in the winter. He has a dozen hand guns,
and an air rifle. It's too big, he needs a fast shooting
pellet hand gun.




I bought a pretty nice one, don't remember the brand. They advertise about 6-7 hundred fps. That may be true for the first 10 or 15 rounds fired than the velocity drops off rapidly along with accuracy. You aren't supposed to store them with the co2 cartridge in them so it's always a PITA and sometimes they leak. I like the single shot longer barrel one pump pellet guns better, the pests don't stick around for a second shot anyway.

I think it must be a safety feature or something but the trigger pull was probably around 10 pounds, just couldn't keep in on a target 20 feet away, you just about had to aim a foot to the left shooting right handed.

We had those little red squirrels. Glorified rats is all they are. I think you can use rat traps on them pretty well or just poison them out with decon.

Did you know those little bastards eat birds? My wife was sticking up for the squirrels until an article in the paper and also witnessing their meat eating habits.
terapined
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November 27th, 2013 at 7:53:33 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Squirrels. They get into the attic and run around and
make noise in the winter. He has a dozen hand guns,
and an air rifle. It's too big, he needs a fast shooting
pellet hand gun.



Best thing to do is patch up the holes they are getting in. I had the problem when I lived in Maryland. Figured out how they were getting in. Took a broom handle to the ceiling scaring them out then patched up the hole with metal wire mesh. Gotta keep them out because they knaw on everything. Their teeth are constantly growing so they have to knaw. They will eventually totally trash an attic due to the constant knawing.
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EvenBob
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November 27th, 2013 at 8:08:41 PM permalink
Big two story 130 year old house, god knows
where they get in. The house is built completely
of oak, the 2 by 6's and 2 by 4's are oak, the
floors are oak, all the lumber is oak. This is W
MI, we were the oak center of the world, it
was dirt cheap in the 1880's and there was a
sawmill 1 mile from here. The oak is now like iron,
if you try and drive a nail in it, you can't. No
squirrel is going to gnaw it. There are all oak
buildings in London built in the 1600's that are
still there and fine structurally. Who knows how
long they'll last, a thousand years maybe.
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GWAE
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November 28th, 2013 at 7:05:17 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I love stories about assholes being put in their place.

Bravo!

FWIW, I have been known to "put someone in their place" when the situation arises.

Fun stuff, so long as I don't get shot or stabbed.



The shot or stabbed thing is the problem.

My wife likes to let people know how she feels and I figure we will be shot one day. We were at a movie theater in a not so good part of town and people were on the phone and being loud. She says something to them and I thought we were going to be shot.
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s2dbaker
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November 28th, 2013 at 7:17:39 AM permalink
Quote: petroglyph


Did you throw in the laser site?

Is it for pest control?

I gave mine away.

Speaking of guns and WalMart..
A responsible gun owner was in a WalMart in Iowa a couple of weeks ago and accidentally let a slug of freedom fly. No one was hurt except a can of beans but you'd think that would be worthy of a report to the local constabulary by the freedom loving American. After all, we know that guns are safe and any unthinkably rare accidental discharge event like this would be worth telling someone about.
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ThatDonGuy
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November 28th, 2013 at 12:28:44 PM permalink
I have a Wal-Mart story of my own, but I'm not sure if it's a "gee, look how nice they are" story or a "they can be taken advantage of by the wrong people" story...

Anyway, I bought a $150 vacuum cleaner from Wal-Mart, took it home, got it out of the box...and discovered that it's not only an entirely different (and much cheaper) brand, but almost certainly it is a used one. I get it back into the box, take it back to the Wal-Mart, explain why am I returning it...and they take it back (and cancel the credit card charge), no questions asked. That's "no questions" such as, "Did you really think you could get away with the old 'return your old vacuum cleaner so you would get a new one for free' con?"

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