petroglyph
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November 28th, 2013 at 12:54:37 PM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

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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.




I'm not really sure what your point is? I'm not an expert myself, but I read your link and some typical question come to mind. You have mentioned responsible gun owners in the past.

My thoughts right away are you can't fix stupid. I'm a revolver man myself, first two rounds are birdshot. My intentions would be to diffuse a threatening situation and not to apply deadly force if at all possible. You can take a hammer to the hammer on my 38 and it won't accidently fire a round and usually the one up top is empty anyway.

If you want to carry a gun in your pants and not a holster I think .45's are physically too large and I hate to see lint get caught in the slide or trigger of the autos. Personal preference. I also decided a long time ago it wasn't worth shooting someone for material possessions, another personal choice. I've even taken to using pepper spray in some defense applications.

In case that doesn't do the job, my 8 round assault 12 gauge is pretty bad ass. But even with a pistol grip it's a little big for Walmart but who knows?
tournamentking
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November 28th, 2013 at 1:54:25 PM permalink
I also love Walmart, and mostly shop online with them BECAUSE of the free shipping most of the time. You truly do save money, and gas money, if you buy from them. I don't care anything about how they are able to offer things as they do, but it may have something to do with the low wages and benefits they supply for their employees. Fair? Don't care at all. If they don't like it they're free to look elsewhere for work. Especially the youngsters there. Start somewhere, work hard, and you'll get to make your own choices in life.
mickeycrimm
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November 28th, 2013 at 1:59:52 PM permalink
When Wal-Mart opened in South Reno they slashed the prices on their pet food until the feed store across the street went out of business. Then they raised the prices back up.
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rxwine
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November 28th, 2013 at 2:24:20 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

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?"



A lot of these stores (and most likely Walmart) keep track of how many returns are done by the same person to stop possible abuse. And the clerks are suppose to check returned merchandise for a switch like that. (putting a cheaper or used item in the box and returning it)

But I've never had a problem with a return there. But I return something maybe once a year.
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CrystalMath
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November 28th, 2013 at 2:46:07 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

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?"



Once, I bought a Dyson at Walmart. When I took it out, all of the accessories and the canister were brand new, but the vacuum itself was used and when I checked the filter to figure out why it wasn't working, there was about half an inch of pet hair that decompressed. When I took it back, they accused me of switching out the vacuum. They only had a floor model left, and they refused to exchange mine, stating that the other one was missing accessories. I tried to tell them that I had all brand new accessories and that I only needed to switch out the main unit. After about 45 minutes of arguing, they refunded my money. I was so pissed that I went to Target and bought a Bissell.
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LarryS
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November 28th, 2013 at 5:45:25 PM permalink
there are people who scam the system. They buy an appliance, use it for 2 years, then buy a new one, very carefully open the box, exchange the unit, and professionally seal/table/glue the box together and return for a refund. It all looks good. WHen they return it..no one is going to rip open the box...that would hurt the resale possibility.

There are people who buy a bathig suit for the summer, wear it, then return it in sept...saying its defective.

Same for clothes for their children.

Same for dresses to be used once for a wedding or graduation

We all pay for it of course as we do for shoplifting

its all included in the prices we pay for items.
LarryS
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November 28th, 2013 at 6:00:31 PM permalink
Also, its nice to see a thread that doesnt bash walmart as the evil killer of local business..

No one said a word when supermarkets started having their own deli's. own fresh bakery, own pharmacy, own seafood dept, selling greeting cards and mptor oil.

where are the old butcher shops, the old vegtable and fruit stands, the odl corner drugstore, the old bakery. We voted with our feet and let them all go outof business. We love the convenience and prices....and all those businesses went away.

Now walmart does the same thing and all of a sudden they are evil to some folks.

Now on the news, they are evil for opening early on thanksgiving. Hell people want gas stations to be open....they dont complain about the poor gas station attendants. Cant everyone just friggen stay home for the day and help out those gas station people?
s2dbaker
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November 28th, 2013 at 6:46:39 PM permalink
Quote: LarryS

Also, its nice to see a thread that doesnt bash walmart as the evil killer of local business..

This is a joke, right? I get it! You say that it's nice to see a thread where no one mentions all the crappy stuff that WalMart does and then you itemize all the crappy stuff that WalMart does by preemptively defending it.

I couldn't have done it better myself. Well played LarryS, well played.
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petroglyph
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November 28th, 2013 at 7:46:44 PM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

This is a joke, right? I get it! You say that it's nice to see a thread where no one mentions all the crappy stuff that WalMart does and then you itemize all the crappy stuff that WalMart does by preemptively defending it.

I couldn't have done it better myself. Well played LarryS, well played.




I wasn't sure if it was sarcasm or not?

For a while there he was posting tips for advantage plays at WM with the return after using suggestions so when the second post came out I thought he might go into how the Walton family [5] members has more wealth than the bottom 40% of Americans combined.

Then I was afraid that he might say something about the two garment factories in Bangladesh burning to death over 1400 worker's with the fire doors locked and kids chained to their work stations. I'm sure glad he didn't go there, and instead brought up the low prices for crappy products.

He almost said something about 85% of WM workers on federal aid because of the low prices that put the neighborhood stores out of business who were paying decent wages and workers having to pay their own way.

I bet he didn't know that WM workers in other countries are unionized though? That would irritate some I'm sure. I like the part where he says no one complained when all the local store owners went out of business when chain stores started carrying similar products. I think it may have occurred that many were complaining but really no one was listening. Similar to that old argument about "I didn't complain when they came for the trade unionists" thing.

So I wasn't really sure if he was being facetious or not? But if he really was glad someone didn't bash WM, I don't particularly like them and avoid them like the plague. It's just part of the wealth extraction model going on as my country devolves into a third world status, but at least there are cheap clothes at Walmart.
AxelWolf
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November 28th, 2013 at 8:01:40 PM permalink
Quote: LarryS

there are people who scam the system. They buy an appliance, use it for 2 years, then buy a new one, very carefully open the box, exchange the unit, and professionally seal/table/glue the box together and return for a refund. It all looks good. WHen they return it..no one is going to rip open the box...that would hurt the resale possibility.

There are people who buy a bathig suit for the summer, wear it, then return it in sept...saying its defective.

Same for clothes for their children.

Same for dresses to be used once for a wedding or graduation

We all pay for it of course as we do for shoplifting

it's all included in the prices we pay for items.

FYI, You must show ID when you return things at Walmart with no sales slip, unless its under $10 max is $100, it gets logged in the computer and you get flagged. You can only return 3 times in 9 months with no sales slip. If its over $10 You wont get cash back you only get a gift card (some are slightly different).
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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