Video: Walmart's Ban Backfires

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  1. Button Pusher

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    Millennial Millie? :confused:
     
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    bigfelipe I go my own way... Charter Life Member

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    How did it backfire?
     
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    they have lost business over it. It certainly didn't help DSG out, or Gander, or Starbucks lol. I can't tell you when the last time I spent a dime at any of those places in the last 5 years. It will be a little more difficult with WM but it can be done. We've already switched buying business supplies to another vendor.
     
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    I'll be honest, she lost me early on when she made it a first amendment situation and she's talking about a private business. I cant do 10 more minutes
     
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    Did you watch the whole video? Im not being snarky, because I did not, curious if you watched it all and she explained how it backfired or what
     
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    Gander OUTDOOR is very 2A friendly so far. Say what you will about price, service, etc. But anti they are not.
     
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    I couldn't. Tried and bailed on the first couple minutes. That's why I asked. Didn't seem like anyone to take seriously.
     
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    I'm curious if it's enough to even notice on their fiscal reports... Gun sales are nothing in the grand scheme for them. Wonder how many will care...
     
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    Wally's focus is to compete (survive) against Amazon. In order to do that, they have to realign their demographic. They have attempted to upgrade their stores, and new technology like online ordering, machine based and curbside pickup. It all makes sense to me in that perspective. I'm not saying it's right.
     
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    Yep. The gun sales won't be missed. The only thing that would show up on their reports would be if enough people stop shopping at Wal-Mart altogether over this. That remains to be seen.
     
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    Oh stop it. o_O You know your first thought was "I wonder what she looks like naked". LOL
     
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    If that's the case, getting rid of guns and ammo wont bother them a bit, as Amazon aint in the gun and ammo business.
     
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    Same, I hate I gave her a click
     
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    I don’t understand the mindset of dropping a customer base that you had but your competitor didn’t in order to “take on” that competitor.

    Walmart should be attacking the environmental unfriendly packaging waste of using Amazon.
     
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    Walmart should be attacking their atrocious customer service
     
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    Yeah even if only 5% of their existing customers who only bought ammo, motor oil , gardening and cleaning products (my family) I suspect that would definitely lower something on their bottom line.
     
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    It's simple. They see it as a net gain. All the bad press has people thinking Walmart is a dangerous place (you hear it on here all the time). They think this move makes them look safer to the average customer (read non-gun owners, moms, etc). They're banking on retaining more customers than they'll lose alienating a handful of people people who open carry.

    Not agreeing, just pointing out the optics as I see it...
     
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    I was fine with walmart banning open carry and stopping the sales of firearms and ammo. Your store, your rules. Fine. I can go elsewhere. BUT the moment you (the CFO and other high ups) send a letter to the govt requesting my rights be infringed, they can go suck an egg. NOT ONE MORE DIME form me. It's hard and a pain in the ass to avoid the anti-2A merchants, but not impossible.
     
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    No, it's pretty impossible... You're on the internet right now. Using Amazon, Google, watching YouTube videos people post? You can curb it, but unless you go Kaczynski in a cabin in the woods, you ain't avoiding it...
     
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    Wth with that microphone

    The shop owner will be raising prices soon He as much said so
     
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    I didnt notice it, now i scroll back up and look at the still image when the video is previewed - I like her use of the Wonder Woman logo flipped over, pretty cool
     
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    They will gain points with the PC crowd....... Until the next event in their stores.
     
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    It's not just the gun thing. Wal Mart recently went full anti-trust with their entire customer base by installing the one-way cattle gates at the entrances in all their stores.
    Those used to be only in the big city stores, now they're everywhere. I have yet to find anyone not offended by what those prison gates and the receipt checking imply; the customer is a problem.

    Add in the usual terrible customer service, employees with nose rings and jailhouse tats, the filthy parking lots, and the plethora of third-world customers as well as the white trash and hood rats.

    While Wal Mart is closing hundreds of stores, Dollar General is popping out new locations faster than baby rabbits, and they're far more convenient to shop. These are the exact same customers Wal Mart caters to.

    Wal Mart has always struggled with certain products. Produce is a good example. How many of you actually buy that wilted lettuce, or do you stop at the Ingles and get it nice & fresh there?
    Electronics is another. Once a booming section of the store, now..just a few customers kicking tires. Folks have moved online for those items, and it ain't the Wal Mart website they're going to. WM has dropped dozens of products from their electronic departments.
    Lets talk paint. That section of my local Wal Mart takes up 3 isles. That same section at Lowes and Home Depot are always slammed with contractors and housewives, while it crickets at WM.
    Just a few examples of many, and now they've moved the crickets into sporting goods, as the same Dad that needs ammo also needs a baseball mitt for Junior. Can't get both of those at WM anymore, might as well go to Academy.

    Wal Mart has a well documented history of crushing dissent. Employee dissent, supplier dissent and competitor dissent. These things are not invisible items, they're real people and given time, it's bound to affect sales. There's simply not enough new customers who don't have an Uncle Steve that was ruthlessly crushed by Wal Mart. Simply put...Wal Mart has a notoriously terrible image regarding their status as a good community partner.

    Wal Mart has overhead just like every business. Losing just 1% of income translates into billions of dollars. Don't you think for a minute that they're not constantly monitoring the numbers of the only 3 things that they fear; Amazon dot com. If they see Amazon increase sales by 1% while they're down 1%, someone in Bentonville is getting fired.

    Wal Mart has made some terrible business decisions over the years, and especially of late. Twenty years ago, they could get away with it. But now, there is nothing that WM carries that cannot be obtained somewhere else, usually with ease and competitive pricing, and without the customer going into battle mode to shop.

    The gun thing won't be Wal Mart's demise. But the whole idea of success is to get the customer into the store. As WM continues to, one straw at a time, alienate their customer base across the entire spectrum and drive those customers into the doors of their competition, the camel will collapse.

    Wal Mart's demise will not come from external sources, it will come from within.
     
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    Very well written!!
     
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    Well said.

    However, I have yet to see cattle gates or get a receipt checked where I live. Tempted to go just to see
     
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    I haven't seen the gates either, but have seen the receipt checkers. That's been a thing for a long time. I normally ignore them and keep walking. I'm not about to let some jackwagon at Walmart waste my time and treat me like a criminal, after already having to wait in one of the 2 lines open out of 36...
     
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    They are not invincible as many think. The old man had the ideas. The kids took over a mega business. They have to get people in the stores for anything and they will buy everything. If sporting goods and electronics become a bust just a couple percentage points in loss of sales will destroy a superstore. Margins are tight when you claim to be the lowest price business.
     
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    I’ve quit buying everything there! Gas, ammo, food, everything. I had a WM credit card to get a break on gas and diesel. Well, it got used for other things as well to the tune of $1500-$2000 bucks a month. Pay it off each month so no interest. I cut them up and mailed them back after the big announcement of wanting more gun control! Screw them, I’ll not spend a dime on a business that goes against what I believe and my Constitutional rights!
     
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    Nicely written. Fifteen years ago, when my son was five, my wife (at the time) and I were shopping as a family in Walmart in Raleigh. We had purchased $200 or so dollars worth of stuff. As we went to exit the store, I was accosted by a Walmart employee wanting to see my receipt. I refused. She tried to take the receipt from me and I would not give it to her. I warned her that she was detaining me and that I felt like I was under arrest. She must have called for assistance as other Walmart employees were coming to my location. They were yelling at me across the parking lot as I walked to the car. This really bothered my son. He thought we had done something wrong. As we drove home, he was looking around for the police thinking that we were going to be arrested. I was not happy. After calling Walmart's HQ, they gave me the contact information for the store manager. The store manager gave me a gift card for $250 and said that they would be addressing this mistake. They obviously haven't learned their lesson. I don't like Walmart or the Walmartians that shop there.

    They have a full on attack on our Second Amendment rights at this point and I don't plan to spend any money there. Life happens, so I can't say that I'll never go back. But, like the gentleman posted above, I have returned my credit card for them, I don't need their gasoline.

    Edit: By the way, Millie could get it frequently and often. LOL
     
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    I will continue too use Walmart. They save me money and with that I can buy more ammo. Walmart ban on ammo will help the Mom and pop stores.
     
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    My guess is they will replace the guns and ammo with auto parts in store as revenue stream.
     
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    They're not the lowest prices on anything I buy anymore. Ammo and engine oil was about the only bargains left besides cheap Chinese garbage that you can get at the Dollar Stores, Ollie's, or a million other places. Food prices are higher than the German-owned supermarkets and Food Lion. Beer prices are higher than my local convenience stores. Electronics are much cheaper online. Couple that with their lack of customer care and employee exploitation and I hope they feel the heat from Amazon
     
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    When they first installed the self checkouts, I was leaving with my Bryer's Butter Pecan ice cream,
    the receipt checker lady was looking at every item in another woman's cart, she had baby in arm, full cart of groceries
    and another child in the shop cart seat, I walk past them to leave, 'STOP HIM HE IS STEALING'.
    I make it outside and a hand is placed on my shoulder, I stop and said 'take your hands off me or I'm calling the police'.
    'Sorry, have a nice day', never looked back. Just NUTS.
     
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    I'd invite her to the range :)
     
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    This is unfortunate. You continue to use and embrace a group of folks that want to take your rights away. Come on? We are friends so I'm calling you out. So for a buck you are willing to emboldened your adversary?
     
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    Yes, my families welfare comes first. If we stop using every company that wants to take something away from us we would starve or go broke.what would everyone do if one of the big oil companies joined in with the anti gun stuff. Start riding bikes to work?
     
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    Well, we know each other Majicmike so you know who I am. I'm calling you out. $10 isn't worth trading your beliefs for.
     
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    But that 10 bucks can help keep a Mom and pop afloat.