Is it just me or is it typical of every Walmart Sporting Goods department country wide ?
Not that I like buying guns/ammo etc from WallyWorld but the Federal 9mm and 40S&W prices can not ignored whilst this latest promotion is on - and thereby hangs the tale!
I had to travel to three different WalMart SuperCenters to eventually get 100 out of the 400 rounds of 40 that I was after - but even that is not the issue!
The issue is staffing or to be more precise, the lack of it!
No-one at the counter, no one in the adjoining isles, one branch with a bell on the sporting goods counter which no-one responded to 'fer chrissakes!'
So in one branch I hijacked an employee of questionable national origin whose command of the English language was easily surpassed by my Jack Russell. I think she understood that I needed help in the sporting goods and then she disappeared. 12 minutes later ( I kid thee not). TWELVE MINUTES LATER some geriatric shuffled into view, asked if they could help me and then, when I explained I wanted ammo, told me that they didn't have the key to the ammo display cabinet!
Oh purleese! Why would someone work in the sporting goods store if they could not access the stock!
A further few minutes ticked by as my life slowly ebbed away before a spotty yoof with various facial piercings appeared on the scene brandishing a key! In his defense he was pleasurable and I scored the one remaining box in the cabinet!
Time spent in store = 25 minutes
Cost net of tax = $25
Hmmmmmmm.........glad I didn't increase my spend then as dollars and time seem to correlate.
The other stores were equally as useless but I they didn't have what I wanted so I was spared the long wait times.
And why can't I buy high brass 12 gauge in Walmart. Had to pay Bass Pro Shops highly inflated version of retail cost for that!
Glad I sold my Walmart stock.