Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Conversation at China-mart about Ammo

We had to go to the store today, and I ran by the sporting section to look at ammunition. There wasn't much left, and I had this conversation with a sales associate placing an electronic order.

K - What's the deal with the ammo? Is there going to be any more or is it getting bought as soon as it comes in?

Associate (with order gun) - I'm trying to order it, but it won't accept it. All the pistol ammo and 223 can't be ordered.

K - Are they waiting for the gun control meeting in Washington or what?

Associate - I don't know.

K - When do you think Wal-mart will get some more? Is it that hard to get ammo?

Associate - (shows me the screen from the ordering system) It reads "No orders allowed from the home office"

So, it looks like the home office has taken all the .223 ammo and pistol ammo out of circulation for Wal-mart. Politics? Backlogged?  Since Sam Walton's death, Wal-mart has been against main street America. It has been against the worker, America manufacturer, and solely about the bottom line. Just another reason to get your preps in order - Corporate America is not on your side. Really, it not that surprising? Any other blog readers have some inside information about Wal-mart and ammunition sales? Anyone asked the associates?


Comments are always welcome.

Keep Right On Prepping - K

12 comments:

  1. My local china-mart got in two cases of 9mm and the fellow on the phone said it went early. When I asked what else he got in, he said that the 9mm was the only thing he got in.

    Even if I had gotten up there to get it, it would have done me no good as I don't shoot that caliber.

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  2. I have heard that many a production company that has anything to do with firearms from magazines of course to ammo are stopping production until they know what is going to happen. Perhaps there may just be none coming in to order any longer?

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    1. Perhaps, I hadn't thought about the companies protecting their profits and waiting to see what's coming down the pipeline.

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  3. I've been telling my hubby for the last four years that the government doesn't need to outlaw firearms - which is against the first amendment. All they have to do is control the ammo and it amounts to the same thing.

    Something hubby told me last year -- and I may have read it on prepper blogs too-- was that government offices that had nothing to do with weapons or security, were stockpiling both guns and ammo.
    If the government buys it all, what's left for the rest?

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    1. I think that you might have meant the 2nd Amendment. The first is freedom of speech.

      Yep, the government has ordered lots of .40 caliber. Makes you think what they aren't telling the little people.

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  4. I think the thinking is that they are expecting an EO banning the sale of ammo. I went in just to see what was available and the shelves in china-mart were about 75% bare. With most of what was left was shotgun stuff like 7-shot.

    Time will tell.

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    1. Tuesday should be a sad day for the 2nd Amendment.

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  5. I don't have any inside information regarding Wal-Mart's position in this current situation, but I have some personal experience with them as a corporate entity. They would skin their own mothers on live television if they thought it would gain them a point or two in market share, a better stock dividend or a half cent per unit lower cost on cheap, Chinese made products. My guess is that they are not happy with their suppliers upping their prices in response to increased demand which interferes with their low price business model and are trying to apply a little leverage for better pricing.

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    1. Yes, yes, and yes. Thanks for the well thought out comment and experience dealing with China-mart.

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    2. Walmart forbidden to reorder ammo. The link is on my blog.

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    3. Matt, thanks for the follow up information. It seems to be confirmed from at least two different sources. I also appreciate the link back!!!

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