Went into Wally this morning to check ammo. They had 40 which is what I was looking for. However, the sign now says 1 box per customer when it used to say 2 boxes per customer.
I very nicely asked the counter guy if there was any word about the limit changing. He has a "I am the keeper of the ammo and what I say goes attitude". He said that he hasn't seen anything and until he gets a letter or something that tells him different, this is the way it is going to be!
He goes on to tell me that people come in and buy everything and this is a way for it to be fair. People are coming in and buying it and they don't even need it. So 1 box and that is it.
Mind you, I have gone in to this store several times and never had any luck. So I politely took my one box then headed for the manager.
I asked her if there was a corporate policy about the amount of ammo one person could buy. A counter guy deciding if I need it or not is not his concern. You sell it, and I am here with my money to buy it. This was all said very politely and with respect. Also, these were not the words that I used and certainly not all that was discussed.
She took me back to the counter to tell the guy that they should sell me a couple more boxes. He turned and kind of walked away. She called him back and said "will you listen to what I have to say before you walk away from me"? She said that I talked to the other manager (she was a new manager to this store) and so and so said to sell it to him. So the guy gave me two more boxes with the same suckey attitude that he had before. I walked out with three.
I explained to the manager that I have a new gun and I want to take my son out to the range and shoot it. Should it be up to the counter guy to decide if I "need" ammo or not? I am legally able to purchase ammo and I am here to do so. The manager was great but the guys back at the ammo counter act like the government and like you are out to do some illegal activity.
I also explained how I go down the street to the other Walmart and they have a two box minimum. So why is it that this Walmart has a one box minimum?
The rule seems to be in place to give the "ammo guy" the ability to say one for you only or two for you only. The way it looks to me is that it is kind of discriminatory based on what the ammo guy thinks of you. But some counter guys have an attitude also which makes the whole policy suck.
I also suspect that if a counter guy was to hold some ammo for a special person/friend then that special person might slip them and extra $20.
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Last edited by mainjet; 04-30-2009 at 11:07 AM.