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Question by packerfan. Uploaded on September 15, 2009
Yes, I would; as long as it's the same gun.
yeah, why not?
Sure. I try to patronize little shops when I can. But I'm poor and broke. So on big-ticket items, I'd consider Wal-Mart, particularly if there's a big price advantage.
I would and have. I've had Wal-Mart order guns for me because it was alot cheaper that way.
Yes, I buy gun at walmart for a discounted price!!!
i bought my shotgun at walmart for 177$
It depends, I don't know if there is a Guns Galore everywhere but there is one where I live. Anyway I know I can get any gun I want at least 40-60 dollars cheaper there (Guns Galore) but I go to Gander Mountain instead do to Guns Galores horrible costomer service. They are always rood (spelling?). Can't stand them. I happily spend the extra coin to get it from Gander Mt. But I would not mind gettin a gun from Wal-Mart.
aint a thing wrong with Wally-world.
I don't see why not. It is the same gun for a cheaper price. Use the money you saved to buy some ammo.
Like Teodoro mentioned, I like to patronize little shops as well. Here's my advice. Find the price of the gun you want at Walmart, and take it to a local gun shop that at least knows what they're selling you. They may not be able to match Walmart's price, but they will try to get close.. And they'll tell you how close they can get without hurting themselves. Why? Because they want your business. Walmart could care less. When I buy a gun, there's a chance I won't be completely familiar with it if I haven't handled one before. If I ask ABSOLUTELY ANY sales attendent in the firearms section of my nearest walmart what the pros and cons of the receiver on a specific shotgun are, he/she is gonna look at me like I just punched him/her in the mouth. I'm not just buying the gun, I'm buying the confidence that comes with the gun shop. Maybe some gun shops are tougher than the guy I work with, but he knew me by a first name basis from purchasing ONE gun from him and he was willing to match Walmart. All I'm saying is don't rule out a gun shop because his sticker price is higher. Try talking to someone for a while.
if it was what i wanted. yes i would buy it there
Yes, wal-mart guns are gonna be the same guns that you could buy at any gun shop that carry the same brands. The only reason I might buy the guns somewhere else is if I knew the gunstore owner and it would help out his or her business.
We should all pay attention to SD_Whitetail_Hunter. Yes I like WM prices, but there's a locally owned gun store where I do my business because the owner will make a decent trade on an old gun and will go to any lengths to make sure I'm satisfied with my purchase--he's had a gunsmith do work for me free. He knows who I am----all the advantages mentioned above.
I'm also in there with Teodora. I don't have any loose money lying around, and I have bought from WM in the past, but I try real hard to do business with my favorite gun shop.
SD_Whitetail_Hunter's point is excellent. I have paid more at a gun shop when I wasn't familiar with the type of firearm I was purchasing.
I'd have to say I wouldn't. I'd rather pay a little more and support a local gun shop than save $50 or $100. At my local gun shop they treat their repeat customers well ... I can bring them a gun I'm having a little problem with and many times they'll fix the problem for free because I spent the money to purchase the gun from them. They know they have my business and won't nickel and dime me because they know I support them.
I love WM prices as much as the next guy, but when it comes to guns I feel like I should support my local guy.
It depends on your comfort level around firearms. Do you know how to properly mount your own scope and to sight the rifle in? Do you know all the pertinent features of the rifle? Do you understand the options with ammo? If your are fully experienced with guns you with be happy with the Wal-Mart purchase. If you need assistance with a lot of these things you will be far better off with the pro shop.
I would never buy a gun from walmart... they are sucking the soul out of the common sporting goods shop.
Why not? I buy my ammo there.
Say no to walmart. Buy local. BlackWater is right. I'll add to his comment. It's sucking the soul out of the U.S. of A.
Walmart is an American company.
Yes, they are. That's where my loyalty ends. I own a retail business and I see every day the things they do to small businesses and vendors in this country. They may be the one stop shop for most everybody but they have bankrupted people. Now I guess that's my fault for having a small business but I thought the American Dream was trying to make good for yourself. I choose to work for myself.
One of my roommates in college started a company and used to make a product WM sold. After a while WM threatened him and told him unless he lowered his net price they would drop him and go elsewhere. That in itself is fine. That's how business is. But the price they wanted to pay was below the actual cost of manufacturing the product. However, they wound up going to China and making it to circumvent his patent. By the time he fought them trying to go to court he went bankrupt before their attorneys got done stalling and delaying. How's that for your AMERICA?
That is one of their many 'business' tactics. I could list many more but whatever. Go wherever you want.
If it wasn't for China (where probably 95% of their stuff is made) Wal Mart's shelves would be bare. You said America, right?
sure if it where the same gun that you wanted. I wouldn't buy a really cheap fun there. But if its what you wanted an cheaper at Walmart I would buy it there.
yeah.....just because its at wal mart and its cheaper but the same thing doesnt mean it wont function as well
And you get to check out the latest tatoo fashions while you are there! LOL
sgaredneck: I couldn't agree with you more. 99% of the crap sold in walmart is made in china.....the more crap we buy from there the richer china gets. Screw walmart...support the little guy and buy local.
i agree buy local. I order all my guns through the local hardware store. they have a dedicated salseman that specifically works in that department. he knows the guns inside and out. if he does not know he will hop on the computer and look up the gun. that is service.
About all I buy at Wally World is trap loads because they are cheaper there in the 100 round packs and stuff like Scent-Away spray, soap, etc. when it goes on sale big time after hunting season. I might buy some RemOil or Break Free and patches if they are on sale. Other than that, I buy all my stuff from the only real gun shop in the area - Kesselring's in Burlington (Alger). But when Gary gets his new Holiday Sports and Skagit Arms stores open this month, that's where I'll be shopping for all supplies.
I would definitely buy a gun from Walmart. My dad bought me my first gun from walmart and it has never let me down.
Hmmm wall-mart/service,is that not an oxi moron.Lets face it they have people multi tasking without proper training in any department much less FIREARMS !!!.If you know so little about guns you feel the need to ask a person that can not answer a question about toasters maybe you should consider going to the experts and pay a little more. I must confess I do purchase toilet paper from wall mart which I have figured out on my own and have not had to ask an employee for any technical advice.NOT A WALL-MART FAN.
Do it. It probably is gonna have a problem, but if it does take it back and get it somewhere else.
Last I checked walmart did not take returns on guns - they would have you send them back to mfg. or an authorized repair.
Soooooo, walmart service = fail. They are good at selling stuff.
Ya, I'm a poor college student.
Definately wally-world has some sweet deals
That is what Wal-Mart is for! Marketing products cheaper because of their buying power.
the only guns ive ever seen at a walmart are cheap sh$&....so now, ill go to jerrys gunshop down the rd or gander mountain.
I wouldn't shop at Wally World if it were the last place open in my town. I'd drive to the next nearby local firearms proprietor. Independent businesses or true hunting and shooting sporting goods stores have more knowledgable staff and most of them will help you to make the right choice for the application. They are generally more concerned about building a relationship of trust and value, rather than pumping customers through as quickly as possible. Personally, I don't shop at Wally World (or Sam's Club) for anything. Haven't set foot in one in probably 10 years (that last visit was with my kids for some Halloween costume accessories). I buy plenty of hunting and shooting supplies from Gander Mtn, Bass Pro, Cabela's, Sportsmen's Guide, Wholesale Sports, and a half dozen or so other on-line retailers who are way smaller than these other places mentioned. Actual firearms come from many local dealers as well as a couple of the above mentioned stores. Some of the above stores are huge and resemble Wally World in ways, but even the big names do not have more than a few stores in any one state and none of them are in all states. They have no where near the effect Wally World does on mom and pop shops that were the backbone of the nation; it's no wonder our economy is in such deep water : (
Heck yea why not? Just as good as the one you would pay more for.
of course I would buy one from Wal-Mart I have no problem with it why not same gun you get a better deal
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