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Last time i went to Walmart it was around 12 midnight. And there was actually a guy at the counter who was very helpful and even offered me the Federal FMJ over the Winchester saying "you wont notice a difference and it's cheaper." I knew some walmarts carried the Federal but i usually just get the white box to avoid any confusion and get the hell out.
To top it off i asked about the Colt AR's and he said one came in earlier and was sold immediately and he knew the exact price of it off the top of his head and everything. I left dumbfounded...
I couldnt focus, Timkids avatar kept staring at me.
Weird. I am hyper-observant and have never noticed security guys on the job in Wal-Mart. I've even seen kids run out the front door with an armload of stuff, setting off the alarm, and no one stopped them. Do some Wal-Marts not have security?
In any case, all that ever really offended me: My wife used to go to Sam's club. I went with her once. After the cashier took everything off the shopping cart and scanned it, and we paid, there was a person who intercepted us at the door and inspected the receipt and contents of the cart, to make sure we didn't steal anything. How insulting! I asked him why he was doing this and he said "well sometimes people forget things in the cart or under it." I asked him why they don't just have the cashier look down there instead of insulting people. My wife shot me a look before I made a big scene but I was really offended and decreed that we don't shop at Sam's Club any more. I think my wife still goes there, she just doesn't tell me...
I own a retail business. I've had to spend thousands on video surveillance & I have to pay people to monitor it during business hours. When a thief is spotted, we notify the PD and under no circumstances do we confront them in the store (You never know what else they have in their pockets or purse). We file formal charges on each and every one of them.
Two years ago we caught a five person team. Four distracted employees & the fifth did the stealing. When the PD picked them up, they recovered of $700 in our merchandise. The PD discovered over $8,000 in merchandise from other stores in our area (mostly from national retailers…including Wally World).
None…let me repeat…NONE of the major retailers pressed charges! They just wanted their merchandise back. So, only the actual thief was charged with petty larceny (less than $2,000) for what she stole from my store. They paid her $500 (in cash) bail and presumably moved on to ply their trade elsewhere.
Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong..
Good for you! It amazes me how at Walamrt Home Depot and the like, people walk out, setting off the door alarms, and the folks at the registers and CS barely look to see what's happening--if at all. There are regular news reports of someone walking a big screen TV out teh door of WM here, and that's just the ones they bother to see.
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While visiting the inlaws they had a show called "caught in the act" on the tube. While the show was poorly done, it was educational and showed how hard some will work to get things without working for them. I couldn't work in AP, I would beat the tar out of some of them.
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Some INCREDIBLY arrogant comments. I was not defending anything, I was saying that generalizing one persons actions as wrong is not fair because one does not know the circumstances of the situation. Why some people get so butt hurt is beyond me. Let them do their jobs.
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I remember an incident at a Walmart not too long ago... I was inside the middle entrance (3 entrances) and to the right by the pharmacy while a friend was looking for something. Suddenly I see a guy running with a big box right towards my friend as she just happened to be in the route he had picked to make his b-line to the door. My reaction was simply to get to her before the thief ran her over so I could push her out of the way since she didn't see what was happening. He missed us by a couple feet and out the door he went. As he ran by I looked to see if any employees were watching and the only person I saw was an accomplice waiting I assume in case his partner needed help. It was quite sobering when we both made eye contact with another guy thinking he may likely of been willing to ambush anyone that tried to physically stop his buddy. They both ran out and I never saw a single employee even look. Odd cause the guy was obviously panicing as he had to have ran carrying a massive stereo in its box from the back of the store all the way to the front. Regardless.... moral of the story is this guy had a buddy waiting to help him if someone tried so be a hero and it may have been bad news if a lone person got in a struggle with the guy trying to hold him till the police got there.
[QUOTE=chuckusaret;2533172]The6shooter I like that patch, haven't seen one for many many years. A good friend of mine served with the 45th in Korea[/QUOTE
I would have put the orig. 45th inf. up but someone would get offended, it changed before WW-II.579px-45th_Infantry_insignia_(swastika)_svg.png
before ww2 the the 45th. had this. Hitler fixed that.
I love the 45th museum. To stay on topic the firearm collection there is amazing and I'm sure they have to take great strides to ensure that nobody tries to steal it, but I've never seen anyone crawling around on the floor.
With that out of the way, I always get the strangest feeling when I look into Hitler's mirror. To imagine the face most associated with pure evil looked at his reflection in the same mirror I'm seeing my reflection in always gives me the chills.
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