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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2019, 12:28:38 am »
The Wal Mart CEO made the announcement earlier this week, that once existing stocks were gone, they would stop selling handgun and .223/5.56 ammo. Basically, what that meant in my local Wal Mart is the existing stocks were gone the next day. Except for the .22 ammo, which they have a lot of, the shelves look like they did during the Obama Ammo Drought. Only reason I bought there was 9mm was so cheap that reloading them didn't make sense, components cost almost as much as what they were selling loaded ammo for. I'd like to see Wally World get the Dick's treatment, but here in small town America, it's not easy. Dicks I can avoid, but when Wal Mart comes to the small town, Mom and Pop get put out of business and have to go to work as Wal Mart greeters. There are still grocery alternatives, but for al lot of the non grocery stuff we get there, it means a trip to a larger town

Yes Sir and that is what made Wally & his Hires Billionaires, move in set up and ruined Mom & Pop , and then untimely  Sears Kmart and Penney's

The big Achilles heel though was Jeff Bezos and his AMAZON.COM the Internet & free shipping.

Between "ol Sam"  then the Walton kids and Bezos , Sears & Kmart stood no chance

We still have Bass Pro/ Cabela's & Academy Sports, I got  50r boxes CCI Blazer 9MM brass case 115 grain on sale at both for $14.97
and 100r Winchester 9MM 115 grain brass case @ $27.99

Herters which is Bass Pro house brand it seems  :-\ is US made Brass Cased  was also on sale ( 45 ACP )

Presently I don't reload either 9MM or 45ACP so I have been selectively stocking up   



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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2019, 09:02:58 am »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

It is a pity that Walmart is doing this since is started in Arkansas which is a gun friendly state.

'Tis 58 and sunny. High of 70.

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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2019, 10:59:01 am »
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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2019, 12:57:11 pm »
Slim thank you for the coffee.

Only 3 more Sat. Farmers Market. After 3 years this might be the end of it. Seems interesting is not there. The biggest produce farmer is losing money by showing up.  Not that she doesn?t Sell things, it doesn?t cover the cost. We only sell next highest. Honestly think it is at a lost or break even. Don?t know how to fix it.
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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2019, 01:42:58 pm »
It my understanding lease Im told

Walmart will continue with 22 cal, and shotgun shells   :-\

Its high capacity Pistol ammo (CCW) &  high power rifle  223 308 etc. they are not going to sell

Dicks I believe has waffled do to losses , and sell ammo

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/search/SearchDisplay?searchTerm=ammo&storeId=15108&catalogId=12301&langId=-1&sType=SimpleSearch&resultCatEntryType=2&showResultsPage=true&fromPage=Search&searchSource=Q&pageView=&beginIndex=0&DSGsearchType=Keyword&pageSize=48



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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2019, 02:10:51 pm »
Taking lunch break from casting.

Birthday party for #4 daughter tonight.

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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2019, 05:09:56 pm »
Yes Sir and that is what made Wally & his Hires Billionaires, move in set up and ruined Mom & Pop , and then untimely  Sears Kmart and Penney's

The big Achilles heel though was Jeff Bezos and his AMAZON.COM the Internet & free shipping.

Between "ol Sam"  then the Walton kids and Bezos , Sears & Kmart stood no chance

We still have Bass Pro/ Cabela's & Academy Sports, I got  50r boxes CCI Blazer 9MM brass case 115 grain on sale at both for $14.97
and 100r Winchester 9MM 115 grain brass case @ $27.99

Herters which is Bass Pro house brand it seems  :-\ is US made Brass Cased  was also on sale ( 45 ACP )

Presently I don't reload either 9MM or 45ACP so I have been selectively stocking up

As I see it, Wally World is a acme of Corporate Evil and Monopoly.

As Major pointed out, they move in and wipe out the local mom and pop competition.

Once they have that monopoly, they expand into food and pharmacy.

Once there, they switch to the cheapest chinese crap they can import under the slogan
?Always the lowest price? . It doesnt matter that a pair of sneakers ( that used to last 2 or 3 seasons) blow apart after a month.

Then they  go after the manufacturers to get them to make their stuff offshore - again , cheapest possible. Once the makers outsourced all the factory work and laid off the labor and shut down the plant, the idiots are now locked into the Wally World chinese factory, theres no going back.
At that point the chinese substitute plastic gears for metal, wire for steel rod, and throw out any QA.

I literally saw this happen to the best kitchen stand mixer ever made, Kitchenaide.
We have one , all american made, quality metal throughout. Been running for 20 years. Its the only thing strong enough to mix thick cookie and bread dough.  Walmart convinced the Kitchenaid Execs they would make a fortune selling thru Walmart, 5en the above started. Now Kitcheanide mixers are a piece of crap, constantly breaking. And you have lost the choice of buying anything of quality, cuz the competition has gone under.

Then theres INSTANTPOT. They got smart and have 2lines one for wally world that is about 15% cheaper and one for all over stores. If you buy thru a dept store or target, you pay more, but ALL of the wally world versions have recalls, infant mortality, or die after a few months.

A study I read for a brand of headphones, skullcandy?  They did the wally world thing, the owner was on the plane to china every month trying to fix the latest qa problem and was unable to get changes
Fixes or improvements thru in less than 6-8 months. He was losing market share cuz the kidsget the word out instantly - skullcandy used to rock but now it sucks, man !

He said screw it, found a local shop in florida about 2 blocks away that was hungry  for work, switched m and dumped wallyworld. Hes back to making money, getting his customer base back, and employing americans. He is not selling as many as wallyworld could, but he is making more cuz walyworld was shaving his profit razor thin!

Best part - if you employ americans, they have money to buy your products. That?s something the Evil Corp Execs dont get.

So, if wallyworld drops pistol ammo, suddenly the giant elephant sucking the ammo up is gone, and there will be more for real gunstores and lgs, and real shooters, and maybe kill off The GREY MARKET SCALPERS.

And while i am ranting, whats with these moron kids that go out with a semiauto and a case of cartridges and all they do is spray the hill and make noise and dont even have a target let alone care if they hit the target?  If they wanted noise firecrackers are cheaper.

Oh, and thanks for the coffeee, i need more!

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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2019, 09:14:17 pm »
I don?t buy much as far as sporting goods from WM the past 8 or 9 years. Occasionally sone shot shells. academy and Bass Pro. A few local owned places have better selections and most times prices.

Now to really hurt these big  stores, why are they still allowed to sell Alcohol and Tobacco. ATF needs to pressure them, afterall they kill more everyday than Bullets. 


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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2019, 10:49:02 pm »
I know my opinion might not be popular, but if I owned Walmart I'd of got rid or arms and ammo a long time ago, slowly and quietly.

They form such a small part of the business that between having a hard time finding employees you can trust to sell it and the fact so many people seem to hate them, sooner or later something will happen that is not their fault and a Liberal judge with a Liberal jury will stick it to them in a lawsuit.

As for taking over and ruining mom and pop businesses, their customers did it to the local business, Walmart was following smart business practices, the customers who wanted it all one place and cheaper screwed their friends and neighbors who owned local businesses.

And now they are buying on line from places that don't even have employees in the  local economy.

I buy some at Walmart, often stuff I can't get other places, but the majority of what I buy comes from local owned business.
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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #59 on: September 08, 2019, 05:13:41 am »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 54 and cloudy. "Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent."

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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2019, 05:32:38 am »
Thankee for the coffee....has cooled off since the two 100+ scorchers after the 'cane


"SHE"  will use Publix 60%  Winn Dixie 20% for Food stuffs   and she does use Walmart ( Super &/or Neighborhood ) for soaps  cleaners etc. the other 20%

I do go to Publix and on rare occasion Ive been in WD but not maybe in the past 12 months or more course my Mom & Pop  Barber is in the the same shop center.

Aside for Fridays foray specifically to grab the 9MM deal ( which turned out "not" as it was steel cased ) I by-passed any and all other offerings and only wasted some of my time and none of my money.

I avoid going " shopping " when and if I can ?
 I'm guilty of using the internet. I used Amazon ...I have a Business account with many product options reviews and  free shipping.
and I don't have to deal with the parking and mass patronage of Wallys world emporium









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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #61 on: September 08, 2019, 06:22:46 am »
Morning Coffee is up and ready. Some red glare to the sky this morning but I suppose it will be humid and in the mid 90?s again today.

I see everyone?s favorite college team won or lost as in Del?s case yesterday. Gonna refill Hummingbird feeder and feed chickens and goats then stay in A/C . Got a pile of green beans to freeze up. I will work in that.
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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2019, 04:05:27 pm »
In the late 19th Century Montgomery Wards and Sears and Roebuck were the bad guys with them newfangled mail order catalogs taking advantage of the cheap parcel post rates made possible  by all the new railroads.
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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #63 on: September 08, 2019, 06:07:32 pm »
Afternoon all.

Monthly trip to Great Falls to give Uncle Sam my time is complete.  Now time for some sleep before class at 8am.

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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #64 on: September 09, 2019, 05:21:47 am »
In the late 19th Century Montgomery Wards and Sears and Roebuck were the bad guys with them newfangled mail order catalogs taking advantage of the cheap parcel post rates made possible  by all the new railroads.

A great many Family run Dry Goods- Mom & Pop Hardware  if you will would have "section" or area counter with the Sears and Roebuck or Monkey Ward catalog
and received the parcels as well as their own stock...They co-existed to about the mid teens or 1920's
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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2019, 07:05:16 am »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

Rained last night.

'Tis 52 and overcast. "Cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent."

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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2019, 07:17:32 am »
Send some rain our way please - thank you for the Coffee.

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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #67 on: September 10, 2019, 04:15:20 am »
"G Morning Gents

Coffees on , feels like bacon egg & buttermilk biscuit kinda morning

Guessers say it will be 92 ( has reached 100 several days since last Thursday ) it will be nice(r) but I doubt it .
and another few days @ 87% + Humidity.

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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2019, 06:49:16 am »
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.
'Tis 63 and t'storms. "Humid. Mostly cloudy. Periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms in the morning  then isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent."

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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #69 on: September 11, 2019, 07:10:15 am »
Lest we forget!

 Morning coffee is up. Missed yesterday for some reason.
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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #70 on: September 11, 2019, 07:34:29 am »
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 64 and raining. "Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning  then showers with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent."

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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #71 on: September 11, 2019, 08:04:03 am »
Lest we forget!

 Morning coffee is up. Missed yesterday for some reason.

18 years ,,,seems like a recent event.....

I suppose those that were around on Dec. 7 1941 or Nov, 22 1963 feel the same  ( I recall Nov. 22 clearly )

A Girl I know  has a Brother that worked in the South Tower ... un be-known to her or the family he had taken PTO and gone fishing in the Catskills. Listed with the missing
they though he was lost. He was off the grid and only heard about attack in an overheard comment.
The family only found out he was safe 2 days later ....imagination the grief then elation and what ever else they felt....
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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #72 on: September 11, 2019, 10:49:38 am »
I also remember JFK
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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #73 on: September 11, 2019, 12:12:52 pm »
Was in 1st grade, it was raining so we didn't go outside after lunch, we went back to the classroom.
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Re: Hurricanes Fall air and Coffee Sept
« Reply #74 on: September 11, 2019, 01:04:17 pm »
Jr. High for me - 9th grade Science ... could barely make out the radio announcement over the crap speaker PA in the class room.
Later that same year  they renamed the school "John F. Kennedy Jr High" .... along with about every other School and fricken things

Still there
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