F Lee Bailey

Charleston, WV

#1 Feb 3, 2013
It's come to my attention that when a shipment of ammo comes in an employee holds back the ammo until they call their family and friends, who then rush over and buy up the ones in short supply. By the time the public finds out a shipment came in the employees have already bought it up. Soon after some of the ammo is offered for sale, by Walmart employees, on craigslist and other sites at black market prices. This happened most recently on Feb. first. Ammo came in around 10 pm, shortly after all the .22 caliber was bought up by mostly people who were called by someone named Frank, who works there. Walmart has a 3 box limit on ammo per person, per day because of supply problems. They need to address this problem with the employees buying up all the ammo for re-sale. I found out also the same thing is happening at the Walmart at Ripley. Just saying.
supply and demand

Charleston, WV

#2 Feb 3, 2013
My brother-in-law gets a call from one of the workers at Wal-Mart about the ammo is in. He gets his buds and run right over there. They buy it before it hits the shelves. He told me what they do with it after that is his business. Maybe it's not illegal but the employees are wrong policy wise. Guess if you don't want to pay double or triple, depending on the bullet the Wal-Mart customer can always go to Gander Mountain or Cabellas for your ammo needs. Wonder how many customers Wal-Mart will lose because of this in house scam? I know of 4 so far at the Hurricane store.

Charleston, WV

#3 Feb 4, 2013
I've stopped in a few times to get some ammo and I'm always too late. I talked to a lady that works there in Hurricane and she said most of the last shipment was split up among the employees. I guess the ones on duty when the shipment comes in hold it up in the back and save most of it for the employees only. Wonder if the store manager is aware of this?
Old Timer

Charleston, WV

#4 Feb 4, 2013
Just another way Wally World uses to rip US off. Create the illusion that an item is in short supply, then make the item available on the "black market" at an inflated price. Same thing is going on with the guns right now. There's millions of guns just sitting in warehouses right now and when the prices get high enough there will be plenty for everyone. Watch and see.

Since: Aug 12

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#5 Feb 4, 2013
I really don't see the problem with this... Every job has its perks. If you are willing to work for minimum wage and as a result get first dibs on ammo, good for you. Its not like it is all that difficult to get right now. Sure, I can never find any ammo in Walmart, but Dick's had their shelves stocked a couple weeks ago. Same can be said for Gander Mountain, Cabelas, and several of the pawn shops. I bought .45 ACP and .22 at Dick's when there wasn't anything at Walmart.

Charleston, WV

#6 Feb 5, 2013
An employee told a friend of mine that A shipment of 16 Ar-15s was supposed to come in also but I am sure those were sold by the time the truck unloaded. Apparently Wv walmarts are still selling them. No one sees them cause of the employees hoarding them.
Boris Karloff

Nitro, WV

#7 Feb 6, 2013
I just came from Hurricane Wal Mart. There were probably 10 or so boxes of American Eagle .223 ammo right there in the cabinet for $11.97 a box. That surprised the heck out of me. Bought my 3 box limit and left. Maybe word has gotten out about what has been discussed above. But, it is wrong for employees to hold back merchandise for friends or family. Yes, management should be notified.

Hurricane, WV

#8 Feb 8, 2013
Sounds like insider trading, they can get jail time for this type of illegal activity if proven.
f b here

United States

#9 Feb 10, 2013
well just to let you know you said, you know of 4 personal at the store , well that is all 4 of us
f b here

United States

#10 Feb 10, 2013
their is only 4 of us their so you must know all of us
f b here

United States

#11 Feb 10, 2013
oh can you pick up some dounuts
f b here

United States

#12 Feb 10, 2013
to Mr.bailey if you were at the i would help you,and you said you were their around 10 when ammo cam in ,well i got off at 10 so some one else help you and when ammo comes in i put it in the ammo case and then i help people at the counter. well i sorry ammo is shot on supply but the fact is when we get it in we put out,and the supply is coming in a little better so we can help everyone.as for family and friends getting calls from me , they do not cause it is not in my policy as well as the stores policy,as for family members i have only one child and since you know so much about maybe you can tell me what color his teddy bear is and its not brown ,since i sell ammo to family,since every other family member lives in n.c. and that is a lone way to drive for some ammo and since you know me stop by and we will have a smoke and so coffee.
supply and demand

Glasgow, WV

#13 Feb 10, 2013
f b here wrote:
well just to let you know you said, you know of 4 personal at the store , well that is all 4 of us
"wonder how many customers Wal-Mart will lose because of this in house scam? I know of 4 so far at the Hurricane store." THAT'S what I wrote. It means that Wal-Mart has lost 4 customers so far because of this. Now, after reading your posts I gotta ask...do you really work at Wal-Mart? Just saying :-)
F Lee Bailey

Glasgow, WV

#14 Feb 10, 2013
Didn't say I was there at ten. I said the shipment came in around ten. Big difference. F B, is your name Frank? Do you know who F Lee Baily is?
getyourfactsrigh t

Belle, WV

#15 Mar 21, 2013
Shipments of ammo are not very big to begin with and normally come in anywhere from 5-10pm most nights. If there isn't anyone waiting for it to come off the truck then the employees call the customers that have been waiting for it. I know for a fact that the guys that work in sporting goods take their job seriously and to heart, unlike some other employees that work at the Hurricane Wal-Mart. They actually care other their customers the same way Sam Walton wanted from his employees.
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Culloden, WV

#20 Apr 23, 2013
Sam is rolling over in his grave right now....I cant understand how they want to hire people a little over min wage and work them 6 and 7 days a week and only give them 5-6 hours a day so they dont have to pay benefits....and the fact that i go in there at 5 pm and there are 200 people in the store and only the self checkouts and maybe 2-3 other registers open with 10-12 people in each line..........WTF

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