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Who hates Wal-mart's pallet rules?


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#61 honest_okie_chick  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 2:21 pm

I live in a small town and Wal mart is the only place to go for the BF buys. I take my older kids (make it a family fun for all) and we station ourselves around the store so when the pallets are unwrapped, we are usually in the vicinity to get the items we want. I get extra's so I can swap with other friends through out the store who were not able to get everything that they wanted.

#62 EYGLE  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 3:17 pm

I believe the Walmart Supercenters are open 24 hours so that means that for BF we will be able to get in but have to wait till they unwrap the pallets UGH

#63 joann  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 5:00 pm

Our Walmart is a superstore and they hand out pallet maps. I've never had a problem finding the blitz stuff, just retreating after I've gotten it. I just let the mass of people float me out. Kind of like crowd surfing!

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 5:52 pm

Our Walmart has everything on Pallets too but they are not covered. But it makes it horrible to try to get through with all of the other people. A trick is to go in and then cut through the clothing dept and you usually come out in a good spot to get ahead of the pack! :o) Most of the people seem to stay in the main isles and then they get all bottled up and can't get to the other parts of the store.....


This is my trick too!! Stash my cart in the clothing and dash to the pallet I need stuff from. Works great!!! There's usually more than one of us, so one person can "guard the goods" while the other grabs more goodies! :D

#65 casbug10  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 5:57 pm

Last year at my Walmart they handed out maps of what was where. It was pretty helpfull. I think that was the first year they were organized.

#66 Princess7915  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 6:34 pm

I guess they don't mark the pallets to avoid a million people standing around the "best one" and a huge mob scene when they try to uncover it. They would rather we run wildly around the store!? But in all honesty it's bad enough when you're just guessing what's under there, can you imagine the brawling if it was posted? Though I think it's unfair at the 24/7's because people come in last minute and push their way into the crowd around a pallet vs. EVERYONE lined up outside untill the doors open.

#67 Pali  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 6:45 pm

Im amazed at the hostility on here towards walmart.....I work there and have for 7 years, and things have changed over the years. At the store Im at now we premake a map for customers, we keep items wrapped in black shrink wrap but label them with paper that morning so customers can line up and first come first serve. As for our TVs they're usually pull tickets and ppl line up for the tickets to be sure they have one. Things like the gameboys are just put behind the sporting goods desk and handed out. usually goes fairly smooth, Im hoping for a fight though...... being that this year it starts at 5AM I am goin in at 4AM we're a 24 hour super center and only close on Xmas. we allow customers to come in n browse prior, and lineup when they feel like it for any BF item

#68 shopping mom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 7:33 pm

Our Wal-Mart handed out maps last year so we knew where everything was located. They were organized in that way, but they need a starting bell or something It gets kinda cracy at about 5:55!!

#69 Jenniferharrison82  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 7:36 pm

The walmart here isn't 24 hours, so everything is out and opened when we run in..the stuff is put around the store randomly though :)

#70 erh12275  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 7:44 pm

The walmart here isn't 24 hours, so everything is out and opened when we run in..the stuff is put around the store randomly though :)

Ours was like this...and I think I am gonna like it that way better...and next year may end up in Yuma instead of Indio. We shall see.

#71 amdskip  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 8:59 pm

Well if you think of things from walmarts standpoint, leaving the stores open makes sense. People will be browsing and buying items not on sale driving up sales. Walmart of course would like to have enough items for everyone to get what they want but that is not possible realistically. People will buy normal priced items to make up for the small margins on the blitz items.

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Posted Nov 18, 2005 - 5:24 am

My wal-mart gives out maps and they take the palstic off prior to 6 am and each pallet has 2 employees gurading it




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