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Old April 25, 2002, 09:04 AM   #1
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&%$#@ - No SWAT mag in Wal-Mart !??

Yesterday I was in wally world looking over their magazine rack and noticed the emaciation covering it due to the lack of the backbone of all firearms magazines, SWAT. The only mag where you can truely slobber like a blithering idiot at the absolute un - PC selection of high quality works of art. Is this something we should look into as a group via petition or could it be that the lack thereof is due to financial / marketing factors ? I alone am a member of enough boards that in one day I am confident we could show them the light if members were advised of this disturbing situation. What say ye oh bringers of the best gun rag around ?
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Old April 25, 2002, 12:23 PM   #2
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"I can't find it" is the single largest comlaint we hear about S.W.A.T. Rich is working on a larger distribution network, but it is, uh, complicated. (Rich uses more colorful language when discussing the topic )

The best I can tell you right now, is that we're working on it.

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Old April 25, 2002, 03:41 PM   #3
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We've tried with WalMart. They simply will not take us, as they believe we're not politically correct.....I resemble that remark! The print industry is in decline all around, firearms mags have been harder hit than most. Less space is available and the space that's there is geared toward teens and "mainstream" (whoever they are?) This past week Sports Afield shut down after more than a century!!!!!

If you're really serious about the issue of forcing WM's hand, I'll provide a contact email and my thanks. Will assist in any way I can.
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Old April 26, 2002, 12:21 PM   #4
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I'll get to it on monday. Gun rags these days are like hardware stores w only flee market grade tools.
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Old May 10, 2002, 03:12 PM   #5
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Update:

Well, this is like the third e-mail they have sent me, hopefully things will get going. This winsnitch 2000 pro is really been a battle lately so I was slowed down considerably but all seems to be back on track. Wish we used Linux here @ work.



Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 01:10:39 -0600
From: Help-53 [Add to Address Book]
To: ,Wal-Mart Stores
Subject: Your Question


Dear Mr. Knight,

Thank you for contacting Walmart.com. We appreciate you taking the time
to share your thoughts with us.

The particular question(s) you asked are relevant to our retail stores
(as opposed to our online store). Therefore, we have forwarded your
email to our stores Customer Service Center representatives for
response, as they are experts at handling store questions.

You should be receiving a response from them shortly. Should you wish to
contact them directly regarding this or any other store issue, they can
be reached at 1-800-WALMART (1-800-925-6278) or via email at
www.walmartstores.com, then click on "Contact Us".

Thanks again for visiting us at Walmart.com. We hope to see you online
again soon.

Sincerely,

Daniel
Customer Help
Walmart.com


Original Message Follows:
-------------------------

The following message was received on April 30,2002 12:26 PM, by the
Walmart.com Help Desk:

Customer ID : 100
First Name : Robert
Last Name : Knight
Phone : 8636460319
e-mail : scud13_@excite.com
Order Number :
Comments :
I was simply wanting to request that SWAT magazine be
carried in your stores as it offers content sorely
lacking in all of the other magazines of like type. I
am confident there is a significant enough customer
base out there to make it a sound financial decision.
Because of your stand on the issues of freedom by
continuing to carry firearms related materials
instead of bowing to the pressures of a small but
vocal minority ala k-mart you all have become a
staple for many hunters, firearms enthusiest and
those who value individual choice. I simply feel it
is a shame that certain classes of that group are not
catered to in the magazine section. I am firends with
many of the SWAT mag group but to show there is
support out there I will be asking many non
affiliates who value the magazine to voice their
opinions also. Thank You for your time and quality
and integrity of service your company upholds.
Sincerely, Robert Knight

Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 01:10:39 -0600
From: Help-53 [Add to Address Book]
To: ,Wal-Mart Stores
Subject: Your Question


Dear Mr. Knight,

Thank you for contacting Walmart.com. We appreciate you taking the time
to share your thoughts with us.

The particular question(s) you asked are relevant to our retail stores
(as opposed to our online store). Therefore, we have forwarded your
email to our stores Customer Service Center representatives for
response, as they are experts at handling store questions.

You should be receiving a response from them shortly. Should you wish to
contact them directly regarding this or any other store issue, they can
be reached at 1-800-WALMART (1-800-925-6278) or via email at
www.walmartstores.com, then click on "Contact Us".

Thanks again for visiting us at Walmart.com. We hope to see you online
again soon.

Sincerely,

Daniel
Customer Help
Walmart.com


Original Message Follows:
-------------------------

The following message was received on April 30,2002 12:26 PM, by the
Walmart.com Help Desk:

Customer ID : 100
First Name : Robert
Last Name : Knight
Phone : 8636460319
e-mail : scud13_@excite.com
Order Number :
Comments :
I was simply wanting to request that SWAT magazine be
carried in your stores as it offers content sorely
lacking in all of the other magazines of like type. I
am confident there is a significant enough customer
base out there to make it a sound financial decision.
Because of your stand on the issues of freedom by
continuing to carry firearms related materials
instead of bowing to the pressures of a small but
vocal minority ala k-mart you all have become a
staple for many hunters, firearms enthusiest and
those who value individual choice. I simply feel it
is a shame that certain classes of that group are not
catered to in the magazine section. I am firends with
many of the SWAT mag group but to show there is
support out there I will be asking many non
affiliates who value the magazine to voice their
opinions also. Thank You for your time and quality
and integrity of service your company upholds.
Sincerely, Robert Knight
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Old May 21, 2002, 11:36 AM   #6
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Don't know how I missed this one. Thanks much for keeping the faith. On the plus side, we've just signed a contract expanding S.W.A.T. newsstand distribution by 30,000 effective with the September run.
Ruch
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