OT Walmart sucks

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I called to find out if they had drafting supplies. The woman said......What department is that? I said, I don't know. I was hoping you knew. She said......Huh. I will connect you with stationary. I sit on hold for at least 5 min of dead silence. I hang up and call back. Hi, I called earlier trying to find some drafting supplies. She said...well everybody is busy. I will connect you again.
I think they probably think it would be easier if I just drove down and walked the store.
Not easier for you, easier for us!
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well a simple search of walmart.com shows that...
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Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:

Hi, And at least warm body answered the phone.
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wrote:

Call about 15 minutes after they open. Or ask the local high school art teacher where the good places are.
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Guv Bob wrote:

Hi, Should call Staples.
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On Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:12:40 -0400, Seymore4Head

Walmart is a do it yourself store. If you want to find something, do it yourself. The price simply reflects the lack of support you get at the store.
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On 09/26/2014 08:12 PM, Seymore4Head wrote:

Frustrating.
Unfortunately, discount stores have neither the time or the resources to provide customer service.
And people will put up with poor service for the lower price
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On 09/27/2014 01:01 AM, Todd wrote:

Walmart tips:
1) look up stuff on walmart.com. It will tell you if they carry it in the stores or just on line
2) Whenever you want them to carry a new product or properly stock one they already have, call 1-800-wal-mart. Holy mama will you get results! (Plus a pissed off phone call from the local store manager, who wouldn't return your calls anyway. Chuckle!)
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Seymore4Head wrote:

I think I would visit an office supply store before visiting Walmart for drafting supplies. Walmart tends to stock only those items that sell well. With today's use of computers for drawing, I would think drafting supplies would be harder to find than in the days before computers.
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On 9/27/2014 7:16 AM, Ken wrote:

Use above mentioned computer to find drafting supplies online?
Agree, Walmart isn't likely to have specialty items like drafting supplies.
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On 9/26/2014 11:12 PM, Seymore4Head wrote:

I like Walmart for a lot of things but not everything. I found their stationary department to suck and too small to have a manager.
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wrote:

Don't they just sign their WIC receipts with a craggily "X"?
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That is 100% accurate. They are WAY harder to find, if you can find them at all.
The drafting-supply market has shrunk to about 1% of what it was before computers. It's really tough to find heavy straightedges, set squares, dividers, mechanical-pencil leads and sharpeners, etc. Staples has a little bit, but only tiny set-squares and an 18" ruler or two.
Light-tables and drafting machines are given away free. Like CRT televisions, they're literally worthless.
An art supply house -- where painters and college art-students shop -- is most likely to have the best selection of what little is left on the market. There are also architectural-supply houses that also supply the college market; if you can find one of them, you may have some luck.
--
Tegger

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On 09/27/2014 11:24 AM, Tegger wrote:

Any of you guys remember those power erasers? No one would ever let me have one.
I still have my drafting erasure shield.
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On 09/26/2014 11:12 PM, Seymore4Head wrote:

I use PTC's Creo Parametric CAD software.
Who the hell still uses drafting equipment, Fred Flintstone?
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Locally Gabes a discount department store HAS NO PHONE NUMBER CUSTOMERS CAN CALL.
Its been said phone calls would distract employees from doing their job
Over at K mart they were doing all stocking when the store is closed.
Well they should be able to do a excellent job of stocking a bunch more are being permanetely closed...
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wrote:

Good point. Maybe a college book store.
Best chance is probably online and you might find a really nice used set on Ebay. (someone cleaning up an estate)
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On 09/26/2014 08:12 PM, Seymore4Head wrote:

A bit off topic. But ...
Have you had a look at the open source LibreCAD? Linux, Windows, OSX:
http://librecad.org/cms/home.html
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Just because I need drafting supplies doesn't mean I am going to be doing any drafting. I still use enough pencil/paper that I use one of these:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/313TAK2FKnL._SY300_.jpg
So I want one of these:
http://www.deserres.ca/data/Products/Photos/FR/standard/Source/51963_1_S502.jpg
I actually have one, but I have spent enough time hunting it that I gave up.
BTW I have found one at Amazon. I just need to wait until I need 28 bucks worth of other crap to order one. (free shipping on 35$ orders)
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On 09/27/2014 01:15 PM, Seymore4Head wrote:

Those look oddly familiar. What are they used for? (I think I am funny.)
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