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!
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.
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.
That is 100% accurate. They are WAY harder to find, if you can find them at
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.
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...
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
So I want one of these:
I actually have one, but I have spent enough time hunting it that I
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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