Walfart dont sell weatherstripping in summer.
Is their staff so retarded that they dont know that weatherstripping
is not just to keep heat indoors but also to keep air conditioned air
In my case I just changed a shed door and because of poor design it
rattles. I just wanted it put some of that self adhesive foam
stripping to make it fit better. I was shocked when the clerk at
Walfart told me they dont sell weatherstripping in summer. This is a
"Super Walfart", you know, one of those stores that are so damn huge
that it takes a half hour to go all the way around the store. They
carry at least 20 brands of chicken noodle soup, yet they cant keep a
few rolls of weatherstripping on hand?????? This is the same store
that dont sell garden hoses in winter, at their stores located in
farming communities. Ummmmm, like how the hell does a farmer get the
water from the faucet to the cattle tank? Heaven forbid what would
happen if they didn't fill their entire store with christmas junk.....
Well, WHY would you go to Walmart for home repair items or farming
Walmart would die off if people would go to the real stores that specialize
in their field rather than the HUGE junk store known as WalMart.
That's an interesting question. Would Lowe's or Home Depot be carrying
weatherstripping in the summer?
Space at most stores (even huge ones) is at a premium and a product
that's not likely to be needed in the summer
isn't likely to be carried.
What you just wrote will be available via a google search for a very long
time, and your family & friends will be able to see it. Too bad you didn't
think before you wrote it.
Do you think nobody installs doors & windows in the summer, which often
includes adding weatherstripping?
Usually "weatherstripping" is for older doors and windows which either
didn't have effective sealing in the first place or the stuff has failed.
Even in hardward stores, the selection of such stuff in summer is not as
good as it is close to the start of "heating season."
My local Home Depot does NOT carry Kerosene during the summer (but has lots
in the winter).
As for WalMart not carrying weatherstripping in the winter (to make room for
Christmas items), well, they don't carry Santas in the summer either.
Walmart has provided, through savings, more relief to low-income families
than all the social programs (WIC, food stamps, social security,
unemployment compensation, etc.) combined. Or so says Walmart.
Interestingly, there are no Walmarts in large, union-dominated, cities (New
York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, Seattle, San
Francisco, and others). Wonder why that is?
We have fourteenWalmarts here in Houston, seven in Austin, nine in Dallas,
and fourteen in San Antonio!
Of course Texas is a Right-To-Scab state...
And here I thought that they had "created" more low income families
"needing" social programs. It was my understanding that their management is
trained to direct their associates towards the social programs when they ask
for a raise.
Well, normally I wouldn't, but the nearest building center is about 50
miles away. I live in a rural area. With the price of gas, I have to
choose between the local hardware store that charges 3 or more times
the price of Home Depot or Menards, or go to Walfart. Since it was
around midnight I had little choice and I was going to Walfart anyhow
for some groceries and normal home stuff. I never even gave it a
thought that they would not have the weatherstripping. The last time
I looked they had a fairly good stock of it, but that was in late
winter. The weatherstripping section used up about 5 feet of shelf
space in the hardware dept. I dont think that is too much space to
ask for, when they now have about 300 feet of shelf space filled with
back to school supplies. Do they really need that much space for
notebooks and pencils? The Walfart hardware dept. is pretty poor as
it is, at least they could keep some stock on hand of all the usual
stuff they sell. I bet they have some in the back anyhow, and I know
for fact that they had hoses in back when I needed one a few winters
ago. The reason I know, is because the guy in the christmas dept.
(formerly garden center), said they have all kinds of garden supplies
in back but they cant sell them unless they are on the shelf.
Walfart is not there to satisfy customers, they are just there to
collect our money. Hell, if I ran a store of any type, and a customer
came in asking for a hose, and there were some in back, I'd go out of
my way to both satisfy the customer and make a sale. Not only did
they piss this customer off (me), but they lost the profit they could
have made on spending a few minutes getting a hose or weatherstrip
from the back room.
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