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#1 Evilbenny

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

Not trying to beat a dead horse with this topic but my local Wally World had some kits on the shelf today. I haven't seen kits in this store for many years. Selection isn't much but it was nice to see them on the shelves again.

#2 martinfan5

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:16 PM

Been back for I want to say a year now,  not every store is carrying them, well least here in my neck of the country



#3 MyBradKeselowski

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:29 PM

Where in Texas is your Wal-Mart as the ones here in the Dallas area are not stocking them..



#4 Agent G

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:33 PM

Wal Mart by my house, nothing. Wal Mart a few miles away, just like yours Benny. 

 

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#5 martinfan5

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

Wal Mart by my house, nothing. Wal Mart a few miles away, just like yours Benny. 

 

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Same here ,  out of three wally worlds near me and all are with-in 4 miles of my house, only one has model kits


Edited by martinfan5, 24 August 2013 - 02:39 PM.


#6 Tom Geiger

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:43 PM

Nothing here in Pennsylvania. It wouldn't help me much anyway. I don't buy much in the way of current releases and the Testors display is dismal! 

 

Overall, we can rant that this hurts local hobby shops, but I think it's grabbing a different audience, those who haven't been exposed to models. So it's probably good for the hobby.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:49 PM

Nothing here in Pennsylvania. It wouldn't help me much anyway. I don't buy much in the way of current releases and the Testors display is dismal! 

 

Overall, we can rant that this hurts local hobby shops, but I think it's grabbing a different audience, those who haven't been exposed to models. So it's probably good for the hobby.

And that rant is getting so old, I am tired of hearing it ,  its 2013 ,its time to adapt or become extinct



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:39 PM

Haven't gotten around to checking my local Wally-World, but I recently noticed that models had made a return to the local "Meijers". Not much selection, but there nonetheless.

I consider this a good sign for the hobby. Likewise, I agree that in some cases, this may be the only exposure that some kids get to the hobby.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:08 PM

Mine has a few but never gets any of the new releases

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:16 PM

Not at my Wallymart either.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

The wife and I had some time to kill the other night and decided to walk through the Wal Mart in Concord NC, near the speedway, and saw these same kits on the shelf. She was nice enough to ask if there was anything I might need or want and I laughed and said "No!"



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:26 PM

None at my Wal Mart, nor at the 3 in the next town ever.



#13 Evilbenny

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:28 PM

Where in Texas is your Wal-Mart as the ones here in the Dallas area are not stocking them..


This was at the Waxahachie store Steve. About half hour south from Dallas.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

They could be .99 cents for all I care. I don't do business with that company.

 

 

 

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:15 PM

I just seen them here in Michigan in Taylor today. I was told my the manager that the bigger store that have good sales will be carring them. For the s/e model like the 2010 Camaro it was $21.99 each I was glad to see them there again.


Edited by IMPALASS89, 24 August 2013 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:17 PM

Yea... I'm not a big fan of Wal-Mart but nonetheless, it should hopefully spark some teens/ kids mind to pick them up. 

 

Not to mention... My local Wal-Mart carries the same models that I can find at Michaels. Between the two, I'm going to Michaels because their customer service is better and we all know about the 40% off Coupon.


Edited by MikeyB08, 24 August 2013 - 05:18 PM.


#17 Harry P.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

None here.



#18 RodneyBad

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:07 PM

Saw that Exact Display at my local WalMart.

$15 (snapKits) to $20 bucks (glueKits).

Nothing exciting tho.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:17 PM

None in my area. l must be up to the store or district managers. l have got to the point l don't care if they do or don't. l end up at Hobby Lobby for kits and supplies anyway and if its not there l order it..



#20 Pete J.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:47 PM

They could be .99 cents for all I care. I don't do business with that company.

 

 

 

Bob

 

 

Yea... I'm not a big fan of Wal-Mart but nonetheless, it should hopefully spark some teens/ kids mind to pick them up. 

 

Not to mention... My local Wal-Mart carries the same models that I can find at Michaels. Between the two, I'm going to Michaels because their customer service is better and we all know about the 40% off Coupon.

 

Ditto, I wouldn't walk into a Wal-Mart for anything if my life depended on it.  I can't think of a single thing good to say about them.