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posted ago by GoAskAlice ago by GoAskAlice +114 / -0

My eldest daughter went to Walmart today and while there had noticed many of the shelves were empty. She had worked many years for Walmart (She is a Lowes employee now) and knew a lot of the employees. She asked about the empty shelves and was told that the stock was in the back and would not be put out. Okay, my daughter thought this was kind of strange so I am asking if anyone else had noticed something up with Walmart?

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dumb_okie 35 points ago +35 / -0

Plandemic, Planshortage, Planflation, it all part of their plan! You will have nothing and be happy!

These people are evil.

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DrMcCoy 17 points ago +17 / -0

They want to make you so miserable, you will accept communism.

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TheHunterGames 3 points ago +3 / -0

Here here!

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DontAsk 16 points ago +16 / -0

Don't forget the lovely Lot Cops that used to drone the "Stay six feet apart. Wash your hands." etc during the height of the plandemic.

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Sek7or 20 points ago +20 / -0

welcome to costco i love you.

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eyerighteye 11 points ago +11 / -0

Kek.

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yoohoo 11 points ago +12 / -1

Don't forget the job-killing, push-to-digital-automation self-checkout aisles.

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MommaChz1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Same here in rural Oklahoma! All I think about is the old Jade Helm exercises and everyone talking about all the empty Wal-Mart's and the prison like updates being made to them.......🤔

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WalkerTXSRanger1776 13 points ago +13 / -0

General location? Denver here and everything is pretty good except places like home depot and lowes. Lumber is through the roof and a bunch of empty spots on shelves

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Cyphr 12 points ago +14 / -2

Some of this is the result of the difficulty stores have finding employees to stock the shelves... this problem also extends to deliveries, etc. When people get paid more to sit on their asses than to work, this is what you get.

The objective of the management of stores themselves is to make as much money as they can selling as much merchandise as they can (unless you live in a communist part of the country).

So... I call bullshit.

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GoAskAlice [S] 14 points ago +14 / -0

I thought about what you had said and I think paying people to sit home is part of the bad guys plan. Everything that Biden has done and does is to cause harm and hurt our country.

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FreedomFirst 10 points ago +10 / -0

The lumber shortage is a falsehood too. However I am not sure if it’s black hat or white hat. Is it another faked shortage for the sake of chaos or to slow construction to minimize damages of an impending crash?

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WalkerTXSRanger1776 8 points ago +8 / -0

Oh its a fake shortage to justify shitty quality twisted boards at an insane price. Prices are up over 3x. The crazy thing is i don't think it's slowed the housing industry but im in CO. The rest of the store.has limited supplies/selection. I think its just a way to make huge profits.

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farpointpatriot 6 points ago +6 / -0

I live pretty close to a lumber distribution yard. I have NEVER seen that much lumber there ever. It is stacked 5-6 pallets high in every section of the yard. There is a train offloading station u can see from the road. You cant even see the railcars now for the 20-30 ft high stacks of lumber. 100% true. People here are PISSED.

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GoAskAlice [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

We live in the western part of NC.

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Red_Pill_Pusher_Man 13 points ago +13 / -0

The ones by my home are fully stocked - they were out of fresh jalapenos though so my salsa has to wait, dagnabit.

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SherryLusk 11 points ago +11 / -0

I recently quit shopping at Walmart. They now require everyone to go through self checkout and that irritated me. Anyway, I've started going to Aldi's and the prices are great!

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Ineedsanity 4 points ago +4 / -0

I wont use self checkouts. I leave my cart full by a “closed” checkout.

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GoGoOptomistic 11 points ago +11 / -0

I did I posted this on Friday.

Had to buy a few things going out of town so I went to Wally World, it was nuts! The lady who checked out my items said they weren’t getting cash from the bank! NO Cash, they were only taking cards, right away she looked at me, I said “This is all Xiden admin. crap. She looked at me gave me a nod with a grin “Yes it is! This is so they can control what we buy and what we are buying! This never would have happened under President Trump!”

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TNBanjoMan 10 points ago +10 / -0

Doesn't make sense... the objective of any store is to sell products and make money.... not hoard it.

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asknetC 10 points ago +11 / -1

Only "essentials" were allowed in Ontario - you could see it but they would not let you buy it.

Common Sense answer you gave doesn't work in ClowNzZ World we live in now

Sorry Brother.

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Woodinleg 6 points ago +6 / -0

Capital carrying costs for tax purposes maybe. Another theory: the illusion of scarcity may impact buying habits and cause unnecessary buying of higher cost goods for fear of future scarcity. Who knows their motives? Walmart has never been the benchmark of sound business practices. They only function due to the subsidies in the form of EBT and medicaid and the cut throat practices of middling out competing business and strong arming vendors.

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SwissPatriot 8 points ago +8 / -0

I would say, expect prices to go to the moon soon

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Dogelog 2 points ago +2 / -0

I try and explain this and talk about hyperinflation and get met with " its happened before with Obama this will be no different. " all I can do is shake my head and keep prepping .

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Retaining_H2O 8 points ago +8 / -0

I know a guy who worked security for Wal-Mart.
They have facial recognition technology at EVERY door and register.
If you were arrested for theft at any Wal-Mart store, your photos go into the system. If you walk into any Wal-Mart store after that, the system immediately alerts security. They system shows store security your photo and details about your prior thefts.

If you think the different stores don't share info... think again. Steal from Wal-Mart and see how fast Target or Academy of other stores also get alerts using their own facial recognition technology. 😊

That's why you see people being re-arrested so frequently.

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GoAskAlice [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Wow, I did not know that. Well, my first thought was I'm glad I'm not a criminal, followed by the thought of this technology can easily be used on anybody, not just criminals. Really brings home the meaning of Big Brother's watching you.

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Greekish 2 points ago +2 / -0

Shit, I better wear three masks!

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Dogelog 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol I just trigger lost prevention to follow me constantly. Never stole but I have adhd and I pace while my wife shops and I touch everything. I never really thought about it till someone at my job flipped out at me saying I was making him nervous that I was going to stab him. So I can see why I trigger those damn AI.

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rupedoggydawg 8 points ago +8 / -0

Was at Krogers in southern Ohio today. Deli, produce, meat section were bare. Have not seen it this bare since the start of the pandemic.

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inquimous 8 points ago +8 / -0

I gave up on most shopping because of the pandemic hysteria. Now they all deliver to me, I know how to get the lowest delivery price and to me the delivery cost is worth the time, effort, driving, gas, and most of all, irritation from Corona idiocy. Especially now that it's starting to be extremely hot out there. Usually I get anything I want. Maybe they bother less to stock shelves because of increased pickup and delivery.

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asknetC 6 points ago +7 / -1

Not surprised.

Most people in Ontario buy anything and as much as possible, because they couldn't for a year and a half.

Shortages ala Venezuela as part of breaking people's resolve?

Commies rule by despair.

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not_a_sheep 5 points ago +5 / -0

Same scam with lumber.

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LoneWulf 4 points ago +4 / -0

I've noticed the empty shelves, but long before COVID-19 was a thing. My guess has always been that they've gone to a just-in-time inventory system. One time I wanted an item and there was only one left. It was pretty beat up, so I passed on it and figured I'd get it the next time I went there. Well, that one beat-up item sat there for several weeks until someone must have finally bought it. It was gone and the stock for that item was replenished.

Usually, though, companies that have a just-in-time system will reorder an item once there are only a couple of items left. I think Walmart waits until it's completely out before reordering. It's probably a ploy to make you buy things before you really need them when you only see a couple left. You buy it out of fear you'll have to wait weeks to get it.

As OP noted, the shelves have been rather bare through the plandemic up until just the last week or so. Items that I haven't been able to get for months were all suddenly available in quantity.

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Trump4NH 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes, noticed this last week here in NH.

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MommaChz1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Honestly my thoughts... Control people by fear (corona), food, utilities (planned "outages") I think they are trying to get things in order. They never thought the audit would be done and the truth coming out. Not trying to fearmonger, but just be prepared. They are going to fight the truth no matter what it takes.

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Lyonessrising 1 point ago +1 / -0

Might just be reorganizing the lay out. Cant change shelves n rows w stock in the way.