well ammoseuals Walmart has the right lube for your "gun"

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  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    See Walmart knows how to take care of the gun toting community and their penis /gun fetish.
    sorry but this was just too funny after all the arguments going on.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/walmart-gun-oil-lube_561d2c78e4b028dd7ea5381d?utm_hp_ref=tw
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  2. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    I'm somewhat surprised by this.

    Most large national retailers keep very tight control over the products each store sells. And even tighter control over how products are displayed and merchandised within each store. Most big retailers use what they call a "Planogram" which is very specific about in which aisle various products (SKUs) are displayed, even down to the the number of rows of each item. And the reason they do that is to avoid precisely this sort of embarrassing incident.

    Maybe Wal-Mart is different. But somehow, I can't see the purchasing mandarins down in Bentonville (a truly terrifying cadre or individuals, if you've ever had the mixed-blessing of trying to do business with Wal-Mart) placed a large order of niche-market personal lubricant.

    Still good for a laugh though.
     
  3. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    A buyer in Bentonville apparently digs The Beatles.

    "Happiness is a warm gun - bang, bang, shoot, shoot."
     
  4. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    we are taking walmart here they are pretty sloppy overall on most things. but it must have been a warehouse goofup or it would never have been in that department.
     
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    I wouldn't gay-shame gun people. I'm sure many gays own guns.
     
  6. Praxis91 macrumors regular

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    Why are hoplophobes so obsessed with the male anatomy?
     
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    I'm confused. As neither a gay man, nor a gun owner, I need a little clarification.

    Is Gun Oil a lubricant for firearms that gay men appropriated and popularized for *ahem* other uses?

    Or is Gun Oil an ironically named male lubricant that mistakenly found its way into the Walmart gun section?
     
  10. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    Warehouse workers (we prefer to call them logistics specialists) sometimes make mistakes.

    But they are unlikely to run to issuing a Purchase Order to the company that markets and sells this product at Wholesale.

    Huge companies like Wal-Mart do everything they can to eliminate wholesalers. That is middlemen who buy from the manufacturer, and then resell to retailers. Due to their massive volume, Wal-Mart sees little value in wholesalers.

    Generally speaking, there are completely different purchasing teams for products such as (personal lubricant) Gun Oil (which would be classified as a "Health & Beauty" product - along with shampoo, body wash and toothpaste) - and "Sporting Goods", which would presumably buy actual lubricating oils for firearms.

    So it seems all but inevitable that somebody - either at Wal-Mart Corporate, or at the store or regional level decided to buy a few cases of "Gun Oil" direct from the manufacturer.

    Again: I would be amazed if Wal-Mart didn't have a Planogram, or similar merchandising blueprint, that specified exactly where each and every product the store had on sale was supposed to be displayed. But strange things happen, and people earning less than $10 an hour aren't necessarily going to be either the smartest, or the most diligent - when it comes to putting stuff out for display. Wal-Mart typically stock the shelves of their stores during third-shift hours (12 midnight to 8 am) - so maybe the stocking crew didn't read the label very carefully. And, thanks to staff cuts and low pay, Wal-Mart has suffered terribly in recent quarters from poorly stocked shelves. Products that aren't on display generally don't get sold. Thats the bitter reverse side of the low-wage coin American businesses keep trying to foist off on their customers and investors.

    But it still doesn't explain how a gay-orientated sex lube got on the truck to an Alabama Wal-Mart in the first place. Then again, maybe there's more going on in Alabama than we thought.
     
  11. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Just go to gunoil dot com, where they also carry "jack jelly" and "stroke 29" for, uh, "solo missions".
     
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    Have you guys watched the video? You don't see the item lined up on a shelf in the store, you just see a couple of bottles on a counter and then hear the guy shooting the video talking about what he supposedly found in sportin' goods....


    Quoting from an article at AI.Com (Alabama Media Group):

    Walmart spokesman Brian Nick confirmed Gun Oil is a lubricant sold in the store's pharmacy area. He didn't know how the product entered up on the gun counter of the Florence. He assumed customers may have relocated a few bottles there.

    "We are not sure how an individual product ended up in another part of the store," he said.
     
  13. thekev macrumors 604

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    You know if you were going to use the word sloppy, there should have been a sloppy seconds joke in there, something along the lines of polishing the rifle before the pistol.

    Edit : Shop smart. Shop S-mart.
     
  14. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I agree thats what I meant it is either some wacky mistake up the food chain. usually freight is separated by department so it should not have gotten over by the guns. it really sounds like some wacky screwup or someone was having fun. but it is so funny. but if guns turn you on walmart has you covered. maybe it was for the cocks not glocks protest.
     
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    It's not the grand mystery you and others seem intent on making it out to be.

    See post #12.
     
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    Update:

    Out of pure perverse curiosity, I took a gander at all twelves pages of the "Sexual Wellness" section of Walmart.com.

    There was a stunning variety of personal lubricants listed there. Everything from the basic Equate Lubricating Jelly (a mere $2 for four ounces) - to the trailer-trash favorite OYes Sweet Body Shots Pina Colada Cocktail flavored.

    But seriously: Nowhere on Wal-Mart.com (which, in all seriousness sells a much, much wider variety of products than would ever be available in a physical Wal-Mart) - did I come across anything vaguely similar to a gay-favorite "Gun Oil." Stranger, strange days indeed.
     
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    So since you didn't find it listed online then you can't bring yourself to believe this quote from AL.com, I suppose?

    "Walmart spokesman Brian Nick confirmed Gun Oil is a lubricant sold in the store's pharmacy area."
     
  18. Populism macrumors regular

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    In my life I've never seen a customer pick up a store item and put it back somewhere else.
     
  19. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Oh come on... Is it that hard to admit you got punked by the guy who took the video?
     
  20. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    I hadn't read that quote. I believe it. But I still am somewhat surprised that whoever is in charge of HABA purchasing for that particular Alabama Wal-Mart made the decision to order a decidedly niche product. Then again, I know nothing of the shopping habits of Alabama's gay community.
     
  21. Populism macrumors regular

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    That's my point. ;)
     
  22. localoid macrumors 68020

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    I always enjoy a good goof...

    Well, lube is often used by heterosexual couples (yes, even for vaginal intercourse) and KY jelly is really too horrible for anyone other than a 60+ yr. old doctor to consider using... ;)
     
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    It so happens that is the reason Apple came up with the iPad Pro. A spacious screen that is light on the wrist for one-handed support. Pro was a smokescreen name. ;)
     
  24. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I figured it was phony but it was still funny. I could not see walmart selling gay lube. but you never know they sold duck dynasty lipstick.
     
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    Although I normally consider shopping @ Walmart like striking a deal with Beelzebub, I will try to remember to stop at my local Walmart tomorrow when I'm out to see if it's stocked here in the Appalachian Heartlands.

    Probably need to stop at the Service Desk first to ask directions to their "Sexual Wellness" section, and then look for humans in those dark blue shirts and khaki pants to ask the same question once I'm in the general vicinity... Developing...
     

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