Sunday, March 22, 2009

A sad day for my collection...

Lately, the card selection at my local Walmart has been really slim. Many of you might remember me saying that they never got any 2009s in when the rest of the stores got them. I went to Walmart yesterday to see if they got any in yet.

They don't have any cards any more.

NONE.

The place they were in is now filled with "As Seen On TV" crap.

8 comments:

FanOfReds said...

Did you check by the cigarettes? That's where my local wal*mart moved the cards - the old spot was full of that "as seen on tv" crap as well.

bozemanbreaker said...

Yup, check the cig aisle.

Jeffrey Wolfe said...

That's where they are in my local Wally World too. The cig aisle. So they can keep an eye on pack searchers/stealers.

Billy Suter said...

That's where they were before they got rid of them.

morineko said...

The Wal-mart near me moved the cards into the toy department, when they used to be in the aisles.

Also, if they've been redoing the store, they also may be next to the books.

--David said...

It's probably more of anissue with the actual distributor than Wal-Mart. I've talked to the guy that fills the shelves locally here and he said things were pretty slow for him and guys like him.

Of course, my question was "how does one become a distributor?" He just smiled and shrugged.

Thomas said...

A lot of the WalMarts I have been to have been pulling cards from their shelves for a few months. From what I have heard, Beckett (the vendor that serves Meijer and WalMart) lost their account with Meijer, so Meijer is now going to be going with Excel (the same vendor Target uses). Perhaps Wally is going to be doing the same thing.

Another thing is that the blisters didn't go over well at all. Sales were WAY down over what they were when there were loose packs in boxes, and the added packaging costs and declining sales made things even worse than the pack openers and thieves did. So Target's foray into all-blisters (saw it at a few stores here and there) was short-lived. Perhaps Wally is going to be getting rid of blisters for loose packs again and they are making the whole transition at once.

Or maybe they just aren't carrying cards anymore at your store.

intoleftfield said...

Our Wal-Mart has been reducing volume and variety of sports cards for the last two years, but maintaining a good stock of useless trash. Yesterday I saw Spongebob Cards. Spongebob is more available at my Wal-Mart than Pujols. Very sad. I remember the days when huge aisles were blanketed with piles of Score, Donruss, Topps, Upper Deck packs... those were the days.