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Fafnir

Member Since 22 May 2010
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No more paintball at Wal-Mart?

11 February 2011 - 01:13 PM

I was at Wal-mart last night doing some late night shopping after work, decided to stop over in the sporting goods section to scope out the paintball gear, in hopes there might be a hidden gem or something there. You'll never know if you don't look. Much to my dismay, all of the paintball equipment had been removed. I asked one of the stock boys and was told that they were cycling out some of there inventory, and weren't expecting to get in more paintball equipment. I didn't think to ask at the time if any other stores would still have equipment, since i was looking just on a whim, but i imagine that if one of their stores stops selling, others would too.

Now, i understand that Wal-mart is a terrible terrible place to go to buy most paintball gear, the majority of it is junk, the paint can sit for weeks, if not months. and your marker selection is brass eagles, occasional spider clones, or maybe a Tippmann. So all things considered, no big loss as far as shopping options.

However I find it a concern because Wal-mart is a big company, that a lot of people shop at, possibly exposing those people to our sport. which brings in new players, and helps to make paintball a little more mainstream. Does anyone else see this as something to be concerned over, or perhaps i am worrying needlessly?