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Hey, guys, remember this entry where I told you about the Nazi skull T-Shirt sold at Wal-Mart?

And do you remember THIS entry where a guy named Marshall Manson (great last name by the way, Marshall!) sent me an e-mail apologizing for Wal-Mart selling this t-shirt and how they had NO IDEA what they were selling?

Guess what!! They are STILL selling them!!. Oh, and to make it even WORSE: the designer of the shirt IS JEWISH! WTF?

EDIT/UPDATE:

I just came back from visiting the local Wal-Mart (store #2109) located at 2291 N. Second St. in Millville, NJ (08332). Their phone number there is: (856) 825-4200.

I took the following picture:



What makes it worse is...though they removed it from the display "wall" it was still on the shelves underneath. This was the last one left which leads me to believe that Wal-Mart never removed it from the shelf and merely didn't restock it...figuring that enough people would buy it during the holiday shopping season that it would disappear before people realized it was never sent back to the warehouse.

So, Marshall Manson, what do you have to say about this?

FURTHER EDIT: See the NEXT entry: which contains an updated version of the photos (with a copy of today's USA Today in the photos).

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lahabiel
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
I wonder if they have Walmarts in Germany or Austria, where display of Nazi symbols and regalia is illegal rather than merely offensive and distasteful.

Do southern Walmarts sell confederate flag merchandise?
controladdict
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, in abundance.

Hell, northern wal-marts do, just less so.
controladdict
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Should have held up today's paper :) Not that I don't trust you, but it seems to make these thing more threatening heh
bfirrera
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
I guess I could always go back later tonight...!
theferrett
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
Or, I should add as a possibility, the store is incompetent.

As a buyer for Borders and Waldenbooks, it drove me fucking nuts because I continually sent out notifications for returns on old editions and botched software, and the stores' compliance was always so low. Now, Wal-Mart is much better and more accurate about inventory, so it's less likely, but there's the distinct possibility that they sent out the memo saying, "PULL THESE" and Joe Underpaid Clerk missed them.
bfirrera
Dec. 13th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yes, at FYE, roughly about every 6-8 weeks we'd have "recall" lists sent to us of varying sizes. There were two lists: one list got sent back to the warehouse and redistributed throughout the company (they could track that CD "A" sells better somewhere else and we have extra copies laying around and we're sold out of CD "B" but there's plenty in another store...) and the other was the "deletes" which would be sent back to be either destroyed or sent to secondary sellers (places like "Five Below" and their ilk).

I can see that it's possible that this particular t-shirt design (since there was a single one left) may have been sent back (at least the majority of them were) and that the ONE shirt I had in the picture eluded the staff, but it wasn't shelved in some foreign place in the store...it was right there with the rest of the t-shirts.
pyxistix
Dec. 13th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
i can't speak for all borders/walden books stores - but in the case of some, sometimes the books just aren't there. sometimes the store is far too busy and priorities dictate other things above returns.
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