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After all the sightings listed, I drove by my local Walmart (Omaha area) while running erands. I stopped counting at 44 shipping conainers and at least 8 semi trailers lined up all around the side + back of the store.

Sure seems like a significant amount. I'll be in there this weekend. I'll talk to the manager and report back.


-- Curious (, November 19, 1999


SOP...Don't worry about it. They store inventory and Xmas returns. If you look inside those trailers, get pics and show bottled water, propane, candles, lamps and canned food, then I'll be concerned.

But I'm prepared so what do I care what Wallyworld does!
John 9.5

-- John 9.5 Galt (, November 19, 1999.

Walmart has one over on Krogers, they have guns in the store. Wow what an idea. I think it would be nice if someone would post pics of the trailers. I will if I can find the trailers.

-- goingtoWallymart (, November 19, 1999.

My bro is a dept. manager at W-Mart. He and I are both big time GI's, therefore, according to the pollies, prone to tinfoil. Untill my bro tells me sumptin's up at W-Mart, I have to believe nothing but routine operations going on so far.

-- CygnusXI (, November 19, 1999.

the Giant in Virginia told me they are getting distributions of what is being labelled as their "Y2K distribution". I guess they are concerned about the movie too?

-- tt (, November 19, 1999.

At my local Wal-Mart this a.m. while having my vehicle's oil changed in the automotive department, I asked the service manager why all the sea-train containers (20+) were out back. His response was "Christmas Layaways." He said people were going nuts in the layaway department and the store needed the extra room to store all the customers' Christmas goodies.


-- Drew (, November 19, 1999.

Drew: did you believe him?

-- Ron Schwarz (, November 19, 1999.

So you see trailors/containers at WalMart... SO WHAT!?

What huge Y2k implications does everyone who's been posting about this see? If it's such a truly strange event or some precursor of doom, do you not think even one of the thousands of WalMart employees would come forward and "spill the beans"? Amazing!

This topic has ranked right up there with the "mysterious blue reflectors" thread which supposedly indicated which houses were to be searched for "preps" during martial law. THAT was a classic!

-- CD (, November 19, 1999.

By the way, C.D. someone put those blue stickers back on my sign again.

-- Betty Alice (, November 19, 1999.

I'm very sorry to hear that Betty.

-- CD (, November 19, 1999.

Oh, give me a break, you are not sorry to hear that.

-- Betty Alice (, November 19, 1999.


.....Please go back to the "tanks" thread.

-- Patrick (, November 20, 1999.

We drove down to a Wal-Mart located in Tomball, TX today (that's on the far NW edge of Houston) and had jokingly discussed 'scouting out' the back of the store for these mysterious trailers. However, there was no need. They line the front of the parking lot, both sides. We didn't count them all, but there were at least 20 (the dh guessed considerably higher). All were leased containers, and one was sitting empty with the door open.

My husband managed to get in a conversation with a manager and asked him what all the trailers were for. He was told that it was for storage of layaway items (as someone else also was told on an earlier thread).

Now *I* tend to be the questioning one in the family, but my husband thought it was just a tad odd as well.

Considering the amount of storage sitting out in that parking lot, Wal-Mart's business must REALLY be booming to expect that much merchandise to be placed in layaway (and not only in our area apparently, but in a number of locales). And -- can you imagine showing up on December 15th to pick-up little Johnnie's toys and having to wait while they determine which of the 20 or 30 trailers it's in the back of-- and then send someone out to the parking lot to retrieve it?

Just a curious observation...


-- KJinTX (, November 20, 1999.

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