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#3338025 - 04/09/14 06:28 PM Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town
BobsArmory Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 635
Loc: Home of the CTS-V
Went to China Mart today to pick up some of the last of the old PU and didn't see any PCMO SOPUS products, just a sign to see the cashier in the automotive Dept.

The lady said people were taking all the tops off of the 5 QT jugs for the fuel deal code. They had to throw away 32 5 QT jugs earlier this week because none had caps on them.

What a waste.


Edited by BobsArmory (04/09/14 06:31 PM)
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#3338030 - 04/09/14 06:34 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: BobsArmory]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 6065
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Ouch. Hope that doesn't happen around her. Goes to show you how gas prices are driving people to commit crimes.
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#3338032 - 04/09/14 06:36 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: BobsArmory]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33786
Loc: New Jersey
Wherever the home of the cts-v is seems like a pretty trashy place. I saw one bottle with a sticker pulled off but nothing more than that. It's sad that people stoop so low to steal.

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#3338051 - 04/09/14 06:52 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: JHZR2]
BobsArmory Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Wherever the home of the cts-v is seems like a pretty trashy place. I saw one bottle with a sticker pulled off but nothing more than that. It's sad that people stoop so low to steal.


Lansing, MI. area It's where the CTS and ATS Caddies are made
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#3338057 - 04/09/14 07:00 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: BobsArmory]
jhellwig Offline


Registered: 07/01/13
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Loc: Ottumwa, Iowa
Are the jugs foil sealed? If they are that could have been a good buy if you were there at the right time.

I hope they didn't just throw them away. I hope they drained them first.
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#3338064 - 04/09/14 07:07 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: BobsArmory]
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Registered: 11/05/11
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Loc: MTL, CANADA
They should put the code behind the bar code but on the inside of the bottle.. lol
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#3338066 - 04/09/14 07:10 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: BobsArmory]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
Pennzoil isn't foil sealed.


It's sad to think all that fresh PU and PP going possibly into the recycling tank or trash. Hopefully a lucky WM tech got to take them home.
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#3338071 - 04/09/14 07:14 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: JHZR2]
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Registered: 01/17/14
Posts: 463
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Wherever the home of the cts-v is seems like a pretty trashy place. I saw one bottle with a sticker pulled off but nothing more than that. It's sad that people stoop so low to steal.


Hahahaha
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#3338097 - 04/09/14 07:41 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: BobsArmory]
antiqueshell Offline


Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 4231
Loc: chicago, Illinois
Absolutely ridiculous that Wal Mart would throw away perfectly good product, somebody out to call Wal Mart corporate and ask them to remove the caps and sell the oil at a slight discount.

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#3338109 - 04/09/14 07:55 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: antiqueshell]
HKPolice Offline


Registered: 03/31/12
Posts: 199
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: antiqueshell
Absolutely ridiculous that Wal Mart would throw away perfectly good product, somebody out to call Wal Mart corporate and ask them to remove the caps and sell the oil at a slight discount.


Walmart can never do that for liability reasons. If a person buys some of this discounted oil and the engine blows up, they can sue Walmart. It's the same reason why all grocery stores have to throw away perfectly good food even if it's only expired for 1 day.

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#3338110 - 04/09/14 07:56 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: BobsArmory]
mattwithcats Offline


Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 689
Loc: Virginia
Better, dump the oil in the bulk oil change tanks...

So long as you match the weight, who is going to know what brand it is...

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#3338130 - 04/09/14 08:17 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: jhellwig]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 5469
Loc: new jersey
they are NOT foil sealed they do leak. i wish they were foil sealed.

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#3338151 - 04/09/14 08:30 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: mattwithcats]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 6065
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Originally Posted By: mattwithcats
Better, dump the oil in the bulk oil change tanks...

So long as you match the weight, who is going to know what brand it is...



Yep, dumping it in the bulk tank would surely improve its quality but Walmart uses 6 gallon wine boxes iirc.
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#3338181 - 04/09/14 08:45 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: BobsArmory]
antiqueshell Offline


Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 4231
Loc: chicago, Illinois
On the other hand, SOPUS should just invalidate that stupid promotion so that there would be no reason to take them off,
slap a large notification on the shelf and on the cap itself.
Problem solved. Usually those promotional programs can be pulled at any time at the discretion of the company.

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#3338187 - 04/09/14 08:52 PM Re: Walmart pulled SOPUS off the shelf in my town [Re: BobsArmory]
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Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 435
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
It just proves one of my favorites beliefs: some people are no [censored] good.
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