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Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ #4669629
02/18/18 12:18 PM
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I took a lap through the oil section at Walmart this morning and it looked like a tornado had gone through it. Probably 1/3 of the spaces were empty. Many oils, including MS5K, MS5K HM, Havoline, Havoline HM, Havoline Dexos, and 10w40 weights of most oils were gone. And most of the oil that was there had gone up in price. GTX is now $18.47 (!) and PYB is $17.98. And PP is $27.76. I asked a worker about it and he said that they were seeing that most cars now required synthetic and people weren't using much conventional any more, so they got rid of all those dinos and high mileage oils. The quarts looked even worse, nearly half were gone. So if you're a MS5K lover or a Havoline fan, try and stock up if you can still find any!






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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: TmanP] #4669634
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what is mssk


These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year
Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: TmanP] #4669642
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OBX & Central FL
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If you want a name brand conventional oil at a decent everyday price, Home Depot sells Formula Shell for $13.96 per 5 quart jug, with occasional sales at $10 or $11.


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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: edwardh1] #4669646
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Originally Posted By: edwardh1
what is mssk


MS5K = Mobil Super 5000


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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: TmanP] #4669647
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My local WM is still stocking plenty of conventionals. Probably a lot more older rigs here (and a lot of people that think the best oil is still "what granddad used") than up North.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: TmanP] #4669657
02/18/18 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: TmanP
I took a lap through the oil section at Walmart this morning and it looked like a tornado had gone through it. Probably 1/3 of the spaces were empty.


Today is Sunday, the third day of a busy weekend.
Also, most Walmarts have 1-2 particular days for restocking. Ours here in Roseville is Tuesday - then they refill with whatever backstock they have Thursday night. So by the end of the weekend (like today), many items are missing from the shelves.

Find out what 1-2 days your store restocks their shelves. If the shelves are empty the very next day after restocking them, then there's concern about things being phased-out.


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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: NormanBuntz] #4669663
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Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
If you want a name brand conventional oil at a decent everyday price, Home Depot sells Formula Shell for $13.96 per 5 quart jug, with occasional sales at $10 or $11.


Menards has it on sale this week for $1.97 or $1.76 after rebate.


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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: John_K] #4669677
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This coming week 02/18 - 02/24.....?


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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: TmanP] #4669678
02/18/18 12:48 PM
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All stores, no matter who, at least up here, don't stock the same things. If conventional is popular at one particular store, then it will continue to be stocked. Same goes for the other way around. They get rid/quit stocking things that don't sell well and implement things that do.

I have 2 WMs fairly close to me (I am in the middle) and it's surprising to see the differences in what they stock, between them.


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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: TmanP] #4669682
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That's fine with me. Means Rural King that's always overstocked will get my business. HK Conventional $7-8 and their syn is like $9-10 is good with me smile



Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: Triple_Se7en] #4669686
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Originally Posted By: Triple_Se7en
Originally Posted By: TmanP
I took a lap through the oil section at Walmart this morning and it looked like a tornado had gone through it. Probably 1/3 of the spaces were empty.


Today is Sunday, the third day of a busy weekend.
Also, most Walmarts have 1-2 particular days for restocking. Ours here in Roseville is Tuesday - then they refill with whatever backstock they have Thursday night. So by the end of the weekend (like today), many items are missing from the shelves.

Find out what 1-2 days your store restocks their shelves. If the shelves are empty the very next day after restocking them, then there's concern about things being phased-out.


Walmart is one of those stores with a crazy theory that if you don't spend that much money paying people to stock the shelves, you save money that way. Not sure how not having any product to sell works out for them, but they somehow make it work. So you also end up with some stores better stocked that others.

Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: TmanP] #4669693
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I donít understand going into stores anymore. I get groceries from a place called farmers market that in,y sells groceries.
I get my engine oil and parts, and sporting good and housewares..online
Walmart is heading towards the Kmart/sears abyss. Do not cry for it.

Amazon.you can look for the best oil prices from your easy chair

https://www.amazon.com/Castrol-03096-ULT...p;keywords=5w30


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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: 53' Stude] #4669697
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Originally Posted By: car51
That's fine with me. Means Rural King that's always overstocked will get my business. HK Conventional $7-8 and their syn is like $9-10 is good with me smile


Same here.... Atwood's sells Harvest King Full Synthetic (Dexos approved) for $9.99 a 5 qt jug.

walmart can keep their expensive oils.....


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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: TmanP] #4669705
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I'll bet the reduction in conventionals is a snow/rust belt thing... Plenty dino oils in AZ is my guess laugh


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Re: Walmart phasing out many conventionals/more $$ [Re: TmanP] #4669709
02/18/18 01:09 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Every WM is managed differently. This may or may not be a corporate decision.

I bet the WMs that service poorer areas of the country still stock conventional in higher viscosities. Not too many poor people need Pennzoil euro formula or 0w20 oils.

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