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The Wal-Mart Eagles Find Their Way To Indie Retail

WAL-MARTS EVERYWHERE (Hypebot) — Coalition Of Independent Music Store head Don Van Cleave on the new Eagles release available "exclusively" at Wal-Mart:

"So, when I got the CIMS chart yesterday morning, I quickly scanned it looking for where the WALMART EAGLES had landed. Yeah, I know it is a Walmart exclusive but we practice guerrilla retail. Between Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Amazon and Sam's club, we can't decide who to award as the "Distributor of the Year". With their retail prices generally much lower than our direct from distributor prices, it is always a pleasure to buy all of the hits on deep discount."

"…many of our guys picked up the WALMART EAGLES new release at Walmart to resell back in their stores. We heard stories for the past few weeks about customers asking indie stores for the WALMART EAGLES. When informed that they would need to go to Walmart to pick up the title, the customers responded "Dude, we don't go in that damn place" or something similar… "

"…(Soundscan) told me that there were obviously resales and they zeroed them out… They don't want to count them twice…Streetpulse let me know…The WALMART EAGLES come in at #22 on our chart…who is making sure this 700K plus in sales is for real? In this day and age is it possible for any retailer, even Walmart, to scan those kinds of numbers? Maybe so, but I am just sayin…"