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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by SRO1911 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:41 pm

I don't typically give correct dob, just zipcode .
As far as phone number, I either decline or use my work number. The problem with giving a fake number is when it leads to aggravation. A Mr Dallas Gann has given out my work cell phone consistently for several years apparently.
I have never met him, although I would very much like to - as wood Aaron's rent to own, the North Texas toll authorities, the city of Dallas, the city of spring, a young lady named Emma, vericheck, the Texas department of Public safety, and sprint.
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by Teamless » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:22 pm

I did a "contact us" earlier today from their website
Only 2 options - phone or chat - no email or web form

So I did a chat with someone and complained about this actual issue

They said it is "store manager" policy to require ID/DOB (I explained that I am well above the age of requirement- obvious to anyone.

I told her that the store manager (whom I did talk to) said that it was Company Policy -


I asked this chat person to file an "official complaint" and noted that the other stores do not require it and I would no longer buy ammo at Academy until this is changed

I suggest everyone on here do the same
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by 1911 10MM » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:51 pm

Why would I contact academy about a birthdate? It's not like they asked your name or anything. IMHO this is blown out of proportion. A birthdate with no other information is nothing.

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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by TreyHouston » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:27 am

1911 10MM wrote:Why would I contact academy about a birthdate? It's not like they asked your name or anything. IMHO this is blown out of proportion. A birthdate with no other information is nothing.


:iagree: just give a date. Doesn't have to be real.
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by nightmare69 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:42 am

I won't give out my phone number or email but I will give a DOB. OP seems to be "that guy" who is so overly protective that boarderlines on ridiculousness. Just give them a fake DOB if it's that big of a deal to you.
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by Liberty » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:23 am

Teamless wrote:I asked this chat person to file an "official complaint" and noted that the other stores do not require it and I would no longer buy ammo at Academy until this is changed

I suggest everyone on here do the same


I suspect that this is one boycott that isn't going anywhere.
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by 1911 10MM » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:37 am

Liberty wrote:
Teamless wrote:I asked this chat person to file an "official complaint" and noted that the other stores do not require it and I would no longer buy ammo at Academy until this is changed

I suggest everyone on here do the same


I suspect that this is one boycott that isn't going anywhere.


I agree. There are bigger fish to fry than this minnow.

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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by twomillenium » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:07 am

Zip = 90210 (most of the younger checkers have no idea, the older ones give an approving smirk and just put in the stores zip)
Phone = 911 (usually get a laugh and they put in n/a)
DOB = July 4 1960 (it is someone's DOB)

I get my purchase and they get to fill in the blanks. Life is good.
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by Teamless » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:15 pm

Liberty wrote:
Teamless wrote:I asked this chat person to file an "official complaint" and noted that the other stores do not require it and I would no longer buy ammo at Academy until this is changed

I suggest everyone on here do the same


I suspect that this is one boycott that isn't going anywhere.

I'm not boycotting academy
Just buying ammo there
Whether it goes somewhere or not, it's just like not shopping at 30.06 locations, I will go somewhere else for those occasions
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:23 pm

Funny.... the last time I bought ammo at Academy, maybe 6 months ago when I picked up some .30-30 for my then-new Marlin, nobody asked me any of those kinds of questions. Maybe there are advantages to looking like tactical Santa?
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by twomillenium » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:32 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:Funny.... the last time I bought ammo at Academy, maybe 6 months ago when I picked up some .30-30 for my then-new Marlin, nobody asked me any of those kinds of questions. Maybe there are advantages to looking like tactical Santa?

Maybe they were nice because that song was going through there head, "I'm getting nothing for Christmas". :lol::
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:36 pm

twomillenium wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:Funny.... the last time I bought ammo at Academy, maybe 6 months ago when I picked up some .30-30 for my then-new Marlin, nobody asked me any of those kinds of questions. Maybe there are advantages to looking like tactical Santa?

Maybe they were nice because that song was going through there head, "I'm getting nothing for Christmas". :lol::

Well.....it WAS in early December..... :lol:
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by puma guy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:01 pm

I recently ordered ammo online (June 5) and nowhere was I asked or required to provide my BD or age. I purchased some .22 Mag and .22 LR since then in my local store (maybe a week and a half ago) ; no questions nor requirement to provide BD or ID, nada. I'm casually acquainted with a manager with Academy if I see him I'll inquire if it's some new requirement.
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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by Chemist45 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:52 pm

Just bought some .22LR at the new Field & Stream store in Austin.
I was asked if I was a US citizen or legal alien - that's all.

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Re: Walked out of Academy Last Night

Post by stroo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:02 pm

The lady today thought I said 1854. :shock: I told her I was old but not that old!

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