: Wal-Mart Troubles
09-26-2008, 09:08 PM
Do not know if this has been posted before, but wal-mart refuses to cut any transponder key, even if you inform them you just want it to unlock the car, they will not budge and will refuse your key. I had to drive to several stores around here until i found out Menards in town had the ability to cut them. but i do not know if it is Wal-mart company policy or not, but just be aware of that.
09-26-2008, 09:51 PM
walmart islame, they have good cheap stuff, but dont expect the world outta em, they wanna make money as fast as possible, and are kinda a monopoly when it comes to buying stuff from companies to sell their products in walmart, and not all companies like that sooo
09-26-2008, 10:33 PM
Weird... Walmart sucks I used to shop there a lot because its only 2 miles from me but if you ever need to ask a question its like asking the sales associate for a thousand bucks.
09-26-2008, 11:25 PM
local locksmith is the way to go.
09-26-2008, 11:33 PM
I think that Wal-Mart might have a company wide policy to not cut transponder keys due to what's been happening with the Honda guys getting their car's VIN# copied and their cars gone.
09-26-2008, 11:34 PM
wal-mart does suck tried to have mine cut there and they said no, so i called my dad and his friend owns a lock company and made one for free that I keep in my wallet because i have a habit of locking mine in my car.
09-27-2008, 12:01 AM
and wal mart its not the only one, Ace hardware stores do the same thing... and there is more companies that do it too... so its normal...and btw, wal mart rocks!!!!
09-27-2008, 12:07 AM
if anyone is in the IL, WI, or IA area, farm and fleet should cut them for you but theyll give you the warning that if you try to turn on the car with them youre SOL when it comes to getting anywhere quick, that its strictly a door only key.
I just take it to Lowe's. Both times, they did it for free.
09-27-2008, 10:42 AM
id like to blow up walmart
09-27-2008, 10:48 AM
wal mart told us that they didnt have the keys... i had to go to the dealer to get a spare key... $80 down the hole..
09-27-2008, 10:51 AM
Walmart is not something to get a grudge on, they are just normal people doing a job just like you and I. There are others who use walmart everyday for minial task and that is it, for the average american. Most people would rather go someplace else to cut and code keys.
09-28-2008, 06:50 AM
As a former slave....err....employee of Walmart*, yes, it is company policy to not make any keys with transponders. The "excuse" is that "Well if the machine eats the key...."
Its just them trying to cover their ass, as much as it sucks.