Sam's and the 55 gal drum (#996421) NO LONGER STOCKED! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

I just talked to Sam's (Mobile, AL) Special Order person: Item #996421 is no longer stocked!!!!!!!!!

me - do you expect to have it under another number or description? S - nope me- do you have smaller sizes available? anything other than a gas container? S - no sir....

O.K. people....does anyone have a Sam's that has the darn barrels. I'll get my friends down here to call'em up and have them shipped.

otherwise it's watertanks r us.... .com

Pls post all replies to this board.....I assume it's (Thanks Dr. North - for the heads up two yrs ago - and I still didn't listen)started.............. help us all

-- Jim (, August 04, 1999


The Sam's in Canton Ohio had at least a semi load of barrels setting out front the last time I was there.(3-4 weeks)

-- Ace (, August 04, 1999.

Ace, thanks.....but no more Called Canton she said that they don't carry them anymore..and she didn't have any in the store............the number #996421 was the correct stock number, if anyone else wants to try it...

Has ANYONE seen 55 gal blue barrels in a Sam's THIS week??

-- Jim (, August 04, 1999.


I picked up 2 yesterday at the Sams Club in Roseville California.

Didn't see any on the floor. Asked the gal at the membership desk who offered up that they have three-hundred and something! The check-out guy said that I was the first person that he had seen purchasing those barrels. 'Course they are hiding them in a "non- public" part of the store.

My receipt shows the following: 996421 55 Gallon Drum 22.99

They are opaque blue - good for outside storage/sun shielding.

Happy shopping!

-- greg (, August 04, 1999.

Same answer at Irvine (CA) Sam's Club:

"We're not stocking them anymore."

If the barrels were selling, Sam's would stock 'em. *sigh*

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), August 04, 1999.

Suggest you try www.usplastic or located in Lima Ohio. has all types of plastic containers/barrels with exc service.e- mail if you have a problem contacting.

-- john (, August 04, 1999.

Mine came special ordered from the Clearwater, FL Sam's Club which supposedly had about 300 of them 2-3 weeks ago. I only ordered 2 but they sent a pallet of 8. When I went to pick up my 2, I was told that the other 6 were already gone. Some employee who has a booth at local flea market bought them to re-sell! However, I did see one barrel at the Walmart's next door - don't know if it was from the same shipment.

-- dakota (, August 04, 1999.

jade mountain sells 55 gallon drums and a lot of other stuff. My only reservation is that I ordered some solar cookers from them a week and a half ago and haven't gotten them. I know that's not a really long time except that nowadays one does receive ordered items pretty quickly.

-- Mara Wayne (, August 04, 1999.

they were probably bought by Sam's at a special rate; can't pay that price, won't buy the product. you can find out the manufacturer/supplier by asking their front end manager or assistant warehouse manager (used to work for Price Club/Costco as f.e. supervisor; i know they can find phone numbers and addresses for you- even if they have to call their buying office to do it)

-- sarah (, August 05, 1999.

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