Just as a follow up to the Wal Mart discussion in this thread, my daughter
called me from work this afternoon to say the store had a huge display right
in the front door, with the Estes Snap Shot, & Max Trak for $24.95 and tons
of engines at $4.97. The display had about 50 of each rocket and about 100
of the 3 engine blister packs.
I don't know if it's just her store or if they're doing it everywhere. She
is very vocal about rocketry to anyone that will listen, especially the
older people in the store. Her manager adores her and she may have set up
the display because of my daughter. She couldn't ask her, because she had
already gone home for the day.
Either way, it looks like Wal Mart is promoting Estes products. In her
store, you have to walk around the display to get in. Might be interesting
to see if there are similar displays in other Wal Marts around the country.