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Old 07-14-2017, 07:11 PM
 
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I can count on one hand (with fingers left over) the number of times I've been in the Exchange in the past 25 years... and one of those was a for a lunch meeting at the food court. Part of the reason is that it used to be busy all time, and I hate busy. The only benefit I ever saw to it was no sales tax on big ticket items. But I am gonna check out the online site.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: 76102
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I tried to sign my husband up and was denied as "invalid". He is a Viet vet. Oh well, I'll pass!
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:38 PM
 
Location: USA
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I tried to sign my husband up and was denied as "invalid". He is a Viet vet. Oh well, I'll pass!
Got the same message first time I submitted, I was like..."WTH "... then re-submitted and got the approval.

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Old 07-14-2017, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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To the people saying the prices aren't as competitive as Walmart or Amazon, what kind of things are you guys buying? I've bought several big ticket items over the years at AAFES. Things like brand name, top of the line sports equipment/apparel and I've definitely saved tons of money.

First of all Walmart doesn't even sell top brand name sporting goods, so you couldn't buy it there even if you wanted to. I'm not going to sit here and say that Amazon prices aren't better item for item, cause I honestly don't know. Maybe if you buy things at Amazon on Prime Day or Black Friday, the prices are better, idk? I can tell you that before I ever bought anything big at AAFES, I did some comparison shopping online for the same exact item. I never found a better price, even on Amazon, unless it was a used version of the item which I wasn't interested in. You wanna talk about high prices, let's talk about Dick's, Sports Authority, Cabela's etc. Now if we're talking about toilet paper or diapers or something, it wouldn't surprise me at all if Walmart or Amazon are cheaper.
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Old 07-15-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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I tried to sign my husband up and was denied as "invalid". He is a Viet vet. Oh well, I'll pass!
Doesn't begin until Veterans Day 2017.
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Old 07-15-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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I was on the site a few years ago, but today it did not recognize me.

did the forgot username/password procedure,.... no luck.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Summerlin South
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I'm retired so I use it from time to time. A friend of mine who is former military recently signed up for AFEES online and was accepted for their beta testing. His experience was very good but expect a lot of e mails from them.

You have to log on to some website that verifies that you are an honorably discharged military member which takes just a few seconds to be verified. vetverify.com or something. You have to do that first.

Shop smartly, compare prices and if you do find something that you like - go for it as it is tax free, free shipping over a certain price and a better selection of stuff than what they have at the Nellis main exchange.

Just expect a lot of e mail.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Summerlin South
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I have used the EXCHANGE website many times since I retired. It is good for getting replacement uniform items.
I am reading that they however will not sell uniform items to those former military members.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Summerlin South
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Depends on how many functions you go to, and how many pounds you gained after retirement!
I retired in 2005, my husband retired just this year. Neither of us would be caught dead in our uniforms in retirement, functions or not.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Summerlin South
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I tried to sign my husband up and was denied as "invalid". He is a Viet vet. Oh well, I'll pass!
I wonder if your husband's records were one of the many lost in the St. Louis military records fire way back when. Millions of records were lost in that fire but presume that the DoD tried to reconstruct the lost files.
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