The representative then presents the order to the
retail store operator. The store operator assembles
the required stock and the representative makes
the purchase. This method is convenient aboard
a transport as the representative can purchase
ships store stock at times other than the regular
hours of operation.
BULK SALES. Bulk sales can be made to
any activity that is authorized to buy ships store
stock at cost price. Normally, bulk sales are made
to Navy exchanges, Military Sealift Command
exchanges, and other ships that do not operate
ships stores. Bulk sales can be made to other
ships whenever these ships are not provided
with a composite recreation fund. For example,
submarines are normally provided with recrea-
tion funds by a submarine tender (AS). The
crew on a submarine must buy stock at retail
from the ships store aboard their own
Generally, a representative of the activity
desiring to buy stock at cost will notify the ships
store officer a day or two in advance. The advance
notice allows the ships store officer to check
available stocks and ready them for sale. The
representative then presents a DD 1149, as shown
in figure 6-2, listing the items desired and
quantities requested to the ships store officer. The
recordkeeper adds the unit cost prices and cost
extensions. The statements Approved (signed by
the ships store officer), Payment Received (signed
by the store operator), and Material Received
(signed by the receiver) are added to the DD 1149.
Refer to figure 6-2.
Bulk sales are normally made through the
resale outlet since cash is being received.
Therefore, any items that carry a markup must
Figure 6-2.Documentation for a bulk sale.