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Old 05-09-2019, 09:30 AM
 
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If Target was closer I'd choose them. It's a 30 minute drive while Walmart is five minutes for me. Their grocery prices are better than the other stores in our town, so most of our grocery shopping is done there.


Other than groceries and pool supplies, we buy very little from Walmart. The remainder of our shopping is mostly online.
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:13 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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While we don't buy much from Walmart, we consider shopping there to be entertaining. In fact, when on road trips/vacations we make a point of stopping at a Walmart that we have not been to before, even when we were on Maui. There are none around here, the nearest is about an hour away and it always seems to have very normal employees and customers, so it's no fun at all.
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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While we don't buy much from Walmart, we consider shopping there to be entertaining. In fact, when on road trips/vacations we make a point of stopping at a Walmart that we have not been to before, even when we were on Maui.
When we did an inter-island cruise a few years back, I was utterly boggled to see that one of the biggest excursions, often multiple buses' worth, was to the local Walmart on each island.

W. T. F. ...over?
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Old 05-09-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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Funny guy. I do not fit their ignorant consumer customer profile.
I guess I do.
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Old 05-09-2019, 02:59 PM
 
Location: The South
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Success is the seven letter word they encapsulate. Some on the left do not want anyone to succeed.
First we had TDS, now we have WDS.. What’s next?
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:59 PM
 
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Success is the seven letter word they encapsulate. Some on the left do not want anyone to succeed.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I’m center-left and people to the left of me are embarassing. Unfortunately, the far right and far left are taking over and “center” anything is falling out of fashion.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Success is the seven letter word they encapsulate. Some on the left do not want anyone to succeed.
Cancer succeeds, too. Today's stock tip: buy CARC now, while you can.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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They're still the premier retailer in my poor neck of the woods.
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Old Yesterday, 06:40 AM
 
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They're still the premier retailer in my poor neck of the woods.
They've driven out most of their competition, particularly in smaller communities, and with taxpayers subsidizing the existence of their low-paid employees, and automation replacing as many of those as possible, they are likely to continue to do just fine.

I went with a neighbor last week to pick up diapers. She likes a brand that only Walmart carries.

I was surprised at how few employees there were. This was a superWalmart and I only saw one employee (at the dressing room) until we got to the checkout where there were a couple of cashiers with lines. Nearly everyone was going through the self check-out.

We didn't got through the whole store, so perhaps there was a bunch of folks stocking shelves in automative.

But other than the dressing room and four at checkout there were no identifiable employees anywhere else in the store.
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