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View Poll Results: Wal-Mart or Target?
Target 90 67.67%
Wal-Mart 25 18.80%
Neither, I hate corporate America! 18 13.53%
Voters: 133. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 07-09-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Target>>Walmart.

But Walmart has cheaper eggs.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:31 PM
 
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Target has a nicer selection than Walmart BY FAR.

I don't shop there a lot, but it's a good place to get basics for cheap. Things like toiletries, flip flops, casual jewelry.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: yeah
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I shudder when thinking of those super Wal-Marts with groceries inside. They're basically swallowing the Earth so fat trash doesn't have to make more than one trip out of the house per month.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Wal-Mart may be cheap, but somethings gotta give, in this case quality, my family never ever shops at Wal-Mart unless we have too, the food stinks in many different ways, before and after, and they destroy American jobs with their best friend China.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I have no idea where the nearest Wal-Mart is.
Meh. You can have some of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's. We're getting another Wal-Mart Supercenter with an accompanying mess of big-box stores along the 315 adjacent to my subdivision. One would think "Great. Now you can walk to shopping." Nope. Once again Pennsylvania's dumb growth policies prevail in that the shopping center will be surrounded by chain-link fencing, barricading it from neighboring homes so that residents have to drive there. Viva la sprawl!
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I hate Wal-Mart and I avoid it as mush as possible, the stores are always busy,crowded,baskets all over the parking lot,rowdy kids running all over,someone always backs up the lines when its time to check-out and their prices are the same or higher than most places and they are always out of something.

I go to Target cause you can get in and out and the store is clean, much less stress than a wal mart.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Once again Pennsylvania's dumb growth policies prevail in that the shopping center will be surrounded by chain-link fencing, barricading it from neighboring homes so that residents have to drive there.
What? That is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard, why would they even do that with the way things are right now?
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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What? That is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard, why would they even do that with the way things are right now?
My area is just growing bananas as of late. Ordinarily I'd be thrilled with all of the transplants here, but instead of revitalizing Scranton and Wilkes-Barre they're plopping down McMansions out the wazoo. I don't think the housing market bubble burst has hit Northeastern Pennsylvania yet, and if it has then you could have fooled me! Let's just leave my little gripe at that since we're straying off-topic now.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: In the Matrix
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it depends what I am shopping for I guess. I have been to both. I usually go to meijer, they have the same stuff, but better prices than both Walmart and Target.

If I had it my way, I'd be growing my own food, making my old clothes and living off the grid far away from civilization; no stores would be needed! But I can't at the moment, so honestly, which ever place is closer I will go to!
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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I voted for "neither", but I don't hate corporate America. I'm just not crazy about the big box business model, and prefer to shop locally when possible. That keeps more money in the local economy.

If I had to choose, I'd probably pick Target, since they treat their employees better. Then again, I live in Chicago where there are no Walmarts in the city limits (well, there's one, but it isn't close to me), but there are Targets, so I don't have much of a choice anyway.
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