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Old 03-12-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Houston
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The walmart faces fry rd.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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It will open on May 7th.
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Glendale/Los Angeles
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How in the world does a Wal-mart make property values go down??
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Easy, nobody wants to live near one. Upper income people don't shop at Walmart. Most of the Walmarts I've been to, even in nice areas, have buses from lower income areas that bring people in. And unfortunately with them comes some crime, usually petty, car breakins, etc.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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LOL those buses are from retirement homes. some of them work at these chain stores
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: 77059
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I've seen those retirement homes buses, too. And contrary to popular belief, plenty of frugal/cheap, upper-income people endure Wal-Mart's diversity for things such as groceries (NOT produce), toiletries and DIY auto maintenance consumables. You can't judge a book by its cover. Being near no-Ingles Mexicans who cut in line & wannabe players/ballers/teen hookers groping each other, horseplaying, destroying merchandise, cussing, farting, stealing beer at the self-checkout, etc... all while their fat kids run around like monkeys in a zoo is worth the cost savings to some.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I wasn't referring to retirement home buses. At all. I was referring to both of my previous homes, where the local Walmart had buses coming from inner city/urban and lower income areas out to my suburban Walmart. There was no such bus stop at my Target.

You couldn't pay me enough to set foot in a Walmart. In the past ten years every time I've gone there desperately seeking something Target didn't have, I've had a miserable experience.
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Austin Bound
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You couldn't pay me enough to set foot in a Walmart. In the past ten years every time I've gone there desperately seeking something Target didn't have, I've had a miserable experience.
Not only do I hate being there, I hate supporting their business practices.
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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hmmmm where else can I get a rotiserrie chicken for impromptu beer chugging? I also get 1" foam material and carpenter shorts there - i mess those up very quickly. I also needed a cheapo 42" LCD TV(black trim Visio) for my breakfast area so I got that from Walmart. The Walmart at Kirkwood/Westheimer is not bad
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I've never seen a bus stop at the Walmarts nearest me but then I really haven't looked that closely. If they are building 4 Walmarts near you then they are obviously getting the desired patronage or they wouldn't keep building. If people don't want Walmarts near them - then not shopping there would discourage them from opening more. I don't care for Walmarts but I will go to them from time to time but I am very choosy about the locations that I will go to. Walmarts can guarantee you a door ding in your car from the other shoppers vehicles or from them ramming a cart into it. And you often wonder, where are these creepy people the rest of the day - how is it possible for so many weirdos and creepy ones to be in one place at one time.
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