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Old 04-21-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: North Phoenix
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The products apear to be the same, but in acutality the products packaged for Wal-Mart are significanly inferrior to the ones sold in identical packages elseswhere. Manufactorers use cheaper materials and labor to meet Wal-marts demand for lower prices.
.....and you're right I DON'T BUY IT
I guess this brings up the question of what most people buy at Wal-Mart. Maybe other people buy different things at Wal-Mart, but I find it incredibly hard to believe that Wal-Mart sells Rust-Oleum paint, Doritos, greeting cards, Duck brand packaging tape and DVDs with inferior product inside.

Of course their shoes (I only wear Nike's, no foreign labor there!), $6.00 Irons, and insanely cheap folding chairs are third world creations, but honestly, every other store sells cheap, no-name stuff too. They probably wish they had the volume to be able to go as low as Wal-Mart.

I guess I just fail to see how it matters in the grand scheme of things whether I buy cheapo junk made in Malaysia and sold through Target or cheapo junk made in Taiwan and sold through Wal-Mart.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I guess this brings up the question of what most people buy at Wal-Mart. Maybe other people buy different things at Wal-Mart, but I find it incredibly hard to believe that Wal-Mart sells Rust-Oleum paint, Doritos, greeting cards, Duck brand packaging tape and DVDs with inferior product inside.

Of course their shoes (I only wear Nike's, no foreign labor there!), $6.00 Irons, and insanely cheap folding chairs are third world creations, but honestly, every other store sells cheap, no-name stuff too. They probably wish they had the volume to be able to go as low as Wal-Mart.

I guess I just fail to see how it matters in the grand scheme of things whether I buy cheapo junk made in Malaysia and sold through Target or cheapo junk made in Taiwan and sold through Wal-Mart.
Exactly, both Target and WalMart sell the same junk. Walmart just has a much better selection of it.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: USA
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The products apear to be the same, but in acutality the products packaged for Wal-Mart are significanly inferrior to the ones sold in identical packages elseswhere. Manufactorers use cheaper materials and labor to meet Wal-marts demand for lower prices.
.....and you're right I DON'T BUY IT
I actually had someone tell me that about the products at sam's club. 2 completely different people saying the same thing, weird.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I actually had someone tell me that about the products at sam's club. 2 completely different people saying the same thing, weird.
If two people say it, it must be true!
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: USA
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If two people say it, it must be true!
I knew someone would try to push something negative out of that. I should know better, knowing this forum. I found it strange because two diferent people, said the same thing, in the past day. Never had it happen to me, sorry you took it another way
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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but I find it incredibly hard to believe that Wal-Mart sells Rust-Oleum paint, Doritos, greeting cards, Duck brand packaging tape and DVDs with inferior product inside.
You are correct... those items are the same no matter where you buy them.

But Wal-Mart's high ticket items are indeed manufactured differently so they can be offered at lower cost.

Take for instance any name brand HDTV that Wal-Mart sells for $200 less then somebody else (like Best Buy). Sony will make that TV with less video/audio ports and perhaps a few less bells and whistles just to keep the cost down. Both TV's are made using the same parts/materials though. The myth about items made completely from scratch for Wal-Mart using inferior materials is simply that... a myth. It would be too cost prohibitive for any manufacturer to retool their factory to make two entirely different versions of the same product.

So if you can live with a "dumbed down" version of an appliance without features you'll never need there's nothing wrong with Wal-Mart.

We actually shop there all the time. I've yet to find anybody with a return policy half as good as theirs.

-Ric (Who obviously has too much time on his hands today).
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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Smile Boycott Walmart

Here's some links to anti walmart sites

ENJOY! Please BOYCOTT THIS STORE

WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price
Wal-Mart Watch
Boycott Wal-Mart Meetup Groups - Boycott Wal-Mart Meetups
Wake-Up Wal-Mart: The Real Wal-Mart Facts
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Designing Rules as if Community Matters | The New Rules Project
Sprawl Busters | Anti-Sprawl | Anti Wal-Mart | Anti Box-Store
Articles and Studies on WalMart (pro and con)
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YouTube - anti walmart commercial

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Wal-Mart admits it destroys small business
Wal-Mart Collapses U.S. Cities and Towns
Does Wal-Mart Destroy Communities? - William L. Anderson - Mises Institute
Family Business Shut Their Doors When Wal-Mart Comes to Town (http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/walmart/walmart_4.cfm - broken link)
10 Reasons Target is Better than Wal-Mart | steve-olson.com
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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ENJOY! Please BOYCOTT THIS STORE
I used to think this too until I went to one of the Wal-Mart oppressed Mom & Pop retailers.

I spent 20 minutes looking for a parking stall only to find they closed at 5:30 p.m. and of course I was too late. Sorry, I just don't feel they want my money bad enough.

As far as Wal-Mart being greedy employers... The folks I know don't have any problems with them. (And the ones that do would probably complain about anybody they worked for). I guess I never understood why anybody would "ask" to be employed by somebody knowing full well the wages and benefits, then complain about it like it's a surprise.

-Ric
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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wal-mart is nasty, except for the one near san tan village in the east valley. i go to big-box mart instead when i can.

http://sendables.jibjab.com/originals/big_box_mart
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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I agree. Not to mention they are in bed with the Chinese govm't and have closed down many USA mfg companies by strong-arming them.

Their products are all inferior quality - hey, that's why everything is so cheap there! I went to a Wal-Mart once; their meats have an unnatural red color which concerned me. Plus, I vowed never to go back when I had to spend 40 minutes for check out.
what a dumb statement but typical jargon. check out the labels in target and you'll see that it's a different store with different products still made in china or overseas. it would also be the case at department stores. and please don't keep repeating the self-centered lies that only products made in china are junk because i've made several mistakes buying american products that weren't very good quality or didn't do what it claimed to do including pet products like hartz and sergeants. You usually get what you pay for whether it's made in america or overseas.

i just don't understand that type of blindness.
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