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Old 03-23-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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The WM by us is actually fairly clean - the only clutter around is usually because of other customers just throwing stuff whereever they please. It's frustrating to look through fabric materials or clothes, etc, and find someone's mcd's drink container etc etc. One time someone dropped a soft drink in one of the aisles, and just reached over and grabbed a towel off the shelf and dropped it on top of the spill, and then just walked off.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The WM by us is actually fairly clean - the only clutter around is usually because of other customers just throwing stuff whereever they please. It's frustrating to look through fabric materials or clothes, etc, and find someone's mcd's drink container etc etc. One time someone dropped a soft drink in one of the aisles, and just reached over and grabbed a towel off the shelf and dropped it on top of the spill, and then just walked off.
Ugh. Were these people raised in a barn? (And yes, I know it isn't just WalMart shoppers that act this way...but the Targets I go to here are way cleaner than the WalMarts.)
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:26 PM
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Funny, I've seen just as many empty Starbucks cups in the Target at 1604 and Bandera. If you pop over to Kohl's, you'll see just as much garbage. I've even seen dirty diapers in the Rim parking lot. It's not a Walmart thing, it's a society thing.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:37 PM
 
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The WM by us is actually fairly clean - the only clutter around is usually because of other customers just throwing stuff whereever they please. It's frustrating to look through fabric materials or clothes, etc, and find someone's mcd's drink container etc etc. One time someone dropped a soft drink in one of the aisles, and just reached over and grabbed a towel off the shelf and dropped it on top of the spill, and then just walked off.

omg...i saw the same thing happen at the walmart i go too!!! --- this lady had her toddler in the seat and he spilled RED fruit punch all over the floor and she just reached over and picked up a WHITE hand towel, wiped it up and shoved it behind the other towels --- i was mortified --- she did this all while i stood there watching her and she had no care in the world ...

i will also say that the same walmart (bandera/grissom) is for the most part clean --- nothing that i have ever really noticed that would shock me --- other than the red juice incident ...
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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... Why is Walmart all of a sudden feeling like they can ask to inspect our receipts now as we are walking out the door?...
Take a seat. This could be a long post.

Let's face it: Thanks to a government who too-easily passed the Patriot Act, as well as each of us having enough electronic fingerprinting to kill a horse, what IS privacy these days anyway? Very little I assume.

WalMart is doing this to protect their own ass(ets), as it's also easy for them to say they 'checked' the reciept and that you left the store with everything you bought. Costco does the same exact thing. I've accidentally left something behind from a Costco purchase, gone back to reclaim it and been told that everything was 'verified' as in-basket when I initially left the store, therefore they would not 'replace' it.

How a usually-geriatric, exit-door receipt checker can actually make sure everything is valid is impossible. It's just nit-picky, corporate legal department BS. It's the same sense of silliness I feel when having to fork over my DL to a car dealership and have it copied just to take a test drive.

It's unfortunately an all-or-nothing society in terms of personal privacy: Give me your full name and I can easily fact-check your whole history, including DL numbers and SSN #, from a variety of cheap websites. Living off-the-grid is almost an impossibility, but defending your rights when possible is, still, a very smart idea.


Okay, so the post wasn't as long as I thought it would be




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Old 03-23-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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It's not a personal attack. If they're picking you out of a crowd and not checking anyone else's, then you have a right to be upset. CostCo does this too. Maybe they've had a problem with theft over there and this is a way to try and curb that. There are bigger things in life to worry about.
This is true of Cosco. But what a waste of time. The low life minimum wage clerk at the door just looks at the receipt (but really does not actually look at it) and draws a red magic marker line through it and says thank you. They never ever ever look at what you bought and check the receipt.

Isn't that the point of checking? All it does is cause a line to leave the building. That.....after you already waited in a long line at the register.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I try to stay as far away as possible from Walmart. They're always filthy, the aisles are too narrow, so cluttered and their clothes/shoes are cheap...I don't mean inexpensive, I mean CHEAP. I would rather go to Target any day.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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This is true of Cosco. But what a waste of time. The low life minimum wage clerk at the door just looks at the receipt (but really does not actually look at it) and draws a red magic marker line through it and says thank you. They never ever ever look at what you bought and check the receipt.

Isn't that the point of checking? All it does is cause a line to leave the building. That.....after you already waited in a long line at the register.
Not sure why you equate someone that doesn't have a higher paying job as a lowlife. I see them checking thoroughly. They're looking for high dollar items.

Getting offended over getting checked at the door is stupid. If you didn't steal anything, you're fine. It's not a personal attack.

If a business is having trouble with theft, they are perfectly within their right to try and prevent it, and they're doing that by giving petty thieves (the REAL lowlifes) the impression that they're being watched.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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It's just nit-picky, corporate legal department BS. It's the same sense of silliness I feel when having to fork over my DL to a car dealership and have it copied just to take a test drive.




BN
I believe some of the car dealers started requiring a driver's license to be presented a few years ago after some people figured out the easiest way to steal a car was to anonymously walk onto a car lot, pick one out, and have them hand you the keys for a test drive. Some of the salespeople were getting rolled, and I remember at least one of them here getting shot by a test-driver.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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Funny, I've seen just as many empty Starbucks cups in the Target at 1604 and Bandera. If you pop over to Kohl's, you'll see just as much garbage. I've even seen dirty diapers in the Rim parking lot. It's not a Walmart thing, it's a society thing.
Dead-on post Sapphire!!
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