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Old 02-12-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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I guess I'm one of those unclean, rude, lower class heathens.....
I like Wal-mart and I'm not going to apologize for it. It has saved me a lot of money over the years and enabled me to do things that I otherwise couldn't have done.
No luxury cars...so sorry, not a greedy American here.
If I can get my vitamins, toiletries (sorry this heathen does bathe) food and such for more than $50.00 less than a regular store, by golly I'm going to do it. And GASP!! I use coupons too so I save even more.

I agree, i shop at Wal-mart and see nothng wrong with it, i'm glad everyone else has so much money they don't have to worry where they shop.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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No grocery store around us matches the price of coffee at Walmart. We buy 5 cans at a time. Paper products are our Walmart staples. Target we go to for assembly-required furniture, home decor...much better selection, as well as better gourmet chocolates, cosmetics, casual juniors outfits. Target linen is more expensive than Linens N Things or Bed Bath and Beyond and have no 20% off coupon so not buying those there. Best bang for the buck gets my business!
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Our local CBS affiliate just did a test to see which grocery stores in the area were cheaper. Of course Wal-Mart came up the cheapest, also in the running was Target, Winn Dixie, Albertsons and Publix. There was only a $2 difference. I'm not sure that the hectic, noisy atmosphere is worth that small of a savings. I much prefer shopping at Publix then Wal-Mart. I can't stand the crush of people and all the noise at Wal-Mart. I have to psych myself up to go to the store when its Wal-Mart.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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Wal-Mart is disgusting. Way too crowded and full of rude people. The classy people in my town tend to shop at Meijer or Target. I've noticed the more "trashier" people pack into Wal-Mart to buy cheap Chinese plastic junk.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Wal-Mart is disgusting. Way too crowded and full of rude people. The classy people in my town tend to shop at Meijer or Target. I've noticed the more "trashier" people pack into Wal-Mart to buy cheap Chinese plastic junk.
As opposed to the strictly up-market, high-quality, hand-crafted artisan wares lining the shelves at Meijer and Target.

Slightly nicer Chinese junk is still junk.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Wal-Mart is disgusting. Way too crowded and full of rude people. The classy people in my town tend to shop at Meijer or Target. I've noticed the more "trashier" people pack into Wal-Mart to buy cheap Chinese plastic junk.
Oh please - give the "Chinese" thing a rest. Because, the very same products, manufactured in China, are in the "classier" stores you mentioned!

The Super WalMart near where I am is .... well, "SUPER". Large and well organized. Wide aisles. Friendly associates. Rarely a line to check out -
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I don't like either store. Wal-Mart is a cesspool of filthy stores and ignorant workers. The quality of the merchandise at Target, especially the clothing, has fallen off drastically over the past couple of years.

I'd go to Meijer, if the nearest one weren't 300 miles away. *sigh*

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As opposed to the strictly up-market, high-quality, hand-crafted artisan wares lining the shelves at Meijer and Target.
Hee.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Geez, folks complaing about bad WalMart employees, dirty store etc. Well the store in my area are clean with friendly, helpfull employees. Maybe the complainers need to look at where they live and the type of people in the area.

Just a thought.
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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Oh please - give the "Chinese" thing a rest. Because, the very same products, manufactured in China, are in the "classier" stores you mentioned!
So avoid it all, when possible! Shop local. Buy local. You can get by with less junk.
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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So avoid it all, when possible! Shop local. Buy local. You can get by with less junk.
Many, many fine products are produced in foreign lands - including China. Some of the best electronics, clothing, medical devices etc.
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