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Old 02-13-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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Many, many fine products are produced in foreign lands - including China. Some of the best electronics, clothing, medical devices etc.
I'm not denigrating the quality of all foreign products. I'm saying that shopping locally and buying local products when possible supports the local economy. There's nothing wrong with that, is there?
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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I'm not denigrating the quality of all foreign products. I'm saying that shopping locally and buying local products when possible supports the local economy. There's nothing wrong with that, is there?
No, nothing wrong.

The only problem that I see is, the only "local" products I'm aware of is food.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:54 PM
 
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No, nothing wrong.

The only problem that I see is, the only "local" products I'm aware of is food.
Well, then you live near a farm

But it's a fair point. How about US Made?
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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LOL it's funny to see this thread because I'm an avid Wal-mart shopper. There's a Target withing walking distance of my house but I still go to Wal-mart.

That being said I only shop in Super Wal-marts, I went to a regular Wal-mart a few months back and it looked so.....dingy. They do pay their employees pitifully. i worked there when I was a freshman in college and I was making like $7.25 but their always donating millions to this or that charity.

Target does have a nicer selection of clothes, especially for children. Wal-mart clothes just look cheap.

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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*


Hee.
I don't think ignorant employees is exclusive to Wal-mart. In fact in the years I've shopped there, I've probably only had a handful of bad experiences with customer service.

The store I refuse to go in is Ross. Every time I used to g there, I had to rummage through clothes and when I finally found something I liked it was the wrong size because someone had hidden it in the racks. The people who work there are always either really young or really old and they have no sense of urgency. The last time I went, I was trying to buy a pair of sandals and the cashier was standing at another cashiers register. Now in all honesty, I don't know what they were doing - she could have been helping her - but she could have at least looked up and said "I'll be right with you" or something.

I was so annoyed, I just walked out.
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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I refuse to shop at Wal-Mart, though I have been into one once or twice. It was appalling. All those worried-looking people wearing vests. Everything I saw was made in China. It reminded me of a Costco for the developmentally disabled, or a Goodwill store that also featured groceries. Yech.

Target, on the other hand, is slightly more upscale. But all that Red affects my vision, and makes it dangerous to drive home, since the traffic lights become brown, biege, and chartreuse to me for a while afterwards, and I can't remember which color means stop.

So for me, it's a dead heat: I eschew Wal-Mart for aesthetic reasons, and Target because I'm afraid I might be rendered permanently color-blind.

You?
I don't give a damn for either of them, but then again, shopping sucks.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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As I said, I see them as interchangeable.

I just happen to live closer to Wal-Mart than Target, so of the two, Wal-Mart gets the business.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I refuse to shop at Wal-Mart, though I have been into one once or twice. It was appalling. All those worried-looking people wearing vests. Everything I saw was made in China. It reminded me of a Costco for the developmentally disabled, or a Goodwill store that also featured groceries. Yech.

Target, on the other hand, is slightly more upscale. But all that Red affects my vision, and makes it dangerous to drive home, since the traffic lights become brown, biege, and chartreuse to me for a while afterwards, and I can't remember which color means stop.

So for me, it's a dead heat: I eschew Wal-Mart for aesthetic reasons, and Target because I'm afraid I might be rendered permanently color-blind.

You?
Then you've really missed the core "slave galley" of Wal-Mart: it's million square foot distribution warehouses, and the job that "sucks your life out of you".
In the movie "Barbarabus" the great Antony Quinn plays the criminal that the mob frees, choosing his life to be spared over that of Jesus. He ends up in the Roman mercury mines, where the average life expectancy is five months.
The average job "life" expectancy at the Wal-Mart Warehouse? Five months

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Old 10-08-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I love Target so much better than Walmart. I avoid Walmart as much as possible, but I love browsing around Target & I always end up buying something.

Walmart has this hectic, messy environment, but Target feels calm & leisurely.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I haven't read all the threads but in this area at least the Walmart stores are horrible (at least they were several yrs. ago when I stopped stepping foot in one) - I don't shop at Target all that much either but when I do at least they are cleaner, more organized, etc.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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We mostly shop at wal-mart because target is hiugher and has much mre limited select anyway.We have super wal-marts and a target. They are pretty much the same except that target is alot less busy.
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