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Old 11-02-2014, 12:16 PM
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I like to shop around for the best prices, and Walmart will price-match almost anyone. I shop at Dollar General infrequently, maybe a few times per year, but I noticed they had the same brand of milk as one of the brands at Walmart, but Dollar General's price was much lower. The next time I was at Walmart, I happened to be buying milk, and remembered the Dollar General price, so I got that brand, and Walmart price-matched it. The main reason I don't shop at Dollar General very often is that their milk seems to be the only thing they sell at a lower price than Walmart. The other stuff seems to mostly be at higher prices.

Also when I shop for office supplies at Office Depot, I often find that the same items are at lower prices at Walmart.

And Walmart will take store coupons from other stores too. Kroger often sends customized coupons based on what you've been buying with your Kroger card. Walmart takes those coupons. Something that sells for $1.49 at Kroger, when you get a 50 cent coupon, is 99 cents there. The same thing at Walmart, with a regular price of $1.39, would be 89 cents there. That's an especially good deal because the coupons are customized, meaning you're getting coupons on the stuff you would buy anyway. Of course if you only buy stuff on sale at Kroger, the customization is going to be lopsided, but it's better than coupons that encourage you to buy junk food you normally wouldn't buy.

Kroger's loss leaders are often amazing, which is the main reason I shop there. But they expect people to buy more than just the loss leaders. But the way I see it, Kroger's loss leaders are a good deal, but most of their other stuff is cheaper at Walmart, so why pay more than you have to?

Walmart has an interesting strategy for loss leaders. Instead of advertising them, they mostly act like they're trying to keep them secret. That motivates people to look for them. Which might be part of the reason why so many people shop there.
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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It's kind of like our love? For the middle east. We really have no love for these Muslims, But their oil?
Wallmart has decent prices. A lot of the stuff is junky. Clothes don't last long. Then, if you think about the people in China. They live like slaves while working in factories with no safety or environmental reg's. Or thinking about American jobs lost to WM. How many small town stores went under. The pay is so lousy at WM that the state has to help WM employees out with food stamps and other benefits. But then again how many full time jobs are there out there?
The people who own wallmart,suck as far as i'm concerned. I try not to shop there.
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Those who shop at Walmart probably save a lot more on prices than they pay in extra taxes, because part of that tax burden is on those who don't shop there. If they advertised, "shop here and get free money from taxpayers" do you think they would get fewer customers or more?
Food stamps cost American tax payers $80 billion a year. Go ahead and shop at Walmart if that makes you happy, but you are not saving any money. You are just making the billionaires richer. You will pay them one way or another. At the cash register, or through your taxes.
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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Because so many people have been employed there and seen the monster from the inside out. There's a reason the turn over for employees is so high.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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There was an interesting story about Welfaremart trying to make a deal with Snapper lawn mowers. Bottom line was Snapper said no thanks, they couldn't keep their quality to sell at welfaremarts price. The mowers would have to be cheapened to substandard levels (or built offshore). That's how much they value America, couldn't care less about quality or where it's built, just feed the waltons more money.
One thing I found funny was how the welfaremart's executive had lawn chairs furniture for office furniture. Complete BS mind game for visitors.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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There was an interesting story about Welfaremart trying to make a deal with Snapper lawn mowers. Bottom line was Snapper said no thanks, they couldn't keep their quality to sell at welfaremarts price. The mowers would have to be cheapened to substandard levels (or built offshore). That's how much they value America, couldn't care less about quality or where it's built, just feed the waltons more money.
One thing I found funny was how the welfaremart's executive had lawn chairs furniture for office furniture. Complete BS mind game for visitors.
Gee Whiz, Look at all the Snapper mowers I found for sale at Walmart today.

Snapper Lawnmowers : Brands - Walmart.com

Guess your other story is BS too.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:38 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Gee Whiz, Look at all the Snapper mowers I found for sale at Walmart today.

Snapper Lawnmowers : Brands - Walmart.com

Guess your other story is BS too.

Oops.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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Google tells me it isn't complete BS, snapper did say no thanks at one point but then later said yes for reasons I don't feel like googling.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:41 PM
 
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THis is the article...

The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

I had no idea Snapper caved, probably because I never go to welfare mart.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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There was a story in my local Arkansas news about some local guy inventing a taco plate and getting a deal with walmart, while all this was going on I found the plates being sold on Amazon, I thought that was kind of funny. I think this is them http://www.amazon.com/Fiesta-Taco-Pl...ds=taco+plates

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