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Old 07-01-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I'm just not a Wal Mart fan. I usually try to give my money to smaller, more local type businesses. I do venture out to Wal Mart a couple times a month maybe.
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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we bought a hp computer ($750) from walmart, when we got home the moniter was broken, and when we looked at the box it had a return sticker from someone previous returning it, we took it back and they had no other computer to replace it with so we got our money back. we bought a xbox 360 game from walmart and when we played it it would freeze all through the game so w took it back and they gave us a new game we took it home and played it and it froze, so we went back to walmart and they would not give us cash cack even though we paid with cash. all they would give us was store credit. so we went to gamestop and bought the same game and it never froze once.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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we bought a hp computer ($750) from walmart, when we got home the moniter was broken, and when we looked at the box it had a return sticker from someone previous returning it, we took it back and they had no other computer to replace it with so we got our money back. we bought a xbox 360 game from walmart and when we played it it would freeze all through the game so w took it back and they gave us a new game we took it home and played it and it froze, so we went back to walmart and they would not give us cash cack even though we paid with cash. all they would give us was store credit. so we went to gamestop and bought the same game and it never froze once.

I would never buy a computer from Wal-mart, they aren't really a electronics store, better going off to a electronic store like Best Buy, Circuit City, etc etc
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:58 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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my friend works at the customer service desk at wal mart and she said that when a tv or computer is retured wal mart sends it off to get repaired then sells the now refurbished computer or tv for full price.

and for everyone saving money at Wal-Mart you must never look at your local grocery store papers you get in the mail, the meat and produce is higher at wal mart than every grocery store in the city that I have shopped at, so do you buy meat at wal-mart and what are you paying for it, ground beef sells for $2.69, I usually get it for $1.99 at Smiths or Albertsons, Milk sells for about $4 a gallon, I get it for $2.50, pre packaged crappy steaks at wal mart are the most expensive Ive seen.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:40 PM
 
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I guess what I don't like about WM is that they sell so much stuff you really don't need. Food/groceries are one thing, but all the cheap, Chinese made junk....do you need that many placemats, baskets, tshirts, bowls?? I don't. Too much of a consumerorgy for me.
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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Every place sells crap you don't need. That's the American way. If you don't need it, don't buy it. Don't blame Walmart. I see it at Target, Macy's, JC Penney's. Everywhere, including small mom and pop stores.
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Suffice to say: I will drive past a Wal-Mart to a regular store for grocery shopping.

Costco: OTOH; I can get into lots of trouble!

Back to W-M: most of those stores make me feel 'violated'------to the point I need to take a shower. Yet: I can be grubby/sweaty at a Pick-A-Part self service auto wrecking yard and I still feel 'cleaner'
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Every place sells crap you don't need. That's the American way. If you don't need it, don't buy it. Don't blame Walmart. I see it at Target, Macy's, JC Penney's. Everywhere, including small mom and pop stores.
Interesting observation bob. The May 2008 edition of National Grographic on page 170 has a list of statistics on China's exports.

One that caught my eye was: Percetage of goods sent to the US that ends up on Walmart's shelves is 9%.

So I guess that means that the remaining 91% is purchased in other US stores.
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:24 PM
 
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I would never buy a computer from Wal-mart, they aren't really a electronics store, better going off to a electronic store like Best Buy, Circuit City, etc etc
walmart was are last choice, we went to office max(office depot) then radio shack but none of them had pc computers. i live in hawaii stuck on an island we dont have a best buy or circuit city on this island.
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:32 AM
 
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Every place sells crap you don't need. That's the American way. If you don't need it, don't buy it. Don't blame Walmart. I see it at Target, Macy's, JC Penney's. Everywhere, including small mom and pop stores.
I don't blame WM per se, I just won't shop there or the other places that sell the cheap Chinese cr*p. I try not to buy anything that I don't need, and if I need it, I'll look for something handmade or handcrafted. Mom and pop don't sell this junk. I disagree that having storage rooms or Pods full of junk is the American way. It's the American way as of about 1980. There WAS a time when we didn't buy Chinese cr*p.
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