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Old 01-02-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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I love my 24 hour Walmart!
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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I could never pronounce any of the walmart cashiers names at the store i go to because most of them are from the middle east. The people who came here for a better life to work at Walmart
I had a young woman tell me the other day--with a very broad smile--that people usually get her name wrong...but I didn't.

Middle eastern names aren't hard. Pinyin is hard.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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I don't like the way Walmart takes over and kills the smaller businesses. Hooray for towns that won't allow Walmart in; that way the town keeps its own shops and maintains its own character.

I go to Walmart every once in a while though. It was by far the cheapest place to get a battery for my car yesterday. We bought a tv there one time. Other than that, even though I'm on a strict budget, I can do without it.

We are lucky to have a good chain of grocery stores that's cheaper than Walmart. We shop at the Dollar Store for paper products, dish soap, and other similar products. T.J.Maxx and Marshalls have name brand clothing. Walmart ruins everything with their greed and I won't support them.
There is zero economic difference between Walmart and Dollar General, and very little between them and any national chain store. If you want to make some difference, stick with the unique local stores.

But I don't really believe Walmart kills local stores. Shopping malls sporting national chains do that to a far greater extent than a Walmart does.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:45 PM
 
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I usually buy my Cheap Chinese Junk on Amazon.

But if I need Cheap Chinese Hardware, I shop at Ace.

For Cheap Chinese Office Junk, Staples has it.

All my other Cheap Chinese Junk, I buy at Walmart.

Except for Super Cheap Chinese Junk, that I buy from the Dollar Store.

Ha ha.

Doh!
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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"Lower strata employee", hmmmmmmmm.


I always have to wonder what you guys do to always get treated "badly" no matter where you go, whether it's Wal-Mart or CVS or a car dealer or a restaurant or wherever.

"Lower strata" is akin to cockroach exoskeleton, isn't it?
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Actually, I love Wal-Mart!

It's the best place to buy all the stuff that comes in boxes. I buy all my fresh food at Sprouts.
Stuff that comes in boxes? You mean like cereal that is a week away from its "use by" date and crackers that are broken?
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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There is zero economic difference between Walmart and Dollar General, and very little between them and any national chain store. If you want to make some difference, stick with the unique local stores.

But I don't really believe Walmart kills local stores. Shopping malls sporting national chains do that to a far greater extent than a Walmart does.
Do you not explore the national media at all or do you read "everything" and fail to comprehend, a la Half-Governor Palin?

Because low and high publications from the right (NY Daily News and Forbes) to the left (Raw Story and Forward Progressives) have laid out the argument quite effectively. Even people who don't think it's a problem that Walmart destroys small, locally owned businesses (Forbes, for example) agree — Walmart is a community and jobs killer.

Opinion: Study shows Walmart kills small biz - NY Daily News

Forbes Welcome

Report: Wal-Mart actually kills jobs, creates taxpayer burdens

Walmart Strikes Again With A New Attempt To Further Destroy Small Businesses
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:44 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Do you not explore the national media at all or do you read "everything" and fail to comprehend, a la Half-Governor Palin?
Perhaps Ralph Kirk thinks for himself and doesn't rely on the google search copy/paste game.
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Old 01-02-2016, 05:40 PM
 
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Amazing! With all the people who don't /won't shop at Walmart, it should be easier to find a parking spot.

I do agree, I would like it if they had more checkout lines staffed, but it's no different than Target, or most of the local grocery stores.

Many of the local store owners/management think you should shop local just for the sake of shopping local. If they can't offer lower prices, that's ok, but their service should be impeccable. If not, they deserve to go out of business.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:37 PM
 
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actually, I have to say the walmart employees in my experience. are some of the most cheerful employees. I would not be so cheerful if I had to work there with all those crowds of customers. Most surly are our local chain grocery store workers. They can barely even say "thank you" after checking out... when we just dropped $100+ dollars in their store!
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