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Old 02-03-2007, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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would be curious to know why so many folks have issues with Walmart. I see it over and over on these forums. The one we have here in RI is pretty good. They are trying to get rezoned to make it Super but alot of folks in NC seem really disgruntled with it. Is there a specific thread I should check out? TIA for the info.
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:36 PM
 
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The Walmart issues in Union COunty have to do with placement. In Marvin and Waxhaw Walmart wanted to put their stores right smack in the middle of very nice, quaint areas and thye don't belong there. People don't hate Walmart in general they jsut want them positioned correctly on the larger by-ways that can withstand the volume of traffic and crime Walmarts create.
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:37 PM
 
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Default interesting

Up here outside of Philly they are not very nice stores in fact they don't attract the clientele that you typically see in Union County so I am surprised people even want them there.
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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would be curious to know why so many folks have issues with Walmart. I see it over and over on these forums. The one we have here in RI is pretty good. They are trying to get rezoned to make it Super but alot of folks in NC seem really disgruntled with it. Is there a specific thread I should check out? TIA for the info.
It'd be nice to see Wal-Marts design their structures to fit into the local environment (i.e. in a mountain region, seeing a Wal-Mart designed in a way to look like a timber framed home or along the lines of REI would be nice).

Me, personally, I love Wal-Mart for the selection and the prices. And in this day when budgets are important for me to maintain, they're a GODsend. However, I do agree that in 'some' areas, some Wal-Marts attract a crowd that does not necessarily boost the image of the area.

On the other hand, there's a lot of media propaganda too. Some justified, but mostly all blown out of proportion. I'm thouroughly happy that Wal-Marts came around. K-Marts became so seedy with a poor selection and terrible prices. Target was following suit until Wal-Mart came around, now I visit Target all the time because I believed they boosted their own image purely because of Wal-Mart's competition. Too bad K-Mart did not follow suit. I'd like to see them completely disappear.
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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I love the fact that everyone doesn't shop at walmart for food and everything else. I love to see full size grocery stores instead of this monopoly called walmart!!!
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I love the fact that everyone doesn't shop at walmart for food and everything else. I love to see full size grocery stores instead of this monopoly called walmart!!!
Not really a fact. Though I have my favorite supermarkets back home that I cannot here, I do shop occasionally for food at Wal-Mart and at Target. I wouldn't say they always have the best prices, however, when it comes to food, but the convenience is nice especially if I need to pick up a few or more things. Still, I think we have better prices for groceries in California than here... but that's an contention best left for another thread.
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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Miklaur, there is a thread about Wal-Mart on the "other topics" forum. It's actually a poll about Wal-Mart being an evil empire. Maybe you should check that out.
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Dilworth - Charlotte, NC.
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GOsh I dislike that store. It was a good thing they did not allow the wallmart in that quaint location because it would of completely ruined it. Call me ol fashioned but I like to buy my groceries in the regular supermarkets like FoodLion, BIlo or Harris Teeter. And if I can find a old school butcher even better!
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Old 02-04-2007, 01:18 AM
 
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My fiance and I love the super walmart. Last weekend we got motor oil and filters, Ipod headphones, cereal bowls, paint, golf tees, a swimsuit, sneakers and all our food shopping in one stop. I've said that I'm not going to go there during the day anymore since it's open 24 hours to avoid the people.
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Wellington, FL
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Rent this DVD and see for yourself. "Walmart the high cost of doing business."
There's also an anti Walmart campaign you can join. I quit going there 2 years ago. I would not set foot in the store. Walmart is destroying our American companies and helping to make China "the world leader." I could go on and on but watch the DVD it sums it all up. Why do you think Walmart has that new commercail on TV about giving their employees health care? They were telling them how to get welfare.
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