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Old 03-06-2008, 04:41 AM
 
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WALMART is GOD!!! it is SO awesome!! it has the best stuff for the best prices!! They can't be beat!!!

Thank god for WalMarts!! It is a shame that some communities are voting them down and not letting them in. Inglewood voted against them. Just imagine how much business a WalMart would do in Inglewood.

I worked as mgmt at WalMart back in 97 when they first hit 100billion revenue. They have tripled 10 yrs!!
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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A new one opens tomorrow near me. Lowe's has already put out our 2 local True Values, so we'll see what Walmart does.

Fort Mill Times — WAL-MART: Tega Cay gets down to business (http://fortmilltimes.com/local/story/6832131p-6104636c.html - broken link)
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Wal-Mart is opening 2 new stores here this week in the Albuquerque Metro area,I wish they would stop building those things.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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A long time ago I used to buy in there, but I noted they began to rise their prices with no special reason. Then I changed to this other store:

Frye - Women's - Infinity Shoes

where I bough my last frye boots.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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WALMART is GOD!!! it is SO awesome!! it has the best stuff for the best prices!! They can't be beat!!!

Thank god for WalMarts!! It is a shame that some communities are voting them down and not letting them in. Inglewood voted against them. Just imagine how much business a WalMart would do in Inglewood.

I worked as mgmt at WalMart back in 97 when they first hit 100billion revenue. They have tripled 10 yrs!!
From my experience, Walmart often has prices higher than other stores in our area. They suck.
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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From my experience, Walmart often has prices higher than other stores in our area. They suck.
Walmart most often has prices LOWER than other stores in our area. They rock.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Walmart most often has prices LOWER than other stores in our area. They rock.
I went there last night to the brand new one near us with my fiance and her family. They were cheaper on some items; higher on others and the same on some things. Everything that our local grocery store had on sale, Walmart matched their prices as "rollbacks" so they don't have to adjust the prices at the service desk. But as an example, their store brand soda is 67 cents for a 2 liter bottle, the exact same price it is at our regular grocery store. My fiance's mother co-owns a feline rescue center and usually buys canned cat food at a Walmart a few miles away, but the same food was 10 cents more per can at this new location. That's a big difference for something that costs 30 or 40 cents. Their tires, as I said before, are way more than any other tire store in the area and they don't even include mounting and balancing. The new Walmart was the emptiest Walmart I have ever been in too as only a few people were in their last night at 7-8pm. If that continues, that store will close soon and leave an empty space like they always do.

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Old 03-14-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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Okay. I'm a Wal-Mart hater. But I'm not a paranoid, reactionary crypto-socialist who offers up a kneejerk "Wal-Mart...Baaaaadddddd," every time the Roll Back jingle comes on television.

I hate Wal-Mart for specific reasons. The crowded aisles. The noise. The complete and total absence of help. The stump-neck, gap-toothed, knuckle-dragging, polyester-wearing clientele. And that fact that there's evidently a designated Child Beating Zone in front of every one of their locations. Why? Because every time I pull into one of their parking lots, some kid is getting his from a very ticked-off parent.

But I sure do love their prices. That's why I'll put up with it.

So I have this answer to you people who whine and complain about Wal-Mart putting local merchants out of business. Has it ever occurred to you that local merchants have been raping you at the cash register for years? Heck, if the local clothing store or hardware store or grocery store can come within 10% of Wal-Mart's price, then I'll drive my happy butt there. But the prices aren't even close.

What's more, I'd pay more for service. But the average merchant is high-priced and lazy when it comes to stocking products, or even having a little imagination in their inventory. And it's not like Wal-Mart snuck into my town overnight. It took months and months and months to get zoning approval, pour a foundation, build the building, and stock the cotton-picking shelves...ample time for local merchants to get their act together and get competitive.

So, c'mon guys. Make me want to like you more. You can start by doing the simple things:

1) Actually provide decent service. You could shoot up a flare pistol in the aisles of Wal Mart and still not get any help. So if you'd just uncross your arms and come out from behind the cash register, you'll already have a leg up on the colossus out of Bentonville.

2) You don't have to match Wal-Mart's price. But saying Stick 'Em Up at the cash register doesn't help either. I'm a pretty careful comparison shopper. Every once in a while, an item at Wal-Mart is more expensive. But, for the most part, Wal-Mart is way cheaper. So lower your prices, and get more efficient with how you run your store.

3) Try marketing. Working the Rotary Club on Wednesday afternoon isn't promoting your business. That's just networking. Get out there and drum up some business, lest we forget that you exist.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Another reason I hate wal-mart is--they rarely let their employees go home even when they are really sick,my friend who works there was just telling me that this big guy was about to pass out last night cause he was so sick and she asked him why he came to work and he said that a manager told him that if he didnt come in that he could possibly lose his job.

another example of this-last year an older lady was really sick and management wouldnt let her go home,so when she got off she passed away in her car in the parking lot and they didnt find her untill that next morning.I wish her family would have sued Wal-Mart.

This was at the Coors Bypass location in Albuquerque,New Mexico.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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So you are talking down about the clientele, yet you admit you are one of them? Ironic. I'm not against all big box stores. The 2 True Values we had (and one was large for a TV) both went out of business when Lowe's opened in the area. Those 2 TV's employed maybe 10 people outside of the owners and that's probably a high guess. The Lowe's employs a couple of hundred people, complete with benefits, 401k, etc. Heck, the former TV owners probably work there and make more money. But Walmart sucks for a lot of the reasons you mentioned and many others. They are ridiculos with their vendors which is part of the reason some of their prices are cheap.
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