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Old 12-02-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I almost never go there. I will avoid shopping anywhere where they have detectors or employees checking me on the way out to see I'm not stealing anything. I realize theft is a big problem for retailers, but there are more subtle and less insulting and crass ways of doing it. I feel my dignity is worth a few extra bucks.

If I'm shopping for something specific and I see it in their ad, I'll go. I do not enjoy the lack of ambiance, the crowds of unattractive people, and the lack of customer service.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:00 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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I will avoid shopping anywhere where they have detectors or employees checking me on the way out to see I'm not stealing anything.

I refuse to go to stores that do this & if I am in one and they ask me to show them my merchandise and receipt, I just walk by. I'm too old for that nonsense.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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Well, ain't it neat that we are free to shop where we want?

If you dislike Wal-Mart, you can shop elsewhere....same freedom we all have. It's your money, spend it where you want.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: mesa arizona
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I love wal-mart. I worked there as a overnight stocker and still to this day shop there. But of course with my budgeting I often do go to other stores to get items that are to high priced at wal-mart.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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My name is Shirley,
I live in Weaverville,N.C. Since last April,2007 A new shopping center is to come to Weaverville, N.C. It was to have a Lowes and Walmart Supercenter. I was at a community meeting today, at a church about a mile from where i live, and two men brought up that Walmart is backing out, because they are going broke. They were asked where they heard it, but they would not say. If anyone know anything about it let me know. I was looking forward to it. E-Mail peacelily@cherter.net
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:03 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Love em or hate em it's about all we have here, so yes, we do shop there. When I lived in CA you would have NEVER caught me in a Wal Mart. They were dirty and disgusting. Here in NC they are kept up pretty well. I'm not big on shopping in crowds and the lack of personal assistance in finding certain items can be trying but unless we want to drive an hour to a decent sized town it's what we have. We do drive that hour to do our monthly shopping but go to Wal Mart for our everyday needs!! I have heard that here it is the center of the universe?? HA! My hubby and I always joke about that.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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My name is Shirley,
I live in Weaverville,N.C. Since last April,2007 A new shopping center is to come to Weaverville, N.C. It was to have a Lowes and Walmart Supercenter. I was at a community meeting today, at a church about a mile from where i live, and two men brought up that Walmart is backing out, because they are going broke. They were asked where they heard it, but they would not say. If anyone know anything about it let me know. I was looking forward to it. E-Mail peacelily@cherter.net
Shirleygo, trust me, Walmart ain't going broke. I read the Wall Street Journal every day and have NEVER seen anything about them going broke. (unfortunately...)
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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As I said on another thread. I like shopping at Walmart and I refuse to apologize for it.
It has saved me alot of time and $$ over the years. My family benefited from both of the extras.
I get quality products for quality prices.

As for the employee relations...the employees chose to work there just as I chose to work where I do.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:07 AM
 
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I don't big chain stores that much, but I especially don't like SCUMCO(Costco). They've abused eminent domain statues like no other and than they point out how they pay their employees high wages (if you call $10hr a high wage) and benefits. What they forgot to mention is they stole the land from the locals by the greasing politicians, and then getting tax breaks above that. So the wages and benefits are being subsidized by the local tax payers, but we do get to buy a 5 gallon tub of Mayonise at a relatively low price. For what ever that's worth.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:52 AM
 
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I don't big chain stores that much, but I especially don't like SCUMCO(Costco). They've abused eminent domain statues like no other and than they point out how they pay their employees high wages (if you call $10hr a high wage) and benefits. What they forgot to mention is they stole the land from the locals by the greasing politicians, and then getting tax breaks above that. So the wages and benefits are being subsidized by the local tax payers, but we do get to buy a 5 gallon tub of Mayonise at a relatively low price. For what ever that's worth.
Tax breaks, eminent domain abuse, and greasing local politicians are all part of the package deal for most of the big box stores. Costco isn't much better or much worse than the others. Walmart and the rest pull the same crap, and STILL pay much worse than Costco...
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