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Old 02-07-2007, 05:28 PM
 
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Between their rising prices and quest to have more part-time employees seems like these days you either love Wal Mark's or hate them.

My question for you guys is:

Do you like/and shop at Wal Mart? Do you feel they are a good deal?

Do you prefer to spend more for quality/selection on groceries?

I personally buy very little at Wal Mart. My favorite is Costco and Mejers but I don't live near one at this time. I am back to several stores for things.. like the old days. Pet's Mart for a better selection of dog food. And pretty good prices. Walgreens for cosmetics. Household items at Wal Mart. And a good old fashioned grocery store for...... groceries.
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:36 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Default Topic has been discussed to death

You are new to the forum so you wouldn't know it but many forum member have strong opinions about Walmart. We've had threads that have been closed by the Moderators because they got so heated. Here are some links to those threads:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/charl...hlight=walmart

http://www.city-data.com/forum/other...hlight=walmart

http://www.city-data.com/forum/other...hlight=walmart
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Talking On a side-note!

Is it just me or does/would anyone would ever like to be a Walmart greeter?! It'd be a morbidly interesting job for sure!
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Southern Ca but getting out soon
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I would greet all with "welcome to hell, have a great time" oh and "don't forget the tylenol on isle.. your gonna need it because it is so loud in here".
anyways--
When I was 16 or 17 I got a job at Millers Outpost during Christmas. I did alot of different things but one week they made me the door greeter. I quit after 3 days of that. I don't think standing in one spot all day is good at any age. I hated retail and never tried it again.
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:37 PM
 
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Default Heated.... LOL

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Originally Posted by Isabella View Post
You are new to the forum so you wouldn't know it but many forum member have strong opinions about Walmart. We've had threads that have been closed by the Moderators because they got so heated. Here are some links to those threads:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/charl...hlight=walmart

http://www.city-data.com/forum/other...hlight=walmart

http://www.city-data.com/forum/other...hlight=walmart

Getting heated about a store? LOL. Some people really have too much time on their hands and not enough to think about. Pathetic.
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Getting heated about a store? LOL. Some people really have too much time on their hands and not enough to think about. Pathetic.
I think it is a bit harsh to say it is pathetic. People generally stumble on to this website because they are doing research on a particular state then they realize that there are discussions other than the subjects related to a particular state or city. Pretty much anything and everything is discussed here as well as even playing games. If you read the Walmart threads and then do some research on your own, you will realize that their arguments are legitimate and it is important to educate ourselves about issues that are affecting the people in our country. We are discussing how decisions or business practices held by this huge company can negatively affect people and that I believe is something worth discussing. It is not like they are discussing the relationship between Brittany Spears and Kevin Fenderline. Although, that might be fun to discuss. hmmmmmmmmm maybe I'll start a thread on that
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:30 AM
 
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I shop at Wal-Mart once a week...I get most of my groceries there, besides fruit and meat. They have lower prices by far on the products that I buy. Yeah, it is hell sometimes, like around Christmas, but I go during the day when there aren't that many people shopping...
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I neither love it nor hate it... my "mega-store" of choice is Target, since I think the quality is better & their products are cuter. We also have more Targets than Wal-Marts around here, for whatever reason - closest Wal-Mart is in Newark, which is about 20 minutes from me. I've only been there once in recent years, when I had a 3am computer emergency (mouse broke while writing a term paper due the following day), and it's the only 24-hour store of that type.

If I really sit down and ponder the issues, of course I disagree with a lot of what that corporation stands for. But if I had to do that before every shopping trip, I'd never get anything done! So I just try to put politics aside, and concentrate on getting what I need & want at a decent price... I'm not a "bargain shopper", so quality usually comes first, but a good deal is appreciated too.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Oh, and I shop at Safeway for my grocery needs, unless I'm feeling like a splurge... then I hit Molly Stone, Piazza's (gourmet market) or Trader Joe's. And for pet supplies, my favorite local store is Pet Food Express, which might be a national chain. I like the selection at Petco & PetSmart, but their prices are actually higher than Pet Food Express, and customer service is horrible. I also have questions about their treatment of the animals, especially at Petco...
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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In this town, I do most of my shopping at Wal-Mart. I don't like it, but I like the prices a lot more then I like the prices at our other choice of stores.

We only have 3 sources of groceries in this town. Here's a comparison:

$2.79 Orange Juice, frozen concentrate $2.00 with membership card
$2.49 Orange juice, frozen concentrate
$ .99 Orange juice, frozen concentrate

All three places are the same brand. Of course, the last one is Wal-Mart.

Most all the groceries are priced conciderably lower then the other two sources.

Although there are a few things that the other stores have the Wal-Mart does have.

I get a kick out of the other stores advertising "Buy locally instead of from that chain." The store saying that is Safeway. What? They're not a chain?
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