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Old 11-20-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I shop where it's cheap, and I don't care what store it is. That includes Target, WalMart, Big Lots, and the $.99 Cent Only Stores. I use coupons from the Sunday paper, and print them out from the internet. I'm really, really cheap. Some things are cheaper at WalMart, some at Target.

I like Fiber One cereal for breakfast, and WalMart carries it, but not the variety that I like, but Target does. So I buy it at Target, and the price is within a few cents of the price at WalMart.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I shop where it's cheap, and I don't care what store it is. That includes Target, WalMart, Big Lots, and the $.99 Cent Only Stores. I use coupons from the Sunday paper, and print them out from the internet. I'm really, really cheap. Some things are cheaper at WalMart, some at Target.

I like Fiber One cereal for breakfast, and WalMart carries it, but not the variety that I like, but Target does. So I buy it at Target, and the price is within a few cents of the price at WalMart.
Agreed. Wal-Mart is a great place to shop at and I see nothing wrong with it. If you don't shop there, than fine. However, no need to insult the ones that do.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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I guess my perspective is different than most people's perspectives. I live a few miles down the road from the Wal-Mart World Headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas (we actually have a Walton Five & Dime here). Almost everything around here receives a ton of money donated from Wal-Mart or the Walton family. Wal-Mart also pressures each of its distributors to have a distribution center in the same city as the headquaters which brings even more jobs to our area.

Needless to say, we love Wal-Mart in NW Arkansas.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I HATE Wal-Mart. Not because of their efficiency, their business model, or the fact that they destroy local businesses - I'm an economics major and can appreciate their innovation. In fact, I admire Wal-Mart as a corporation.

I hate Wal-Mart because after leaving, I find myself empathizing with people who go on psychotic shooting rampages or who move to the mountains to live off the land. The place makes me a little crazy if I go when it's busy. All I see is ignorant materialism, targeted-market advertising paying dividends, consumerism - people spending money they don't have on garbage they don't need.

But they've sure got low prices, so every now and then I grin and bear it.

I think people suffer from what I call "Dollar-Store Syndrome." When I'm in the Dollar-Store, I find myself buying things I never intended to buy because "it's only a dollar." So rather than save money, I end up spending more than I planned on stuff I never wanted.
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:24 PM
 
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...The place makes me a little crazy if I go when it's busy. All I see is ignorant materialism, targeted-market advertising paying dividends, consumerism - people spending money they don't have on garbage they don't need...

Could you please explain how your materialism is enlightened...while the rest of the crowds' is ignorant?

And you can look at total strangers and determine their financial condition and what merchandise "they don't need"?

Amazing!
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Walmart saves people money. Period. Like it or not. Name brands made in the USA will be cheaper. Off brands made overseas will be cheaper. If it isn't a store manager can lose his/her job real quick. Sam Walton was a man with a plan. He brought savings to the rural USA that other big box stores snubbed and look where it got his family. Name another business where a cashier has retired a millionaire....I try to pick off hours to shop to avoid crowds. Same for any shopping anywhere. I have forgotten more about Walmart that most people will ever really know. I carried keys to a store long enough to know exactly what I have said is the truth. Retail is a tough business. Be good at it or lose your shirt.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Walmart saves people money. Period.

Totally agree. I have just moved to an area that doesn't allow Walmart & I really miss it. You cannot beat them for prices on detergents, cat food and many other items. No one says that you have to shop there, merely that it's convenient (one-stop), not unpleasant and really cost-saving. How can that be a terrible thing?
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Could you please explain how your materialism is enlightened...while the rest of the crowds' is ignorant?

And you can look at total strangers and determine their financial condition and what merchandise "they don't need"?

Amazing!

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I guess if we want it, but he doesn't than it's senseless materialism, in his eyes.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Home
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Could you please explain how your materialism is enlightened...while the rest of the crowds' is ignorant?
He never did. He says he is ashamed himself over the "Dollar syndrome":

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When I'm in the Dollar-Store, I find myself buying things I never intended to buy because "it's only a dollar." So rather than save money, I end up spending more than I planned on stuff I never wanted.
He is feeling bad about the whole thing, including his own contribution to the situation.

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And you can look at total strangers and determine their financial condition and what merchandise "they don't need"?

Amazing!
Nice rhetorical. Are you being serious here? Are you saying that every single item, every bag of Cheetos, every "Turnip Twaddler" (from Ronco!!) is a necessity in the American Home?

Way to show the claws there man.

Rwarw! FSSSS!
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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If we could just do away with unions, minimum wages, worker benefits, child labor laws, anti-slavery, and environmental and consumer protection, we wouldn't need Walmart and it's foreigners and could make everything we need right here in the USA at affordable, and profitable, prices.
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