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Old 07-14-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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Walmart is cheaper and for the most part the same food quality. Where in the world do you live. I have lived in 17 states and never been more than 15 miles from a Walmart.
At my Walmart, there's a significant difference in the quality of food they sell and what's available at our farmer's markets and Whole Foods.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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There's certain things that we can do to stop consuming goods from slave world nations and there's certain things we cannot. At this point, all smartphones are made in these nations. There really are no alternatives.

However, there's no need to purchase clothing from Walmart, Target, etc. There's PLENTY of alternatives. Clothes made in the US, Italy, London, etc. are EASILY available here. We can do our part and throw our support against slave labor here. Same applies to furniture and plenty of household items.

We just can't do it everywhere. But as long as we're conscious and apply our beliefs where we can, we would be doing what's right.

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Old 07-14-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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At my Walmart, there's a significant difference in the quality of food they sell and what's available at our farmer's markets and Whole Foods.
This is true. Packaged goods, I'll buy at Sam's. Regular produce I buy at the local farmer's market. Huge difference.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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Moderator cut: That OP was removed, but your comments were valuable so I did leave them up.


There's certain things that we can do to stop consuming goods from slave world nations and there's certain things we cannot. At this point, all smartphones are made in these nations. There really are no alternatives.

However, there's no need to purchase clothing from Walmart, Target, etc. There's PLENTY of alternatives. Clothes made in the US, Italy, London, etc. are EASILY available here. We can do our part and throw our support against slave labor here. Same applies to furniture and plenty of household items.

We just can't do it everywhere. But as long as we're conscious and apply our beliefs where we can, we would be doing what's right.
your slave labor is a person in china second bowl of rice as they say. We have sold to countries for decades and even supply china with goods. We have no right to the entire wealth of the world just for where we are born. Its been a world market for s centuries and the western world have monopolized products.In the end the consumers decides and they have.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:57 PM
 
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Think for a minute, is it really hard to figure out why? Everything under one roof, a large selection, many stores around, open 24/7, better prices than most places. In a rural area it often offers the greatest selection choices one has. Target is a bit fancier, but their junk is still from China and so its not like there is any real difference in the two places. Even in the better stores, much of their clothing is produced in other countries. People with money to spare can wave the flag and always buy American, others buy based on quality and price. Politicians and corporate America is to blame for shipping everything off shore, don't blame the consumers trying to keep their family going in tough times for looking to get the best bargains they can find.

What I don't like about Walmart anymore is the way prices on their own brands have gone up. For instance their 32 oz yogurt is the same price as Yoplait. That makes no sense to me at all. I eat a lot of yogurt and I remember when there was a great deal of difference in price. They seem to have lost their old mantra about low price since Sam died. Nothing gripes me more than seeing such huge percentage increases on small items.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Agree Todd.

Many of their equate items have shrunk with the same or higher price as the name brand.
We shop there because it is less than 6 miles from us.
What we don't purchase there we drive 2 blocks to the right and buy at Sprouts.

Bottom line is it saves us $$$, gas, time. They take competitor coupons, have always been. Friendly. And helpful, and most of the people who work here are people we know from our close community.
Walmart donates to our troops and local school.
We live in a Walmart State. It does not bother me in the least.

There are more important issues in MY life I choose not to support. Walmart isn't one of them.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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Okay, let's see if I have this right: We all boycott Walmart because some third world people are working for slave wages. And the Walmart employees aren't exactly out shopping for Ferrari's, either. So Walmart closes because we have taken away all their business. And the people who are struggling to feed and clothe their families no longer have an option as to cheaper goods. And the employees of Walmart are no longer. Employed, that is. So while they may be able to collect UI, they can't afford to shop at Whole Foods, or Trader Joe's or the local Mom and Pop store. And Walmart is closed.

The companies who supply Walmart with items to sell will have to lay off thousands of employees because their manufacturing numbers are way down. And the poor third-worlder who was making enough to afford some rice and once in a while maybe, a piece of fish, no longer has even the slave job.

Truckers are parking their rigs because there isn't much to transport these days. After all, Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, is closed.

And with all those unemployed people, the tax base is shot to he!!, and people are applying for welfare benefits and medical assistance in unsupportable numbers. But, hey, we met our goal! Walmart is closed. Talk about your trickle-down effect.

After that, what say we go after K-Mart, then Target, and hey, McDonald's has gotten too big for its britches. Oh, well, we can always sell apples on the street corner a la 1930. Except not too many people have a nickle to buy one.

Why do people shop at Walmart? For all the reasons listed in the last 14 pages. Don't like it? Make that your "One Thing" and don't shop there. And good for you that you have a fat wallet to afford to go elsewhere. Not everybody does.

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:29 AM
 
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You nailed it!!

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Okay, let's see if I have this right: We all boycott Walmart because some third world people are working for slave wages. And the Walmart employees aren't exactly out shopping for Ferrari's, either. So Walmart closes because we have taken away all their business. And the people who are struggling to feed and clothe their families no longer have an option as to cheaper goods. And the employees of Walmart are no longer. Employed, that is. So while they may be able to collect UI, they can't afford to shop at Whole Foods, or Trader Joe's or the local Mom and Pop store. And Walmart is closed.

The companies who supply Walmart with items to sell will have to lay off thousands of employees because their manufacturing numbers are way down. And the poor third-worlder who was making enough to afford some rice and once in a while maybe, a piece of fish, no longer has even the slave job.

Truckers are parking their rigs because there isn't much to transport these days. After all, Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, is closed.

And with all those unemployed people, the tax base is shot to he!!, and people are applying for welfare benefits and medical assistance in unsupportable numbers. But, hey, we met our goal! Walmart is closed. Talk about your trickle-down effect.

After that, what say we go after K-Mart, then Target, and hey, McDonald's has gotten too big for its britches. Oh, well, we can always sell apples on the street corner a la 1930. Except not too many people have a nickle to buy one.

Why do people shop at Walmart? For all the reasons listed in the last 14 pages. Don't like it? Make that your "One Thing" and don't shop there. And good for you that you have a fat wallet to afford to go elsewhere. Not everybody does.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:34 PM
 
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I shop at Walmart because I am a poor American. I know there are elitists who are high and mighty and are against Walmart for various reasons but I shop there because the food they sell is cheap. I am able to afford food for myself and still have money in the bank afterwards. I have coworkers who have worked at Walmart and they say it isn't a bad place to work. I have also found their in house brand Great Value to offer some really good products for half the price. Gotta go where you can get your deal with your dollar, for me Walmart is that place.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:38 AM
 
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I mostly shop at Walmart because it is the only large store we have in our town. I like their prices and I can do one-stop shopping. What I don't like about Walmart is I do not think their meats or fruits are as good as other grocery stores.
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