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Old 08-11-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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Usually I find what I want, and it's cheaper.

I notice that Walmart always seems to be busy too.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It's not the fellow shoppers at Wal Mart that annoy me, it's the sole cashier open on a Saturday afternoon, it's the chaotic shelves where nothing is near the price tag on the shelf, if the merchandise has been restocked at all, it's the cheap merchandise.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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While I am fortunate enough to live in an area with a LOT of grocery stores, and farmers markets, as well as several Walmarts and Targets (and even a KMart)...

I will ALWAYS pick Target over Walmart. Main reason... the people who are shopping there. The people in our local Walmarts look like the "people of walmart" website --- scary, scary people. Plus our walmart stores are GROSS.

Target is cleaner, brighter, and the people there appear to be normal. So it wins my vote
I see the same people in both target and wal mart but then luckily they are not scary. Too bad your is . Really no scary people any where here in shopping.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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It's not the fellow shoppers at Wal Mart that annoy me, it's the sole cashier open on a Saturday afternoon, it's the chaotic shelves where nothing is near the price tag on the shelf, if the merchandise has been restocked at all, it's the cheap merchandise.
Wow, I cannot imagine one cashier on a Sat. afternoon in our store. We are soooo busy they are going like mad and a lot of them! By the time I got off Sat. I was totally exhausted, it was so busy all day. But it's that way every day at our store and lucky for us, I guess, the shelves keep getting stocked.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I see the same people in both target and wal mart but then luckily they are not scary. Too bad your is . Really no scary people any where here in shopping.
Same here. I don't know where these "scary people" are but they aren't here! Some of them might look a little sloppy in their dress but they aren't "scary" and most of them are just ordinary every day people. I guess I should be grateful for that. I see them at different stores too, not just mine.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:04 AM
 
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I think the "rollback values" at Walmart are overrated. I can get a bunch of good things at a dollar store and not have to walk as much. Walmarts seem to be more like retail hell every time I walk in one. If I have to go to a discount department store, I will go to Target. I've only been to Wally World twice this year, and that's too much. I prefer normal-sized grocery stores for food. Publix and Kroger have very good deals on food items - a lot of 2-for-1s and discounts. If you buy what's on sale and not what you "have" to get, it can be pretty cheap.

I feel sorry for small towns that are being taken over by the store. All I will say about the clientele is go see PeopleOfWalmart.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:17 AM
 
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For some people, Walmart may be their only choice.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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To go with what Thomas says....
In most rural areas your shopping choices are very limited. It can be very cost effective to make the trip and stock up on your basic necessities.

As much as I would love to give my business to the local grocer...if I can provide the basic necessities for $40-$50 less at WalMart, that's $40-$50 more I have to pay the bills.

And the Tide you buy at WalMart is the same Tide you'd buy at a "classier" store.


ITA. I go where the bargains are. I'm always amused when I hear people take swipes at Walmart's "products." With the exception of house brands, which most stores carry, the merchandise is the same there as elsewhere and, more often, at a savings.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Catch-22. Can't afford to pay higher prices with lousy or no wages.
Very true - it is a bit of a vicious circle.

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More of the blame to the corporations who give their top tier brass insane $$$ packages. Cut a little fat off the top and spread that to your front line, maybe things would get a little better.
Maybe. Although it sometimes seems to easy to villify the salaries of the "top tier brass".
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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I think the "rollback values" at Walmart are overrated. I can get a bunch of good things at a dollar store and not have to walk as much. Walmarts seem to be more like retail hell every time I walk in one. If I have to go to a discount department store, I will go to Target. I've only been to Wally World twice this year, and that's too much. I prefer normal-sized grocery stores for food. Publix and Kroger have very good deals on food items - a lot of 2-for-1s and discounts. If you buy what's on sale and not what you "have" to get, it can be pretty cheap.

I feel sorry for small towns that are being taken over by the store. All I will say about the clientele is go see PeopleOfWalmart.
What is funny to me about this post is, occasionally I'll stop in the local dollar store, and the people there are LESS nasty then the people I see at our local Walmart.
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