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Old 08-26-2009, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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The only thing better than a Walmart is a Super Walmart.

I don't care how many Asian children they enslave, or how many Mom & Pops they run out of business.

If they have what I want at a good price, I will buy it there.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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However, whenever I can find the same stuff at Target stores and it's only slightly higher, I'll go ahead and pay the slightly higher price there as Target donates money into communities, and doesn't have that Borg, "you will be assimilated, resistance is futile", mentality about them.
I'm only going to comment on this one item because it's a little mis-leading.
I don't know if you meant it that way or not...but.

I work with a lot of the children's programs that are sponsored by the local government. Both WalMart AND Target are very generous in giving to the programs. Sometimes we just walk in the door at WalMart and they greet us with giftcards to use either as door prizes or to off set our expenses.
So WalMart also gives back to the community.

I just thought it only fair to clearify that.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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The only thing better than a Walmart is a Super Walmart.

I don't care how many Asian children they enslave, or how many Mom & Pops they run out of business.

If they have what I want at a good price, I will buy it there.
God bless America.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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The only thing better than a Walmart is a Super Walmart.

I don't care how many Asian children they enslave, or how many Mom & Pops they run out of business.

If they have what I want at a good price, I will buy it there.
As far as the Asian Children, they do get jobs and more importantly food souly because of walmart. Without them many would die of hunger. The consquence is american job loss...
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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They are evil, but they are cheap. I save about $35 a week using them. I do still go to the local farmer's market and the butcher shoppe though.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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To save money, duh.

I have a big problem with the concept that Wal-Mart "runs" Mom & Pops out of business. Unfortunately for a smaller store they just are not going to be able to offer the same prices as the big box stores. Unless they make it up somehow with better service or a more unique selection people are going to shop where they can get the best deal.

That's just the way it is.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I hate shopping at walmart so usually only go for Rx's that are 4.00. I really hate contributing to a place that tries to keep employees part-time so no benefits and the fact that everything there is from China, not that you can find UTA items anywhere, it is just such a Big-Conglomerate type place that I detest.

The employee thing is what I have heard here!
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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All I know is that I need to save money especially in these times. Walmart is always cheaper and plus if I have coupons it's way less cheaper than local stores. But I cannot get every thing I want at Walmart. Plus after a while they they will just stop carrying items that I used to buy.

I will shop local to buy items that Walmart will never carry or discontinued because a vendor will not cut their price or integrity.

Don't you hate it-to save money these days there is no one stop and shop!
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:16 PM
 
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Personally, we have a superior competitor here, Meijer (yes, it's a supercenter, the original model, actually). I ALWAYS shop there, because "Vuel-Mart" (as they say in thie god-awful commercials) is HORRIBLE.

I can't wait until they go the way of Kmart, or worse. Hopefully, we won't pick them back up.

ALSO- Kroger has the same prescriptions here ($4). So yeah, can't wait until they die
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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Well... box of Cascade Farms or whatever granola cereal, $2.48 at W-Mart, $3.98 at other grocers. 3 pounds of ground turkey, $5.38 at W-Mart, $7.00 at the others. Contact solution $8.12, or something close, $10.99 at the others.

Here lately Target is close to or beating W-Mart for dry items, canned items, and paper goods. What may finally drive me from W-Mart now is the horribly ugly new white packaging for their brand of things like ziplock type bags. What where they thinking?

Sometimes I go into W-Mart, and half the shelves in a section are empty. What? Are we in communist Russia or something?? Walmart, one of the dualities in my life. Love-tolerate/hate.
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