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Old 12-31-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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...You cannot beat their prices for cat food and detergents and all...
Not always true.
Friskies Cat Food is .50 a can at WalMart.
It's .65 at our local IGA.
But it's .49 a can at our local Swanson's Grocery.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I have noticed that in some places Walmart has become it's own competition. Their big box monstrosities have run off most of the other smaller retailers with their mercenary tactics and they have saturated the area with so many of their units..one every 10 miles or so. Sad thing is, once everyone is shopping at Walmart, like at the proverbial mining company store, a closed Walmart leaves a huge void for consumers and employees alike.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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----- 'how badly they treat their workers "--

Many of those workers came to Walmart cuz the wages they now make are better than the wages they were getting.

Yes, some of them even were employees of other stores in that town who didn't want to see Walmart come in.

If Walmart was a factory-yes------I would say their wages to employees are low

Since Walmart is a retail store, many workers came to Walmart cuz it was better than the small retail store they worked at.

Seems, years back, nobody complained about the low wages the small town store owner paid his employees. Nobody complained that the small town store owner had a nice house, new car, put all his kids thru college, yet paid his workers a low salary.

So low, that many headed to Walmart when they started accepting applications.


Why is that ?



Last year, I walked into my local Chicagoland bakery. The lady who has served me for years told me that she was leaving the store and that this was her last day.

Well, where are you working?

"I will be working at the local Walmart Supermarket."

Why there?

Her voice got real quiet and she said, "They offered me the bakery supervisor job at the new store. I will be making $2/ hour MORE than this bakery and for the first time in nearly twenty years, I will be receiving MEDICAL insurance benefits."

Obviously, SHE did not think that the Walmart wages and benefits were all that bad.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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You'll never convince people who have bought into the "evilness of Walmart", who then go and simply regurgitate the incorrect info they've heard (instead for finding things out for themselves) and then flap their gums about how evil Walmart is and repeat the false info while at the same time getting up on their high pedestal and proclaiming how they never shop at Walmart.. that what they believe, isn't true. No matter where the source of the truth comes from or not. Surprised Michael Moore hasn't made a movie about the big, bad evil Walmart for these people to start referencing.

If you look at about 90% of the anti-WalMart material, it is bought and paid for by the United Food and Commercial Workers Unions which has been trying for years to organize WalMart employees (whether they want it or not).

Their last major attack was in the 90s against Food Lion. That campaign failed and was discredited when two ABC "reporters" filmed themselves relabeling outdated meats "at the direction" of Food Lion management. Food Lios's parent sued ABC and won a settlement in court.

All I know is that Jewel was selling eggs in my town for $1.99 before Aldi and WalMart showed up in town EVEN THOUGH they were selling them down in the next town for $1.19. Now they are usually $1.09. Whether I shop at WalMart or not, they keep the grocery chains honest with tehir pricing.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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I think you're on to something. That may be why Walmart doesn't stock 'normal' sized products anymore.....the manufacturers may have stopped underselling to Walmart and now only offers the larger sizes at a better price.

Just even buying Dawn dishwashing liquid...Walmart doesn't sell the regular bottle...only the bigger ones that of course, cost more.

My California Walmart Super Center carries all regular size bottles, and the larger ones, guess it depends on where you shop and what State Wal-mart is in. They actually have some grocery items, that i don't see at RALPHS OR ALBERTSONS, they have a ground Italian sasuage with peppers and onions, i cannot find only they carry it. I tend to shop where i find a deal, on what i need. Love our new SMART AND FINAL It is huge, love SAMS AND COSTCO. I think that most of the Wal-mart's here in Calif, are doing quite well.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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Not always true.
Friskies Cat Food is .50 a can at WalMart.
It's .65 at our local IGA.
But it's .49 a can at our local Swanson's Grocery.
Friskies cat food is 47 cents a can where I live. And the Wal-Mart brand is 37 cents a can. Every once in a while a local grocery will have a sale, and have a lower price, but generally speaking, Wal-Mart dependably has the lowest prices.

That said, Wal-Mart has been cutting way back on its selection, and a lot of people, including myself, are not thrilled and are shopping elsewhere more and more often.
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