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Old 06-03-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I haven't been to Wal Mart in a while but I do go for the White Cloud recycled paper toilet paper and I have a coupon so it comes out to a great deal.
There's some stuff that I don't like the taste (sodas, canned soups) but I mostly buy toiletries, beauty products at Wal Mart.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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elnina, that's crazy! Thanks for sharing, though... I rarely go to Wal-Mart and just buy non-perishable items like foil and plastic ones.

What about Sam's products? I have bought a few items such as nuts and fruit, are they ok?
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: The Southwest Desert
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I just tried "Great Value(GV)" Bran Flakes and they are only half as good as their competitor. I can now see why I don't like the majority of the "GV" brands. It seems to me that Wal-Mart is trying to squeeze out the Name Brand competitors to control all aspects of merchandising so that people like you and me.... trying to find the best or cheapest will have no choice but to buy their products. I don't think they realize that we have options of "NOT" buying anything from them.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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*****Warning on GV canned biscuits!******

My DD opened up a tube of them and it exploded erupting dough all over the kitchen. It hit her in the stomach leaving a red mark that now is a bruise 3 days later. She tried another tube from the same 4 pack exploded but she was ready for it. Then I tried the other 2 tubes they did explode but I put a dish under it as I was opening them.

Very dangerous and had poor quality the ones we did bake & eat. Not past the expiration date and DS picked them up on his way out as his hint wanting my biscuit & gravy. Put them in the fridge for a day then used them.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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I find them the same as other store brands ;some good or better than name brand IMO and others not. But I agree Sam's Choice were almost always good.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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*****Warning on GV canned biscuits!******

My DD opened up a tube of them and it exploded erupting dough all over the kitchen. It hit her in the stomach leaving a red mark that now is a bruise 3 days later. She tried another tube from the same 4 pack exploded but she was ready for it. Then I tried the other 2 tubes they did explode but I put a dish under it as I was opening them. .
I have had the same experience with both Pillsbury and other store brand biscuit tubes.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I have had the same experience with both Pillsbury and other store brand biscuit tubes.
I have had other brand tubes pop before but not like this exploded it sounded like a shotgun blast. The biscuits were all dry in every tube also just fell apart in crumbs so we smooshed the dough together to make biscuit shapes.

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Old 06-06-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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I am on a very tight budget so I always buy Wal-Mart brand, unless it is a product I specifically want, or have a coupon for.
Dish soap, plastic bags, and laundry detergent are 3 things I have to buy name-brand. Store brand (or cheapie brand) dish soap is usually so watered-down you need the entire bottle to do a load of dishes. Plastic bags HAVE to have the little zipper thing or I won't buy them. Laundry soap...same as dish soap.
I must say that GreatValue brands are way better than what you get at the dollar store.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Terra
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This is the exact reason I no longer shop at Wal-Mart, the GV products sucks. I prefer name brands when it comes to food products. Plus if you look close all the GV products say they are from their home office in AR so you don't know if it really comes from China or what.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think if you are buying for a family, WalMart is a great place for cheaper bulk items and it worth the lines. I'm glad I only have to buy for myself now and don't have to feel guilty going to Publix instead. It may cost a little more, but it sure is nice.
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