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Old 10-20-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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WALMART has done more to destroy Americas Economy than Al Quieda, if it is a choice between WALMART or doing without, I'll do without
Oh, puh-lease.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Going to give a small TRUE story of Grocery stores small and large after being in the Inventory business trade for 23 yrs as I've said many times.

Had an account that owned another mkt run by his son in a small town. There were three stores in the town. His store was a good size store considering the population. One was a small size mom and pop the size of a Liquor store would be. The third was three times the size of the middle store.

There was some hard feelings between the middle and large store due to the larger being able to undercut the prices of the other two.

Now the liquor size store had small sales and purchased accordingly.

Now the middle (large) store would buy some case lots for his volume of sales.

Now the third store (using Walmart for an example) was buying mdse in drop shipments and using a warehouse type of display with a lower price but a high volume in sales.

Being in the Inventory business was contacted by the small operation and the high volume store owner thus did the Inventory taking of all three locations. I talked to the owners and understood there operations.

Most people do not understand or is it important to understand complex operations.

Every business will have it's high and it's lows.

When you see a sign "Quitting Business" there is a very good reason why.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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Small local stores and markets as much as possible. I don't hate walmart
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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I have shopped across country and W-M was the biggest offender in charging more at the checkout than the price at the shelf. Many, many times this happened. Notice they used to have that policy where if they overcharged you that they either gave you the item free if under $3.00 or $3.00 off if the item was over $3.00. I used that many, many times. It seems like the other stores try harder to correct the mistakes and get ahead of them. They have put in a new "super" center and the prices have went high. We now shop the specials at the regular grocery store and Amazon online to save money.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: The Pizzle, FLorida and Poconos in Pa
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Walmrt now has free shipping on many items on their website. I just purchased a Cannon all in one printer for 32 bucks. Sweet. I think the ink refills cost more than that. Plan on using it as a scanner. My HP printer's scanner won't work anymore.
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