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Radio shack vs. wal-mart
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steve19438    Posted 03-08-2004 at 09:10:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
had to get a few phone items this am. bought the items at RS the went to WM and the same three items were 10.37 cheaper! i went to RS because i wasn't sure what i needed and the guy there knows his stuff. unfortunately at WM the sales people aren't always very knowledgebale with what they sell. (can't beat them WM prices)


screaminghollow    Posted 03-08-2004 at 11:05:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
as a general rule, I'll pay up to .15 % higher, to get the help of a knowledgeble little guy store. Above that often borders on gouging. Ever since the first Supermarkets started putting the specialty shops (butcher, baker, produce) out of business, this has been a problem. Wally World is puttin a hurtin on the Supermarkets. However, here in the land of outlet stores, we even have grocery outlets. Even Wally world can't compete with these little guys. Of course, you never know what wonders those guys will have. Last week, there were Hawaiin Style Sweet pickles. (Sweet and hot with pineapple and hot peppers.) Or the watermelon-pistachio ice cream.


RedTail    Posted 03-08-2004 at 10:37:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have an ongoing fight in our town about wal mart putting in a supercenter. They currently have a 40,000 sq foot store that won a national award as a hometown wal mart. They want to put in a 1600000 sq ft store. We have a great small town with a real downtown and real downtown shops. All i can say is wal mart is very sleezy in how they manipulate Town's and people to get their way regardless of what the people in the town think. They told us they couldnt build a superstore at anything less than 100,000 sq feet and yet their own website lists at least 19 superstores in the US below 100k. This whole fiasco has divided our town and I wont shop there anymore.


big fred    Posted 03-08-2004 at 14:50:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
1.6 million sq ft would certainly be a big store.


LOL!    Posted 03-08-2004 at 16:02:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL!! Yeh that would be a monster!! I'd hope that they put in a few "Rest Areas". That would be like putting a roof over my whole town, but I guess in a sense that's what Wallet World does in some cases.......take over the town!! LOL! Good one Big Fred!

RY


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 03-08-2004 at 10:24:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Way to go Les! Wal mart has put many a mom and pop out of business. My problem with Wallyworld is not the workers themselfs it is with the management. And how they treat their workers. Every now and then I have to go to wal mart because they are the only place for miles around that will have what I need. I always wear my union colors in the store and make a point to tell manangement that they need to learn to be a good neighbor and pay their workers better.


steve19438    Posted 03-08-2004 at 10:38:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my cousin owned a AGWAY store about four miles up from our local WM. he said that WM actually increased his business due to the fact that WM sales people would send customers to him when WM did not have what the customer wanted/needed.


hay    Posted 03-08-2004 at 09:31:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
radio shack personell know their merchandise and know how to help a customer. they may be a bit higher than wally mart, but i think their products are much better also.


LesWV    Posted 03-08-2004 at 10:01:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wally World can afford to charge $10.00 less.
After all they did force that US working family man out of a job in order to get it cheaper from China.

Roll Back..

I am just waiting for them roll back to the point of paying me to carry their Chinese made garbage out of their stores. After all that is the only way I would shop at one.


jgood49829    Posted 03-08-2004 at 16:04:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think the people you should be mad at are Nike, Hanes and the rest for moving their production overseas. You want to see made in China on items then look at what you purchase at radio Shack. Why are you people so mad at Walmart and not Shopko, K-mart,Target and the list goes on. NAFTA is what started all of this and that started in the 90's. Just my 2 cents worth. Now I will go back to reading and learning from you people. John


bob ny    Posted 03-08-2004 at 10:10:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
have you shopped at( american )sears lately


steve19438    Posted 03-08-2004 at 10:06:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i am a US working family man and have not or never have been forced out of work because of wall-mart.


LesWV    Posted 03-08-2004 at 14:03:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have.
First at a plant called Stone Cutter Mills that could not afford to compete with Chinese made textiles. Just 2,498 other working Americans lost their jobs also when they moved to China.
Second Spring Ford Ind. Made T shirts for Nike, BVD, Hanes, Old Navy, Friut of the Loom. Use to sale millions of dollars worth to walmart every year until Walmart started buying from the chinese. That was just another 1,500 jobs lost.
National Textiles, Levis, Dan Rivers, Snyder, Sara Lee. Oh I just sit back and watched over 10,000 people from one county in NC alone lose their jobs due to Wal-Mart in less than 18 months between 2001 and 2002.
So Yes I have lost jobs due to Wal-Mart. I would not whizz in a Wal-Mart Owners face if their eye balls were on fire.


Wallet World    Posted 03-08-2004 at 11:17:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know many that have lost jobs and/or hours of work because of Wallet World.......of course it does not effect me in my line of work either....but for many it does.

I'll pay a little more for a product elsewhere rather than give my hard earned cash to Wallet World when possible. Also, dealing with someone such as "Radio Shack" whom know their stuff is worth something. I have yet to ever ask anyone at Wallet World anything about anything and have them to know anything about anything. I'm better off to find whatever I'm looking for on my own, I think I know more about what they have and where it is than the people working there. LOL!!

RY

RY


SusieQ    Posted 03-08-2004 at 14:26:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Same with just about every Wally World associate, ask them something, and no one know anything about what their store has....a shame too, you would think they would be a bit more informed, if they are associates, bottom line, they are only there for their pay check...and that is all.


~Lenore    Posted 03-08-2004 at 14:50:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I lucked out this afternoon;
I asked a lady in the "office supply" dept if they had any carbon paper.
Luckily she knew what it was and
that they had gotten some in!!
Is that luck?!!


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