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donna-wisc    Posted 11-03-2002 at 19:38:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
You ever wondered how come you still have to pay for things at Wal-mart if they are always having a roll-back in prices. Never have figured that one out. Do you all have a Wal-mart by all you"s?


WallSal55 - I get lost there....    Posted 11-04-2002 at 09:55:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
so....I go to the smaller stores as much as I can.
I am only 47, so I cannot imagine what shopping
will be like for me when I am a little old lady.
I support the smaller stores in hopes they will
still be around for me when I'm old.
Our small town has really died out, which is sad. You don't know what you've got, til it's
gone.


JIM W.TX    Posted 11-04-2002 at 07:14:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You can sat all the nasty things you want about Wally World, but I love them. Heck I even used to work for them back in the early 80's when I was still in high school. Every thing in there is priced very resonable. And if you bring in an ad from somone else that is lower,Wal mart will match it.I like the way the stores are set up, and you can find almost anything your looking for.
Where else can you go grocery shopping and buy a gun or a hunting license in the same place?


Ludwig    Posted 11-04-2002 at 13:15:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, but the food is nasty and the gun is cheapo... Quantity for your money, but generally poor quality.
Like I say if you need a name brand item, generally a cheap one, this is your place. If you appreciate quality items and don't mind paying for it, don't step inside. If you appreciate informed intelligent help, well for the most part walk away. That said there are occasionally some intelligent folks there, but dang, here anyway most of 'em can't even write their own name.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 11-04-2002 at 05:56:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lots of folks don't like Wally World because when they come into a town, all the mom & pop stores have to close. Well, here's my view. Those little town stores have been gouging and over charging the poor, the elderly that can't get to a bigger town, and the unfortunate on food stamps for years. The little store in tiny town near here lets those on food stamps buy on credit then when they get their food stamps the just pay off the monthly bill, regardless of what products they purchase. Lots of this stuff is beer, fast foods, movie rentals, cigs., and the such. The bill is not itemized, so no one can tell what they are paying for. One more thing, Those mom & pop places don't fall under labor law due to the no. of employees, so they work the help to death, pay way less than min. wage & when they get hurt on the job, it is just too bad. All those farm wives that were working down at the grocery and hardware stores for peanuts are now enjoying above average wages, full benifits, and a really great retirement plan, plus they get to see all their friends when they come to shop. Wally World is a good thing!


Ludwig    Posted 11-04-2002 at 13:11:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, the mom and pop stores gouge..
You wait until your walmart runs out all the other stores and starts raising prices like ours has. Unfortunately for them theres still places around here that you can beat 'em on. We've actually got a resurgance of small stores as Walmart has continually screwed people with low quality overpriced junk.
Example: I bought a dresser at the walmart near my parent's place in Maine. Hauled it back to MA, when I went to assemble it the two big side pieces were broke right in half. The box was perfect. The sides musta been broke first...
So I took it back. Only at the store here the dresser was more expensive. They wanted me to make up the difference on the trade in.
I mentioned that my attorney would love to hear about that. They shut right up and gave me a replacement. Dang dressers never been worth a hoot, just cheapo particle board. Got a better one used from the old folks home for $30.

The only stuff I'll buy there are some electronics, and consumables like oil and antifreeze. Everything else is just junk.


Short Round    Posted 11-04-2002 at 06:41:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
A few questions for "Okie Dokie"

1. Why cant "poor people" drink beer or eat fast food or watch a home movie?

2. When did Wally Mart start giving health insurance to their part time employees?

Your statement about "mom and pop stores" paying less than min. wage and about getting hurt on the job is just so stupid it is not worth the time to comment on. I think you just "O.D" on wally world shopping.


hay    Posted 11-04-2002 at 03:33:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
we don't have much choice except wal-mart around here. they done run everything else outta business.


Les    Posted 11-04-2002 at 03:00:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
A new one just opened up about a half mile from where I work...as if the stinkin traffic wasn't heavy enough already.
But I ain't got nothin against 'em. Some people just love to hate.


Tom A    Posted 11-04-2002 at 04:14:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Les:

Just curious, was your comment aimed at me because of the opinion I expressed about Walmart?

Tom


Tom A    Posted 11-04-2002 at 02:30:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We've got one on the other side of town. Guess I've gone there half a dozen times since they went in a few years ago, and usually leave ticked off. The people who frequent that place are rude and always in a hurry...seems like I've been pushed, shoved, run into with shopping carts, (and once by a car) everytime I go there. One lady yelled at me after she literally ran into me from behind and I had the nerve to say "excuse me" to her.

I'll stick to my little local stores or chains until they go under because everyone else is at Walmart.

Tom


renee    Posted 11-04-2002 at 06:17:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
wal mart has overtaken the south. many businesses have been destroyed by them.

their produce is never fresh. it's almost as if they find a truck that's broken down on the highway & they make a good deal right there with the driver. also always check the expiration date on their products. many are outdated.

also check your receipt before you leave the store. surprise, surprise! it could be off by a penny or so but those pennies add up for them. most of the time you will get that item free if they made the error.

wal mart will never give anything anyway. if they can save that penny they will & you the consumer wind up paying for it.


screaminghollow    Posted 11-03-2002 at 19:59:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Around here we have a chain named "Kohl's" Every week they have the lowest prices of the season sales. Took me two or three weeks to realize the prices never change, same stuff and price everyday. Big Whup!
Back to WalMart, around here it is almost like a cult. Some folks live and breath WalMart. Heck they even forgot other stores exist. I think there is something addictive added to the air at Walmart. Folks around here seem to "need" to go at least twice a week. Not me, not enough hardware to make me happy. Heck I'd rather roam the aisles at Lowes or Home Depot than go to a movie. And let me find an honest to goodness old fashioned hardware store (the kind with parts for everything, wicks for obsolete lamps, parts for food grinders, etc) and I'm in heaven.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 11-03-2002 at 19:56:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes we have a Waltons across the corner, have lots more traffic now but we still have to pay for everything in the store. Guess there is a limit to how much they roll back. They haven't started to give us a dollar to take anything yet.
Later Bob


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