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bob ny    Posted 01-26-2004 at 04:21:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
about i was in wallmart i needed a new american flag , i lookedand found they were all made in china .agianst my wifes advice i created a scene
talked to any onE that woLld listen sometimes a litt;e louder then necessary the manager came over and quieted me down asked me to leave with wife pulling i did. yesterday i went back. the lady at the raturn desk regonized ne and called the manager he presented me with an american made flag at no cost and said that wallmart will not purchase any more forign american flags( LIKE THATS THE TRUTH)


Digger4819    Posted 01-26-2004 at 08:56:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hate ta go to wllyworld but can't find some items locally. Doc had me look for some special rinse and I went to all the local groceries and drug stores to no avail. Went there and they had it.
We had a local grocery store go out a business leaving just two. All of a suden ya would have thought there was a grocery shortage some prices went up 50% and others almost doubled. Well the new Walmart started up and guess what after those few months prices went back to normal. But guess what ? I won't buy from those two grocery stores any more. A new one started up and they get my bussiness.


Redneck    Posted 01-26-2004 at 08:31:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Look up Boortz.com and see what Wallyworld has been up to in getting land for their stores nationwide.


Stormie    Posted 01-26-2004 at 08:25:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
If more people would think like Bob then we might get somewhere. Like stated before everyone wants to save a dime. Someday the average American won't have any dimes to save. All the industries are leaving and having it built cheaper. They can pay these people around $40 to $60 per week. They don't have any insurance or benefits to worry about. Plus the labor laws are a lot more relaxed. However the price of everything continues to rise. Vehicles didn't get any cheaper when the big 3 started moving to Mexico. I haven't seen the price of clothing go down since all the textile companies went over seas but the quailty of clothing leaves a lot to be desired. In Michigan we have been losing Industry after Industry. The Gov. says she will start task forces in these areas to come up with ideas for people out of work. One idea was to bring in a factory that starts at $6.00 an hour. I don't know to many people over 18 that can make it on that kind of money. It is time for Americans to start boycotting. I am glad you stood up for what you believe in Bob. I hope more people follow suit!!! I rarely go to Wal-Mart due to certain beliefs. However I will be e-mailing the company to let them know how I feel about selling US flags made in China. Hopefully more people will do the same.


Richard Szczesniak    Posted 05-10-2004 at 10:43:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We all need to take a look at our purchases, and make a effort to purchase goods made in the USA. Were you aware that 25 years ago 4 in 10 jobs in the US were manufacturing jobs?! Now, its less then 10%. I don't blame Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, or Carter, I blame the American consumer! We want cheap stuff. Myself included.

Did you know.........

All companies which wal-mart does business with in China are owned by the PLA "Peoples Liberation Army"

Workers in China are paid when the powers at be feel like it. I've read of cases where people have not been paid in 9 weeks

The profits reaped from walmarts business are turned into weapons!

WALMART IS CHINA'S 8TH LARGESTED TRADING PARTNER!

I remember 15 years ago when Wal-Mart ran its BUY AMERICAN AD'S. I GUESS ITS WAS JUST A PROMO!

My source's include;

Wall Steet Journal
CNBC

I would be willing to create a web site based on this. Anyone interested?

Great job BOB!

Lets Save our Country!



LesWV    Posted 01-26-2004 at 08:11:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would have never been in Wal-Mart to start with.


"The giant retailer's low prices often come with a high cost. Wal-Mart's relentless pressure can crush the companies it does business with and force them to send jobs overseas. Are we shopping our way straight to the unemployment line?"



Jf    Posted 01-26-2004 at 09:32:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
after reading the article it looks like VLASIC did not understand simple business or supply management principles. How did they expect to maintain sales-while increasing volume through the country's largest retailer. Only x amount of pickles will be consumed each year by normal consumers without an imcrease in product enhancement, development or advertising. They front loaded their sales without long term criticial analysis of the outcome. Vlasic practiced a form of greed just as walmart does and has. In danville ky. you can purchase milk for 1.49 a gallon. If one will do a conversion and realize that farmers get .12 a lb for milk at wholesale at 7 lbs to the gallon( not counting the items walmart makes from the cream) that equals one dollar in the raw product-not counting processing and shipping etc.-which they do through vertical integration, just like Kroger. Hence they are losing money on the sell of milk-but it gets the consumer in the store. Looks like manufacturing/retail are staringto see what the american farmer have been up against for years. My brother in law is a design engineer for Murray in Tennessee-walmart sets the manafuctauring process and the profit margin on all murray lawn mowers. Of course I don't buy brand names such as vlasic anyway-I can pickle my own.


Rowdy Yates    Posted 01-26-2004 at 07:51:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good goin' Bob! If everyone would do what you did, then we wouldn't be in the situation we're in. But unfortunately most people are worried about saving a nickel, while these same people who saved $10 at Wallyworld or anywhere else for that matter, will turn right around and pay $3.00 for a soda or $6.00 for a beer at a sporting event, etc. The underhanded dealings of the Clintons are now starting to show there face! Our children and grandchildren will pay the price.


steve19438    Posted 01-26-2004 at 07:34:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
global economy, get used to it! (i don't like it either)


Seems like...    Posted 01-26-2004 at 04:52:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Buy American" will soon join the dinosaurs.... :^(


Gary, Mt Hermon, La.    Posted 01-26-2004 at 05:50:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
just look around you , seems everyday in the news some major manufacturing corp is moving its production operations to some foreign land. Cheap labor I suppose, higher profits more dividends for the stock holders. less jobs for americans. We are fast becomming a nation of consumers without jobs. Keep up like this and someday there wont be anybody left to buy all this stuff not made in america.....


Les    Posted 01-26-2004 at 13:59:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya, just look at all the Toyotas that are made in America. The world's goin to he!! in a handbasket, I tell ya.


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