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Msmith
04-20-2010, 12:02 PM
I need a air filter for my lawn mower. At our local Ace hardware store, it costs $9.47 where Wal-Mart sells it for $6.95. That is 36% difference in price. I know a lot of people hate shopping at Wal-Mart. But it is economy...

sedated
04-20-2010, 12:02 PM
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Toadkiller
04-20-2010, 12:04 PM
So you can end up on this web site? http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/?page_id=9798

Reaper16
04-20-2010, 12:04 PM
Why pass on drafting a QB at #5? We can trade down a few spots and draft Rolando McClain, who plays a position that demands fewer dollars. It is the economy...

Saulbadguy
04-20-2010, 12:05 PM
DEY TOOK OOR JOOBS

I'd gladly pay the extra $3.00 every so often to replace an air filter to avoid the pain in the ass that is Wal-Mart, though.

The Poz
04-20-2010, 12:05 PM
I need a air filter for my lawn mower. At our local Ace hardware store, it costs $9.47 where Wal-Mart sells it for $6.95. That is 36% difference in price. I know a lot of people hate shopping at Wal-Mart. But it is economy...

If you can go to sleep at night knowing you contributed to child slave labour then keep shopping there. :shake:

Pitt Gorilla
04-20-2010, 12:06 PM
Some things may cost significantly more at Ace, but most things do not. Were the filters the same brand?

Saulbadguy
04-20-2010, 12:06 PM
If you can go to sleep at night knowing you contributed to child slave labour then keep shopping there. :shake:

whoaskew, have you considered child slave labor?

Saulbadguy
04-20-2010, 12:07 PM
Some things may cost significantly more at Ace, but most things do not. Were the filters the same brand?

Ace has no long lines, much fewer scumbags, and hot young cashiers. At least at the one I go to.

JD10367
04-20-2010, 12:09 PM
I would rather crawl a mile to a Target on my knees through broken glass than walk into a Wal-Mart right next to me.

Demonpenz
04-20-2010, 12:10 PM
i got a fishing lic today at walmart. It wasn't a good experience

Demonpenz
04-20-2010, 12:11 PM
so today I went to get a fishing LIC and i stood inline for 30 minutes while some dude went through every pocket kjife and checked it out from under the glass.

Pestilence
04-20-2010, 12:11 PM
I go to Wal-Mart to people watch and to feel better about myself.

Msmith
04-20-2010, 12:13 PM
Some things may cost significantly more at Ace, but most things do not. Were the filters the same brand?

Yes, both sell the same brand.

For the employees, they both hire the type of people, friendly to a certain degree. What I am saying is that when the money is pinching, ideology can go only so far.

JD10367
04-20-2010, 12:13 PM
I go to Wal-Mart to people watch and to feel better about myself.

That's cool. I go to the Indian casino--or, better yet, the bingo hall at the Indian casino. Holy shit, never seen such a bunch of ugly fat fucks in my life. It looks like the cantina bar on Tatooine...

JD10367
04-20-2010, 12:15 PM
Yes, both sell the same brand.

For the employees, they both hire the type of people, friendly to a certain degree. What I am saying is that when the money is pinching, ideology can go only so far.

It was $2.52 cents more. You probably spent more money on gas driving to the frigging Wal-Mart. Unless you're using 500 filters a month, in which case I can see it...

Msmith
04-20-2010, 12:16 PM
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Pitt Gorilla
04-20-2010, 01:06 PM
Yes, both sell the same brand.

For the employees, they both hire the type of people, friendly to a certain degree. What I am saying is that when the money is pinching, ideology can go only so far.What brand were they?

Saulbadguy
04-20-2010, 01:07 PM
What brand were they?

Stop. Now.

Pitt Gorilla
04-20-2010, 01:09 PM
Ace has no long lines, much fewer scumbags, and hot young cashiers. At least at the one I go to.The Ace people actually know their products very well and can help me get exactly what I need. The differences in prices (between Ace and various other stores), in my experience, have been negligible, although I must admit that I simply don't go in Walmart.

Pitt Gorilla
04-20-2010, 01:11 PM
Stop. Now.I'm very curious, as the price difference seems substantial. Granted, I still probably wouldn't go to Walmart, but it would be interesting to see what what specific item would produce such a price difference.

L.A. Chieffan
04-20-2010, 01:11 PM
you save the three dollars and you have memories that will last you a lifetime

Baconeater
04-20-2010, 01:13 PM
I ask myself that very question every time I walk into the place.

Baconeater
04-20-2010, 01:14 PM
Oh, and an FYI, just because something is the same brand at Walmart doesn't mean it's the exact same product.

Garcia Bronco
04-20-2010, 01:22 PM
If you can go to sleep at night knowing you contributed to child slave labour then keep shopping there. :shake:

this.

Nixhex
04-20-2010, 01:23 PM
I need a air filter for my lawn mower. At our local Ace hardware store, it costs $9.47 where Wal-Mart sells it for $6.95. That is 36% difference in price. I know a lot of people hate shopping at Wal-Mart. But it is economy...

Why do you hate America?

Delano
04-20-2010, 01:24 PM
Oh, and an FYI, just because something is the same brand at Walmart doesn't mean it's the exact same product.

That can be said for several giant retail stores including Best Buy.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2010, 01:25 PM
I love Wal Mart....I love Target...

I love Big Box...

They all server their purpose.

Jewish Rabbi
04-20-2010, 01:26 PM
Oh, and an FYI, just because something is the same brand at Walmart doesn't mean it's the exact same product.

This. Fuck, I hate that store.

Baconeater
04-20-2010, 01:32 PM
That can be said for several giant retail stores including Best Buy.
Huh, I wasn't aware that BB had different products, but I have heard that they get specific model numbers to avoid having to price match.

The Poz
04-20-2010, 01:33 PM
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Garcia Bronco
04-20-2010, 01:34 PM
Shopping at Walmart in a way amounts to treason. Stop it. Pay the 2.50.

Saulbadguy
04-20-2010, 01:38 PM
Shopping at Walmart in a way amounts to treason. Stop it. Pay the 2.50.

Don't be a retard.

burt
04-20-2010, 01:39 PM
Don't be a retard.

awwwww shit. I agree with saul........:harumph:

BWillie
04-20-2010, 01:40 PM
I need a air filter for my lawn mower. At our local Ace hardware store, it costs $9.47 where Wal-Mart sells it for $6.95. That is 36% difference in price. I know a lot of people hate shopping at Wal-Mart. But it is economy...

Wal-Mart rules. Saves me at least $100 a month. However, craigslist and online retailers save me much more than that.

Baconeater
04-20-2010, 01:41 PM
Just out of curiosity, why isn't there any outrage directed at Walgreen's? Christ they have one at practically every intersection in town anymore, and they've probably put more local pharmacies and drugstores out of business than WalMart has.

Garcia Bronco
04-20-2010, 01:42 PM
Don't be a retard.

You listen right fucking now. I'll be as retarded as I want.

Seriously though...all people do is line the pockets of people that destroyed small business and wealth, sells complete junk, treats most of it's employees like garbage, facilitates massive national debt. If I could get away with it, I'd burn every one of them down. Have a soul, don't shop there ever.

Pants
04-20-2010, 01:44 PM
Huh, I wasn't aware that BB had different products, but I have heard that they get specific model numbers to avoid having to price match.

The cheap Klipsch speakers you can get there are made specifically for Best Buy and are cheaper for a reason. Just one example.

BWillie
04-20-2010, 01:44 PM
I think it's funny when people rag on Wal-Mart. They are successful. And many fine people shop there, and many low lifes shop there. Just about everybody shops there. I know alot of you are trying to take the high rd, and saying you don't shop there. But I would venture to say 90% of people usually shop at Wal-Mart at least every three months. And theres nothing wrong w/ that.

If you want an employee to hold your hand while you get bread or some deodorant then go pay the extra $3 and go somewhere else. I've actually had some Wal-Mart employees be very helpful, and some that don't. You can't paid all Wal-Mart employees the same. There are simply too many of them. Don't bitch at people that like their dollar to go a long way and choose to shop there.

Somewhere along the way, like McDonalds, Wal-Mart got painted into a bad image but it still hasn't hurt their business because they do business smarter and better than everybody else.

Pants
04-20-2010, 01:45 PM
You listen right ****ing now. I'll be as retarded as I want.

Seriously though...all people do is line the pockets of people that destroyed small business and wealth, sells complete junk, treats most of it's employees like garbage, facilitates massive national debt. If I could get away with it, I'd burn every one of them down. Have a soul, don't shop there ever.

Or you could just organize a secret "Attention customers: All black people, please leave the store now" campaign and have it done across the US at the same time. YEAH!

BWillie
04-20-2010, 01:47 PM
You listen right ****ing now. I'll be as retarded as I want.

Seriously though...all people do is line the pockets of people that destroyed small business and wealth, sells complete junk, treats most of it's employees like garbage, facilitates massive national debt. If I could get away with it, I'd burn every one of them down. Have a soul, don't shop there ever.

I actually worked at Sam's Club for 5 years, and Wal-Mart for six months. Out of any company I have ever worked at, they treated me the best. These concerns are greatly overstated. Think how many Sam's Clubs and Wal-Marts there are compared to most other companies. There are bound to be bad things that occur somewhere. That doesn't reflect the company as a whole. And how much should you pay someone to complete an unskilled trade? To be honest w/ you, Sam's Club paid me much much better than most places would have. Five years ago I was making $12 an hour being a 22 year old kid. Not bad.

Managers would ensure pretty much at all costs to get you to take your 15 minute breaks (paid for on the clock) and lunches at the right times and when you needed them. The place I work now, we technically are allowed two 15 minute breaks a day that are paid for. ROFL...I've never seen anybody take them, ever. Simply don't have much time and management doesn't care at all. You would be painted as a lazy SOB if you complained that you didn't have time to take your 15 min breaks

Saulbadguy
04-20-2010, 01:49 PM
You listen right fucking now. I'll be as retarded as I want.

Seriously though...all people do is line the pockets of people that destroyed small business and wealth, sells complete junk, treats most of it's employees like garbage, facilitates massive national debt. If I could get away with it, I'd burn every one of them down. Have a soul, don't shop there ever.

I don't shop there, ever, for my own reasons.

However, don't act like Kroger is any different.

Baconeater
04-20-2010, 01:50 PM
The cheap Klipsch speakers you can get there are made specifically for Best Buy and are cheaper for a reason. Just one example.
I suppose it shouldn't surprise me that other chains have followed WalMart's lead. That would definitely explain the model numbers being different too.

PunkinDrublic
04-20-2010, 01:50 PM
By the way what's wrong with child labor? How else are kids going to learn the value of a dollar?

Bi_polar
04-20-2010, 01:51 PM
I don't shop there, ever, for my own reasons.

However, don't act like Kroger is any different.

RIGHT STORE!
RIGHT PRICE!

Baconeater
04-20-2010, 01:51 PM
I wonder how many of these people playing the child labor card own something made by Nike.

Saulbadguy
04-20-2010, 01:51 PM
Just out of curiosity, why isn't there any outrage directed at Walgreen's? Christ they have one at practically every intersection in town anymore, and they've probably put more local pharmacies and drugstores out of business than WalMart has.
Because most people are stupid.

Braincase
04-20-2010, 01:56 PM
Remember when Wal-Mart bragged about having so many American-made products? Now... lolz. I won't shop there. They've have bullied their way to the top of the retail food chain by being the customer you can't afford to have. When Wal-Mart comes to town, kiss your locally owned hardware and sporting goods stores goodbye. And when they try to sell the storefront, the retail property value will have dropped badly just due to Wal-Mart's presence.

Garcia Bronco
04-20-2010, 02:04 PM
I actually worked at Sam's Club for 5 years, and Wal-Mart for six months. Out of any company I have ever worked at, they treated me the best. These concerns are greatly overstated. Think how many Sam's Clubs and Wal-Marts there are compared to most other companies. There are bound to be bad things that occur somewhere. That doesn't reflect the company as a whole. And how much should you pay someone to complete an unskilled trade? To be honest w/ you, Sam's Club paid me much much better than most places would have. Five years ago I was making $12 an hour being a 22 year old kid. Not bad.

Managers would ensure pretty much at all costs to get you to take your 15 minute breaks (paid for on the clock) and lunches at the right times and when you needed them. The place I work now, we technically are allowed two 15 minute breaks a day that are paid for. ROFL...I've never seen anybody take them, ever. Simply don't have much time and management doesn't care at all. You would be painted as a lazy SOB if you complained that you didn't have time to take your 15 min breaks

They are bullies and bad people. trust me. I can't make privy the details of the meetings, but I have never dealt with bigger jerks.

Old Dog
04-20-2010, 02:05 PM
For all of the folks (not specifically in this thread) that claim "I'LL NEVER SHOP IN A WAL-MART" it often seems awfully fricking crowded when I'm in there.

Garcia Bronco
04-20-2010, 02:06 PM
I don't shop there, ever, for my own reasons.

However, don't act like Kroger is any different.

I don't shop at Kroger or King Sooopers.

Chief Chief
04-20-2010, 02:07 PM
Only at WalMart does one get bonus shopping perks like hearing public address announcements ordering all blacks to evacuate the store immediately.

Frazod
04-20-2010, 02:09 PM
I shop at Target - the local Walmart is a fucking pit.

Is Target evil, too?

BWillie
04-20-2010, 02:10 PM
Only at WalMart does one get bonus shopping perks like hearing public address announcements ordering all blacks to evacuate the store immediately.

You do realize that was found to be from a patron who happened to be at the store right?

Saulbadguy
04-20-2010, 02:10 PM
I shop at Target - the local Walmart is a fucking pit.

Is Target evil, too?

They engage in the same activities that Wal-Mart haters claim to abhor, yet they don't get as much flak. Probably because they are smaller.

Saulbadguy
04-20-2010, 02:12 PM
Remember when Wal-Mart bragged about having so many American-made products? Now... lolz. I won't shop there. They've have bullied their way to the top of the retail food chain by being the customer you can't afford to have. When Wal-Mart comes to town, kiss your locally owned hardware and sporting goods stores goodbye. And when they try to sell the storefront, the retail property value will have dropped badly just due to Wal-Mart's presence.

For what it's worth, there are more locally owned hardware stores and sporting good stores here in Topeka than there are Wal-Marts. :p

JOhn
04-20-2010, 02:20 PM
For what it's worth, there are more locally owned hardware stores and sporting good stores here in Topeka than there are Wal-Marts. :p

Same here :shrug:

Spott
04-20-2010, 02:32 PM
I go to Wal-Mart to people watch and to feel better about myself.

That's the same reason that I like to watch Jerry Springer and Cops.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2010, 02:38 PM
I shop at Target - the local Walmart is a ****ing pit.

Is Target evil, too?

I will admit, that on average, Targets are better kept up than Wal Marts.

Ive been in alot of dirty wal marts and they tend to cater to a lower class of shopper. Not trying to judge...they each server their purpose.

DaFace
04-20-2010, 02:42 PM
Strangely, I shop at Wal-Mart because of their groceries much more often than I shop there for household stuff. I just can't stand Safeway or King Soopers' practices of marking stuff up insanely high and then "discounting" it for their sales. I'd much rather pay a consistent price than have to pick and choose what I buy based on what's on sale.

That said, I'd rather go to Target than Wal-Mart, but I'm not willing to drive 15 minutes further for it most of the time.

chiefs1111
04-20-2010, 02:45 PM
Why pass on drafting a QB at #5? We can trade down a few spots and draft Rolando McClain, who plays a position that demands fewer dollars. It is the economy...

LMAO

Frazod
04-20-2010, 06:04 PM
I will admit, that on average, Targets are better kept up than Wal Marts.

Ive been in alot of dirty wal marts and they tend to cater to a lower class of shopper. Not trying to judge...they each server their purpose.

The one of here is amazingly nasty, especially for Naperville. It's small, cramped, always crawling with dirtbags, most of whom probably don't know five words of English. I've been there twice, there won't be a third time. Luckily there are two Targets that are closer.

Bwana
04-20-2010, 06:06 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nQZLOCqglvA/SRJap6T0Q5I/AAAAAAAAA38/NA9x1Q8y_sM/s400/walmart+bingo+card+1.jpg

kstater
04-20-2010, 06:12 PM
Remember when Wal-Mart bragged about having so many American-made products? Now... lolz. I won't shop there. They've have bullied their way to the top of the retail food chain by being the customer you can't afford to have. When Wal-Mart comes to town, kiss your locally owned hardware and sporting goods stores goodbye. And when they try to sell the storefront, the retail property value will have dropped badly just due to Wal-Mart's presence.

My local Wal-Mart has grown into bigger location twice in the 7 years I've lived here. My local hardware and Sporting goods stores are both very successful businesses.

DaFace
04-20-2010, 06:16 PM
My local Wal-Mart has grown into bigger location twice in the 7 years I've lived here. My local hardware and Sporting goods stores are both very successful businesses.

In some small towns, Wal-Mart stores have kind of a weird economic development effect. When a Wally World opens, a bunch of smaller businesses try and get close to where the traffic is, so you end up having a little mini-business area that develops. Kind of weird, and I can't say whether it's a good or bad thing in the end, but it's not ALL bad.

ChiefButthurt
04-20-2010, 06:19 PM
You guys must live in the da hood. Our Walmart is fairly nice and clean. No riff raff allowed there. :harumph:

Frazod
04-20-2010, 06:22 PM
You guys must live in the da hood. Our Walmart is fairly nice and clean. No riff raff allowed there. :harumph:

The Walmart in Kirksville, my hometown, is awesome - huge, clean and cheap. We always load up on stuff when we visit because prices on everyday items are vastly lower in rural Missouri than they are in suburban Chicago.

BWillie
04-20-2010, 06:28 PM
In some small towns, Wal-Mart stores have kind of a weird economic development effect. When a Wally World opens, a bunch of smaller businesses try and get close to where the traffic is, so you end up having a little mini-business area that develops. Kind of weird, and I can't say whether it's a good or bad thing in the end, but it's not ALL bad.

Pretty accurate statement right here..

Baconeater
04-20-2010, 06:36 PM
In some small towns, Wal-Mart stores have kind of a weird economic development effect. When a Wally World opens, a bunch of smaller businesses try and get close to where the traffic is, so you end up having a little mini-business area that develops. Kind of weird, and I can't say whether it's a good or bad thing in the end, but it's not ALL bad.
WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA?

HoneyBadger
04-20-2010, 06:43 PM
I go to Wal-Mart to people watch and to feel better about myself.

Nothing like a free confidence boost, compliments of Wal-Mart

Deberg_1990
04-20-2010, 06:43 PM
The Walmart in Kirksville, my hometown, is awesome - huge, clean and cheap. We always load up on stuff when we visit because prices on everyday items are vastly lower in rural Missouri than they are in suburban Chicago.

Yea, i dont get it.....ive been in some of the Supercenters and those are really nice....the one here in my town is nice....buts its only a few years old....and yes like someone else mentioned, alot of smaller businesses have thrived by moving closer to it.


Then i went up to North Jersy on business a few months ago and the wal mart there was trashy and so were the workers and customers....

Location, location, location i guess.....

JD10367
04-20-2010, 06:45 PM
I love Big Box...

That's cool, man, to each his own. I prefer something a little smaller and tighter, but, hey, that's cool.

So, where do you like to shop? :)

Baconeater
04-20-2010, 06:46 PM
Yea, i dont get it.....ive been in some of the Supercenters and those are really nice....the one here in my town is nice....buts its only a few years old....and yes like someone else mentioned, alot of smaller businesses have thrived by moving closer to it.


Then i went up to North Jersy on business a few months ago and the wal mart there was trashy and so were the workers and customers....

Location, location, location i guess.....
I live in a decent part of town, and the WM by me is only about 5 years old, but it's still full of weirdos. I have no idea where they're coming from.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2010, 06:49 PM
That's cool, man, to each his own. I prefer something a little smaller and tighter, but, hey, that's cool.

So, where do you like to shop? :)

I was being sarcastic......i can support mom and pop and big box both. :)

People just like to pile on wal mart because they are #1. Its like people hating on Microsoft, Apple, Disney, etc....

JD10367
04-20-2010, 06:55 PM
People just like to pile on wal mart because they are #1. Its like people hating on Microsoft, Apple, Disney, etc....

The thing with Wal-Mart is usually the accusation about putting mom-and-pop places out of business. Which is kinda bullshit, 'cause that could apply to a lot of companies. What about The Home Depot and Lowe's, putting all the small True Values out of business? Best Buy putting just about every other electronics company out of business? Fast food putting small corner eateries out of business? This kind of talk goes all the way back to when the big malls starting putting downtowns out of business. Things change. Sucks, but they do. Wal-Mart just happened to do things more efficiently than others, which is why and how they got into the place they're in (just like McDonald's, just like Best Buy, etc.,.).

Personally, I just happen to have Wal-Mart and Target at equal distances, and I like Target a little better.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2010, 06:59 PM
The thing with Wal-Mart is usually the accusation about putting mom-and-pop places out of business. Which is kinda bullshit, 'cause that could apply to a lot of companies. What about The Home Depot and Lowe's, putting all the small True Values out of business? Best Buy putting just about every other electronics company out of business? Fast food putting small corner eateries out of business? This kind of talk goes all the way back to when the big malls starting putting downtowns out of business. Things change. Sucks, but they do. Wal-Mart just happened to do things more efficiently than others, which is why and how they got into the place they're in (just like McDonald's, just like Best Buy, etc.,.).

Personally, I just happen to have Wal-Mart and Target at equal distances, and I like Target a little better.

Exactly....things change...evolve or die.....look how many business models the internet has changed over the past 17 years....

ClevelandBronco
04-20-2010, 07:07 PM
The thing with Wal-Mart is usually the accusation about putting mom-and-pop places out of business. Which is kinda bullshit, 'cause that could apply to a lot of companies. What about The Home Depot and Lowe's, putting all the small True Values out of business? Best Buy putting just about every other electronics company out of business? Fast food putting small corner eateries out of business? This kind of talk goes all the way back to when the big malls starting putting downtowns out of business. Things change. Sucks, but they do. Wal-Mart just happened to do things more efficiently than others, which is why and how they got into the place they're in (just like McDonald's, just like Best Buy, etc.,.).

Personally, I just happen to have Wal-Mart and Target at equal distances, and I like Target a little better.

The True Value hardware store I patronize is not as close as Lowe's and Home Depot, but I'm willing to drive the extra distance and pay a little more because I know I'll find a guy who can help talk me through a project instead of a half-stoned clown that can only help me guess which aisle is filled to the ceiling with mis-stocked plumbing parts.

The problem with Mom and Pop grocers is that they didn't really have any special knowledge to offer that would justify the higher price. They never stood a chance.

JD10367
04-21-2010, 10:34 AM
The True Value hardware store I patronize is not as close as Lowe's and Home Depot, but I'm willing to drive the extra distance and pay a little more because I know I'll find a guy who can help talk me through a project instead of a half-stoned clown that can only help me guess which aisle is filled to the ceiling with mis-stocked plumbing parts.

The problem with Mom and Pop grocers is that they didn't really have any special knowledge to offer that would justify the higher price. They never stood a chance.

Ayup. I have a True Value down the street from me that's been there for 80 years. Soapstone sinks, old guy who is the son of the original owner, old wood-carved signs, etc.,. I love the place. I dutifully get my keys made there, and in their key area they have keys for every obscure car imaginable (anyone need a key for a 1961 Rambler?). The wooden floors creak as I walk on them, and it has that unmistakeable old-hardware-store smell (hey, maybe that should've been in the Smellympics).

http://www.trusite.com/home_page.asp?store_id=109

Pitt Gorilla
04-21-2010, 10:48 AM
You guys must live in the da hood. Our Walmart is fairly nice and clean. No riff raff allowed there. :harumph:I appreciate the fact that the people who shop at Wal-Mart, well, shop at Wal-Mart. It's as if they know that is where they are supposed to go. :)

Quite honestly, I don't shop there due to the comparative cleanliness of Hy-Vee and Target. We have little ones and I don't need them contracting something from contact with the floor of that place.

I guess there is also the fact that they really don't support the community in the same manner as Hy-Vee and Target as well.

BigChiefFan
04-21-2010, 10:52 AM
Thank you for stimulating ANOTHER COUNTRY'S economy. That'll sure help us in the long-run. Buy AMERICAN, fools.

BWillie
04-21-2010, 10:53 AM
I appreciate the fact that the people who shop at Wal-Mart, well, shop at Wal-Mart. It's as if they know that is where they are supposed to go. :)

Quite honestly, I don't shop there due to the comparative cleanliness of Hy-Vee and Target. We have little ones and I don't need them contracting something from contact with the floor of that place.

I guess there is also the fact that they really don't support the community in the same manner as Hy-Vee and Target as well.

They clean the floors everyday at Wal-Mart. Every night actually, it's just a sterotype. In reality, the floors probably have just as much germs or whatever on them than those at Target. It's just alot of stores are run down, which I can understand why that would turn people off. Alot of the supercenters though put up in the last 5 years are in great shape though. I don't know why your little ones would be playing on the floor of a public store anyway.

patteeu
04-21-2010, 10:55 AM
Why pass on drafting a QB at #5? We can trade down a few spots and draft Rolando McClain, who plays a position that demands fewer dollars. It is the economy...

:spock: Are you suggesting that the lawnmower air filter at Ace is going to result in substantially greater lawnmower performance than the air filter from Walmart?

MahiMike
04-21-2010, 10:59 AM
You must consider the future implications of your actions today.

tooge
04-21-2010, 11:01 AM
I only go there when on camping and canoeing trips cuz everything else is closed by the time I get where I am going. So I probably shop there 3 times a year. The best part about shopping is looking at the MILFS when you are walking around. Walmart has NONE! It is FAIL on the Nth degree. I hate walmart. If you shop there regularly you are killing our country. Deal.

patteeu
04-21-2010, 11:08 AM
When I shop, which I try to avoid as much as possible, I usually pick the store(s) based on the following (not necessarily in this order):

1) minimizing the number of stops I have to make
2) minimizing the cost
3) minimizing the distance I have to drive

Walmart is obviously a strong competitor in the first two categories and in many cases it wins in the third for me as well.

My wife hates shopping at Walmart though. She'd typically rather drive 18 miles to Target than 5 miles to Walmart.

patteeu
04-21-2010, 11:13 AM
I really don't understand the "killing our country"/"treason" comments. If they make any sense at all, they certainly pale by comparison to so many other things that many Walmart-haters are happy to do to our country which I won't go into since this is the Lounge.

tooge
04-21-2010, 11:14 AM
When I shop, which I try to avoid as much as possible, I usually pick the store(s) based on the following (not necessarily in this order):

1) minimizing the number of stops I have to make
2) minimizing the cost
3) minimizing the distance I have to drive

Walmart is obviously a strong competitor in the first two categories and in many cases it wins in the third for me as well.

My wife hates shopping at Walmart though. She'd typically rather drive 18 miles to Target than 5 miles to Walmart.

Is she hot?

patteeu
04-21-2010, 11:18 AM
Is she hot?

Of course.

Pitt Gorilla
04-21-2010, 11:33 AM
They clean the floors everyday at Wal-Mart. Every night actually, it's just a sterotype. In reality, the floors probably have just as much germs or whatever on them than those at Target. It's just alot of stores are run down, which I can understand why that would turn people off. Alot of the supercenters though put up in the last 5 years are in great shape though. I don't know why your little ones would be playing on the floor of a public store anyway.Our SuperCenter is newly remodeled. I'm sure they clean the floors. It doesn't seem to matter, though, as the store seems to get pretty dirty pretty quickly. I don't know how my observations of the store in our town could possibly be a stereotype, unless you have absolutely no idea what that word actually means.

Our Target has the advantage of not being a 24 hour store. Our Hy-Vee is a 24 hour store, but it remains virtually spotless due to perpetual cleaning. I would imagine that you can find less-than-spotless Hy-Vees and spectacular Wal-Marts, but that has little to do with my particular situation.

Regarding the kids, they don't tend to play on the floor. However, they do occasionally drop things, pick them up, and are otherwise within 3 feet or so of that plane of filth for the duration.

loochy
04-21-2010, 11:36 AM
They clean the floors everyday at Wal-Mart. Every night actually, it's just a sterotype. In reality, the floors probably have just as much germs or whatever on them than those at Target. It's just alot of stores are run down, which I can understand why that would turn people off. Alot of the supercenters though put up in the last 5 years are in great shape though. I don't know why your little ones would be playing on the floor of a public store anyway.

When I speak of dirty Wal-Marts, I'm usually referring to the general disarray that I find in the store, such as boxes all thrown around, items on the wrong shelf or peg, etc.

But my main beef with Wal-Mart is the extreme lack of cashiers that most of them seem to have. Unsophisticated clientele - that doesn't bother me. Store in disarray - that only mildly annoys me. I don't care that Wal-Mart is significantly cheaper when everytime I go there I am GARUNTEED to stand in line for at least 20 minutes, no matter what I buy, and have the cashier put 1 package of gum in its own plastic bag, bananas in another bag, and shaving cream in another bag. :cuss:

I forgo those hassles by going to Target instead. They always have plenty of cashiers that know how to bag correctly. Also, Target is usually full of hots, so I enjoy the scenery.

Also, speaking of less than savory clientele, I must say that Wal-Marts are an absolute magnet for lower class type folks (for a lack of better term). There is a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market near me that is in a nice neighborhood ($300k to $2m older mansion type homes), yet the parking lot is STILL full of old beat up Dodge Neons and White, 4 door, 1998 Chevy Cavaliers and the accompanying ghetto-folk. WTF where are they coming from?

acesn8s
04-21-2010, 11:45 AM
DEY TOOK OOR JOOBS

I'd gladly pay the extra $3.00 every so often to replace an air filter to avoid the pain in the ass that is Wal-Mart, though.

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loochy
04-21-2010, 11:47 AM
DEY TOOK OOR JOOBS

I'd gladly pay the extra $3.00 every so often to replace an air filter to avoid the pain in the ass that is Wal-Mart, though.

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acesn8s
04-21-2010, 11:49 AM
I would rather crawl a mile to a Target on my knees through broken glass than walk into a Wal-Mart right next to me.

this X2

CoMoChief
04-21-2010, 12:07 PM
If you can go to sleep at night knowing you contributed to child slave labour then keep shopping there. :shake:

If they let it go on over there, then its not my problem.

And if you stopped shopping at Walmart for that very reason, it probably didn't do you any good, and they're so big of a company your loss of business with them doesn't even matter.

acesn8s
04-21-2010, 12:12 PM
That said, I'd rather go to Target than Wal-Mart, but I'm not willing to drive 15 minutes further for it most of the time. I would. Target provides a better quality product. If I am buying a product twice as often, saving 30% doesn't make up the difference.

Mr. Plow
04-21-2010, 12:30 PM
The thing with Wal-Mart is usually the accusation about putting mom-and-pop places out of business. Which is kinda bullshit, 'cause that could apply to a lot of companies. What about The Home Depot and Lowe's, putting all the small True Values out of business? Best Buy putting just about every other electronics company out of business? Fast food putting small corner eateries out of business? This kind of talk goes all the way back to when the big malls starting putting downtowns out of business. Things change. Sucks, but they do. Wal-Mart just happened to do things more efficiently than others, which is why and how they got into the place they're in (just like McDonald's, just like Best Buy, etc.,.).

Personally, I just happen to have Wal-Mart and Target at equal distances, and I like Target a little better.


I live in a smaller Kansas town. We had a regular Wal Mart for a long time and the grocery store industry was squarely in Dillon's (Kroger) court. They had no other competition in town (4 stores) and had it that way for long time. They loved charging bigger city prices even though we are only roughly 50,000 people.

When they were converting it into a super Wal Mart, Dillon's was given the opportunity to keep their customers by lowering prices & giving the one thing that they had over Wal Mart....better customer service (people taking your groceries to you car, better help around the store, etc). What did they do? They rose prices, eliminated 10 registers (in the biggest store in town), eliminated 50% of the kids carrying groceries out, and cut staffing.

I'm not a huge Wal Mart fan, but I didn't step foot in Dillon's for 3 years because of how they treated their customers even though Dillon's was closer than the drive across town.

JD10367
04-21-2010, 12:40 PM
Thank you for stimulating ANOTHER COUNTRY'S economy. That'll sure help us in the long-run. Buy AMERICAN, fools.

I'd be happy to buy American.

If we made anything any more.

You can't buy anything electronic here any more (TV, VCR, DVD player, DVR, stereo, camera, videocamera, MP3 player, computer, video game system, anything else I left out). American cars are already the minority. Appliances, I have no idea, but I'd be shocked if even 25% of them were American-made. Americans can't even answer phones any more, or take dictation; any company you call, the call gets transferred to Mumbai, and your doctor's dictation gets sent to Bangalore. Hell, they wanted to outsource the fast-food drive-thru 'cause our ****ing kids are too stupid to take an order. Long story short? Most of what you buy isn't American, no matter where you buy it. :(

Pestilence
04-21-2010, 12:44 PM
I'll go to Target for certain things and Wal-Mart for certain things.

If it's late and Target is closed....I'm going to Wal-Mart.
If I want snacks for the kid like juice and fruit snacks....I'll go to Wal-Mart because it's cheaper.
Dog food at Wal-Mart....cheaper.

RJ
04-21-2010, 01:14 PM
[QUOTE=loochy;6691767]
Also, Target is usually full of hots, so I enjoy the scenery.

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Yes.

And that in itself is enough reason for me to choose Target over Walmart.

Pitt Gorilla
04-21-2010, 02:03 PM
[QUOTE=loochy;6691767]
Also, Target is usually full of hots, so I enjoy the scenery.

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Yes.

And that in itself is enough reason for me to choose Target over Walmart.I've learned that college girls buy a lot of clothing at Target.

Pestilence
04-21-2010, 02:06 PM
College girls and MILFs shop at Target.

vailpass
04-21-2010, 02:07 PM
I was in AutoZone last weekend to get a part for my old Jeep, heard this conversation:

Customer: I'm going to pass on the battery, didn't realize how much you charged.
AutoZone Guy: Well for your car the batteries don't come much cheaper than ours, Sears costs more.
Customer: YOu are charging $99.00, Walmart has the same battery for $67.00
AZ Guy: Oh, that is a good price.

As I understand it some manufacturers i.e. Levis make a different, less quality product for Walmart in order to meet Walmart's price demands. I wonder if that applies to car batteries and other products?

rockymtnchief
04-21-2010, 02:08 PM
College girls and MILFs shop at Target.

That's because they don't have skullets stalking them down each aisle.

loochy
04-21-2010, 03:23 PM
That's because they don't have skullets stalking them down each aisle.

Nope, at Target they only have to worry about CheifsPlanet posters taking their pictures and posting them on "The Official 'Would You?' Thread."

Frosty
04-21-2010, 03:39 PM
I was in AutoZone last weekend to get a part for my old Jeep, heard this conversation:

Customer: I'm going to pass on the battery, didn't realize how much you charged.
AutoZone Guy: Well for your car the batteries don't come much cheaper than ours, Sears costs more.
Customer: YOu are charging $99.00, Walmart has the same battery for $67.00
AZ Guy: Oh, that is a good price.

As I understand it some manufacturers i.e. Levis make a different, less quality product for Walmart in order to meet Walmart's price demands. I wonder if that applies to car batteries and other products?

Wal-Mart car batteries are total crap, in my experience. I'm pretty sure there are some corners cut there.

acesn8s
04-21-2010, 04:29 PM
Walmart purchasing policies are as follows:
Sign a contract with a small business supplier and order enough for each store immediately.
After receiving product, tell supplier that Walmart will not be paying for the product until the cost come down.
1)Supplier goes out of business waiting for payment.
2)OR, supplier cuts corners to cut costs.

This is how they wanted us to do business before they sold off our division. Walmart owned my company a total of 2 years. They found out that some suppliers won't play that game and will turn trucks around that were in route.

BWillie
04-21-2010, 04:38 PM
Walmart purchasing policies are as follows:
Sign a contract with a small business supplier and order enough for each store immediately.
After receiving product, tell supplier that Walmart will not be paying for the product until the cost come down.
1)Supplier goes out of business waiting for payment.
2)OR, supplier cuts corners to cut costs.

This is how they wanted us to do business before they sold off our division. Walmart owned my company a total of 2 years. They found out that some suppliers won't play that game and will turn trucks around that were in route.

Sounds like a pretty good idea to me.

RJ
04-21-2010, 05:14 PM
I was in AutoZone last weekend to get a part for my old Jeep, heard this conversation:

Customer: I'm going to pass on the battery, didn't realize how much you charged.
AutoZone Guy: Well for your car the batteries don't come much cheaper than ours, Sears costs more.
Customer: YOu are charging $99.00, Walmart has the same battery for $67.00
AZ Guy: Oh, that is a good price.

As I understand it some manufacturers i.e. Levis make a different, less quality product for Walmart in order to meet Walmart's price demands. I wonder if that applies to car batteries and other products?


I don't know about batteries but I do know that some flooring manufacturers will make look alike tile and wood products that are "dialed down" to meet price points demanded by Lowes and Home Depot.

I imagine it's a more common practice than we know. It would be pretty easy to make a lesser quality battery that looked the same and I can't believe Walmart could buy the same item low enough to beat Sears price by 1/3.