knuclear200x
5908 Posts
13 years, 8 months ago
I go there for groceries every week and they usually have what i need and at cheaper price. Some prices are actually higher than what being a Vons member would pay, but theyre usually what i dont need. and i like the deli food.

anyways.............why?
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    Lindsey
    249 Posts
    13 years, 8 months ago
    There's lots of reasons, but the big one is they move into small towns and run everything out of business. Watch the documentary "The High Cost of Low Prices." Or read the book The Wal-mart effect.
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      TMNT
      5203 Posts
      13 years, 8 months ago
      I go to Wal-mart once a month to get a new dvd.
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        the-micro-man
        3492 Posts
        13 years, 8 months ago
        Maybe exploitation of third-world nation workers, low wages to employees, unfair monopolization over independent businesses.

        Yes, it's convenient, but it has many evils.
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          13 years, 8 months ago
          Walmart and other stores like it have destroyed the small bussiness
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            bjsmith
            134 Posts
            13 years, 8 months ago
            I used to work at one and they treat their employees like shit!!!
            meh
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              zilly
              720 Posts
              13 years, 8 months ago
              well when my town got a super wal-mart the small little grocery store that we had went out of business man I miss the food pride(that was the name of the store).
              also my mom works part time there and when she comes home she tell us about one of the managers that she calls "bitchy spice"
              8)
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                animefan123
                809 Posts
                13 years, 8 months ago
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                  bball_boy
                  143 Posts
                  13 years, 8 months ago
                  People hate Wal-Mart because they are Republican. I am a Republican myself, and it seems to me that democrats hate everything (maybe not everything, but a lot of things).
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                    bcraig1701
                    3 Posts
                    13 years, 8 months ago
                    Your community can fight Wal-Mart though. If the community you live in doesn't want it there, make sure you organize and work through your local government. They wanted to bring a Wal-Mart into the very small town we live in. The area I live in was simply not designed to handle the kind of traffic a Wal-Mart would have brought. Not only that, we have a Wal-Mart within 15 minutes both North and South of us so we didn't need it.

                    To make a long story short, our community ran Wal-Mart out before they even got it. It CAN be done.
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                      liukangx
                      3907 Posts
                      13 years, 8 months ago
                      the other day me and my friend were in one, joking around and were about to play baseball with and a worker came up. I ran around to another aisle(and said "He did it!" lol)

                      and they were like "put that back please"

                      my friend said we should do something, like I was going to open a bag a chips and walk around the store eating it. he said the most they could do is ask us to leave


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                        13 years, 8 months ago
                        bball_boy
                        People hate Wal-Mart because they are Republican. I am a Republican myself, and it seems to me that democrats hate everything (maybe not everything, but a lot of things).


                        okay, let's drag the politics out of this, aight?

                        that said...

                        1) they tried to sell bloody swimwear at a wal*mart once
                        2) the other day I was getting three doughnuts which should've been $1.80. the dumbass minimum wager rang it up at $13.50 and the asst. manager kept covering it up thinking we ordered three dozen which in no way adds up to $13.50
                        3) they make stuff in SWEATSHOPS.

                        wal*mart more like china*mart rofl

                        that said, everytime you send (part of) an economic stimulus check to a walmart, you're only stimulating china's economy. so please, buy made in USA, union made if possible.
                          krantzbucks
                          196 Posts
                          13 years, 8 months ago
                          My big two:
                          1) no english speaking employees
                          2) 30 minute wait to check out
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                            Maklu_IV
                            747 Posts
                            13 years, 8 months ago
                            bjsmith
                            I used to work at one and they treat their employees like shit!!!


                            True. Two of my friends used to work there. One got fired for helping customers that weren't in his assigned department (!) and the other got fired for helping his co-workers with an overload of work.

                            As for myself, I really don't hate Wal-Mart, per se. I just hate the parking and the crowds.


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                              JP
                              1826 Posts
                              13 years, 8 months ago
                              I don't hate Wal-Mart either. I just want to know what is the point of the express lane saying "20 items or less"?

                              if that's the case, then what is a "larger" load?

                              remember when they used to be 10 items or less?

                              what happened to that?
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                                elron
                                726 Posts
                                13 years, 8 months ago
                                I worked at a Walmart Super Center unloading trucks for a while and the cheap bastards gave me $6.50/hr, twenty five cents of it because I had a college degree. Funk that!
                                  frostydude
                                  644 Posts
                                  13 years, 8 months ago
                                  just about everything except the prices.
                                    bball_boy
                                    143 Posts
                                    13 years, 8 months ago
                                    adventure_of_link
                                    bball_boy
                                    People hate Wal-Mart because they are Republican. I am a Republican myself, and it seems to me that democrats hate everything (maybe not everything, but a lot of things).


                                    okay, let's drag the politics out of this, aight?

                                    that said...

                                    1) they tried to sell bloody swimwear at a wal*mart once
                                    2) the other day I was getting three doughnuts which should've been $1.80. the dumbass minimum wager rang it up at $13.50 and the asst. manager kept covering it up thinking we ordered three dozen which in no way adds up to $13.50
                                    3) they make stuff in SWEATSHOPS.

                                    wal*mart more like china*mart rofl

                                    that said, everytime you send (part of) an economic stimulus check to a walmart, you're only stimulating china's economy. so please, buy made in USA, union made if possible.


                                    Oops... Sorry about the politics.

                                    Anyway, that sounds pretty brutal to me.

                                    I don't shop for swimwear there anyway.

                                    I'm more into the electronics.
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                                      Ackman
                                      911 Posts
                                      13 years, 8 months ago
                                      I applied to work there once. I took their employment test and scored a 100 percent. Oh, and the questions were ones a baby could solve.
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                                        Cambion
                                        335 Posts
                                        13 years, 8 months ago
                                        I hate Wal-Fart more than I like it. They treat their employees like garbage, pay them next to nothing, (as others have said) put small businesses out of commission, and it seems to be THE place for bratty kids and entitled/stupid paprents to hang out. I have never gone to Wal-Fart and not heard at least three babies screaming blue murder.

                                        Not to mention, they never have the fuckin' toys I want. I used to go there for my Pokemon needs, but fuck, they don't even have Pokemon toys at the local one anymore.

                                        I give them kudos for low prices (which is why they pay their workers so damn little), for the occasional cool shirt and ladies' jeans, and for their crafts section. I buy all my material for my sewing projects there, whether it's felt or faux fur. In fact, the only reason I patronize Wal-Fart is for fabric. I go to KMart for toys and the thrift store for clothes.
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