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Old 07-24-2013, 11:22 PM   #16
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Is it because of its shoppers?

Funny Pictures at WalMart Photos

I've seen those before and they are funny. For me, it's the staff and the service. Long lines, shelves a mess and poorly stocked, staff unhelpful and unknowledgable.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #17
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I've seen those before and they are funny. For me, it's the staff and the service. Long lines, shelves a mess and poorly stocked, staff unhelpful and unknowledgable.
The Walmarts around here tend to be clean and well organized.

I was always amused by K-Mart. A brand new store would look like it was trashed for 30 years.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:33 PM   #18
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The ones I've been to around here don't appeal to me because:
- they are always crowded with huge lines, no matter what time of day you show up
- the people who work there appear to hate their jobs and lives
- people don't supervise their children AT ALL so they run around screaming
- the produce is really unfortunate (I don't mind so much buying things like toilet paper or canned goods but my God the fruit and veg, just no - I go to the farmer's market for that)
- the parking lot is a disaster, always busy, littered with abandoned carts, etc.

I did shop there pretty often when I was a poor student, though.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:42 PM   #19
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I don't shop there, sometimes I wait in the car when my driver wants to pick up low cost prescriptions.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:02 PM   #20
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Oh deep, you're so edgy.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #21
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I don't shop there, sometimes I wait in the car when my driver wants to pick up low cost prescriptions.
Only an uninformed chump would pay for brand name medication that is literally the exact same molecule as the generic equivalent.

That said, I don't step foot on Walmart because it's gross
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #22
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I somehow doubt Chicago is begging for WalMarts. I have legitimate reasons for despising WalMart(not that any of the above aren't legitimate), I've worked with WalMart in the past and they basically know they are an evil necessity for certain vendors, so they will screw you as much as they legally can. The small firm I used to work for did work with them for years, they would delay payments (sometimes over a year) so they could keep collecting interest. They would deny reimbursements all the time for the most asinine reasons, i.e. if you were traveling out of town and you bought groceries and the receipt had a bottle of beer on it, even if you didn't put the beer on the expense report they would deny it. If you rented a car and car rental place gave you an upgrade for the price of the economy car they would deny it. Once again so they can gain the interest. This is how they can sell things sometimes below costs in order to drive out competition.

Also here where I live they pulled some loophole maneuver so that they could build on a city park regardless of the board's votes.

They know they're too big for small vendors to take legal action against so they screw them as much as they can. They're a disgustingly horrible devoid of ethics company.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #23
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Is it because of its shoppers?

Funny Pictures at WalMart Photos

There's also a facebookpage with kewl pics you can look at, on those days when you feel bad about yourself!

https://www.facebook.com/#!/WalMartPoeple?fref=ts

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I don't shop there, sometimes I wait in the car when my driver wants to pick up low cost prescriptions.
Deep, do you think about paying the darrrn liberal a minimum wage of $12.50 an hour?
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #24
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Walmart Wins Again As Washington D.C. Mayor Vetoes $12.50 Minimum Wage - Forbes

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Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray today vetoed a bill that would require the largest retailers in the city to pay a $12.50 per hour minimum wage, saying it was a “job-killer” that would affect not only Walmart (its target) but also Home Depot HD -1.92%, Target TGT -1.28%, Wegman’s, Loew’s, Harris HRS +0.29% Teeter, AutoZone AZO -0.66% and Macy’s. Those retailers, he said in his veto letter, “either will not come or will not expand in the district” and will instead open stores just outside the district in Maryland, depriving low-income DC neighborhoods of both amenities and retail jobs.
A whiff of sanity from an unlikely source.

PS, why do people start threads and then abandon them once they leave the homepage of wherever they get their news?
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Indy when macro again for this??
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Looking forward to some more INDY/JT discussions that range numerous pages.
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I am still bewildered by the average Right Winger's love of Big Business/Pseudo Capitalism. How the 1 percent got average struggling Americans to fight to keep them rich is nothing short of astonishing. I am so conservative in my thoughts and actions - but I can't imagine how fighting to keep other people rich (or - making them even richer) is a "conservative" cause.
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Looking forward to some more INDY/JT discussions that range numerous pages.
I rarely have discussions with Indy. I'm pretty sure he has me on ignore (or rather pretends to, I'd bet)
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The real question in this world is; are you a pre- or post- 1789 conservative. Cause the latter might as well be the evil twin of liberalism and socialism. All got skin in the same game.
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