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 Post subject: THE LET'S DUMP ON WALMART THREAD
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:14 am 
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So, who wants to dump on Wallyworld. I'll start.

I have not seen any new DCIH at any of my Walmarts in at least 8 months. I also do my weekly grocery shopping there, so I do check them every week. On earth day HEB was giving away reusable grocery bags. Bring in 5 plastic bags and get one reusable bag (with HEB's logo on it). So I took in 10 bags and got 2. I still go to Walmart, who did not do anything like this for earth day. I would imagine that the checkers probably don't like filling a bag from another store. If the managers noticed, they probably wouldn't like it either. IF THEY NOTICED! Did I mention that the plastic bags I used were from Walmart?

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 Post subject: Re: THE LET'S DUMP ON WALMART THREAD
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:40 am 
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You really need to check out the site

people seen at walmart (I forget the exact link name, I'm sure someone here has it though) for a laugh riot of the dregs of humanity on parade.

It showcases the best of the worst that make up Walmart, both employees and customers.

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 Post subject: Re: THE LET'S DUMP ON WALMART THREAD
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:56 pm 
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The only thing more pathetic than the morbidly obese people using those electric carts (I mean, they could really use some exercise by, I don't know, WALKING!), are the seemingly perfectly healthy people (I saw two teens having a great old time zipping down the aisles just last week) rolling around in them.

Walmarts can be scary. I learned a long time ago not to shop at them on Friday or Saturday nights. That's when the REAL weirdos come out.

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 Post subject: Re: THE LET'S DUMP ON WALMART THREAD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:11 am 
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I'm waiting for Jim to pop in here and either defend Walmart or to share some first-hand horror stories ...

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 Post subject: Re: THE LET'S DUMP ON WALMART THREAD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:50 am 
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bnjmnrlyr wrote:
I'm waiting for Jim to pop in here and either defend Walmart or to share some first-hand horror stories ...


Nope. Not saying a thing in here.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:40 am 
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Jim_Abell wrote:
bnjmnrlyr wrote:
I'm waiting for Jim to pop in here and either defend Walmart or to share some first-hand horror stories ...


Nope. Not saying a thing in here.


... and that's called "job security" folks...

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 Post subject: Re: THE LET'S DUMP ON WALMART THREAD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:40 am 
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Awww, c'mon Jim, nobody at Wally World reads these threads :lol: :lol:.

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 Post subject: Re: THE LET'S DUMP ON WALMART THREAD
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:16 am 
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Walmart is terrible. Everyone knows it's terrible. The prices aren't that great. It's a hassle just to PARK at Walmart, much less going around in the store.

And you know what? The place is packed every time I go there.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:25 am 
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Strictly speaking from my toy aisle visits there, I have to say that Wal-Mart is very much becoming K-Mart, except that WM is far neater. Wal-Mart has zip, zero, zilch, nada as far as selection. Name a toy line, and it's either plugged with year-old stock, or it's non-existent. Cars? Old, old, OLD cars, filled to the brim. Star Wars? Nearly empty, and the newest waves there were yesterday's news. DCUC? Chock full of Power Girl. The particular WM I am referring to is one of the flagship stores here in South Jersey, yet it gets almost no exclusive love. Target is far nicer in every way, and they happen to have Justice League Unlimited!

And don't get me started on the folks who don't wait their turn behind the next person in line to use the self-checkout lanes! Rotten ********!

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 Post subject: Re: THE LET'S DUMP ON WALMART THREAD
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:15 am 
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For us here in LA it's a hassle just to FIND a Walmart. *sigh*


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:32 pm 
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In many areas there is little choice, sadly. WalMart is the true retail juggernaut.

I sure do miss the days of Caldor and Zayre's though. Strolling the massive toy isles was like a yard sale for me. I'd often find beat-down BattleStar Galactica figures and see Stretch Armstrongs by the score covered in dust well into the mid 80s! heh. :D

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 Post subject: Re: THE LET'S DUMP ON WALMART THREAD
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:28 am 
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JuliusMarx wrote:
For us here in LA it's a hassle just to FIND a Walmart. *sigh*


Daniel, I would glady let you have all the Wal-Marts in Tulsa, but you have to take the shoppers as well... :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: THE LET'S DUMP ON WALMART THREAD
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:28 am 
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We think it is amazing how many horror stories we hear about people trying to find something, but the amazing thing is that these stories have always existed, we just never had a medium to share them on before the internet. This is our power and retail's curse, for we know the truth and we no longer have to go shout it upon the mountain, we just type it on our computers and everyone else knows too.

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I read yesterday that WM's had 5 consecutive quarters of diminished sales/profits. Blamed their blunder of cutting so many items from their grocery line and their poor restocking of late.

Can't say I feel sorry for them. They have become victims of their own Hubris...


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