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Old 10-03-2006, 11:19 PM   #31
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It'* just a conspiracy to encourage more people to get a walmart credit card so they can get more stuff now that they'll kill themselves paying for later.



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I meant...usually I use it for when i'm like getting a big bit of furniture and its like their last one and I don't have a truck and require time to get a truck in order...so sometimes it has its uses.
You buy your furniture at Wal-Mart? We need to talk!
Haha, gimme a break, i'm only a high school student, I don't have the big bux flowin

When I did Furniture delivery I brought the straight truck home with me for the weekend when we were moving. Friday after work I stopped off at walmart to pick up a futon, some book shelves and one of those cheap *** tv stands. Girl behind the register saw my work shirt and thought it was funny that I worked for a furniture store but was buying furniture a walmart. I laughed then told her I was using the furniture store'* truck to bring home my walmart furniture.



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I do like wal Greens for certain things too...
Not the vibrating condoms

Wal mart has those too
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And with all the examples I've heard about products being inferior at Walmart (a company with make two different products under the same model number, with the Walmart product made cheaper), that makes me think twice about buying there.
I have my doubts. It is not economically viable for the manufacturers.
It'* very true. I've seen at least a couple of documented incidents. One was on oil filters. I don't remember the brand, but someone did a study, buying the same model filter from several different stores including Walmart. They cut them open, and found that the one from Walmart was made cheaper inside. And if you think about it, it would be very economically viable. Any company would probably what, double, triple their sales by adding Walmart to their customer base? I sure as heck bet it'* worth it to make a second product just for Walmart to add that kind of sales to the bottom line. That'* what just about put Vlasic out of business. Walmart has them make these huge jars of pickles that just about no one else buys. Eventually Walmart was pressuring them so much to lower the price or stop buying.
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Any company would probably what, double, triple their sales by adding Walmart to their customer base?
They had an interesting documentary about that a while back. Just get one item in their store and then you are an instant millionaire!
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fred'* is all right to shop at. I don't shop there often. I do like to shop at Walgreen'* though because Jeff works there and I get 15% off of everything

For example I like Physicians Formula makeup but it is pretty expensive. I wait until they have it on sale and then I go in with a coupon and by the time they take the $18 item, mark down to $11 sales price, take off $3.00 coupon and then my 15% I get the item for about the same as the cheaper cosmetics.
Do you find yourself buying a lot of makeup?
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I do like wal Greens for certain things too...
Not the vibrating condoms
Don't make me go there

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the reason they are ending the layaway is because people will put thing on layaway like.......... lets say a 50" LCD Magnavox tv that costs $1999 and put it on layaway. well they have 60 days to come pick it up and alot of people will never come pick it up so while the tv sits back there being held it could be on the floor and being sold but cant because its in layaway, they see it as a loss of profits
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the reason they are ending the layaway is because people will put thing on layaway like.......... lets say a 50" LCD Magnavox tv that costs $1999 and put it on layaway. well they have 60 days to come pick it up and alot of people will never come pick it up so while the tv sits back there being held it could be on the floor and being sold but cant because its in layaway, they see it as a loss of profits

yeah but then if they never pick it up at least walmart still gets to keep the person'* deposit...now say if they just CANCELLED the layaway..now I can see where profit can be lost.
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prices drop in 60 days...
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Any company would probably what, double, triple their sales by adding Walmart to their customer base?
They had an interesting documentary about that a while back. Just get one item in their store and then you are an instant millionaire!
Hmm. Maybe. I know the chemist who invented PureWorks Hand Sanitizer (among other things). He approached WalMart once about a shampoo he developed. They wanted to retail the product for $.99 with x% profit margin (I donít recall the percentage), AND they would pay him as the product sold. In order to make any profit heíd have had to produce, package, ship, and floor the product for about $.25/copy. It wasnít possible for him and it was too risky.

WalMart has a lot of clout and drives a very hard bargain (in fact, they DONíT bargain). But if a supplier can meet their terms AND make a profit doing it, they may certainly have a golden cow!

"Documentaries" BTW, should not be taken as gospel. Some of them may be OK, but I'd be willing to bet the majority of them are biased. Maybe not intentionally, by the producer anyway, but I've been privvy to the facts on more than one "documentary" that failed to present ALL the facts. This is especially evident in environmental documentaries. These usually are biased by the producer.

Same goes for the news. If they don't have all the facts, they tend to make them up. I've seen it done.

Whooo. What happened? How'd I get off on that tangent? This has nothing to do with layaway! Maybe I should start a new thread...sorry!
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fred'* is all right to shop at. I don't shop there often. I do like to shop at Walgreen'* though because Jeff works there and I get 15% off of everything

For example I like Physicians Formula makeup but it is pretty expensive. I wait until they have it on sale and then I go in with a coupon and by the time they take the $18 item, mark down to $11 sales price, take off $3.00 coupon and then my 15% I get the item for about the same as the cheaper cosmetics.
Do you find yourself buying a lot of makeup?
Just what are you insinuating??? To answer your question- No. I just buy what I need and I wait until its on sale before I waste my money. I do buy a lot of purses. That is what I buy :P
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