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Old 05-10-2006, 10:24 PM   #11
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I refuse to support big retail businesses like Walmart, who care more about making a quick buck than the customers or the employees for that matter.

They never get my business, no matter how cheap their prices are.

I'll spend 30 cents more on toothpaste at a business that treats me well.
Same reason I got to K Mart, Publix and winn Dixie...

I do get some things from wally as I work there... But its not that much.. Even their automotive department doesn't have my oil or filters most of the time... So Advanced gets my money..

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I go there to watch the hicks

And because I am cheap and they normally have good prices on what I want.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:54 PM   #13
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I shop @ the local Walmart. But yes there is something about that store that turns many into complete idiots in the parking lot . A few months ago I was there with a friend and we were picking all kinds of stuff one being some attachments for his dremel.... Needless to say a Walmart worker walked up to us and said " I know your not going to steal that son." Then he followed us around the store the rest of the time we were there. That pissed the 2 of us off big time, granted we could have complained to management but the guy looked old as the hills. So we just let it be cuz he reminded us of that old grumpy neighbor who flips out if you touch his lawn.
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Walmart is one of only two department stores in my little town.
We are all dependent on it. :(

One thing I hate about Walmart.....besides the Greeters .....is when they ask, "did you find everything you needed?" I usually give them a list of about 2 or 3 items that they used to sell but don't anymore, and that always dumbfounds them. :P

.....no Gillette razor blades, no Crest Regular toothpaste (all they have are designer pastes), no waterbed conditioner, no 5W30 Mobil oil, ................

They do sell oil at the lowest price.
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:40 PM   #15
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This is why I am proud to say I work at Target
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Plenty of idiot customers. My favorite type are the ones who want to argue with you over stuff. One lady had a cheeseburger in one hand and was looking to buy a DC/AC adapter for a dvd player, and I show her the one she needs for $25, and she says I don't want that one, so she picks up a in car PS2 adapter for $15, and says I want this one. Just told her to try automotive. 10 minutes later I find her McDonalds bag and trash behind boxes.
Theft is pretty bad too. People steal anything it seems, the cheap amplifiers from the car audio department, CD'*, pretty much anything not screwed down. Plenty of other things, too, but at least its a job.
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I heart Walmart, its the only place where I can buy disposal paper products and small kitchen appliances for less then I can anywhere else! Its perfect for that kinda thing.
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I heart Walmart, its the only place where I can buy disposal paper products and small kitchen appliances for less then I can anywhere else! Its perfect for that kinda thing.
agreed 100%. when i moved out of my parents' house, they got me a $200 gift card and that went a helluva long way
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While I agree with both of you, you should see the Markup on those items...lol

And I was in housewares a long time ago, it was amazing how many microwaves we went through...

As well always do like the Ladies and take the time to look at the appliances... You may see the cheap one, but for a few more $ and I mean a few as in 4 or 5 buck you can get a good product instead of the cheapie junker returned item..

Example we had a Generic Microwave( Manual ) for 55$....

We had a GE with all the toys, and twice the power for $58 ... LOL

I couldn't tell you how many times I asked what they wanted the Microwave for and got " Its for my kids dorm "... They were always looking at the $55 unit... I always showed them the $58 unit( 99% left with the GE-$58 unit )

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My family, ok, they stop at walmarts in different towns on purpose. It weirds me out man. They get a kick out of it. I swear they are hicks.
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