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Old 02-01-2006, 03:17 AM   #29
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lynnvt:
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And I will say again, part of the problem is the American consumer who has this addiction to buy, buy, buy.
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You're exactly right! Everytime this topic comes up, the vast majority of people say something like "Bash WM all you want, I still buy there because they're the cheapest".

As I said, I wonder if they know how WM gets those low prices or they just don't care because it doesn't directly affect them (at least not yet)?
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:41 PM   #30
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Why not complain to the Wal-mart manager at the store with the problems, and Wal-mart headquarters?
After all if they dont know they have problems they cant fix them!
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:46 PM   #31
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My reply to that is check the labels if not made in the USA set it back down and buy what is made here.
If they figure out we wont buy the stuff from other countrys they will stop putting Americans out of work.
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:24 PM   #32
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dougmyers:
My reply to that is check the labels if not made in the USA set it back down and buy what is made here.
If they figure out we wont buy the stuff from other countrys they will stop putting Americans out of work. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Then wouldn't that apply to 99.9 percent of all retail stores here in the USA? Check your clothing labels, small kitchen appliances, TV sets (most internal parts are made in Asia), many of your car, truck and RV parts, and the list can go on and on.

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Ouch that hit close to home. this post has been edited due to the terms of my severance agreement
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Old 03-24-2006, 12:16 PM   #34
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I have not read one mention of NAFTA. This US Government promoted program made it possible to close plants in the USA, layoff Americans to go on welfwre and send the Manufacturing to COMMUNIST RED CHINA and other 3 World countries.

Maybe one of you saw your plant close down or your factory in the Southern US closed.

We are all focusing on the wrong BAD GUY's. They are in Washington DC,not in your local Walmart or Sears store. Look outside the box for the answers.

Buy complaining on these forums to others makes us feel as if we are doing something to cure the problems. Not true. The problems will continue and there is Nothing we can do about it.

NO, voting fornew and different crooks in Washington will not fix it either.

Find the answer to the US's problems and America will follow you and so will I. Shooting the messenger is no cure.

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Old 03-25-2006, 04:56 AM   #35
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i just joined irv2 because the threads are so interesting. my take on the walmart controversy is this we shop there because in our area its cheaper and we are trying to save every penny so we can go fulltime in about 30 months. i would use the example of the car companies. gm and ford recently announced how bad they are doing and how many jobs they have to cut. is this the governments fault? some yes! BUT if the american consumer would buy american then maybe things would be different. i have never and will never buy a foreign companies car or truck. i can just imagine a man/woman sitting in their kitchen in the morning reading the paper about gm and ford cutting jobs, saying how bad it is and then going out and getting into his toyota to go to work. most americans have abdicated their power to the govt. when something can be done by the people, ( the dubai situation comes to mind) it is difficult to get enough americans together to do anything about it. for example, gas prices. don't stop buying just stop buying one companies gas (exxon mobil a good choice) how long do you think their price stays where it is? then watch the rest of them drop to stay with the maket. IMHO it all comes down to your choice america. sorry this is so long.
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:27 PM   #36
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Wal-Mart may not be number one, but they sure are better than whatever is number two..

Thank God for the Wal-Marts of America and their low prices, convenient locations and hours of operation..

Sam Walton did not start Wal-Mart... he only came up with the idea ...

WE AMERICANS ARE WHAT MADE IT A REALITY.

As long as America remains free and the "majority rule" is practiced, America will always have a "Wal-Mart" of some type..

because it is the "Majority" of Americans that build and shop at the Wal-Marts of this country.

As always, this is my opinion and others have their own,,

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Old 03-26-2006, 06:45 AM   #37
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I guess the thing is we dont work cheap enough to compete with China or India or any place else for that matter. We dont build cars that we want that last or drive as well as a Japanese car.
We dont care who gets to work or not in our country as long as I have a job.
We dont care that the countrys debit will have to be paid by our Grand kids or our Great grand kids.
We dont care that people in India or Pakistan get a dollar a day to make products for us that sell for almost as much money as a product made by Americans.

We dont care about nothing but the change we save right now right here!

Let our decendents pay our tab after we are gone, who cares?

Its too bad we have gotten such a calis attitude about our childrens future in the effort to save a nickle now.
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Old 03-26-2006, 12:56 PM   #38
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A complacent society always gets what it deserves, everybody wanted cheap, now we got cheap and everyones complaining, I don't get it.

Oh, another thing I don't get, the everyday fluctuations in gas prices, and there always headed skyward!!! How about our great Uncle Sam and the Congress giving the poor oil companies a reprieve on paying there oil leases, geez, I really feel bad for them too, I'm sure they need the break after again posting record breaking profits.

And the complacent population continues to moan about Wal-Mart !?!?!? Let's get our priorities in order people.
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I for one feel that any community lucky enough to have a Super WM should be thankful as they are quite an asset to the communitys We have a Supercenter in our town and it has been a great addition When it was first propossed we to had all of the naysayers as well as the outsiders who came to town and met with the local buisnesses Well guess what 6 years after the store opened our town has not only grown but is thriving The couple of stores that have closed were most likly right on the edge anyway So we will continue to shop at WM and will be glad for them being here The store is nice the people working there are our neigbor and the store itself is a good neibor So to all Wal-Mart bashers sorry you feel that way Hope you have a good day
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Doug myers is right about contacting headquaters if you don't like the condition of a particular store. I spent some time in the retail business and Making top management aware of problems works in most instances.

I try to buy made in USA. It gets hard. A couple years ago, as an equal opportunity American auto buyer, I had a GMC Suburban, a Chrysler Sebring convert. and a motorhome on a Ford chassis. All those vehicles had one thing in common. They were all assembled in Mexico. Go figure.
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All I can say is that my wife has worked at Wal Mart for over 15 years. She has never been treated unfairly, she makes a very good wage, is not discriminated against, has decent benefits, has worked her way up from the bottom to department manager just through her hard work. She has worked in a couple of different stores, and no difference in any. The managers have all been strict on customer service, and store cleanliness.
Wal Mart has always done good by us. It did change some when Sam Walton died. There IS less empathis on American Made items, and there is the sale of alcohol. These only changed after Sam died. But as for the wholesale allegations of discrimination, and poor treatment of employees, I'll put my last dollar on the fact that 90% of the people complaining are usually the worst type of employees you come across, and are jumping right into the American mindset of lets see if I can jerk some money out of this big corporation so I can continue to be a lazy slob.
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