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Old 03-09-2007, 01:19 PM   #15
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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 JayC:
HOW BIG IS WAL-MART?

12. 90% of Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

While camping at Big Bend National Park last week, we were about 150 miles from the nearest Wal-Mart --- was kinda nice being the 10% minority! Of course the other things associated with civilization were far, far away, too

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Walmart is the second biggest employer in the US. The Post Office is the biggest.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:39 AM   #17
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Right, but the Post Office doesn't make a profit. All it does is ask for more money to run.

Lowes is now building food stores.
Are they the next Walmart to hate.

It makes us feel better when we all hate the same thing. There is strength in hate.

Let's see who we hate. Let us count them.

#1-We hate ourselves for letting all this get out of hand.

#2- See #1.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:46 PM   #18
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If the Post Office does not make a profit then why does it give it's superivsors large bonuses?
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:32 AM   #19
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Just my thoughts on things............

#1. Wal Mart provides services people want.

#2 Their prices are in the range of what people can or want to pay.

#3 The quality of the products is average

#4 Their return policies are exceptional and make people want to shop there since they get little to no hassle when returning goods.

#5 If you don't like any of the above along with their business practices, DON'T SHOP their stores

#6 If you look at the tactics of the unions and other labor organizations Wal Mart is better than they are. They at least employ those who others won't and meet all of the Federal Requirements while doing it. Their equal opportunity and ethnic mixes will meet or beat any other large corporation.

#7 Sam Walton stepped up to the plate and exercised his right to live the American Dream.
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:03 PM   #20
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I really don't care for Wal-Mart. The stores I have been in were crowded. Took forever to get through a check out. There was a time when a Wal-Mart would open additional registers if more than three people were in line. (I may be wrong about the number of people, but I do recall the policy)

Did anyone notice that the company attitude changed, for the worse, after Sam Walton died?

Anyhow, me and my wife vote with our wallets. We spend very few dollars at Wal-Mart.
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Agree

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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 Tom Sauls:
Just my thoughts on things............

#1. Wal Mart provides services people want.

#2 Their prices are in the range of what people can or want to pay.

#3 The quality of the products is average

#4 Their return policies are exceptional and make people want to shop there since they get little to no hassle when returning goods.

#5 If you don't like any of the above along with their business practices, DON'T SHOP their stores

#6 If you look at the tactics of the unions and other labor organizations Wal Mart is better than they are. They at least employ those who others won't and meet all of the Federal Requirements while doing it. Their equal opportunity and ethnic mixes will meet or beat any other large corporation.

#7 Sam Walton stepped up to the plate and exercised his right to live the American Dream. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Joanie,

Thanks for your appreciation. I consider it my honor as well as a duty to serve.

The service has treated me well in my 31 years of combined service and it is the least I can do to give back to those who came before me.

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Most definately have to agree with TOm on this one.
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:51 AM   #24
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I remember when Sears and a company called General Motors were so big that they were forcing other companies out of business.
If wall Mart falls it will be because people stopped buying their product, if they get bigger its because people like the product, service and location. It should be a personal thing, if you like them shop, if you don't don't shop. As far as news reports are concerned I do not think that we have good news reporting, reporters are of a new generation who seem to let their personal feelings get in the way of just writing a article, give both sides and let the reader my up their own mine.
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I am not a fan of Walmart. That being said I remember that the Federal Government broke up Standard Oil & AT&T because it said they were to big and creating a monopoly. Can Walmart be far behind?

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I am with you a 100%. Besides being a convenient quick night layover,you also have a full service store to shop in, instead of 4 or 5.

Thanks Walmart
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I absolutely do not understand the rabid dislike of Wal-Mart. Most of the arguments against them I have read are based on mis-information, dis-information, a total lack of understanding of basic economics or some unreasonable base hatred.

No one is forced to buy there and no one is forced to work there. As to their sales/hour I can only say SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?

Take a look at their investment (BTW, these same points work on the rather idiotic hatred of Mobile Oil, too). Then look at the return on investment (ROI). I venture a guess that taxes account for more of the purchase price of items than does profit. (I know that to be the case with Mobile).

I have never heard of someone being enslaved to W-M. In fact I have yet to talk to a W-M employee that was unhappy. A fellow I used to work with is now a greeter. He is more than pleased with W-M and his job. He was making more than $100,000 at his former job. I doubt he makes that now but he enjoys the work.

As far as W-M displacing homes and workers...balderdash, poppycock and tripe!
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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:
We have so much junk, people can't fit it in their houses so they have to rent off site storage units. More Walmarts, K-Marts, Targets, etc. means more junk to buy. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, Lynnvt, but then that produces jobs for people like me (I work for Uncle Bob's Self Storage) and my daughter (she works for Wal-Mart). We are both very happy with our jobs and our companies.
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