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Old 02-02-2012, 06:01 PM   #57
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Mom and pop stores trying to make a ridiculous profit margin is what killed them. Sam Walton saw the problem and the American public did the rest. It's easy to blame our failures on others. Realizing we were greedy is a hard pill to swallow. I will shop at the new best place When Walmart isn't competitive anymore.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:00 PM   #58
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Holy cow. Go to work for the day and what the heck happened.

Did I ever stir up a hornets nest.

I agree with many that the problem IMHO is in the consumer. Everyone want something that is cheap. But my father taught me that you get what you pay for (most of the time if you do your research)


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Your saying that you would pay $14/lb for the same steak at a grocer you can buy at Sam's for $6/lb? I don't get it.
To answer the question YES! I hate WalMart steaks and we love our local butcher. When we camp we ask if there is a local butcher and I am happy that several still are around.

Anouther frustration ids trying to find quality furniture. Everything is pressboard. I hate cheap furniture.

So that is my oppinion and I do seek out opportunities to buy quality that lasts. I admit I do shop at WM but I try to support local shops where i get great custom service, help and friendly advice.

Oh and in my home town they did have hitching posts at the post office, market and drug store. They still have them and they are in use.

And no i an not a liberal. Justnold fashioned.

Thanks everyone for your oppinions. We all have them and everyone has their rights to their own.

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You guys work on your own RV or or you beating a RV mech out of work? All the same, everyone's looking for a bargain.
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You guys work on your own RV or or you beating a RV mech out of work? All the same, everyone's looking for a bargain.
I do much of my own work but i do have a great mechanic that I trust. I am happy to pay $50 more on a brake job knowing it is done to my expectations. Yes I like a bargan but if it is too good I have to ask why?
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walmart ..... they have the best prices, but how do they achieve the choke hold on the market.

If anyone has watched King of the Hill this is our future... MegaloMart!
CHOKE HOLD???
Since the new Wallmart opened (about 5 years ago) in my small town there has been opened:
2 new service stations
2 new auto parts stores
a new Firestone store
A tire store
2 new beauty supply stores
a hair styling/hair cutting salon
a new pharmacy
a mattress store (Wallmart doesn't sell mattress but Sams Club does)
6 new restaurants
a new grocery store
a new bakery
a doughnut store

ALL less than a mile of the Wallmart store.

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WalMart is successful because consumers have made them the giant that they are. Mom & Pop stores didn't survive for the same reason, consumers. Now I'm no flag waver for WalMart but we really need to look at ourselves for their success.
Ditto with airlines. My employer commonly flies nearly-full aircraft whose tickets don't even cover the cost of gas. But, consumers buy the cheapest ticket, no matter what.

Discount carriers are to them what WalMart is to local retailers: the consumer doesn't need a college-educated ticket counter agent dressed fashionably, a clean and stylish aircraft interior, quality food, or a pilot who ranks up there with other professionals. Bare bones equipment and nominal qualifications are good enough.
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I love WalMart. I wish I owned WalMart, or thought of it like ole Sam did. I hope they keep the lots open to us RVers, and some knuckleheads don't ruin it for us all.
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Thank you. And let's make sure we tell every business how much money they can make because we know how much is too much. And cheap fuel is a god given right. And family farms have to be subsidized because they are quaint and I remember how much fun I had at my grandpa's farm. Every worker should be paid a lot of money even if their productivity does not warrant it. Maybe it's time for us old folks to get over it and realize that the world does not work like we want it to - our time is over. Maybe we should quit whining and fighting change and lend some wisdom instead of wishing for what used to be.
AMEN! BTW, Walmart will never run a good hardware store out of business. They have little supply, everything is spread out among 3-4 departments, and no help or advice.

That said, be a smart consumer, use the computer you are on to comparison shop BEFORE you mindlessly go anywhere for something other than basic necessities. Every business does what they have to to stay in business and make a profit. Pretend your household is a business, do what you need to keep the bottom line in the black.
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Of course. Walmart is representative of the old evil free market capitalism that made this country great.

Hang'em high! Tax 100% of their profits. Throw them to the dogs. Marxism is the way to go. You bet.

The same with Home Depot. They ran all the mom and pop hardware stores out of business didn't they? Hang'em high! Tax 100% of their profits. Take away their citizenship. Capitalism just doesn't work. Bring back Karl Marx. Come on socialism. Down with Walmart, Home Depot.................let's see,.........who's next.........I know, McDonald's, Burger King......what about all those mom and pop burger joints they ran out of business? Let's see, who else in the business world can we diss? How about.....................and....................a nd.....................

Get a grip.
Amen to the above.
Blaming Walmart for businesses moving to China?
Might want to consider unions or more specifically the Textile Unions.
Sam Walton was a mom and pop business when he started out, he grew his business because he had a product and service that the public wanted. For shame Sam Walton for having a vision and a dream and all of your hard work and sweat to make it a reality.
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We love the Super Walmarts when we are traveling in unfamiliar areas. We know we can find almost everything we need in one location. We rarely shop in the local Walmart in our town because we know where to go to get the various things we need locally. I do buy my Wrangler jeans at Walmart as they seem to be the only local store that carries them.
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Capitalism at its best and until someone comes up with a better program they deserve all the acolades they can get. Old Sam Walton was a great man that took a small company on his own and turned it into what it is today....I am a big Walmart fan like the majority of the people in this Country...God Bless Sam and his family and all the people they employ.
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Americans have killed America (for those saying America is dead). It isn't Walmart's fault...it isn't China's fault...who brings most of the Chinese goods into the country??? Americans do. Now I'm not supporting China, but China is getting a rash of unfair blame on this import issue that has become such a popular rant. How many Americans have gone to China to have something cheap produced, then to bring it back to America to sell? How many Americans have bought container after container of cheaply made Chinese goods and sold them in America....quite a few.....right?
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Capitalism at its best and until someone comes up with a better program they deserve all the acolades they can get. Old Sam Walton was a great man that took a small company on his own and turned it into what it is today....I am a big Walmart fan like the majority of the people in this Country...God Bless Sam and his family and all the people they employ.
One other note. Several years ago, in the paper was a story about all the rich people who worked for Sam Walton. It seems he begged his people to invest in WalMart and hundreds of them were now very wealthy.
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Just reported on MSNBC news. Now, don't jump to conclusions as I'm more of a Fox News kinda guy. I just like to watch both as I like to get opposing points of view. Makes life interesting as well as raising the blood pressure.

-Tax levy on USA goods imported into China = 25%
-Tax levy on Chinese goods imported into USA = 2.5%

Does anyone see something wrong with this scenario? I personally would like to make it mandatory to brand ALL Chinese items as "Made in COMMUNIST China". Look in the mirror, folks. If it's made in China, Taiwan, India or some other foreign nation & I don't absolutely need it, it stays on the store shelf. Hard to do in these days.

And for the Walmart campers I say "Support your local Mom & Pop campgrounds before you also drive them out of business". I do.
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