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(Reuters)   Walgreen sees growth even during tough times, because who ISN'T a sucker for cheap store-brand aspirin, and buy-one-get-one-free enemas?   (reuters.com) divider line
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202 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Nov 2008 at 7:48 PM (10 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2008-11-19 04:48:02 PM  
So submitter with the buy 1 get one free enema pack do you ever use them at the same time and pretend you are getting DP'd?
/hey Wellfleets are on sale BRB
 
2008-11-19 04:51:29 PM  
Who needs enemas...just buy their discount Halloween candy in June...that'll clean you out
 
2008-11-19 04:56:55 PM  
Let me have one of those porno magazines... large box of condoms... a bottle of Old Harper... a couple of those panty shields... and some illegal fireworks, and one of those disposable enemas. Eh, make it two.
 
2008-11-19 04:58:03 PM  

Limp_Bisquick: /hey Wellfleets are on sale BRB


Derp Fleets. Dang IT background
 
2008-11-19 05:08:39 PM  
People need always drugs & TP.
 
2008-11-19 05:16:30 PM  
BobtheFascist: People need always drugs & TP.

yeah, but when I go to the grocery store, I can drop off the prescription, walk over and get the tp and whatever, and walk back to the pharmacy in under 5 minutes. When I get back there, the prescription is ready.

when you have a prescription at Walgreens, you have to drop it off, and either wait a minimum of a half hour or come back to pick it up later. Their new rx system sucks. You can be the only one in line, but they're filling prescriptions to be picked up 12 hours later on, and THOSE come firet. Period.
 
2008-11-19 05:24:07 PM  
*looks around smugly*
 
2008-11-19 05:44:18 PM  
Hey man, that comes in handy if you need 2 enemas.
 
2008-11-19 05:51:08 PM  

Tresser: Let me have one of those porno magazines... large box of condoms... a bottle of Old Harper... a couple of those panty shields... and some illegal fireworks, and one of those disposable enemas. Eh, make it two.


It takes two to get rid of Apu.
 
2008-11-19 06:34:34 PM  
markie_farkie: Tresser: Let me have one of those porno magazines... large box of condoms... a bottle of Old Harper... a couple of those panty shields... and some illegal fireworks, and one of those disposable enemas. Eh, make it two.

It takes two to get rid of Apu.


Clever. However, it was not Apu that sold said items to Homer. The Simpsons were at Flanders' beach house. It was that crappy episode where Lisa becomes friends with the beach kids and Bart gets jealous. Any episode that revolves around Lisa sucks.
 
2008-11-19 06:51:39 PM  
A small shop built around a pharmacy - a perfect combo for the ever-aging baby boomer population. Walgreens has found its groove. I think it will continue to grow and be profitable for decades to come.
 
2008-11-19 06:52:16 PM  
And even if you don't need 2 enemas, hey - free enema.
 
2008-11-19 07:30:32 PM  
LiberalZombie: A small shop built around a pharmacy - a perfect combo for the ever-aging baby boomer population. Walgreens has found its groove. I think it will continue to grow and be profitable for decades to come.

well, whatever you say, dear. I'm a tail-end boomer and I won't shop there, neither will any of my friends.
 
2008-11-19 07:56:30 PM  

BigDumbGuy: markie_farkie: Tresser: Let me have one of those porno magazines... large box of condoms... a bottle of Old Harper... a couple of those panty shields... and some illegal fireworks, and one of those disposable enemas. Eh, make it two.

It takes two to get rid of Apu.

Clever. However, it was not Apu that sold said items to Homer. The Simpsons were at Flanders' beach house. It was that crappy episode where Lisa becomes friends with the beach kids and Bart gets jealous. Any episode that revolves around Lisa sucks.


You have just been APU'D!

/without further APU
 
2008-11-19 08:05:33 PM  
Subby buy-one-get-one-free enemas

impawards.com


Approves
 
2008-11-19 08:10:45 PM  
Subby: buy-one-get-one-free enemas

cache02.stormap.sapo.ptView Full Size


Approves

//Now quite large and a has as much smell as a hotlinked bun
 
2008-11-19 08:17:42 PM  
All this talk of enemas will bring out the poop-thread! insurgents.

They mostly come out at night. Mostly..
 
2008-11-19 08:20:24 PM  
Buying bottled water is dumber than buying brand-name aspirin but only by a tad.
 
2008-11-19 08:25:03 PM  
The weekly sales ad for the Walgreens in my area looks more like a grocery store flyer than drug store ad. It's got coupons for Spam, Butter Ball chicken broth (39 cents!), coffee, tuna, etc. You don't see any drug store stuff on sale until you get to page 10 (out of 12). Walgreens seems to sell foodstuffs for cheap, but their prices for health & beauty products aren't that great.

There's no buy 1 get 1 enemas this week, but there is bogo Mucus Relief.
 
2008-11-19 09:08:56 PM  
Just curious though -- why do they have the shoplifting tag thingies stuck on the inside of the Fleet enema boxes?
 
2008-11-19 10:02:51 PM  
Around here, Walgreens and CVS are building on every single corner. At least CVS sells booze.
 
2008-11-19 11:34:08 PM  
I haven't looked on their EDGAR listings but I believe Walgreens is one of the few firms that carry absolutely NO DEBT. Anything they have they own outright and their sitting on a pile of cash. This credit situation will barely affect them. One quarter last year, they turned in something like a 17% growth rate... Their salary window for beginning pharmacists is 90-110k.

darkhorse23: either wait a minimum of a half hour or come back to pick it up later.


I know a guy with a pharmacy that sells only to assisted living facilities. He insists that their internal policy is a 45 minute wait. The longer you're in the store the more money you'll spend. I don't think that the pharmacy has ever been their profit center.
 
2008-11-20 02:41:42 AM  
I KNOW I AM!

/Hell, Please.
 
2008-11-20 07:04:57 AM  
Still don't know how these stand alone pharmacies stay open. Wal-greens, CVS, they're all geared toward old people, in my opinion.
With Target, Wal-Mart, and each large size grocery store containing a pharmacy, I don't know how the Wal-greens stay open.

/Doesn't take prescription drugs.
//Doesn't like old people.
///Doesn't like old people that take prescription drugs (which is to say all of them.)
 
2008-11-20 09:35:22 AM  

Tresser: Let me have one of those porno magazines... large box of condoms... a bottle of Old Harper... a couple of those panty shields... and some illegal fireworks, and one of those disposable enemas. Eh, make it two.


I don't know what you've got planned for tonight, Homer, but count me out.
 
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