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(Slate)   Now that the American economy has been reignited, Wal-Mart is losing customers left and right. This is bad news... for no one, really   (slate.com) divider line 194
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2013-05-18 03:11:07 PM  
I never make New Year's Resolutions, but I made an exception this year.  It was to stop going to Wal-Mart.

I just don't trust their meat and produce, plus I'm tired of looking at the mutants that shop there.
 
2013-05-18 03:12:26 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.


BuhBye now
 
2013-05-18 03:15:19 PM  

Azlefty: Fissile: Yup, IBM is demanding even more H1B workers because there are just too many people here who demand a first world wage for their skills!

There I finished your comment for you


If they want a first world wage, let them go to a first world country, like Japan or Germany.
 
2013-05-18 03:15:55 PM  
By "reignited" subby means "set on fire."
 
2013-05-18 03:17:01 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 12349876: Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.

Have fun with the substandard selection, service, and cleaniness.

Seriously, putting aside any macroeconomic arguments, Wal Mart used to be the gold standard of big box stores.  Now they're on the path to being the next K Mart.

Not sure what Walmart you shop at (Oh, you don't shop at Walmart? Then how do you know they suck?) but the ones I go to are all nicely lit, nicely laid out, have friendly and helpful staff, and have, for the most part (there are exceptions) decent quality merchandise. They all also seem to have a full range of customer types, from the stereotypical "Walmart shopper" to people that I would also see at a Vons Pavilions, Sears, or Nordstroms.


Agreed. However, and this is one of my primary complaints- I waited in line last night for nearly half an hour. This is common occurrence at our local WalMart, and typically it can be avoided by going at certain times of day. I got stuck last night with no other options than to go around 8pm- a black hole of time where checkers never exist.
 
2013-05-18 03:17:17 PM  
The Walmart closest to me recently added 8 self checkout machines. Those things are awesome, I usually grab all my change from the week and use that. I also don't trust their meat or produce, but I have Sprouts for that. $3.99/lb for grass fed beef ftw!
 
2013-05-18 03:17:20 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Not sure what Walmart you shop at (Oh, you don't shop at Walmart? Then how do you know they suck?) but the ones I go to are all nicely lit, nicely laid out, have friendly and helpful staff, and have, for the most part (there are exceptions) decent quality merchandise. They all also seem to have a full range of customer types, from the stereotypical "Walmart shopper" to people that I would also see at a Vons Pavilions, Sears, or Nordstroms.


Go into L.A, and tell us what you find; Walmart staffs to the location,OC is fairly affluent (even Santa Ana) so they have higher standards of upkeep and the product mix reflects that, go to Compton or Watts and you see a true example of the average Walmart.

Also I did not see these lovlies the last time I was at Southcoast and in Nordstroms or Sears.
media.peopleofwalmart.com

media.peopleofwalmart.com

media.peopleofwalmart.com
 
2013-05-18 03:17:34 PM  
There is no such thing as a jobless recovery. It's as empty as saying a treeless forest.
 
2013-05-18 03:22:53 PM  
BuhBye now
 
2013-05-18 03:27:48 PM  
Walmart = morbos.  So many morbos.
 
2013-05-18 03:29:44 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 12349876: Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.

Have fun with the substandard selection, service, and cleaniness.

Seriously, putting aside any macroeconomic arguments, Wal Mart used to be the gold standard of big box stores.  Now they're on the path to being the next K Mart.

Not sure what Walmart you shop at (Oh, you don't shop at Walmart? Then how do you know they suck?) but the ones I go to are all nicely lit, nicely laid out, have friendly and helpful staff, and have, for the most part (there are exceptions) decent quality merchandise. They all also seem to have a full range of customer types, from the stereotypical "Walmart shopper" to people that I would also see at a Vons Pavilions, Sears, or Nordstroms.


You're lying.
Or that Walmart only recently opened.
There's not a Walmart on Earth with helpful staff.
And their merchandise is the opposite of quality.
 
2013-05-18 03:36:53 PM  

dstrick44: And their merchandise is the opposite of quality.


Yes, they only sell cheap Chinese knockoffs.
 
2013-05-18 03:42:06 PM  

ZeroCorpse: 12349876: Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.

Have fun with the substandard selection, service, and cleaniness.

Seriously, putting aside any macroeconomic arguments, Wal Mart used to be the gold standard of big box stores.  Now they're on the path to being the next K Mart.

Kmart is still around, and they still kind of suck. They pay poorly (minimum wage with no raises, ever), treat employees like indentured servants, and have stores that are so run-down and dilapidated that it's a wonder they don't just crumble under the stress of some of the gigantic wildebeests that shop there.

They bought Sears (not the other way around) and put all their resources into making Sears the lead brand. They did that by pulling most of their resources and effort from the Kmart side of their business.


12349876: Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.

Have fun with the substandard selection, service, and cleaniness.

Seriously, putting aside any macroeconomic arguments, Wal Mart used to be the gold standard of big box stores.  Now they're on the path to being the next K Mart.


I don't know what side of town you two live/shop in but the K Marts around here are pretty nice, they're on par with Target or any store you would find in a mall. Years ago they were the bottom of the rung as far as box stores go but in the last 8-10 years they've really upscaled themselves.
 
2013-05-18 03:43:01 PM  

dstrick44: You're lying.
Or that Walmart only recently opened.
There's not a Walmart on Earth with helpful staff.
And their merchandise is the opposite of quality.


It has been a year or So since I was in the OC but the Stores I went ot in Santa Ana and H.B. were pretty clean and were staffed,here in the Central Valley they are the scum holes you have come to expect
 
2013-05-18 03:49:25 PM  

dstrick44: And their merchandise is the opposite of quality.


They sell the same name brands every other farking store does.
 
2013-05-18 03:50:38 PM  

GleeUnit: Fissile: The economy has been reignited?  Really?  So the three foreclosed homes on my block are what the new prosperity looks like?

As for Walmart, I'm gonna guess their customer base is now too poor even for Walmart.

Your block != the economy.  But you know that.


Same thing on my block. Was surprised to see 3 auction signs pop up in the last week.
 
2013-05-18 03:51:57 PM  
What Wal-mart doesn't realize (or wouldn't admit if they did) is that their stores are for people who have few other choices, due to to either location or economic hardship. In the hinterlands of flyover country these stores have either killed off everything within a 50 mile radius so that a half hour drive just to get toothpaste is necessary, or their customers are so farking poor (unemployed etc) that there's no where else they can go to get the stuff they need. When people can afford to spend more money and avoid the cheap chinese sh*t that breaks before you get it home, they will. That time is coming, and right soon.

During the height of the great recession they were a necessary evil, and their profits showed that... now that the economy is ticking upward they are the retailer of last resort, and their profits will show that too.

/fark'em
 
2013-05-18 03:51:58 PM  

Farty McPooPants: LDM90: 12349876: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 12349876: Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.

Have fun with the substandard selection, service, and cleaniness.

Seriously, putting aside any macroeconomic arguments, Wal Mart used to be the gold standard of big box stores.  Now they're on the path to being the next K Mart.

Not sure what Walmart you shop at (Oh, you don't shop at Walmart? Then how do you know they suck?) but the ones I go to are all nicely lit, nicely laid out, have friendly and helpful staff, and have, for the most part (there are exceptions) decent quality merchandise. They all also seem to have a full range of customer types, from the stereotypical "Walmart shopper" to people that I would also see at a Vons Pavilions, Sears, or Nordstroms.

The Target's and Meijer's in my area are much nicer.

Target's what is nicer?

I'm not a Grammar NaziTM but why do people continue to put apostrophes before every s they type?  Chri'st that i's annoying a's hell!


That apostrophe was appropriate.
It was a righteous contraction.
 
2013-05-18 03:56:31 PM  
I know I'm dissing the CW here, but maybe their problems have less to do with morality, keynesian economics, jobs, or even prices, and are related to their stores being disorganized, poorly staffed, stocked with nothing that isn't on the ceo's radar this week and 20 years of cobsumerist-worthy nostalgia items.

And they make you stand in line to check out. Circuit City used to do that. So did COMPASS. With astonishingly predictable results.
 
2013-05-18 03:58:32 PM  

rewind2846: What Wal-mart doesn't realize (or wouldn't admit if they did) is that their stores are for people who have few other choices, due to to either location or economic hardship. In the hinterlands of flyover country these stores have either killed off everything within a 50 mile radius so that a half hour drive just to get toothpaste is necessary, or their customers are so farking poor (unemployed etc) that there's no where else they can go to get the stuff they need. When people can afford to spend more money and avoid the cheap chinese sh*t that breaks before you get it home, they will. That time is coming, and right soon.

During the height of the great recession they were a necessary evil, and their profits showed that... now that the economy is ticking upward they are the retailer of last resort, and their profits will show that too.

/fark'em


If you think they don't know that, I have a bridge in NYC to sell you. They didn't have any big box stores in Chicago for a few reasons, but they rolled out essentially a bunch of large grocery stores on the south side (and downtown too actually) to give the "so farking poor" a place where they can actually shop and get decent groceries. They've definitely had a few upscale initiatives, but Walmart is very well aware of the consumer base.
 
2013-05-18 03:59:11 PM  
I have, sadly, had to visit Wal-Marts in many different places across the south.

Nothing steams me more than being on the road and realizing that Wal-Mart is the only option. Due to either location or the hour of day said item is needed.

Sure Wal-Mart has lots of things but, customer service isn't one of them.

Give it a try. Walk in and ask for a specific item. If that person doesn't respond with either "I don't know I don't work in that area" or "it's over there" with a wave of the hand I would be amazed.

Also, I notice a lot of "similar" items. Not really what you want but, close.

All the people that come here and defend Wal-Mart and accuse others of being haters or snobs should realize that you sold your integrity for a few pennies off of an item that is "just as good" as what you really wanted. And since that is enough to get you to spend money there why would they bother trying even a little harder.

It's like the old joke:

God that restaurant's food is horrible!!!

Why do you eat their?

Well, they give you such huge portions.
 
2013-05-18 03:59:32 PM  
This is bad news... for no one, really China
 
2013-05-18 04:01:11 PM  
Don't you guys understand that "reignited" means "burned again?"
 
2013-05-18 04:06:31 PM  

lilbjorn: This is bad news... for no one, really China




China still makes everything, Walmarts just getting cut out by the internet. For me, Walmart is a convenience thing.. they usually have something good enough for what I need at any time of day, so I just go there to have it now.

I personally have had to tighten my belt in all areas over the last year, and one of the primary ways is by ordering all my chinese made crap online. A $10 cable from walmart is still $2 shipped online.. i paid ten cents per watch battery shipped from china, rather than getting two for like 4 bucks. Plastic organizers.. machine parts.. order so much these days, and it saves me a fortune.
 
2013-05-18 04:09:18 PM  

MisterTweak: I know I'm dissing the CW here, but maybe their problems have less to do with morality, keynesian economics, jobs, or even prices, and are related to their stores being disorganized, poorly staffed, stocked with nothing that isn't on the ceo's radar this week and 20 years of cobsumerist-worthy nostalgia items.

And they make you stand in line to check out. Circuit City used to do that. So did COMPASS. With astonishingly predictable results.


"Keynesian" economics? Because Obama is in conplete control of the economy, you racist asshat.
 
2013-05-18 04:09:39 PM  
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2013-05-18 04:10:56 PM  

ZeroCorpse: LDM90: 12349876: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 12349876: Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.

Have fun with the substandard selection, service, and cleaniness.

Seriously, putting aside any macroeconomic arguments, Wal Mart used to be the gold standard of big box stores.  Now they're on the path to being the next K Mart.

Not sure what Walmart you shop at (Oh, you don't shop at Walmart? Then how do you know they suck?) but the ones I go to are all nicely lit, nicely laid out, have friendly and helpful staff, and have, for the most part (there are exceptions) decent quality merchandise. They all also seem to have a full range of customer types, from the stereotypical "Walmart shopper" to people that I would also see at a Vons Pavilions, Sears, or Nordstroms.

The Target's and Meijer's in my area are much nicer.

Target's what is nicer?

Ignore that. It's a Michigander dialect tendency. For some reason, the people in this region feel the need to put an apostrophe "s" on the end of most business names that don't already end with an "s". Target's, Meijer's, Walmart's, Bell Tire's, etc.

Example of Michigan dialect:

"I'm gunna goda Target's fer melk, and then stoppat Speedway's fergass annoil."


What is that? Yooper? Because it does not sound like the mid-Michigan dialect I'm familiar with. And I grew up here.

Meijer does tend to get turned into Meijer's. That's more of an old cultural habit, dating back to the early decades of the company. Meijer really was Meijer's (plus grocery, supermarket, thrifty acres, etc...) up until around 1965, according to that timeline. Habits are slow to change.

Apparently Target used to be Dayton's, however, so I have no idea where "Target's" came from. Must be part of the mystery Michigan dialect you're referring to.

/Meijer really is a nice chain, though.
//Definitely prefer it to Wally World.
 
2013-05-18 04:12:18 PM  

stryed: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]


I just realized that there is another meaning..I hope Tinkle bell won't have to go into prostitution...
 
2013-05-18 04:13:04 PM  

rewind2846:  In the hinterlands of flyover country these stores have either killed off everything within a 50 mile radius so that a half hour drive just to get toothpaste is necessary


Show me one... ONE Walmart store that doesn't have dozens of other stores surrounding its location.
 
2013-05-18 04:13:41 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: dstrick44: And their merchandise is the opposite of quality.

Yes, they only sell cheap Chinese knockoffs.


If you want melamine in your milk or baby formula, Walmart is your source.
If you buy name brands and not Sam's Choice, prices are comparable anywhere.
The clothes and shoes literally fall apart. And they consistently open 1 out of 12 checkout lines.
Whole departments go unmanned after 6:00 or so, but that's only a problem if you work days.
And don't get me started on the well documented depressing effect Walmart has on communities.
The only reason I go there is they closed ALL the locally owned stores in my town. If I need socks there is literally nowhere else to go.
Not to mention the "Dead Peasant" policies that Walmart execs seem to have invented.
Now why don't you do something more honorable, like shill for human traffickers or something. Walmart is not going to have sex with you.
 
2013-05-18 04:16:29 PM  

kona: how did that plan to fark over American manufacturing for a few profitable quarters work out?
Better open some stores in China....Assholes.

[www.compguyusa.com image 592x280]


Kona Walmart has stores in China.  http://www.wal-martchina.com/english/

s21.postimg.org
 
2013-05-18 04:16:32 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: MisterTweak: I know I'm dissing the CW here, but maybe their problems have less to do with morality, keynesian economics, jobs, or even prices, and are related to their stores being disorganized, poorly staffed, stocked with nothing that isn't on the ceo's radar this week and 20 years of cobsumerist-worthy nostalgia items.

And they make you stand in line to check out. Circuit City used to do that. So did COMPASS. With astonishingly predictable results.

"Keynesian" economics? Because Obama is in conplete control of the economy, you racist asshat.


Auto correct on my cell phone is a biatch. Had to threaten to strangle it just to type that word. I meant "CompUSA".
 
2013-05-18 04:17:54 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 12349876: Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.

Have fun with the substandard selection, service, and cleaniness.

Seriously, putting aside any macroeconomic arguments, Wal Mart used to be the gold standard of big box stores.  Now they're on the path to being the next K Mart.

Not sure what Walmart you shop at (Oh, you don't shop at Walmart? Then how do you know they suck?) but the ones I go to are all nicely lit, nicely laid out, have friendly and helpful staff, and have, for the most part (there are exceptions) decent quality merchandise. They all also seem to have a full range of customer types, from the stereotypical "Walmart shopper" to people that I would also see at a Vons Pavilions, Sears, or Nordstroms.


If you have the Supercenters yeah. (They're still a little too chaotic for my taste).

But the Wal-Mart by me isn't a supercenter and yet they try to shove as much stuff into the small space that they have which results in crowded and narrow aisles and to top it off, hardly any checkout stands open (5 open checkout stands out of a possible of 25 is not ok with me).

I think the Wal-Mart philosophy is that if it isn't a brand new supercenter, then treat it like the red-headed stepchild.
 
2013-05-18 04:20:58 PM  

ZeroCorpse: LDM90: 12349876: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 12349876: Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.

Have fun with the substandard selection, service, and cleaniness.

Seriously, putting aside any macroeconomic arguments, Wal Mart used to be the gold standard of big box stores.  Now they're on the path to being the next K Mart.

Not sure what Walmart you shop at (Oh, you don't shop at Walmart? Then how do you know they suck?) but the ones I go to are all nicely lit, nicely laid out, have friendly and helpful staff, and have, for the most part (there are exceptions) decent quality merchandise. They all also seem to have a full range of customer types, from the stereotypical "Walmart shopper" to people that I would also see at a Vons Pavilions, Sears, or Nordstroms.

The Target's and Meijer's in my area are much nicer.

Target's what is nicer?

Ignore that. It's a Michigander dialect tendency. For some reason, the people in this region feel the need to put an apostrophe "s" on the end of most business names that don't already end with an "s". Target's, Meijer's, Walmart's, Bell Tire's, etc.

Example of Michigan dialect:

"I'm gunna goda Target's fer melk, and then stoppat Speedway's fergass annoil."


I know people who call Kroger, "Krogers".

I guess now I know where that comes from because it drives me nuts.
 
2013-05-18 04:22:31 PM  

WhyteRaven74: ZeroCorpse: and the U-Scan terminals are frequently out of order.

There's a WalMart near me now, well it's not a full tilt WalMart it's basically a WalMart supermarket. I happened in there a couple weeks ago and at 10:25 PM, 35 minutes before the store closes, all the U-Scan's were shut down. I could not for the life of me understand that.


They replaced all the U-Scan ones in my Wal-Mart with more checkout stands that are never open.

The one by me really is a dump.
 
2013-05-18 04:25:54 PM  
Dear Subby

S&P 500 climbing to the stratosphere != reignited economy
 
2013-05-18 04:31:04 PM  

12349876: Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.

Have fun with the substandard selection, service, and cleaniness.

Seriously, putting aside any macroeconomic arguments, Wal Mart used to be the gold standard of big box stores.  Now they're on the path to being the next K Mart.


Is it me, or do we go through this every decade with a different major chain?  I seem to remember years ago everyone wailing and rending their garments because Sears...then, the quintessential American big box store...was looking poorly.

Meh.
 
2013-05-18 04:32:58 PM  

Fissile: studebaker hoch: The housing bubble deflected attention from the wider problem that technology is eliminating our jerbs left and right.

Now that the bubble has crashed, we're acutely aware of the fact that we just don't need nearly as many workers as we once did.

AND we continue to crank out babies because God.

This IS the recovery.  Welcome to the new normal.

=============

True, tech has eliminated lots of jobs....I don's see much demand for switchboard operators for example.   Tech has also created many new jobs.  So many new jobs, in fact, that our country can's seem to make babies fast enough, that's why we need to import millions of immigrants, and offshore entire industries.  Yup, IBM is demanding even more H1B workers because there are just too many people here.


I've heard it said tech companies want H1 workers because they're too cheap to do corporate training like they used to, and too ageist to hire older programmers and engineers like they should...
 
2013-05-18 04:34:29 PM  

vabeard: I'm about to start shopping at WalMart.  I've never been more than a once or twice a year shopper, usually when I had to get stuff for office parties or picnics.
My hours have been cut by 4 hours per week/8 hours (one day) per paycheck.  Utilities are heading up.  And Wednesday, I underwent an emergency appendectomy, I'll have extra bills associated with that.  I figure their low cost staples will help me out.


Heh...all I could think is "surgical staples...not really the best place to economize"...
 
2013-05-18 04:37:05 PM  

Fissile: J. Frank Parnell: studebaker hoch: The housing bubble deflected attention from the wider problem that technology is eliminating our jerbs left and right.

Your jerbs all went to other countries, and the government rewarded the corporations for doing it.

Being able to pay people less to do the same work means more profit for American corporations, which results in a bigger GDP they can wave in your face, claiming America is still going strong while you wait in line for food stamps.

================

Not just in Murica, this show has gone on the road.   She what Krugman has to saw about the Irish "recovery".
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/that-hideous-strength/


You mean the austerity wingnuts have been lying about that ALSO?  I'm shocked.

/no, no I'm not
//they're probably Harvard guys, don't know how to use Excel without three secretaries and an intern...
 
2013-05-18 04:37:58 PM  
K Mart, Walmart, JC Penny's, Montgomery Wards, Radio Shack and other brick & mortar suffer the same problem -- bad management.  From shifting inventories to insider trading seems retail gets the runt of management litter.  My guess is selling short for quick profit causes most problems including farking hourly employees.

RIP good management
 
2013-05-18 04:40:49 PM  

SmithHiller: The economy is still bad. Wal-Mart is losing customers to the dollar stores Besides when you shop at a dollar store you don't have to get all dressed up like you're going to Wal-Mart.


Eh, real estate is heating back up in Mass, and my long-term partly-unemployed buddy down in NYC has finally gotten a decent fulltime gig.

I slapped a resume on Monster, just for giggles...and got a few sales hits, without even trying.  Legit calls, too, not just trolling or headhunters...I went on a couple interviews, just to see what was on offer.  Decent benefit packages, training, etc.

Three points aren't much data, but not everything is bleak everywhere...
 
2013-05-18 04:42:25 PM  

iron_city_ap: The old lady at Wal Mart yesterday wouldn't print the Slothstranaut pic I downloaded off the internet because I didn't have the expressed permission of the photographer. Walgreens happily took my money.


Would've been really funny if you'd tried to pay with a drawing of a spider...
 
2013-05-18 04:45:55 PM  

stryed: stryed: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]

I just realized that there is another meaning..I hope Tinkle bell won't have to go into prostitution...


There's a joke in there about fairies and golden showers...
 
2013-05-18 04:49:15 PM  
economy is fine, just fine.

www.breakingcopy.com
clipandfollow.com
 
2013-05-18 04:59:27 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 12349876: Popcorn Johnny: Thanks for the reminder, I need to stop by and pick up a few things today.

And now back to your regularly scheduled "Walmart sucks" thread.

Have fun with the substandard selection, service, and cleaniness.

Seriously, putting aside any macroeconomic arguments, Wal Mart used to be the gold standard of big box stores.  Now they're on the path to being the next K Mart.

Not sure what Walmart you shop at (Oh, you don't shop at Walmart? Then how do you know they suck?) but the ones I go to are all nicely lit, nicely laid out, have friendly and helpful staff, and have, for the most part (there are exceptions) decent quality merchandise. They all also seem to have a full range of customer types, from the stereotypical "Walmart shopper" to people that I would also see at a Vons Pavilions, Sears, or Nordstroms.


Our Walmarts are stocked with People of Walmart and criminally low staff levels, leading to it taking more time to check out than to find what you need.

Down with Walmart, I only stop in there every month or two for two things they stock I can't get elsewhere: caffeine pills and cheap jar candles.
 
2013-05-18 04:59:31 PM  

kona: how did that plan to fark over American manufacturing for two decades work out?

[www.compguyusa.com image 592x280]


FTFY.
 
2013-05-18 05:00:34 PM  

Astorix: There is no such thing as a jobless recovery. It's as empty as saying a treeless forest.


The recovery isn't jobless. But I suppose if we cut those job killing regulations we'd all be millionaires.

/zero taxes
 
2013-05-18 05:09:03 PM  

Kevin Martin: Just because the stock market is doing well doesn't mean much for the average American.


But I was told all that money would trickle down. You mean the rich lied to me?
 
2013-05-18 05:11:58 PM  

Alonjar: A $10 cable from walmart is still $2 shipped online.. i paid ten cents per watch battery shipped from china, rather than getting two for like 4 bucks. Plastic organizers.. machine parts.. order so much these days, and it saves me a fortune.


That's quite a dungeon you're building.
 
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