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.
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?
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.
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]
Popcorn Johnny: dstrick44: And their merchandise is the opposite of quality.Yes, they only sell cheap Chinese knockoffs.
stryed: [sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk image 600x700]
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
Infobahn: It would be interesting to see if Target or Costco sales are higher. Aspirational shoppers./too lazy to look
What is true is that "general merchandise stores" (department stores and similar) suffered a 4 percent decline. That's ugly. But autos were up, grocery stores were up, apparel stores were up, restaurants were up, and the exciting nonstore retailers category soared 14 percent.
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