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2013-07-26 05:53:53 PM
6 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


Unemployed, or on disability?
2013-07-26 05:51:45 PM
6 votes:

OregonVet: Why not just raise minimum wage?


Because that leads to shiftless people getting more than they deserve. The Waltons deserve the money more, having earned all that cash by falling out of the right cooter.
2013-07-26 05:18:28 PM
5 votes:

meat0918: Wait, people still defend Wal-Mart?

I mean besides stock-holders?


Definitely not the shoppers, they prefer the dollar store where they don't have to get all dressed up.
2013-07-26 09:56:44 PM
4 votes:
Maidens Wal-Marts I have rescued on the internet:  countless
Maidens Wal-Marts that have rewarded me with sex:  0
2013-07-26 06:07:23 PM
3 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


"Suck it"? Is that how you pay for your merchandise at Walmart? Must be hard times for you dude. Hang in there.
2013-07-26 04:44:39 PM
3 votes:
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2013-07-26 11:44:55 PM
2 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.



Oh my goodness, aren't we impressed with ourselves!

What a cute little internet contrarian you are!

Who's a big boy?

Who's a big boy?
2013-07-26 11:16:02 PM
2 votes:

meanmutton: Every other store you shop at has employment practices effectively the same as WalMart.


You'd be right if not for the fact that you're entirely wrong.
2013-07-26 07:24:46 PM
2 votes:
It really is amusing to see right-wingers shilling for corporations with big ties to the Chinese. I suppose hating Communists takes a back seat to pissing off the libs, eh?
2013-07-26 06:55:31 PM
2 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


You can pick up Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions merchandise at decent prices.
2013-07-26 06:01:28 PM
2 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: BMFPitt: I came to refute the derp, but then it was a video so fark that until someone makes a list.

No derp, just facts like Wal-Mart drives local businesses out of business and despite record profits still pays so little that in many states Wal-Mart employees are the largest group on public assistance.  Just getting the message out there that the low prices you pay have a hidden cost in your tax dollars because Wal-Mart won't pay enough for employees to live without government funded assistance.


Too many big words, these are people of the land, the common clay of the new West.

/"Buy from Wal-Mart, support commie Chinese."
2013-07-26 05:53:54 PM
2 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


Well, Wal-Mart screws consumers and employees alike in the name of the Almighty Profit, so of course they're a Republican hero.
2013-07-26 05:53:10 PM
2 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


I'm sorry.
2013-07-28 12:49:20 AM
1 votes:

pueblonative: Brostorm: pueblonative: Brostorm: People that work at walmart tend to have made poor decisions, like having kids they could not afford.  Ye, I get it, Walmart is evil.  These people would not be in poverty i they did not have children they could not afford, Walmart isn't forcing them to have children.

Having children is evil?  Wow, that really puts a spin on the whole pro-life movement in this country.  Those people are farking satanists!  Or maybe it's the poor decision making.  Well, if they made the wrong choice, then the decision should be to give them more choices, now, isn't it.  You know, maybe a way to control when they have the birth of a child to a more fortunate time when they can fully afford the expense.  Cause clearly they can't go up and demand a raise, now, can they?  What was that saying, "A communist is any son of a biatch who wants a quarter when we're paying a dime!"

Children born in poverty are worse off than crack babies, subjecting a child to a life of poverty is evil.

So Jesus' parents were the most evil motherfarkers on the planet?


In all fairness, Jesus was a rape baby, and our country was constructed by people who pay homage to the rapist.
2013-07-27 06:49:35 PM
1 votes:
Americans love cheap shiat, and the cheaper and shiatier it is, the more they are in LOOOOVVVEEEE!
2013-07-27 06:25:36 PM
1 votes:

whidbey: Ablejack: Yeah, they (Starbucks) actually treat their employees pretty well too. I was being sarcastic as a tactic to argue against the claim that every store or shop is as crappy as Wal-Mart.

The really funny thing about Charbucks is that despite their corporate behemoth overlord status, you can't hardly spit in Seattle without hitting a mom-and-pop espresso cart/business/empire.


And most of the those mom-and-pop outfits pay only minimum wage and offer zero benefits.  But the hipsters can sit in them drinking a latte that cost even more than the one a starbucks and biatch about how evil the large corporation is and how it enslaves the workers.

I'm not in Seattle, but the mom-and-pop shop I tried here is crap.  The mocha tastes like it was made with rancid milk.  I tried them twice, thinking the first time was an off day.  Nope.  The second one was rancid, too.  So now I drive an extra block to go to starbucks.
2013-07-27 04:34:20 PM
1 votes:
Walmart: We exploit cheap, communist chinese labor so you don't have to!


oh, and we jest loves America.  Freedom and all that.
2013-07-27 04:23:45 PM
1 votes:

12349876: Popcorn Johnny: ghare: Unemployed, or on disability?

I'm on the higher end of the average Farker pay scale, that doesn't mean I'm not going to shop smart. If you feel superior by paying more for what you buy, rock on with your bad self

Some of us take more than price into account like a shopping experience that isn't shiatty.  Wal Mart has gotten shiatty to the point where it's gotten worse than farking KMart.  And I'm saying this as someone who enjoyed Wal Mart 15 years ago.


What does "enjoying" Wal-Mart entail?
2013-07-27 03:27:04 PM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


Ladies and gentlemen: the celebration of being ignorant in one of the purest forms I've yet encountered.
2013-07-27 03:00:31 PM
1 votes:

kab: Man, this thread got the shills out in no time at all.


They were told one lucky shill would get to go on a date with one of the "Women of Walmart".
2013-07-27 11:57:21 AM
1 votes:
I like shopping me at the Walmart.  As a conservative, I like the idea of depriving American manufacturers of jobs, screwing American workers out of a living wage, and love the idea of a business using its wealth to destroy the economies of American towns.

Republicans:  Love America, hate Americans.
2013-07-27 11:19:43 AM
1 votes:
Not a walmart thread without:

www.agilityfusion.com

/you guys are slacking
2013-07-27 10:12:57 AM
1 votes:
Christie Walton: 28.2 B.  11th richest person in the world.
Jim Walton: 26.7 B.  14th richest person in the world.
Alice Walton: 26.3 B.  16th richest person in the world.
S. Robson Walton: 26.1 B. 17th richest person in the world.

Combined wealth: 107.3 B.

Cannot afford to pay living wages to their employees.

Theo Albrecht, Jr. (Aldi's, Trader Joes): 18.9 B.  31st richest person in the world.

Can afford to pay living wages to their employees.


Commie-pinko-socialist-elitist source below:
http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/
2013-07-27 09:55:00 AM
1 votes:

Brostorm: People that work at walmart tend to have made poor decisions, like having kids they could not afford.  Ye, I get it, Walmart is evil.  These people would not be in poverty i they did not have children they could not afford, Walmart isn't forcing them to have children.


Having children is evil?  Wow, that really puts a spin on the whole pro-life movement in this country.  Those people are farking satanists!  Or maybe it's the poor decision making.  Well, if they made the wrong choice, then the decision should be to give them more choices, now, isn't it.  You know, maybe a way to control when they have the birth of a child to a more fortunate time when they can fully afford the expense.  Cause clearly they can't go up and demand a raise, now, can they?  What was that saying, "A communist is any son of a biatch who wants a quarter when we're paying a dime!"
2013-07-27 08:45:37 AM
1 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: i shop at J-mart


Remember, "Shop smart, shop J-Mart"
2013-07-27 07:13:45 AM
1 votes:
If your argument in defense of Wal-Mart is "they're successful, therefore correct, get over it," you're missing the point SOOOO HAAARD.
2013-07-27 02:44:45 AM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


I'm sorry you are so poor that you are forced to buy shiatty products made in a shiatty country from a shiatty store that treats its employees like shiat.  You'll be replacing whatever you bought very soon since it was made so shiatty it will self destruct in short order.

I bet my vacuum cost more than your car.
2013-07-27 01:26:32 AM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: gnosis301: tenpoundsofcheese: No.

Captain Dan: What you read as "pride" is mostly backlash against the nosy liberals who want to impose their preferences on other people.

Looks as though some people  doshop at Wal-Mart to stick it to the libs.

Why did you edit what I wrote to make a different point?

I said "No.  To save money (EDLP) and for the selection. "

Libs don't influence where I shop.


When I said "people," I wasn't referring to you.
2013-07-27 01:21:10 AM
1 votes:

Captain Dan: because it's a financial decision,


It's a shiatty financial decision and you should feel bad for making it. It has nothing to do with libruls, dear.
2013-07-27 01:18:58 AM
1 votes:

meanmutton: Every other store you shop at has employment practices effectively the same as WalMart.


You have a citation for this tidbit?
2013-07-27 12:20:38 AM
1 votes:

John Buck 41: Ed Grubermann: Debeo Summa Credo: Its not walmarts fault.

[www.trilobite.org image 440x500]

It very much is WalMart's fault they do everything they can o avoid paying their employees a living wage. And this is after they've driven the stores that did pay a living wage out of business.

Do you really think Ed's Hardware or Joe's Market paid their employees a higher wage than Walmart? Really?


For the most part, small businesses tend to pay higher wages.
2013-07-26 11:45:05 PM
1 votes:

bbfreak: Also of note for all those who are against welfare. The future is upon us. Automation is taking more and more jobs, which technically is a good thing, but only if we come to the realization that there aren't enough good paying jobs to go around. How we'll solve this issue I'm not sure, but its a reality that we'll be facing very soon.


we know that already.
Obama blamed unemployment on ATMs and airline ticket machines.

Those darn copy machines also screwed the people making mimeograph machines.
2013-07-26 11:35:55 PM
1 votes:
The most enlightening thing about this thread isn't that some farkers shop at Walmart, it's that they seem to be proud of it.

/The nearest Walmart up here in the Calif high desert closed last week ... when the new Super WalMart opened. Now in addition to the husks of all the smaller stores that were shut down after Walmart moved in, there's the huge husk of an abandoned Walmart.
2013-07-26 11:10:10 PM
1 votes:

meanmutton: Every other store you shop at has employment practices effectively the same as WalMart.


You claim that, why?
2013-07-26 10:55:03 PM
1 votes:

Descartes: When it's cheaper at Target, I'll buy it there.


If you're buying canned green beans instead of frozen or fresh you already fail at food budgeting.*

Enjoy your 'beetus and hypertension.

/* unless you are stocking an emergency food pantry for hurricanes or earthquakes. Throw in a can or two of Spam while you're at it.
2013-07-26 10:49:26 PM
1 votes:

tbhouston: lawboy87: Costco, which has very loyal and happy employees who are paid well above the average for retail, for comparison:  Stock price - 10 yrs ago:  $31, today's close $116  (375% return on investment)

WalMart - with shoddy stores, unhappy employees and a pay and benefits package that barely beats out some 3rd world nations:  Stock price-  10 yrs ago $55, today's close $78 (141% ROI)


Which business model seems to be the most successful?  Paying your employees such a crap wage that you tend to draw the worst dregs of the employee market to man your stores; or providing a pay and benefits package that leads to having one of the highest employee retention and job satisfaction rates in retail?

How can the "geniuses" that run WalMart not see what is plain on its face?  More importantly, how can someone analyzing the retail market place looking for a place to buy some stock, not see that Costco provides close to 3 times the ROI than WalMart?

Oh look, it's that durrrrtard that compares Costco to Walmart instead of SAMs club.....


Oh, you wanna compare Sam's Club? Okay, we'll compare Sam's Club.
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What's your comeback now?
2013-07-26 09:05:25 PM
1 votes:

Captain Dan: Walmart is awesome.  The exact same products I'd buy elsewhere, for less money - that's a no-brainer.  If you don't like it, shop elsewhere.

With a few exceptions, most of the opposition to Walmart is either political (anti-free trade left) or fronting ("I pay extra for my invisible clothing because I'm morally enlightened").


Or, y'know, "Their service is shiat, their business practices are shiat, and they treat their employees like shiat."
2013-07-26 08:41:57 PM
1 votes:
I'm liking his right wing dumb guy. Funny stuff.  "Shut up you job creator hater! Benghazi!"
2013-07-26 08:21:02 PM
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Its not walmarts fault.


www.trilobite.org

It very much is WalMart's fault they do everything they can o avoid paying their employees a living wage. And this is after they've driven the stores that did pay a living wage out of business.
2013-07-26 08:14:49 PM
1 votes:

LL316: Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.

Me too.  Paying more for something just to say you're paying more for it is stupid.


If you think you can't beat Wal-Mart pricing, well, that's why you're a Wal-Mart customer.
2013-07-26 08:12:23 PM
1 votes:

John Buck 41: ghare: I'm sure you weren't aware that Wal-Mart does in fact sell watered-down versions of things like shampoo,

Care to back that up?


There's this web site called Google. Ask a child, they'll show you how to use it.
2013-07-26 08:11:52 PM
1 votes:

silvervial: Lackofname: I will say when I lived in NY and MD, I was happy to not be shopping at Walmart. But since I had to move back in with my parents in Tennessee, Walmart is really the only game around. Also since I can't drive I don't really get to choose where groceries are gotten.

This is actually how Walmart grew into such a powerhouse, enough to earn the praises of deluded shills like Debeo Summa Credo. They drive the competition out of town and end up being the only game around. This is pretty much the *opposite* of the kind of capitalism that people *think* we have.


That's odd.  My local Walmart is directly across the street from a Meijer and both of them are consistently busy.  Options for products...capitalism at its best.

/And before I get a "you sound poor", it's in Grand Haven, MI.
//The Muskegon Walmart, on the other hand, could have its own peopleofwalmart site.  But even that is right next to a Sams Club.  Still competition.
2013-07-26 08:00:38 PM
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Its not walmarts fault.


Yes, it is. No one is stopping them from paying their workers more, nor is it the government's fault for caring for it's poorest citizens. The blame lies squarely at the feet of Wal-Mart for abusing the situation.
2013-07-26 07:51:15 PM
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Sergeant Grumbles: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: I disagree with about 95% of what you post on Fark, but this thread is ridiculous. Everyone is jumping all over your ass because you shop at Wal Mart because its the economically sound decision. You're not even defending their business practices, just saying you shop there because its cheaper (as anyone smart with their money would do).

And if you'd understood anything you read, you'd see that everyone is mentioning the hidden price of shopping there, mainly via taxes to support Wal-Mart's poverty wages.

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: People around here can be so farking stupid.

Right back at ya.

Don't like subsidizing the workers? Cut the farking subsidy!!!

Its not walmarts fault. If Walmart wasnt around, we'd be paying even more to support these people, and every other poor person who now shops at Walmart would have a harder time making ends meet!


Yes, it's the WORKERS' fault Walmart refuses to pay them a decent wage!
2013-07-26 06:48:49 PM
1 votes:
I enjoyed the part where he said the Walton family "controls" as much wealth as the lower 30 percent of all Americans.

Ha. Like that lower 30 percent has any wealth and in any way "controls" what money they do have.
2013-07-26 06:47:58 PM
1 votes:
White trash love them some Walmart!
2013-07-26 06:45:26 PM
1 votes:

Snarfangel: If Wal-Mart shuts down, those "People of Wal-Mart" will have to shop somewhere else.


They may, in time, be able to afford real clothes.
2013-07-26 06:28:50 PM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


You sound poor.
2013-07-26 06:26:56 PM
1 votes:

Alphax: Seems it's been many years since I heard that vendors wishing to get Walmart to carry their product were turned away if American labor was used, and told to get their products made in China.


A company I worked for ever so briefly was responsible for 60% of NASCAR related crap you see at Wal-Mart. Despite being NASCAR, nearly all of the stuff was made in China. They'd even tried to outsource the design work to China, but had to bring it back to the States because, and I quote the owner, "Chinese don't understand NASCAR".

/quit after 2 weeks. What I thought was a job slapping together cooler, can coozie, wallet and lanyard designs for $9/hr turned out to be more of a project manager for 2 other designers, Chinese factory liaison, NASCAR branding liaison, college sports branding liaison(with suggestion travel was involved), IT, sales assistant, and slapping together cooler, can coozie, and lanyard designs for $9/hr
2013-07-26 06:15:51 PM
1 votes:

silvervial: Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.

I have never set foot in a Walmart and I don't even know where one is located in my vicinity.

Suck it.


Tell us how you don't own a TV, bicycle to work and enjoy PBR while you're at it.
2013-07-26 06:15:50 PM
1 votes:

ghare: TuteTibiImperes: BMFPitt: I came to refute the derp, but then it was a video so fark that until someone makes a list.

No derp, just facts like Wal-Mart drives local businesses out of business and despite record profits still pays so little that in many states Wal-Mart employees are the largest group on public assistance.  Just getting the message out there that the low prices you pay have a hidden cost in your tax dollars because Wal-Mart won't pay enough for employees to live without government funded assistance.

This is exactly what happens to the "savings" taxpayers get when things are privatized. Your taxes don't actually go down, and your service doesn't go up, when all the externalities are actually considered.


This is so true. Does anyone even realize it?

If the GOP succeeds in killing the post office, does anyone think that we'll have *better* or *cheaper* mail service?

No, it will be less convenient and more expensive, period!

And the postal service isn't even a cost to the taxpayers!
2013-07-26 06:09:43 PM
1 votes:
Oh, and I'd like to invite people who want to see Hell to experience the Wal-Mart on South Semoran in Orlando. I'm sure there are worse places, but the employees look damned.
2013-07-26 05:59:05 PM
1 votes:

peacheslatour: Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.

You would.


So do millions and millions of other people, because they can get more for their money there.

Shake your impotent fists of rage all you want, this is a fact.
2013-07-26 05:57:02 PM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I shop there at least a few times a month, suck it.


You would.
2013-07-26 05:54:28 PM
1 votes:
i did like the benghazi reference.
2013-07-26 05:31:46 PM
1 votes:
The first second of that video scared me so I turned it off and won't watch it, seriously it sounded like a monster farting.
2013-07-26 05:25:13 PM
1 votes:
Speaking of outsourcing,
Didn't current just sell to an arab country?
2013-07-26 05:21:03 PM
1 votes:

meat0918: Wait, people still defend Wal-Mart?

I mean besides stock-holders?


Nah, the stock holders don't defend it. They just say "I got mine, Fark You!":
2013-07-26 05:18:17 PM
1 votes:
That guy makes very good points, but he really does make me want to punch him in the face.
2013-07-26 05:17:30 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, but if we tried to fix it socialisms and comma furthermore...
2013-07-26 05:16:50 PM
1 votes:
Wait, people still defend Wal-Mart?

I mean besides stock-holders?
2013-07-26 05:13:06 PM
1 votes:
Very well said.  And that guy sort of has a Michael J Fox meets Nathan Fillion thing going on, I like his style.
 
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