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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
    More: Spiffy, Wal-Mart, Americans, U.S. economy, TPM Media, Amazon, electronic commerce, Matthew Yglesias  
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2013-05-18 02:45:54 PM  
4 votes:
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.
2013-05-18 05:11:58 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-05-18 02:38:18 PM  
2 votes:

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!
2013-05-18 02:17:44 PM  
2 votes:
"The American economy has been reignited..."

In other news, Big Brother has raised the chocolate ration to 20 grams a week.

Carry on.
2013-05-18 02:17:27 PM  
2 votes:
Thank god. Now maybe I can get through the express lane in less than 20 minutes.
2013-05-18 02:07:59 PM  
2 votes:
Slate article about Wal Mart...

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2013-05-18 01:59:11 PM  
2 votes:
So the economy has been reignited?

2013-05-19 01:13:19 AM  
1 vote:
God this thread was depressing.

It was like reading a bunch of people defend how and why they took the ugliest girl home from the bar. "No dude she totally has a great sense of humor and treated me right. You're the idiot for not sleeping with ugly glaciers."
2013-05-18 09:15:49 PM  
1 vote:
I, for one, will not be satisfied until every single employee of wal-mart becomes unemployed and homeless. Maybe we should just put the lot of them against the wall and shoot them.
2013-05-18 04:34:29 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:25:54 PM  
1 vote:
Dear Subby

S&P 500 climbing to the stratosphere != reignited economy
2013-05-18 04:16:29 PM  
1 vote:

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

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

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2013-05-18 04:12:18 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:09:39 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-05-18 04:01:11 PM  
1 vote:
Don't you guys understand that "reignited" means "burned again?"
2013-05-18 03:27:48 PM  
1 vote:
Walmart = morbos.  So many morbos.
2013-05-18 03:15:55 PM  
1 vote:
By "reignited" subby means "set on fire."
2013-05-18 03:15:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:54:13 PM  
1 vote:

Infobahn: It would be interesting to see if Target or Costco sales are higher.  Aspirational shoppers.

/too lazy to look

Done in one.

This article is the first one that has ever made me want to reach through my monitor and strangle the author for being such a farktard. Even beyond Palintard.

The writer goes above and beyond the sheer ranks of stupidity (by not comparing apples to apples in the first place) by citing another of his own fricking articles as a reference to prove his case.  And his stupidity worsens...  his previous article completely negates his current hypothesis:

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.

So basically department stores in general took a hit.  Which is probably why the tard didn't compare sales from similar stores in this article.  And to compare Walmart to Whole Foods???  Fricking tard.
2013-05-18 02:21:07 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-05-18 02:13:20 PM  
1 vote:

Infobahn: It would be interesting to see if Target or Costco sales are higher.  Aspirational shoppers.

/too lazy to look

Or alternatively, 99 cent store, Dollar General approve
2013-05-18 02:03:53 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-05-18 01:58:00 PM  
1 vote:
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.
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