EvenBob
EvenBob
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July 26th, 2012 at 3:35:24 PM permalink
Thats right, I love Walmart. And not only because they
have the best ammo prices.

Two weeks ago, when it was 104 here, the crappy
Fridgidaire air conditioner in the bedroom went out.
It was a whole 2 years old. There wasn't another
one for sale in the county, so I looked at Walmart's
page and they sell them online, free shipping if its
over $45. They had a GE, same model I have in my
office, on sale for $78. WTF? So I ordered it and 2
days later it was on my porch. Shipped free. Works
great, twice the cold air as the one that broke.

So I'm looking around the Walmart site, and holy
crap, they sell everything under the sun, stuff you
can't even get in their stores, and most of it is free
shipping over $45. I buy a lot of animal food every
month and cat litter. Walmart is always almost out
of 13oz food cans every time I go, its very depressing.

So I order 96 cans, 4 big bags of dry food, and a
big bag of litter. Two days later its all on my porch,
175 pounds of product shipped free. I felt light
headed. No trips to the store and lugging all this
stuff around. No more wrestling and carrying heavy
bags of litter. Its like a weight has been lifted.

How can they do this, ship 175 pounds for free? I'm
at a loss.. I used to ship with FedeX, which is how
this came. I checked the FedEx site and ground
shipping is $321 for this much weight.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
NicksGamingStuff
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July 26th, 2012 at 3:42:49 PM permalink
Doesn't Walmart stuff come from China where they put poison in it? I thought I read something about Walmart pet food hurting animals that ate it.
EvenBob
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July 26th, 2012 at 3:44:15 PM permalink
It was the dry food and it was years ago.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
midwestgb
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July 26th, 2012 at 4:06:17 PM permalink
My thought is that to win the enormous Walmart shipping business, Fed Ex cut them an incredible price on their shipping costs. Also, since Walmart has so many regional Distribution Centers nationwide, the actual distance Fed Ex must ship their stuff is probably quite reasonable in their eyes.
EvenBob
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July 26th, 2012 at 4:15:43 PM permalink
Mine came from Indianapolis, which is about 150 miles.
If I were to ship a 175 pound package, its $321. Some
guy must have sat down and figured out the price FedEx
can charge overall to Walmart and still make money.
For every delivery like mine where FedEx really eats
it, there must be a lot of light deliveries where they
make money from Walmart.

I'm looking at a lot of stuff now, I hate going to the
dang store.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
ahiromu
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July 26th, 2012 at 4:30:36 PM permalink
I feel depressed walking through Walmarts, most of my friends feel the same way. Don't get me wrong, if they have the best price on something (last thing I bought there was a tent) then by all means I'll go out of my way to shop there. If I can though, I avoid Walmarts like the plague.
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aceofspades
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July 26th, 2012 at 4:51:18 PM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

I feel depressed walking through Walmarts, most of my friends feel the same way. Don't get me wrong, if they have the best price on something (last thing I bought there was a tent) then by all means I'll go out of my way to shop there. If I can though, I avoid Walmarts like the plague.




I love People of Walmart
WongBo
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July 26th, 2012 at 5:08:59 PM permalink
The six heirs of Sam Walton have more personal wealth than the "poorest" 90 million Americans.
But they should pay less in taxes, cause it wouldn't be fair otherwise.
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
EvenBob
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July 26th, 2012 at 5:21:17 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo

But they should pay less in taxes, cause it wouldn't be fair otherwise.



Whats fair is, work hard, make the right decisions, and enjoy
the fruits of your labor. Fair has nothing to do with anything.
Its a word children use before they go out into the real world.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Mission146
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July 26th, 2012 at 5:23:58 PM permalink
There's no question that WalMart likely has a contract with FedEx, and like anything else, when you are able to purchase in bulk (even shipping) you get it for a ton less money.
Vultures can't be choosers.

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