s2dbaker
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November 29th, 2013 at 9:42:34 AM permalink
Quote: wroberson

I'm standing line to get into Walmart as I type. The line is so long, I may not get through the door until Christmas Eve a feed minutes before closing.

Glad you got the AC Bob.

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petroglyph
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November 29th, 2013 at 11:07:37 AM permalink
Appalling
Dicenor33
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November 29th, 2013 at 11:09:14 AM permalink
Black jack Friday .
LarryS
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November 29th, 2013 at 10:13:11 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

If you think the unregulated is best, then I suppose your gambling money is better spent in loosely regulated countries and casinos with high corruption or online where there is less oversight or none at all.

I know people who found out otherwise that shopping with your feet is just not good enough indicator of whether business is good for people or bad.

Yup, I want businesses to compete in fair business environments. Call me crazy.



overseas online gambling is illegal for me...so I dont engage in illegal activity. If I had an account and they closed up shop and ran with my money..I have no recourse. What am I going to do call the district attorney and tell him/her that I was engaing in illegal activity and I would like his help.

Where as walmart is a egal entity. Even though people here complain about long lines, poor service, poor quality producrts....a large percentage of the american shoppers have voted that those things are not very important to them....just price and convenience.
And walmart does indeed provide price and convenience.

When walmart moves into town, stores on mainstreet USA close down because their customers conciously decide to sever business ties with them

People have the free will to take a stand and support the local main street shops. But the choose not to.

Personally its not the prices that attracts me..its the convenience of being able to save time and gas and get everything I need under one roof. I can go in anf get food, shoes, a pillow, a desk fan for my office, and tire pump......in no time at all..then I dont even have to wait in line..I can check myself out.

Heck I would even pay a little more for the ability to save time and gas ...but its a bonus that the prices are low as well.

Do I need the govt to tell me that I cant go where its conveniet.....should the govt make me buy my items from the local main street mom and pop store?

fact is,,,even if the govt made walmart raise prices of certain items...I would still go them for the sheer convenience.

For me...time is money...and the less time I spend doing errands the better.

what do people want the govt to do to intervene?...tell walmart they cant carry a wide variety of products??..tell walmart to be less "convenient"?
EvenBob
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November 29th, 2013 at 11:07:26 PM permalink
Quote: LarryS



When walmart moves into town, stores on mainstreet USA close down because their customers conciously decide to sever business ties with them



Walmart and stores like it are the natural progression
of commerce in a capitalistic society. In the 60's malls
started to appear, all the main street shops under one
roof. Then the ability to transport goods improved, and
you got a lot of the smaller shops goods in a store
like Walmart. I remember those days before malls.
Shopping was a pain in the ass, it was an all day job.
Now it's a one stop job.
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wroberson
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November 30th, 2013 at 1:36:35 AM permalink
Wasn't me. I left the house for a total of 7 minutes since Wed say night 9pm. That was for. Soda.
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AZDuffman
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November 30th, 2013 at 4:42:12 AM permalink
Quote: wroberson

Wasn't me. I left the house for a total of 7 minutes since Wed say night 9pm. That was for. Soda.

d that

My buddy's said his wife left right around 8 on Thursday night and showed back up about 6:30 the next morning, all spent shopping.

I suggested that it could be a "get out of jail free card" to play poker at the casino all night.
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Beethoven9th
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November 30th, 2013 at 8:03:28 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

A company like Walmart could undercut virtually any small store by simply selling products at a loss until the small company goes out of business...That has no advantage to a consumer at all.

What a s2pid thing to say.

"Selling products at a loss" (for whatever period of time) is "no advantage to a consumer at all"?!?!?! *facepalm*
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rxwine
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November 30th, 2013 at 9:16:52 AM permalink
Quote: Beethoven9th

Quote: rxwine

A company like Walmart could undercut virtually any small store by simply selling products at a loss until the small company goes out of business...That has no advantage to a consumer at all.

What a s2pid thing to say.

"Selling products at a loss" (for whatever period of time) is "no advantage to a consumer at all"?!?!?! *facepalm*



You altered my post to make it say something different. Try again, clown.
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Beethoven9th
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November 30th, 2013 at 10:53:11 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

You altered my post to make it say something different. Try again, clown.


Oh, so you admit that "selling products at a loss" IS an advantage to the consumer?

Thank you very much. Case closed.
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