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zippyboy
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February 1st, 2014 at 9:51:55 AM permalink
Here's some items only available at the Chinese Walmarts
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Riva
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February 1st, 2014 at 10:17:28 AM permalink
Interesting topic...Just to give you an idea how strategic WalMart is in their thinking on saving money, let me share this with you.

A few years ago, a close friend of mine was hired to an executive position with WalMart. This meant that my friend would have to relocate from Michigan to Arkansas. Typically, on an executive move such as this, the company simply hires a professional moving company and handles the entire job, soup to nuts. Not Walmart!

In this case, WalMart sent regular employees from the local store to my friend's house to pack and wrap everything. The next day, a semi that had just made a delivery to the same local store arrived at the house and the same employees loaded up the now empty truck. Truck arrives at the new house in Arkansas and, local employees unpack. I have to figure that Walmart saved about 10 grand by not hiring that job out to a commercial mover. It is truly a company driven by thrift and value.
AZDuffman
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February 1st, 2014 at 10:39:19 AM permalink
Quote: Riva

Interesting topic...Just to give you an idea how strategic WalMart is in their thinking on saving money, let me share this with you.

A few years ago, a close friend of mine was hired to an executive position with WalMart. This meant that my friend would have to relocate from Michigan to Arkansas. Typically, on an executive move such as this, the company simply hires a professional moving company and handles the entire job, soup to nuts. Not Walmart!

In this case, WalMart sent regular employees from the local store to my friend's house to pack and wrap everything. The next day, a semi that had just made a delivery to the same local store arrived at the house and the same employees loaded up the now empty truck. Truck arrives at the new house in Arkansas and, local employees unpack. I have to figure that Walmart saved about 10 grand by not hiring that job out to a commercial mover. It is truly a company driven by thrift and value.



Having the semi do the move is a little surprising as it would put a driver out of position to his local distribution center but good for them on saving some cash. Better than many companies. WMT looks out for the shareholder!
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EvenBob
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August 9th, 2015 at 7:09:17 PM permalink
It finally happened. 30 years ago when I started
seeing the electric carts in stores, that had old
people and fat guys driving them around, I
swore that would never be me.

I went to the huge Walmart today. One of the
things I needed was birdseed for my feeders.
It's in the garden center, on the far side of the
store, in an added-on building. It's so far away
I need binoculars to see it clearly. I have bursitis
in my hips and long walks like that kill me. So
I did the unthinkable, I took a cart.

It wasn't bad. It gave me a totally different perspective
on the store. I saw a lot more stuff than I usually do,
from a different angle. I guarantee that if everybody
drove one, they would sell a lot more stuff. I
had had least 3 impulses to buy something I didn't
need.
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zippyboy
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August 10th, 2015 at 6:16:57 AM permalink
So now that you've lowered yourself (pun intended), you want us all to suffer the same condescending remarks and stares from the younger walking crowd. Misery loves company, eh?
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ams288
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August 10th, 2015 at 7:04:40 AM permalink
You know you can rent those electronic scooters in Vegas now. I see lots of drunk people cruising around in them on the strip late at night.
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Ibeatyouraces
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August 10th, 2015 at 7:09:46 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

You know you can rent those electronic scooters in Vegas now. I see lots of drunk people cruising around in them on the strip late at night.


They have them in the casinos here.
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Sabretom2
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August 10th, 2015 at 8:00:14 AM permalink
Did you use the horn?
rxwine
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August 10th, 2015 at 10:38:41 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

You know you can rent those electronic scooters in Vegas now. I see lots of drunk people cruising around in them on the strip late at night.



I once helped a drunk power chair rider get back up after he overturned trying to go through some grass. He probably crashed later.
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AZDuffman
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August 10th, 2015 at 11:39:07 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I once helped a drunk power chair rider get back up after he overturned trying to go through some grass. He probably crashed later.



When I was in college we had a lot of people in wheelchairs on campus, it was some kind of state program. We also had a 1 acre lake with a nice path that went by it. Finally, we were known as a party school. Can you see where this is going?

So the police blotter in the paper was always a fun read. More fun this time because some guy got loaded and drove his wheelchair off the path and into the lake. Cops cited him for public drunkenness. What was funny was when you read the blotter it is in "police language" or IOW very formal terms. So it very formally described all of this. I mean, you had to laugh.
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