Eggharbor
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January 1st, 2020 at 12:30:50 PM permalink
I do work for Walmart through my company in a subcontractor type of way for another company. What I mean is a national company that provides a service on a national level to all the Walmart stores contracts with various people in various States. I handle one state for them and that company that gives us the work for Walmart always charges 10% of whatever our bill is to their client which is people like Walmart or Federal Express or other either National or Statewide companies.

Walmart is so big and gives this client of mine so much business they negotiated a reduction to two and a half percent instead of the 10% charge on top of our bill or any other contractors invoice to Walmart. There's an example how Walmart gets prices down
AZDuffman
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January 1st, 2020 at 1:37:07 PM permalink
Quote: Eggharbor

I do work for Walmart through my company in a subcontractor type of way for another company. What I mean is a national company that provides a service on a national level to all the Walmart stores contracts with various people in various States. I handle one state for them and that company that gives us the work for Walmart always charges 10% of whatever our bill is to their client which is people like Walmart or Federal Express or other either National or Statewide companies.

Walmart is so big and gives this client of mine so much business they negotiated a reduction to two and a half percent instead of the 10% charge on top of our bill or any other contractors invoice to Walmart. There's an example how Walmart gets prices down



They get their prices down by driving a hard bargain?

This is news?

That is business.
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DRich
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January 1st, 2020 at 2:09:19 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

They get their prices down by driving a hard bargain?

This is news?

That is business.



Yes, that is good business and every business should be trying to emulate that.
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AZDuffman
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January 1st, 2020 at 4:02:13 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Yes, that is good business and every business should be trying to emulate that.



Exactly. Why would someone even post that a business drove a hard bargain and say, "that is how they keep prices low" thinking it is unusual?

WMT is amazing in squeezing efficiency. The Feds should just contract out to them to supply cities after a disaster instead of FEMA figuring it out.
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Minty
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January 2nd, 2020 at 1:04:25 AM permalink
The fact that most of them are open 24 hours a day is really convenient. I still try to avoid them if possible.
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AxelWolf
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January 2nd, 2020 at 1:31:02 AM permalink
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The fact that most of them are open 24 hours a day is really convenient. I still try to avoid them if possible.

Most of them are no longer open 24 hours here in Vegas(even the busiest ones). I was told the reason was because of excessive theft and major problems between those hard morning hours.

I like Walmart because of the selection price convenience. Lines get ridiculous sometimes but they seem like a fairly fast. Unfortunately, it's rare to find anybody knowledgeable about anything, so you pretty much have to do your research before you go if you're buying Electronics, tools or anything like that.
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My old shop vac finally want the crap, and now I'm super happy it did. at the time I thought my old shop vac was a good, but I now realize that it sucked. I pick this thing up for about $79. I'm super impressed with the thing. I can't believe I didn't have a hand truck attached to my old one, or a big diameter hose with the quick empty port.

I've been sucking up rocks, dirt, big leaves, pine cones ,pine needles, sludge, water and a bunch of other stuff and it has not once got clogged. I went to suck up about 60 gallons of water when I went to put the hoes in and waited a few seconds I thought for sure I got clogged or something because it stopped so quick. I took it apart to see what was wrong and to my surprise it stopped because it was filled to capacity..




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Minty
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January 2nd, 2020 at 1:36:31 AM permalink
My shop vac or whatever the non shop vac brand I actually have is can do more than the last one I had too even though it looks smaller. Mine hasn't been though heavy duty outdoor use, but between dust, fur, pellets, poop and hay it's been through a lot with our pets. I reuse the same air filter and just clean it off cause there's no way I'm gonna be dropping $20 or more on a new filter every few weeks.
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AxelWolf
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Minty
January 2nd, 2020 at 3:14:26 AM permalink
Quote: Minty

My shop vac or whatever the non shop vac brand I actually have is can do more than the last one I had too even though it looks smaller. Mine hasn't been though heavy duty outdoor use, but between dust, fur, pellets, poop and hay it's been through a lot with our pets. I reuse the same air filter and just clean it off cause there's no way I'm gonna be dropping $20 or more on a new filter every few weeks.

Air filters are for p_____s 😀.

Then again, that could explain why my last one stopped working.

Actually no, the Rubber seal dried up and came out. I was just going to replace it but I couldn't find that gasket and it seems like a pain in the ass to replace and get it in perfectly. It turns on but it has no pressure to suck anything up.I'm fairly certain it will still work as a portable leaf blower. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it, or just toss it in the trash. There's got to be something I can do with it or use it for but my garage is full enough as it is..

Maybe I can clean it up good and do the old Switcheroo exchange at Walmart and hope Bob actually buys it. 😁
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AZDuffman
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January 2nd, 2020 at 4:07:38 AM permalink
Quote: Minty

The fact that most of them are open 24 hours a day is really convenient. I still try to avoid them if possible.



You try to avoid convenient places? Or just at night?
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Tanko
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January 2nd, 2020 at 4:32:05 AM permalink
When my daughter was in college, she did volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity. In the towns she worked, the story was always the same.

Walmart came in, put all the stores out of business, destroyed the center of town, and anyone still lucky enough to have a job, was working for Walmart at minimum wage.

Today, it is worse. Sixty percent of those jobs are now part-time, so Walmart can avoid paying for medical insurance, while they finance the Chinese war machine.


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