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    Re: Walmart memo details monthly sales "disaster"

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    Re: Walmart memo details monthly sales "disaster"

    I buy everything possible online, mostly Amazon and save on the price and the 8.25% sales tax. I think the tax-free days are almost over though....

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    Re: Walmart memo details monthly sales "disaster"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Quoting from your source:



    Seems to me your evidence supports the "elitist" contention that Wal-Mart caters to a lower demographic and that those people are having a harder time than, say, your average Target or Nordstrom customer.
    $60K vs $64 isn't that big of a difference. And if the median household income is $50,054 +/-,
    I'd also say that neither Walmart nor Target's customers are necessarily "lower demographic."

    BTW, thrifty shoppers span the demographics. If I were a millionaire, I'd still shop for bargains. My best friend and her husband actually are now, and they shop at Walmart. And Sears. And they always buy "seconds" too--you'd be surprised by how much cheaper a washing machine or treadmill are when you're willing to accept a scratch or two.

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    Re: Walmart memo details monthly sales "disaster"

    The only grocery store within a five minute drive is the local Dollar General Market, so I shop there fairly often. They're okay.

    I go to Wal-mart at least twice a month. I need to make the paycheck stretch as far it will go... a 2013 dollar is only worth 80 cents compared to a 2008 dollar, and I only got about 8% in raises in that time period, so I'm still getting the short end of the stick.

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    I need to pinch my pennies too...but even if I didn't, there's a higher principle at work here: It's just wasteful not to!

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    Interesting. Frankly, I shop at Walmart all the time. Aside from the lack of aisles open around here, I like it a great deal.
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    Re: Walmart memo details monthly sales "disaster"

    Nothing to see here, move along, the current occupier of the White House and his party will tell us this is "the best economic slow down" in the history of the world! All is well we are in the throes of a huge economic boom! Things are looking good!! Didn't you watch the SOTU? "the state of the union is stronger"!

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    Re: Walmart memo details monthly sales "disaster"

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    The customers haven't gone anywhere - corporate just want much to much on the top ALL the time.
    Pretty much. This is a company who has not only exploited millions of people in Asia but also managed to destroy literally thousands of small businesses in small town America. For what? Some corporate version of community life and cheap t-shirts for fat slobs? Support local businesses. **** Wal-Mart and its Mickey Mousing of America.
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    Re: Walmart memo details monthly sales "disaster"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Where's their money? What money? Wal-Mart customers stopped earning money somewhere around 1980 when they started servicing each other at, among other places, Wal-Mart. Now they're shopping at Dollar General after they get their payday loans.
    Funny you mention Dollar Stores... being that Walmart views dollar stores as their new biggest competition threat.

    Wal-Mart responds to threat from dollar stores with its own mini-stores

    GENTRY, Ark. -- The Walmart of the future could very well be the size of your local drugstore.

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. this week unveiled its first Walmart Express, its answer to the growing threat of dollar stores which have been successfully maneuvering the post-recession economy.

    The 15,000-square-foot store, one-tenth the size of a Walmart superstore, aims to carry everything you might need on the spur of the moment, from milk and eggs to DVDs. Just not everything under the sun like its big cousin. Walmart Express is sized to fit into cities where space is at a premium and in rural areas that can't support a superstore.

    No worries, with Walmart's money I'm sure they'll be able to find the country with the best slave/prison/child labor to produce their complete garbage to keep up with dollar stores.
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    Re: Walmart memo details monthly sales "disaster"

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    What elitist claptrap.
    Elitist?
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