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    Re: Wal-Mart Bans Customer for LIFE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Smaller stores where prices are higher? What exactly are you buying at higher prices in smaller stores? I get my food shopping done in smaller stores because they regularly beat Wal-Mart on just about everything.

    [snip... rest of social justice impact rant]
    By shopping at (15?) different (local?) retail outlets, and carefully comparing prices, then one, indeed, might save a few dollars on a cart load of goods. Is saving $.12 on a handful of tomatoes worth a separate trip to the local mom & pop store? Once you figure in the value of the time and fuel costs added by this "thrifty" shopping behavior then you may actually lose money.

    Obviously, a store buying goods by the entire cargo container or semi trailer load, will get a better unit price than the mom & pop shop that buys 10 cases at a time. The Walmart low price guarantee also allows that special $.12 savings on tomatoes to be recovered on some other item(s), if one actually bothers to research all the ads to take advantage of that policy.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Bans Customer for LIFE!

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    By shopping at (15?) different (local?) retail outlets, and carefully comparing prices, then one, indeed, might save a few dollars on a cart load of goods. Is saving $.12 on a handful of tomatoes worth a separate trip to the local mom & pop store? Once you figure in the value of the time and fuel costs added by this "thrifty" shopping behavior then you may actually lose money.
    The contention here is that people actually had to travel to get to these mom and pop stores before. I simply doubt that is true. The average small town use to have all of these services near each other. Hardware store nearby a grocery store next to a butcher shop, and so on and so forth. Some cities still preserve this. Example: In San Fran, Chinatown can regularly almost anything Walmart sells and you don't even have to drive around to get it.

    Source: I've done it.

    Obviously, a store buying goods by the entire cargo container or semi trailer load, will get a better unit price than the mom & pop shop that buys 10 cases at a time. The Walmart low price guarantee also allows that special $.12 savings on tomatoes to be recovered on some other item(s), if one actually bothers to research all the ads to take advantage of that policy.
    You're speaking about the general American here. The over consuming, over spending, indebted American who will be bankrupt 700 thousand times this year.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Bans Customer for LIFE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If you had bothered to actually read the link, you'd see the studies are conducted by respected researchers and universities. You not liking the messenger is another story.
    Sorry it's still bunk. Or, I should say, especially still bunk. As everyone who still actually shops brick and mortar knows full well.

    None of this debunks anything I have said. Walmart's problems:

    1. It doesn't reinvest in the community. It actually makes them poorer.
    BS. A small part of the money spent at Walmart less wholesale costs goes to the corporation. The rest goes to the community in the form of wages, taxes, etc.

    2. It's a corporatist enabled entity.

    So, you guys hate corporations? Figures. Market success in any form is despised by the left.

    3. It's destruction of community environments is well documented.
    More quasi-religious snobbish bull****.

    Got anything to debunk it? I'll wait.
    What? Debunk politically motivated crap studies? What a waste of time.

    I'll just use my common sense, thanks.

    And don't discount the convenience of having it all in one place. I myself have been known to pay a premium for the convenience of ordering online. All that much better if the prices are low.

    Again, Walmart is very popular with the people. You know, the masses -- all those folks left wingers claim to be trying to help.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Bans Customer for LIFE!

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Sorry it's still bunk. Or, I should say, especially still bunk. As everyone who still actually shops brick and mortar knows full well.
    You saying so doesn't make it so

    BS. A small part of the money spent at Walmart less wholesale costs goes to the corporation. The rest goes to the community in the form of wages, taxes, etc.
    Prove it. Every piece of evidence shows communities where Wal-Mart operates have businesses destroyed and generally lose income.

    So, you guys hate corporations? Figures. Market success in any form is despised by the left.
    Your complete ignorance as to what corporatism means is funny:

    Corporatism - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    : the organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and exercising control over persons and activities within their jurisdiction
    Now tell me how this doesn't fit into that:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/bu...otihuacan.html

    After years of study, the town’s elected leaders had just approved a new zoning map. The leaders wanted to limit growth near the pyramids, and they considered the town’s main entrance too congested already. As a result, the 2003 zoning map prohibited commercial development on Mrs. Pineda’s field, seemingly dooming Wal-Mart’s hopes.

    But 30 miles away in Mexico City, at the headquarters of Wal-Mart de Mexico, executives were not about to be thwarted by an unfavorable zoning decision. Instead, records and interviews show, they decided to undo the damage with one well-placed $52,000 bribe
    More quasi-religious snobbish bull****. What? Debunk politically motivated crap studies? What a waste of time.
    When the evidence is against you, dismiss the evidence. It doesn't make it go away though. You got any studies to back up your claims yet?

    I'll just use my common sense, thanks.
    Too bad that has already been shown to be a colossal failure.

    And don't discount the convenience of having it all in one place. I myself have been known to pay a premium for the convenience of ordering online. All that much better if the prices are low.

    Again, Walmart is very popular with the people. You know, the masses -- all those folks left wingers claim to be trying to help.
    Only it's not better if it puts other people out of business entirely. Purposely impoverishing small business owners in the area is a economic net loss for the community. Wal-Mart puts out of business a butcher shop, a convenience store as well as a clothing store. Then, it puts the former employees of those stores to work for substantially lower wages. Does that enrich the community or make it poorer?
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    Re: Wal-Mart Bans Customer for LIFE!

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    It appears Walmart doesn't mind banning people. Now mind you they weren't banned for being falsely accused of shoplifting but for being ticked off about it. So, moral of story....don't get mad at Walmart even if they are in the wrong. You may say something they don't like and ban you.

    Walmart levies lifetime ban against gay couple - DailyFinance

    Meh, story is obviously biased garbage from the simple point they needlessly injected sexuality into the story.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Bans Customer for LIFE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Meh, story is obviously biased garbage from the simple point they needlessly injected sexuality into the story.
    Perhaps, their flaw was thinking Walmart's crap handling of the situation and then the ban was in place because they were gay. I agree that assumption on their behalf is probably incorrect. Walmart just has crap policies in place for consumers and employees, taxpayers, and competitors alike.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Bans Customer for LIFE!

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Perhaps, their flaw was thinking Walmart's crap handling of the situation and then the ban was in place because they were gay. I agree that assumption on their behalf is probably incorrect. Walmart just has crap policies in place for consumers and employees, taxpayers, and competitors alike.
    So don't work, or shop there.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Bans Customer for LIFE!

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So don't work, or shop there.
    I don't.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Bans Customer for LIFE!

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    I don't.
    Good, more for me.
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