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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Gosh I hate Walmart, a store with no purpose other than to provide goods to poor people, what a horrible business. Get them out of my town please. I hate even having to see poor people driving there to buy necessities.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Wal Mart is the spawn of Satan and must be stopped and allowed to crumble into dust covering the grave of Montgomery Ward. If that sounds extreme, just get in your car and visit the hundreds of places where WM has destroyed the fabric of the small town and local businesses. Sam Walton loved small town America and ended up digging a grave for much of what he professed to love.

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    If Walmart had never existed, another big box retailer would have filled the niche.
    It was inevitable.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by geewrd View Post
    Gosh I hate Walmart, a store with no purpose other than to provide goods to poor people, what a horrible business. Get them out of my town please. I hate even having to see poor people driving there to buy necessities.
    We like to have our poor and lower middle income groups, to have limited utility over the use of their money.
    It makes us feel better for some reason.
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Wal-Mart has run many good jobs away by demanding what prices manufacturer's will sell their items for. At some point the only way to accomplish this is with outsourcing. So while Wal-Mart is able to market to lower wage earners better, they are a part of the reason why they are lower wage earners.

    Heck of a way to create a market for yourself.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by geewrd View Post
    Gosh I hate Walmart, a store with no purpose other than to provide goods to poor people, what a horrible business. Get them out of my town please. I hate even having to see poor people driving there to buy necessities.
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If Walmart had never existed, another big box retailer would have filled the niche.
    It was inevitable.

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    Really? So tell us all - who was the in the Wal Mart niche before Wal mart occupied it?
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Really? So tell us all - who was the in the Wal Mart niche before Wal mart occupied it?
    Korvette's; KMart; Woolworth's...
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Really? So tell us all - who was the in the Wal Mart niche before Wal mart occupied it?
    Kmart, Target, Dollar Stores in all their various forms.
    I'm sure there are more.

    You have some kind of fairy tale belief that the world would continue to exist with the local 5 and dime store being ever present, if it weren't for that evil Walmart.
    I'm sure the Sears catalog but a lot of local businesses out, flat of their rear before Walmart was thought of and they employed a lot of the same business practices.
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Korvette's; KMart; Woolworth's...
    Except Walmart did it better, that's why they're bad.
    Amirite.
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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Kmart, Target, Dollar Stores in all their various forms.
    I'm sure there are more.

    You have some kind of fairy tale belief that the world would continue to exist with the local 5 and dime store being ever present, if it weren't for that evil Walmart.
    I'm sure the Sears catalog but a lot of local businesses out, flat of their rear before Walmart was thought of and they employed a lot of the same business practices.
    None of those stores you mentioned had the tremendous power that WM does.

    None of them wreaked the type of economic havoc all over the nation that WM does.

    None of them destroyed small town business to the extent that WM does.
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