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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    If I get kicked out of a Hooters for grab-assing, does that count as a boycott?

    Damn bitches. If they didn't want it, they wouldn't dress like that.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    I boycott idiocy and overt ideology.

    Most companies are not like that so I don't avoid them.

    I would avoid business owned by the Koch brothers, if possible. But as they do not have consumer goods, that I know of.

    I do tend to avoid certain places like Walmart, but if they had something I wanted at a very good price I would shop there
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Independents and Indian reservations. Don't forget Hugo Chavez's pumps. I know all the gas probably is from the major's refineries, but most of the profit goes to the local independent retailers.
    Profit from the gasoline is nearly non existent, most of the profit comes from the sales in the store (from what I was told fountain pop and chips provide the most)
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    The thing is I don't care if changes are made or not, that is their business.
    You're right and I'm quite sure that it's hardly applicable to call that a boycott. I'm mostly coming from a semantic standpoint, where I think that any conscious decision to dissociate with a business is a form of boycotting (regardless of how insignificant it may seem).

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    IMO, boycotting McDonalds means I am trying to get them to do something or not do something, that isn't the case. I and the wife am perfectly happy to let McDonalds make their hamburgers anyway they see fit.
    This is very true, I don't expect Wal Mart to change, especially on account of my financial contributions.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you boycott particular businesses? If so, which ones and why?

    I general do not boycott over social issues. For example, many friends of mine boycott Chick-fil-A over their religious stances. I do not (though I don't think their food is orgasmic like many others seem to think). I figure that if I look hard enough that I can fine something in every business that offends me, then I'd be left with no place to go.

    I general DO boycott over repeated instances of shoddy customer service and/or crappy policies. If you treat ME like crap, I'm going to stop going there. For example, I liked the merchandise and prices at Burlington Coat Factory, but hated their return policies. I rarely return anything, but still want the option when necessary, and don't like the feeling of that I'm somehow being unfair. You either stand behind your merchandise, or you don't. Hence, I stopped shopping there.


    Not boycott as such.

    I do tend to try to avoid businesses I don't like for whatever reason... if they forbid concealed carry, if their product or service is shoddy, or they've otherwise pissed me off somehow.

    boycott sounds altogether too formal tho.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    I'm boycotting California. Let the surfers and valley girls live in their own hell.
    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Such hell, I love when people boycott California.

    It helps keep our beaches empty.
    Empty beaches would be great. Problem is those who populate them and the hell they've created in a state with all those amazing sights, beautiful forests, awesome coastlines...



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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you boycott particular businesses? If so, which ones and why?

    I general do not boycott over social issues. For example, many friends of mine boycott Chick-fil-A over their religious stances. I do not (though I don't think their food is orgasmic like many others seem to think). I figure that if I look hard enough that I can fine something in every business that offends me, then I'd be left with no place to go.

    I general DO boycott over repeated instances of shoddy customer service and/or crappy policies. If you treat ME like crap, I'm going to stop going there. For example, I liked the merchandise and prices at Burlington Coat Factory, but hated their return policies. I rarely return anything, but still want the option when necessary, and don't like the feeling of that I'm somehow being unfair. You either stand behind your merchandise, or you don't. Hence, I stopped shopping there.
    I don't actively boycott. All other things equal, I tend to not go to Chik-Fil-A for example, unless I am at Kroger where there is a Chik-Fil-A built in and I am not going to feel like cooking lunch. I avoid Walmart mostly, but that has more to do with the fact it is crowded and full of really low class people, not due to any policy.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    You're right and I'm quite sure that it's hardly applicable to call that a boycott. I'm mostly coming from a semantic standpoint, where I think that any conscious decision to dissociate with a business is a form of boycotting (regardless of how insignificant it may seem).



    This is very true, I don't expect Wal Mart to change, especially on account of my financial contributions.
    Isn't it fun to play with semantics? When the term boycott is used, I usually associate it with not only me boycotting someone or some business but trying to get other to do the same for a specific purpose. Whether or not that would be the correct definition I don't rightly know. But not going back to a place after bad service doesn't seem like a boycott especially if you do not want to change or coerce them into doing something or not do something.

    Any way, thanks for the lesson in semantics.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    Empty beaches would be great. Problem is those who populate them and the hell they've created in a state with all those amazing sights, beautiful forests, awesome coastlines...
    I don't know if I'd base my opinion on a state of 30 million people over a Mark Dice video.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Isn't it fun to play with semantics?
    Absolutely, and likewise.

    Thanks for debate over the use of the term boycott. I've always liked debating the use of any particular word.

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