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    Do you boycott particular businesses?

    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.
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    I do not shop at Wal Mart out of conviction that they are destroying much of what founder Sam Walton claimed to love about small town America as well as their short term gain long term pain results for much of the American working class.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Nice thread radcen.
    sure to stir the pot.
    Let me start with Papa John's, Domino's, and the rest of reagan's pizza boys who **** their employees every way but loose.
    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you boycott particular businesses? If so, which ones and why?

    I generally 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 generally 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.
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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 generally 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 generally 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.
    Treat me shoddy in a restaurant, and I won't be back so you can do it twice. That's probably the most frequent "boycott" I do...and not often, at that. Most restaurants in the Chicagoland area either give great service and great food or don't stay in business.

    There's a casino about 30 minutes from my home that I won't go back to. They actually charge for cashing checks. Really?

    On the opposite end of the spectrum, I am a loyal-as-can-be shopper at Bed Bath & Beyond. Their return policy and customer service is absolutely awesome. Anything I can buy there? I won't buy anywhere else.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    We generally shop locally owned when we can. We try not to eat in chain restaurants. We buy almost all our veggies, eggs and meat from local farms and ranches.









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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Treat me shoddy in a restaurant, and I won't be back so you can do it twice. That's probably the most frequent "boycott" I do...and not often, at that. Most restaurants in the Chicagoland area either give great service and great food or don't stay in business.

    There's a casino about 30 minutes from my home that I won't go back to. They actually charge for cashing checks. Really?
    There's a nearby restaurant that my wife and I will never go to on our own, but we sometimes get roped into going to when with a large group/club that we belong to. The food isn't bad, but they do things like charge 35c for a 2 oz side of ranch dressing, or for extra butter. Seriously? I don't like being nickle-and-dimed to death.


    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    On the opposite end of the spectrum, I am a loyal-as-can-be shopper at Bed Bath & Beyond. Their return policy and customer service is absolutely awesome. Anything I can buy there? I won't buy anywhere else.
    Good flip side. There are places that I will go for the same reason. The competition doesn't even get a consideration.
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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'm not really committed enough to intentionally boycott things. My opposition manifests as a general aversion. I generally don't shop at Wal-Mart, but if a friend stops by there while I'm with them, and I need to pick something up, I won't let my aversion stop me from doing what is practical.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    We generally shop locally owned when we can. We try not to eat in chain restaurants. We buy almost all our veggies, eggs and meat from local farms and ranches.
    Even if they treat you like crap, or the owner's values are something the polar opposite of values you hold dear? That's the premise of this thread, not local vs chain.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    I'm so anti-immigration, I won't even eat Taco Bell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'm so anti-immigration, I won't even eat Taco Bell.
    Real Mexicans don't, either.
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