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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Yes Martha it does! this may be common in other Wal-Marts but its a first were I live, they carry the Mobil I motorcycle oil (didn't price I was in shock) Bell helmets, gloves, Champion chain lube, some stuff called Pig Spit (chrome polish?) one of those pocket size do it all metric tools, gas cartridge tire inflators and much more, so get down to your local Wally world and check it out.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I think Pig Spit is used to keep black plastic pieces, dark black. From what i hear, its pretty good too.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Re: (sportbiker)

The only thing that I use WalMart for is fishing gear, and they don't even carry the ammo that I need... Other than that the store is non existent in my life. I'd rather pay double the price than go in there on a regular basis.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Re: (Red Thunder)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Red Thunder »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The only thing that I use WalMart for is fishing gear, and they don't even carry the ammo that I need... Other than that the store is non existent in my life. I'd rather pay double the price than go in there on a regular basis.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Maybe it's me being self-employed and having to compete with these bastards, but I'd rather (and do) pay a little more and buy my fishing gear, bicycling gear, etc. at the struggling Mom & Pop's shops.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Re: (rc51999)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by rc51999 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Maybe it's me being self-employed and having to compete with these bastards, but I'd rather (and do) pay a little more and buy my fishing gear, bicycling gear, etc. at the struggling Mom & Pop's shops.
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As a struggling Pop in the Mom & Pop world... Thank you my boy. we do appreciate it. Swing on by and pull up a crate next to the pickle barrel and lets have a game of checkers
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Re: (BEANS)

That artical is frieghtening. I knew Wal-Mart was the evil empire but what they are doing to their suppliers is wrong. I guess it's survival of the fittest in it's crulest form. Ultimately bad for the US economy in an unrepairable way. These jobs and companies will never come back. I don't shop there, I don't think there is a Wal-Mart in my area, and wouldn't if I had a choice.

As an aside, I was recently in Hawaii and my 5yo daughter got an ear infection. I started calling the local medical facilities and everytime I asked for directions, without fail they would ask, "Do you know where the Wal-Mart is?" It appears that Wally World is the center of the local island universe.
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Re: (BEANS)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by BEANS »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Some day soon we will have no choice... we will all shop at Wall-Mart.

Speaking of pickles, read this:
http://www.fastcompany.com/mag....html
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....fear mongering.

if Vlasic went under ( and it's noted that the Chapter 11 wasn't based on the pickle fiasco)- you can blame that on bad accounting. selling millions of a product should do nothing but raise a marque. a company selling at a loss SHOULD go under.

if my company can't sell it any cheaper to walmart, i'd send 'em packin.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Re: (GregP)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by GregP »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That artical is frieghtening. I knew Wal-Mart was the evil empire but what they are doing to their suppliers is wrong. </TD></TR></TABLE>

Evil-Schmevil.

Wal-mart is doing this country a justice. They hire illegals to clean at night, which is of course, are jobs that Americans don't want, depending on which study you listen to.

They provide a sleeping place (allow them to park in their vacant lots overnight) for truckers and motor-homes, to avoid people falling asleep at the wheel. Now, although this has put a hurtin on the "Directional-Aides" business, it sure has helped local Lot-Lizards, and upped prostitution nationwide!! Can that be considered "creating jobs"?

They move into an area, and by selling items a lower prices, put those pesky "Mom and Pop" businesses out of business. Christ.....there's was almost one of them on every corner. Damn free enterprise.....

If it's a Wal-Mart Superstore, that includes gasoline at a wonderfully cheap price. This about trashes any little gas selling facility for a good 20 mile radius, since they don't buy fuel in 1/10th the quantity as Wal-Mart on a weekly basis and eventually go out of business. Then, their business-less stores are sold to open yet another Adult Book Store. Ya can't swing a dead cat in some areas without hitting one of those babies.......... "Porn.......it does a body good!"

Personally, I support Mom and Pop stores, local business and privately owned facilities. I have nothing against Sam Walton, or any other person that makes a killing in today's economy. But i do have a problem with people losing jobs, going out of business when the store was started and owned by their parents, or their grandparents. i'm not saying in know what the answer is, but with time comes change. perhaps Wal-Mart is the just "bad" change.
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Don't forget, because Wal-Mart is so large, they are directly impacting/affecting the national health care structure. I would love to get into a spill about this one right now, but can't.


But in short, just think........the largest employer shifts health care costs to consumers, other companies follows lead to stay competitive, consumers either can afford it or not. Now, I health care system just changed, which is the direction we are going to the consumer bearing the majority of their health care cost (it has it pros and cons)..........
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Re: (rc51999)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by rc51999 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd rather pay double the price at any store other than Wally World.
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...indeed you may.


Jeff.
 
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Re: (RCFiftyWon)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by RCFiftyWon »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

...indeed you may.


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..and have.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Re: (sportbiker)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by sportbiker »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">....fear mongering...if my company can't sell it any cheaper to walmart, i'd send 'em packin.</TD></TR></TABLE>

NOBODY CAN SEND WALL-MART "PACKIN"!

BTW, I don't think "mongering" is a word.
 
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