Saturday, April 18, 2009

Line Up For Savings

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This store is one of 886 Wal-mart stores in the U.S. Sales for the last five weeks are down 1.7% over the same period last year but you wouldn't know it by looking at all these people waiting to pay for goods. Do you have a Wal-mart in your town? Do you find yourself going there more often to save a few $$$ in this tough economy?

8 comments:

brattcat said...

Really interesting post. We don't have a Wal-Mart in our town. But they built right across the river in New Hampshire. Funny you should mention it. I went there two days ago for the first time in about five years.

B Squared said...

Not me. I try to avoid them. Much prefer to shop at Mom & Pop stores (the few that are left).

The Lone Beader said...

I boycott Walmart. If I can't get it at the supermarket (or the bead shop), I figure I really don't need it...

Chris Wolf said...

very funny-My silly quote for the day said, "If Walmart lowers prices on thousands of items every day, why isn't anything free yet?"

I think Walmart got a bad rap and took the bulk of abuse about Chinese products but even the small shops have that cheap plastic stuff we don't really need readily available.

I also think that Walmart isn't the only one who pays their workers poorly. An article I read once said the Ford declared that his workers would all be paid well enough so that someday they could all buy a car too!

mono said...

When surrounded by other retailers who are cratering, a 1.7% year to year decline doesn't sound so bad.

Saying that Walmart isn't the only source of inferior imports or dicey labor practices... True enough, but not exactly praise.

Chris Wolf said...

no praise for Walmart from me. I avoid Sam's, Walmart, and Costco just because...

gbyue said...

Nearby my house, there is a Wal-mart to open a business on 1st, May. Many people are expecting that they will bring numerous cheaper products.But i still wonder whether it'll really do good to our economy.The purpose of importing competition is to improve our productivity.Can our native retailers survive the heated
competition with the international powers?

Rich said...

I try to avoid this place if I can. I like to shop Costco for quantity savings. For hardware items and paint I always go to Curry.