(Closed) Your “stance” on Wal-Mart…

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    I love it! I shop there as often as I can.

    It is OK. I go there every once in a while for inexpensive items.

    I HATE WAL-MART! I would not go there if you paid me.

    There are no Wal-Marts where I live.

  • Post # 32
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was recently hired at Walmart, and I love it so far. I have the nicest managers I’ve ever had and all the employees have been super friendly and helpful. I also love the customers. I come from a small town where 99% of the population is white and speaks only English, and I now work in one of the largest Walmarts in the US- and I LOVE the diversity! Everyone thinks of that “people of Walmart” page… but honestly, I’ve only had a handful of strange customers. Almost all of them are completely normal.

    Do I approve of the entire corporation’s doings? No. But the prices are cheap and I need cheap right now, and they gave me a job, so I’m really liking Walmart at the moment.

    Post # 33
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Depends where I was living.

    I lived in rural upstate New York for most my life, so we didn’t get a “Wal-mart” until I was about 20 years old. It was clean and nice for the first year or so, then it went down hill fast. When I could i shoped at farmers market and other mom and pop stores.

    In Florida, Wal-mart is extremely dangerous, we have a private police station attached to it. There are two people working at the register and lines out the door. They don’t use self check out due to shoplifting.

    Now right by my house they built a walmart super store which is strictly food. We go everyone in a while for snacks and sodas for a party.

    Post # 34
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    there’s no target super close to me, but in my opinion they aren’t any more evil than the next guy– just the favorite target.

    Post # 35
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I always want to do my grocery shopping at walmart. It really is a lot cheaper! I am just sad that I don’t have one super close to me right now.

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m with

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    @kaylee26:. I refuse to shop at Wal-mart because of their politics and policies. The more I started to learn about modern day slavery the less I admired their low prices.

    Post # 37
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    Honey bee

    I love shopping there since it’s affordable, they have good products and it’s one-stop. I also used to work there a number of years ago and have nothing against them, but then I don’t follow anyone’s politics. Plus they carry many products (including food) that you can’t find elsewhere.

    Post # 38
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We have a really fancy Wal-Mart. Its one of those new ones where everything is way nicer than it ever needs to be. We go there when we need something cheap that we can’t get from Kroger.

    Post # 39
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Every women in thier right mind prefers Target, including me 😛

    I shop at Walmart 1-2 times a month for practically everything, excluding seafood and some produce. It’s simply the least expensive place to stock up. It’s not in a ‘bad neighborhood’, but right near Target, Barnes & Noble, Lowe’s & Kohls. I admit it’s usually a zoo & by the time I leave I want to blow my head off, but still worth it for the savings.

    There are 2 close to me, each about 15 minutes away.

    Post # 40
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    Buzzing bee

    I think the main reason why Canadians seem to be big users of Wal-Mart is because there really isn’t any other comparable stores in the Great North. The closest thing we had was Zellers (which used to be Canadian owned through The Hudson’s Bay Company) but the quality is seriously lacking. However, Zellers are now going to be turned into Targets, so hopefully there will be more variety! And also like

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    linz09 said, most Walmarts include a grocery section now too, unlike many stores here.

    My personal stance is love it for the prices, hate it for their polices. Once I can afford it, I can hopefully purchase things at a better, sustainable store.

    Post # 41
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I work there, so obviously I shop there often. Actually, Fiance works there as well – we get 10% off through employee discount. It’s hard to beat that!

    And the closest one – the one we both work at – is about 5 minutes away.

    Post # 42
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    Bee Keeper

    I shop at both Target and Walmart equally infrequently.

    Post # 43
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    Bumble bee

    I just wanted to say that I live in the U.S., and in my experience, Walmart varies quite a bit from country to country.  For example, here in the U.S., Walmart doesn’t have a lot of sales, and they believe in every day low prices.  In Mexico, for example, they would actively compete with other grocery chains for cheaper prices.  Also, Walmart in the U.S. carries very economically priced home goods such as comforters, bath towels, bathroom rugs, etc.  In Latin America, these items are far more costly than they are at a Walmart in the U.S.

    Post # 44
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I live about 5-10 minutes from Wal-Mart (depending on the traffic, lol) and I like it.  Well.. I like saving $$ since I’m not rich, LoL, but I don’t like being there when it’s super busy.  There’s a Target that’s super close, too.. but I don’t find myself there very often.  I like Target.. visually, it’s a lot more appealing, BUT it is more expensive usually and for some reason I rarely ever find myself filling up a cart full of stuff there, like I can at Wal-Mart.  When I go to Target it’s usually for 1 or 2 specific items.

    I worked at a Wal-Mart while I was in college and hated it, lol, but I still shopped there.  I don’t find them any more evil than most other large companies, though.

    Post # 45
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    Buzzing bee

    Wal-Mart’s not my thing. I can hardly ever find what I’m looking for and I have such a complex about it that when I do go, I’m just miserable. Granted, that’s totally all me but it’s just not worth the 15 minute+ depending on traffic…it’s off a two lane highway that is also the main highway to the Napa Valley so yeah, it’s always busy. Especially in the summer! drive. Plus, I’m less than 5 minutes from Target with no traffic!

    Post # 46
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    Bumble bee

    I do shop there but only because Fiance gets gift card from work for walmart all the time. I am not really a huge fan of one stop shops, I try and support the smaller shops whenever I can and I buy a lot of local stuff too.

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