You may be a broken record, but you're playing my song. I don't need to watch the documentary to hold a jaundiced eye on Walmart. My husband works for a company that is one of the largest local suppliers to them and I hear enough stories about how Walmart operates to ensure that neither of us could ever be paid enough to shop there.Originally Posted by Ellen;3242613;
Walmart is putting up a fight to build a big box centre in my neighbourhood which is being strenously resisted by all local businesses and a lot of local residents. There are a number of people, though, who keep insisting that they can't survive without a nearby Walmart (I'm not sure why they are still alive by this point). But I look at all the alternatives for inexpensive local shopping (they way I need to shop) and as far as I can tell, it's brainwashing that tells them a Walmart is required, not actual need. I just bought two solid pine end tables at another local store for $20 less each than the same table cost at Walmart. Yesterday, I bought enough meat, chicken and fish to last a month at a local butcher for $40. I'm sorry, but I don't believe I could have done better at Walmart. And really, even if you could, their egregious business practices would ensure that I pay more but buy less (probably a better policy anyway) elsewhere than ever follow the path of least resistance and put so much as a $1 into their coffers.
Sorry for the ranting, but Walmart just pisses me off.