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When did Walmart turn into America's loony bin?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hondo, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Walmart has lapped the field as the No. 1 brick and mortar retailer. Most Supercenter locations are open 24-7. So just by the percentages they’re going to draw a huge number of the idiots, the drunks and the general detritus of America.
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Walmart is also the closest thing many areas have to a Main St. where people can congregate. Malls are dying. Main Sts. have been dead a long time.
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  3. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    I used to live about a mile from the one where the guy showed up fully armed. Thank God I'm long gone from there now.

    The biggest appeal I've seen for Wal-Mart is their prices. The meat and produce were sometimes sketchy, so always went elsewhere for that. But for everything else - toiletries, paper goods, pet food, canned food, boxed food, milk, eggs and frozen stuff - all seemed to be way cheaper than anywhere else.

    I never liked what they did to the "mom and pop" stores, but on a good-sized monthly run for non-meat and non-produce, if I can get for $75 what would cost me $100 or $110 at other places, I'll hold my nose and go the Wal-Mart route.
  4. Justin_Rice

    Justin_Rice Well-Known Member

    Look: I’ll make fun of the people of Wal-Mart as quick as anyone.

    But speaking practically: It’s a wonderful thing to live in a time and place where I can drive five minutes to one store, 24-7, 365, and buy virtually anything I need.
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  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I've only been in one twice. I will fight like hell to avoid a third.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  7. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Aldi kicks Walmart's and everyone else's asses on prices. I saw they had six-packs of German pilseners on sale for $5.99 and my eyes bugged out.

    But Aldi doesn't offer the selection of goods and services that Wally World offers. You can go to the bank, get your hair cut, get your oil changed and shop, all at the same place.
  8. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Wal Mart is Trump's America.
    Here are the 10 states with the most Wal Mart properties per capita:
    New Mexico
    South Carolina

    What do they have in common? Save New Mexico, they're overly Trumpist. Collectively, they are far less educated than the rest of the country. (Kansas does have a higher BA/BS grad rate than the national average. Other nine are below) Collectively, they are far more likely to have gun violence than the rest of the country. (Nebraska has a lower gun death rate than the national average. All others are above.)
    Some things go hand in hand.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2019
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    There’s also no properties trump has a financial interest.
  10. Also the largest private employer in many states; particularly in poor, southern areas.
  11. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    Their hard root beer and elderflower cider are things of beauty.
  12. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    I don't hang out/socialize at Walmart. I don't generally go for only one thing. When I go, it's a surgical strike; have the paths to what I need already in mind, get it, and get out.
    I also can't fathom having never been to Walmart. Soap, toothpaste, reading glasses, deodorant, Christmas lights, paint, picture frames, oil, oil filter, fishing gear, TVs, shoe polish, socks, underwear, beer, bluejeans, groceries, toilet paper... these are just a few of the things I've purchased at Walmart in the last year.
    I've said before, the only people who don't shop at Walmart are the people who can afford not to shop at Walmart or live where there are other options.
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