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  • Anyone going to take advantage of Walmarts Layaway?

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  • Posted: October 26, 2011 12:17:00 am
  • This is something that I thought about doing for the kids....anyone else going to take advantage of it?
  • Posted: November 9, 2011 10:08:45 pm
  • Not if I can help it. Then again, I don't shop Walmart if I can help it either.
  • Posted: November 9, 2011 10:12:42 pm
  • I like Layaway but it kinda sucks because if your using it that means you really dont have the money to buy it anyway.

    Why don't you shop at Wal-Mart?
  • Posted: November 9, 2011 11:53:44 pm
  • Personal choice combined with bad experiences, I guess.

    When Walmart opens a new store, they get as close as possible to K-Mart with every intent on putting K-Mart out of business with prices that many other stores can't compete with. After these other stores eventually close, then Walmart raises their prices to a level that is higher than the stores they put down. I've personally seen it several times. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a big supporter of K-Mart either, but I just don't care for someone who intentionally trying to put someone else out of business so they can raise prices later.

    As for bad experieces, it's just hard to go back to any store where you've either received poor service, or have seen the employees have a total disreguard for anyone but themselves. (And yes I do realize that I probably shouldn't judge a store by a few employees, but isn't that kind of the point?)

    Like I said, personal choice and bad experiences. When possible, I choose a locally owned store rather than a large chain store, even if I have to shell out a little more for it. Just my two cents.
  • Posted: November 10, 2011 1:05:11 am
  • It is true that Wal-Mart is a great deal of many things but you said it yourself that you should not judge based on those few. The employees for any of those stores are usually very disgruntled employees to begin with no matter who they work for. Also the employees often are an extension of the management whom again are usually very disgruntled. So to hold Walmart in bad regard for employees is rather picky. I am sure there are a TON of great employees at both stores that are willing to help the consumer.

    What Walmart does is what KMart would do if they could. It is about survival of the fittest and lets face it KMart is lucky to still even be in business. Walmart is doing Kamrt a favor by running them out of business. I respect and admire Sam Walton although Walmart has gotten away from its down home values with getting bigger in size that happens over time with any company. WMT may raise prices but they still need to be competitive with other stores within a mail radius driving distance.

    As for the little guy.....I am with you 100% that the little guy should be able to make a profit and survive. It is up to the little guy to figure out how to cater to their niche better than WMT. The little guy has a distinct advantage and that is size. If the little guy goes out of business then it is their own fault for not being more business oriented. They can Gorilla Market and really get out in the community etc. WMT is a sitting duck and though they may sell their product cheaper it is and has been proven that the little guy can charge a higher price and stay in business and do quite well.

    As for the size of WMT they are a little too big for their pants but the reason WMT is so big and as good at running others out of business is as simple as this..... Sam Walton once was the little guy and bought into a Benejam Franklin Five and Dime store. He leased his store in a location where the owner of the only other bigger market happened to own. The bigger market (Kroger) leased Sam the property because they knew Sam would not succeed but Sam the little guy found a way to beat the bigger store as a result the bigger store did not renew Sams lease and Sam lost all his money and his father N laws money. He was broke. Then he got back on his feet and purchased a piece of land and started WMT. He vowed to never be run out of town again. So WMT may now run others out of town but it is because Sam was ran out of town himself at one time. He got back up on his feet and said enough is enough. The little guy stuck it to the big guy. Now if Sam can do it so can all these other little guys and if the little guy is complaining then they should just go home.

    WMT is a great organization HOWEVER they are now too Corporate which is never a good thing. So I see your points of views I really do and I do not totally disagree with them or all of them. It is a delicate situation I believe but people have a choice where to shop and not just based on price. I mainly buy all my fresh items at Kroger as WMT in my area sucks at produce. This is a distinct competitive advantage that Kroger in my area has over WMT. Anything in a box or can WMT is usually better priced. So I buy most other items from them. Lets face it retail items are usually way over priced as it is if anything WMT keeps the other retailers honest. You have to love the society we live in at least we all have the choice. If everyone decided to not shop at WMT they would be out of business in no time at all. Sure their employees are well not that bright or friendly but people do not shop there for the employee service. WMT is a mad machine that I think really runs itself kinda scary if you ask me.

    Sam would probably not be happy to see things being ran they way they are but that is what happens when a corporation is started. The reason corporations pay taxes is because they are seen as an entity in the eyes of the law. This a corporation is a person and that person has to fight to stay alive.

    Everything is so centralized it is hard to see how any small business stays in business but many manage it. We started with all small shops and now we have big stores and few shops. Things change they evolve and it is hard and not always fair. WMT is the way it is because of other people trying to run them out of business they did not want to fold so they adapted. If you ever get a chance you should read Sams Autobiography it really is a good read.

    As for jobs well everyone wants things cheap so we get what we want in many cases but there are times a system like WMT keeps every other retailer honest because they have to be. WMT sells many good quality items very cheap.

    I am biased because I think of Sam as a great person although I see the flaws but think everyone has their own opportunity to really capitalize on WMT's size if motivated enough.
  • Posted: November 10, 2011 9:34:39 am
  • We don't shop at wal-mart because of their business practices. Right or wrong we watched http://www.walmartmovie.com/ when it was on demand.

    We now almost exclusively shop at Target. It is about the same price, same quality, and they have their "Red" card credit card which gives you 5% back as well.

    Last edited November 10, 2011 9:34:51 am
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  • Posted: November 10, 2011 2:13:57 pm
  • I will have to check it out.
  • Posted: November 11, 2011 9:16:25 pm
  • lay away is that something where you pick out something and have the store put it aside then make payments on it untill you finish paying for it. then youu can take it home. thats nonsense why dont you save untill you have enough money to purchase those items and only make one trip to wal-mart and save even more money. by the way the negative talk about wallys is true. the employees don't get paid a fair wage so don't take it out on them. in my area all of the new wallys that were recently built by iIleagal immigrants, that were probably paid under the table and not being taxed while at the same time sterssing our health care system etc. how do you think the waltons can beat anybodys prices, its because they cut every corner possible and they don't care if it hurt your fellow americans. I heard one time that on average each walmart store averages $1,000,000 Profit weekly. go ahead go to wal-mart and watch the checkout lines closely for ten minutes and you can clearly see how this is possible. and they find any excuse to keep employees without benefits those money grubbing Waltons make me sick. not to mention that one of their specialtys is to push garbage from china meanwhile putting americans out of production jobs. wallys is good at 1. saving money 2.making money and 3. america I could go on and on

    Last edited November 11, 2011 9:27:02 pm
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