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November 13, 2014

For Reasons Listed I Walked out of Walmart Twice in the Last Month -- GV

.... and I was only in the store four times! Don Surber: Wal-Mart's CEO should read the commentsIn this case, Wal-Mart's CEO should read the comments posted at Yahoo to a Drudge-linked story, "Wal-Mart 'urgent' memo urges improvement at U.S. stores: NYT."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 13, 2014 3:09 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I've purchased items in 30 or more Walmarts over the same number of years and I have never had a memorable bad experience. Where are all these complainers coming from?

Apples to apples, LL Bean and Lands End need to get their shit together, both have stiffed me for the last time. Maybe I'll check back in with them in a couple years, but prolly not.

Quality control in this country is now officially in the shitter. caveat emptor

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 13, 2014 6:41 PM

It depends very much on the store and its demographics. Walmart opened a store near me. The customer base is very "vibrant." The store looked shabby two months after the opening, and continues to look bad. The staff is poorly trained. If you talk to the managers, they just shake their heads and one can tell they're praying daily for the day when they are transferred out.

The store exists to suck up EBT (welfare) payments.

One can go to a suburban store and find good service, cleanliness and the store in good repair.

Posted by: M. G. Stinnett [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 13, 2014 8:38 PM

Quite right, it's all stores.

A brand new discount store opened near me, Warehouse Discount. OK, all Chinese made goods, but I expected that. Store (on opening day, very clean. We will keep an eye on that.)

But..
This chain has only had stores in Boston urban areas and it shows; at the register the clerk made a big deal about checking my credit card and photo ID (that's OK), and at the door they had a security guard demanding to see receipts before allowing anyone to leave the store. No-no. That kind of thing does not go over in the suburbs, the Irish-Italian suburbs in this case. We'll see if they wise up.

Posted by: Onthenorthriver [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 14, 2014 7:47 AM

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