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Re:Too bad it's WalMart

Posted by: maxomai on June 15, 2002 01:01 AM

FYI, WalMart is vicously COMPETITIVE. That's why they offer a wide variety of good quality, low cost goods.

Speaking as a former Wal-Mart customer, I can vouch for the low cost part; but calling their offerings "good quality" is the most whimsical of fantasy. I've also seen first hand what these guys do to small towns, and it ain't pretty. First they close down all the small ma and pa shops, then they leave. Aside from the fact that they leave a bunch of people broke, it also means you have to drive thirty minutes just to get milk and bread. Not cool.

These days, I purchase all my goods from locally owned businesses and (because I'm in the computer business) certain web sites. This ensures that those businesses and sites will be there in the future, and that I might have work if things get bad again. That's how enlightened self-interest works.


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