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What do you think about Walmart?

In response to itsames.wordpress.com‘s post titled: Why I BLEEP-ing hate Walmart:

Walmart Sucks

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Walmart is a scary place, dudes. I’ve had my experiences there, but now I avoid it at all costs. For those of you who know me and have decided to pit stop there while driving somewhere, you’ve encountered my resistance to go in there. At first I blamed the lights, the high ceilings, the smell, all the stuff, and the customer service.. and even though I still don’t know what it is about that place that makes me feel super tired and angry, I’ve given up on trying to find out the reasons.

Last week, my mother decided it would be a good idea to buy a new juicer that is exclusively available at Walmart. She convinced me to drive her to two Walmarts and search for the darn thing. No luck. So in order to avoid going into the stores, I decided to order it using their Site-to-Store system and I was to pick it up at a store near my home in one of their 893,123,143,121,214 and a half locations worldwide. I didn’t put my name in the pick up order thing (so I could just say “Oh sorry my name isn’t on the pick up list thing.. oh no!”). The next day I got an email saying my order was cancelled. So I called the store.

Walmart 1: “Hello balskdllkg lskdflskdf Walmart alsnf?”

Me: Hi, I ordered something to pick up and it was cancelled, can you help me find it at another store?

Walmart 1: One second.

Me: Ok, no pr— beep.

Walmart 2 (some other lady): Hello, how may I help you?

Me: Hello, I ordered something online to pick up today, but it was cancelled. How can I find it?

Walmart 2: Please hold.

Me: But someone alrea– beep.

Walmart 3: Site-to-Store, what do you need?

Me: I’m wondering if you could help me find a Walmart that has an item that was cancelled by your store for pick up.

Walmart 3: Have you tried other stores?

Me: Other than Walmart?

Walmart 3: Yes.

Me: It is only available in Walmart.

Walmart 3: One second please.

Me: ….

Walmart 1: Hello, asdkvj walkdjs Walmart, asfvsdc?

Me: Hello, how are you?

Walmart 1: …

Me: Hello?

Walmart 1: I’m fine.

Me: Great! Have a good day.

So I decided to try calling a different Walmart, and I found the item in stock, ordered it and had it picked up by someone who came back with an interesting story himself. After talking to a manager and waiting in line twice, the juicer was picked up.

A while back, I was in a friend’s car when they decided to go to Walmart to pick up some stuff for a bonfire. Of course, I stayed in the car. Staying outside Walmart shouldn’t be a problem, right? WRONG! Looking through my phone and finding songs on Spotify, I almost forgot I was in a Walmart parking lot. Out of the corner of my eye I suddenly see a guy struggling to pull something out of his pocket from my left side. He approaches a dark Honda parked right across my friend’s car and pulls out a gun and shoots BBs all over the windows and makes a bunch of holes all over the car and then takes off running.

What?

About two minutes later, a younger Walmart employee comes out and inspects her car. Yeah, it was her car. We called the police, waited around, and then filed a report.

Seriously, Walmart?

Do you guys like that place?Β 

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16 Comments
  1. Grocery items are really cheap, but WalMart is not the only place we go to… Costco, target , Trader Joe’s ( I just arrived 10 minutes ago , from Trader Joe’s ) Other than grocery/food, WalMart stuff is crap, just like what the commenter above said ( especially the clothes )And I don’t like their business practices<——- I think this is very important to us.

    January 26, 2013
    • Yeah, they could improve on their business practices. I hear about some many things from employees all the time. I worry mostly about local small businesses and how they can’t compete with Walmart’s low prices and go bankrupt…

      January 26, 2013
      • yes, not only do they ” kill” small businesses, they have no compunction in leaving the area if 1. it doesn;t earn well 2. they find it too small already for their needs…. that is, after ” killing the small businesses ” in the area.

        There’s always a problem with Monopolies. Consumers are at thier mercy.

        January 26, 2013
  2. Some Walmart’s are worse than others. The one I go to here is not great but it’s ok. Beats K-Mart.

    January 26, 2013
    • Yeah lets not get started with K-Mart haha

      January 26, 2013
  3. One of the cultural advantages of living in New York City is that this town is still completely Walmart-less:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9546569/Walmart-fails-to-crack-New-York-City.html

    January 26, 2013
    • Go NYC!!!!!!

      January 26, 2013
  4. I hate Wal-Mart. The last time I entered a Wal-Mart, I left within 10 minutes with high anxiety. The store is packed full of junk and crowds of people shopping for junk. It’s incredible to me that Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world yet so many people hate it. Either I’m in the minority or people shop there anyway and just complain. Wal-Mart makes 100’s of billions a year. It’s ridiculous to think they’ll change their business practices unless people really stop shopping there.

    January 27, 2013
    • Agreed!!!

      January 29, 2013
  5. Oh Wally World…how much do I love/hate thee? Let me count the ways…lol.

    As a graduate student who lives on a graduate student budget, I LOVE me some Wal-Mart. No matter what you say about the store, it is cheap. And cheap is my favorite word!
    However, that being said, if I was not living on a graduate student budget and could shop anywhere, I don’t think this would be my top choice. Don’t get me wrong, I think the company does a great job of offering employment to people of every background, race, ethnicity, disability, etc. and gives a lot to charity and is usually the first to respond to catastrophe and crisis, they also hurt small family businesses, tending to monopolize anything within a 5 mile radius.

    However, that also being said, if you are ever looking for entertainment, you can always expect the unexpected while carousing through the aisles of that store. And you can do so wearing your pajamas…in fact, it’s almost a required uniform πŸ˜‰

    January 28, 2013
    • Oh, have you visited peopleofwalmart.com? Well if you haven’t, DON’T. And isn’t Walmart your competitor? I thought you worked for Target haha :p

      What you said reminds me of some guy that went into a car parts discount shop nearby, I was waiting in line (there’s always a HUGE line for this small shop because of the low cost of everything), and this guy gets up there and says that they have poor customer service skills and that he wanted to speak to a manager. The shop guy was all like “I AM the manager, and if you want to go to a place where people smile at you and say good morning, go to Chick Fil-A, all these people come here for cheap discount car parts, that’s what I offer.”

      Oh man, it was so awkward. But he was right.

      January 29, 2013
  6. phoebemunson #

    No Wallmarts in the land of Eng, but we do have ASDA which was recently added to the ‘wallmart family’ (seriously, that’s what they have on their signs now) and I can’t diss it too much, as it got me through some pretty impoverished times, although without the customer service you would expect from Sainsbury’s

    January 29, 2013
    • ASDA.. Hmm.. first time I ever hear of ASDA. Sainsbury’s.. haha. Oh my goodness, I’m reading my own comment in an English accent to see how you would read it. It sounds so sophisticated πŸ™‚

      Edwin

      January 29, 2013
      • phoebemunson #

        What can I say, I’m a sophisticated lady, shopping in the wallmart family and all that. I hope your accent is better than this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4xDeB3IJMA πŸ™‚

        January 30, 2013
        • Hahaaa!

          Oh that is great. Beyonce doing the accent.. HAHA

          Edwin

          January 30, 2013

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