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Thread: WalMart Woes

  1. #21

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    There's nothing wrong on catching a good deal, But I would also tell the Mngr, he has no idea how many customers, he's going to lose. They will wind up like K-mart, down sizing as well as looking for some retail company to go in with them, because of low low sales, And needing someone to help them with sagging sales, Thats when sears partnered with K-mart, just so they could keep what stores they have left to stay afloat. But you know thats what CEO's are all about they know best, But where are they when things go bust.

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    Just call in 1800walmart and tell them how you feel. I was very polite the lady I talked to was very irritable, so maybe they are getting a lot of calls .keep it up :D

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    Yes I did tell them my feelings on the subject. I also went on that website and signed the petition. I know there are alot of signatures there but lets face girls we need alot more. In this day and age not many people sew anymore. I'm afraid we quilters are a dying breed. My family thinks I'm crazy to spend 2-3 hundred dollars on making a quilt when you can buy one already made for 100 dollars. They just don't get it.

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    Check every day. Different things will go on sale at different times and at different rates. It doesn't all happen at once. Unless you're the only quilter in town, don't gamble by waiting too long for the really good stuff to hit 50% off or more. Unless you're standing right there when they mark it down, it could be gone before you get there.

    Can you tell our local WM fabric department downsized? I checked every couple days until they were done. I think I have more of the fabric now than they do. (And, believe it or not there are colors, shades and values I STILL need! LOL)

    I don't know how it'll be in yours, but in ours there aren't any more distinct "on sale" tables. Just whatever they don't feel like putting on the racks mixed in with the $1 stuff and the marked down stuff.

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    :x I signed the petition as well. 29188 march 9th 2007! If they do do this which I hope that they don't I will go to hancock fabric or Hobby lobby. Being a begginner quilter and a craft person all the way around this upsets me. Maybe they will not do this and realize that they are maiking a huge mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie
    :x I signed the petition as well. 29188 march 9th 2007! If they do do this which I hope that they don't I will go to hancock fabric or Hobby lobby. Being a begginner quilter and a craft person all the way around this upsets me. Maybe they will not do this and realize that they are maiking a huge mistake.
    Kellie and to all of us that hate Wal-Mart right now:

    I am usually the type of person holding a glass that is more than half full--...I think nobody can do anything if it's really out to hurt someone or themselves ====to any extent, anyway. Well, USUALLY, I have grown up quite a bit when it comes to big ppl with big money...
    Wal-mart is big and bad and about to shoot their pinky toes off on both feet. No, better than that, they are about to shoot their balance off, so they are going to fall on their big, bad assesses. The big toe is where you get your balance from anyway, right?!?

    I think they are beyond caring about us. THey have so many lawsuits now, what's another 30,000? Did our petition make it that far, yet? Well, they're going to do what they WANNA do because they can, and, although that little smiley or big smiley or whatever that smiley is, IT IS GONNA KEEP SMILING! If it keeps on smilin', we're gonna march right in there and buy our milk and toilet paper because it is cheaper there than Kroger or Foodland or whatever the name of that local store is. And they win. They're killing us anyway.
    I know tooooo many ppl in this area that spent way tooooo much money at Wal-Mart.
    For example: PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:
    true story....if you are bored; turn the channel, you're to busy to be on here anyway:
    When I was first married to my husband, he worked for a 200.00/week salary. (I had recently left my job for personal reasons). After taxes at that very time, we got $167.** per week after taxes.....
    That means we received $668.00 per month! GEEZ!
    At that time, we spent at LEAST $200.00 PER MONTH at Wal-Mart. We could drive the 45 minutes (20 minutes more than the local grocery store and dollar store) and get alll of our groceries, toilet paper, soaps, shampoos, SHOES, and you know what all of our needs are! FABRICS! ;) we got all these things in one stop instead of 5 or so! to get the best deal. We were saving money! and we went once a month. .....
    Well, I start of my writing knowing what point I want to make and exactly how I want to make it, then I get so off track with everything that is going on around me....kids...an internet connection that is unfaithful, kids, demands of the every day life, kids........and then, it's just gone......
    but we would spend at least 1/4 of what we recieved each month at Wally world.....
    Times have changed. We got older, some. We got wiser, some. We got wealthier, some. And we shopped at Wal-Mart a whole lot more........
    You know what...............????????????????????
    I have gone to Kroger the 3-4 last times for groceries...
    Cvs for my Rx needs...I even had 2 of my DD's Rx's transferred from W-M to CVS...
    I've checked out quite a few on-line possibilites for fabrics....
    and I haven't been to W-M in quite some time.
    I've about found wm to be the red hydrant...........and I'm about ready to hike my leg!
    Where was that I read that every single $1.00 spent out of county or out of area (where ever spent)....was like $5.00 spent locally?
    Well, my W_M is in summersville and 45mins away......my local Kroger is 25 mins away (opp. directions and no shopping centers or nice restaurants)........
    I'm outnumbered........and so are you. no matter what we do, wm wins. We're the little woman--they're the bigun
    I can boycott and be mad at the world........or i can be happy they'r putting in a wm at flatwoods 25-30 mins from here, and I'll never have to leave the county agani.
    I can be happy that a nice big wm will let me shop happily one-stop without driving all the way to summersville (45 mins).....and PUT ALL THE LOCAL DOLLAR AND GROCERY STORES out of business.
    I am happy the WM will bring lots of jobs to Braxton county....
    I'm sad that several businesses will go away.......
    I'm happy that several businesses will have the opportunity to make money and go on (IF THEY EVER DECIDE TO COME ABOUT IN THE FIRST PLACE, AS MY AUNT SHUT DOWN AND WE HAVE NOBODY.....)AND wm will no longer be selling the fabs like they once did.
    I am happy that wm will be losing a lot of business due to poor, poor POOR judgement, and they don't even realize what they are doing to themselves. They're too big to realize and too big to care. why should we?
    Who of us are powerful enough to find out what it takes to go on and open up our own shops? Well, maybe that doesn't take power alone, but we can find other places.....I hate it, I do.....But.....WM doesn't care! I will share with all of you anything I find as to where to find the cheapest. Im probably not going to open any business right now with my kids being so young. --I have a cake going out WED...after a meeting w/my pre-k advisor.
    I barely have enough time to think right now, but I'm open to sharing if the opportunity gets close...and I do smell something.......... ;) (aunt had fab. shop......)
    g'night for now.......
    share your "vent" with me!~

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    Miranda, I admire you for sticking to your guns. I, too have cut down on Wal Mart purchases. You are right. They won't notice. But the people we shop with instead, they will notice. We can tell them why we are shopping there and ask them to carry what we can't find. Most businesses are more than willing to try to please their customers because they are not as big as WM and they appreciate new customers.
    I have been shopping for fabric at the Ben Franklin store. It is only 50 miles instead of 100 miles from here, but there is only one grocery store there. Found out the fabric department manager is a quilter. She has been getting in alot of good quilt cotton at 5.99, which is HIGH for me, but saves me gas.... a tossup. Since the fabric has improved, so has their sales volume, and so has their selection. And they also have a $2 or $3 bin, and fat quarters for 1.50 or less. I'm happy. I also found a great quilt club while shopping there.

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    :( Several of us have been phoning in and posting to the online petition for months now, and it appears WalMart is not listening. They say only the Super WalMarts will be carrying fabric. In my area, the Super WalMart had the smallest and poorest selection, whereas, the smaller WalMart a few miles away had a much better selection. This smaller WalMart was supposed to close out their fabric department but now they are being told they remain "until further notice," which they say could be another year until they are slated for a remodel. Very frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme Quilter
    :( Several of us have been phoning in and posting to the online petition for months now, and it appears WalMart is not listening. They say only the Super WalMarts will be carrying fabric. In my area, the Super WalMart had the smallest and poorest selection, whereas, the smaller WalMart a few miles away had a much better selection. This smaller WalMart was supposed to close out their fabric department but now they are being told they remain "until further notice," which they say could be another year until they are slated for a remodel. Very frustrating.
    ours is a Super WalMart. so is the next closest. One fabric department is already gone. ours is on the chopping block. will be gone soon. we just don't know yet exactly when.

    Maybe it will force me to start actually using my stash instead of just adding to it on a whim or starting projects that require something i don't already have. and since most of my purchases will now have to be online i'll have to offset the shipping costs by buying less of each at a time. I don't know if i'll end up spending less or a whole lot more. Kinda scarey.

    one good thing has come out of it, though. i've had to start looking at more websites and have stumbled upon one or two good deals. not enough to replace having a place just around the corner to get decent stuff at good prices. but i guess i'll get used to it and perhaps expand my fabric horizons.

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    Patrice,
    You can't use your stash! Man, that would make me insecure. I gotta tell you. I just went to the annual swap meet of the local quilting guild, joined up, signed up for the next class, and the best part, I came home with about $200 worth of stuff for $22. I am stoked!! :shock:

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