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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:03 PM

 

I know a way to hurt Walmart

If the employees decided to never buy Walmart products. I'll bet that the purchases made by Walmart employees of Walmart products is significant.

Now this may not be a good idea. But as a threat it may have some value. I know employees of Starbucks drink plenty of coffee.

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Reply I know a way to hurt Walmart (Original post)
salinen Nov 2012 OP
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #1
Lucinda Nov 2012 #2
HappyMe Nov 2012 #3
salinen Nov 2012 #5
HappyMe Nov 2012 #8
Nevernose Nov 2012 #7
HappyMe Nov 2012 #9
Nevernose Nov 2012 #12
HappyMe Nov 2012 #13
former-republican Nov 2012 #4
salinen Nov 2012 #6
former-republican Nov 2012 #10
HappyMe Nov 2012 #11
salinen Nov 2012 #17
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #14
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #15
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #16

Response to salinen (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:04 PM

1. great idea. wonder if they get a discount. Starbucks is a dem company, btw

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:06 PM

2. They do. 10% - at least in Eastern TN.

I THINK it applies to everything but food purchases.

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Response to salinen (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:06 PM

3. How are you going to force the

employees not to buy stuff? They get a discount.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:07 PM

5. not by force

 

of course, of course.

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Response to salinen (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:09 PM

8. I didn't mean 'by force'

literally.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:08 PM

7. Not all employees get a discount

One of my friends is a night stocker there, and he doesn't get a discount, nor does he get enough to live on.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:11 PM

9. Yes, all the employees get a discount.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:45 PM

12. You repeating that does not give my friend a discount

Maybe he's supposed to get a discount. Maybe that's company policy. Neither of those things, nor your assertion, provide him with a discount.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:48 PM

13. A few years ago I worked there.

I worked several different shifts. One of which was 4pm - 1am inventory shift, so I worked part of the time with the night stockers when a truck came. All the employees get a discount, it's a company wide policy.

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Response to salinen (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:07 PM

4. I think a lot of them shop there out of economic necessity

 

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Response to former-republican (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:08 PM

6. there

 

are other box stores.

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Response to salinen (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:11 PM

10. Not where I live unless I want to drive 40 miles or pay more at a Target or Sears

 

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Response to salinen (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:13 PM

11. Yes, there are.

How do you propose to accomplish this?

Telling people where and on what to spend their money is a crappy idea.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:59 AM

17. I don't understand

 

the "telling people" part but I sure like the guy with burning head.

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Response to salinen (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:18 PM

14. I'm thinking just the opposite.

After Holiday returns impact a corporations bottom line. Walmart
may have a slim margin between cost and retail price in order to
keep their prices so competitive.

I'd like to hear from someone with some knowledge on the subject.
Wondering if those of us that would never shop there did the opposite
of a boycott. Bought one product and returned it following their company
return policy so the we received a full refund within 30 days after purchase.

If we used a credit card it may even be a more costly process for handling
and credit card company charges to the retailer.

This would also require the staff to handle returns at the register, restocking
etc. so would not contribute to job loss.

I just really despise Wallmart.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:25 PM

15. despise the walton family.

 

sam was by all accounts a decent guy who wouldn't recognize today's walmart.

but he sure fucked up somehow in raising his kids, to be how they turned out...

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:28 PM

16. Tee hee.

you wanna wait in that line? Well take some walmart people pics while you're there.

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