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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:06 AM

Are you going to boycott Walmart on black Friday?

I am. I hope all of their workers go on strike and I plan on supporting them by doing my business this Christmas at K mart and Toys r us. I am going to start grocery shopping at a small town grocery store and pay a little more. I am tired of the big companies screwing their workers and screwing the Country. How many Walmart employees have to suppliment their incomes with foodstamps and medicaid, because Walmart refuses to work them at 40 hours per week and pay them a decent wage?

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Reply Are you going to boycott Walmart on black Friday? (Original post)
goblue316 Nov 2012 OP
TheOther95Percent Nov 2012 #1
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sarge43 Nov 2012 #2
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #3
no_hypocrisy Nov 2012 #6
regnaD kciN Nov 2012 #26
Inspired Nov 2012 #28
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ncgrits Nov 2012 #40
Warren Stupidity Nov 2012 #4
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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:08 AM

1. Yes and all the other days of the year

Seriously though, I'm not spending a dime in Target or any other retailer who opens on T'Day.

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Response to TheOther95Percent (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:11 PM

62. It has been over 15 years since I have been in a Walmart

I don't do Black Friday because I am disabled and it is not safe for me.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:09 AM

2. I boycott Wally World 365.

Good vibes for those people. Hope it works. A comeuppance is long overdue.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:19 AM

3. ^ Likewise ^ n/t

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:32 AM

6. + 1,000

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:34 AM

26. +1,000,000

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:40 AM

28. Add another 1.000.000! nt

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:10 AM

33. + 1000000000

I am glad I live in a county they have not been able to "penetrate" as a contender.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:08 PM

40. Me too! I haven't been in a Walmart in 15 years. nt

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:24 AM

4. Never shop at walmarts.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:07 AM

32. Ditto

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:26 PM

52. Double ditto. n/t

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:32 AM

5. YES!

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:36 AM

7. why would any sane person want to shop in such a crowded store

at such a time?
I boycott ALL stores on Crazy Friday.
and on Saturdays

down here, the best shopping time is between 9 and 11 on a Sunday morning.
People are either in church or too hung over from Sat. night to be shopping that early.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:47 AM

8. I do not venture out on Black Friday.

I have major agoraphobia when I get in the middle of a huge crowd. Like panic attack triggering. I have never shopped on Black Friday ever.
And Walmart is pretty crappy too.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:58 AM

9. never shop at walmart but I don't think these stores should be required to provide a career-job

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:59 AM

10. I estimate Black Friday 2012 will Day 7,000 of my WalMart Boycott n/t

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:03 AM

11. boycott the whole day

We've been boycotting black friday for years. The holiday season is for family togetherness and being thankful for our blessings as Americans- only recently has thanksgiving become the launching point of all-out retail exploitation of the American consumer and culture. Wall mart, K mart and the other retail monoliths are almost wholly responsible for this awful friday explosion of ill will and consumer buying frenzy. Stay home with your family for the thanksgiving holiday; it's the gift they would prefer.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:06 AM

12. I've boycotted WalMart for 7 years!!! n/t

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Response to adigal (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:05 AM

17. 7 years for me also.....

I let my Sam's Club membership expire the end of 2005, and joined Costco.

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Response to jdadd (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:22 PM

60. Good for you! Our money where our mouths are! Nt

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:08 AM

13. saving my money for small business saturday

I try not to go shopping for anything on black friday, if I don't have to I don't leave the house. Sometimes on Thanksgiving we might go watch a movie in the evening - might try to see Lincoln.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:18 AM

14. The Only Time

I've ever been in a store on Black Friday was when I worked retail. Back in the day it actually wasn't that bad. Certainly many more days closer to Christmas were more crowded. That was when it was just a busy shopping day. Now when it's become a retail Bastille Day you couldn't pay me to be there. Online is the way to go for me.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:50 AM

15. I've boycotted every day of my life n/t

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:01 AM

16. Done and done.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:08 AM

18. No...

I don't ever go there so it doesn't apply!

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:08 AM

19. You bet

I can't imagine the nightmare of Wally World on Black Friday.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:09 AM

20. I never go to WalMart. No one in my family does, either.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:12 AM

21. I've NEVER set foot in a WalFart!

I go to Costco.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:18 AM

22. Nobody shops at Walmart anymore...

Its too crowded.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:21 AM

25. I'm assuming your irony was deliberate...

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Response to Iceberg Louie (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:35 AM

27. Its a Yogi Berra quote:)

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:22 AM

23. I haven't seen the

Inside of one of those shit holes for over 12 years.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:27 AM

24. Why do you assume K-mart and Toys R Us treat their employees any better?

They don't.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:44 AM

29. I do year round..,

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:45 AM

30. No...because I'm poor

No. I'm not. And you know why?

Because I'm flat broke and I have three kids who I try to get things for, at least one big thing each Christmas, so they don't have to hear it from the other children.

Christ, I sound like such a scumbag saying that, because I'm all behind solidarity of the proletariat and supporting those who are just looking for a fair shake. But the economic fact for me is it's either Walmart's low prices based on what is essentially blood money, or a very depressing Christmas for my children. It's a hard fact of life to have my ideals butt heads with the reality of my economic situation.

So what will I do? Well...I'll do what shopping I can elsewhere. Unfortunately, I'm in the middle of nowhere, and Walmart forced the smaller competition around me out of business, and I just don't have the money for the gas to drive to the next town with smaller options, so this may be very little elsewhere.

I'll show up with coffee, with soup, and with business cards to offer my assistance free of charge where I can.

But a boycott?

Christ, I wish I could.

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Response to SheriffCreepy (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:04 AM

31. Welcome to DU!

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Response to SheriffCreepy (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:30 AM

35. You can shop online with free shipping

... and get better prices than Walmart. I am beffuddled by your argument, especially when you state that you are fully aware Walmart shoved all the small businesses out if town.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:19 AM

34. I don't shop on Black Friday, and I never shop at WalMart, so yes!

Won't be a problem for me.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:44 AM

36. Gonna sit at home

Drink beer and watch football on the tube. I want absolutely nothing to do with "black Friday" because I don't feel like fighting crowds and getting stuck in traffic jams. So sitting on my rear end at home sounds like a fine idea.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:03 PM

37. I boycott Black Friday.

I wish more people would do that.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:06 PM

38. I will not be boycotting Walmart

 

It is difficult to boycott a company you never do business with.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:08 PM

39. Does anyone on DU actually go to a Wal*Mart?

Good God, don't you think we know who/what Wal*Mart is?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:49 PM

58. Yes, some people on DU live rural

and WalMart is the only viable option from some things. I do most of my shopping online when possible but sometimes I need to see an item before I buy it. Not to mention groceries. I can drive 12 miles to WalMart or 30 miles to Kroger, so yes sometimes I do shop at WalMart.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:09 PM

41. I'd boycott our entire retail culture if I could.

As I write this the shoes I'm wearing are looking ragged and I haven't yet found a better pair in the thrift stores.

If I'm lucky I'll find a pair of comfortable shoes in my random wanderings before I'm forced by necessity to venture into some horrible department store.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:43 PM

42. YES!

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:45 PM

43. I do not recognize xmas, so yeah..nt

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:21 PM

44. The same as I do everyday.

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Response to quaker bill (Reply #44)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:43 PM

56. Yup. I keep my shopping local and try to by Made in USA

Walmart does not fit that ideal.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:25 PM

45. ...I've boycotted CreepMart always.

Never shopped there...never EVER will.

But for everyone else that will stay away...good job.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:44 PM

46. I don't shop on Black Friday, but I'll be happy to protest at a Walmart!

Any person who walks in Walmart's doors and buys stuff on Black Friday is a scab!

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:51 PM

47. I boycott that shitty company 365 days a year!! n/t

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:13 PM

48. Haven't been in 10 years

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:15 PM

49. Yes.

 

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:54 PM

50. Yep

 

In fact we've got all of our shopping done and will not be out at all on BF

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:57 PM

51. Black Friday is a sleep day for me

I hide out til Jan 2.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:30 PM

53. I boycott them 365 days a year. This year 366 days

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:04 PM

54. I never go out on Black Friday, but I support the WalMart workers boycotting it.

 

I hope it puts a major crunch in their bottom line, not that they'd notice.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:36 PM

55. Don't shop there anyway

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:46 PM

57. I don't shop too much on black Friday because

I get back very late (i'm talking 3 or 4 in the am) from Thanksgiving gatherings and parties.
But I understand they will be striking that day.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:02 PM

59. Yup... working Friday afternoon and

Saturday at my second(part time) job a small computer support/sales business, owned by a firebrand Liberal. So if you are in the Syracuse and have a PC or laptop that needs repair or if you need a laptop and want a good off lease computer for a descent price stop by EnCompass Technology on West Genesee St in Fairmount right next to Kinney Drugs.

sorry fo rthe commericial. Delete if inappropriate.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:27 PM

61. Whatmart?

Haven't set foot in the place since the 20th century.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:28 PM

63. I would boycott them but we don't have one here in NYC.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:42 PM

64. ...and all the rest of the days, too. (n/t)

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:59 AM

65. Always do, Black Friday is a stupid day to shop.

If and when I shop for Christmas, it's middle of the month and/or late at night. I hate crowded stores.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:40 AM

66. It has been six years for me.

I also boycott any place of business that had or still has an America against Obama sign or any place that plays fux news.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:56 AM

67. No Problem.

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