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Wal-Mart, I admit causes the mom and pop stores and specialty shops to close, plus with their price match, money that would go to their competitors goes to Wal-Mart as the and shoppers finish their shopping needs at Wal-Mart. That is the purpose of price match.
However, as far as made in China goes, I would suggest that these people that imply Wal-Mart is the only large store that purchases from China, then they had better take a stroll down the aisle or departments of Sears, Target, Penny's, K-Mart, Macy's and every appliance, clothing and household goods store and find one product that is made in USA. These stores carry the same brands as Wal-Mart or a product similar to that sold at Wal-mart, they are all made in China. I do not care if it is a coffee maker, or a dog dish, they are made in China. The Martha Stewart line of dog products are all made in China. Find me one American manufacturer of small appliances , lamps, plastic storage containers, bicycles, etc that are manufactured here. Fisher Price Tonka, all the board games, Mattel, Husky matchbox are all made in China. Carter is made in China Toys R us and BAbies R Us, find American made products there. You won't. We manufacture very few products and most stores carry stock only made in China or another far eastern country. Where are Levi's, Wrangler, Gloria Vanderbilt, or Old Navy. made. There are a few specialty shoe manufacturers that have their product made here. They are all made in China including those expensive sports shoes like Adidas and Nike. Go to your sporting goods, they merchandise is made in China. I am not defending Wal-Mart. I am saying Wal-Mart is being victimized for carrying made in China products, when it is hard to find in any store, specialty shop or large department store that does does not have most of their merchandise made in China or some other far eastern company. The recent factory fires and collapses even listed what brands these factories made. Again check out Wal-Mart competitors and try to find products made in the USA. These products have USA brand names, but are not made in the USA.
Why Wal-Mart is singled out, I have yet to figure out. I truly wish that this company had stuck with the founders motto Made In America and made every effort to support American Manufactures, no matter how small. Once this line of stores became a large corporation, Walton's theme of Made in America was irradiated.
Why the fascination with a company that procures the preponderance of their non food products from Communist China? Why are people so happy to save a few pennies purchasing products manufactured in China? Twice in the last sixty years, the US has vicariously fought the Chinese. Not only is Walmart srewing the American factory worker they are now screwing the Chinese worker paying them $1.19 an hour. Many Americans thump their chest and spout off "I am a Patriot" but have no trouble purchasing products from a Communist State. People, China is not our friend.
Land prices pretty high in some of these states...especially Cali.
I say same thing about Starbucks...everywhere...and I don't even drink coffee.
And you can say same about fast food/chain restaurants and bars...putting the litle mom and pop businesses out.
Vote with your dollars, people.
Don't have much choice. Walmart,Target or KMart for a department type store.
Lost the others, Ames ,Bradleys ,Caldors and Zayre. All had been fair sized companies, all are gone.
I love how MSN just has it out for Wal-Mart. I also don't understand why a company that is still, and will almost indefinitely, post billions in revenue is considered "staggered" because growth is inevitably slowing down. You can only grow so much, and they are still making money hand over fist.
Almost time for a MSN nut-hugger article about Costco!
Supply and demand gma19. Why do they destroy other businesses? Is that because they sell their products at a lower price? You can always refuse to pay the lower price and buy your goods somewhere else. That really sounds intelligent.
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