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I've gone back to the old safety razor - 100 razor blades for $12.00, better than 15 blades for $40.00. Unfortunately, they don't sell those old razors and blades in most stores any longer.
Okay, so the last time I purchased a pair of Levi jeans was in 2010. They are already falling apart. For $50.00, you would think they would last a bit longer. But I could tell when I bought them, those imported Levis just were not what they used to be. Same price, just lower quality. So, I was in Walmart a couple weeks ago because I desperately needed a new pair of jeans, and because I am 6 foot tall, finding a pair long enough has become a task. And then, there was a pair of Rustler Jeans in Walmart, my size, the quality and materials were better quality than the $50.00 pair of Levi jeans that were falling apart on me and the price was $10.97 a pair. Why buy $50.00 imported jeans when you can get them for less than $11.00? For the name? Just so you can have them fall apart on you a few years later? I think not! Screw you, Levi, you've lost a long-time customer and are on your way to being out-of-business!
Some people seem to be angered if MSN has any positive article on Walmart but never seem to mind the negatives such as regular articles about Walmart losing market share to dollar stores, Amazon and Costco. Face it there are positives and negatives with Walmart like any other business.
I went into a Safeway a few weeks ago and expecting to pick up supplies for breakfast checked out Farmer John sausage that was $5.49 knowing it was $3.99 at Walmart I still picked it up but after checking the McCormick gravy mix finding it was $1.75 when I knew it was 94c at Walmart I put my stuff back and went to Walmart. I don't buy meat which is chemically preserved at Walmart but get most canned and packaged goods there because they are way cheaper.
Every time there is a Wal-Mart article there are statements like "They are a huge burden on We,The People", "poorly made products", "Like many others I feel Walmart and MSN colluded to create this article" and "I would rather pay a fair price". I say...live in the real world. Before being disabled by shoddy radiation and chemo treatments (I beat the cancer but the treatments did unbelievable damage) I had a near perfect credit score, traveled several times a year and still managed to save. After the treatments I went through my life savings, maxed out my credit and borrowed thousands from family and friends during the 2.5+ years it took to get disability (AZ was/is a hard state to get disability in).
Now on a fixed income I am thankful for the Wal-Mart that is just across a side street from me. I try to take advantage of the price match each time I shop and usually out of the 20 or so items Wal-Mart's everyday price is better on over 3/4's of them. I am not talking clothing or shoes, most of which are poor quality, I an taking name brand foods, everyday items like cleaners, shampoo, bathroom tissue, cat food etc. For items like that, if you think this article is BS and Wal-Mart isn't cheaper you are delusional. On a limited income I HAVE TO compare prices all the time. If it wasn't for Wal-Mart my quality of life would plummet and it's already quite low. I am not the only one in this situation, there are millions and millions of retired and disabled that are in the same boat.
Remember, a fall of that high horse can be a real pain in the a$$. What has happened to me can happen to you and you tune would then soon change.
im perplexed...............why do so many complain about very successful businesses.........example wallmart and mcdonalds............I lived near st. Louis for 45 yrs.(im 70)...........four yrs ago I moved to a town of 3200 ...............we have a small super wallmart and a mcdonalds...........I say thank god for our wm................now about macs............I started eating at macs im guessing around 1960......I liked mcdonalds then and I like mcdonalds now....................(so you complainers)...........
you don't like those two businesses DONT GO THERE............wade Gregg dyer
Surprised, that PETFOODS and products are not part of the mention, list or comments, etc..
Cheapest place we have ever found, overall, anywhere.
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