What's the problem with Wal-Mart?

What's the problem with Wal-Mart?

There are 30 comments on the MSN Money story from Feb 24, 2012, titled What's the problem with Wal-Mart?. In it, MSN Money reports that:

Wal-Mart may promise "Low Prices. Every Day. On Everything," but it was particularly aggressive about offering discounts at holiday time -- and now it's paying the price.

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DUIzer

Benton, AR

#1 Feb 25, 2012
The problem is poor leadership.
Miller

Rogers, AR

#2 Feb 25, 2012
DUIzer wrote:
The problem is poor leadership.
The problem is they sell Crap even their food Much of it is crap,meat Sucks,deli meat at #1 is non existent,And when you complain they look at you like your made out of rocks....!!!
Verlando

Moses Lake, WA

#3 Feb 25, 2012
They're nothing but a chinese store doing business as an American store in America.
sarah

Austin, TX

#4 May 19, 2012
The problem is that they insist on companies selling them stuff very cheaply. Guess what, the companies start making crappier stuff JUST TO SELL TO WALL MART. So if you go buy something there because it is cheaper than, say, the local grocery, know it is inferior in some way (i.e. if made of milk the milk is chock full of hormones.if made of rice it has heavy metals in it, if in a containers that container is going to be substandard and have chemical leaching into the product ... the fun goes on)
just avoid it.
WoW

Van Buren, AR

#5 May 20, 2012
This thread is destined to bring down walmart...LMAO

Since: May 11

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#6 May 22, 2012
Their only problem is they do nothing to bolster the public's negative image of the company.

Target sells the same imported crap that Walmart sells & Target isn't a better employer than Walmart.

Target carries a slightly better product when it comes to clothes but Walmart customers seem to be satisfied with the less expensive clothes they can find at Walmart.

The only real difference between the 2 is that Target keeps one step ahead of Walmart in the cleanliness department. The public is willing to spend a few pennies more to shop in a nicer looking store.

Target = Walmart = cheap imported crap sold by underpaid & unhappy employees.
WoW

Van Buren, AR

#7 May 23, 2012
TarGut wrote:
Their only problem is they do nothing to bolster the public's negative image of the company.
Target sells the same imported crap that Walmart sells & Target isn't a better employer than Walmart.
Target carries a slightly better product when it comes to clothes but Walmart customers seem to be satisfied with the less expensive clothes they can find at Walmart.
The only real difference between the 2 is that Target keeps one step ahead of Walmart in the cleanliness department. The public is willing to spend a few pennies more to shop in a nicer looking store.
Target = Walmart = cheap imported crap sold by underpaid & unhappy employees.
Target is cleaner because they don't have a third of the customers that walmart has.You are banned from walmart and yes, we do have your picture and all your information.

Since: May 12

Doniphan, NE

#8 May 24, 2012
Ewww!!! Walmart suuuuucks

Since: May 11

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#9 May 25, 2012
emmynemm12 wrote:
Ewww!!! Walmart suuuuucks
Target is close behind in the sucking department.
Keeping Them Honest

Fayetteville, AR

#10 Jun 2, 2012
WoW wrote:
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Target is cleaner because they don't have a third of the customers that walmart has.You are banned from walmart and yes, we do have your picture and all your information.
Mr. or Ms. Wow, this is a direct threat to this individual who has the right to freedom of speech. If I were this person, I'd file a police report against you.
Boycott Walmart

Fayetteville, AR

#11 Jun 2, 2012
Walmart is an extremely corrupt corporation and the world knows it. This will be their demise in the end. They cover up lie with another lie with another lie yet they claim to have the utmost integrity. They muscle their way into everything and they brainwash people like WOW. Walmart is too big and needs to be down-scaled. And the fact that Michael Duke was re-elected seems fraudulent to me. That was likely a corrupt inside maneuver. We should all boycott Walmart.
Boycott Walmart

Fayetteville, AR

#12 Jun 2, 2012
When will the people of northwest Arkansas have more shopping choices besides Walmart. I would like to see a Costco and many other chains around here. Shopping in nwa is so boring. Walmart shuts out the competition and leaves the residents with very few other choices to shop at.
jason

Groton, CT

#13 Jul 7, 2012
I love my job, walmart has been great to me and my family. I make a great wage, I support my wife and child. Also, walmart isn't going anywhere, great job security. I'll honk the horn when I see you at the unemployment lines. LMAO
george

Bentonville, AR

#14 Jul 8, 2012
if you don't like Walmart don't shop there how hard is that.
Made in the USA

Rogers, AR

#15 Jul 8, 2012
george wrote:
if you don't like Walmart don't shop there how hard is that.
The problem with Walmart is the driving force that is behind capitalism. That is called GREED !

Walmart is an American store operating under a guise in support of the chinese workforce.

Shortsighted Americans have done shopped themselves right out of American jobs.

Want to stop the bleeding and bring jobs back home ? Answer: Everytime a Chinese ship pulls up to port, the U.S. Government taxes the contents of all goods "Made in China"
jason

Groton, CT

#16 Jul 8, 2012
Made in the USA wrote:
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The problem with Walmart is the driving force that is behind capitalism. That is called GREED !
Walmart is an American store operating under a guise in support of the chinese workforce.
Shortsighted Americans have done shopped themselves right out of American jobs.
Want to stop the bleeding and bring jobs back home ? Answer: Everytime a Chinese ship pulls up to port, the U.S. Government taxes the contents of all goods "Made in China"
not my job. I'm fine working for such a great company that takes care of their emplyees. Say we could stop trade from china, walmart will still find a way to sell you the best merchindice for the lowest cost.
Made in the USA

Rogers, AR

#17 Jul 8, 2012
jason wrote:
<quoted text> not my job. I'm fine working for such a great company that takes care of their emplyees. Say we could stop trade from china, walmart will still find a way to sell you the best merchindice for the lowest cost.
That's the 'other' problem-- Your apparent concern and regard only for yourself. And, I'm sure there are others who join your sorry mindset too.

With a tax imposed by the government on chinese made goods, Walmart bean counters would have to consider the total costs associated with chinese made goods with the tax versus the cost of USA made goods without such a tariff.

Hopefully, the scale would then balance in favor of procuring the USA made goods without a tariff; whereas, bring jobs back to the USA to employ your fellow man, you know, the people you apparently can care less about since you appear only worried about your selfish self.
jason

Groton, CT

#18 Jul 9, 2012
Made in the USA wrote:
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That's the 'other' problem-- Your apparent concern and regard only for yourself. And, I'm sure there are others who join your sorry mindset too.
With a tax imposed by the government on chinese made goods, Walmart bean counters would have to consider the total costs associated with chinese made goods with the tax versus the cost of USA made goods without such a tariff.
Hopefully, the scale would then balance in favor of procuring the USA made goods without a tariff; whereas, bring jobs back to the USA to employ your fellow man, you know, the people you apparently can care less about since you appear only worried about your selfish self.
I'm going to call B.S.! There are plenty of jobs out their. I see job openings all the time, but people have too much PRIDE. They rather not work as a dishwasher or janiter and try to hold out for something better (while my taxes are paying their food stamps). Untill it would cost companys less money to produce goods at home, they will outsourse. Save money in another country or spend more on the SAME THING at home? I didn't major in economics but that makes sense to me. I may be selfish but I've EARNED the right to be so.
hello

Switzerland

#19 Aug 31, 2012
competition we need.
Bella Vista Resident

Fayetteville, AR

#20 Sep 1, 2012
I would love to see a Costco in the BV Highlands area. Costco treats all of their employees very well with a starting salary of $20 per hour. We need to get a Costco here so that they can teach Walmart a thing or two.

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