There from the beginning

There from the beginning

There are 68 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 7, 2010, titled There from the beginning. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Back in 1962, a nervous 18-year-old named Audrey Anne Russell had a job interview at a new discount store in Roseville.

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illtellyouwhatth eheck

Minneapolis, MN

#65 May 12, 2010
WhatTheHeck wrote:
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Actually, "Kibble" thinks they're too good for the Walmart shopping experience. In "Kibble's" eyes - any Walmart is bad. You have to pay way way more for the same item you know to have any status at all.
Obviously you are pretty passionate for walmart, maybe you work there or something and its clouded your concept of reality.
Target's prices are usually about the same as walmart's, you're just tricked into thinking its less expensive at Walmart because the stores look like h_ell. Its just a trick by Walmart, they trick you into thinking you're shopping in a low end store which means low end prices and Walmart can get away with not having enough employees to staff the store and what staff they have to be untrained and no customer service skills at all, but you are willing to accept it for their low prices.
In the interim small businesses in towns across the country are going out of business because of Walmart and the money walmart makes is being funneled to china and other places that have to manufacture the cheap garbage because domestically made products are too expensive to be sold at Walmart.
So I don't think anyone thinks they are too good for the Walmart shopping experience, but I think everyone should be too good for it.
Sadly though this country is all too full of the typical Jerry Springer show cast offs that want to try to save every cent they can on their mountain dew and potato chip purchases.
This is a quote I saw in another article that was interesting and true:
"Many people continue to support Wal-Mart because they do not think they can afford to shop anywhere else. There is an element of truth to this, and of course, it is part of Wal-Mart's plan -- kill off every low-cost competitor. In short, Wal-Mart creates poverty and then it becomes the store of last resort for victims of poverty.
Wal-Mart -- the largest company in the world -- operates in a way that increases government welfare spending, contributes to suburban sprawl, drives local companies out of business, decreases employment in both retail and manufacturing while lowering the wages in both sectors, and increases our tendency to consume natural resources that we do not need."
red escapee

United States

#66 May 14, 2010
Target doesn't have unions!!! For all of you that thinks it does, it never has!!!

Gregg Steinhoeffel should personally thank this dedicated lady. And a monetary perk wouldn't hurt. Target has no class.
WhatTheHeck

Minneapolis, MN

#67 May 15, 2010
illtellyouwhattheheck wrote:
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Obviously you are pretty passionate for walmart, maybe you work there or something and its clouded your concept of reality.
Target's prices are usually about the same as walmart's, you're just tricked into thinking its less expensive at Walmart because the stores look like h_ell. Its just a trick by Walmart, they trick you into thinking you're shopping in a low end store which means low end prices and Walmart can get away with not having enough employees to staff the store and what staff they have to be untrained and no customer service skills at all, but you are willing to accept it for their low prices.
In the interim small businesses in towns across the country are going out of business because of Walmart and the money walmart makes is being funneled to china and other places that have to manufacture the cheap garbage because domestically made products are too expensive to be sold at Walmart.
So I don't think anyone thinks they are too good for the Walmart shopping experience, but I think everyone should be too good for it.
Sadly though this country is all too full of the typical Jerry Springer show cast offs that want to try to save every cent they can on their mountain dew and potato chip purchases.
This is a quote I saw in another article that was interesting and true:
"Many people continue to support Wal-Mart because they do not think they can afford to shop anywhere else. There is an element of truth to this, and of course, it is part of Wal-Mart's plan -- kill off every low-cost competitor. In short, Wal-Mart creates poverty and then it becomes the store of last resort for victims of poverty.
Wal-Mart -- the largest company in the world -- operates in a way that increases government welfare spending, contributes to suburban sprawl, drives local companies out of business, decreases employment in both retail and manufacturing while lowering the wages in both sectors, and increases our tendency to consume natural resources that we do not need."
And I think you are not only full of it, but you're quite misinformed. The Walmart stores look like hell? That's the best you can do. I invite anyone to go in ANY Walmart and find their stores looking like hell. YOU do not shop at Walmart, therefore YOU don't even know what you're talking about. If Walmart has bad business practices with regard to their employees - I would hope one would be smart enough to QUIT! Find another job. Also, if you think nothing at Macy's or Target has their clothing made ONLY IN AMERICA, think again. Target's clothing does nothing but get worse and worse to the point that it's not even worth buying. Further, Walmart has been sued and had to settle those suits at a high cost to themselves. If they offend, they pay. YOU can shop where YOU want. The rest of us will shop where WE want. Again, you can say what you want about Walmart, but if you don't shop there, you don't know what you're talking about. My shopping habits are the reason I have had my home paid off for years - long before retirement - and maybe you don't.
WhatTheHeck

Minneapolis, MN

#68 May 15, 2010
Ha, after Xmas when stores were having massive clearances I purchased multiple tops that were originally sold for $24 -$55 dollars and paid $4 to $8 for them. This spring, I purchased some summer tops at Walmart for $3 and found the quality of those tops to surpass the so-called department store massive clearance tops that had the regular price of $24 -$55 dollars. Yea folks! Shop at Macy's and pay their full price for clothing that may not be better and in fact be inferior to what you get at a discount store! Better do what "illtellyouwhatth eheck" tells you to do or you might DESTROY the world by shopping at Walmart!!!! ROLF!
Minn

Saint Paul, MN

#69 May 15, 2010
Nothing like an American "patriot" relying on a communist country for all his goods at the expense of his country's middle class.
WhatTheHeck

Minneapolis, MN

#70 May 15, 2010
Minn wrote:
Nothing like an American "patriot" relying on a communist country for all his goods at the expense of his country's middle class.
Nothing like an American idiot like you who gives his/her opinion even if it's stupid.
Minn

Saint Paul, MN

#71 May 15, 2010
WhatTheHeck wrote:
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Nothing like an American idiot like you who gives his/her opinion even if it's stupid.
What's it like to have a sub-average IQ? Does it hurt?
WhatTheHeck

Minneapolis, MN

#72 May 15, 2010
Minn wrote:
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What's it like to have a sub-average IQ? Does it hurt?
Hmmm, you tell me. You're the one with that problem. I wouldn't know as I am a near-genius.

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