I Can't Believe Wal-Mart!!

I Can't Believe Wal-Mart!!

Posted in the Princeton Forum

First Prev
of 3
Next Last
csamw

Princeton, WV

#1 Feb 19, 2013
The Wal-Mart in Princeton just remodeled their store about 4 or 5 years ago, and God knows what it cost just to shuffle the shelves and merchandise around and confuse everybody who shops there. Now they're going to spend thousands of more dollars remodeling AGAIN!! It's a BIG waste of money!! There are much better and sensible ways to spend their big profits. Give your employees a raise, hire more people who need jobs in this weak economy, donate more to charities, but remodeling the store when you just did it a few years ago is absolutely crazy!!!!! And once the job is completed, all the shoppers will be confused about where everything is again and have to get reacquainted with the store layout.

Wake up Wal-Mart! You're throwing money down the toilet! Be more practical and prudent about what you're using your money for.

“Game Over”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#2 Feb 19, 2013
csamw wrote:
The Wal-Mart in Princeton just remodeled their store about 4 or 5 years ago, and God knows what it cost just to shuffle the shelves and merchandise around and confuse everybody who shops there. Now they're going to spend thousands of more dollars remodeling AGAIN!! It's a BIG waste of money!! There are much better and sensible ways to spend their big profits. Give your employees a raise, hire more people who need jobs in this weak economy, donate more to charities, but remodeling the store when you just did it a few years ago is absolutely crazy!!!!! And once the job is completed, all the shoppers will be confused about where everything is again and have to get reacquainted with the store layout.
Wake up Wal-Mart! You're throwing money down the toilet! Be more practical and prudent about what you're using your money for.
Really?
well

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Feb 19, 2013
Tl;Dr all I gathered was you're mad cause they're expanding the store to make it BIGGER which is a GOOD thing.. oh and you're pissed cause you're going to be confused.... fyi, they'll be hiring anywhere from 60+ more employees..get over it, they have more money than they know what to do with, and can do as they please. Get your panties out of a knot.
well

United States

#4 Feb 20, 2013
They are also changing out over half of the refrigerated cases In the store,with brand new ones. I think Its great
well

United States

#5 Feb 20, 2013
All wms usually get some kind Of remodel every 5yrs
Cactus Jack

Pasadena, MD

#6 Feb 20, 2013
I agree what the first comment said, its bs that they're wasting their money on stupid shit like remodeling. They need to give those employees raises and donate some of their money to the American Cancer Society to help find a cure for cancer. Another thing, they need to better their Tire n Lube center becsuse their service is slow as hell, last time i got an oil change there it took almost a damn hour for them to change the oil in my vehical and they were'nt busy either. Maybe the worker in that dept. need a payraise also
RollsEyesAtDrama Queen

United States

#7 Feb 20, 2013
<-------Seriously???? All this over a Wal-Mart? Shakin my head :-/
Toney

Huntington, WV

#8 Feb 20, 2013
Cactus Jack wrote:
I agree what the first comment said, its bs that they're wasting their money on stupid shit like remodeling. They need to give those employees raises and donate some of their money to the American Cancer Society to help find a cure for cancer. Another thing, they need to better their Tire n Lube center becsuse their service is slow as hell, last time i got an oil change there it took almost a damn hour for them to change the oil in my vehical and they were'nt busy either. Maybe the worker in that dept. need a payraise also
Maybe you need to go to Jiffy Lube. They are going to be hiring more people. If they are hiring that's a good thing. Unless you don't want people to work and get paid income over welfare. You must be one of those third generation welfare people that has something against people working because it makes you look lazy.
One Way

Princeton, WV

#9 Feb 20, 2013
Toney wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you need to go to Jiffy Lube. They are going to be hiring more people. If they are hiring that's a good thing. Unless you don't want people to work and get paid income over welfare. You must be one of those third generation welfare people that has something against people working because it makes you look lazy.
Income over welfare? Did you miss the part where this is Wal-Mart, a store that not only prides itself on keeping prices low (until they run local businesses into bankruptcy, then they jack the prices back up), but also on keeping employee wages low enough that they qualify to continue receiving welfare, TANF, food stamp, section 8, and other governmental benefits.

And yes, original poster, confusion is the intent. A customer that comes in for a specific item, or a list of specific items, and knows where they are located in the store spends less than a customer that has to search for items. The more you have to walk around the store, the more likely you are to buy additional items. Maybe not on your current trip, but you at least know where you saw it when you do decide to buy. You may even note that stores have started putting items in illogical, or seemingly so, places. Our brains are wired from years of training to expect organization. So when you co-mingle items in seemingly illogical ways it draws attention to them. But there is logic to these seemingly illogical placements, it is based on knowing who, demographically speaking, would be in that isle, and what purchases they may also need to make or can be inspired to make (impulse purchases).

While that can also add confusion, and may very well be part of the "remodel" about to take place, it can be big bucks for retailers and product distributors.
Toney

Huntington, WV

#10 Feb 20, 2013
One Way wrote:
<quoted text>Income over welfare? Did you miss the part where this is Wal-Mart, a store that not only prides itself on keeping prices low (until they run local businesses into bankruptcy, then they jack the prices back up), but also on keeping employee wages low enough that they qualify to continue receiving welfare, TANF, food stamp, section 8, and other governmental benefits.

And yes, original poster, confusion is the intent. A customer that comes in for a specific item, or a list of specific items, and knows where they are located in the store spends less than a customer that has to search for items. The more you have to walk around the store, the more likely you are to buy additional items. Maybe not on your current trip, but you at least know where you saw it when you do decide to buy. You may even note that stores have started putting items in illogical, or seemingly so, places. Our brains are wired from years of training to expect organization. So when you co-mingle items in seemingly illogical ways it draws attention to them. But there is logic to these seemingly illogical placements, it is based on knowing who, demographically speaking, would be in that isle, and what purchases they may also need to make or can be inspired to make (impulse purchases).

While that can also add confusion, and may very well be part of the "remodel" about to take place, it can be big bucks for retailers and product distributors.
And what does that do. It causes economic growth. The more people spend the more sales taxes are being paid, the more people they can hire, the more people they can hire the more money that goes out into the community. You talk about local businesses. I used to work for these so called local businesses that are out of business. They are like Woolworth, G. C. Murphy, Hills, Montgomery Ward and Hecks. Give me a break they did the same thing when they were in business. Remember $1.85 an hour min. wage and worked for 15 to 25 hours a week if you were lucky so they didn't have to provide benefits. Or are you talking about the mom and pop shops that had an average of 10 employees and they worked for min. wage also so they didn't get benefits. I also remember when you worked in some of these places for less than min. wage because you got tips and commission. Oh and by the way the employer taxed that also to make it look like he was paying you more. These mom and pop shops would work you off the clock on your lunch break to get free labor. So don't tell me about these local businesses. It is a know fact when a Walmart goes in town it inspires other businesses to open around it. Gas stations, restaurants, etc. It also causes competition with other like businesses to lower there prices, Krogers for example. So until you major in economics and how growth happens in a community think about what you are saying. More people are working in these communities because of Walmart and stores like Walmart. It doesn't have to be Walmart. Target, Home Depot, Lowes. They all inspire economic growth.
Business Sense

Bradshaw, WV

#11 Feb 20, 2013
Wal-Mart has to do what makes good business sense to stay in business. They are not in business to support welfare and disability cheats and low information shoppers. They have to compete with Target in most areas (not here yet) or they loose bidness. ALL successful businesses put money into their business each year. Krogers is pretty successful and their model is to remodel every few years. They compete with WM on quality, cleanliness, much more variety of food products and specialty items, etc. More important, WM has LOST business the last few years due to having more WM brands and dropping the name brands and squeezing out companies trying to place their products on the WM shelves. WM is brutal in demanding price discounts to suppliers.
Trollilicious

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Feb 20, 2013
csamw wrote:
The Wal-Mart in Princeton just remodeled their store about 4 or 5 years ago, and God knows what it cost just to shuffle the shelves and merchandise around and confuse everybody who shops there. Now they're going to spend thousands of more dollars remodeling AGAIN!! It's a BIG waste of money!! There are much better and sensible ways to spend their big profits. Give your employees a raise, hire more people who need jobs in this weak economy, donate more to charities, but remodeling the store when you just did it a few years ago is absolutely crazy!!!!! And once the job is completed, all the shoppers will be confused about where everything is again and have to get reacquainted with the store layout.
Wake up Wal-Mart! You're throwing money down the toilet! Be more practical and prudent about what you're using your money for.
we don't tell you to rent stuff from rent a center, so why should you care what walmart does with their money?
Cactus Jack

Pasadena, MD

#13 Feb 20, 2013
Toney wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you need to go to Jiffy Lube. They are going to be hiring more people. If they are hiring that's a good thing. Unless you don't want people to work and get paid income over welfare. You must be one of those third generation welfare people that has something against people working because it makes you look lazy.
I have a full time job and work everyday thank you very much smartass. It must be the other way around, you must be one of those welfare sorry asses.
Toney

Huntington, WV

#14 Feb 20, 2013
That is exactly right. We don't tell people how big of an addition to build onto their house or how big or small of a house to buy and how to arrange their furniture. Walmart does what makes since for Walmart and people do what they do whether it makes since or not and nobody tells them what to do. If you don't like what Walmart does there are plenty if other places to shop.
Retired RR

Circle Pines, MN

#15 Feb 20, 2013
Cactus Jack wrote:
<quoted text>I have a full time job and work everyday thank you very much smartass. It must be the other way around, you must be one of those welfare sorry asses.
I say fire everyone at Walmart and hire some Mexicans. They won't bitch and will show up everyday just for a piece of the pie. American pie. They may not be able to speak, write, or understand English, so they should fit in well in West Virginia.
Toney

Huntington, WV

#16 Feb 20, 2013
Cactus Jack wrote:
<quoted text>I have a full time job and work everyday thank you very much smartass. It must be the other way around, you must be one of those welfare sorry asses.
No I am not. I worked for thirty years and invested my money wisely. I receive no government assistance unless you call a military retirement saving your rights to speak the way you do welfare. How many bullets have buzzed by your head to protect someone's right to free speech and also free enterprise. I think I have a right to my opinion and thirty years of fighting for everyone else's right to there opinion I think I deserve it. Simper fi my friend and may I never have to have someone like you to watch my six.
1 post removed
Know It All almost

Bluefield, WV

#18 Feb 20, 2013
Wal-Mart continually moves their merchandise in order to keep the customers looking. It results in more retail business than you could imagine, as people will buy items they didn't "plan" on buying when entering the store just because they "saw" them while looking for what they had planned.

This new remodeling, as it's being called, is to accommodate a new state-of-the-art security office which will be MUCH more effective in identifying and apprehending shoplifters. This is also a problem of staggering proportions...

So? You know... Leave private business to private business. That's why you aren't a stock-holder...
Toney

Huntington, WV

#19 Feb 20, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>The "economic growth" is not local money. It is national franchises replacing that local money from all the businesses that forced out in the downtown area . They do create limited jobs but the money from profits is funneled back to home office and not all spent locally. The American consumer created this when they chose to switch from domestic made products to Chinese and turned their backs on the local merchants. The chose pre packaged frozen burgers and meals from a drive- thru rather than supporting local restaurants. This is what then people thought they wanted,so towns have to live with it. Too late to turn back.
But is the towns wealthier now or back then. Back then you had a few business owners that had a little bit of wealth. I see a lot if expensive cars and four wheel drive trucks and SUVs running around. I don't see anyone using an out house in the back yard around here like I did in the sixties and seventies so I really don't understand your point. What difference does it make who gets the profit if everybody can make a living. I don't tell me people back then made a better living because I know they didn't. So it does go back into the community. Do you know how much food Walmart donates to food pantries. Now tell me how much the mom and pop stores donated to the food pantries. How much does the mom and pop stores donate to MS, Muscular Dystrophy, Cancer Research, Diabetes, American Red Cross, and other helpful organizations. So think about some of the good Walmart does before you knock them. As far as China is concerned, how long do you think our so call American auto companies have been using products made from China in our cars. The steel in our cars have been coming from China since the sixties and seventies. Look to our great federal government to that problem. We owe them so much money if we cut them off they would foreclose on us and we all would be speaking there language. The American people will go where the prices are cheaper and the have more choices over products. We live in a society that operates off of competition and as long as we have a free Capitalist society that is they way it's going to be.
Air Force Ret

Lerona, WV

#20 Feb 20, 2013
Toney wrote:
<quoted text>
No I am not. I worked for thirty years and invested my money wisely. I receive no government assistance unless you call a military retirement saving your rights to speak the way you do welfare. How many bullets have buzzed by your head to protect someone's right to free speech and also free enterprise. I think I have a right to my opinion and thirty years of fighting for everyone else's right to there opinion I think I deserve it. Simper fi my friend and may I never have to have someone like you to watch my six.
Hear! Hear!
Off we go into the wild blue yonder!!!! You can check my six as I will yours my friend!!!!!!
Toney

Huntington, WV

#21 Feb 20, 2013
I didn't have a lot of time spent with anyone in the Air Force, but, I have had a few had my back in combat. Thanks for your service brother.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Princeton Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Community Connections Tax Form 990 2 hr Dowmtown 61
Anyone know this guy? (Jul '12) 4 hr Darren 2
Create your own Forum (Jun '15) 4 hr Hickabilly BR549 1,341
What is that ary Toni paz? 4 hr Star 3
Long Distance Relationships 5 hr Debra 11
***"prayer line topic"*** (Nov '11) 5 hr -Prince- 50,897
Suck it up Teachers 5 hr Amerika 49
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Princeton Mortgages