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countrygirl12

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Walmart
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:05:43 am »
I do not know if it is all the stores or just my local store but the prices at OUR store are going up in huge leaps and bounds.  They are basically shooting themselves in the foot because more and more people are turning to online shopping.

Between raising prices every week and constantly moving stuff around and you can't find anything people are just getting fed up.

I have noticed several items that have went up at least 20 cents a week for the past few weeks.  I live in a smaller town and there isn't really any where else to shop except a grocery store and Dollar General BOTH of which the prices are at least 50 cents higher on each item.

Has any one else noticed the prices going up at their stores?

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 10:53:24 am »
I think everywhere the prices are going up because of the gas price.

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 11:50:12 am »
I think everywhere the prices are going up because of the gas price.

I don't think the price of everything is going up because of gas prices.  Everything is going up every where.  Including gas.  And gas goes up every summer.  That isn't anything new and the price of everything else doesn't go up every summer then come down in the fall. I believe a lot of it is because all the people stomping and demanding higher wages.  I said when all that first started if wages are increased the price of everything else will go up.  People wanted to argue and said it wouldn't make a difference.

Well here we are a couple years later....
Wages have been increased almost every where....
And prices are so high people can't afford them.  SO.

What have we learned? Most likely nothing. lol  Big companies are not going to take the hit.  The will pass the extra cost along to the consumer. So people are no better off than they were before.

You can increase min wage to $20 an hour. But then a gallon of milk will cost $17 a gallon so you do not have any more money. You check is bigger but it costs more to live. People can't seem to grasp that.  People also can't seem to grasp living within your means. I promise you won't die if you don't eat steak.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 12:49:49 pm »
I haven't been in a WM in many years. The ones near me are run-down and very crowded. A friend and I were talking and it seems that (according to her) prices between WM and Target are very similar now. There is a Target within walking distance of my house and that's where I go anyway, glad to hear I'm not wasting my time/money shopping around.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 01:17:44 pm »
I haven't noticed an increase in prices at our local Wal-Mart.  Their motto is that they are always lowering prices.  I guess maybe with gas prices on the rise they might have to increase prices.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 02:48:09 pm »
It makes it difficult if on a budget.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2018, 06:33:22 pm »
I haven't noticed any price increase. Will check it out next time I go to Walmart.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2018, 06:55:54 pm »
I haven't noticed a price increase yet.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 07:04:00 pm »
I haven't noticed any either.  Our Walmart is remodeling to have the new pick up groceries option.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 03:18:51 pm »
I haven't been in a WM in many years. The ones near me are run-down and very crowded. A friend and I were talking and it seems that (according to her) prices between WM and Target are very similar now. There is a Target within walking distance of my house and that's where I go anyway, glad to hear I'm not wasting my time/money shopping around.

I don't shop at Target.  Doesn't matter though because the closest one to me is too far to drive just to shop there.  The problem is a lot of smaller towns don't have anything but a Walmart and then maybe a Dollar General which is about twice the price of Walmart.  So some people don't have a choice.

If things work out the way I am hoping I will be ordering most of my non-perishable items online in the near future.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 03:21:54 pm »
To the ones who have not noticed any increase.  In our town you can't help but notice.  Like I said most items in recent months have increased by at least 50 cents or more.  That's why I asked the question. I wondered if it is ALL of them or just ours or the ones in smaller towns that turn a smaller profit and have to make up for paying the employees four plus dollars more an hour. 

I know use to the toy department and the cart pushers were making $7.25 and now they are making $11. Like I said, Walmart won't take the hit. It will be passed on to consumers. Which in turn will hurt them because people will shop elsewhere. People are already doing more and more shopping online especially with more and more companies offering free shipping.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 05:41:23 pm »
I haven't noticed the price is going up but everything is so hot anyway it's hard to tell I do shop at Walmart we have a little Neighborhood Market here which is just a nice little small market and it's not like those big Supercenters and I can shop in it much better and it's very close to my home

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 05:36:05 am »
I think Wal-Mart is supposed to be a low price store, but other stores are raising their prices just as high, Bi-Lo and Publix are just as high, so no where is cheap, except maybe Aldi's.             

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 05:43:07 am »
I think you mentioned it correctly. Ordering on line is the way to go especially if you get free shipping. I think clothes that I have to try on are the only things I wouldn’t buy online.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 06:23:16 am »
i mostly shop at walmart and amazon..instore at walmart and online for both...i have health issues so it is easier for me to do online
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