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tnshpalmer85

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #60 on: July 29, 2018, 06:45:13 pm »
I have not notice that much of a change with Walmart prices in my area. I am not surprised they are going up though because prices are going up every where else. I don't like the look of their online website anymore.

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« Reply #61 on: July 30, 2018, 05:12:47 am »
I have not notice that much of a change with Walmart prices in my area. I am not surprised they are going up though because prices are going up every where else. I don't like the look of their online website anymore.

I have not been on the actual website just the mobile app.  It is okay after you get more use to it.  I wish there was somewhere else to make purchases. Locally making physical purchases there is no where for me. I need to look in to ordering more stuff online.

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« Reply #62 on: July 30, 2018, 05:14:57 am »
I think it's the minimum wage increasing. I'm not economics expert but it seems the prices of lots of things are based on the minimum wage, so that no matter how high you make it, prices overall will scale up and mw workers are hardly better off. Or else places will do like McDonald's and put in self ordering kiosks so they don't have to pay human cashiers anymore.

Min wage was not increased. The min wage has not been increased in over 10 years.

You are correct though as wages are increased prices will be increased and you don't really have any more money. But people are too stupid to see that.

McDonald's does not have self ordering. Very few places do. Most have cashiers. Grocery stores and Walmart have some self check out. And yes, it is going to go more to that because businesses can have less people and more machines.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #63 on: July 30, 2018, 11:19:11 am »
dollar stores are looking better and better

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #64 on: July 30, 2018, 01:55:53 pm »
i have done more shopping at dollar tree

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #65 on: July 31, 2018, 05:35:39 am »
dollar stores are looking better and better

Not if you look at prices. Dollar General - almost every item is at least 50 cents more than Walmart. At least where I live.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #66 on: July 31, 2018, 05:37:29 am »
i have done more shopping at dollar tree

I use to do that until I got to looking at it is way cheaper at Walmart.  Look at the quantity you get for a dollar. You get a bigger package at Walmart for less money  Even if it is a few cents more at Walmart you get more product. I got a box of trash bags at Dollar Tree once and then noticed when I got home it had 8 bags in it.  At Walmart I could have got one that had 32 bags in it and paid around $3.

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« Reply #67 on: July 31, 2018, 05:49:43 am »
I have discovered in the last 2 or 3 days that the Walmart that is 45 miles from us in the same county the price are a much as 5 dollars difference in what we buy.   we usual do only big trip to Walmart we my have to start going their.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #68 on: August 01, 2018, 07:19:50 pm »
It's called inflation, gas prices, and tariffs.  You will probably be feeling the effects of these in coming months in various ways and through various channels.  From what I have read, raw materials are costing more and things such as coke in cans and packaging on Pampers are examples of items that will be or are already on the rise.

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« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2018, 01:59:44 pm »
You are right some of the items are higher and continuing to move things around is a pain.    As soon as I memorize where things are, they change it.  The clerk told me companies pay to have their products on certain shelves.  They claim to price match but the process is confusing to me.  I check the sales at all the stores and go for the best price.  I mostly get fruits and vegetables.

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« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2018, 03:05:56 pm »
I've noticed rising prices at Walmart instead of the "falling prices" they brag about lol.  Very frustrating as our grocery bill has gotten too high for us retired folks living on SS

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2018, 09:03:08 pm »
I have noticed that. It is crazy. There are so many empty buildings around because of online shoppers.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #72 on: August 03, 2018, 01:06:08 am »
I bought a microwave from Walmart for a cheaper price and it is great

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« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2018, 07:41:40 am »
I have noticed that. It is crazy. There are so many empty buildings around because of online shoppers.

Well maybe if employees treated customers a little better people would not be flocking to online shopping. Besides the fact that it is usually cheaper and lately everyone offers free shipping.

I have recently started doing more online shopping. We have a Walmart and a Dollar General and a Dollar Tree. That is it. Dollar General is about 50 cents higher on every item and Dollar Tree is junk.  Or the quantity is so low that you are still paying more. Most people are not smart enough to figure that part out.

Our Walmart the employees are rude. They seem to think they can treat people however they want because there literally is no where else to go. But here is the thing, we can order online, and lower sales volume means less hours. So they are just screwing themselves.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #74 on: August 03, 2018, 09:45:58 am »
I haven't noticed any huge price hikes but I do most of my grocery shopping at the local grocery store rather than Walmart. I'll pay closer attention the next time I go shopping. What annoys me is having to wait for the sales -- I wish they'd keep the items on sale all the time rather than playing the game where regularly bought items are a different price every week.

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