Posted Oct 23, 2007 - 3:12 pm
my 2 cents
Being an avid walmart shopper for well over 20 years I am troubled by the things that have transpired. For the past 20 years I have done all of my Christmas shopping at Walmart, Well I do most of my shopping there. Last year I was very troubled that you had planned on doing away with Layway so that the avarage working class person would then struggle to even plan a nice christmas. I do believe in having a debt free Christmas so Credit cards are out of the question, My avarage Layways every year were between 1500-2500 as this was were all my Presents were purchased.
The other things that have bothered me is that above and beyond the layways I still went out every Black Friday and shopped not only what you had to offer but pricematched what other stores had this way I only had one stop shopping, Do think it upset me last year that the walmart that I shopped at pulled every video game, Dvd movie, Dvd movie box set, and CD's that the other stores had off the shelves so that there was no way that I could price match and stay with in the one stop shopping. Walmart then Forced me leave their store and venture out to Target and Best Buy where as I would have been fine just shopping at walmart.
Now If I am a cherry picker because I look at sites that are going to save me money doesnt mean that I am an on-line shopper it means I am smart as I can get more for my money same as the next person. Now it is fun looking on line at walmart ad that these so called sites post as Walmart is to cheap to mail me one, I have never recieved a flyer in the mail,. Sure Walmart can be goliath and try to take out all the davids with the legal threats, Because an ad may go out on line 9 days early. But you know the consumers don't forget, The towns you promised things to and then tried to take those back. Why because you are Walmart and you feel you are above the avarage little person.
Walmart has really made me decide that I know longer want to be loyal to them through out the year, and I will have to go and try Target for my everyday house hold, school supplies, birthdays and any other reason that I go to a store to shop. This will be the year that I know will try K-Mart for my Christmas Layways as I want to ensure that my children get those gifts that I can afford on a budget.
I do realize that since I am just a cherry picker, a consumer to Walmart that my spending dollars through the year dont count. Well if they don't count at Christmas then you will not miss mine money or several other thousands of peoples money 364 other days of the year.