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Old 09-12-2009, 01:20 PM   #61
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:52 PM   #62
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We hit our local Walmart early Sunday mornings for groceries, except meat and produce. Then we drive a few blocks to Jewel for produce. I pick up meat from a butcher shop on days that I'm grilling out. Very seldom buy clothing at Walmart, but usually get car cleaning products, motor oil, etc.
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I don't see any reason to change a good thing. I have no complaints about the Super Wal-marts just as they are. I don't see why they need to be changed. However, based on some posts i've read, maybe in higher density population areas there's a problem with overcrowded and disorganized stores. So maybe re-do some stores in larger cities but leave the rest alone.
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There's no WalMart near me so I shop at nearby hardware and drug stores; and recently discovered Trader Joe's. In the last couple of weeks, I used 4 $10 coupons at those stores, possibly brings the price down to WalMart's range, temporarily. The other people who shop there look all buffed up, like they just came from the gym next door.
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I know Fuego, you have to save your time for all those hours you spend putting together toys for the kids ...and all the paperwork involved in credit card arbitrage <eye roll>

OK. I'll quit picking on you... If I had a passel of younguns I'd be there, too. As it is, I do confess to hitting up wallyworld when we have a party.
credit card arbitrage is sooo 2007. I have moved on to other endeavors. But yes, the money per hour is great, and definitely more than I would save by spending hour(s) driving around town to bargain hunt/coupon clip. And besides, I hate shopping. Too many proles out there.

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There's no WalMart near me so I shop at nearby hardware and drug stores; and recently discovered Trader Joe's. In the last couple of weeks, I used 4 $10 coupons at those stores, possibly brings the price down to WalMart's range, temporarily. The other people who shop there look all buffed up, like they just came from the gym next door.
I still dont get the infatuation with TJ's. Their produce tends to go bad fast. They have some cheap wine and some obscure health food items. I know some swear by it. But I have yet to be convinced. Perhaps they have some specials on steroids?
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I still don't get the infatuation with TJ's. Their produce tends to go bad fast. They have some cheap wine and some obscure health food items. I know some swear by it. But I have yet to be convinced. Perhaps they have some specials on steroids?
TJ's has some high quality products at low prices and I go there specifically for those items. Examples are yogurt cheese (DW is lactose intolerant), dark chocolate, some TJ branded cereals, and fair trade coffee. Oh, and a nice beer selection where you can mix and match a 6 pack.

I have learned to never get in line behind kids, though, with their special tiny carts. Our TJ's cashiers fawn over them and give them balloons while I tap my foot.

Definitely a whole different clientele than Wally World.
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I'm the guy at walmart taking pictures of those people and posting them on the internet for others' enjoyment and erudition.
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...Where folks shop for stuff is their choice....but you'll NEVER see my face in a WM anywhere!!! Ever!!!
Are you absolutely positively sure of that ? Is that your final answer?

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THANK YOU TheFed for some really great laughs this weekend! Had to look again today LOL!

I'm still giggling over the cheery thumbs-up young lady wearing the "David shorts". OMG!!!! I laughed so hard it brought tears to my eyes when I shared it with DH.

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