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Wall Mart Shopper Stampede

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Sat November 29th, 2008, 6:24 pm

I really like Target as well. Their stores are always clean and they seem to have a little better quality items than Walmart.
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat November 29th, 2008, 7:03 pm

I'm with the rest of you, I'll pick Target over WalMart anyday and thankfully for me Target is more convenient.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat November 29th, 2008, 7:23 pm

I haven't been to Wal-Mart in years--voluntarily, at least. (We had to go one time to get a flat tire fixed when we were visiting my in-laws.) I don't like the way they treat their workers. Bet if this man's estate seeks workers' compensation death benefits, Wal-Mart will fight it tooth and nail.
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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sat November 29th, 2008, 9:26 pm

"LCW" wrote:I really like Target as well. Their stores are always clean and they seem to have a little better quality items than Walmart.


They dont have my hairgel at walmart :( I do like the stuff they have in Target better but when money is tight a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.
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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Sat November 29th, 2008, 10:15 pm

Poor, poor man and his family. I can't believe he died because he was in the way of shoppers. And I can't imagine the mindset of the shoppers - mass hysteria? Rabid consumerism?

I rarely go into Wal-Mart because it's always really crowded with large families and so many kids seem to running loose everywhere - even late at night. I buy locally grown plants and garden stuff there sometimes and use that entrance instead of the main ones.

I'm feel like I've entered one of those scary fun houses when I roam around Wal-Mart for too long.

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sun November 30th, 2008, 1:07 am

I can't stand WalMart. I don't like their business practices and the way they treat their employees. Besides, I get panic attacks at their stores -- so much noise and people, that I get very disoriented very quickly. It's not fun.

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Tanzanite
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Location: Northern Virginia
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Postby Tanzanite » Sun November 30th, 2008, 2:17 am

"Telynor" wrote:I can't stand WalMart. I don't like their business practices and the way they treat their employees. Besides, I get panic attacks at their stores -- so much noise and people, that I get very disoriented very quickly. It's not fun.



I won't even go in their parking lot - just being on their property makes my blood pressure go up!

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sun November 30th, 2008, 3:48 am

it's a sad day when people stampede others in the name of 'holiday shopping'. I can't wait to move from the city, it is so fustrating with everyone cramped together, they drive like maniacs! A few days in the country and I feel refreshed untill we're back in town. ugh!

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu December 4th, 2008, 7:16 am

The family of the victim has filed a wrongful death suit against Walmart. Good for them!

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