CG, are you boycotting Wal-mart?
Yep. And let me tell you, it ain't easy. I'd been sick of WM for a while. One week they have something, then the next they wouldn't have it. You never knew if you could get all the items on your list. And, it isn't that WM doesn't carry the items anymore... It's the local Supercenter, there's still a label for them on the front of the shelves. The stockers just shove some crap in that spot, so when their scanner person goes through looking for holes, there isn't one so they don't scan that label. Thus, their system doesn't order more stock.
I'd been considering just going to a WM Supercenter not too far from here, but decided to just avoid WM all together. I read in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette where WalMart's executives had each donated the limit of $2000 to the Bush campaign. And, that WM's PAC was a huge supporter of the Repubican National Committee. Of course, this makes sense to me. Bush is anti-labor; Kerry is pro-labor. It is in their best interest to keep W. in office. And, I repsect their choice. It's their money, they can do with it what they want. But, so can I. They were getting over $400 a month from me. I know that's a drop in the bucket. I hear the local Supercenter does $1 million days on a regular basis. But.. if enough people get fed up and start shopping at Kroger or Albertson's or HEB or Safeway or some Mom and Pop's, then maybe WM will have to rethink their positions.
Wal-mart does have very good prices. Bottom line for me is that on my pay I have to go to the places where I can find the bargains.
I totally understand. There are so many people in that same boat. If I hadn't just gotten a promotion and raise at work, I couldn't have done this. My mother-in-law is on a fixed-income, so she shops at WM because her money does stretch more.