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Posted: 10/5/2014 5:32:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 5:32:56 PM EST by pilotman]
Ok, everyone knows that walmart sucks, not a fact in dispute. However, most of the blame for that can be conferred to the stereotypical walmart customer, right?

Well, today, I went in a brand new walmart, nearly empty. Still sucked, isles too small, can't find a fucking thing, no lanes open. Seems to me it's not just the clientele making the place horrible
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:36:19 PM EST
cool
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:37:52 PM EST
story
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:37:52 PM EST
Oh, and no .22lr although they seemed to have a little of everything else.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:38:52 PM EST
Bro
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:38:56 PM EST


Don't know, but as I've commented on Arfcom in the past, I'm convinced that they locate the ammo case in the far corner because having to walk past the other customers boosts sales.


Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:39:17 PM EST
Walmart does suck, but their prices are better than any other local grocery store.

To top it off, I hate having to go to 3-4 stores when I'm out running errands. Generally I can still get all my non-food items at Walmart and save myself a couple trips to other places in town.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:39:27 PM EST
I don't know why every Walmart has like 50 check out lanes.

They never have more than 3 or 4 open at one time.

Even at Christmas shopping peak season I have never seen more than 1/3 open at one time.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:40:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 5:41:42 PM EST by Mech2007]


Oh, and typically it's not that the aisles are too narrow, it's that the customers are too wide.

They should at least be big enough for two Rascals to pass.


Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:41:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I don't know why every Walmart has like 50 check out lanes.

They never have more than 3 or 4 open at one time.

Even at Christmas shopping peak season I have never seen more than 1/3 open at one time.
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Yup. Parking lot was mostly empty, I still had to wait over 5 minutes to check out.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:41:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 5:42:01 PM EST by wav3form]
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I don't know why every Walmart has like 50 check out lanes.

They never have more than 3 or 4 open at one time.

Even at Christmas shopping peak season I have never seen more than 1/3 open at one time.
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They could get rid of a bunch of those checkouts and fill the space with more merchandise. Not sure why they don't do that.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:42:35 PM EST
I'll dispute the "Walmart Sucks" hypothesis thusly:

They are generally close.
They frequently have what you need or a close approximation.
They almost always have the best price on whatever it is that you need and don't want to wait to have it shipped.

Pretty much all the rest is subjective.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:43:12 PM EST
I haven't been in one in two years.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:43:29 PM EST
My local walmart loves to close all aisles except for one after midnight.. You'll have like 10-15 people in the front "stocking" the shelves near registers, but no one opens a register to help the lady with a line of like 20 people.

And it's always the cigarette aisle, that doesn't have any real counter space - so late night shopping for 1-2 weeks of food gets you dirty looks from people behind you.

Fuck walmart.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:44:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pilotman:
Yup. Parking lot was mostly empty, I still had to wait over 5 minutes to check out.
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Was there a self-checkout section/lanes?
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:45:41 PM EST
The only legitimate gripe I have against walmart is that every time I go there more than half of their checkouts aren't even manned. Dodging land whales on their motorized shopping carts isn't that big of a hazard. You won't miss them coming.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:47:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MrRezister:
I'll dispute the "Walmart Sucks" hypothesis thusly:

They are generally close.
They frequently have what you need or a close approximation.
They almost always have the best price on whatever it is that you need and don't want to wait to have it shipped.

Pretty much all the rest is subjective.
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All of that is true. The only reason I went there today was because I needed groceries and motor oil. They typically beat all the parts stores by $5+ on 5 qt jugs.

I also wasted at least 30 minutes because their idea of stocking their grocery shelves is
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:47:50 PM EST
Well bless your heart
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:52:41 PM EST
In for Wally World.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:16:16 PM EST
Yes. There is a science to how they arrange the aisles and position the merchandise. The stuff everyone wants is in the back of the store. You have to walk past all of the other crap to get to yours. The object is for you spend as much time as possible and to be exposed to as much merchandise as possible before you leave the store.

Other facts:
The fruit of the loom underwear (and most other products) that you buy at WM is made especially for WM. the materials are cheaper in order to get the cost down.

In th corporate procurement department in Bentonville, there are 6 people responsible for arranging parking lot striping. Not paving; just striping.



Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:31:58 PM EST
I can't wait tell the death of the box stores..... and small shops America . and the main street businesses come back...
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:37:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By katrina24:
I can't wait tell the death of the box stores..... and small shops America . and the main street businesses come back...
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You should open up a company that fixes wagon wheels in the mean time.

Amercians rather have more stuff that is possibly crap than less stuff that is sold by a person that knows what he is doing for a higher price.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:39:38 PM EST
Go to the one in Conway NH if you want to get frustrated.............they are changing it over to a super center or some shit and everything is scattered from hell to high water!!
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:39:53 PM EST
America, not just Sam Walton created Walmart.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:46:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wav3form:


They could get rid of a bunch of those checkouts and fill the space with more merchandise. Not sure why they don't do that.
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Originally Posted By wav3form:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I don't know why every Walmart has like 50 check out lanes.

They never have more than 3 or 4 open at one time.

Even at Christmas shopping peak season I have never seen more than 1/3 open at one time.


They could get rid of a bunch of those checkouts and fill the space with more merchandise. Not sure why they don't do that.


Because they love to waste space? In fact I think walmart is the only big box chain when it comes to registers that are the most inefficient they could easily replace all (nearly half) of the registers with self checkout. Its one person running 8 self check out or 1 conveyer belt register. Remember the magazine section use to be at the front of the store
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:48:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By pilotman:
Ok, everyone knows that walmart sucks, not a fact in dispute. However, most of the blame for that can be conferred to the stereotypical walmart customer, right?

Well, today, I went in a brand new walmart, nearly empty. Still sucked, isles too small, can't find a fucking thing, no lanes open. Seems to me it's not just the clientele making the place horrible
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I don't think Walmart sucks.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:52:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Averagebear:
Yes. There is a science to how they arrange the aisles and position the merchandise. The stuff everyone wants is in the back of the store. You have to walk past all of the other crap to get to yours. The object is for you spend as much time as possible and to be exposed to as much merchandise as possible before you leave the store.

Other facts:
The fruit of the loom underwear (and most other products) that you buy at WM is made especially for WM. the materials are cheaper in order to get the cost down.

In th corporate procurement department in Bentonville, there are 6 people responsible for arranging parking lot striping. Not paving; just striping.



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There are more people working at Walmart corporate in Bentonville than many large State governments. If anything, this massive bureaucracy will be the eventual downfall of the company.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:54:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 6:55:16 PM EST by toothandnail]
Originally Posted By pilotman:
Ok, everyone knows that walmart sucks, not a fact in dispute. However, most of the blame for that can be conferred to the stereotypical walmart customer, right?

Well, today, I went in a brand new walmart, nearly empty. Still sucked, isles too small, can't find a fucking thing, no lanes open. Seems to me it's not just the clientele making the place horrible
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Guess they are the largest retailer in the world by accident

Ever think it may be YOU ?
I do agree on the No checkout lanes open.
29 lanes / 3 open
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:56:59 PM EST
Knowing that ChinaMart is a clusterfuck beyond all clusterfucks, why do Arfcomers still go there and then come here to complain?
Fuck ChinaMart. FBHO. FTOP.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:58:47 PM EST
Park on the side. Enter through tire shop. Get ammo and a can of brake cleaner. Check out at tire shop. Leave.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:59:28 PM EST
bought 4 boxes of tula .223(5 and some change a piece) got asked for id...ok not a big deal, then asked for my PISTOL PERMIT...i fucking lost it on this dumbass at the counter, supervisor came and it was cleared up...


I hate up state NY
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:00:29 PM EST
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There are more people working at Walmart corporate in Bentonville than many large State governments. If anything, this massive bureaucracy will be the eventual downfall of the company.
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Originally Posted By Thunder900:
Originally Posted By Averagebear:
Yes. There is a science to how they arrange the aisles and position the merchandise. The stuff everyone wants is in the back of the store. You have to walk past all of the other crap to get to yours. The object is for you spend as much time as possible and to be exposed to as much merchandise as possible before you leave the store.

Other facts:
The fruit of the loom underwear (and most other products) that you buy at WM is made especially for WM. the materials are cheaper in order to get the cost down.

In th corporate procurement department in Bentonville, there are 6 people responsible for arranging parking lot striping. Not paving; just striping.





There are more people working at Walmart corporate in Bentonville than many large State governments. If anything, this massive bureaucracy will be the eventual downfall of the company.


A few years back i read an article on how they run their corporate flight department. They had (at the time) something like 15 jets that they would run like their own airline, and a low fare airline at that. While most of your typical business jets are going to have a stocked beverage bar (including liquor) and some sort of food catered in (even if it's just a fruit plate) they got wal mart brand bottled water and coffee.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:03:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I don't know why every Walmart has like 50 check out lanes.

They never have more than 3 or 4 open at one time.

Even at Christmas shopping peak season I have never seen more than 1/3 open at one time.
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It's like that missile system where the ICBMs were moved randomly from one launch site to another to keep the Soviets from knowing what pads to blast in the event of war. The Wal-Mart system prevents robbers from planning ahead.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:10:58 PM EST
Walmart is where I usually buy my sweatshirts and long john type shirts. Hard to beat the price for generic mild weather stuff.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:12:50 PM EST
Walmart is a joke. Junky store full of FSA without one item that's made in the US. Should be called Chinamart.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:12:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By toothandnail:


Guess they are the largest retailer in the world by accident

Ever think it may be YOU ?
I do agree on the No checkout lanes open.
29 lanes / 3 open
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Originally Posted By toothandnail:
Originally Posted By pilotman:
Ok, everyone knows that walmart sucks, not a fact in dispute. However, most of the blame for that can be conferred to the stereotypical walmart customer, right?

Well, today, I went in a brand new walmart, nearly empty. Still sucked, isles too small, can't find a fucking thing, no lanes open. Seems to me it's not just the clientele making the place horrible


Guess they are the largest retailer in the world by accident

Ever think it may be YOU ?
I do agree on the No checkout lanes open.
29 lanes / 3 open


They are the largest retailer in the world because they buy a ton of shit really fucking cheap and then sell it for cheaper than anyone else.

I happily shop there because I can consolidate several stops into one and not spend quite as much. I know they can't do much about the 400lb welfare whales but they could at least try to make the experience slightly more tolerable.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:14:17 PM EST
Meh, I can't hate them too much. The only store open when I get off work, and they have the best deal on ammo cans of XM193. At least 3 of them usually have them in stock, too.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:21:06 PM EST
I'm convinced their parking lots are designed to induce crashes and anger prior to the shopping experience.

So, my answer is yes; and it all starts in the parking lot.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:23:24 PM EST
The only complaint I have about the layout of walmarts is they are all different.

Knowing where something in is one store is of almost no help as to where it will be located in any other walmart in the nation.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:30:04 PM EST
We have the first Walmart To Go! Order online. Pull up to the drive through and they load it in your vehicle. Never have to get out and navigate the derelict and crotch fruit.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:38:44 PM EST
They suck ass.
I try not to shop there.

Walmart treats their employees like shit and it shows in the way of poor merchandising, clueless employees, and long ass lines.
Also, Walmart typically has a limited selection of lower quality goods to choose from.

I'll pay .10 cents extra at Fred Myers and be out of there in 30 seconds as the policy is more than 2 customers at a register, open another one.
I go to Costco for mass quantities of staple items (EVERY register at Costco is open when the place is busy..and that's usually all the time). Most employees at the local Costco have been there for over 5 years.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:41:38 PM EST
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Every time I have shopped there in the past five years, I've left the store angry. I don't go there unless I have to. So far, I average about one visit every 18 months or so.

Most recently, I was shpping online, and Wal Mart actually had the best deal because of a sale, so I bought from there and selected store pickup.
Of course, the online pickup desk is at the very back of the store, unlike every other store I have ever shopped in, where it's right up front.

It took 20 minutes and four requests of sales drones to finally get someone to actually come to the online pickup desk and process my pickup. I will not be using that service again.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:44:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By pilotman:
Ok, everyone knows that walmart sucks, not a fact in dispute. However, most of the blame for that can be conferred to the stereotypical walmart customer, right?

Well, today, I went in a brand new walmart, nearly empty. Still sucked, isles too small, can't find a fucking thing, no lanes open. Seems to me it's not just the clientele making the place horrible
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YES.. OIL is always in the farthest from the door.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:46:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TheRealSundance:
YES.. OIL is always in the farthest from the door.
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Originally Posted By pilotman:
Ok, everyone knows that walmart sucks, not a fact in dispute. However, most of the blame for that can be conferred to the stereotypical walmart customer, right?

Well, today, I went in a brand new walmart, nearly empty. Still sucked, isles too small, can't find a fucking thing, no lanes open. Seems to me it's not just the clientele making the place horrible
YES.. OIL is always in the farthest from the door.

That was the only thing I ever bought there for the longest time. Then I finally decided it was worth a buck or two more the not deal with the headache that is Wal Mart and started buying my oil at Autozone/OReilleys/Advance.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:56:48 PM EST
Shut the fuck up.

Grab your shit.

Pay your fucking tab.

Get the fuck out.

And Thank You - Come Again!
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:03:31 PM EST
That is their business model.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:21:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By pilotman:
Ok, everyone knows that walmart sucks, not a fact in dispute.
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I vehemently dispute that statement. Walmart is the very best at what they do.

The only problem with Walmart is how many people in GD whine about Walmart.

Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:24:00 PM EST
The other customers are what makes Walmart suck.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:27:05 PM EST
we all can't work at Walmart!
the trick is to shop@7:00 am
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:29:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By pilotman:
Ok, everyone knows that walmart sucks, not a fact in dispute. However, most of the blame for that can be conferred to the stereotypical walmart customer, right?

Well, today, I went in a brand new walmart, nearly empty. Still sucked, isles too small, can't find a fucking thing, no lanes open. Seems to me it's not just the clientele making the place horrible
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I rode my cyclocross bicycle into one last year. I grabbed what I needed, blasted through the self checkout, and was out the door before they could get a manager to throw me out.

It's the only way to shop.

Actually, I'm not even sure they noticed me.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:36:05 PM EST
lusciously so





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