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Posted: 1/6/2006 5:13:19 AM EDT

woops!

http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/06/news/companies/walmart_dvd/index.htm

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:16:11 AM EDT
Don't care. Walmart is a bad place to shop.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:16:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 5:16:25 AM EDT by die-tryin]
nvm.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:19:03 AM EDT
Highlight, copy, paste........



Wal-Mart 'heartsick' over DVD grouping
Reports: No. 1 retailer apologizes for racial links on Web site, spoofs poor holiday sales in song.
January 6, 2006: 8:47 AM EST


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Wal-Mart is ringing in the new year with a pair of snafus.

The retail giant apologized Thursday after its Web site directed buyers of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Planet of the Apes" DVDs to consider DVDs with African American themes, according to a report published Friday in The Washington Post.

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According to the newspaper, Wal-Mart said in a statement it was "heartsick" over the racially offensive grouping and that its retail Web site was linking "seemingly random combinations of titles."

The company said it would shut down its cross-selling system overnight and said there is no evidence the inappropriate product referrals were intentional, according to the Post. It is investigating the source of the problem.

Wal-Mart's apology came less than a week after the company played a spoof song about its disappointing holiday season on a recorded company phone message.

The company played a remake of the Christmas classic "Up on the Housetop" during its weekly recorded sales update Saturday, Reuters reported. By Thursday, the song was no longer on Wal-Mart's recording.

The song, which joked about the retailer's holiday sales performance and included a reference to the infamous limited laptop computers it sold and which caused customer brawls, risked angering investors, public relations experts told Reuters.

"People get kind of emotional about their money," Christopher Atkins, head of the global corporate practice at public relations firm Ogilvy, told Reuters.

He said there are times when humor is an effective tool for companies, but when things are not going well, it can appear as if managers are trivializing major problems.

-- from staff and wire reports

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:20:45 AM EDT
Jesse and Al will make a few million off of this. All of the professional victims will be wailing and gnashing their teeth over the indignity they have suffered. Sams choice products will have a .0003 cent price increase to compensate. Just another day in America.

money.cnn.com/2006/01/06/news/companies/walmart_dvd/index.htm
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:21:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Don't care. Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Walmart is a great place to shop.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:22:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 5:37:28 AM EDT by hardcorps1775]
you know, wally world has been sucking up to blacks big time this past year...they're the sole sponsors of the tavis smiley show (black talking head) and they've been pimping black history month coming up big time, offering big scholarships and all that, and it all don't mean shit cuz some idiots got their backs up over a fucking error in a program...i expect jesse will be shrieking for a protest on cnn at noon today.

ETA: removed story
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:23:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Don't care. Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Walmart is a great place to shop.



Walmart is a bad place to shop.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:33:56 AM EDT
Jesus, what a complete non-story. WalMart should have just ignored these assinine complaints.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:35:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Don't care. Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Walmart is a great place to shop.



Agreed.
They've got nearly everything I need and the prices are good/great.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:35:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Don't care. Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Walmart is a great place to shop.



Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Let me guess: They've "banned" Christianity there too?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:36:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Q3131A:
Walmart is a great place to shop for cheap ammo and chinese crap.



Fixed it.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:38:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:

Originally Posted By efpeter:

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Don't care. Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Walmart is a great place to shop.



Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Let me guess: They've "banned" Christianity there too?



Nope. Just don't like the place.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:50:52 AM EDT
Could have been worse, they could have linked to Planet of Martin Luther King Kong...
"I have a dream, you damn dirty apes!"
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:55:02 AM EDT
No justice, no White Christmas.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:56:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kissfan:

Originally Posted By Q3131A:
Walmart is a great place to shop for cheap ammo and chinese crap.



Fixed it.



Tide, paper towels, fishing hooks, WWB, Federal 22s, eggs, milk, romane letuce, other vegies, cleaning products, saline solution, renu, and most other things I regularly shop at Walmart for... None of which are made in China.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:13:37 AM EDT
+1
Good place to shop, just look at what you buy


Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By kissfan:

Originally Posted By Q3131A:
Walmart is a great place to shop for cheap ammo and chinese crap.



Fixed it.



Tide, paper towels, fishing hooks, WWB, Federal 22s, eggs, milk, romane letuce, other vegies, cleaning products, saline solution, renu, and most other things I regularly shop at Walmart for... None of which are made in China.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:23:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:

Originally Posted By efpeter:

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Don't care. Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Walmart is a great place to shop.



Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Let me guess: They've "banned" Christianity there too?



hahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahha­ha

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:19:28 AM EDT
I use to hate WM. Found out the left hates them. So now, I love WM.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:21:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
Jesus, what a complete non-story. WalMart should have just ignored these assinine complaints.


+1.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:23:14 AM EDT
It's wrong but that is funny.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:42:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:

Originally Posted By efpeter:

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Don't care. Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Walmart is a great place to shop.



Walmart is a bad place to shop.



Let me guess: They've "banned" Christianity there too?



hahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahha­ha





Yes. That is very funny, isn't it?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:45:55 AM EDT
I don't see the issue?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:58:08 AM EDT

It said the system was also referring buyers of movies such as "Home Alone" and "Power Puff Girls" to African American-themed DVDs.
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