Skip to comments.Wal-Mart attacks new markets with big price cuts ( Journos declare war )
Posted on 10/19/2009 2:40:54 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE59F5GX20091017SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is taking its ferocious price cutting into new markets as the economy shows hints of recovery.
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This is one of the most blatant attack pieces I've seen in a while. This writer didn't even try to hide her anti walmart bias.
This same writer probably thinks that the predatory pricing that 0bamacare will introduce into health insurance, ultimately driving private firms into bankruptcy, is just fine.
It's a terrific place to shop for vitamins that I once purchased at GNC. Savings are significant... sometimes 50% to 60% cheaper.
Walmart also has amazing prices on first-rate firearms and ammunition.
Where are the vitamins made? If in the USA I might stop by my neighborhood WalMart again.
The same writer is also probably blasting Wal-Mart and then shopping there. I really hope he is putting his money where his mouth is and paying more somewhere else but I doubt it.
Guess what, most of the vitamins are made in China!
Wal-Mart’s cutting prices (which is what they always do) in this article seems to just be a pretext to spread the “economic recovery” propaganda.
Sounds like a party!
My wife was having a prescription for a toenail infection filled at the local CVS and the Pharmacist was good enough to inform her that if she went to Walmrt she would pay just $4.00 rather then the $56.00 CVS charges.
The people who look down their noses at Walmart shoppers are of course free to throw their money away wherever they choose to if it makes them feel better, But why not lay off making the totally asinine character judgements on those of us who would rather keep our money (in instances like this) for other purposes whenever we can.
BTW, I was not referring to you when I made comment about those who criticized Walmart shoppers.
This same writer probably thinks that the predatory pricing that 0bamacare will introduce into health insurance, ultimately driving private firms into bankruptcy, is just fine.This is one of the most blatant attack pieces I've seen in a while. This writer didn't even try to hide her anti walmart bias.
1 posted on October 19, 2009 5:40:54 AM EDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Excellent point. If Walmart enables poor people to eat, get medicine, and get toys for their children - and makes a buck doing it that's awful. But having the government create its own predatory company using money it seizes from the very people it intends to "compete" against? Nirvana!
. . . which illustrates my take on governmentism (a.k.a., "socialism"). Ownership of property or money is simply a concrete form of credit for doing something (or being loved by someone else who did something). The system by which that credit gets accrued by some people more than others is easy to second guess, but excruciatingly difficult to improve upon - and seems to be impossible to improve upon without suppressing freedom.
Socialism is simply the lust for credit for the labor of others. The little red hen grows the wheat and bakes the bread, but the rest of the farmyard is envious when the hen is the only one who gets to eat the bread. The socialist politician wants to seize the credit for the fruit of the labors of the little red hen, and get credit for benevolence for distributing it to others. The credit the socialist lusts for isn't necessarily money - but it is for power, which is worse yet. With power, the socialist doesn't need mere money.
Walmart is anti-union. That alone opens up the gates of hell...
That’s no party, here’s a party:
My quote from a year ago was "Beer, bullets, and underwear, all in one store"
This was the reason I was a Wally World supporter.
Wal-mart - single-handedly fighting inflation.
If interested in Wal-mart, you should read the WAL-MART EFFECT. The author does a pretty good job of staying neutral. Towards the end, he starts trending towards the anti-Wal-mart side, but it’s still an interesting book and very informative on how wal-mart works.
You might want to look twice at those. Many people call it ChinaMart, but it’s really surprising how much stuff they sell that isn’t made in China.
The Walmart “Equate” brand multivitamins sitting here on my desk are made by Leiner Health Products of Carson California.
I like shopping at Wal-Mart because it pisses off the liberals.
How about that fictional comment about the economy showing signs of recovery.
Green shoots! Green shoots!
My wife and I both suffer from allergies that require Zyrtec. Other antihistamines don’t work as well. The local Navy clinic (I’m USN Retired) doesn’t carry it, so we have to buy it. The Wal-Mart Equate brand is about half the price of real Zyrtec. Just one example of savings at Wal-Mart.
Here is another example. I bought a couple of fishing rods and reels for $60 a set. Found the exact ones at Bass Pro Shop for $99.
And Wal-Mart doesn’t necessarily kill the local competition. Two years ago a Supercenter opened near us, right next to a K-Mart and across from a Food Lion. Both stores still carry on a good amount of business. I think some people go to the K-Mart to get away from the Wal-Mart crowds. I do. And the Food Lion has better meats and produce.
Example purchase Kyolic (garlic supplement)$23.99 at GNC, $8 at Walmart... same thing
Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand is being poured onto the shelves. I won’t touch the stuff. It does not have a nation of origin on any of the item I’ve examined. I’m assuming the stuff is produced in communist china or assembled in the U.S. with chi/com components.
The defense of Wal-Mart, on FR, is as avid as was the defense of “W”. Think about what that support brought us-Obama.
Bentonville, Arkansas is the newest province of communist china.
Does the bottle stated the nation of origin? Because the bottle discloses the manufacture’s business address doesn’t mean that is where it is made.
It specifically says “Manufactured by: Leiner Health Products” etc., etc.
That said, the ‘national brand’? The one sold under the Centrum name by Wyeth? Yeah, seems that’s actually made in China.
I use several supplements and many companies used terms like: "manufactured for" and "manufactured by" without saying precisely where the product was manufactured.
China has become very big in producing supplements and prescription drugs:
Chinese pharmaceutical companies also have taken over much of the world market in the production of antibiotics, analgesics, enzymes and primary amino acids. According to an industry group, China makes 70 percent of the world's penicillin, 50 percent of its aspirin and 35 percent of its acetaminophen (often sold under the brand name Tylenol), as well as the bulk of vitamins A, B12, C and E.
I think some US companies buy the bulk materials and still encapsulate in the US.
Economic stimulation that is not fake. You and your wife have 52 dollars to spend at a restaurant, hardware store or a movie that you otherwise would not have had.
Walmart just sucks and hurts local economies. (/sarcasm)
That's the critical issue. You have to be really careful if you don't want the questionable stuff they sell from China.
Sure, the prices are great, but the ammo shelves are bare. I haven't seen a box of .45 ACP in any Walmart since the election.
On the other hand, the only .45 I have been able to find is the Winchester white box at Wal-mart.
Where’s the little “Green Shoots” urchin?
WalMart carries something Made in the USA? I’ll have to check them out again.
Can someone explain to my why the left hates the insurance companies for being too expensive AND hates Walmart for being too cheap?
Who or what is a Jurnos?
They just got a bunch in at the local one.
You should, there’s a surprising amount of stuff there from the US.
Hey, wanna good laugh?