: Walmart verses Sam's Club



orconn
07-20-13, 04:40 PM
First let me say that I do not patronize either establishment. As I have said in a previous statement, I have only been in a Walmart store three times in my almost seventy years (eight days to go) years and only been in a Sam's Club once (when they sent out free entrance tickets when they opened a new store in Dulles, VA). This is not due to any preconceived snootiness about the products of either store or a prejudiced view of these stores clientele, but rather that my shopping needs could be satisfied elsewhere more easily. I also was not impressed with what I did see during my visits to both stores.

But I am wondering, is there really a difference in the products carried and the people who frequent these two stores. I am really kind of interested.

MoistCabbage
07-20-13, 05:27 PM
www.peopleofwalmart.com

There's no such thing as peopleofsamsclub.com

Not sure if that says something or not.

The-Dullahan
07-20-13, 06:48 PM
Lowes.

Hoosier Daddy
07-20-13, 07:36 PM
....I have only been in a Walmart store three times .... been in a Sam's Club once......

But I am wondering, is there really a difference in the products carried and the people who frequent these two stores. I am really kind of interested.
I don't know. Were the people and products different when you went?

But seriously, based on the other posts, FWIW it sounds like the "undesirables" at Walmart are not the type to pay a membership fee.

Kingoftypos
07-20-13, 08:39 PM
I have a BJ's Wholesale in my area, it's like Sam's Club but its own by itself. It's not a branch of Wal Mart. I really try not to patron Wal Mart because of they shitty way they treat their employees.

There is one item that stands out. A bag of dog food. At Wal Mart it cost about $23.00 for 20 to 25lbs, depending if the 5lbs is free. But at BJ's it's $23ish for 50 to 55lbs. This past purchase there was a $4.00 instant rebate and then on top of that another $2.00 coupon. So for $17.00 I was able to get 55lbs of dog food.

I also have their highest tier of membership. Basically I earn points to go towards a tri-monthly gift card. It's $90 for that tier and I shop there so much that my first gift card was for $85.00. Basically my membership was paid for

I also go through my work place, Foxwoods casino, for membership. So I receive $10 off of the membership price and I also get another 3 months. Normally it would be $100 for 12 months, I get $90 for 15 months.

KOT

M5eater
07-20-13, 08:47 PM
Different as in class of people? Yes. paying $40 annually shockingly creates a higher class customer, until food stamp day that is.

Beyond this, Sams club is like a slightly bigger bulk-buy BJ. acutal product selection is a fraction of that compared to walmart, and of course, everything is in 'prepare for zombie invasion' size.

Good sometimes, bad others.

ie, good for 50lb bags of dog food, bad when the cake sucks and you have enough to feed 100 small children.

I keep my membership around for 3 reasons.
Tires are cheap
Shop towels are cheap
Simple green is cheap,
Bakery and butcher are pretty nice
Gas is tremendously cheap, as in I paid $3.25 for 93 the same day my local exxon wanted 3.83.

Cadillac Kid03
07-20-13, 08:53 PM
I have a BJ's Wholesale in my area, it's like Sam's Club but its own by itself. It's not a branch of Wal Mart. I really try not to patron Wal Mart because of they shitty way they treat their employees.

There is one item that stands out. A bag of dog food. At Wal Mart it cost about $23.00 for 20 to 25lbs, depending if the 5lbs is free. But at BJ's it's $23ish for 50 to 55lbs. This past purchase there was a $4.00 instant rebate and then on top of that another $2.00 coupon. So for $17.00 I was able to get 55lbs of dog food.

I also have their highest tier of membership. Basically I earn points to go towards a tri-monthly gift card. It's $90 for that tier and I shop there so much that my first gift card was for $85.00. Basically my membership was paid for

I also go through my work place, Foxwoods casino, for membership. So I receive $10 off of the membership price and I also get another 3 months. Normally it would be $100 for 12 months, I get $90 for 15 months.

KOTBJ's is a really good place to shop! Great food and nice folks who work there. But Wegmans is the place i think for food shopping not buying in bulk.

orconn
07-20-13, 08:56 PM
I don't know. Were the people and products different when you went?

But seriously, based on the other posts, FWIW it sounds like the "undesirables" at Walmart are not the type to pay a membership fee.

My Walmart visits were both geographically very different (Lexington, VA, Dulles, VA and Midlothian, VA) and separated in time (1997, 2000., and 2003 respectively). My visit to Sam's Club was probably in 2001. All I remember about Walmarts was that they seemed like a redneck flea market and Sam's Club didn't have merchandise to compete with Costco.

This is why I am interested in other people's opinions.

M5eater
07-20-13, 09:18 PM
My Walmart visits were both geographically very different (Lexington, VA, Dulles, VA and Midlothian, VA) and separated in time (1997, 2000., and 2003 respectively). My visit to Sam's Club was probably in 2001. All I remember about Walmarts was that they seemed like a redneck flea market and Sam's Club didn't have merchandise to compete with Costco.

This is why I am interested in other people's opinions.

Costco is vastly superior to Sams club.

Samsclub however, has the advantage of being backed by the largest retail corporation in the world, and as such, their locations are numerous, and often partnered alongside walmart locations, making them optimally positioned for someone to do all of their shopping at once. As a consumer level bulk supplier, they suffice against BJ's nicely. As an acutal small business supplier, not so much. They've toned down their products to smaller sizing in recent years trying to be more like BJ's.

I will admit to shopping at wally world, I have no social anxiety of being seen with the common folk, and Orconn, if you use any OTS motor oils, wally world prices can NOT be beat. Seriously, it's Like a $10 savings versus autoparts stores for 5Qt of synthetic.

dkozloski
07-20-13, 09:38 PM
Sam's is a favorites store that sells all the big sellers under one roof or stuff they got really cheap for one reason or another. What's for sale this week may not be seen on the shelves a month later. It's a great source of supply for those that live in the sticks and buy in bulk when they get the chance. That is very important in Alaska where most of the state is off any highway system. Wal*Mart is the American marketing scheme taken to the nth degree. They have huge buying power so they get the best wholesale prices, they get the best shipping rates for the same reason, and they control costs every way they can. They supply jobs for people that don't have the skills or talent to work anywhere else. It's a place for people on the bottom to start. On the other hand, if you stick it out and keep your nose to the grindstone they offer a chance with stock options for you to retire with an unmatched pension plan. If it were not for Wal*Mart there are many places in America where people living on or below the poverty line could not survive.
Disclaimer... I don't work there or do a lot of shopping there but they do provide a valuable service for the lower strata.

Kingoftypos
07-20-13, 11:25 PM
Costco is vastly superior to Sams club.

Samsclub however, has the advantage of being backed by the largest retail corporation in the world, and as such, their locations are numerous, and often partnered alongside walmart locations, making them optimally positioned for someone to do all of their shopping at once. As a consumer level bulk supplier, they suffice against BJ's nicely. As an acutal small business supplier, not so much. They've toned down their products to smaller sizing in recent years trying to be more like BJ's.

I will admit to shopping at wally world, I have no social anxiety of being seen with the common folk, and Orconn, if you use any OTS motor oils, wally world prices can NOT be beat. Seriously, it's Like a $10 savings versus autoparts stores for 5Qt of synthetic.

Oh, that is one of the reasons why I stock up on Mobile One oil from BJ's. Even if I don't need it at the time, I will buy it when it's $10.00 off. So 6qts of Mobile One for $26.00 is an awesome price in my area. I'd buy 2 or 3 cases. :-)

I'm personally satisfied with the food at BJ's in my area. I've only been to another BJ's, the next closest to me, and wow. The difference between my regular one and that one was a huge difference. Mostly because my normal one was built from the ground up in the mid 90s. The other one was built inside an old super market that was built in the 60's. That one didn't have a gas station, tires, a deli or 1/2 the food that my normal one does.

One of the reasons why the employees at Costco, BJ's and probably Sam's Club seem to be friendlier. Is because the pay is WAY better than the other super markets, such as Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, Giant and whatever. I heard some where that pay starts at $12/hour for those employees. Where as at the other super markets their pay starts at $8.50/hour.

KOT

CTSCHICK
07-21-13, 06:44 AM
BJ's is a really good place to shop! Great food and nice folks who work there. But Wegmans is the place i think for food shopping not buying in bulk.

During Vacation's and travel I have been to quite a few Wegmans and I think they are flat out awesome, The restaurant part with the make your own take out platters or even get a hand made pizza while grocery shopping was a crazy to me concept to me but it seemed to be working well for them.
I like the build your own 6 packs in the beer section a lot.

There is a few in Jersey now up to Central Jersey if and when they make it to the North I will switch to shopping there.
I have also read they treat their employee's really good down to allowing the employees to use their stores as a jogging track and paying the overweight employees to lose weight and ect,ect.

Cadillac Kid03
07-21-13, 07:03 AM
During Vacation's and travel I have been to quite a few Wegmans and I think they are flat out awesome, The restaurant part with the make your own take out platters or even get a hand made pizza while grocery shopping was a crazy to me concept to me but it seemed to be working well for them.
I like the build your own 6 packs in the beer section a lot.

There is a few in Jersey now up to Central Jersey if and when they make it to the North I will switch to shopping there.
I have also read they treat their employee's really good down to allowing the employees to use their stores as a jogging track and paying the overweight employees to lose weight and ect,ect.Talking about wegmans and the restaurant part i think i'll take a drive tonight and get some wings from there since they are GREAT!!! I also heard they are a great company to work for and that's why i'm going on my fifth try on getting into that place.

CTSCHICK
07-21-13, 07:08 AM
My Walmart visits were both geographically very different (Lexington, VA, Dulles, VA and Midlothian, VA) and separated in time (1997, 2000., and 2003 respectively). My visit to Sam's Club was probably in 2001. All I remember about Walmarts was that they seemed like a redneck flea market and Sam's Club didn't have merchandise to compete with Costco.

This is why I am interested in other people's opinions.

I don't know the difference between the two but there is a difference in some of the actual products those 2 places sell when compared to the same equivalent product sold at another store especially electronics's, lawn mowers, and ect so I have to assume they are playing $ games with other products.

Example say one of those 2 is selling a t.v. for $199 and bestbuy is selling the same exact model number at $250 if you read the details and spec's their cheaper t.v. will have a lower Hz and might be missing an HDMI or USB jack or 2, Ect compared to the more expensive same exact model one sold at the other store.
So when they advertise it in the black friday sales Ad's it is kinda deceptive IMO


Not saying there is a difference between a can of coke or bag a chips that the stores sell but they do admittedly play those games setting prices with companies products forcing the companies to downgrade their products or lose money to meet their price.

M5eater
07-21-13, 09:09 AM
One of the reasons why the employees at Costco, BJ's and probably Sam's Club seem to be friendlier. Is because the pay is WAY better than the other super markets, such as Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, Giant and whatever. I heard some where that pay starts at $12/hour for those employees. Where as at the other super markets their pay starts at $8.50/hour.
For Costco I've heard of this, BJ's I couldn't say, but for Sams Club is there is no pay difference, or employee benefits, except a free regular membership which includes a 10% discount on *some* fruits. I should know.

The 'friendlier' atmosphere(in sams club) is a byproduct of a higher class of customer, fewer employees creating a more relaxed environment, and more downtime.

Kingoftypos
07-21-13, 10:36 AM
I don't know the difference between the two but there is a difference in some of the actual products those 2 places sell when compared to the same equivalent product sold at another store especially electronics's, lawn mowers, and ect so I have to assume they are playing $ games with other products.

Example say one of those 2 is selling a t.v. for $199 and bestbuy is selling the same exact model number at $250 if you read the details and spec's their cheaper t.v. will have a lower Hz and might be missing an HDMI or USB jack or 2, Ect compared to the more expensive same exact model one sold at the other store.
So when they advertise it in the black friday sales Ad's it is kinda deceptive IMO

Not saying there is a difference between a can of coke or bag a chips that the stores sell but they do admittedly play those games setting prices with companies products forcing the companies to downgrade their products or lose money to meet their price.

I haven't heard of any manufacture having a product at two different stores with a piece of engineering missing just to make a price line. To me that sounds like a different model number, could be one digit off.

Oh the bags of chips... Gotta love those super large bags, two for $5.75. Package of four 2 liter soda for $4.50.

KOT

Hoosier Daddy
07-21-13, 11:04 AM
I haven't heard of any manufacture having a product at two different stores with a piece of engineering missing just to make a price line. To me that sounds like a different model number, could be one digit off.
All the big stores sell electronics and appliances with exclusive model numbers/UPCs, even if the items are identical except for that UPC. That's how they can offer price matching without ever having to do it. When a store asks the manufacturer for a downgrade its either to honestly provide a better value OR in hopes shoppers will notice the price difference for similar looking items elsewhere but not what downgrades were done.

CTSCHICK
07-21-13, 11:44 AM
I haven't heard of any manufacture having a product at two different stores with a piece of engineering missing just to make a price line. To me that sounds like a different model number, could be one digit off.

Oh the bags of chips... Gotta love those super large bags, two for $5.75. Package of four 2 liter soda for $4.50.

KOT


Refer to Hoosier Daddies post but also in some case's the model# will be the same but the upc different

M5eater
07-21-13, 11:45 AM
I haven't heard of any manufacture having a product at two different stores with a piece of engineering missing just to make a price line. To me that sounds like a different model number, could be one digit off.

Oh the bags of chips... Gotta love those super large bags, two for $5.75. Package of four 2 liter soda for $4.50.

KOT
Of course it's a different model, but they're both 1080i 32" screens, or whatever. The point is, neither store is going to carry both models side by side, so when they advertise this 'price matching' nonsense, it never follows through

'well Mr. customer, we won't price match that because it's not the same TV!' but if you create a XXX store line of credit, we'll give you 6 months of 0% financing!

donwon
07-21-13, 01:57 PM
When Sam Walton was alive he owned both Sams Club and Walmart.
His Heirs own them now.
I did work at a Walmart Distribution Center for about 3 years before I retired and learned this.
We loaded many Sams Club trailers, but with bulk pallets instead of by piece on the Wileyworld trailers.
One of Sams daughters owned either Penski or Rider. I forget which now. I think the rigs were yellow in color.

Jesda
07-21-13, 04:25 PM
Wegmans is like Disneyland for food.

Sam's has superior fresh fruit compared to Wal-Mart and Costco, but overall Costco is a superior place to shop with lots of unique upscale specialty items, better beer and wine choices, and superior customer service, return policies, and warranty coverage. The snack stand at Costco is better too, especially the pizza and hot dogs.

orconn
07-21-13, 05:18 PM
^^^That's interesting, in Richmond the best fruit, meat grocery quality is at Costco. Kroger has come a long way since we moved here, but Costco still has superior quality, but you have to buy too much for a two member household.

When we moved from California to Northern Virginia I was appalled at the quality of the produce and meat in the supermarkets. I was also appalled at the cleanliness of the stores too. There was no comparison between the California stores, regardless of chain, and the quality of the food and the cleanliness of the stores in Fairfax County. Some of the chains improved their stores and began carrying better fruit (although it was never close in quality to Costco) in the 7 years we lived in Great Falls.

Even nine years ago the quality of the food and the cleanliness of the stores was superior in Richmond to those of NOVA. And the Kroger stores have continued to improve. We don't have a Wegman's so I can't really comment on their stores. We did get a Wegman's supermarket in NOVA in 2002 and shopped their a couple of times, but truthfully only found it to be a step u from NOVA standards and still a far cry from the chains in Southern California.

Kad4Life
07-21-13, 08:09 PM
I haven't heard of any manufacture having a product at two different stores with a piece of engineering missing just to make a price line. To me that sounds like a different model number, could be one digit off.

Oh the bags of chips... Gotta love those super large bags, two for $5.75. Package of four 2 liter soda for $4.50.

KOT

Plumbing fixtures, tubs and sinks etc .
Name brands featured at big discount home stores are not the same as you get from your plumbing supply house .

Jesda
07-21-13, 10:27 PM
We used to have Kroger in the St Louis area but they were driven out by aggressive local competition decades ago. Ever since Wal-Mart arrived I noticed competing grocers lowering their prices in response. This means I can continue shopping at my favorite local grocery stores (Dierbergs, Schnucks) while enjoying lower prices and vastly superior service to WM.

As far as I'm concerned, as a consumer, Wal-Mart's arrival was a great thing.

cadillac kevin
07-22-13, 09:57 AM
Plumbing fixtures, tubs and sinks etc .
Name brands featured at big discount home stores are not the same as you get from your plumbing supply house .

This. A box store faucet is vastly inferior to the same faucet from a supply house. The box stores are mostly plastic and many times, replacement parts are not available. They're "throw away" faucets. A supply house faucet has more brass, works better (doesn't feel like it is going to break in your hand during operation), and is servicable, but costs slightly more. As for toilets, alot of the big box toilets (but not all) have become very odd, as many of them are made to be put together without hand tools because johnny homeowner doesn't own wrenches and couldn't figure out how to use them if he had them. I wouldn't say that they are worse than their supply house counterparts, but they sure are made weird and are a PITA to put together, and replacement parts availability is limited on the johnny homeowner DIY specials. And never buy the big box house brand (glacier bay, etc)....they don't flush too well/ at all.

Hoosier Daddy
07-22-13, 10:14 AM
As for toilets, alot of the big box toilets (but not all) have become very odd, as many of them are made to be put together without hand tools because johnny homeowner doesn't own wrenches and couldn't figure out how to use them if he had them. I wouldn't say that they are worse than their supply house counterparts, but they sure are made weird and are a PITA to put together, and replacement parts availability is limited on the johnny homeowner DIY specials. And never buy the big box house brand (glacier bay, etc)....they don't flush too well/ at all.
Toto FTW! Even better than Al's mythical Ferguson.

Any will do for the expired parakeet but Totos are good for the odd cat or St. Bernard.

cadillac kevin
07-22-13, 11:24 AM
My grandma has toto toilets in her house. They were really big 10 or 12 years ago when my dad installed them. They're damn near impossible to clog. The funny thing is, toto would flush handballs during the plumbing trade shows to show off their toilets while everybody else was doing golf balls. My dad said he was at one where after the toto rep flushed a handball, the american standard rep said "ours can do that too" and proceeded to attempt to flush the handball, only to have it get stuck in the trapway, which he then had to get back out of the toilet while everybody laughed. Because of that failure, american standard introduced their cadet line which were highly thought of until they were discontinued last year (IIRC, the cadet has been renamed champion.)

Kingoftypos
07-22-13, 05:23 PM
My grandma has toto toilets in her house. They were really big 10 or 12 years ago when my dad installed them. They're damn near impossible to clog. The funny thing is, toto would flush handballs during the plumbing trade shows to show off their toilets while everybody else was doing golf balls. My dad said he was at one where after the toto rep flushed a handball, the american standard rep said "ours can do that too" and proceeded to attempt to flush the handball, only to have it get stuck in the trapway, which he then had to get back out of the toilet while everybody laughed. Because of that failure, american standard introduced their cadet line which were highly thought of until they were discontinued last year (IIRC, the cadet has been renamed champion.)

"American Standard" made in Mexico.

"Toto" made in America.

I bought a Champion 4 a few years ago. Not too happy with it. It flushes great. But the "anti-stain coating" yeah what crap that is. My down stairs toilet is an American Standard from 1979 and it does not have stains on it. It could go weeks or longer with out a wiping. But this Champion 4, I have to clean it weekly. I know this maybe gross, but poop tends to stick on the Champion 4. While the older one does not.

Just saying. Ha

KOT

cadillac kevin
07-22-13, 08:16 PM
Any will do for the expired parakeet but Totos are good for the odd cat or St. Bernard.

They should adopt this for their slogan. LOL!

CadillacLuke24
07-23-13, 03:14 PM
Toto FTW! Even better than Al's mythical Ferguson.

Any will do for the expired parakeet but Totos are good for the odd cat or St. Bernard.

:histeric:

Sounds like I need one for my house due to my sister. 15, rail thin, but man I don't think she can go without clogging the damn thing.

Jesda
07-23-13, 07:27 PM
Sit-down toilets are a huge growth market in Asia. You can see gigantic LED ads and billboards for American Standard in Bangkok.

orconn
07-23-13, 07:43 PM
^^^ I can certainly understand why!

02603sec
07-23-13, 08:45 PM
Orconn, great question. Most of the bog box stores are the same. Politically, some people hate Walmart and Sam's because they pay minimum wage. They protest because they feel that Walmart owes a wage that someone can make house payments, car payments etc. in my experience they're all similar and it depends how competitive the local market is. There is a place in Indy where the competition is fierce between Walmart, Sam's Costco, Target, Meijer and Kmart. Their stores are super duper in size and carry a much larger assortment of merchandise, then say Bucks County, PA, where I live, we have smaller stores, limited merchandise and higher prices. The quality of your big box store shopping experience is based on your local economy. Same theory with the DYI market and the retail new car market. If you live among the well to do, you are going to pay more and have less selection in the retail trade. Now, Internet shopping is where the action is.

Hoosier Daddy
07-23-13, 08:52 PM
:histeric:

Sounds like I need one for my house due to my sister. 15, rail thin, but man I don't think she can go without clogging the damn thing.
If you are still alive to read this, I assume she either does not own a Cadillac or has not heard of the internet.

Kingoftypos
07-23-13, 08:57 PM
If you are still alive to read this, I assume she either does not own a Cadillac or has not heard of the internet.

A 15 year old not knowing what the internet is? Maybe back in the early 90's, but now? lol Besides, I highly doubt she owns a Cadillac or any car for that matter at the ripe age of 15. Not even legal to drive yet.

KOT

Hoosier Daddy
07-23-13, 09:17 PM
A 15 year old not knowing what the internet is? Maybe back in the early 90's, but now? lol Besides, I highly doubt she owns a Cadillac or any car for that matter at the ripe age of 15. Not even legal to drive yet.

KOT
So we don't need to take a collection for Luke's funeral wreath............................................ ......yet

CadillacLuke24
07-24-13, 01:24 AM
So we don't need to take a collection for Luke's funeral wreath............................................ ......yet

:rofl:

talismandave
07-25-13, 01:21 AM
She will be so glad you "over-shared"!:duck:

Lucky for you, the last thing in the world a 15 year old sister cares about, is anything their brother is interested in!

Hoosier Daddy
07-25-13, 09:48 AM
She will be so glad you "over-shared"!:duck:

Lucky for you, the last thing in the world a 15 year old sister cares about, is anything their brother is interested in!
Hey, some Lukes don't even know they have a sister until they start dating her. Her name isn't Leia is it? Didn't know if his parents were George Lucas fans.

rodnok01
07-25-13, 10:06 AM
Hey, some Lukes don't even know they have a sister until they start dating her. Her name isn't Leia is it? Didn't know if your parents were George Lucas fans.


If her name is Leia I'm gonna wet myself...

Luke is from a Galaxy Far Far Away....

M5eater
07-25-13, 12:12 PM
This thread went down the toilet and got shitty fast.

Kingoftypos
07-25-13, 12:44 PM
This thread went down the toilet and got shitty fast.

It must of been a Toto toilet.

KOT

thebigjimsho
07-25-13, 03:49 PM
Oh, that is one of the reasons why I stock up on Mobile One oil from BJ's. Even if I don't need it at the time, I will buy it when it's $10.00 off. So 6qts of Mobile One for $26.00 is an awesome price in my area. I'd buy 2 or 3 cases. :-)

I'm personally satisfied with the food at BJ's in my area. I've only been to another BJ's, the next closest to me, and wow. The difference between my regular one and that one was a huge difference. Mostly because my normal one was built from the ground up in the mid 90s. The other one was built inside an old super market that was built in the 60's. That one didn't have a gas station, tires, a deli or 1/2 the food that my normal one does.

One of the reasons why the employees at Costco, BJ's and probably Sam's Club seem to be friendlier. Is because the pay is WAY better than the other super markets, such as Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, Giant and whatever. I heard some where that pay starts at $12/hour for those employees. Where as at the other super markets their pay starts at $8.50/hour.

KOT

I do the same with Wal-Mart and Motorcraft oil for the TC. And Motorcraft filters. I'll get 8-10 changes worth at once...

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Oh, I see my comment is no longer in tune with this thread...

CadillacLuke24
07-26-13, 03:29 AM
If her name is Leia I'm gonna wet myself...

Luke is from a Galaxy Far Far Away....

Fear not. She isn't concerned with Cadillacs, and she's not a Leia.

BACK ON TRACK, Walmart generally tends to attract the weirdos, but if you park far enough away in the lot, and avoid eye contact with the especially disturbing specimen, you're set!

rodnok01
07-26-13, 09:28 AM
Fear not. She isn't concerned with Cadillacs, and she's not a Leia.

BACK ON TRACK, Walmart generally tends to attract the weirdos, but if you park far enough away in the lot, and avoid eye contact with the especially disturbing specimen, you're set!

Whew...thought you were sick or something letting that one slide...

Naw you go to Walmart and act weirder than everyone else, even the crazies avoid you then. Mismatched socks, missing shoe, shirt on backwards and wearing a glove shacking real bad... people will let you take their place in line.

ThumperPup
07-28-13, 01:34 PM
I don't like SAMs club bought tires there with road hazard. Once used a 30 day free membership to get them for a good price back in 2000 or so
When I need the road hazard because nail in sidewall they said I have to be a member for my warrant road hazard and lifetime balance and rotation to be honored
Never shop there agin never will
I go to walmart all the time

As for who sale clubs. Sams club basically forces. U to spend about the same amount of money as a non wholesale club how ever they just have larger packages
Every try to buy a pack of hotdogs at a wholesale club u get like 20 in a pack for the same price 3. 8 packs would cost at the grocery store

Or ever seem a 4 roll or toilet paper pack at wholesale club ? I think not. They carry them in like 16 and 24 packs for just a few dollars less then 5. 4 pack rolls at Walmart

When I do need to go to one I go to Costco

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Sam's is a favorites store that sells all the big sellers under one roof or stuff they got really cheap for one reason or another. What's for sale this week may not be seen on the shelves a month later. It's a great source of supply for those that live in the sticks and buy in bulk when they get the chance. That is very important in Alaska where most of the state is off any highway system. Wal*Mart is the American marketing scheme taken to the nth degree. They have huge buying power so they get the best wholesale prices, they get the best shipping rates for the same reason, and they control costs every way they can. They supply jobs for people that don't have the skills or talent to work anywhere else. It's a place for people on the bottom to start. On the other hand, if you stick it out and keep your nose to the grindstone they offer a chance with stock options for you to retire with an unmatched pension plan. If it were not for Wal*Mart there are many places in America where people living on or below the poverty line could not survive.
Disclaimer... I don't work there or do a lot of shopping there but they do provide a valuable service for the lower strata.

No what they do is open up price roll do low they put the family owned store down the road out of business then they offer jobs to those who lost there life to them opening