Warning: Wal Mart lowering prices again
Slave laborers heading to another day in the salt mines. hurry up son, before the greeter lays his whip on us
WalMart Begins Massive PSYOPs Campaign to Sell More Crap that People Don't Need or Want :.
Just don't buy it. This horror show ends if people stop shopping at WalMart. It's that simple. (It's not really that simple, but it's a damn good start.):
Stung by its poor showing over the Thanksgiving weekend, Wal-Mart Stores - which accounts for about 10 percent of the nation's retail sales, excluding autos - is quickly changing some selling strategies, executives said yesterday. Starting today, it is marking down two dozen of its most popular toys and electronics, from Elmos (now $16.88, they were $26.78) to portable DVD players ($149.87, formerly $179.87) to Black & Decker electric jar openers ($28.42, down from $34.88).
Yesterday's across-the-board retailing numbers for November were mixed, with the gap widening between the "haves," namely luxury stores, and the "have-nots," discounters and midlevel department stores whose customers are suffering most from high gasoline prices. And while retailers reported that the day after Thanksgiving was strong, the rest of the weekend, for many, did not live up to expectations.
Wal-Mart will also begin an unusual advertising blitz this morning. Wal-Mart, which does not usually advertise in newspapers - preferring the monthly color circular - will run full-page ads in 15 major markets and 35 secondary markets, Mona Williams, the vice president for communications, said yesterday. Next week, Wal-Mart will introduce seven 15-second television spots.
In addition, Wal-Mart, with $253 billion in sales last year, will run an Internet "circular" for the first time, giving it flexibility to reduce prices again if the competition gets too aggressive.
I wonder how Target and Costco are doing.
I mean, if you only have X dollars to spend, why spend it on cheap shit which will have to be replaced quickly. At least Target's stuff looks nice and the workers aren't treated like shit. I think Wal Mart's problems are not just due to the economy. I think that people are choosing to shop elsewhere. Some, for political reasons, some because of their return policy, some because they sell cheap shit.
If conservatives were smart, they'd go after Wal Mart as well. The company is in hock to the Chinese governemt and takes jobs from American workers. The Bentonville Hillbillies care about one thing, themselves. They give less than any other major corporation their size. McDonald's may treat the franchise workers like shit, but their generousity cannot be questioned. Wal Mart sells cheap and is cheap. Just because they give money to Bush doesn't mean they give a shit about this country. But then conservatives are easy to fool, wave the flag, mention Jesus and they run along like lap dogs
posted by Steve @ 1:31:00 PM