How good is your precious Walmart now?

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  1. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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  2. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    This is news?
     
  3. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    and then i know a wal-mart that i have actually went with my aunt and uncle and collected clothes, food, and toys several times to take to the mission central and resale shop where it was put to good use, so how do you like that?
     
  4. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    Seriously? They could have donated the unsold clothes they have to charities, and yet they trash them?

    That's wrong. I'm sorry to say that. What a waste of perfectly good clothes...
     
  5. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    wow, that is such a irresponsible thing to do....

    It would be easier for them to just give the clothes away
     
  6. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    don't blame wal-mart, blame the particular branch (not every wal-mart does this)
     
  7. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    No worse than restaurants that throw out their uneaten food every night, if you ask me.
     
  8. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    ^^^ Food can rot and go bad. A waste, yes, but giving away leftovers can lead to possible sicknesses. And restaurants don't want to get into that kind of situation.

    Clothing, on the other hand, doesn't decay (provided the moths don't get to them first). It's still good whether it's been in-store for a year or five years, and probably in better condition than already used clothing.
     
  9. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    I've never said that Walmart isn't a horrible, exploitative corporation, just that they're able to offer the lowest prices because of that.
     
  10. Skylock

    Skylock Rogue

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    Wow, what neglience.
     
  11. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Yes, food can go can go bad, but common sense should be used when donating some left overs. Not all food is viable, but some most certainly could benefit homeless shelters. Fresh baked breads most often come to mind, but no good deed goes unpunished in today's society, right.
     
  12. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    This is a common practice with many retail/restaurant chains.
     
  13. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    You're full of it. We all know it's the magical power the of the yellow flying smiley face. He truly has the Heart of the Rollback.
     
  14. Evil Porkchop

    Evil Porkchop Pork, the evil white meat

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    Who gives a shit, it's the companies property and they can do what they want with it. There is alot more important stuff that people should worry about, and for those bitching about these 2 companies.... I highly doubt you donate every re-useable item you have to charity instead of trashing it.
     
  15. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Yeah, Walmart being a crap corporation is nothing new.

    But no one said SHIT when their TFs were $7.77.
     
  16. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    Still pretty good, thanks for asking.
     
  17. Waverider

    Waverider Supreme Dude TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not bad at all.

    I agree, it's their stuff. They can do what they hell they want with it.

    **EDIT**

    great post Kusunagi. Too true....
     
  18. zealottoyou

    zealottoyou Well-Known Member

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    Donating those unwanted goods will not only benefit the company in PR side but also bring huge tax benefits too. Plus the labor you need to punch a hole in clothes.

    I think walmart accounting department must have a lot of interns. :) 
     
  19. mineraljane

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    Definitely a stupid move from a public relations stand point (and it reinforces Wal-Mart's poor public image to some) as it costs nothing to donate. That said, while the bad press from this is something that people will talk about for a day or so until the next "outrage", it will not cause a change in how they shop whatsoever.
     
  20. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Lol, they certainly said shit when they went back up.
     

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