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I live 30 blocks from Portlands own Walmart- and I have been there twice in the decade I have lived there. I do not like the smell or sound or the things Walmart sells. Many brands (such as Levis or carharrts) make inferior products for walmart to meet their price goals- and I am willing to pay full price to get quality clothes... and to save money I buy my durable goods from craigslist, Goodwill or The Village Merchents in Portland.
But I have also lived that purchasing choices are more limited- and money is harder to come by. In my roral life the box store was Kmart (my age is showing there I guess) and I always viewed going to Kmart as failure- but shop there I did on many occasions.
The thing that worries me about Walmart is their practice in the midwest of opening a store in one town and when the downtown is ruined, closing the walmart and opening up in a town 40 miles away. How much money do you have to save the gas and wear and tear on a vehicle?
posted 3 years, 7 months ago
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