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Made in the USA Wal-Mart

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by arclight610, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. arclight610

    arclight610

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    For those of you that shop at Wal-mart, have you noticed alot more of the stuff being made in the US? I think I started to notice this a few months ago. I bought a couple of cheap nylon spatulas that were US made. Then I noticed that alot more of the "cheap" plastic stuff that you would expect to be made in China was stamped "Made in the USA". Yesterday, I bought 5 items and they all happened to be US made.

    Is this some sort of new initiative from Wal-Mart?
     
  2. truetopath

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    I wouldn't be surprised, now they'll have to change the slogan from "specializing in cheap plastic crap made in China," to "cheap plastic crap for Americans, made by Americans."

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  3. Eurodriver

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    What do you people buy at walmart?

    Seriously, aside from an occasional ammo trip (around here their prices on 100rd boxes of WWB cant be beaten) I can't think of a single thing that I would ever want to buy there.

    Furniture? IKEA. Clothing? The Mall. Televisions? Best Buy. Food? Publix.

    What gives? Is it just me? And the people! Oh my Goodness...the PEOPLE....
     
  4. arclight610

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    Some things from my recent trip were 3x5" index cards, Bartlett pears, bananas, nightcrawlers, and a small pail
     
  5. glockin-45

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    They need to start doing it more, and especially their clothing. I looked at at least five different shirts just for the hell of it, to see where they came from. Forget mexico. It was (hecko)lol, in cambodia, indonisia,honduris,quatamalia,viet-nam. (pls excuse my spelling) what the hell. It's hard to find good ol' USA anymore. I was getting my dog's food, when i compared ol'roy healthy mix to the beneful i was going to get. The ol'roy read like it was real good for your dog and with probiotics too.
    Luckily i caught the, product of thailand on the bottom. I wont buy any of the treats or biscuts that are made in china either. I care about my dog more than they do.
     
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  6. CitizenOfDreams

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    Maybe the Chinese are stamping their goods "Made in USA" to make them more desirable for "Walmart patriots"?
     
  7. glockin-45

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    I agree with you, but when your in a small town like i am, walmart is (the mall). When i lived in CA, i wouldn't think of going to walmart to buy clothes, or a tv.
     
  8. ray9898

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    Last night I needed:

    • dog food
    • two cans of spray paint
    • new fishing pole and lures
    • deodorant
    • bird seed
    • chicken
    • BBQ sauce
    • chips
    • Baked beans
    • case of beer
    • apples/oranges/bananas for a fruit salad
    • shower curtain
    • lawnmower battery
    Wal-Mart had it all in one stop for probably the lowest price of anywhere around.
     
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    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    Bear in mind the dollar had been devalued 40% against foreign currencies. All of that cheap Chinese stuff isn't so cheap anymore, plus the cost of shipping.
     
  10. brisk21

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    About the only thing I buy from Wal-Mart is ammo. Even that is rare nowadays with the internet ordering. I only buy ammo from Wal-Mart if I want just a few boxes for some reason. Up here in Michigan, we have Meijers, which is way better than Wal-Mart with equally good prices.
     
  11. RonS

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    Wages are outpacing productivity gains in China. More people want more stuff but they still aren't as productive per person as Americans. People are getting a taste of the good life, they aren't going to be happy if they think it could slip away from them. Pretty soon they will have welfare zombies and consumer advocates and community activists.
     
  12. glockin-45

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    As far as your Bartlett pears and bananas go, check them each time you buy. It changes with every delievery. The nightcrawlers are naturaly going to have come from some place more local. The fish dont care. And like the pack say's there guaranteed to catch fish or die trying.:rofl:
     
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    I hear they sell Rap cd's........:whistling:
     
  14. fiasconva

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    Eurodriver, my local Walmart has the freshest and best-looking produce of any of the local grocery stores and at a better price. Why buy more expensive and inferior veggies somewhere else?
     
  15. MrsUzi4U

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    The people? It's not a social club. :wavey:

    Haven't noticed th increase in US goods yet, but glad to hear. I remember when there TV ads used to brag about USA products.

    I can't put much time or energy into store exclusions, I just go where I can get what I need without unneccesary driving.
     
  16. Eurodriver

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    I noticed you live in Idaho.

    I'm sure I wouldn't have a problem going to Walmart in Idaho either. But in Florida, I don't speak Spanish, Ebonics, or HillBilly. I avoid it.
     
  17. ray9898

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    Well it is obvious...some associate Wal-Mart with lower class and they feel better about them self when they shop at more affluent places.
     
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    Walmart now have their own brand of Girl Scout cookies, including generic thin mints and tagalongs. Suck on that GSoA. No more waiting for those annual drives and no more overpaying for cookies, no matter how delicious they may be.
     
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    I wish it would go back to all made in the USA products.
    I'm sure Ol' Sam was spinning in his grave when it turned to China Mart.
     
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    THE MALL ????????:rofl::rofl::rofl:

    SERIOUSLY ?? :rofl:

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