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    llywrch

    A lot of Walmart customers have very little choice on where to shop.  Yes they can be ignorant, mis-informed lot, but many are just poor.  For a lot of them a NEW shirt/jeans/shoes are a major purchase.  Goodwill/Salvation Army/etc. is where they shop for clothes.  Also they have no where else to shop as the mom/pop stores closed down when the big SuperWalmart rolled into town.  

    I for one am disappointed in Target for not signing.  As for Walmart, I thought they wouldn't do anything to upset the profit line.. Even if they have to raise the price of a shirt by a penny each to cover the cost of improving labor standards overseas.

    In truth, when I was unemployed, living off donations, family help, etc. Walmart was the only place we could afford clothing/food/etc. Yes most of the stuff I got died not too long after we arrived here in the Seattle area.  Only our IKEA stuff has lasted longer (I have a bedroom suites , kitchen table, chairs, pots/pans, etc. that I got back in '96 that are still going/in use.).

    "Death is the winner in any war." - Nightwish/Imaginareum/Song of myself.

    by doingbusinessas on Sat May 18, 2013 at 12:42:22 PM PDT

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