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    I'm thinking all of this GoogleAmazonFacebook will end badly..


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    My wife does all her Christmas shopping on Amazon. She hates to go to Walmart. She's not the typical woman. She doesn't like to go shopping. She shops like a man. Goes to the store to get what she's going there for and leaves. Thank you Jesus!
    Sounds like my wife. I go to Walmart just to view the Walmartians especially at peak season on Friday nights in the dead of winter.

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    I'm thinking all of this GoogleAmazonFacebook will end badly..

    A true "rags to riches to rags" story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Yeah, I had a go round with someone years ago but at the time it was Walmart we were discussing. He said pretty much the same thing.. Thank God for Walmart otherwise people would starve or do without (because of their prices), well, it's pretty much the chicken/egg argument. Walmart destroyed the good local economy which made cheap, inferior things more necessary. So yeah, thank God Walmart is helping the survivors..lol

    I understand the convenience of Amazon, that is the "good" part of the technology, the loss of the local feed store who always delivered anyway is the "bad" part. Something else here about that local store, if that store knew what Amazon knows about you and traded that info like peanuts, you would have probably run it out of town.

    Sorry. I think that sounds like a scold. My youngest daughter uses Amazon for everything, I still love her.
    I didn't take it as a scold. It's a modern convenience, and it was necessary. Otherwise, I endeavour to shop local if possible.

    WalMart also has its place, I believe. Years ago, in my mother's remote Upper Peninsula area, she'd not have any fresh vegetables during the winter besides sickly iceberg lettuce, hard tomatoes, and a few other vegetables that could be shipped and endure the trip. Then they got a WalMart. And boy, did things change. Now, every grocery store in Houghton, Michigan has a much better selection of fresh fruit and vegetables year round. It's at a cost: trucking costs, wear and tear on the highways up there, and more. But the quality of life for those in the far northern reaches of Michigan has improved immensely.

    As my mom and her husband age, I also like the idea that they aren't making 4-5 hour round trips to the next major city for needed items either. And my mom (who just broke her leg in a fall) has discovered that she can place an order with WalMart and send her husband (who shouldn't be driving anyway) to go and pick up groceries. They have the pickup service there, but not the delivery, and most likely won't get the delivery service - there are too many remote people up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muriel View Post
    I didn't take it as a scold. It's a modern convenience, and it was necessary. Otherwise, I endeavour to shop local if possible.

    WalMart also has its place, I believe. Years ago, in my mother's remote Upper Peninsula area, she'd not have any fresh vegetables during the winter besides sickly iceberg lettuce, hard tomatoes, and a few other vegetables that could be shipped and endure the trip. Then they got a WalMart. And boy, did things change. Now, every grocery store in Houghton, Michigan has a much better selection of fresh fruit and vegetables year round. It's at a cost: trucking costs, wear and tear on the highways up there, and more. But the quality of life for those in the far northern reaches of Michigan has improved immensely.

    As my mom and her husband age, I also like the idea that they aren't making 4-5 hour round trips to the next major city for needed items either. And my mom (who just broke her leg in a fall) has discovered that she can place an order with WalMart and send her husband (who shouldn't be driving anyway) to go and pick up groceries. They have the pickup service there, but not the delivery, and most likely won't get the delivery service - there are too many remote people up there.
    Another place Walmart has is for the diabetic. I get my insulin for 24.97 per vial under the Reli-On brand. Otherwise, you pay 100.00+. Then, meters and strips? I get 50 strips for 20.00, meters are cheap and reliable. We don't have insurance. I thank God for Walmart. It is the place for uninsured diabetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Another place Walmart has is for the diabetic. I get my insulin for 24.97 per vial under the Reli-On brand. Otherwise, you pay 100.00+. Then, meters and strips? I get 50 strips for 20.00, meters are cheap and reliable. We don't have insurance. I thank God for Walmart. It is the place for uninsured diabetics.


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    WOW! - That's a blessing, Brother.
    Amen

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