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I want to buy products made in the USA from Walmart.

Posted Thu June 24, 2010 12:00 pm, by ellie k. written to Walmart

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For the past 5 or 6 years I have noticed how Walmart has changed the variety of food goods giving us LESS to choose from. The household goods and wares are not as well made. The products ARE NOT made in the USA which means to me they do not care about their fellow americans and their country of origin. They purchase from suppliers outside of this county.

I would like to see Walmart start once more to boost the country of USA economy and home town economy by purchasing products made in the USA.


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by blondie615 Posted Thu July 8, 2010 @ 5:51 AM

It wont happen.... they exploit the employees, buy cheap shoddy crap
from overseas, thats why they will never change. I dont shop there at
all, because its a friggin headache just to go in the place and shop.

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by JChang Posted Mon July 5, 2010 @ 11:40 PM

I love the Wal Mart line of children's clothes called "Faded Glory".
Its all such cute stuff, and good quality, too. Which is surprising,
you would think Wal Mart wouldn't have good clothes. But they have
great children and baby clothes.

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faded glory is crap! i bought a pair of jeans once, thecolors bled so bad in the wash, i have blue socks now. by Chadg Wed July 7, 2010 @ 8:38 AM

Clothing at walmart by James S. Fri July 16, 2010 @ 5:58 PM

by Donno Posted Wed June 30, 2010 @ 2:13 PM

For shotgun shells.

What a "makeover" the store has had. All the aisle displays removed,
probably to make way for the wide loads that traverse them. And the
department signs have pictures on them, such as "Boys" with a smiling
African American boy next to the title. How inclusive, especially for
those customers who don't know English.

The sporting goods department got a new firearms display and counter.
It almost feels like you are in Cabella's, until you stop and realize
you have been in line behind two customers for 10 minutes and see
where you really are.

The new decor feels kind of eerie - like the customer is an android or
something. That store makes my skin crawl. But it is a reliable
source of ammo.


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by Cambion Posted Tue June 29, 2010 @ 2:40 AM

There are reasons Walmart's stuff is so cheap...underpaid staff and
products made in China. If stuff in Walmart was all American-made,
you'd be paying about $40 for one of their crummy t-shirts. I don't go
to Walmart for anything anyway personally, but those who do might not
be too keen on the idea of paying four or five times as much for an
item made by American hands.

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by Jared C. Posted Mon June 28, 2010 @ 3:38 PM

You will be waiting FOREVER before Walmart buys American again.

The reason the garbage they sell at their crummy stores is so cheap is
because most of it is made in China and b/c Walmart is able to
brutally obtain price concessions from their suppliers due to their
enormous size and reach.

Sorry...but you're going to have to pay more - and shop somewhere else
- to get itemns made in the USA.


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by RedheadwGlasses Posted Mon June 28, 2010 @ 1:24 PM

And are you willing to pay more for items that are made with American
workers?

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by billt Posted Sun June 27, 2010 @ 1:02 AM

Before Walmart sold cheap crud made overseas, they sold cheap crap
made in the US. I have not shopped there since 1981, and will never
return.

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Agree by franese Sun June 27, 2010 @ 3:31 PM

by Just Simply Bella Sera Posted Sat June 26, 2010 @ 9:46 AM

Frankly, Ellie, you have only yourself to blame for Walmart's
inability to provide products made in the USA. By shopping at Walmart,
you are stating you want the lowest price. In order to offer low
prices, Walmart has to keep production costs down and that includes
having products made overseas.

(By the way, I'm not excluding myself from this blame either. I too
look for low prices. But at least I'm not in the dark that I'm not
part of the problem.)

And really, can you blame them? Can you blame any company looking for
ways to cut production costs? If they don't, they die, and that means
less competition and even more people out of work.

I disagree that Walmart doesn't care about the American people. Even
though I hate Walmart with a passion, I have to admit that they have
been able to give the people what they want. Americans value low
prices over quality; that's why Walmart has been able to thrive.

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Simply - a good analysis by Donno Sun June 27, 2010 @ 2:04 PM

Mostly agree with you, but.... by DB25 Sun June 27, 2010 @ 8:37 PM


Of course companies care about profits. by Just Simply Bella Sera Sun June 27, 2010 @ 10:02 PM

by PepperElf Posted Sat June 26, 2010 @ 9:45 AM

you are NOT going to get walmart prices for things made in the USA

not unless you open a sweatshop here. and that's illegal



if you really want stuff made in the USA I recommend you just buy
stuff made in the USA. If a store doesn't carry it then don't use
that store.


However yes it will be more expensive
that's something you won't be able to change

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re by RowdyRetailer Sat June 26, 2010 @ 11:20 AM


Produce? by RowdyRetailer Sat June 26, 2010 @ 11:41 AM


Produce by Donno Sun June 27, 2010 @ 2:08 PM


Exactally! by Teresa B. Mon June 28, 2010 @ 7:05 PM


but part of the issue to that is... by PepperElf Sat June 26, 2010 @ 5:49 PM

american products at walmary by pat t. Tue October 18, 2011 @ 3:55 PM


by Elaine W. Posted Sat June 26, 2010 @ 3:28 AM

Most retailers anymore carry a large percentage of products that are
made outside US borders. I work in customer service at another
retailer, and one night a coworker and I started looking in the return
bins just to see how many products were made in the USA. I think we
found one or two, but most were made in South America, Central America
and Asia. Even the products with US made components were assembled
elsewhere.
Walmart can't sell what is not available...most electronics, for
example, are manufactured in Asia.

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by Chadg Posted Fri June 25, 2010 @ 4:17 PM

I hate walmart with a vengence having worked for them a while back. As
my knowledge serves me, in 1989 only 6% of walmarts inventory was
produced overseas, by 2003 it was well over 60%. Rowdy has it right in
that people will not pay more than bottom dollar for their things, and
walmart has to capitalize on that to survive. I (no offense to anyone)
wish americans would grow a freaking spine and tell these companies
that we will not be bullied by them. I have not set foot in a walmart
since October 7, 2009, the day i got fired over a remodel accident. i
got another job within a week, ans even on my meager wages, i gladly
pay more to shop at a grocery store that has in-house meat cutters,
and produce that does not look like it was thrown around the loading
dock.

I honestly hope walmart fails, and goes out of business, the local
independant shops will come back, the economy will localize, and the
standard of living will improve.

Globalization is BAD BAD NEWS.

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Made in the USA by Lisa,LSW Fri June 25, 2010 @ 9:59 PM


As much as I hate Walmart, by Just Simply Bella Sera Sat June 26, 2010 @ 9:53 AM


RE by Chadg Sat June 26, 2010 @ 3:54 PM


I have seen "High cost of low prices." by Just Simply Bella Sera Sun June 27, 2010 @ 4:06 PM


"produce that does not look like it was thrown around the loading dock." by Donno Sun June 27, 2010 @ 2:15 PM

by Bill R. Posted Thu June 24, 2010 @ 11:38 PM

ellie k.,

Your inability to find Made in the U.S.A. goods at WalMart started
prior to Mr. Walton's death and went to turbo speed upon his death.

As Donno ( not sure what that is short for ) suggests vote with your
hard earned money and shop elsewhere.

As we approach the 4th July Holiday let's all take a moment and make
sure the fireworks, decorations, picnic goods and utensils we purchase
are all made in the U.S.A..

Bill R.

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Good luck Bill! by RowdyRetailer Fri June 25, 2010 @ 10:04 AM


by Donno Posted Thu June 24, 2010 @ 11:27 PM

WalMart excels at selling things for the lowest prices. Not customer
service, not quality products.

WalMart ABSOLUTELY does not care about Made in the USA - did you
honestly just notice this? WalMart specializes in putting small
businesses created by Americans out of business by undercutting them
on price. In my area, several wonderful stores run for decades closed
up in the last 10 years, following the arrival of WalMart.

If you want to do fellow Americans a favor, shop somewhere else.

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re by RowdyRetailer Thu June 24, 2010 @ 11:36 PM


If you want made in Third World country crap by Donno Fri June 25, 2010 @ 12:08 AM


Scary comment..... by RowdyRetailer Fri June 25, 2010 @ 12:17 AM

re by Tooter Wed June 30, 2010 @ 6:39 AM




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