Wal-Mart Complaint - Misleading advertising: Don't believe everything you see on TV!
WINDER, GEORGIA -- The Winder, Ga, store is a total shame to the name of Sam Walton, and I feel sure all Wal-Mart stores are the same. Our country is in a total mess and Wal-Mart is one of the causes for the decline. The majority of merchandise sold there comes from China, where workers are paid only a few cents a day to manufacture. An item that costs Wal-Mart a total of 5 cents may be sold in the U.S. store for $14.99. If that same item was manufactured in the U. S., it might cost Wal-Mart $3, but the jobs would stay in the U.S. and they could still sell that product for $14.99. The executives are greedy and continue to come up with ways to sell inferior products made by foreign countries to consumers in the U.S. and increase their profit margin, giving little or no thought to the Chinese workers or the Americans who are struggling with job losses and ever-rising prices on gas, taxes, etc. They are only concerned with how much money goes into their own pockets. They do not care about our concerns and struggles. They are greedy, heartless, untouchable predators. You think you are getting a great deal at Wal-Mart? Think again. I have been doing my own research by tracking prices between Ingles Supermarket in Auburn, Ga, and Wal-Mart in Winder. For 4 weeks running, I have saved from $12 to $26 on exactly the same items purchased from Ingles when compared to Wal-Mart. Also, I used to go to Wal-Mart for generic cold remedies, pain relievers, etc. Generics were not available on my last 3 trips to Wal-Mart for the Equate brand multi-symptom cold tablets or Equate mucus relief. When I finally located an associate to ask if they were out of the products or if they discontinued the items, the associate did not understand the question and stated she would go get someone else. She had not returned after 15 minutes so I left my cart of selections in the middle of the isle and walked out of the store. Rite-Aid was near by so I bought the items I needed there, where store brands and generics are available at a very low cost. There is something else I have noticed for almost a year. GV canned vegetables are consistently higher than name brands; same goes for GV sugar...higher than name brand. More often than not, the "economy" size of a product is more expensive per unit than the smaller sizes. What's up with that? My main complaint here is that Wal-Mart advertising is misleading and wrong. You cannot save $$ at Wal-Mart in the real world, although they pay lower wholesale prices than most any other retailer. They raise prices on items that sell, and lower prices on items that don't sell. Quite backward, don't you think? Not for the predators who think we consumers are sheep who can be "fed and led". They feed us BS and lead us into their traps. Not me, not anymore.