All Retailers Informative - Separating the wheat from the chaff
USA -- As the holiday shopping season is upon us all, this is just a little reminder for those who have had bad experiences with certain retailer(s). Remember those bad experiences and how you swore you would never do business with them again? Stick to your word! Years ago (in my parents day) the one avenue of protest to show any particular company that they were not treating their customers properly was simply to not purchase from them. It is amazing that a person can be treated terribly and yet a week later again shop at that same store because they are a few cents cheaper than another retailer. Yes this is a time when many Americans must be penny wise, but if you continue to patronize those (many times foreign invested)establishments which did you a disservice, they have no reason to better their ways. Posting how you were mistreated (on sites such as this one) is a good start, but remember to follow through on your convictions. If they have done you wrong... hit 'em on their "Price Leaders" (items they are selling at or below cost to get you in the store) then move on to the retailers that appreciate their loyal customers and give them the profit. Also, please don't forget the small "Mom & Pop" stores. Those little nonfranchised establishments that may be a dollar or two more expensive, yet bend over backwards to keep their customers happy. American owned and hardworking. These individuals keep our economy strong. There are many foreign corporations that do not even like us as a people, yet put on a fake smile to profit from us as they provide cheap products made from the sweat of their own impoverished people. Buying American made products (produced and assembled here) keeps Americans working and this country strong.