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Stupid is as Wal-Mart does

Don’t get me wrong.  I think Wal-Mart provides a great service for America. Today I needed to pick up some prescriptions at my local Wal-Mart.  When I called to inquire on availability they informed me that the price was higher than I had been buying down the street at a K-Mart store. “Why don’t you match the price” I asked? “Because it is farther than 5 miles away.” “But if you don’t, I will just go back to K-Mart.” “Sorry” they said. So called the Wal-Mart that is a couple of miles further away but just down the street from
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The Crush of Black Friday Mania

For those who think that shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving is all about sweet deals, you may be missing the point.  I think of a couple of years ago and my son and two of his friends.  We were standing in line at a CompUSA at midnight in order to capture some sweet Black Friday promotional goods.  Did we freeze?  You betcha.  Memories?  Off the chart.  It was a zoo and the service a joke.  But the memories of being with my son during the wee hours of night is forever.  I remember the year where we also timed
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Merger of Disney and Wal-Mart Announced

Disney is about to announce a major merger between themselves and Wal-Mart Stores.  Each has their individual claim on the customer and leads their industry in creating a unique customer experience. Disney has over 25 million visitors to their theme parks each year.  In one recent news story it was suggested the price for a family of four and a visit to Florida would put the trip at $5000 or more. Wal-Mart on the other hand, gives the customer an experience starting with their “Greeter” and cookie cutter store plan, right through to the check out.  84% of all Americans
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