Are you biased in where you shop?

Posted by: themightyindividual

Do you have a racial, political, or other illogical bias in where you spend your money?

  • Yes, I would rather limit my options and pay more for less in doing so rather than buy from someone with an AGENDA!

  • No, I don't care who I am buying from, I just want to buy something

60% 9 votes
40% 6 votes
  • Wally world all the way! Voting with my wallet is a luxury I can't afford.

  • We go to the cheapest nearby store. Boycotting isn't our thing.

  • Not exactly that. If I knew a corporation abused workers, I wouldn't support it. However, if they just, say, get their money from the CCP, I see no reason not to buy from it (my mother would probably disagree though).

  • Personally, I think that it doesn't matter where you shop. I normally like to save money because of the situation my family is in.

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debate_power says2015-05-02T15:35:32.4418875-05:00
This definitely sounds like a political statement...
TBR says2015-05-02T15:44:50.3342974-05:00
Most definitely.
TBR says2015-05-02T15:46:32.6716094-05:00
I took the blood Oath to not shop in Walmart. Been in one three times in my life. Each time is the new shocker.
themightyindividual says2015-05-02T15:54:26.9644900-05:00
It is stupid to care who you are buying from in a personal sense because it is business. That's why capitalism works best. Because it trains people to look past silly characteristics like race, religion, political views, gender, and other non-business related attributes and focus on the product and the price, because that's all that really matters when you are conducting business. To TBR: Why not shop at Walmart? They have an abundant selection, low prices, and sufficient customer service as well as a clean, sterile bright environment, there's nothing not to like.
TBR says2015-05-02T16:09:58.9056947-05:00
Because it's an awful store. Unpleasant in every way. A few dollars is not deciding factor.
themightyindividual says2015-05-02T16:15:32.4304548-05:00
Target is definitely more pleasant, but Walmart is closer.
Stefy says2015-05-02T16:40:06.7652152-05:00
Thats not really an example of bias. Its either preference or financial necessity.
Vox_Veritas says2015-05-02T17:06:53.8322952-05:00
What's wrong with Wal-Mart?
TBR says2015-05-02T17:07:05.1435853-05:00
Walmart. Everything from the unmanaged bins of trash merchandise to their abysmal Record as an employer to their decimation of locals. They are a plague.
themightyindividual says2015-05-02T20:49:11.0840402-05:00
"decimation of locals" elaborate.
TBR says2015-05-02T20:52:11.8863864-05:00
Its no secret. http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/03/31/of-course-walmart-destroys-retail-jobs-thats-the-darn-point-of-it-all/
TBR says2015-05-02T20:57:59.5056430-05:00
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/study-proves-walmart-super-stores-kill-local-small-businesses-article-1.140129
Varrack says2015-05-02T20:59:14.3355124-05:00
At least Walmart provides jobs in the first place. I'd rather not be unemployed.
TBR says2015-05-02T21:01:17.2537782-05:00
Varrack - This is... Noncontroversial. They cost more jobs then they provide. "A study published in 2008 in the Journal of Urban Economics examined about 3,000 Walmart store openings nationally and found that each store caused a net decline of about 150 jobs (as competing retailers downsized and closed) and lowered total wages paid to retail workers." They are more efficient, hence less job.S.
themightyindividual says2015-05-02T21:05:58.7645033-05:00
To TBR: We live in a free market. Competition is what drives business' success. That means if Walmart is somehow eliminating surrounding businesses, it is because those business' former customers prefer Walmart. So you are suggesting that consumers should be forced to shop somewhere they do not want to. Walmart is not "killing" anything. They are (just like every other business on the market) providing another option to consumers, who can pick which one they like better. What's wrong with that?
TBR says2015-05-02T21:09:07.1630026-05:00
"consumers should be forced to shop somewhere they do not want to. " - Who said anything about forcing anyone to do anything. You asked (in a biased and silly way) and I responded. I posted factual links, that;s all. || "Walmart is not "killing" anything." - Sure they are. Did you read the links? || "They are (just like every other business on the market) providing another option to consumers, who can pick which one they like better. What's wrong with that?"" - I don't want to make anyone do anything. I WANT TO PAY MORE TO NOT SHOP AT THAT HE!!-HOLE!!!
Varrack says2015-05-02T21:32:51.7420662-05:00
Walmart is the top employer in the country, and provides jobs to millions of people. So many people would lose jobs if we got rid of it.
TBR says2015-05-02T21:38:45.4766012-05:00
Varrack - Walmart is a s**t company, but there is no push to "close it", nor is there any way to do that. It is BETTER to shop locals, there are many good reasons to shop elsewhere, but there is not a push to do some... I don't know, force consumers, or mandate closing the company.

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