Archive for November, 2009

Walmart’s Black Friday black eye.

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

From ConsumerAffairs.com: Its Black Friday sale has given Walmart a black eye with many of its customers who showed up before the crack of dawn Friday, only to find the sale items they wanted already sold out…. “On November 27, I arrived Walmart in Iron Mountain, MI at 4:30am. I was there to purchase a […]

SUNDAY MORNING WITH ROBERT FEINMAN…

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Standards for Belief in the Age of Reason Can historical accounts of supernatural events be properly evaluated in today’s science-based environment? All religious faiths have included historical accounts of supernatural events or beings. In very early history these were passed down as an oral tradition with no expectation of contemporaneous verification.

AT THE WALLY PLEX…

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

There are sound stages on Hollywood’s back lots smaller than Bentonvile’s behemoths, so it’s no surprise that budding video talent has been sneaking cameras in at odd hours. And now for the midnight show at the Wally Plex featuring icon95926. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

Presold?

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Black Friday customers who arrived at the Walmart store here, expecting to purchase an e-Machines laptop for the $198 Black Friday price were surprised to find the entire shipment of 37 units had been assigned to other customers the day before. A store manager admitted that the only way for a customer to know that […]

Bait and switch.

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Sophia Barrientos, 30, of Fontana was a bit peeved. Assuming that the recession would thin the shopping ranks, she showed up at the store later than normal and found that the $248 Emerson 32-inch flat-screen TV she was hoping for was sold out. So she picked up a $368 Vizio 32-inch instead. “I thought it […]

“[M]ore like a riot.”

Friday, November 27th, 2009

“This was not like shopping more like a riot at the Wal-Mart on Zaragosa in El Paso. The biggest day for sales of the year but these were the ingredients of a terrorist attack. Police everywhere, pushing, shoving, people fighting, pallets full of merchandise falling on customers and this was at 4:45 a.m. The sales […]

Learning.

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Her young children was the reason Natasha Scott got out of her warm bed. “I got here at 4 a.m. and we were late,” she said. “I know next year to get here earlier.” In her shopping cart were a Power Wheel for her 1-year-old daughter and a scooter for her 3-year-old son. Scott said […]

Suckers.

Friday, November 27th, 2009

“At Wal-Mart, pallets that had been covered with discounted merchandise and shielded with black tarps were emptied within minutes of being revealed. The stockpile of Rock Band video games, which normally go for $180 each but were marked down to $50, vanished in an instant.”

That’s some great security, huh?

Friday, November 27th, 2009

“A Wal-Mart in Upland, CA was forced to close Friday morning after shoppers inside allegedly got rowdy. KCBS reports the crowd was pushing and shoving and police closed down the store for two hours.”

Predictable.

Friday, November 27th, 2009

And the prize goes to Brandon, FL: Black Friday doors opened at 4 and 5 a.m. at most stores. At the Walmart on Causeway Boulevard in Brandon, we’re already hearing about a fight breaking out over GPS 10 Connects Beau Zimmer was there when the fight broke out. He said the Walmart opened its doors […]

Walmart pulls its ugly scam again.

Friday, November 27th, 2009

“It was only 5:15 a.m., and already shoppers were leaving the Walmart on Howell Mill Road empty handed.” Update: This, of course, explains this.

“The blood’s on Wal-Mart’s hands.”

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

If i were a better blogger, I would have written this myself.

WALMART WEDNESDAY: OPEN THREAD…

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

How do you really feel about Walmart? Here’s your chance to express your true feelings — pro and con — about the world’s largest retailer. Write whatever you like in the comments section and engage your fellow readers in the conversation. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

“It’s all for show.”

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The New York Daily News reports: The sister of the Long Island Wal-Mart worker trampled to death in last year’s Black Friday sale says the store’s attempts to improve safety around are too little, too late. Danielle Damour, 42, believes the retailer’s new crowd control measures are more about preserving its image than looking after […]

HOW MUCH CAN THEY NOT AFFORD TO LOSE…?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Last month it was the books, taking food out of Sarah Palin’s children’s mouths and crushing my hopes to ever become obscenely rich and obnoxious as the author of best-selling thrillers that Hollywood directors would fight over to option. But now they’re slamming each other over the feckin’ Easy Bake Oven? In what is emerging […]