Politics There are really only two discount stores left, Walmart & Target

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  1. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Fun THE HCP Fact......he has never been to a Walmart.
    Worked the Walmart Open twice in. Bentonville, Arkansas ,but never been in one. My family will definitely hit up Target, we love that place.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    If you want groceries, WinCo is good, as is Bargain Grocery Market Outlet (or whatever it's called). There's another bargain grocery but i don't remember the name. Whole sale something? Warehouse or something.
     
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  3. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE PRESIDENT WANG

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    I generally buy shit at costco if it's on sale.
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE PRESIDENT WANG

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    I've been to Walmart in Mexico more times than in the US.
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE PRESIDENT WANG

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    You ever been to Frys electronics? It looks like a leper colony in there.
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE PRESIDENT WANG

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    You lose your NEP card on this
     
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    UncleCliffy'sDaddy Circling the bowl.....

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    Shit, that place is the Twilight Zone......and a blight on my town.
     
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    Ha!
    Went to Fry's in Oxnard. Looking for some electronic part or another.
    They had that shit stacked on shelves labeled Parts!
    No discernible system what so ever. No one in the store knew how to find a damn thing less than a major appliance common in both Spanish and English.
    I do not know how they can pay the rent.
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    For sure Sams & Costco are Warehouse club stores, limited SKU's. Do not replenish most season whole goods. They compete against their category first, then everyone else. Low margins, vendors pay for every warehouse built.
    The big box home improvement stores like Lowes and HD have tremendous purchasing power and had a huge impact against Department stores like Wards, Sears, and of course regional hardware stores.
    Kmart, Target & Walmart sell mostly non brand, not all, discounted items.
     
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    I try and avoid them all except Sportsman's Warehouse & Dicks.
    Winco is a joke, the ladies there are like mice on meth with them shopping carts and they WILL run you over. Then you got to bag your own damn groceries.
    Costco real early during the week isn't to bad..
    Amazon's whole foods is a rip off.
    Ladies go crazy over New Season (rip off too) and Trader Joe's.
     
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    BiMart, Fred Meyers, Home Depot, Winco, Sunrise Asian Market…...my go to shopping
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    you must be a democrat then!
     
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    They're banking on people not knowing the prices at other stores for items brand spanking new. :biglaugh:
     
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    One person at WinCo tried to take some grocery items out of my shopping cart. I said, "You better put that back if you want to keep your hand!"
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Right by my house there is a Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and a new place called Basics Market. I hate it when she goes to any of ‘em. I tell her to stick to Fred Meyers or Costco.
     
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    Trader Joe's is ok for some items like: Greek Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce, Bone Broths.

    Whole foods has the bubbies pickles I like to eat with my XL man sized sandwiches.

    Lately, I am getting to the point where I make my own pickled foods, BBQ sauce, and bone broths more often.
     
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    Damn I need to move to NEP.
     
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    Damn! I am glad I don't take on airs of authority.
     
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    I have to ask, what is NEP?
     
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    No Lowe's? They get our business just because of the 10% veteran discount. Home Depot acts like you have to be a retired Admiral or something, to get theirs.
     

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