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Old 04-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #46
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I like Schneed and i generally agree with him, but i feel like if WM treated the workers better they would attract better workers.

But he is right, you dont need people skills or anything to work there. And he's right about the business world too. But in a sense, that is wrong, because many people like myself take pride in tradition and family businesses and the like, are part of our lives.

Case in point, Walmart is selling cars in Texas. True story. My family, as some of you know, have operated a car dealership for close to 30 years. It's gave us everything we have. If Walmart started selling cars here, we would be out of business in no time...
They have a word for that Carmax.
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They have a word for that Carmax.
It would be funny if they really are the same company. Thing is, they rip people off just as bad.

Dealerships as a whole are shady, but Carmax straight up robs fools. My friend Evan bought a car out of the valley trader last year, and was stuck with his old one, so feeling that he had nothing to lose, sold it to carmax because he wanted the cash.

It was a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup. They gave him only 1,200 dollars for it. It had a Kelly Blue Book value of almost 8500 at "Fair" condition....Heck "Poor" was almost 5,000.

Guarantee you they took that same pickup and put it out on the lot for probably 12,000.
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It would be funny if they really are the same company. Thing is, they rip people off just as bad.

Dealerships as a whole are shady, but Carmax straight up robs fools. My friend Evan bought a car out of the valley trader last year, and was stuck with his old one, so feeling that he had nothing to lose, sold it to carmax because he wanted the cash.

It was a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup. They gave him only 1,200 dollars for it. It had a Kelly Blue Book value of almost 8500 at "Fair" condition....Heck "Poor" was almost 5,000.

Guarantee you they took that same pickup and put it out on the lot for probably 12,000.
that is why I mentioned them.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:45 AM   #49
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They can treat their employees like dirt because their employees are cashiers, stockroom workers and greeters, they're easily replaced. You don't exactly need a Harvard degree to get a job at Wal-Mart. They give people jobs, they give people lower prices, and they don't focus on service.
I suspect they don't treat their employees much worse on the whole than similar type employees get treated in the industry in general.. They just have a lot more employees and are a very easy target.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:25 PM   #51
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I love living in downtown areas, too bad it's so much money.
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Went to Walmart during lunch. I really really like that place. Everyone there was super nice too. I even had a short conversation with the cashier about the weather.

I do have 2 problems with Walmart.

1) the parking lot usually sucks, but it is better than having to go to 3 different stores and deal with parking 3 times

2) They always use WAY too many bags. I usually try to go through self checkout but this Walmart didnt have one. I got some frozen mixed fruit, a tooth brush (twin pack), and 1 bottle of multi vitamins. 3 bags. She double bagged the mix fruit and put the tooth brush and multi vitamin in a separate bag. Everything could have gone in 1 bag easy and the frozen fruit wasnt even heavy or real big or anything. This always happens and just pisses me off, i cant stand all these extra bags.
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It would be funny if they really are the same company. Thing is, they rip people off just as bad.

Dealerships as a whole are shady, but Carmax straight up robs fools. My friend Evan bought a car out of the valley trader last year, and was stuck with his old one, so feeling that he had nothing to lose, sold it to carmax because he wanted the cash.

It was a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup. They gave him only 1,200 dollars for it. It had a Kelly Blue Book value of almost 8500 at "Fair" condition....Heck "Poor" was almost 5,000.

Guarantee you they took that same pickup and put it out on the lot for probably 12,000.
That's called being a retard. Who sells a car without looking at the blue book value?
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That's called being a retard. Who sells a car without looking at the blue book value?

LOL! I wan to say that but didn't want to be rude. you will always get the most money for your car if yo usell it yourself. Generally Carmax will give you the most money for your car then a normal dealership.

Carmax loves cars that are late model and under 60k miles.
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LOL! I wan to say that but didn't want to be rude. you will always get the most money for your car if yo usell it yourself. Generally Carmax will give you the most money for your car then a normal dealership.

Carmax loves cars that are late model and under 60k miles.
he didnt want the hassle of selling himself, and was just looking to unload it.
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he didnt want the hassle of selling himself, and was just looking to unload it.
he could've listed it on CL and gotten twice the money that very day

unless people were skeptical why it was so low

let me know when he has a garage sale.. or another car
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he didnt want the hassle of selling himself, and was just looking to unload it.
Maybe so, but doing due diligence to find out what your car is worth isn't that hard, and if he was willing to sell it like that, you can't blame CarMax for taking advantage of it. You can get blue book, at least the ball park figure, from the bank, library or online fairly easily.
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he didnt want the hassle of selling himself, and was just looking to unload it.

They probably offered him that amount because of their inventory, if they are load up on a certain type of car that has low demand they will offer you a ridiculously low number in hopes you either bite which means they will jus tbring it to auction or you take your car somewhere else. Kelly Blue book is just one of the factors they use in determining what they will give you.
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Violence may not be the best option, but it's still an option. Look up chemical moltov cocktail. It's basically sulfuric acid and potassium chlorate. The good thing is that no one will see the bottle being lit, just throw and go. You're not going to win against them any other way. They'll just line the pockets of the local county board, then they'll import cheap sweat shop BS to undercut Americans. I saw the same thing happen in Ashland. Now they want to put one up on a civil war battle field.
Was just shown this in a Business Ethics class:

Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town - A Review

I don't have anything nice to say about it, so I won't say anything at all.
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