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Sam's Club mass closures - Breaking

Discussion in 'General Off Topic' started by GunnyGene, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. mascott

    mascott Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    understand why
     
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  2. LeansVeryRight2016

    LeansVeryRight2016 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Yes, on Getwell.

    In Southaven it seems that 5-6 Memphians shop on one Sam's Club membership.

    But, then, I'm a racist since I wrote that ... :warning:
     
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  3. Jarhead5811

    Jarhead5811 Rational Anarchist MSGO Supporter

    Yes, a major paradigm shift is underway. It’ll be interesting to see how it goes, I’m just hoping it’s not too interesting.
     
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  4. Scharfschütze

    Scharfschütze Waffennarr

    I neglected to mention that "National Pizza Company" was at the time the nation's largest franchisee of Pizza Hut. I was Pizza Hut training manager in the Hattiesburg area. Just wanted to make that point a bit more relevant to Mississippi.
     
  5. 45flattop

    45flattop Distinguished Poster

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    Smoke and mirrors from the giant of Bentonville, one hand
    gives workers a "boost" while the other one eliminates their
    job.......nice going Walton family.:(:(:(
     
  6. steve2112

    steve2112 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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    Amazon is doing to Wal Mart what Wal Mart did to local businesses.
     
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  7. patchz

    patchz Court Jester

    ISWYDT :D
     
  8. patchz

    patchz Court Jester

    I was going to post "Amazon Pantry?".
     
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  9. turable.shot

    turable.shot Distinguished Poster

    Walmart is just fighting back (AMAZON). They announced months ago, that changes were in the works. Walmart has a distribution set up, second to none, even better than the USPS (for their purposes). AMAZON bought WHOLE FOODS last year, not for the food, but the distribution capability (I do believe). It's a dog eat dog world, and the struggle is well underway.
     
  10. Scharfschütze

    Scharfschütze Waffennarr

    Yes Walmart is playing chess; they are focusing on fighting Amazon and other online sales giants, they've seen the writing on the wall.
     
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  11. BasMstr

    BasMstr Distinguished Poster

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    You would be amazed at what you can order online from Walmart.
     
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  12. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Distinguished Poster

    Yeah, I order stuff from Walmart.com. (I am boycotting Amazon.)

    Getting stuff delivered to the local Walmart store has worked fairly well---only a few problems.

    But getting it from Walmart's on-line vendors might be a different story. Like Amazon, Walmart.com lets vendors sell things by listing them on Walmart's web site.

    I ordered a Bluetooth connecting OBD2 thing that cost $7.95 from Walmart.com. It was one of their "only delivered to your home" items sold by a Chinese company in California.

    It was delivered to some place in New Castle, Pennsylvania. I finally just disputed the charge and MasterCard credited my account.

    ---------------------------------
    Delivered
    SHIPPING ACTIVITY
    • DEC 07
      3:42 PM
      Delivered, In/At Mailbox
      New castle, PA
    • DEC 07
      7:23 AM
      Out for Delivery
      New castle, PA
    • DEC 07
      7:13 AM
      Sorting Complete
      New castle, PA
    • DEC 07
      6:53 AM
      Arrived at Post Office
      New castle, PA
    • DEC 06
      10:55 PM
      Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility
      Pittsburgh pa network distribution center
    • DEC 06
      10:14 PM
      Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
      Pittsburgh pa network distribution center
    • DEC 06
      8:32 PM
      Departed USPS Regional Facility
      Warrendale pa distribution center
    • DEC 06
      9:47 AM
      In Transit to Destination
      On its way to new castle, PA
    • DEC 05
      9:44 PM
      Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
      Warrendale pa distribution center
    • DEC 05
      9:51 AM
      In Transit to Destination
      On its way to new castle, PA
    • DEC 04
      12:51 PM
      Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility
      City of industry ca distribution center
    • DEC 04
      11:36 AM
      Accepted at USPS Origin Facility
      Rowland heights, CA
    • NOV 27
      6:24 PM
      Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending
      La puente, CA
    • NOV 27
      10:35 AM
      Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item
      Rowland heights, CA
    -------------------------------

    A friend of mine in Mobile ordered 2 of the same thing. His were delivered to some place in Oklahoma.

    Walmart customer services assured me that they have banned that vendor.
     
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  13. BasMstr

    BasMstr Distinguished Poster

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    I've ordered a lot of reloading items from Walmart.com, haven't had any issues with delivery (knock on wood :D). Just had a couple things delivered yesterday - with free 2 day shipping.
     
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  14. BasMstr

    BasMstr Distinguished Poster

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    Forgot to add, 99% of everything ordered has been paid with "rebate" money I get using Walmart's Savings Catcher app.
     
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  15. Leonidas

    Leonidas The Beast MSGO Supporter

    I thought it was Blankenship in Texas?
     
  16. BigNick73

    BigNick73 Distinguished Poster

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    Get the Sams app for you phone. It lets you scan your own stuff and pay, the person at the door checks it just like a paper receipt, no more standing in line. I can be in and out the Pearl Sam's in 15 minutes with a buggy full as long as there's not too many slow pokes browsing.
     
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  17. canebreaker

    canebreaker Distinguished Poster

    Sitting at the auction one night we were talking about Sam's. Some saying, I use to be a member, but didn't buy enough to pay for membership. I told them to give me a call when they wanted to go.
     
  18. turable.shot

    turable.shot Distinguished Poster

    Former member here, but heck, it's hard to live 80 plus miles from a business, and have to pay them $ to do business with them. Now had they offered a reduced rate due to living more than 60 or so miles, I'd likely still be a member...I like their pizza.

    Truth is, people can get their stuff delivered, via AMAZON, etc.
     
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  19. Scharfschütze

    Scharfschütze Waffennarr

    Since I left Pizza Hut (1990) I understand NPC has sold off some or all of their franchised stores. I have students who work for the Pizza Hut in Brookhaven, they told me they had a new owner for the 2nd time in about 3 years, so I have no idea who owns them now. When NPC bought Mississippi Pizza Co. from Ed Purcell back around 1987 or so, that made NPC the operator of more stores than anyone except Pizza Hut corporate. Ed operated every Pizza Hut in MS at that time, 82 give or take. IIRC NPC was based in Kansas, this was back in the day when I had to manually call in payroll on a weekly basis. Nothing was on computer, I spoke with the payroll clerk bright & early every Wednesday morning.
     
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  20. Leonidas

    Leonidas The Beast MSGO Supporter

    I dunno.

    Norman C. Blankinship | Amarillo.com | Amarillo Globe-News

    He and a business partner purchased four Pizza Hut Franchises in 1965, and Norman and Jerrie moved to Amarillo that same year with the businesses. The Blankinships franchised 196 Pizza Huts around the world at one time. Their first Pizza Hut was located in Amarillo across from Tascosa High School, where they rolled the dough with a hand-roller and served drinks from a "pop-box." They also developed the first Pizza Huts on the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Alaska and the Virgin Islands. Norman and Jerrie also developed and franchised more than 20 Mr. Burgers throughout the United States. He also owned and managed N.B. Distribution Center in Amarillo, which warehoused and serviced Pizza Hut and Mr. Burger restaurants weekly.