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    I was going to buy one this weekend for my little neighbor! He is a real sweetheart who helps around the neighborhood. Does anyone have any other ideas? He is 14.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karma View Post
    I was going to buy one this weekend for my little neighbor! He is a real sweetheart who helps around the neighborhood. Does anyone have any other ideas? He is 14.
    Just keep him away from her!


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    I was going to get a prepaid Visa as a XMas gift for for a friend who's been out of work....though not one from Wal Mart. So the question is....is the problem on the Visa end or the Wal-Mart end?

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    My thoughts are that it has less to do with Wal-Mart and more to do with pre-paid VISA cards in general. I received a VISA Vanilla card for my birthday with $100 on it...I've had the most difficult time using that card...no one, especially restaurants, wants to take it. By the time I actually was able to use it and redeem the rest, that $100 card ended up being worth about $70...they are NOT worth the hassle. In fact, they're a scam, period.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNotherOne View Post
    I was going to get a prepaid Visa as a XMas gift for for a friend who's been out of work....though not one from Wal Mart. So the question is....is the problem on the Visa end or the Wal-Mart end?
    The problem is on the WalMart end. I've purchased Visa Debit Cards with no problems whatsoever. I just fired off a letter and e-mail to WalMart corporate offices about this nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanwench View Post
    That's a question that would baffle the Riddler. I used it for one purchase at Bath and Body Works online. Since it took all that time to authorize, they refused it for further purchases.
    Oh man, seriously... That's crazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Karma View Post
    I was going to buy one this weekend for my little neighbor! He is a real sweetheart who helps around the neighborhood. Does anyone have any other ideas? He is 14.
    If you want it to be for the Walmart, their "gift" cards do work.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNotherOne View Post
    I was going to get a prepaid Visa as a XMas gift for for a friend who's been out of work....though not one from Wal Mart. So the question is....is the problem on the Visa end or the Wal-Mart end?
    Good question, I was given a debit card from Clayton (for looking at a house) and it worked everywhere I tried to use it at. Since this is Walmart, who knows.
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    The card I purchased from WalMart is gold, with a gold bow on it. It says WalMart at the top and the Visa logo is on the bottom, right side of the card under the hologram of the bird logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack-O-Lantern View Post
    My thoughts are that it has less to do with Wal-Mart and more to do with pre-paid VISA cards in general. I received a VISA Vanilla card for my birthday with $100 on it...I've had the most difficult time using that card...no one, especially restaurants, wants to take it. By the time I actually was able to use it and redeem the rest, that $100 card ended up being worth about $70...they are NOT worth the hassle. In fact, they're a scam, period.
    I had a similar problem with Vanilla Visa. Just stick with Visa, Master Card or AmEX, use the brand names only. Green Dot is another offshoot of the WalMart /GE Money thing, so avoid it like the plague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanwench View Post
    The problem is on the WalMart end. I've purchased Visa Debit Cards with no problems whatsoever. I just fired off a letter and e-mail to WalMart corporate offices about this nightmare.
    Seriously ...... for them to have put their name on that card and then turn that very card away is the very height of stupidity. Honestly, I bet whomever gave the thumbs up for the Wal-Mart name to be put onto that card probably has no idea of the whole clusterfuck.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunga View Post
    "Save money. Live Better." Wal-Mart sucks. Everything in that store is made in China. It may save money, but it loses jobs for Americans. They spout that live better crap. Meanwhile they force overtime on employees and pay them straight time. Withhold or make their employees pay for their own health care by keeping them at 30 hours a week. Pay women less for the same jobs. Hire illegal aliens. Promote an anti-union agenda to their employees.
    In an instance in Madison, Ohio, a Wal-Mart came into the community even though the people didn't want it. Protested at city hall. Protested as the non-union construction workers built the place, and continue to protest to this day. The people that live on the same street as the Wal-Mart had there well water supply destroyerd by these ingrates and were then handed the bill to upgrade the sewer and water lines. Sprawl-Mart was taken to court by a number of residence on the street and offered to help with costs only after ordered to do so by the courts.
    Very true story. They pay the workerts less then a living wage and barnstorm into cities and towns that dont want their stores. Their stores run the gammet of illegals as cleaning crews to cashiers. I cant count how many wal marts have been raided by the INS over the years , rounding up more then three quarters of the total workforce in the store as working and living in america illegally. I hate this store chain and all it stands for.

    Dosent surprize me they duped you into buying their visa card then refusing to take it as payment. I have never and wont ever shop there but I know people who do for some reason, ill let them know about the visa thing.

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    Thank you - I was thinking about buying one.

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    For WalMart/WalMart.com to NOT honor a gift card that has their name on it is lame beyond words and measure. I have bought gift cards there for friends of my kids with no problem redeeming inside WalMart, online at WalMart.com, or elsewhere. Thanks for the alert on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheri View Post
    For WalMart/WalMart.com to NOT honor a gift card that has their name on it is lame beyond words and measure. I have bought gift cards there for friends of my kids with no problem redeeming inside WalMart, online at WalMart.com, or elsewhere. Thanks for the alert on this one.
    No problem, Sheri. I've had the regular Gift Cards from WalMart as gifts and had no problems. This is their Visa debit card.

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    Yeah, it sucks. I'm sorry you had to go through this, Alanwench. (((hugs to rid your frustration and get you back to being your hag self in no time)))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curl_up_N_dye View Post
    Seriously ...... for them to have put their name on that card and then turn that very card away is the very height of stupidity. Honestly, I bet whomever gave the thumbs up for the Wal-Mart name to be put onto that card probably has no idea of the whole clusterfuck.....
    With your wording, you sound like the guy who's on Comedy Central before the Colbert Report. I love his show, but I can't think of his name at the moment. He has the Clusterfuck to the Poor House, that's when he discusses American economy.
    Yes, it's beyond lame. It's inexcusable.

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    Thanks for the warning!!! I won't be purchasing that card, that's for sure! What company doesn't accept their own credit card?????Walmart I guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheri View Post
    Yeah, it sucks. I'm sorry you had to go through this, Alanwench. (((hugs to rid your frustration and get you back to being your hag self in no time)))
    Thanks for the hugs. I will feel like myself when I get that refund check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanwench View Post
    With your wording, you sound like the guy who's on Comedy Central before the Colbert Report. I love his show, but I can't think of his name at the moment. He has the Clusterfuck to the Poor House, that's when he discusses American economy.
    Yes, it's beyond lame. It's inexcusable.
    LOL I don't ever catch the Colbert Report, but I will take that as a compliment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curl_up_N_dye View Post
    LOL I don't ever catch the Colbert Report, but I will take that as a compliment
    It's intended as a compliment, I love that show, I just don't remember the guy's name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunga View Post
    "Save money. Live Better." Wal-Mart sucks. Everything in that store is made in China. It may save money, but it loses jobs for Americans. They spout that live better crap. Meanwhile they force overtime on employees and pay them straight time. Withhold or make their employees pay for their own health care by keeping them at 30 hours a week. Pay women less for the same jobs. Hire illegal aliens. Promote an anti-union agenda to their employees.
    In an instance in Madison, Ohio, a Wal-Mart came into the community even though the people didn't want it. Protested at city hall. Protested as the non-union construction workers built the place, and continue to protest to this day. The people that live on the same street as the Wal-Mart had there well water supply destroyerd by these ingrates and were then handed the bill to upgrade the sewer and water lines. Sprawl-Mart was taken to court by a number of residence on the street and offered to help with costs only after ordered to do so by the courts.

    I'm sorry for the original poster's troubles. I agree with Chunga on Sprawlmart's business practices. They suck. Target and the rest aren't much better but Sprawlmart has a certain level of arrogance to its practices. The poster in Chunga's response is from a documentary that examines the problems with that corporation. This PBS documentary was also very well done. I recommend reading "Nickled and Dimed: on Not Getting by in America" by Barbara Ehrenreich. The author takes a bunch of work a day jobs in various corporations and tries to survive on the lousy wages and no benefits. Walmart was especially egregious. ---------------- Now playing: dotCommunism - Thank You for Shopping at Walmart via FoxyTunes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanwench View Post
    With your wording, you sound like the guy who's on Comedy Central before the Colbert Report. I love his show, but I can't think of his name at the moment. He has the Clusterfuck to the Poor House, that's when he discusses American economy.
    Yes, it's beyond lame. It's inexcusable.

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    welcome to corporate America

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaRaRamona View Post
    No, I think you did. Most of those laws came about from lawsuits not union interference. I have said repeatedly that unions served a purpose but that time is passed.
    Oh, but I beg to differ:

    According to the Indianapolis Star:

    September 26, 2007 UNITED AUTO WORKERS OFF THE JOB, Striking back at globalization. By Ted Evanoff

    Massive job cuts at General Motors, America's largest carmaker coupled with the bankruptcy of Delphi, America's biggest autoparts maker have provoked predictable handwringing from liberal pundits who worry that America is "losing its manufacturing base." But the wrenching change now buffeting the auto industry defies the usual press formulas. Just listen to Steve Miller--a turnaround specialist who is steering Delphi's restructuring process. He exploded the myth of America's "endangered" union manufacturing jobs at his October press conference announcing Delphi's move into Chapter 11: "We cannot continue to pay $65 an hour for someone to cut the grass and remain competitive."
    Take grass cutting. As defined by the current United Auto Worker contract negotiated with the "Big Five" (GM, Ford, Chrysler, and top parts makers Delphi and Visteon), an auto "production worker" is a job description that covers anything from mowing grass to cleaning the toilets. In the real world, these jobs would be outsourced to $8 an hour, no-benefit wage earners, but on Planet Big Five, these jobs get the same wages as any auto line-worker: an average $26 an hour ($60,000 a year) plus benefits that bring the company's total cost per worker to a staggering $65 an hour.
    But at least the grass cutters are working for their pay. The UAW contract also guarantees that 12,000 autoworkers get full wage for doing nothing. On the heels of Miller's straight-talk, the Detroit News reported that "12,000 American autoworkers, instead of bending sheet metal, spend their days counting the hours in a jobs bank." These aren't jobs. And they certainly aren't being "lost" to China.
    "We just go in (to Ford's Michigan Truck Plant) and play crossword puzzles, watch videos that someone brings in or read the newspaper," The News quoted one UAW worker as saying. "Otherwise, I've just sat."
    The coming months will be painful for many American autoworkers. Accustomed to a certain lifestyle, they will see their wages cut in half, jeopardizing second homes, college tuitions, and car payments. One blue-collar Delphi worker interviewed by the Detroit News makes $103,000 a year operating a forklift and fears the consequences if his pay is drastically reduced. But many Americans will ask how a forklift operator felt entitled to a six-figure income in the first place (according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average forklift operator wage in the U.S. is $26,000).

    Apparently the purpose of the UAW is to create a situation like this.

    Here's a great idea.....bail them out.

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    I have purchased smelly Kleenex from them,soda packs filled with dead bugs and grass,frozen desserts with odd white spots in it and some other stuff I have blocked out.
    One person I know went there to buy a car battery-he was told to go to this part of the automotive department.
    He did and no workers were there and did not show up. When he finally found someone-turned out battery prices had gone up about 10 or more in a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwtape View Post
    And I bet it's packed every single day, often by protesters who need some cheap poster board for signage. I'm such a cynic.
    LMHO And I bet they cut line too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alanwench View Post
    I just looked on the card and discovered that it says it's "issued by GE Money Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A., Inc."
    GE is horrible!! They will scam the pants off you & charge you triple to get them back.

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    wal mart is the DEVIL people I swear they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorbidMolly View Post
    PEEPS...........REALLY........IT`S JON STEWART OF THE DAILY SHOW.......he gave Colbert his start.......
    Thanks, MorbidMolly, I had CRS. Sometimes it's chronic.

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    Has anyone read the horror novel 'The Store'?
    It is about a big chain store that moves in and kills off all the mom and pop stores. It starts out having great deals and then people start to disappear and very disturbing things start to happem.
    (and then there are the zombies that guard the store at night)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunga View Post
    Just keep him away from her!


    LMAO...good one armie
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    Wal-Mart $640,000,000 settlement

    Last edited by Chunga; 12-24-2008 at 08:04 AM.

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    GOOD!!! Score one for the little guy...If Sam Walton was still alive he would have NEVER let that happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by howDIDyouBUYit? View Post
    GOOD!!! Score one for the little guy...If Sam Walton was still alive he would have NEVER let that happen!
    Absolutely!

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    For what I spend there, the employee's should be set for life lol...

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    So true

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    I have so many horror stories from people who work there..it is about time they get slapped down and made to treat these people like humans.

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    This is one of the reasons I dont shop there. Crap for wages while people who work there struggle.

    Also their hiring of illegals to " clean " the stores.

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    What I don't understand is that if conditions are so bad and they hate their job so much, why not just quit? Why do these morons still hang around if they feel they are getting exploited?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmpenny View Post
    What I don't understand is that if conditions are so bad and they hate their job so much, why not just quit?
    Because most can`t get jobs anywhere else.....they depend on older workers, and young, that have no other options.....the job market isn`t exactly booming right now.....when I worked the Pharmacy at one, their insurance was awesome ( don`t know about now ) and that was huge for older workers.....and there are other benefits that were really good....problem with the option to buy stock is, most didn`t make enough to do it.....also when a Super WallyWorld comes to town, many of the other shops and stores can`t compete.....they go out of business, and guess where those folks go to get jobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmpenny View Post
    What I don't understand is that if conditions are so bad and they hate their job so much, why not just quit? Why do these morons still hang around if they feel they are getting exploited?
    When I worked at Wally's I felt sorry for the lifers- these were folks that had been workers at the previous store chain that Wal Mart had taken over..Woolco I think...
    anyway- these poor folks, had 5 years to go til retirement. They had multiple years in with the previous company, and if they quit- they lost their pension, so they had to put up with it.
    It was sad, because management knew these folks were hooped, they took advantage of them So you'd have these old folks, working by themselves in departments, doing a good job, because that was their work ethic..
    and then you'd have the kids, doing dick all, talking on their cell phones non stop..and slacking to talk with their buddies..
    And nothing happened to them..and it was so frustrating for the lifers.
    They are the life blood of the store..but do they get raises? No-
    And-The kids were hired on at more money than the lifers...
    yet it was the Lifers that made sure the store ran, because the kids couldn't give a shit.
    Wal Mart is really f%#@ed up-
    and it's not just that store.
    When I moved out here, I was shocked at how I would go in the Wal Mart here- and think I recognized the people that work there. They all get a "sameness" to them. They have dead eyes..they have no hope - they just hang on til retirement.

    And the executives make gobs of money on their backs.

    And unfortuntately- I do shop there sometimes...because they have the cheapest prices and I am unemployed right now.

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    My middle sister is the Jewelry Department manager at our Wal Mart. She makes big bucks, let me tell ya, owns stock, a big retirement package, and gets a 10% discount on what she buys there, except for groceries.

    I asked her once if it was true that Wally exploited their employees and she said Yeah, they took a lot of crap. Well, isn't that true about most companies? Isn't the bottom line always the profit margin? When you work for someone you have to take it up the ass, doesn't matter where you work, unless you are self-employeed.

    I worked six years for Rockwell International, MSD, building bombs and I never made near what she makes, and let me tell ya, working for federal defense is a royal pain in the ass, and doubt Wal Mart can touch 'em. They didn't want your best, your 100%, they wanted MORE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laynesgrl View Post

    I can imagine all the lawyers lining up at this guy's house
    I find no comfort in this world

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    Someones gettin a new lifestyle
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    Feeble attempt at trying to get some damages. Fuck him.

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    It's the third snake bite at a Walmart in that region; I would be looking at my suppliers if I were them. This guy deserves to sue, not something I normally believe but while his reaction was to the anti venom he was reaching around for a fallen child's toy. If a toddler had gone after it's toy the child would very easily be dead.
    The store brought in this merchandise as "safe" they should be accountable.

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    Walmart sells snakes? My Walmart days are over.
    Wanna see my grandkids?

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    This could happen a lot more... Nursery stock is delivered in dry vans straight from the field.... when our company used to haul freight we would find a snake in about 1 of 4 loads...
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    Walmart sells snakes? My Walmart days are over.
    No, the snakes are free!!

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    Dang! He will get a large amount of whatever he is suing for, too, I'll bet. Sad thing is, technically the store can be held accountable...but I cannot imagine how an employee would be supposed to know about them and clear them out of the store given all of their duties.

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