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    Sams Club closings

    FB is reporting multiple abrupt store closings across the nation- Sam's Club people very tight lipped

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    Quote Originally Posted by emiliozapata View Post
    FB is reporting multiple abrupt store closings across the nation- Sam's Club people very tight lipped
    Can you share WHERE?
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    http://www.businessinsider.com/walma...-stores-2018-1
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    Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club stores and laying off thousands of workers
    Hayley Peterson
    Jan. 11, 2018, 12:44 PM

    • Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club locations across the US, the company told Business Insider. Some stores were closed on Thursday. Others will close at a later date.
    • Many employees were not informed of the closures ahead of the time, according to reports.
    • 10 of the closed stores will be turned into ecommerce distribution centers.

    Walmart is closing 63 Sam's Club stores across the US, the company told Business Insider.

    Several stores were abruptly closed Thursday. In some cases, employees were not informed of the closures prior to showing up to work on Thursday.

    Instead, they learned that their store would be closing when they found the store's doors locked and a notice announcing the closure, according to reports.

    Ten of the affected stores will be turned into ecommerce distribution centers, and employees of those stores will have the opportunity to reapply for positions at those locations, a Walmart official said.

    The remaining stores will stay open for several weeks before closing permanently. All of the affected stores were scrubbed from Sam's Club's website Thursday morning.

    Sam's Club offered an explanation for the closures on Twitter, saying, "After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy. Closing clubs is never easy and we’re committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition."

    After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy. Closing clubs is never easy and we’re committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition.
    — Sam's Club (@SamsClub) January 11, 2018
    The closures come on the same day that Walmart announced it was raising starting hourly wages to $11, expanding employee benefits, and offering workers bonuses of up to $1,000.

    Here's a list of closures rounded up from local media reports and Sam's Club employees that contacted Business Insider. The list will be updated as we learn of additional locations.

    8801 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515
    1074 N Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
    48 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701
    3900 Grants Mill Rd, Irondale, AL 35210
    2425 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85194
    5757 E State Route 69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
    1375 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85286
    15255 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    3360 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
    17835 Gale Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748
    12540 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680
    69 Pavilions Dr, Manchester, CT 06042
    2 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477
    355 FL-436, Fern Park, FL 32730
    5135 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611
    2994 Turner Hill Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038
    501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510
    21430 S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443
    6600 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
    808 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540
    900 S Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107
    1055 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
    460 S Weber Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446
    3015 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
    10859 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229
    4024 Elkhart Rd #1, Goshen, IN 46526
    9598 Cortana Pl, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
    9750 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117
    1 Tobias Boland Way, Worcester, MA 01607
    340 E. Edgewood Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48911
    32625 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
    3745 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426
    2800 27th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
    11 Batchelder Rd, Seabrook, NH 03874
    81 International Dr S, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
    1900 E Linden Ave, Linden, NJ 07036
    301 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
    2649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224
    720 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701
    700 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626
    1600 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
    5085 Dawn Dr, Lumberton, NC 28360
    1101 Shiloh Glenn Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
    4825 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209
    9570 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
    1145 Carr 2, Bo Florida Afuera, Barceloneta, 00617, Puerto Rico
    Carr 830, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 00957
    Carr 3 Km 82 Bo Junquitos, Humacao, 00741, Puerto Rico
    1805 Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38111
    1615 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054
    13331 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
    22296 Market Place Dr, New Caney, TX 77357
    12919 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
    741 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
    4571 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231
    901 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
    1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001
    7050 Watts Rd, Madison, WI 53719
    1540 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214
    13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

    If you know of stores closing that are missing from this list, reach out to hpeterson@businessinsider.com.

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    Beat by one minute. Sigh.

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    I am not sure why people haven't figured out there is a direct link between raises in the minimum wage and both store closures, and the increasing use of robots. Robots will hold nearly all low skill/minimum wage jobs a decade from now, including picking fruit and other agricultural jobs now done by illegals. In fact, it is likely illegal immigration will fall because they jobs will soon be done by robots, cheap, effective and able to work 24/7/365.

    It is a case of the Marxists and Progressives finding out you should be careful what you wish for. They got the minimum wage increase, and now they have the job losses that go with it.
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    I have never seen a need to go to Sam's. I refuse to pay for a membership on top of paying regular prices for the products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherrynboo View Post
    I have never seen a need to go to Sam's. I refuse to pay for a membership on top of paying regular prices for the products.
    WHAT??? And miss the chance to buy gallon jugs of ketchup one aisle over from the 55 gal drums of 15w-40 rotella motor oil?? You're not livin.
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    I think Walmart has reevaluated their business model, and have decided to put more into their regular stores and online retail over the club stores. They are also trying to build an online competitor to Amazon, with online ordering perks and third-party sellers. Good luck Walmart.
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    Closing 260+ stores

    http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sams-cl...ce-nationwide/

    I hope they get their $1,000 bonus before they lose their job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomer Doug View Post
    I am not sure why people haven't figured out there is a direct link between raises in the minimum wage and both store closures, and the increasing use of robots. Robots will hold nearly all low skill/minimum wage jobs a decade from now, including picking fruit and other agricultural jobs now done by illegals. In fact, it is likely illegal immigration will fall because they jobs will soon be done by robots, cheap, effective and able to work 24/7/365.

    It is a case of the Marxists and Progressives finding out you should be careful what you wish for. They got the minimum wage increase, and now they have the job losses that go with it.
    And when that happens, doom follows. All those low-skill workers suddenly neither earning nor spending will be a drag on the economy that makes an anchor look like an outboard motor by comparison.

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    Clearly there's a sudden and pressing need for those detention camps ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeping Cobra View Post
    http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sams-cl...ce-nationwide/

    I hope they get their $1,000 bonus before they lose their job.
    Here's the link to the story from your link. You know, CBS really is putting itself out there as fake news. The whole headline is based off of 1 audit team leader in Alaska??

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sams-cl...ce-nationwide/

    Sam's Club closes hundreds of stores nationwide
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    Walmart (WMT) is closing hundreds of Sam's Club stores nationwide, according to numerous media reports.

    Jessica Buckner, an audit team lead at a Sam's Club location in Anchorage, told local TV station KTVA that all Alaska stores are closing as part of a larger downsizing across the U.S. "From what I heard, there's over 260 stores that have been closed down," she said.

    The wholesale clubs' official closure date is Jan. 26, Buckner said.

    The closures also affect stores in New Jersey, upstate New York, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. In some locations, per social media, people showed up to work only to be told that their location was closing, with nearly no advance notice.

    Sam’s Club shutdown? Employees at this S Loop store tell me they showed up to work and were told store is closed effective today. Sign on door says same thing. Hearing other stores also affected. Waiting on answers from parent company, Walmart #khou11 pic.twitter.com/RtbY7EhiIK

    — Jason Miles (@JMilesKHOU) January 11, 2018
    Sam's Club did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

    The chain, which competes with Costco (COST), has more than 650 locations employing more than 100,000 people, with an average of 175 employees per store, according to the company.

    No formal announcement had been posted Thursday morning by Sam's Club, but the company acknowledged the closures on Twitter with a general statement.

    The company drew criticism from people on Twitter who objected to the lack of notice about the closings.

    My problem isn't with you closing stores. It's closing stores without telling the employees. How would you, as a social media rep, like to come in to work tomorrow and find out you were fired?

    — YourMCAdmin (@YourMCAdmin) January 11, 2018
    The closures come on the same day that Walmart announced it was raising its minimum wage to $11 per hour.

    Same day Walmart raises worker wage to $11 "due to tax bill", Sam's Club announces 419 Hoosier workers are losing their jobs.

    — Stephen Terrell (@StephenTerrell) January 11, 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherrynboo View Post
    I have never seen a need to go to Sam's. I refuse to pay for a membership on top of paying regular prices for the products.
    100%. There is one not too far down the road here. They will always offer a 30 day free trial that I will occasionally take advantage of. Unless it is 'free sample' day(!) it really isnt worth going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherrynboo View Post
    I have never seen a need to go to Sam's. I refuse to pay for a membership on top of paying regular prices for the products.
    Our family has enjoyed shopping at Sam's Club over the years. The discounts and money we save, add up much bigger, than the cost of the yearly membership. Just buying your tires there for your vehicles, saves $100s of dollars. We also get our medicine at a discount, that regular pharmacy can not give us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomer Doug View Post
    I am not sure why people haven't figured out there is a direct link between raises in the minimum wage and both store closures, and the increasing use of robots. Robots will hold nearly all low skill/minimum wage jobs a decade from now, including picking fruit and other agricultural jobs now done by illegals. In fact, it is likely illegal immigration will fall because they jobs will soon be done by robots, cheap, effective and able to work 24/7/365.

    It is a case of the Marxists and Progressives finding out you should be careful what you wish for. They got the minimum wage increase, and now they have the job losses that go with it.
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    WalMart is a big company, so closing 63 storesSS, with some re configured, is about 6,500 employees out of over 1,000,000.
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    Yes, I save more than the membership fee just buying dog food and gas at the Sam's Club gas station - and that's probably for less than half my fills.

    I doubt if the store up here is gonna close - they've been remodeling for (must say) about the past year. It has to be the slowest, most annoying remodeling job I've ever seen, but it is happening. Besides they are the only game around. No Costco anywhere near.

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    I guess the $1,000 bonus for many had "consequences".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzieq View Post
    Our family has enjoyed shopping at Sam's Club over the years. The discounts and money we save, add up much bigger, than the cost of the yearly membership. Just buying your tires there for your vehicles, saves $100s of dollars. We also get our medicine at a discount, that regular pharmacy can not give us.
    Not everything is cheaper, but a lot is, and I do price compare. If something can be had cheaper somewhere else, it doesn't get bought at Sam's, that's all.
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    9 This is really sad.......

    — YourMCAdmin (@YourMCAdmin) January 11, 2018
    The closures come on the same day that Walmart announced it was raising its minimum wage to $11 per hour.

    Same day Walmart raises worker wage to $11 "due to tax bill", Sam's Club announces 419 Hoosier workers are losing their jobs.

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    Our Sam's Club is hiring! Big sign advertising: Urgent! Help Wanted in various positions.
    (This is in Central Michigan)
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    On the News this morning; the Lansing Michigan Store has closed already and Sam's is not commenting.

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    How many of the stores are in close proximity to the ghetto?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliobas Disciple View Post

    8801 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515
    1074 N Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
    48 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701
    3900 Grants Mill Rd, Irondale, AL 35210
    2425 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85194
    5757 E State Route 69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
    1375 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85286
    15255 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    3360 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
    17835 Gale Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748
    12540 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680
    69 Pavilions Dr, Manchester, CT 06042
    2 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477
    355 FL-436, Fern Park, FL 32730
    5135 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611
    2994 Turner Hill Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038
    501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510
    21430 S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443
    6600 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
    808 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540
    900 S Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107
    1055 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
    460 S Weber Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446
    3015 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
    10859 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229
    4024 Elkhart Rd #1, Goshen, IN 46526
    9598 Cortana Pl, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
    9750 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117
    1 Tobias Boland Way, Worcester, MA 01607
    340 E. Edgewood Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48911
    32625 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
    3745 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426
    2800 27th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
    11 Batchelder Rd, Seabrook, NH 03874
    81 International Dr S, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
    1900 E Linden Ave, Linden, NJ 07036
    301 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
    2649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224
    720 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701
    700 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626
    1600 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
    5085 Dawn Dr, Lumberton, NC 28360
    1101 Shiloh Glenn Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
    4825 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209
    9570 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
    1145 Carr 2, Bo Florida Afuera, Barceloneta, 00617, Puerto Rico
    Carr 830, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 00957
    Carr 3 Km 82 Bo Junquitos, Humacao, 00741, Puerto Rico
    1805 Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38111
    1615 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054
    13331 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
    22296 Market Place Dr, New Caney, TX 77357
    12919 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
    741 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
    4571 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231
    901 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
    1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001
    7050 Watts Rd, Madison, WI 53719
    1540 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214
    13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
    How many of these stores, aside from the Alaska stores and those closures may be due more to cost analysis and logistics, are in neighborhoods that are now urban blight? OR are in cities where the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour?
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzieq View Post
    We also get our medicine at a discount, that regular pharmacy can not give us.
    This^^^ Getting my prescription filled for $10 versus everywhere else where the pharmacies were demanding anywhere from $168 to $495 for a single refill.

    It's well worth the annual membership cost.
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packyderms_wife View Post
    How many of these stores, aside from the Alaska stores and those closures may be due more to cost analysis and logistics, are in neighborhoods that are now urban blight? OR are in cities where the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour?
    I note there are three Puerto Rico locations closing, and only 10 on the island according to Google Maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    How many of the stores are in close proximity to the ghetto?


    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    THIS


    IL has 25% of the stores closing - 5 in all - at least one is now in the ghetto - they built a brand new Wal Mart store and left the Sam's behind in the ghetto .... I think this could be a trend in the closings - low $$$$$$ sales because of demographic changes ....
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    There is no doubt, that the changing demographics in the FUSA,
    are forcing the majority of these closings.

    A family member was a manager of a large chain store,
    that had to shut down due to the massive stealing
    that was going on at the store.

    They were not allowed to attempt to stop the thieves,
    which were nearly 100% FUSA Africans.

    That is what the FUSA Africans do, first and foremost.
    When asked why do they steal, you will hear the world
    slavery just about 100% of the time.
    They believe that what they steal, is owed to them,
    therefore they see nothing wrong with taking something,
    that does not legally belong to them.

    Currently the only solution for businesses that want
    to actually make a profit, is to not locate in areas where
    there is a high FUSA African population demographic.

    Please be safe everyone, and please arm up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini Warrior View Post
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    THIS


    IL has 25% of the stores closing - 5 in all - at least one is now in the ghetto - they built a brand new Wal Mart store and left the Sam's behind in the ghetto .... I think this could be a trend in the closings - low $$$$$$ sales because of demographic changes ....
    Ummm math much?

    25% of 60 is 15, not 5.
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    I noticed the one in Prescott Valley Az is closing. They were doing a big business but apparently Costco really cut into their business. Obviously if the stores were showing a profit they would remain open. That is what capitalism is all about.

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    It's cheaper to go down the street to Aldi's and buy what I need for less then what Sam's Club/Walmart charges. I've been into Sam's several times on their free pass, but never saw a need to go with a full membership. You have to buy in bulk in order to save any money and it ties up to much valuable cash in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalknTrot View Post
    Yes, I save more than the membership fee just buying dog food and gas at the Sam's Club gas station - and that's probably for less than half my fills.

    I doubt if the store up here is gonna close - they've been remodeling for (must say) about the past year. It has to be the slowest, most annoying remodeling job I've ever seen, but it is happening. Besides they are the only game around. No Costco anywhere near.
    Unfortunately, ours is on the closing list, and yes, I buy hundreds of pounds of dog food from them a year.

    Besides dog food and gas, though, I've found I was buying less and less from them... Aldi's has better prices on a lot of stuff, and we just get more self sufficient as the years go by. I wonder if we're going to get a refund on the 6 m9nths worth of now-useless membership we're stuck with?!

    Pisses me off!

    Oh, and I've never seen any ghetto dwellers in the store (it's located on the main business drag for the small city where it's located. NY minimum wage has been jacked up... dunno if that has much to do with it.

    (Side note: supposedly the minimum wage for 2017 was $10.40 an hour... but hubby was only getting $10.00 as a substitute bus driver all last year!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by night driver View Post
    Ummm math much?

    25% of 60 is 15, not 5.
    nit-picker LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiwall View Post
    I noticed the one in Prescott Valley Az is closing. They were doing a big business but apparently Costco really cut into their business. Obviously if the stores were showing a profit they would remain open. That is what capitalism is all about.
    It is a fairly new store also, but the Costco was always busier.

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    I'm surprised about the one in Baton Rouge, LA, maybe costco has moved in.

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    Nowski, one of the things the ghetto rats never seem to have figured out is this. IF you make the cost of business too high, because of shoplifting, or other crime, or just creating an atmosphere that people don't want to be, like with malls for example, the end result will be a reduction in consumer choice.

    It is a fact that once the ghetto rats have a riot, burn down, loot and pillage, or otherwise cost business owners money, they will simply not rebuild, take the insurance money, if any, and head down the road to safer areas.

    The result of that is all the ghetto rats have to travel farther to get to a store in the first place, pay transportation costs, and spend additional time in transit. The stores left behind in the ghetto rats domain are likely to be high priced mini mart type stores.

    This entire process of reducing consumer options will then feed the cycle where anybody in the ghetto who can get out, likely using government housing dispersal programs, to "diversify" the suburbs or whatever. The result of that is they always bring their S%%% with them and thus create the same conditions that caused them to flee in the first place.

    Of course, most of them are on food stamps, so they don't really care about poor choice, or high prices.

    All one has to do is look at the various African countries to find out what happens when blacks actually do run the government. Zimbabwe was once the breadbasket of Africa and now it can't feed its people, much less export food. This is why the Chinese are now taking over Africa and reducing the original blacks, the ones that fought colonial wars to gain "freedom," back into serfs that now work for Chinese owners.
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    Doug... somehow, you really need to watch that tunnel vision.

    Several of us have posted that stores that have closed *aren't* Anywhere near a "ghetto", and have little or no "ghetto" presence in the stores. Also, if you've ever been in a Sam's Club, you'll know that they are one of the hardest places to shoplift from.... not impossible (no place is impossible if you're determined and practiced enough), but very difficult with them checking the contents of your cart against your receipt.

    The store that just closed locally was always busy... full parking lot, cashiers always with several people in line.

    What I did notice lately was they had damned few bargains... Aldi's was beating them solidly on price on almost all frwsh produce, as well as dairy, baking staples (flour, sugar) and a lot of convenience foods as well. My list when I headed out for a shopping run (every few months) had fewer and fewer items on it for Sam's Club... dog food, beer, garbage bags, and paper goods. They had good prices on frozen pizzas, compared to other stores.

    And they had the employees pushing an "upgraded" membership with a fervor that was more than aggravating... I was actually wondering whether they might be in some kind of money trouble.

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    6 same here on the goshen store,

    well maybe dougs got a point its all them amish yutes around that store,

    thing is, its in real amish country, half the time there can be more buggies, with horses tied off, in the parking lot, than cars,

    Im just betting their sales volume has dropped enough its not making a profit, since there are aldis and others nearby

    next time I go to Goshen will take a look and see if its really closed,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    How many of the stores are in close proximity to the ghetto?
    In Illannoy, I know 6 of the 7 areas where stores are closing. Of those, only 1 is in a bad neighborhood. The others are all OK


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    Quote Originally Posted by energy_wave View Post
    It's cheaper to go down the street to Aldi's and buy what I need for less then what Sam's Club/Walmart charges. I've been into Sam's several times on their free pass, but never saw a need to go with a full membership. You have to buy in bulk in order to save any money and it ties up to much valuable cash in the process.
    Ditto here, we stopped going to Sam's Club over ten years ago. Aldi beats them handily on prices. Plus at Aldi you don't need to buy in bulk.

    Frau Baron had a free corporate membership at Sam's for many years. It got harder and harder to find any actual deals there. We finally quit going when we had to wait twenty minutes in the checkout line.

    To me, Sam's Club gives the illusion of saving for people who just cannot stop their slavish devotion to purchasing heavily advertised national brands. Many of those products are bundled in downsized packaging or of an inferior quality than the same brand sold at other retailers. We've all seen the trick with the shrinking toilet paper rolls or the shrinking cans of soup. Selling that stuff in a "bundle" is merely sleight of hand.
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