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Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

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Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:39 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:29 pm
zzand wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:28 pm
.Damn, what the hell are people bitching about? Everyone is offended by everything these days.
It offends innocent people to be treated as suspects.
Bingo!

They are violating your rights.

I’m sure Germans were all like, “What’s the big deal? As long as we’re not Jews, Hitler leaves us alone. Why’s everyone making a big deal out of this?”



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Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:53 pm

zzand wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Shopped at Walmart yesterday, on my way out, gave my receipt to the checker, she scanned it, checked the 12 pack of Diet Coke in the cart, smiled and said have a nice day.....Damn, what the hell are people bitching about? Everyone is offended by everything these days. Just fucking stay home, shop by app and have it delivered and you never have to encounter the human race.
Good thing people like you weren’t around during the Revolutionary War, you’d be like, “King George and his men are really friendly folk. They keep stoping by, asking questions, threatening to imprison me, what’s the big deal! You’re all blowing this out of proportion!”



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Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:01 pm

zzand wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Shopped at Walmart yesterday, on my way out, gave my receipt to the checker, she scanned it, checked the 12 pack of Diet Coke in the cart, smiled and said have a nice day.....Damn, what the hell are people bitching about? Everyone is offended by everything these days. Just fucking stay home, shop by app and have it delivered and you never have to encounter the human race.
I bet they’re stopping minorities more than anyone else. Disgusting.

I shopped at Meijer recently. They had a checker standing by the door. I purchased things and walked right past “the checker” without saying a word. And guess what they did? NOTHING!!! Why? BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO MY PROPERTY!



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Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:07 pm

zzand wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Shopped at Walmart yesterday, on my way out, gave my receipt to the checker, she scanned it, checked the 12 pack of Diet Coke in the cart, smiled and said have a nice day.....Damn, what the hell are people bitching about? Everyone is offended by everything these days. Just fucking stay home, shop by app and have it delivered and you never have to encounter the human race.
You’d be all up in Rosa Parks’ face screaming “WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? THE BACK OF THE BUS IS THE SAME RIDE AS THE FRONT OF THE BUS! IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, DON’T RIDE THE BUS!!!”



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Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

Post by zzand » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:49 pm

No Metalhead, they check things that aren't bagged like Soda, beer Kitty litter and of course big ticket items. Take maybe 5 or 10 seconds like at Sam's Club or Costco. No rights being infringed upon, they have the right to make sure that shoplifting isn't happening and if you not tried to steal something then there is no reason to cause a stink, they scan, check the items out of bags or big things, takes seconds and you are on your way.



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Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:02 pm

zzand wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:49 pm
No Metalhead, they check things that aren't bagged like Soda, beer Kitty litter and of course big ticket items. Take maybe 5 or 10 seconds like at Sam's Club or Costco. No rights being infringed upon, they have the right to make sure that shoplifting isn't happening and if you not tried to steal something then there is no reason to cause a stink, they scan, check the items out of bags or big things, takes seconds and you are on your way.
Wow. Are you a cop or work for Walmart “security”?



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Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

Post by Calvert DeForest » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:37 am

zzand wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:49 pm
No Metalhead, they check things that aren't bagged like Soda, beer Kitty litter and of course big ticket items. Take maybe 5 or 10 seconds like at Sam's Club or Costco. No rights being infringed upon, they have the right to make sure that shoplifting isn't happening and if you not tried to steal something then there is no reason to cause a stink, they scan, check the items out of bags or big things, takes seconds and you are on your way.
True. Sam's Club checks items on the way out because they aren't bagged. When I used to shop there the greeter would ask for my receipt, quickly eye the items in my cart, check the receipt with a marker, and that was that. Costco does the same thing.

There have been many stories about people who have attempted to shoplift big-ticket items such as computers and TV's from retail stores, as these items obviously can't be bagged. They'll place the item in the cart, walk around the store for a bit, and head for the exit when they think nobody's looking. Many are caught, but many thefts aren't detected until the store takes inventory and comes up short. Hence the reason why stores have wall-to-wall video surveillance and recording. They can go back through the footage and attempt to identify potential thieves after the fact. Parking lots are also covered by video cameras so plate numbers can be identified if need be. The advent of electronic anti-theft tags and store entrance sensors has made it more difficult to steal such items, but some thieves have discovered ways to even defeat those systems. There is no way to prevent theft 100%, but stores have to minimize it as best they can.

Theft drives prices upward, and honest shoppers are left to foot the bill for stolen items. I understand that some store employees can be rude in the way they handle security checks, and such instances should certainly be addressed. Security checks can be conducted in ways that are both efficient and respectful to the customer. It doesn't change the fact that stores need to minimize theft as best they can for the sake of the rest of us who actually pay for our stuff. We can pay the price of an occasional security check, or we can pay higher prices out-of-pocket in the long run. Our choice. Either way we pay a price.


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Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

Post by kager » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:42 am

Nicely put, Larry Bud.

Some people often confuse rights with privileges. They'll shop at places they outwardly state they disdain, while enjoying pluses like convenience of business hours, location, and perceived lower pricing. These false witnesses have complete ability to choose to shop elsewhere, but complain loudly when their pumped-up false pride is pricked by a publicly-available store policy. That complaint doesn't need to be valid to become an op-ed subject portrayed as news, and filler for the media's never-ending need for 'content' (aka product). If it piques divisiveness and subsequent online interaction, more hits for the internet ad machine.

You may not like the practice of cart/receipt-checking, but it's not illegal, immoral, or - IMO - that much of an inconvenience. If the store's practice of checking a cart/receipt is applied equally to all - sorry - you should probably just deal with it, or maybe shop elsewhere?

I understand KMart doesn't perform these checks. "Shop Your Way"!


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Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

Post by Calvert DeForest » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:31 am

As I understand, K-Mart isn't checking much of anything these days. :razz

I've had my gripes about Walmart, but I'll be the first to admit that I shop there out of pure convenience. It's the only big-box retailer in our town. I prefer Meijer, although the nearest store is a 12-mile drive one-way. Walmart is a half-mile from my house, and it's just easier to access without spending the extra money on gas.

I was hopeful several years ago when Meijer purchased a plot of land just outside town and announced plans to build a store, but the deal eventually fell through, so we have what we have. Thankfully we have a thriving Kroger for groceries and such (the Kroger store brand tends to be higher quality than Walmart's store brand when it comes to food).

If I can get an item elsewhere locally, like at the hardware store, that's where I'll go. I do believe in supporting smaller local businesses and try to do so whenever possible. If I need to grab a non-grocery item at 10 pm (i.e. something that Kroger doesn't stock), I can make a 24-mile round trip to Meijer or sprint down the road to Walmart. Call me lazy, but sometimes I just don't feel like making the extra trip at that hour.


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Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

Post by lovinlife101 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:29 am

kager wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:42 am
Nicely put, Larry Bud.

Some people often confuse rights with privileges. They'll shop at places they outwardly state they disdain, while enjoying pluses like convenience of business hours, location, and perceived lower pricing. These false witnesses have complete ability to choose to shop elsewhere, but complain loudly when their pumped-up false pride is pricked by a publicly-available store policy. That complaint doesn't need to be valid to become an op-ed subject portrayed as news, and filler for the media's never-ending need for 'content' (aka product). If it piques divisiveness and subsequent online interaction, more hits for the internet ad machine.

You may not like the practice of cart/receipt-checking, but it's not illegal, immoral, or - IMO - that much of an inconvenience. If the store's practice of checking a cart/receipt is applied equally to all - sorry - you should probably just deal with it, or maybe shop elsewhere?

I understand KMart doesn't perform these checks. "Shop Your Way"!
It’s not illegal for a free person to ask another free person if they have a receipt.

However, the free customer has no obligation to show the other person any attention, eye contact, answer any of their questions, or stop at all.

It’s their right to ask me questions. I have no obligation to acknowledge their question. I usually tell them to go screw themselves or I ignore them completely and walk out with my property.



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