Sunday, January 13, 2008

chock another one up to WAL-MART

Well, it is done. We just had Dibrell's Sporting Goods "Out of Business" Auction. This place had been in business in Big Spring for over 50 years. Granted still not with the original owner , but it had never closed its doors.

This is one that you really can mark up to wally-wally land. Guns are cheaper when you can get a trainload fronted to you. They had been struggling for 5 years or so and finally said "calf rope".

When are we all gonna wake up?? Have you ever been to a small town without Wal-mart?

Credos to Alpine, Tx. -- They told the bigstore to look elsewhere and all of their stores and downtown seems to still be doing great. I truly wish that our city officials had done the same.

Next we will build a loop around Big Spring to the west. Port to Plains. Another opportunity to tell Walmart to go away, because they will want to move to the New part of town. Hope someone around here grows a brain. Then tells them to move on. I personally would rather have American made electronics that cost more, but are repaired instead of replaced.
Next on Wal-marts list---small liquor stores.
25 years ago Pinky aka "pinky's liquor stores" got a law (sunset) passed that states any hard liquor will be sold by a business that is 51% Texas owned. Wal-mart has spent over a cool $million trying to repeal this law. This session they are gonna hit it hard again. If you have any pull with your state rep or senator --let him know if you are against this repeal effort.
Or we can just watch one more genre of Texas businessmen and women take it up ass (without any reach around) !!!
That's my opinion --sound off with yours--double dog dare ya/

thanks for your time


Rob said...

Definitely, this is another case of shortsightedness leading to our undoing. Everyone just loves, loves, loves, the "bargain" prices that Wal-Mart offers, but nobody considers for a moment the true cost(s).

I do still visit Wal-mart ocassionally for a couple of brands of items that I simply can't find elsewhere, but I do my level best to limit those trips and instead spend my money at other, preferrably locally-owned stores.

scotte said...

YOU GO ROB. I make a game of it when I go to that store. If I need milk- I go to the back of the store(walmart ploy) get it and out I go. I refuse to fall prey to the marketing skills of Bentonville.
keep it up and buy local thanks scotte

Janie said...

I HATE shopping at Walmart. If at all possible, I will not do it.

SpookyRach said...

You are sooo right. Wally World has decimated our local businesses and we pretty much have no other choice but them.


scotte said...

I know you do Janie , we do come from the same place.

spookyrach we can use the internet or just refuse, but alas you will find me there occasionally