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Wal-Mart struggles to restock shelves

Discussion in 'The OT' started by phrelin, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Mar 29, 2013 #81 of 146
    Rich

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    That is a good service, we jumped on that immediately.

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  2. Mar 29, 2013 #82 of 146
    Christopher Gould

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    Store brand is stocked by walmart
     
  3. Mar 29, 2013 #83 of 146
    Christopher Gould

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    +1
     
  4. Mar 29, 2013 #84 of 146
    hdtvfan0001

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    All those things are quite true.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2013 #85 of 146
    AntAltMike

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    Sam might not be personally pleased with the fact that the competitive marketplace has changed and that doing things exactly the way he did two decades ago doesn't get the same results when competing against Amazon, Sam's, Costco, eBay and Ikea.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2013 #86 of 146
    Tom Robertson

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    From what I've read about Sam, he would be most upset with many things. He was frugle and shrewd, but not harmfully so. He knew stock had to turnover and that needed staff. And the day after he died the bentlys started to show up at the corp. office. He did not want ostenatious displays, he shared the wealth. Albeit he was not the highest payer to the front lines, he wasn't this cheap.

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  7. Mar 29, 2013 #87 of 146
    Drucifer

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    Wal*Mart came into my area when there were four supermarkets and quickly killed off three of the four.

    And now I wonder if the great Wal*Mart will start pulling back after killing off most of the comp.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2013 #88 of 146
    TXD16

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    Given the context, it's not at all optional in American English.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2013 #89 of 146
    Lord Vader

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    Actually, it is.
     
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    Laxguy

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    As the alpha dog grammarian: :D what are you two talking about? Please give two examples illustrating your POV's, eschewing pointing to the first post where your spat came up.
     
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    Rich

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    When you go to Costco you see Sam's vision at the registers. All are manned by a cashier and a packer during peak shopping times. That's what Sam wanted for WM.

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  12. Mar 30, 2013 #92 of 146
    Rich

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    Yup, that's exactly what happened here. Between WM and Home Depot, a lot of smaller stores closed and the service at WM declined as the mom and pop stores closed. And it's still declining. Home Depot still maintains a good level of service.

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    Drucifer

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    My area didn't have much in hardware. I should know, as I built my own home in the early 90s. So a Lowe and two Home Depots were a great improvement, but they did kill off the one large hardware store that was here - Grossman's.
     
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    We had hardware stores all over the place and they went out of business almost as soon as the first HD opened for business. Don't miss them a bit, I like the Home Depot.

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  15. Mar 30, 2013 #95 of 146
    Tom Robertson

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    Google is mine friend: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/08/punctuating-around-quotation-marks.html

    The major styles for American English, APA, AP, Chicago, and MLA, agree that once Nick decided to quote the proper method was as TXD16 described: double quotes with period within the double quote. The only optional aspect was to quote or not to quote. (I learned quite a bit about other punctuation, some fall within the double quote, some do not.)

    <mod suggestion> Each party to this disagreement is suggested to a limit of one more post on this sidebar in this thread if they so chuse. Beyond that, going to PM or another thread for this topic is suggested.

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  16. Mar 30, 2013 #96 of 146
    phrelin

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    Lord Vader

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    As a PhD in Language Arts/English explained it so well to me: "When a word that is not part of a quote, that is, one's spoken language, the punctuation, especially a period, can come outside the quotation marks if the quotation marks serve to emphasize the word in its standalone context. This is because the word itself is not part of the whole; that is, it is not part of the contextual language or quoted material."
     
  18. Mar 30, 2013 #98 of 146
    AntAltMike

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    This is the kind of a thread up with which I will not put.


    Diane: "Sam… Sam… Take me… now… I want you. Put the keyboard away, and let me be the instrument you play on...."

    Sam: "Do you realize you just ended that proposition with a preposition?"

    — Cheers, Diane’s Nightmare


    I used to have a link to the video on youtube. Maybe someone can find it.

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  19. Mar 30, 2013 #99 of 146
    Lord Vader

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    LMAO!
     
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