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Does Switzerland have any Walmarts?

I wonder how the Swiss would show...



Any videographer who could be challenged to shoot a "People of Migros"?

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Old 15.09.2011, 17:02
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Re: Does Switzerland have any Walmarts?

good god, hooray it doesnt!
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Old 15.09.2011, 17:10
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Re: Does Switzerland have any Walmarts?

If the OP is trying to show a "People of Walmart" video, then it is quite funny. But probably better in the jokes section.
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Re: Does Switzerland have any Walmarts?

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Any videographer who could be challenged to shoot a "People of Migros"?

But here, your "picture" is just blank and white.
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But here, your "picture" is just blank and white.
Don't worry, Wolli - you're really not missing anything, trust me!
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Re: Does Switzerland have any Walmarts?

Walmart's not my favorite store. :-/
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Re: Does Switzerland have any Walmarts?

I've never been to one, but I've heard of them, what's so special ?
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Old 16.09.2011, 09:27
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I've never been to one, but I've heard of them, what's so special ?
Lots of cheap junk for, ummm, cheap!

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Re: Does Switzerland have any Walmarts?

It's not about shopping at Walmart, it's about the people you see shopping at Walmart and the outfits they wear. Stuff that makes you go "WTF?". Look at it as a piece of Americana you' never see as a visitor.

Like this:



or this:

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Re: Does Switzerland have any Walmarts?

what are they wearing
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Old 27.09.2011, 13:42
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I've never been to one, but I've heard of them, what's so special ?
They have a wide selection--almost everything, discount retail. They have a very tight business plan which allows them to undercut their competitors prices significantly.

For those on a tight budget, you can save a lot at in a one stop shopping location.
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They have a wide selection--almost everything, discount retail. They have a very tight business plan which allows them to undercut their competitors prices significantly.

For those on a tight budget, you can save a lot at in a one stop shopping location.
And practically everything they sell is imported from China. They are the scourge of the Earth. Wherever a Wal-Mart has opened, local businesses have suffered and shuttered. Where Wal-Marts have not been able to open, diversity of goods and services has flourished.

They've become a stereotype of poor rednecks, NASCAR fans, and trailer trash throughout the US. See Where The Heart Is, featuring Natalie Portman as a teenage mother whose boyfriend abandons her at a Wal-Mart.
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Re: Does Switzerland have any Walmarts?

I read the book .
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Re: Does Switzerland have any Walmarts?

Not a big fan of Walmart....mainly because I couldn't stand the caliber of people that you had to brush elbows with (see pictures above). I will say that for folks on a tight budget, it (or stores similar to it) can be very helpful. You can do your grocery shopping, clothes shopping, home improvement, medicine, sports all at the same place. If you have the means, I suggest supporting small business. But if you are trying to feed your family on a tiny budget, your last concern is feeling sorry for higher priced small local stores. Being a former educator in the US, I can attest that Walmart made the difference between surviving and starving for a handful of my students' families.
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