Do you think Walmart would go out of business if we stopped shopping there?

United States
October 11, 2008 3:21am CST
If people refused to shop at Walmart anymore (for whatever reason), do you think Walmart would simply go out of business? Or, do you believe that Walmart would simply revamp themselves and move onto another country where people had not heard about Walmart? 1. Would you ever boycott Walmart? 2. What would make you stop shopping at Walmart?
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I'd stop shopping at Walmart if I could afford to. I hate that store with a passion, but I shop there every week. Between Walmart and Sam's club, I'm able to get a week's worth of groceries for my family for around $200, sometimes less. When I go to any other store I'm shocked at the prices because I'm so used to Walmart. Even the generic brands at other stores are over priced. I can't get half as much food for the same price. That's probably why Walmart doesn't focus on customer service. They know they have the lowest prices so most of us have no options but to shop there. There's one store around here that has the highest prices, but the best customer service. If I had the money I'd shop there just for the customer service.
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• United States
11 Oct 08
Our Winn Dixie used to be the same way. They had the most incredible customer service but super high prices. Though they did have the best meat and chicken deals. For instance, once I got a big slab of ribs for free with purchase of ribs. I bought one for $20 and the other one was free. That easily lasted two weeks. Not sure if they have one in your area, but you might check them out to see how buy one get one free meat deals compare to your final cost at Walmart. P.S. The rest of their prices are pretty steep, so go prepared!
• United States
11 Oct 08
Most of our stores do offer BOGO deals on many things, not just meat. It still doesn't help. I buy all my meat in bulk at Sam's Club. I spend about $100 there mostly just on meat, and that gets us 1 week worth of dinners. It's all the sides and other things that I get at Walmart. And no, we don't have Winn Dixie nearby... I think that's on the other side of the country only. I'm on the east coast.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I think everything would go out of business if people quit shopping there, not only walmart.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 08
Walmart has not set foot in my country yet. I hope it will decide to open their outlet here so that we also enjoy what you have there. Honestly, there is too much money floating around here without any exiting goods to buy.LOL Every business needs customers for their survival, without customers business means nothing. We are great consumers we decide our choice of market, if we want them to go down the drain then bycott their place. They will be starving for our patronage.
• United States
11 Oct 08
Don't worry! Walmart will be checking into your area any day now! They're already in most major countries around the world. It's just a matter of time. And, they really do have the best deals!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
15 Oct 08
First, Walmart is soooo big that there is noway that everyone would quit shopping there and they would go out of business. I love Walmart and I am sure so many people do because no matter what time of day it is, their stores are always really busy. A lot of them in my city, are open 24 hours a day and I have gone shopping at midnight and later, and there are a lot of people doing the same. I don't think I have ever been in a Walmart that I didn't have to stand in line for at least 10 minutes. I am sure that if Walmart was hurting financially they would just open more stores somewhere else. I think they are probably already in a lot of countries. I know they are in Canada and United States, but are they not in other countries too. I don;t know, do you?
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I think it would be extremely hard to get everyone that shops at WAlmart to boycott them, but if they did, they would have to go out of business. My husband works for a grocery store right across the street from Walmart. When Walmart first went to a superstore in our area, they asked all the employees and their families who work for this grocery store to not shop there. I didn't go there for groceries, but still went there for shampoo, toilet paper and stuff like that. Then I looked at the prices of the groceries and started shopping there just because they were so much cheaper. I would never buy meat or fruits and veggies from there as they aren't as fresh as the reg grocery store. Then all of the sudden Walmart started raising their prices little by little and I realized with my discount at the reg grocery store and double coupons, I would spend more at Walmart than the groc store. So...I don't think I would ever stop shopping at walmart for the health products, but I would for the grocery products.
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Walmart is a very big business and I dont see enough people not going there to ever make a difference to them.I do try to make sure where the things I buy are made and let me say Walmart dont carry very many American made products,that would be my reason for not shopping there.In the town where I live thats all we have to shop at.You have a great evening.
• United States
12 Oct 08
No I don't think I would ever boycott Wal-mart. Especially if it's about them and the huge amt's of goods from Asia sold there. Ya know what you go anywhere there isn't squat that isn't made in Asia & in particular China w/o paying a fortune so IRL they are just badmouthing wal-mart when we should badmouth the dollar stores and every retailer in America! What would make me stop shopping there is when it becomes an inconvience to get to. They are moving the one here to the otherside of town & making it into a "super center", but it's not as convient as the one that is much closer. Plus there's a super Target being built and that's goign to be closer than the new Wal-mart. Frankly I don't think Wal-mart will ever go out of business as what they are "guilty" of the entire retail industry is also guilty. But because Wal-mart is the biggest they get the finger pointed at them the most.
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
12 Oct 08
oh yeah i am sure they'll be out of business quickly. walmart relies on customers. if no one will buy there anymore...no business for them
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
12 Oct 08
That is a very good question my friend and I have never thought about anything like that and I am not sure what would happen if everyone stopped shopping at Wal Mart if they would go out of business,Wal Mart is a pretty big company and I think that they would move to another country and start over instead of going out of business,and I do not think I would ever boycott Wal Mart because I am a big fan of Wal Mart and I think Wal Mart is a good place to get stuff because they have good prices,and the only thing that would cause me stop shopping at Wal Mart would be if they cheated me or started suddenly overcharging.
@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
12 Oct 08
Hi Beauty.. I've quit going there about 3 years ag...didn't want to make them any richer and they were alwats so rude to me..so i just stopped going and it hasn't seem to affect their bank accounts yet..lol.. huggs and Love
• United States
11 Oct 08
If the economy keeps going the way it is, it may. But I honestly believe Wal Mart will never go out of business. Sometimes I feel like I am going out of business because I leave a good bit of my paycheck there once a month. Lately Wal Mart in our area has revamped the whole appearance of their stores because Target is their big competition. I hope it doesn't go out of business, its my favorite place to shop.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I am not sure anything could make me boycott Walmart, I like to shop there too much But, I suppose that if the store was not getting customers here they would just spend more time and energy on the stores they have in other places like Mexico.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Like any business, Walmart depends on it's customers to keep it running. I highly doubt that EVERYONE would quit going there but ppl have boycotted other businesses in the past and when their sales drop they straighten up. As for moving to other countries, some countries don't have Walmarts so I I would think they would be thrilled to get them there. I don't know what would make me stop shopping there but I don't shop there much as it is b/c I don't like the crowds. [b]~~IN SEARCH OF PEACE WITHIN~~ **AGAINST THE STORMS, I WILL STAND STRONG** [/b]
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
11 Oct 08
Hello beauty queen. I think that it is not only Walmart that will go out of business if its customers all boycott it in one special place. It is the same with some other businesses if they get boycotted. But anyway, I don't think that there is any reason for its customers to boycott it as the goods there are cheap and and also good quality, though not the best. lol
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Oct 08
The rude customer service there has pretty much really stopped me from going. I get my medications from Walgreens now. The only think i go to Walmart for is to order my contact lenses. I still have a few of my prescrptions there from doctors that I see out of town in my ex husbands last name. Once that gets make to my birth name I am not sure what I will shop there at the store for. Now I do shop online there. I bought a new printer last week.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
hi beautyqueen! it is funny you thought about this idea...hehehe well, for starters, i guess if half of their customers would boycott the store for more than a month, i think the store will consider revamping themselves in please their customers more. they will do market research, surveys, etc. on second thought, why would you want to boycott walmart? did something unpleasant happen to you there? i like walmart, even during the short stay that i have had in the united states. how about you? take care and God bless you!
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
11 Oct 08
I guess if everyone did stop shopping there they would go out of business, the way things are going in this world today none of us will be able to afford to go shopping anyway...