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#1 Posted on 14.10.05 1600.36
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...or so we assume.

Click here for "Big Box-Mart!"

Wal-Mart responded w/ a statement on Fox News, saying they were eagerly looking forward to the JibJab crew taking on Wal-Mart's critics.

Good luck there, fellas. :-)
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#2 Posted on 19.10.05 1030.46
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Gotta love JibJab-- and I'll tell you what, they brought up a lot of very interesting points about Wal-Mart that I hadn't even thought about before. And I'm already not a fan of Wal-Mart.
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#3 Posted on 20.10.05 1030.42
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That's the best online animation I've seen.

Having said that, it seems the problems might be solved by simply choosing another store. I've been working in papers for over 15 years, and I worked for a year at the local Wal-Mart (Electronics section in the age of MC Hammer). Can we as a nation please get over the "Wal-Mart is bad" stories? Shop elsewhere, y'all.
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#4 Posted on 20.10.05 1540.44
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It's hard for smaller towns to shop elsewhere when Wal-Mart moved in and shut down all the competition.

That was pretty much the point of the animation, yanno?
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#5 Posted on 20.10.05 1915.26
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Of course many of the smaller towns that Wal-mart opened stores in already had a Target / K-Mart / ShopKo / Meijer / Pamida / other regional/national chain in town anyway, so they were just competing with other big box stores.

Why didn't anyone complain about the other stores running mom and pop stores out of business?

What makes a Super Wal-Mart any worse than a Super Target? (apart from labor issues?) Both want to make as much money as possible with the lowest overhead. Target markets to the younger, "hipper", trendy, metropolitan demographic while Wal-Mart markets to the more conservative, Midwestern, Christian, suburban/rural demographic.
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#6 Posted on 20.10.05 1940.09
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    Originally posted by Zundian
    Target markets to the younger, "hipper", trendy, metropolitan demographic while Wal-Mart markets to the more conservative, Midwestern, Christian, suburban/rural demographic.


Which is exactly the point, kind of. Marketing plays into it, a little disdain for flyover nation, and the extent to which Wal-Mart controls its content in order to market to that demographic. Really, I think the last one's the only legitimate beef, but that's where the Internet comes in, unless you're REALLY remote.
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