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Old 01-28-2006, 11:51 AM
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Sam's or Walmart? I won't give them a DIME of my money for gas - or anything else, for that matter. Screw them..just like they screw alot of other undeserving poeple. They are too responsible for too many good people being out of work in too many U.S. towns, now.
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:15 PM
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I don't shop at Walmart but i do use the gas at the Giant Supermarket. It is a few cents cheaper,easy in and out and I don't have to prepay when using cash..which is 99% of the time. I don't see a difference. Matt
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:42 AM
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Bad Gas?

Bad gas can be purchased almost anywhere these days. So what is BAD GAS? For me it would be having a water content.

Having water in your fuel tank can disable and even wreck a carburetor.

I have installed a simple ($5)B&S sediment bowl on all my mowers. I never cease to be amazed at the water and crud these things catch. The debris settles at the bottom of the bowl, so unless they get really full, things are pretty safe.
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:13 AM
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Sam's or Walmart? I won't give them a DIME of my money for gas - or anything else, for that matter. Screw them..just like they screw alot of other undeserving poeple. They are too responsible for too many good people being out of work in too many U.S. towns, now.
Probably not for the same reasons, but I spend no money at the Wally World. I even ask that others not spend their money there, if their money is being spent on me.
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:12 AM
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Thanks to Wal-Mart, my hours at my P/T supermarket job were cut. I made $6800 LESS than I should have this year!

Why....because my company must compete with the Wal-Martization of America. Low wages. When senior employees are making $16-19 per hour, the Wal-Marters are making $7

Then our corporate says...."Hey, we have to cut hours to lower our wage percentage in order to compete."

It's just a downward spiral.
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:17 AM
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Thanks to Wal-Mart, my hours at my P/T supermarket job were cut. I made $6800 LESS than I should have this year!

Why....because my company must compete with the Wal-Martization of America. Low wages. When senior employees are making $16-19 per hour, the Wal-Marters are making $7

Then our corporate says...."Hey, we have to cut hours to lower our wage percentage in order to compete."

It's just a downward spiral.
my supermarket i have a sake in is kicking hellmarts hind end on food sales
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:07 AM
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my supermarket i have a sake in is kicking hellmarts hind end on food sales
My company was just sold for 17.4 BILLION, so we'll see if some of the super inflated upper management heads start rolling. Only then can we stand a chance at going a few more rounds with the giant.
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:07 AM
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base gasoline usually comes from same terminal for all stations in an area. The filtration once it reaches your station and the additives are what makes a difference and this is according to my friend who works at the local chevron terminal and the guys at the pipeline
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:27 AM
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Eveything we get comes from the Kinder morgan pipeline anyway so I haen't seen a difference. Keep yor fuel filters changed regularly and everything should be fine. As for Wal-martization its called capitalism also known a ssurvial of the fittest. Costco doesn't seem to be having any problems competing adn neither does Target as for Albertsons and whining companies that had stupid management they deserve what they get.
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:36 AM
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All the same gas[except for some aditives the major brands add]
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