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Old 06-14-2009, 07:15 PM
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Mowing at WalMart

i'm getting the chance to bid on a local store. was wondering if anyone had any good or bad experiences with walmart. any help would be appreciated. thanks
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:26 PM
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On principle, don't do it. walmart is just a bad experience all the way around.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:44 PM
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I have no personal experience, but think that the individual store manager has some, or perhaps all, control over things like mowing contracts. Our local store, I was told, no longer hires a service, but has an employee cut it with a mower out of inventory which they clearance price at the end of the season, and you can pretty well tell this when you drive by. I was told the manager won't spend the money for a mowing service.

Also, again not from experience, but what I've been told, that WM is notorious for taking forever to pay bills. I've heard they run 90 days behind, but have no proof of this.

All that said, if you can get a decent price, and don't mind waiting for the first check, then go for it. Very few accounts are problem free.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:50 PM
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As a rule, Wal-Mart negotiates long terms for their contracts. It really doesn't matter if you're the lawn guy or Sony. They do it because they can. You will get your money, but you'll wait. Not to mention the headaches dealing with such a large property with such a large amount of traffic.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:26 PM
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the guy i talked to at dentco said they were getting all the walmart and lowes in the usa
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:29 PM
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This is true.
Had a friend who serviced their prepaid accounts for phone cards via AT&T.
They pushed AT&T around simply because they could.

There is a reason they are called "The Death Star" of retail.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:38 PM
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I have 2 sams clubs ( same as wal mart ) they always pay. I have never had any problems for 5 years now
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:42 PM
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the guy i talked to at dentco said they were getting all the walmart and lowes in the usa

I call bs on that one.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:49 AM
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:52 AM
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Would it be a property management company that you would deal with or Wally World themselves? I would think that most of the time the property is leased. I also heard sometimes that the largest tenant pays the bill.
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