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Dec 28, 2010 20:47 |  #46

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Four of those 5 inherited the money from one man, the founder of Walmart. Also, why are we bashing Walmart... way off topic. I'm sure there's plenty of other forums for that. We're just responding to an observation by the OP. Oh and the $9.4k/hr wage is wrong. The CEO gets paid a salary, and I guarantee he doesn't work 8 hours a day. But still, a salary like that is incentive for me to get an education and work hard!! :)

me too. people need to stop complaining about how much money others make and find ways to improve their careers.


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Jan 11, 2011 20:25 |  #47

If you don't like Walmart, do you shop there? Seriously. I try to avoid them and give my business to smaller businesses. What most people don't think about is small businesses often cannot buy wholesale at the same prices Walmart sells as retail. Don't get caught up in the Walmart-competition thinking. Improve your own business at rates that work to make an actual profit for you.




  
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Jan 11, 2011 21:07 |  #48

I love Wal-Mart, for certain things. I work too hard for my money to spend more on commodities "just because." There has to be value in a higher price. If two pair of socks are identical, and Wal-Mart has them for $10 and the local shop wants $15, I'm going to save my $5. If Wal-Mart has crappy thin socks for $10 and the local shop has nice, thick, military grade socks for $15 (or even $20), THEN I will buy from the local shop.


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Jan 12, 2011 12:33 |  #49

cdifoto wrote in post #11621533 (external link)
I love Wal-Mart, for certain things. I work too hard for my money to spend more on commodities "just because." There has to be value in a higher price. If two pair of socks are identical, and Wal-Mart has them for $10 and the local shop wants $15, I'm going to save my $5. If Wal-Mart has crappy thin socks for $10 and the local shop has nice, thick, military grade socks for $15 (or even $20), THEN I will buy from the local shop.

This, this, this, a thousand times this.

I don't "like" Walmart, but simple reality is that on some things they just cannot be beat. Some things they can.

I do not buy shoes there because... they're crappy shoes. Even at the lower price, there's no value because they hurt my feet and I have to replace them more often. I spend more at other places for better shoes because it's a better overall value.

I do buy things like laundry soap there, because it's the same as everywhere else and their prices are too good to pass up.

I totally get the 'buy local' angle, and subscribe to it myself, and for some items will pay more... but it has to be reasonable. I'm an NOT willing to empty my bank account to so do.


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Jan 12, 2011 13:19 |  #50

Personally, I have ZERO desire to shoot the kind of stuff Walmart does. I'm happy to refer people there if they don't want to pay for something custom.




  
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Jan 12, 2011 15:54 |  #51

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Personally, I have ZERO desire to shoot the kind of stuff Walmart does.

I don't either, and I can't anyway. No studio. :lol:


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Jan 12, 2011 16:03 |  #52

I think a lot of photographers who are trying to produce nice high-level work, forget how many people really are oblivious to quality photography. I would bet 7/8 of the familes out there are happy just to get all their family in one frame with no blinks or redeye.


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Jan 12, 2011 16:05 |  #53

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I think a lot of photographers who are trying to produce nice high-level work, forget how many people really are oblivious to quality photography. I would bet 7/8 of the familes out there are happy just to get all their family in one frame with no blinks or redeye.

This is definitely true. Have you seen that Microsoft Cloud commercial?


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Jan 12, 2011 16:12 |  #54

cdifoto wrote in post #11626650 (external link)
This is definitely true. Have you seen that Microsoft Cloud commercial?

That commercial irritates the hell out of me, and I'm not even a portrait photographer. They make it look so easy to cut and paste... 0.8 seconds, and voila... it's done. And looks perfect. :rolleyes:


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Jan 12, 2011 16:15 |  #55

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That commercial irritates the hell out of me, and I'm not even a portrait photographer. They make it look so easy to cut and paste... 0.8 seconds, and voila... it's done. And looks perfect. :rolleyes:

Haha it makes me laugh. I don't really do family photos anyway so I don't care if moms take it upon themselves & hop on a cloud. :p


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Jan 12, 2011 18:30 |  #56

tkbslc wrote in post #11626632 (external link)
I think a lot of photographers who are trying to produce nice high-level work, forget how many people really are oblivious to quality photography. I would bet 7/8 of the familes out there are happy just to get all their family in one frame with no blinks or redeye.

That was my take and why I posted this thread. The quality was absolutely nothing special, maybe short of anything special. My point was the g'ma and mom were extremely happy with the results and thrilled by the price.

Again, a happy customer is what it's all about.

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Jan 12, 2011 22:00 |  #57

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99.999% of the crap in walmart is from china, I'd never shop there unless I absolutley had to. The ceo makes $9,247.00 an hour. Times that by 8 hours a day and he makes more in one day then a fulltime employee makes all year. That employees salary is also just under the poverty scale and 50% of them have no health insurance. Dont get me started lol


i worked at walmart for 10 years. i worked three days a week and make $36,000 a year, i also got 8 weeks vacation. i didn't work in a store though.

but in reality why should someone w/ no skills working a no skill job get paid $50,000 a year?


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