Update by user Mar 12, 2013
If it weren't for chain stores,small businesses would have bigger opportunities to thrive, so, I believe you are the one that doesn't comprehend, and it's a problem throughout the world. We have a local tax also no matter where we choose to shop, whether it be a chain or small business.
Chain stores are killing local business, which IS my point! These stores can offer prices up to a price reduction of 25% lower than local competition. On a good note, most of our local small businesses are firmly rooted in our community and we enjoy going there. I just wish we had more opportunities for our youth other than a walk around WalMart, and it would be nice when a person must shop there to be able to find what they're looking for.
If our county wasn't making a profit off of chain stores, we wouldn't be seeing so much land being leveled to make way for these stores to come in.
I DO encourage shopping locally and I'm not incompetent. Think outside of the box and you'll understand what I'm trying to say.
Original review posted by user Mar 11, 2013
Sooo....Southern Illinois begs it's citizens to patronize the area by shopping local. Unfortunately, you have to leave town and find another store, better stocked!
Everytime I go to WalMart, they are either out of products or don't carry specific products, but of course, offer the higher dollar versions. I recently went to buy Swiffer dust polish. I had a bogo coupon which was a deal! Amazingly, they were totally sold out!
I thought, hmmm, maybe others have the same deal and they are just sold out. I returned a week later to find the barcode displayed, but still no product, soooo I went to the Dollar Stoer and guess what! Fully stocked shelves! I also shopped for printers that day...but,as expected, no inexpensive ones were to be found.
Only the high dollar between $80-$125. I then looked for a bissell rechargable cleaner and yet again another disappointment. I ended up going to WalMart in Marion with no problems finding what I needed. My parents went to shop for a food processor, and guess what!
No luck there! All the high dollar one's were on display, however, they were once again, sold out.
Now, they call themselves a Super Center! Sure could have fooled me!
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Coupon.