Originally Posted by roadfix
We all know that. You can take it a step further and boycott Walmart, Costco, Sam's Club, and many other big box stores if you're very serious about this.
Of course if you do that, you either take a lot more time with your buying needs or your quality of life can be diminished. One could say that most grocery chains are bullies too, since they put 99% of all mom and pop grocery stores out of business. But then, where would you go for groceries?
People base their buying on wants and needs and availability. I'm no fan of Walmart, and I do most of my grocery shopping elsewhere. However, there are a few items that only Walmart carries locally, so I still find myself in the store about once a week. They get less than 25% of my shopping business any more, but they are still a necessity if I want to do what I feel makes my life better.
When I lived in SW Denver Metro, I almost never entered Walmart, but I shopped Sam's Club every couple of months for most of my paper goods and cleaning supplies, as well as a few bags of frozen chicken parts and the like - the sort of stuff that was far more expensive in the grocery stores.