Wal-Mart boycott over gays called off


#1

**“A conservative group that had called on supporters to boycott Wal-Mart’s post-Thanksgiving day sales to protest the retailer’s support of gay-rights groups withdrew its objections Tuesday, saying the company had agreed to stay away from controversial causes.”…

see the link for more info

msnbc.msn.com/id/15835445/**


#2

I’m still boycotting, not just those two days either.


#3

From the bottom of that article from the same link

-“The Tupelo, Miss.-based AFA says 550,000 people have signed a pledge to boycott Ford and it takes partial credit for the company’s financial problems.”-

I’m not a big fan of boycotts and there are a lot of things that I see Wal-Mart do that I don’t agree with. But that last paragraph of that article kind of upset me.

There’s a Ford plant here in Atlanta that closed recently and a lot of good people lost their jobs (as well as other factories in the US) . I don’t believe that most boycotts work and I don’t think it was very much a factor in the Ford case BUT I feel really sad about those people that lost jobs and that AFA is trying to take some of the credit.


#4

It is my right to spend my money where I chose. If I have a choice between two places, I am not going to shop at the one that turns my money over to causes I don’t agree on.

It is Ford’s fault they are losing money, not the consumers’. They are not pleasing their customers.

What happened to ‘the customer is always right’?


#5

Out of curiousity why? They give hundreds of thousands of dollars to various Catholic organizations…


#6

Here is just one example:

authorsden.com/visit/viewarticle.asp?AuthorID=29292&id=23904

I also don’t like the way they have come into our small town and driven out small businesses that have been around for generations. Their customer service is AWFUL. I would much rather patronize a small business where you get an honest answer to your questions. I cannot tell you how many times I have asked questions at Walmart and been given an answer that is wrong .
Like: “Where is your (whatever) ?”
“Oh, we don’t carry that Ma’am.”

Then you turn the corner and there is a display of exactly what you just asked for.


#7

Julia T.

I’m in total agreement with the same issues mentioned. I too boycott by not patronizing places I am dissatisfied with.

What I disagree with is all the organized boycotts I hear about everyday. If I followed every boycott AFA has called for, I’d have an empty house.


#8

I agree that i too will not shop at a store where i have gotten horrible Customer service…and on top of that i will usually write a letter to someone within the company.

But i always check and research any organized boycott of a company. Because of the internet people are too willing to believe that everything on the internet is true. Since i come from a research background, i don’t have a problem plugging certain things into certain databases and finding out if the info is true or not.


#9

I 've researched it, the link I gave is one example.

I agree it is not smart to jump on the boycott bandwagon just because you heard a rumor.

I really try to focus on things that really strike me personally, like companies that support Banned…er Planned Parenthood.


#10

I wasn’t talking about you in particular i was just talking about in general…:slight_smile:


#11

I know…it’s cool :wave:


#12

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