This is a discussion on Alternative to Amazon? within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Nick As much as I hate pushing Walmart they have free 2 day shipping and great return policies also. I did most ...
"Erosion of our rights just takes a few good men doing nothing"
Who is John Galt?
My problem with Walmart has been their virtue signaling BS.
What was it, two years ago? They decided they didn't want to potentially contribute to the mass shootings that the media hyped as plaguing the country, so they took the (not so) principled stance of doing away with common calibers of ammunition.
Ok, I can respect a store for taking a stand and taking a hit based on their own ethics.
Oh... but that's not what they did.
They took a stand alright, but took no hit.
Instead of pulling the offending ammunition from their shelves and eating that cost, as an ethical business would do to show their morals, they continued to sell it but stated they would order no more.
They still wanted their money, they didn't care if those last few thousand rounds across the country were possibly going to be used against innocent people in the next shooting, and they sold them anyways.
It was virtue signaling of the highest repugnant order. The drooling masses thought Walmart was saintly for their "stand" against gun violence, all while ignoring the blatant hypocrisy of continuing to sell the death bullets.
I've done my best to avoid that store ever since.
I was solid in my persistence for the first year and a half. I regret to say I've been in at least 4 times since. :-(
"Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem"
"I prefer perilous liberty to peaceful servitude." - Thomas Jefferson
New life as a house husband, major shift in duties.
Karl Marx said, "Destroy their culture, rewrite their history. Ruin their art and literature, and defame their heroes, by offering fabrications to scandalize that which they considered good.
After reading this Obama said I am on it.
Living in the boonies, it is easier and cheaper to buy non perishable food, paper products, and other grocery store items from Walmart online , than cranking up the truck and driving into town.
To the only grocery store in town. To find half empty shelves. And pay 20% more than Walmart.
Plus, FedEx brings it and drops it over the gate. Fire up the mower and cart, drive out to the gate, load up.
Bada bing!!! Done.
"There is nothing so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." Winston Churchill
"Leave the artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot." Napoleon
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I'm in a conundrum, I have an amazon CC, I watch Prime Video , I use Alexa for internet radio, my wife and I are hooked on Kindle and I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon that I can't get locally.
I would love to tell them to kiss my grits, but it really would not do much anyhow !
The problem is we are too much dependent on Big Tech to simplify our lives, Boycotting Big-tech is not going to work,
There must be a way to financially cripple them or at least put a hurt on .