Example One: My father, bless him, always gets everyone Walmart gift cards for Christmas. I don’t think he realizes how much we H A T E Walmart. And this year, it was even worse. In trying to find Babyhead and Podling something to get them with their gift cards (the idea was to buy stuff to put under the tree from my dad and his wife) their selection of anything was horrid. I don’t mean it was picked over…I mean they just didn’t have much worth buying.
Their toy selection was lacking so I went to their clothes for kids. That was lacking too. I was soo freaking mad!! WTH? Walmart is supposed to the best cheapest place to get “designer like” clothes and here they didn’t have ‘jack.
Example Two: MIL’s b-day is in December so we decided to get her a new tree skirt like ours (which was bought at Walmart a few years ago). When we went to look, of course all they had was the cheapest ugliest decorations of all kinds and their selection, again, was horrid. They had a ton of different Hanna Montanna stockings, but very few other decorations that amounted to anything. Needless to say I was disappointed and pissed. We ended up going to Sears (which they didn’t have a big selection either, but at least their stuff was quality.)
Example Three: Before and after the holidays I went to look to see what kinds of things they had on sale and decided to take a look at the LED lights. They didn’t really have any selection at any time and even then they were all one color. I didn’t see, at any time that I looked, the mulitcolored LED lights unless they were on a really tiny 20 light string. So much for wanting to be economical.
The ILs were over last night and FIL and I were talking about the holiday selection of things and he theory is that they are building a big brand new Super Walmart down the road and he thinks they just didn’t want to have a lot of stock to move. While it may be a valid theory, it is stupid if that is what they really did.
I know I wrote a post not long ago about how Target is my new favorite store. They had all kinds of decorations (even if they were picked over, still a good selection) including quality tree skirts…I hate not being a little more proactive in getting DH to look there…Target also had totally cute kids clothes. They would have also had all kinds of LED lights had I decided to get there sooner (it isn’t the easiest store to get to).
So, next year, off to Target I go for all my Holiday needs. Walmart is officially off my list of stores to visit regularly since everything there I can get a better selection somewhere else. Yea, I may pay more, but at least I can get what I want instead of having to settle for something inferior.