Sam Walton knew what the work a day world needed and he supplied those day to day needs at the lowest price.
Now a days however, with Sam gone, the decisions made in the Bentonville board room, seem to have ran amuck.
As we travel around the heartland of America we find our selves having to look in other places to find the basic needs that our simple life style demands.
Now, we don’t need exotic things or even desire them. So why is it that the things that made the wal mart fortune, are no longer available ? Is it that Sam isn’t at the helm demanding a common sense evaluation of products and cost ?
One simple example is a RV sewer cap like this one:
A simple plastic cap that every RVer in America conceivably uses more than one of each year.
Our local supercenter’s RV section has dwindled down to a small four foot wide area of shelves in the automotive department. It has no sewer cap in it and no matter how many times I ask, or who I talk to, apparently, will never have one.
As I recall, the last one I bought there cost in the neighborhood of $2.28. To find a replacement cap I had to travel out of our County and pay well over $4.50.
Some flashy boardroom executive decision to discontinue a basic needs item has cost us both.
Is it just us, or have others experienced the same kind of wal mart things ?
You would think that with so many RVer’s in and out of wal mart in a day’s time they would be aware of such simple things. I’ll bet that RVer’s aren’t the only large group of American’s that are seemingly ignored by wal mart’s decision makers.