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    Mr. Nonsense Guest

    Default How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    varieties, apricots etc.

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    Bob Muncie Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    Mr. Nonsense wrote:
    > At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    > peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    > come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    > varieties, apricots etc.


    When in season, it's usually on sale here... The grapes, the berries
    (straw, blue, black), have been on sale (30 ~ 40% off). Also, since the
    sweet onions have been coming up north, they've been about half price.

    Bob

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    On Jun 24, 12:16*pm, "Mr. Nonsense" <nonse...@mynonsense.net> wrote:
    > At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    > peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    > come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    > varieties, apricots etc.


    Don't shop for produce at Walmart. Shop at a real "farmer's market".

    In fact, don't shop for or buy ANYTHING at Walmart! They are evil!

    John Kuthe...

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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?


    "John Kuthe" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Don't shop for produce at Walmart. Shop at a real "farmer's market".


    You're not making sense... is Walmart a farmer's market but just isn't a
    real famers's market as averse to a fake farmer's market?

    > In fact, don't shop for or buy ANYTHING at Walmart! They are evil!


    Evil, how... are you bitter because Walmart won't pay you more than minimum
    wage for cleaning their terlits?



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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    Mr. Nonsense wrote:
    > At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    > peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    > come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    > varieties, apricots etc.



    Probably because "your Walmart" hasn't browbeat the suppliers of those
    fruits to wholesale them dirt cheap.

    Walmart to me is about one step up from supporting slave labor.

    gloria p

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    George Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    Mr. Nonsense wrote:
    > At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    > peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    > come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    > varieties, apricots etc.


    They do at the large family owned market where we but most of our stuff.
    And it isn't a lot but they pay ~150% of what walmart pays.

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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    On Jun 24, 5:06*pm, "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:

    >
    > Walmart to me is about one step up from supporting slave labor.
    >
    > gloria p


    Nay - your 'one step" is too kind.

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?


    "Mr. Nonsense" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    > peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    > come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    > varieties, apricots etc.


    Seasonal fruits go for cheap when in great abundance. Some others are
    readily available and supplies easier controlled, thus the controlled price.
    Bananas usually only go on sale when other fruits grown locally are taking
    away their market share. Apples store very well in controlled climate
    reduced oxygen warehouses and months later seem as fresh as when picked .
    Not so with peaches.



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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:06:37 -0600, gloria.p wrote:

    > Mr. Nonsense wrote:
    >> At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    >> peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    >> come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    >> varieties, apricots etc.

    >
    > Probably because "your Walmart" hasn't browbeat the suppliers of those
    > fruits to wholesale them dirt cheap.
    >
    > Walmart to me is about one step up from supporting slave labor.
    >
    > gloria p


    sometimes it's not a very steep step.

    your pal,
    blake

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    George Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    blake murphy wrote:
    > On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:06:37 -0600, gloria.p wrote:
    >
    >> Mr. Nonsense wrote:
    >>> At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    >>> peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    >>> come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    >>> varieties, apricots etc.

    >> Probably because "your Walmart" hasn't browbeat the suppliers of those
    >> fruits to wholesale them dirt cheap.
    >>
    >> Walmart to me is about one step up from supporting slave labor.
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    > sometimes it's not a very steep step.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake


    I have read that the single biggest load on our states welfare system is
    walmart employees. Buddies wife works for one of those agencies and she
    said wally hands out instructions to new employees on how to get "free"
    services since typical walmart wages place someone in the poverty
    category and they aren't known for spectacular benefits and often
    intentionally keep employees part time to totally avoid the issue.

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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?


    "George" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:h20a56$56r$[email protected]..
    > blake murphy wrote:
    >> On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:06:37 -0600, gloria.p wrote:
    >>
    >>> Mr. Nonsense wrote:
    >>>> At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    >>>> peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    >>>> come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    >>>> varieties, apricots etc.
    >>> Probably because "your Walmart" hasn't browbeat the suppliers of those
    >>> fruits to wholesale them dirt cheap.
    >>>
    >>> Walmart to me is about one step up from supporting slave labor.
    >>>
    >>> gloria p

    >>
    >> sometimes it's not a very steep step.
    >>
    >> your pal,
    >> blake

    >
    > I have read that the single biggest load on our states welfare system is
    > walmart employees. Buddies wife works for one of those agencies and she
    > said wally hands out instructions to new employees on how to get "free"
    > services since typical walmart wages place someone in the poverty category
    > and they aren't known for spectacular benefits and often intentionally
    > keep employees part time to totally avoid the issue.



    The State of Maryland actually sued Walmart in federal court over this.
    Seems when Walmart hires, part of the 'benefits packet' they were handing
    out in Maryland included how to get on medical assistance because the
    'insurance' Walmart DID offer had an employee pay portion in excess of what
    the employee was being paid. I think it is still stuck in the courts
    somewhere.
    -ginny



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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    On Jun 24, 10:16*am, "Mr. Nonsense" <nonse...@mynonsense.net> wrote:
    > At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    > peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    > come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    > varieties, apricots etc.


    i believe it depends on what part of the country you live in. here in
    socal, we have a large variety of ethnic markets which sell produce at
    reasonable prices throughout the year. in the summer the prices are
    lower than in the winter...supply & demand.


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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:55:01 -0400, George wrote:

    > blake murphy wrote:
    >> On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:06:37 -0600, gloria.p wrote:
    >>
    >>> Mr. Nonsense wrote:
    >>>> At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    >>>> peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    >>>> come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    >>>> varieties, apricots etc.
    >>> Probably because "your Walmart" hasn't browbeat the suppliers of those
    >>> fruits to wholesale them dirt cheap.
    >>>
    >>> Walmart to me is about one step up from supporting slave labor.
    >>>
    >>> gloria p

    >>
    >> sometimes it's not a very steep step.
    >>
    >> your pal,
    >> blake

    >
    > I have read that the single biggest load on our states welfare system is
    > walmart employees. Buddies wife works for one of those agencies and she
    > said wally hands out instructions to new employees on how to get "free"
    > services since typical walmart wages place someone in the poverty
    > category and they aren't known for spectacular benefits and often
    > intentionally keep employees part time to totally avoid the issue.


    it's a disgrace.

    but wal-mart is far from the only place to use the thirty-nine-hours-a-week
    part-timers dodge.

    your pal,
    blake

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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: How come some fruits rarely/never go on sale?

    On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 15:21:49 -0400, Virginia Tadrzynski wrote:

    > "George" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:h20a56$56r$[email protected]..
    >> blake murphy wrote:
    >>> On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:06:37 -0600, gloria.p wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Mr. Nonsense wrote:
    >>>>> At my Walmart, they often have cantouloupe, tomatoes , strawberries,
    >>>>> peaches, mangos and avocados on sale for dirt cheap prices. But how
    >>>>> come other fruits never go on sale, i.e berries, bananas, most apple
    >>>>> varieties, apricots etc.
    >>>> Probably because "your Walmart" hasn't browbeat the suppliers of those
    >>>> fruits to wholesale them dirt cheap.
    >>>>
    >>>> Walmart to me is about one step up from supporting slave labor.
    >>>>
    >>>> gloria p
    >>>
    >>> sometimes it's not a very steep step.
    >>>
    >>> your pal,
    >>> blake

    >>
    >> I have read that the single biggest load on our states welfare system is
    >> walmart employees. Buddies wife works for one of those agencies and she
    >> said wally hands out instructions to new employees on how to get "free"
    >> services since typical walmart wages place someone in the poverty category
    >> and they aren't known for spectacular benefits and often intentionally
    >> keep employees part time to totally avoid the issue.

    >
    > The State of Maryland actually sued Walmart in federal court over this.
    > Seems when Walmart hires, part of the 'benefits packet' they were handing
    > out in Maryland included how to get on medical assistance because the
    > 'insurance' Walmart DID offer had an employee pay portion in excess of what
    > the employee was being paid. I think it is still stuck in the courts
    > somewhere.
    > -ginny


    i don't think that's quite right. it was legislation:

    Judge overturns Maryland's Wal-Mart law
    Says the law, which required the retailer to spend 8% of its state payroll
    on medical benefits, would have hurt the company.
    July 19 2006: 4:31 PM EDT

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A federal judge in Baltimore has overturned
    Maryland's so-called "Wal-Mart healthcare bill," which forced the nation's
    biggest retailer to provide more employee health care benefits.

    Judge J. Frederick Motz said the law, which required Wal-Mart to spend 8
    percent of its payroll in the state on medical benefits, or pay the
    difference in taxes, would have hurt the company.

    Shares of Wal-Mart (up $1.03 to $44.20, Charts) rose 2.5 percent in
    afternoon trade.

    Judge Motz ruled that a 1974 federal law overruled the Maryland state law,
    which had been backed by labor groups.

    He said it was unfair because it forced the company to handle benefits in
    Maryland differently than it does in other states.

    The Retail Industry Leaders Association, a trade association whose members
    include Wal-Mart and which had challenged the law, praised the ruling.

    "The decision sends a clear signal that employer health plans are governed
    by federal law, not a patchwork of state and local laws. It also is a clear
    message that similar bills under consideration in other states and
    municipalities violate federal law as well," Sandy Kennedy, president of
    the Retail Industry Leaders Association, told Reuters.

    Some critics of Wal-Mart who supported the state law expressed
    disappointment. "This decision does not change the fact that Wal-Mart
    doesn't provide company health care to over half of its workers," Paul
    Blank, campaign director for the activist group Wake-Up Wal-Mart, told
    Reuters.

    "The District Court's decision, unfortunately, ignores legal and public
    support for requiring large, profitable corporations to pay their fair
    share for health care," the newswire quoted Blank as saying.

    The law was the first of its kind in the country. Legislators in at least
    13 other states proposed similar "Pay or Play" bills in the past year,
    according to the National Conference of State Legislators.

    <http://money.cnn.com/2006/07/19/news/companies/walmart_ruling/>

    your pal,
    blake

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