Resolved Walmartgreat value (not) products

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Actually, I use Great Value products on a regular basis, but with two caveats: 1) I NEVER use generic dairy products (which is almost all of what you said you have tried) and 2) I never expect name-brand quality or performance from generic products.

You seem to have gone into these purchases without the correct mindset. While generic products can sometimes be a good way to save money, you never consider them an equal replacement for the real thing - that way you aren't disappointed when they don't perform well, but you are pleasantly surprised when they do.

With that said, however, I have used many Great Value products in the past and continue to do so now that I have been happy with including, but not limited to, cereal, kool-aid, uncooked pasta noodles, etc. I have also used Great Value products that I have been very unhappy with including, but not limited to, paper towels, paper plates, some canned vegetables, etc.

It is definitely a trial-and-error process with generic products and you have to be willing to put the time and effort into finding which ones will work for you and which ones won't. Otherwise, just purchase name-brand.

I hope your experiences get better!

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  • Ja
    Jamie Floyd Apr 06, 2008
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    I bought a dvd burner for my husband for his birthday. I took it home and wrapped it when he opened it up it looked like someone had beat it with a baseball bat. When I took it back the very next day with receipt in hand the manager and associate argued with me for over thirty minutes as if I had done it and brought it back to exchange.

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    Kim Jun 20, 2008
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    I waited in the paint department forever then i waited in the electronics and i waited and waited forever and then they had sent somebody over to the paint department that was from another department and i just had to keep waiting and waiting and nobody would assist me in anyway. I was very respectful to them and waited for assistance and the employees were very disrespectful towards me.

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  • Me
    Melinda Jul 14, 2008
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    Basically the same thing happened to me regarding a digital camera. I used it on the 4th of July and it was fine, went to use it on the 7th of July and it had lines and a white box running across the screen. When I took it back, the associate told me that I had dropped it, I assured her that I did not. But she said they couldn't take it back. I had bought the camera 21 days earlier. I returned to Walmart a couple of days later to talk to the manager of the photoshop (who never seems to be in) to explain to me the 30 day return policy. I had made of copy of it from the Walmart Corporate website. The associate that helped me that day was wonderful. She could not understand why I couldn't return it. It was then that the first associate approached and cattily remark that the camera had been dropped and couldn't return it because it was "customer damage".
    I then asked the 1st associate when did she do her product research regarding damage. That she could deduce that only dropping the camera would result in that type of damage. I also asked to see where it was written that a sales associate had the authority to overwrite corporate policy (ie 30 day return policy) at their own descrestion. Needless to say, I got my money back ($324.21) and there it one photo shop employee that would like to "take me out" if she could.

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  • Al
    alisha Aug 04, 2008
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    I work for walmart and i had a panic attack and they told me that i would get a "point" if i went to the hospital, you only het so many points before you get fired and i dont think that me having to have a ambulance come and tell me that i NEEDED to go to the hospital sould warrent me getting a point!!!

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  • Me
    me Aug 04, 2008
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    BS!!! there is no such thing as "points". I've worked for Wal-Wart for 13 years and NEVER heard such a thing. I've worked in a total of 4 differents stores and been on the seen when 3 different associates with medical conditions needed an ambulance called. Every time it happened management called the ambulance without any hesitation or thought of who would foot the bill. Afterwards not a single one of those situations resulted in any sort of disciplinary action or "points". BS!!! Do you REALLY work for wal-Mart? You sound like just another person that got in trouble for something and is trying to make up a story that makes a great place to work SOUND like the bad guy.

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    A. Limsky Aug 08, 2008
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    Your Old Bridge NJ store sucks on service. Held phone for Three Quarters of an hour for stock check and then for store manager AND NO PICK-UP!!!

    Thanks for NOTHING! ( 8/8/08 ) Leaves a very sour taste for your store!

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    A. Limsky Aug 08, 2008
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    Terrible supervision!

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  • An
    angie Nov 21, 2008
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    i purchased a walmart prepaid visa credit card a week ago. in the beginning the visa had an amount of atleast 50.00 i only spent 4.99 off of the credit card within a weeks time there was only 12.00 in my account.please have something done about this

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  • El
    ElizabethGainey Dec 12, 2008

    I was handed my package and I noticed that it was wet, but did not know it would be in the shape it was on the inside. My pictures were wet and the envelopes were ruined. I have given some pictures away with great embarrassment.This was supposed to be Christmas gifts. Wen the man brought my package to the door, it was not raining but had all day unill about two hours before he arrived. Elizabeth Gainey

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  • Ke
    kevrm01 Dec 26, 2008
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    was told that they will not change oil in my 87 honda civic. talked to manager and store manager to settle this. store manager told manger to take care of this, manger psssed this to shop manager who passed it to someone in the shop and this person still would jnot service my car. tried to reach store manager and distric manager with no answer

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  • Sc
    schooder Jan 19, 2009

    The outgoing door person wanted to see my receipt because the facial tissue i had wasn't in a bag.
    This basically is acusing me of shoplifting. this all my sound trivial but to me it isn't. I could understand it if it was something large like a TV but to stop me and force me to produce a receipt insults me intelligence
    Walmart you have gone STUPID

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  • An
    AntiComplainer Jan 19, 2009

    That is Walmart's policy. If you don't like it, shop somewhere else. The fact of the matter is that any given Walmart store has tens of millions of dollars in merchandise and owns every single item outright, so protecting the company's interest is among their top priorities. I work at a Walmart and we lose thousands of dollars a day in stolen merchandise, and our door greeters recover just as much from people walking out the door, hoping not to get caught. You may think it's rediculous, but the livelihoods of thousands of Americans depends on Walmart making money, not letting it walk out the door. So shut up and start showing some grace.

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  • Rk
    R Kreyssig Feb 07, 2009

    Pop UP said I had won a 1000 dollar gift card is this a scam or what. and can't the company stop this kind of false adds? The gift card was from WALMART??????? I can be reached @ [email protected]

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  • Ep
    EpicRegret Feb 25, 2009

    Once again! Read the fine print people! It clearly states everything you need to know about the card! Then you wouldnt be wondering were your money goes to and post all this "THIS IS ### " and "SCAM SCAM SCAM" or the famous "I DONT KNOW WHERE MY MONEY WENT!"

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  • Mo
    mouse Apr 08, 2009

    well im trying to get on working at walmart again but they wont let me on how i left there, but theres this guy who was drinking on the job and worked as an unloader. he just walked out one day and they know he was drinking but they let him come back, but they wont let me come back. i dont get it

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  • At
    AtreiyuSwift Apr 21, 2009

    Sounds like more of a FedEx issue than a Studio one. Also the packages sit in the back of the warlmart receiving until the studio associate can go pick them up. It's possible something got spilled in the back Receiving rooms. I'm sorry that just sucks

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  • Ju
    judith May 12, 2009

    The process needed to activate a Walmart prepay card is painful. Regardless of trying to activate it online or via phone is a long, long painful process. If I'm ever given one of these cards again as a gift...trust me, I give it back and say, "Thanks for the thought - you keep the card." The agravation is just not worth it!!

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  • Je
    Jeta Janequa Jun 30, 2009

    Dear Management of Wonder Bread, I am a proud worker of Walmart & treated fairly. There is however one problem w/ your Wonder Bread by the name of Stacy. He started & encourage to block every vendor& blocking Walmart's working enviroment. Walmart are short on help & we want our working enviroment with maore convince. Would you talk to the vendors please? We also short on help.? Thanks

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  • Da
    Darlene Coleman Jul 02, 2009

    I went on maturnity leave a week before I had my baby. She was born on May 6. I called the store manager 6 weeks after she was born and said I could return back to work. He told me I would have to wait till they could put me on the schedule, he said call back in a week. Now, I call back and he says that it could possibly be after July 24. Is there some kind of law that would make them take me back before then. I have bills to pay. Please respond

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  • Ti
    tinker1bell Jul 26, 2009

    Actually yes there is a law that they HAVE to take you back. IF you were officially on FMLA for your maternity leave your job is GUARANTEED, same job, same position, same pay, same location.

    I know this because I manage a buisness and I had an employee leave on maternity leave. She filed for FMLA, but told us she wasn't going to return so I acutally hired someone to fill her position. 6 weeks later she calls and says she is ready to come back to work and I told her that I thought she wasn't coming back and she says she changed her mind. When I called our corporate office to check on the situation they said that I had to lay off the new employee and take the old one back, her job was protected!

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  • Si
    sifu berchtold Aug 18, 2009

    i received a walmart money card as a gift and in order for me to use it i need a code off the receipt, the person who gave me the gift does not have the receipt any more, what do i do, walmart website is useless for getting help, the customer service people at walmart told me that they could not help either, what do i do ?

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  • Ar
    arthurincanada Sep 09, 2009

    They are not accusing you of shoplifting. It's common sense! You walk out of the store with something not bagged, and they probably will stop you. Jesus Christ, you're an idiot.

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  • Ar
    arthurincanada Sep 09, 2009

    You knew it was wet, and you're still complaining? Eat my ###!

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  • Da
    Darlene MacDougall Sep 19, 2009

    I shop quite often at this Walmart store and everytime my daughter is with me she has to go to the bathroom.I am grossed out before I even get in there.They are stinky, OLD, just plain disgusting.For the amount of money Walmart makes you would expect more updated products.It is just terrible to allow anyone in this type of premises this day and age.

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  • Ma
    Mad in Alaska Sep 29, 2009

    I bought one of the prepaid cards, it turns out the card was invalid and couldn't be activated. I call customer service and the rep(without my knowledge assigns me a new number) and tries transferring me to the automated system, which drops my call. I go online to try to access the account using the card number just to see if I could use it and the number is invalid, because she assigned me a new number. But the original prepaid card is still unusable and they can't tell me why. The reps barely listen to you and you can't get through to a rep unless the card is valid and activated. It's ridiculous. Went back to Walmart that I purchased it from and the manager there told me GreenDot is the worst she's ever seen. I asked for a refund of my $100, I'm waiting to see if I'll ever receive it.

    Mad in Anchorage

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  • Ba
    Barbara Moriarty Oct 11, 2009

    On checking out at Register i pressed no cash back @the end of my order I was handed cash back . I was very upset that these machines are not working proper & then to be told they could not help me i am very frustrated . I would have to run to the bank & put the money back.Walmart store tc#6498 9378 4925 6290 278 The Managers name MATHEW DEJESUS I told them i would never go back to that store again

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  • Gr
    GreenvilleNC Nov 21, 2009

    I apply every month at Wal Mart. I can't even get my foot in the door. The HR department refuses to call me in for my 1st interview! :-(

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  • Tr
    Trevor is now a proud father a baby boy Nov 28, 2009
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    Simple solution, talk to your manager about this problem. Chances are head office won't see this letter. You will get more results talking to your manager.

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  • Pa
    pamhughes Dec 08, 2009

    I Walked into a walmart today and the guy who greats the people was on the phone talking about how many drugs he does and how many womens he slept with NOT THE PLACE NOT THE TIME

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  • Bi
    Billydude15 Dec 09, 2009

    It is not wal-mart but the website you should be writing to, anyone who believes these ads is a tool. Or perhaps it is enter a chance to win, not everyone will win.

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    Billydude15 Dec 09, 2009

    Yeah right you just wish he gave the drugs to you and slept with you. However I ask one question, what did he report you for to get you fired?

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  • Ev
    evopro Dec 10, 2009

    i went to sothgate walmart on thanksgiving day and i talk and ask a co. manager if there was goint to giving any vouchers or tikets for a laptop that was on sale she said no and then when my wife went to the store @ 4am on black friday and she found out that they have giving out some tikets @ 3 am for the sale @ 5 am thats not fair cause i promise my son that laptop and she lie to me now what to do can someone help me .

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  • Cn
    C. Noonan Dec 16, 2009

    I had to go to the Site To Store pickup area this evening, (12/16/09), at the Middletown, NY store located on Route 211. As I was unfamiliar with where the area was, I asked an associate to guide me. This particular employee informed me, in broken english, "oh, I don know...I no understand". This employee also appeared to be in dire need of a nap, as her cognitive ability seemed to be impaired. Miffed, I travelled further in the store, went through the computer/electronics area and asked another associate, a young man who appeared quite alert and knowledgable, who guided me immediately to the area I was seeking. Why is Walmart hiring people who don't understand the english language? This still is America, isn't it? My saga continues.

    After locating the Site To Store area, I found a line, which was fine. A customer was ahead of me and was being assisted by a very astute associate. Across from her was another associate who wasn't anywhere near her colleague's stature. The former associate was running around and working dilligently to accommodate her customer. I understood she had her hands quite full. Therefore, I asked if her colleague could just get my item out of the storage area to save the associate and me some time. The associate was literally thumbing through the Walmart flyer, handling intermittent calls that were coming in, (she received 2 in the 15 minutes I was there), and talking with friends that stopped by to see her. This person informed me that it wasn't her job, and that I had to wait for the other associate.

    I have described two incidents that happened within one hour of eachother. This is one very good reason why I find Target so much more preferable to Walmart.

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  • folk_lore Feb 12, 2010

    yeah, haha. i bet this happened.

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  • Ol
    oldladies Feb 25, 2010

    # of elec carts in store only 8, where as store close by has 16.
    my store needs more we have more use for them.
    please help in this

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  • Fr
    Frank Surace Mar 03, 2010

    I bot a money card and sent to my son for his birthday...He went to make a purchase and was told that he needed the receipt ?
    I do not have the receipt because I was never told that this was a requiement...
    Can you help me ?

    Thanks frank surace

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  • Ki
    kimarms Mar 03, 2010

    I was done the same way at the Rocky Mount, VA Walmart...except the new manager gave out the tickets @ 11:30 pm!

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  • Go
    gogo walmart Mar 11, 2010

    1 800 walmart

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  • Ch
    Chinko Mar 13, 2010

    Why is Wal-mart doing away with so many good products I used to buy? I have been having my oil changed with motorcraft oil 10w40 for years now can't get it. Also alot of the sugar free products no longer exist such as cookies, cereal, cinnimon buns by pillsbury, kellogs unsweetened mini wheats and many other items. No fabric shop.I love our Walk-Mart store, clean store and friendly workers just apity that so many items are disapearing.

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    Rekklione May 04, 2010
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    I like Walmart but have been unhappy with the savings in recent coupons. Times are hard and we need more of a price break from you so we can keep shopping there. come on walmart help us out a bit with discounts.

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