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MySidesGoUp 5 points ago +5 / -0

Hahahaha. I’m picturing frustrated normies trying to deal with commerce issues since every goddamn thing is made in China !

Sucks that we have to start at the bottom- where we “buy” our shit. Which doesn’t even solve 90% of the front end problems.

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shadypollster 4 points ago +6 / -2

Yeah that will be interesting to see.

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Lowersidecustoms 5 points ago +5 / -0

That’s a good question because I live in one of those small towns, mom and pops opening a supermarket is unlikely around here.

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steelywebb 2 points ago +2 / -0

Small town here We have a farmers market, small town grocer, a family owned and ran bait and tackle shop with hand made rods. Our own local farmers coop owned-electric company (nuclear) and they also provide internet, and since its nonprofit every member gets a cut of any profits at the end of the year.

We have a gunsmith, he's old but he took on an apprentice. two family owned pharmacies, and two family owned hardware stores, one which is technically a franchisee.

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kent [S] -6 points ago +3 / -9

Maybe you and your neighbors will need to figure out how to start a farmer's market or something?

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Lowersidecustoms 3 points ago +3 / -0

We’ll be farming if it comes to that, my neighbors aren’t the kind of people you want to hang out with

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becky21k1 4 points ago +9 / -5

If someone else like a Rural King doesn't step in, they could always just make the store a big flea market with individual stalls.

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BombsAway 4 points ago +4 / -0

Walmart tends to keep their property & disallow anyone from using it when they close. They just keep it empty & closed. They own every location & do not allow others to use it when they leave.

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Tallsie 5 points ago +5 / -0

Rural America has plenty of land. Holding a large empty building hostage isn’t much of a problem.

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Norwayhastrolls 2 points ago +2 / -0

Arsonists don't need permission

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dagoat4l 1 point ago +1 / -0

LOL do what libs do move on in.

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becky21k1 -3 points ago +2 / -5

This just isn't true. In my area alone, one former Wal-mart became a Runnings when they built a superstore, and another the building was either heavily facelifted or demolished and is now a Target. I've seen pictures of others in other areas that have become Rural King or other chains.

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InfidelPatriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Like we see in third world countries except they sell their wares outside?

Shit…

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becky21k1 -1 points ago +3 / -4

No, because we have outdoor flea markets here. I go to one every week.

We have even both combined indoor and outdoor ones.

It's a lot easier to find 25 people who could pay $100 a month in rent than one guy who can pay $2500 a month.... and a lot easier for 25 people to sell $200 a month in goods than one guy to sell $5000 a month. Near Buffalo there was an old store that closed in the 70s and it ran as a flea market for 40 years, it only closed when Wal-mart decided they wanted to build a store there.

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2024isNOW 3 points ago +3 / -0

Drive to the next closest Walmart using $5.00 gas obviously guh

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Cavemantrump 3 points ago +3 / -0

We Have 4 Wal-Mart's In a Town Of 80 thousand in Fort Smith.AR... Lol

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steelywebb 1 point ago +1 / -0

Didn't realize fort smith had that many is that counting vanburen?

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Covfefe_Commando 2 points ago +2 / -0

Pepe-ridge Farms remembers Hank Hill since the Home Labyrinth days. . KEK!

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ZackMorris_osbro 2 points ago +2 / -0

Chuck Mangione is some good vibes. I like how him and Hank reconciled towards the end of this episode.

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DaninElkhart 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sadly, an even shittier store, Dollar General, is picking up where Walmart left off and destroying even smaller markets.
When "too-big-to-fail" Wall Street Money comes to town, small "play-by-the-rules" companies lose.

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45isthebomb 1 point ago +1 / -0

I live in a small town with a Wallmart. Havent been in the store for at least 4 years maybe more. There are plenty of mom and pop shops in our town. We just visit them instead.

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elcomedian 1 point ago +1 / -0

My town of 11,000 people has 4 Dollar Generals

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dagoat4l 1 point ago +1 / -0

New mom and pop shops will open. Issue will be walmart will return. So will people go back?

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ColoRADoPatriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Looks like self sufficiency is back on the menu boys. 1 plant your gardens NOW 2 learn a trade that can be bartered for services or goods

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philnmdg 1 point ago +1 / -0

open new mom and pop stores and patronize them by learning from their mistakes of the past.

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Norwayhastrolls 1 point ago +1 / -0

Illegal alien botulism carts??

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GGAllin 0 points ago +2 / -2

Who cares