(303 posts) Tue Aug-16-11 07:25 PM
Original message Talked to GM at my local walmart today. WTF!
I asked him what the heck is going on!?
He said they were directed to raise prices across the board over night.
Everything in my local walmart was raised from 9 cents up to 50 cents per unit.
I cant even fathom what would be the rational for this.
He could not explain the directive either.
Gas per barrel is down to $98 dollars but prices at the pumps have not fallen more than 3 cents from when oil was $156 per barrel.
There have been no shipping disasters that I have heard of.
There have been no world reports of reduced food production.
The only report I have seen is drought in Africa but they are an importer not an exporter of food stuffs.
Maybe its a US drought thing?
Except most of their vegetables are actually imported from other countries and not from US farmers.
I am freaking a little bit...this just doesn't make any sense.
Someone please give me a logical rational why I should not blame this all on monopolistic Corporate Greed?
Walmart has run all other grocery stores out of my area, If I was to shop elsewhere I would have to drive 40 miles away rather than 12.
I am just totally disgusted.