Walmart warns of higher prices from tariffs

freeshoesfsu

And Gas Prices? Near $3/gallon in a lot of places.


Nicely done daffy donald

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freeshoesfsu

Is trump still skipping tariffs on his daughter's clothing?

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dandyfopp

I haven't set foot in Walmart in years.

Tick tock Donnie, Christmas will be here before you know it.


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chase_gw

That's what is so wrong about these tariffs. They hit lower incomes , farmers and small manufacturing companies the most.......those that really can't afford it. Interesting though that Trump is only talking a taxpayer bailout for the farmers.


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mr1010

I keep hearing people discussing 25% increases on prices of clothes, shoes, furniture and loads of other things.

Some farmers are not planting soybeans this year and going back to planting for hay. But it takes over $100,000 to acquire hay planting and harvesting equipment.

No wonder younger family members are refusing to continue farming. Many of these farms will go fallow or be sold for development.


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VedaBeeps SoCal 9b/10a(9b/10)

People shopping at Walmart and buying Chinese made goods are part of the reason things aren’t made in the US any more.

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catkinZ8a

Welcome, 'freeshoesfsu'!

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artemis_ma

People shopping at Walmart and buying Chinese made goods are part of the reason things aren’t made in the US any more.

It is hard to find things not made in China these days (in certain categories of purchase). So, effectively, no or little choice. Walmart or elsewhere, still the same.

I try to buy American or at least North American when I can. Kitchen goods are hard. I did find an American source for a new flatware set of utensils, and I understand they're the only folk manufacturing flatware in the US these days.

Will have to note - Chinese made goods are (probably - haven't bought stuff recently) still cheaper than most more-locally made goods. That is ultimately the driving force. So I understand tariffs. But I'd appreciate them being reasonable so that lower income people can still make choices.


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sunflower_petal(5a)

" People shopping at Walmart and buying Chinese made goods are part of the reason things aren’t made in the US any more. "

It is a bit of a vicious cycle. People buy them and businesses think that's what people want and they cut back on the more expensive US made products and then those guys go out of business until all that's left are the imports.

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artemis_ma

Sunflower - true. I was going to amend my post to add something like that in, but you said it better than I had planned...

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VedaBeeps SoCal 9b/10a(9b/10)

You vote with your dollars everyday.

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HU9999

I would never buy anything at Walmart. However, I am extremely fortunate that I do not have to buy anything at Walmart. I can choose to purchase it elsewhere.

Unfortunately, too many people cannot make that choice because they cannot afford to purchase it elsewhere.

That's the problem. And the Waltons and the Republicans don't give a damn.

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VedaBeeps SoCal 9b/10a(9b/10)

“Unfortunately, too many people cannot make that choice because they cannot afford to purchase it elsewhere.“


Most comparisons show that when Walmart was cheaper, and they aren’t always, it’s pennies. One stat is a person would save 46 cents per hundred by shopping at Target, Aldi usually wins for groceries. Kroger sale items can be cheaper since they’re really trying to compete, Dollar Tree is often cheaper by unit price, etc.

People who are shopping with discretionary income and buying non-essentials could be making the effort to buy American made but few people do. Mostly people just like to complain.

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sunflower_petal(5a)

In some rural areas, Walmart is the only choice, although Dollar General/Tree stores are catching up.

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VedaBeeps SoCal 9b/10a(9b/10)

In some areas that is true but in areas its not people are still spending discretionary income on Chinese made goods and then complaining about a lack of US jobs and manufacturing and it’s not a partisan issue, left right and center are guilty.

ETA: my DH makes and sells a unique item for $100 (its not his primary job, it started as a fun thing and turned into making and selling a couple thousand of them.) Each component of this object is American made, including some parts that he designed and has manufactured locally here in Southern California by old school craftsman that have been doing this work for decades- a total dying breed. He is constanly asked why he doesnt/ is told that he should having them made in China so he could make more money on them. He patiently explains WHY they are completely American made and some people think he’s a sucker for not making more money. They truly don’t get it. They complain about the loss of American jobs, they complain that the younger generation has no skills but they don’t do anything to support that happening.

It’s as ridiculous as buying foreign made Trump gear and saying you voted for him to save American jobs. Total hypocracy.

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sunflower_petal(5a)

True, but as artemis said, it can be really hard to find things that were not made overseas. I look at labels almost all the time, sometimes just out of curiosity. It is 95% made overseas (and I am not shopping at Walmart).

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chase_gw

Do you really think that the products in Target and Dollar Tree are made in America?

Finding made in NA is a challenge....and when you do it is not price competitive.


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VedaBeeps SoCal 9b/10a(9b/10)

Chase, you can see that the quote I copied and responded to was about price and I do recognize that issue is important to people buying necessities on low incomes. Then I discussed discretionary income.

It absolutely can be challenging to find items that are US and NA made but if it’s important to you, you do it. It sometimes means putting off purchases of nonessentials until an acceptable source is found.

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Sofia

But............ but .................... Trump said China would pay for the tariffs

How can this be?

Is Trump really that dumb?

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chase_gw

"It absolutely can be challenging to find items that are US and NA made but if it’s important to you, you do it. It sometimes means putting off purchases of nonessentials until an acceptable source is found."

I don't disagree if you have the discretionary income, time and inclination.........and are willing to go without . Truth is that isn't many of us.

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maddie260

Think again if you think 'made in the USA' means that. The product can be made elsewhere. one tiny part can be slapped on here, and the label 'made in the USA' can be slapped on here. I read about this scam years ago with women's handbags, clothing, and all sorts of merchandise. We are being scammed.

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