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Letters: Congratulations, Wal-Mart

Congratulations, Wal-Mart Your long-awaited arrival is over and many of us have stopped by the store to visit and shop. We're well aware of the bounty of jobs, both part-time and full-time that you provide and that will help our local economy and...

Congratulations,

Wal-Mart

Your long-awaited arrival is over and many of us have stopped by the store to visit and shop. We're well aware of the bounty of jobs, both part-time and full-time that you provide and that will help our local economy and the added selection of goods that this town so dearly needs: we thank you for that.

I realize each department has its bottom line but no fabric in a town that has hundreds of quilters? Do you realize there's still no place in Park Rapids to buy a sewing pattern? You could have a virtual monopoly!

My wife and I were recently in your store to purchase the DVD "Happy Feet." Typically, an item such as this would be on sale, at least in other Wal-Mart stores, on the first day of release if not the week of release. Your difference between sale and retail price was approximately $6 per DVD and we were going to buy three. That extra $18 paid for our gas to another store.

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Sunflower birdseed is $15 plus at your store and $10 plus at L&M. No finch food? A quick demographic study would have told you: many women in town sew and quilt; many others feed birds.

You gotta' work with us on this. You've built your store in the middle of small town, Bible-belt, mid-America USA. We expect growing pains and adjustments with any new store in town. We don't have tons of spendable income and we want the most for our money, so please listen to the customers and adjust.

Charles Clark

Nevi

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