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Re: new hosta at Walmart

  • Subject: Re: new hosta at Walmart
  • From: "Sam" <samk52@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 12:53:04 -0700

That is close to the truth, all that really matters is the all important
'Bottom Line'.
IGLH
Sam I Am


> A couple years ago, a nursery trade magazine reported on a forum that
> included the corporate guy in charge of Walmart garden centers.  He said
that
> the average Walmart customer knows more about gardening than the average
> Walmart garden center employee, and that was just fine because the only
thing
> that matters is price.
>
> Chick
>
> Sam wrote:
>
> > Where is your Walmart?  I'll be right over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > According to the 2001 Hosta finder
> > Choo Choo Train averages out to $27.44
> > Hillbilly Blues $29.83
> > Medusa $19.82
> > On Stage $19.02.
> > But make sure they are what the tags say they are.
> > The venders will send plants that are labeled one thing
> > and are something else.  And there is nothing the store
> > can do but complain, for all the good that does.  That's
> > one reason I don't work for wally world anymore.
> > There was a shipment of hosta that came in labeled Revolution, but
> > none of them had the green flecks in the center.  They had to
> > take them and couldn't change the labels or remove them.  I saw
> > many such cases like this in the 2 years I worked in Lawn and Garden.
> > I'd just tell customers that they weren't what the labels said they
were.
> > I learned you can't change a company that doesn't want to change.
> > Not by myself anyway.  And no one there wanted to hear about it.
> > IGLH
> > Sam I Am
> >
> > > My Walmart has a shipment of new "collector series" hosta
> > > Decent size, decent price, $10, pots of
> > > Choo Choo Train, Hillbilly Blues, Medusa, On Stage
> > >
> > > Anyone growing these who can comment?
> > > Are they good ones, are they worth the price?
> > >
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