Things You Should Never Buy From Walmart
While you will get a decent deal at Walmart, and there are locally grown sections, you’re probably in for a better deal and higher quality foods from your local produce farm or grocery store.
There is a reason why it is so cheap. Though Walmart claims in 2006, Walmart and Sam’s Club became “one of the first retailers to establish a sustainable fish policy” when they committed to purchasing “all wild-caught fresh and frozen fish for the U.S. from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified fisheries by 2011 and to work with the Aquaculture Certification Council (ACC) to certify all foreign shrimp suppliers adhere to Best Aquaculture Practice standards,” there are still some questionable practices surrounding the seafood. Allegedly, Walmart shrimp is imported from places like Thailand where the laborers who deliver this product suffer in awful working conditions.
According to a CBS News, Walmart’s wood furniture origins were discovered to have been “illegally logged in protected Russian habitats for Siberian tigers and other wildlife.” Though they promised to have the wood source weeded out by 2013, there is still no way of knowing all of the illegally logged wood has been pushed out.
Walmart Brand Foods
In most money-saving guides, people will advise you to pass over the name brand food in favor of the store brand to save a few bucks. At Walmart, name brands are heavily discounted and are higher quality than the cheaper Walmart brands; enough that it’s more than worth it to stick with the “good stuff.”
High-End Electronics and Appliances
Sure, it is a brand name at a cheaper price, but you want to be able to have consistent support for big purchases like that. Especially when it comes to upgrading your kitchen.