I went to Walmart to buy a chair for my 1 year old. I get so excited when I get to buy practical things like a garbage can, tupperware, bathroom towels, or a new high chair for my child!  I was happily trying to decide between Walmart and Target, and I happened to go with Walmart because I thought I could save a few bucks. I am the frugal type…

I found what I was looking for at a great price! I bought it.

Just what I wanted!

Just what I wanted!




When I was riding home, Target was on the way. I wanted to stop in and see what kinds of prices Target had. I get this from my dad. He would drive around town looking for the cheapest gas. Or go across town to a different store because grapes for 20 cents cheaper.  So guess what? At Target it was 3 dollars cheaper! But oh well. It’s just 3 bucks. I went home.

First weird thing I noticed when I got home: The box looked like it had been tossed around and dropped a few times. If you take a look at the picture above again, in the bottom left corner, you can kind of see what I mean. But that wasn’t a big deal.

Second weird thing I noticed: When I opened the box, it looked like someone shoved in all the parts, and there was no order. Am I getting someone’s returned item? This store can do a better job of making it look like new if they are trying to sell it again..

Third thing that I noticed: I pulled out the tray and noticed IT WAS DIRTY! I could not believe my eyes! It looked there was dried egg yolk on the white tray. I was totally disgusted!! How does this happen!?!  I would have rather it been broken or missing a part. But dried food? What kind of germs was I dealing with? How could they..what?!..did they check…EWW.

Food on the tray?!

Food on the tray?!

Up close look.

Up close look.

I put it back in the box, disappointed. Another trip back to the store.

When I got to Walmart, I stood in the return/exchange line. When I approached the front, a woman greeted and helped me. She was nice. But I couldn’t help overhearing two other workers, who weren’t even “in the back”-they were right there near the registers. They were both complaining about their hours, having to work during the night shift, and how they are going to look for a new job. I understand working the third shift isn’t anyone’s cup of tea, but openly complaining about it around customers isn’t good business! What I had just found in the box plus the negative energy that I felt standing there did NOT make me want to return to this store. I couldn’t wait to get out of there!

I stopped at Target to buy a chair. I went with a cute colorful one. When I got home, I opened the box, and the parts were in plastic! Yay!! It’s new! Walmart didn’t have plastic! Nobody ate eggs and left them on THIS table! I was very pleased.

Brand new!

Brand new!

Thanks Target, you’ve got my vote. Walmart, get it together.

Happy shopping!

Which store do you prefer? Any stories? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment!

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