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#1 Captain Rhett Butler

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:41 AM

From where I buy gas, get a haircut, purchase hardware items, get my heat and air fixed, do my banking and so forth, I SHOP LOCAL.

 

I never buy stuff from Amazon, but prefer to shop at local stores, warehouses and boutiques.  We need to keep money in our community versus sending it to Seattle. Many local businesses supports youth league sports, non-profit organizations and they give back to our community. 

 

Your local merchants need you now more than ever. 

https://www.socialme...mall-businesses

 

 

 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:59 AM

Amazon is awesome.  When the mom and pop stores allow me to order online and deliver within 2 days for free, I'll buy from them.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:39 PM

Your well thought out and reasoned argument has convinced me. From now on I swear and I pledge that i will never procure a single haircut, purchase a single gallon of gas, have a single household system repaired by or engage in a single banking transaction with Amazon.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:08 PM

Aren't you the guy who is constantly complaining about the seedy local merchants?  :)


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I guess you haven't been to Detroit recently?  Or, Newark or East St.Louis or Gary, IN, or Stockton, CA?

 

You know, those bastions of liberal Democrat government that have been so successful in attracting wealthy, educated leaders and businesspeople.  Progressive people,  who have uplifted the poorer of their brethren, so their city can be that bright example of how well Socialism works.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:10 PM

Small business are great if they stay open later than 5 on weekdays and 1 on Saturday. Also its hard to compete when charging 3x the price for the same or similar product.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:59 PM

Aren't you the guy who is constantly complaining about the seedy local merchants?   :)

We do indeed have a few seedy locals who are in the used car business whom I won't be doing business with, but other that that, I prefer to shop local.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:50 PM

We do indeed have a few seedy locals who are in the used car business whom I won't be doing business with, but other that that, I prefer to shop local.

And at least one in the New Car business that I wouldn't buy from if they were last dealer in the metro area...


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:58 PM

Well, there are actually quite a few folks in Paulding County (and surrounding counties) that work for Amazon, myself included.

 

Amazon has a delivery station off the East West Connector that not only has many Amazon employees, but they have several hundred 1099 drivers that deliver the packages. They also have 3 other delivery stations in metro Atlanta, along with a fulfillment center off Thornton Road.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:32 PM

Well, there are actually quite a few folks in Paulding County (and surrounding counties) that work for Amazon, myself included.

 

Amazon has a delivery station off the East West Connector that not only has many Amazon employees, but they have several hundred 1099 drivers that deliver the packages. They also have 3 other delivery stations in metro Atlanta, along with a fulfillment center off Thornton Road.

 

 

I love Amazon but hate their Amazon Logistics delivery service.  


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:43 PM

 

 

I love Amazon but hate their Amazon Logistics delivery service.  

HaHa!! I work in Amazon Logistics!! I am in customer support and it is brutal!! Since these drivers are 1099 employees--they could care less! I feel your pain--believe me!


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:54 PM

HaHa!! I work in Amazon Logistics!! I am in customer support and it is brutal!! Since these drivers are 1099 employees--they could care less! I feel your pain--believe me!

 

Long story short...i had so many problems with AL deliveries I emailed Bezos (yes, I know he probably has people that read his email so he never saw it).  They responded and now all my packages are shipped via USPS or UPS.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:57 PM

 

Long story short...i had so many problems with AL deliveries I emailed Bezos (yes, I know he probably has people that read his email so he never saw it).  They responded and now all my packages are shipped via USPS or UPS.

 

If GA. does not get the new headquarters we know who to blame .


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:02 PM

 

If GA. does not get the new headquarters we know who to blame .

 

OK...that was funny.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:06 PM

 

Long story short...i had so many problems with AL deliveries I emailed Bezos (yes, I know he probably has people that read his email so he never saw it).  They responded and now all my packages are shipped via USPS or UPS.

Believe me--you are not alone! You would be amazed at some of the tales we hear! Driver hit and runs, drivers peeing in customers yard, and don't get me started about them stealing packages!!



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:58 PM

Believe me--you are not alone! You would be amazed at some of the tales we hear! Driver hit and runs, drivers peeing in customers yard, and don't get me started about them stealing packages!!

 

They have quite a way to go to match the established carriers.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:13 PM

Atlanta-based UPS will probably wound up buying up Amazon's Logistics unit anyway.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:01 AM

What are some of your favorite mom and pop stores and restaurants? I like the shopping local idea but would like some direction as to who is good. I'm tired of the chain restaurans and want to switch to locally-owned eating establishments. Paulding really needs the income since we really don't have any industries out here!

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:19 AM

What are some of your favorite mom and pop stores and restaurants? I like the shopping local idea but would like some direction as to who is good. I'm tired of the chain restaurans and want to switch to locally-owned eating establishments. Paulding really needs the income since we really don't have any industries out here!

 

We just started going to Rodney's in the New Hope area again and it seems pretty good. Steaks, BBQ and country cooking. 

Pop's Dog House on 61N near Dabbs Bridge has good wings and Great burgers. 

Pacific Spice got bought out by a local group, but it's pretty good Chinese food.  (Cedarcrest and 41)

Audry's Neighborhood Cafe across the street from the courthouse is pretty good country cooking. 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:53 AM

Atlanta-based UPS will probably wound up buying up Amazon's Logistics unit anyway.

Don't think so. Amazon would just shut it down. ALL drivers are 1099, so no employees there. As for us folks that do the customer service work on the phone--we would be absorbed by other departments.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:12 PM

I just don't like buying online, period.  I have had some less than stellar experiences (poor quality, broken in transit, not as expected, etc) and rather see what I am buying before I pay for it.   If it is something I just can't find around here and really need, I might order online but that's about it.

 

I did not step foot inside a Walmart store for more than a year, and never did I pay 3x what they charged for anything.  Sure, some things are a little more elsewhere, but I don't buy produce or meat at Walmart anyway, and those are the more pricey items when you shop at a regular grocer.  If someone is charging 3x what Walmart (or Amazon) does  for something 1) it must be some cheap, low quality something to begin with and 2) it probably isn't something I can't live without. 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:57 PM

The world is what the world is and no amount of wishing will make it turn back. If Ma & Pa aren't in a business that provides a distinct and clear advantage to the customer being able to touch and inspect in person, well just don't expect me to pay anything more than I have to for anything I buy. If Ma needs a new pair of shoes, Pa might want to rethink their business plan instead of looking to my pocket.

 

Just don't go into womens shoes, their buying those on line now. Free returns you know.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:52 PM

The problem with shopping local depends on what you need.  I have spent hours going store to store and

finally give up and go on line.  Usually find what I want in a few minutes and it will be on my porch

in a couple of days.   Too bad we don't even have a hardware store here anymore.  Closes hardware

store is in Douglasville, so it is much easier to just order online.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 07:52 PM

From where I buy gas, get a haircut, purchase hardware items, get my heat and air fixed, do my banking and so forth, I SHOP LOCAL.
 
I never buy stuff from Amazon, but prefer to shop at local stores, warehouses and boutiques.  We need to keep money in our community versus sending it to Seattle. Many local businesses supports youth league sports, non-profit organizations and they give back to our community. 
 
Your local merchants need you now more than ever. 

https://www.socialme...mall-businesses


What hardware store is locally owned? Are you counting “franchised” and what warehouse” is locally owned?” Just curious..........
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:52 PM

I've bought flooring from the place in Cartersville, on Hwy 41,

I go to Ace Hardware on Dallas Acworth Hwy or the Morgan's in Rockmart as well as Buy Low in Rockmart. I avoid Lowes or Home Depot.

As far as auto parts,. I generally use Wildcat's in Dallas (rather than AutoZone or O'Reilly's)

For Groceries, It's generally Food Depot rather than Wal-Mart.

There's a place on Cadillac Pkwy that sells office furniture from their warehouse and I generally don't buy gas at Kroger or QT or Racetrac. I prefer the mom and pops like Grand's ...., Gas is Gas, so it's not much difference in price. I generally pay at the pump anyways.

I prefer the mom & pop pharmacy to the CVS or Walgreens.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:38 AM

Because Paulding was a such a backwater up until 278 came through, the few mom and pop businesses around had already been run out of business by the first walmart.  When the wave of growth happened beginning in the late 1990s the growth was from franchise and corporate chain stores.

 

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:17 AM

Believe started to happen around the time Paulding  Plaza was build.






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