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Infiniti2001
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:26 AM
Beware of cheap made in China shit :eek: :fiery: http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/14095913/detail.html?taf=orlc

Infiniti2001
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:30 AM
I found her website http://www.lamanaphotography.com/walmart.htm Walmart's attitude is unconscionable :fiery: ---positively Bush-like :tape:

ico4498
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:34 AM
nice avatar.

venus_rulez
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:37 AM
:tape:

Wigglytuff
Sep 15th, 2007, 08:52 AM
i dont know, its walmart thats what i expect from all their junk.

Sam L
Sep 15th, 2007, 10:09 AM
Why would you buy anything made in China? :confused:

ico4498
Sep 15th, 2007, 10:16 AM
cheap?

Sally Struthers
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:05 PM
who buys shoes at walmart anyway? :o

Yasmine
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:23 PM
seriously shoes of that price, if that's what happened after half an hour, I would throw them away, surely not try again and let my feet get to that stage! :rolleyes:

Princeza
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:26 PM
seriously shoes of that price, if that's what happened after half an hour, I would throw them away, surely not try again and let my feet get to that stage! :rolleyes:

True, why did she wait that long? You see and feel it quickly when your feet hurt :scratch:

Paul.
Sep 15th, 2007, 03:45 PM
seriously shoes of that price, if that's what happened after half an hour, I would throw them away, surely not try again and let my feet get to that stage! :rolleyes:

I thought she just wore them until her feet started to get sore, and then stopped, and her feet continued to get worse. :confused:

That's how I understood it anyway.

Sally Struthers
Sep 15th, 2007, 04:12 PM
seriously shoes of that price, if that's what happened after half an hour, I would throw them away, surely not try again and let my feet get to that stage! :rolleyes:

well if it's a chemical burn she would have needed to neutralize it by washing with water. Taking it off still leaves the chemicals on the skin.

Helen Lawson
Sep 15th, 2007, 04:21 PM
If she's buying shoes at Walmart I suspect she doesn't have running water or money for soap to wash her grody feet off. Maybe it was the first pair of shoes she's ever owned and didn't know any better.

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2007, 05:26 PM
Ok. I looked up all the Marion Counties in the US, non of them are close to a beach.
Why is this women wearing flip-flops like they're sandals.
Buy some real fucking sandals.

wta_zuperfann
Sep 15th, 2007, 05:38 PM
I bought a telephone at Walmart and it conked out in only a couple of months. Unfortunately, I did not save my receipt and couldn't get a refund or exchange. Therefater, I did the smart thing which was to shop at Target where I bought the same phone model and it continues to work like a charm.

Shopping at Walmart ain't so smart!

Infiniti2001
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:29 PM
Why is this woman being criticized for shopping at Walmart who literally suck the life out of the have nots in all communities? :shrug: Many people, unless they are super-rich and don't want to admit it, shop there. I'm personally a Target shopper and not afraid to admit that cheaper than usual stuff is attractive :lol: That story is SO scary. It ought to be everywhere, so Walmart can't get away with that "We haven't had any other complaints" crap :fiery:

harloo
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Personally, I don't feel sorry for her. She got exactly what she paid for. I think she kept wearing these sandals to get attention and show how she was a victim.:rolleyes: Anyone with common sense knows those cheap ass sandals at Walmart aren't worth anything.:lol:

égalité
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:44 PM
She kept wearing them for six months? :weirdo:

But regardless, Wal-Mart shouldn't be selling them. Even if their customers are idiots.

gentenaire
Sep 16th, 2007, 09:20 AM
Personally, I don't feel sorry for her. She got exactly what she paid for. I think she kept wearing these sandals to get attention and show how she was a victim.:rolleyes: Anyone with common sense knows those cheap ass sandals at Walmart aren't worth anything.:lol:

Sorry, but no matter how cheap those sandals were, they shouldn't be giving you a chemical burn! Wallmart should have recalled those sandals after the first complaint instead of waiting for almost two months.

And I really don't see how people should be attacked for buying cheap stuff. Do you think it's better for people with a limited budget to get in debt just to keep the image up, to pretend they're better off than they really are?

ico4498
Sep 16th, 2007, 10:25 AM
great that wtaworld's posters are immune to Walmart's allure.:cool:

in the real world, of course, this means diddly squat:eek:. Walmart has lots of customers and it isn't unreasonable to expect yah foot won't go sore from their products ... blame the shoppers for wanting a bargain!

the snobs make a bid for your mind. are yah susceptible? :lol:

Infiniti2001
Sep 16th, 2007, 01:49 PM
Sorry, but no matter how cheap those sandals were, they shouldn't be giving you a chemical burn! Wallmart should have recalled those sandals after the first complaint instead of waiting for almost two months.

And I really don't see how people should be attacked for buying cheap stuff. Do you think it's better for people with a limited budget to get in debt just to keep the image up, to pretend they're better off than they really are?

Exactly!! Walmart chose to sell so called bargain items... It is their responsibility to make sure that the stuff is not harmful to their customers. I mean, not everyone can make a concerted effort to boycott them , especially when they are right smack in the center of low income communities. Then again what should be expected of a company which doesn't give a hoot about the well being of their own employees? :rolleyes:

Kart
Sep 16th, 2007, 03:07 PM
I'm not very clear on how long she wore them for.

At any rate, it's irrelevant. I would be extremely irate if I got chemical burns from a pair of flip flops no matter how little I'd paid for them.

kabuki
Sep 16th, 2007, 03:46 PM
I'm not very clear on how long she wore them for.

At any rate, it's irrelevant. I would be extremely irate if I got chemical burns from a pair of flip flops no matter how little I'd paid for them.

She wore them for a total of 7 hours apparently. If this isn't a scam, it's pretty scary. In some rural areas Walmart is pretty much the only shopping choice some people have.

I don't really pay attention to where things are made. I don't want to be one of those hysteric consumers obsessing on every little story, but between all the toy recalls, the pet food debacle, and this mess, it makes me think maybe I'll start avoiding Chinese products.

(Although the conspiracy theorist in me wonders if this is propoganda to dissuade people from supporting the Chinese economy) :lol:

harloo
Sep 16th, 2007, 04:52 PM
Sorry, but no matter how cheap those sandals were, they shouldn't be giving you a chemical burn! Wallmart should have recalled those sandals after the first complaint instead of waiting for almost two months.

And I really don't see how people should be attacked for buying cheap stuff. Do you think it's better for people with a limited budget to get in debt just to keep the image up, to pretend they're better off than they really are?

I think an allergic reaction caused the chemical burns, some people can't wear cheaply made products. I know my cousin has several pair of these sandals and wore them all summer with no problems. This lady wore the sandals for ONE HOUR A DAY FOR SIX WEEKS, read the captions at the bottom of the pictures. If she was experiencing pain why would she continue to wear these things? Then she documented the whole thing while putting her feet through abuse just so she could file a lawsuit? :lol: It doesn't make any sense.

I'm the biggest bargain shopper and look for online deals daily. I have been called cheap by my co-workers and friends, but I do research before making a purchase. I'm not criticizing this consumer for buying cheap products, but she should know that a pair of sandals with the price tag of $2.44 isn't going to be the best quality. :D

Infiniti2001
Sep 16th, 2007, 05:05 PM
But Harloo, she is not the only one :shrug: Go to her website to see the feet of other women who bought the same sandals.Regardless of price, this shit should not happen :rolleyes:

Scotso
Sep 16th, 2007, 06:20 PM
I shop at Wal-Mart now and then, and I've never had a problem. All business have issues from time to time, especially ones that deal in cheaper merchandise.

I do feel sorry for the woman, though. It looks really painful.

gentenaire
Sep 16th, 2007, 06:30 PM
This lady wore the sandals for ONE HOUR A DAY FOR SIX WEEKS, read the captions at the bottom of the pictures. I

I don't think she did. It's not because her symtoms became worse, that she was still wearing the flip flops at that time. On her website, she also mentions that the cortizone cream she put on it only made it worse. She must have stopped wearing them after she noticed the rash.

Apoleb
Sep 16th, 2007, 07:07 PM
Bottom line: Walmart should pay for it, cause they should make sure that their products don't cause injuries to customers, whatever the price is. The woman is also an idiot if indeed she wore them for this long.

edit: it's VERY obvious that she wore them for an extended period of time, AFTER the symptoms appeared:
"Well, after wearing them my feet would be red and sort of tingly, but I figured that it was just because it was first flip flops of the year so my feet need to get used to them. Blabity blabity... Well I have now had what appears to be a chemical burn for 11 days, (As of July 3rd) I really thought it would just go away on it's own. It is absolutely not going away very well at all...this started on
June 22nd 2007 and has just gotten worse basically. I have only worn those shoes 15 minutes here, half an hour there, hour there...and so on, NOT enough time to burn my feet like this!"

And to be honest, I doubt the symptoms would exacerbate this much if she still wasn't wearing them continuously.

HippityHop
Sep 16th, 2007, 08:53 PM
I bought a telephone at Walmart and it conked out in only a couple of months. Unfortunately, I did not save my receipt and couldn't get a refund or exchange. Therefater, I did the smart thing which was to shop at Target where I bought the same phone model and it continues to work like a charm.

Shopping at Walmart ain't so smart!

If it's the same model phone, how can that be?

Scotso
Sep 17th, 2007, 12:01 AM
If it's the same model phone, how can that be?

I think that poster fails to understand that Target and Walmart do not actually make those products they sell.