May 24, 2011

A Spat With Mr. Wal-Mart

I apologize if this comes as a shock to anyone, I didn’t want to be the one to spill the beans. Wal-mart, while they are inexpensive and convenient, does not always supply high quality merchandise. There, I’ve said it. That bike that I picked up on Sunday (like, two days ago)? On Monday I shifted gears going up a hill, the back tire moved over and started rubbing against the frame. I’m riding up this hill, panting, exhausted, thinking “holy cow (or something comparable), I am way more out of shape than I thought!” I am out of shape, but that’s not the point. The point is that I had been riding up a hill with the equivalent of the rear brakes on. A mild heart attack later and I called Wally World to say “hey man, my bike’s busted!” and they said “whoops”. So I brought it in for them to fix, they said “uh, the frames bent" (ps: it’s not bent), they refunded my mulla, and it’s now up to me to reorder the bike and wait another two weeks for it to arrive. When I got “home” I had a satisfaction survey waiting in my inbox. Hmmmm… Sorry Mr. Wal-Mart, I still love you, I just don't like you right now.


  1. Yeah, Wally World. I hate the place and their cheap crap, but there aren't a lot of options.

    Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

  2. Bikes are one of those things that you get what you pay for. Bikes, electronics, and cheese.


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