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DO NOT BUY WEDDING CAKES FROM WAL-MART please dont ruin that special occasion!!!!

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I payed for 138 people and got a 40 people cake, it was so small and falling apart!! we had to hide it and served it so theguest didnt see this joke of a cake. I went and talked to 3 managers just for them to send me on my way, what customer satisfacion is that??????

post #2 of 111

I understand that you are upset...

but in order to convince people, maybe you should post a pic of your cake and tell us what size each tier was...

Also... did you show pictures to the managers?  Did you sign that it was in good condition and what you ordered when you picked it up? Any company would be asking for proof and why you would take cake that you felt was not up to standard...

 

I understand if I get bashed a bit for my answer... I may be a bit off in my statement of my opinion in my tiredness...

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I'm not kidding when I ask this.  Was the cake made in China?

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I think you are preaching to the choir here at cc icon_wink.gif
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"Ruined the moment" Where you expecting another outcome? And did you get the idea to get a Walmart cake from a wedding magazine? (Online or hardcopy, or blog or a former/current bride??)

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Wait, everything at Walmart is the highest quality.  That's why you went there.  Cheap and phenomenal - isn't that their slogan??  icon_rolleyes.gif

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post #7 of 111
This cracks me up.
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That is kind of why I asked about her posting a pic and telling us the size of the tiers... They are honest questions needing answers to support her argument and for us to make a decision...

 

And... It may rile some people up... icon_biggrin.gif

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Oh this should be good.

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post #10 of 111
How much did you pay for the cake?
post #11 of 111

They sell a 3 tier, 6-10-12 that serves 118.  Their two tier is a 6 and 10 and serves 48.  Don't have their prices written down though.  Did you pay for a 3 tier and get a 2 tier?

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Easy enough for me: I took a vow, years ago, when I first understood what Wal-Mart is, what they stand for (unmitigated greed of the basest sort), and how they do business (using corporate leverage to squeeze both their suppliers and their help, and to drive locally-owned competitors in rural areas out of business), that I would never set foot in a Wal-Mart unless to save somebody else's life.

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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl View Post

Easy enough for me: I took a vow, years ago, when I first understood what Wal-Mart is, what they stand for (unmitigated greed of the basest sort), and how they do business (using corporate leverage to squeeze both their suppliers and their help, and to drive locally-owned competitors in rural areas out of business), that I would never set foot in a Wal-Mart unless to save somebody else's life.
The article linked below is an excellent illustration of what Wal-Mart does to their suppliers. Wal-Mart is a fascinating case study...it is basically capitalism taken to the logical extreme (with the power and leverage of a small country), and the only company that comes close in terms of logistics is Amazon.

http://www.fastcompany.com/47593/wal-mart-you-dont-know

Of course you can't really blame Wal-Mart for this, it is just giving their willing customers what they want: low prices at any cost.

You can even use this when doing market research, since you can count on the number of customers willing to pay a premium for quality being inversely proportional to the market share of Wal-Mart in your area.
Edited by jason_kraft - 3/19/13 at 10:27pm
post #14 of 111

You get what you pay for.

post #15 of 111

I always explain to my clients that the traditional wedding cake serving is 1 to 2 ounces of cake.  What we eat at the dinner table for dessert is triple this, 3 to 6 oz. So if you want to serve your wedding cake as dessert, make sure you order a large enough cake.  As for purchasing a cake at the Wal Mart, I would say you were better off going to the nearest Junior College and recruiting a few culinary student for the job.  Their wedding cakes are going to taste and act just like their regular birthday cakes, which you should know are about 1 month old, frozen, thawed and iced before they get to the customer.  Same with most chain grocery stores.  Total gross out.  I hated working in a retail bakery.  Fresh cake my arse.  Betty Crocker tastes better.

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