Here are some comments weâ€™ve received via email from Austinites about the deceptive brochures Wal-Mart is mailing to residents:
â€œThe brochure you've sent around our neighborhoods is proof of Wal-Mart's deceptive practices and money-grubbing refusal to acknowledge our choices or the environment.â€
â€œI promptly tore up and recycled the Wal-Mart pamphlet. I have boycotted WM for years and detest them.â€
â€œIt was a standard, deceptive brochure, designed to persuade people by using false associations -- that is, it was despicable.â€
â€œI am SO disgusted by their attempt to manipulate and misrepresent the actual story. It's especially funny because they make it sound like they have proactively opened a dialogue with the community, as opposed to being forced to defend themselves because the community clearly doesn't want them there.â€
â€œMy husband and I were looking through the brochure yesterday evening and were absolutely appalled by it's claims. The brochure actually says "Listening to our neighbors." By the fact that they are still putting a Wal-Mart at that location clearly shows that they are ignoring us. There is another Wal-Mart like 2 miles away from our neighborhoods. This is so ridiculous! I recently drove by the IKEA in Round Rock and I can hardly believe something almost as big as that is being built just down the street. I'm so glad RG4N has stayed strong in the effort to fight this development. I hope that we prevail!â€
Kelly and Robert B.
â€œThis is obviously designed to manipulate how the neighborhoods respond to Wal-Mart's moving into Northcross. Because both check-box response options are pro Wal-Mart, any return brochures, even those with negative responses about the supercenter in the comments/questions section, will be counted as proof of support for Wal-Mart. Keep up the good work, RG4N.â€