Would You Let Walmart Stock Your Fridge While You’re Not Home?

NEW YORK (AP) — Would you be OK with letting a stranger into your house for the sake of convenience?

Walmart is testing the idea with a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you’re not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge.

h/t Exile

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  • Watchman

    Sounds like a great opportunity to employ underemployed minority groups from inner city housing projects to work as delivery persons for Walmart. Just think of it as Democratic Socialism in action, “From xe according to xer wealth, to xe according to xer victimhood status.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    sure come to mah crib with mah 4 pittbulls. don’t knock over the weed though.

  • The Butterfly

    It depends on whether or not they hire the sons of Obama and Osama.

  • Marius K

    It won’t be your home, it will be government owned facility managed by private-public partnership.

  • Tooth&Claw

    That would be a big NO.

  • I don’t care how many safeguards are built in, there’s always a way around them. So, no. Actually, hell no.

    • Exile1981

      I noticed they are testing in California the land of illegal workers.

    • Sharkibark

      I might give access to the beer fridge in hubby’s garage (not attached to the house) but other than that, probably nope unless things radically change for better or worse.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    I would never shop at wallmart. Who cares what the dumb lazy bastards do.

    • Sharkibark

      I have friends and family working at Walmart. I assure you they are neither dumb nor lazy, and some of the stories of abuse they tell at the hands of customers and managers are horrific. They are all working or studying to get out of retail, but in some areas it’s not as easy as you think.

      • Clink9

        My wife does some contract work with Walmart employees and they are almost all happy in their work and don’t whine.

        It’s the very well paid Union guys that piss and moan all the time.

      • NoBamaYoMama

        My daughter works for Walmart and she’s had many stories to tell over the years. She has some disabilities and the company has always treated her well.

  • Exile1981

    Anyone they hire you will have to give access to your house. There are several reasons to not give that permission.

    1) Anyone you give access to your home can give illegal access to someone else. If they have a key or alarm code they can pass those on to someone who will enter your home and rob you blind. This would be especially likely if you notify the service that you don’t need groceries for a couple weeks. The obvious answer is your away and that is a perfect time to clean out the place. Especially if the neighbours are used to seeing the walmart truck in your driveway.

    2) If the worker in your home is there when you are not they can give access to police, who if invited in can enter without a warrant. Do you not think that some of the bitter nasty SJW types would not use this to plant items and frame someone who’s nice home they were jealous of and who they noticed had books or items in the home that triggered them?

    • Sharkibark

      Although I agree with your sentiments, the technology already exists. As a REALTOR, I use electronic lock boxes every day. It’s activated with either a one-use code generated by our admins through the Sentrilock system, or with a chip card we carry as agents, similar to credit card technology with a password. For additional security, our cards have to be “updated” in our office every 48 hours so even if someone stole our card and knew our password, it would expire and stop working. It’s quite secure, and I can see who has accessed the house and for how long. So if one of my clients ask me to get a single use code for their cleaner or a relative etc. I can give them the code and it won’t work a second time.

      • Exile1981

        A single use code is better than the key and passcode they discuss in the article.

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  • Spatchcocked

    I want half a dozen tubs of fried chicken….200 rounds of 45 calibre hollow point….a couple chihuahuas to feed my dogs…….and.a couple purty bitches I guess ……delivered .every couple days.
    I gots the other shit.

  • tom_billesley

    I worked in a rural area of North Wales about four decades ago. People used to leave their back door unlocked for the butcher to put their meat in the fridge. Times change.