Thursday, September 20, 2012

Walmart VS Amazon

Wal-Mart said Thursday that it will stop carrying Amazon Kindle products in its stores after inventory is depleted and pending orders are filled.

Target announced in May that it would no longer sell Kindle devices.

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, competes fiercely with Amazon, which is ambitiously expanding the number of goods and services that it delivers straight to its customers — often through devices such as the Kindle e-reader and the Kindle Fire tablet.

Retailers have been particularly critical of the online marketplace and its contribution to the trend of “showrooming.” They complain that customers often come into their brick-and-mortar stores to see or try out products that they’re interested in buying, only to leave and purchase the goods online, where customers often don’t have to pay sales taxes.

That practice gives online retailers an unfair advantage, David French, senior vice president of government relations at the National Retail Federation, told The Washington Post in July. “You’ve been doing all of the work, and then the online competitor steals the sale,” French said.

It is funny listening to Walmart complain about fairness.  The company that has driven out every mom and pop store across America.  The company which is famous for abusing their own employees and paying sh*t wages.  A company that goes out of its way to create as many products which say Made In China as possible.  A company that is delighted the more unemployed Americans there are.  But now Walmart is crying foul.  Oh No it is not fair……Boo Hoo…..   Yes because Walmart is all about fair.

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