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Old Yesterday, 06:57 PM   #201
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Old Yesterday, 08:34 PM   #202
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Also, nothing wrong with Walmart sandals except **** the Waltons.
It's interesting, though. There were (are?) towns that tried to fight off Walmart and I was sympathetic. Now I root for Walmart v. Amazon.
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It's interesting, though. There were (are?) towns that tried to fight off Walmart and I was sympathetic. Now I root for Walmart v. Amazon.
Amazon is doing way more for the little guy than Walmart. How many people you know have a Walmart seller business, or a Walmart e-book publishing business, or a Walmart affiliate business?
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Old Yesterday, 09:50 PM   #204
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Amazon is doing way more for the little guy than Walmart. How many people you know have a Walmart seller business, or a Walmart e-book publishing business, or a Walmart affiliate business?
Property tax (sales tax in some jurisdictions?) and jobs, though. I know, it's not all in 'favor' of either one, but it took Walmart, what?, 70 or so years to get where it is and Amazon less than 20. I once watched a panel where Buffet sideways chided Bezos and now look where he's at. Shop local, that's my motto.
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Amazon is doing way more for the little guy than Walmart. How many people you know have a Walmart seller business, or a Walmart e-book publishing business, or a Walmart affiliate business?
While the first sentence is probably true (Walmart does nothing but Amazon does a little), there's plenty to complain about Amazon.

Here's one article that I just happen to remember specifically because it was recent. Amazon gives business to questionable sellers/resellers and screws over the legitimate publishers and authors:

https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/5/1...ng-controversy

They've had other controversies around their Prime practices and price discrimination. Not to mention that after more or less actively destroying every mom and pop bookstore they could for the past 15 years they're opening brick and mortars now.

I mean don't get me wrong, I know they opened B&Ms because I went into one and spent money in one. I'm not boycotting them, just pointing out that they're just as Big Business as any other big business.
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As opposed to mom and pop everythings bankrupted by WMT?

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Old Yesterday, 10:39 PM   #207
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Walmart is the largest employer across the heartland. 22 states actually.
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As opposed to mom and pop everythings bankrupted by WMT?
Why does Walmart being a bad guy have anything to do with Amazon being a bad guy?

Those aren't the only two companies in the world.

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Ding ding ding.

Or, specifically, if it's reasonably close, choose an S-corp or LLC over a C-corp.
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I hate Bezos. Everything is positioned for Walmart to crush Amazon. Walmart has all those brick & mortar stores. They set prices, Amazon hopes to follow. Walmart has a crap website though. They need to fix that ****.

I remember when Sam Walton was still alive. He was America First, sorta like that other billionaire that lives on the east coast. There were no Chinese goods in his stores. It was "quaint". You would see all this funky stuff made by little companies you never heard of. But they were American. All the tv's and electronics were foreign made, of course, but any time they could find American made product, that would be in the stores instead of the foreign stuff.
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I hate Bezos. Everything is positioned for Walmart to crush Amazon. Walmart has all those brick & mortar stores. They set prices, Amazon hopes to follow. Walmart has a crap website though. They need to fix that ****.
Wot. You'd bet on Walmart over Amazon?
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Wot. You'd bet on Walmart over Amazon?
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
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Bezos was born in Kenya.
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U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Humans will triumph over drones.
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I do not enjoy Amazon anymore than I enjoy Walmart, except Amazon has the funnies online with their customer reviews, and Walmart has the funnies in person in the form of adipose stuffed into legging-sausage-casings.
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Humans will triumph over drones.
That's not what that documentary, The Terminator, said.
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That's not what that documentary, The Terminator, said.
"Resistance is futile." -- T100
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