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Old 07-30-2015, 05:12 PM
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Why Amazon is the largest online retailer

Watch this informative video

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Old 07-30-2015, 05:59 PM
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And now Amazon Prime will be home for Clarkson, May and Hammond.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:22 PM
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Alibaba is bigger when it comes to valuation. I believe it is driven largely by higher margin than Amazon.


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Alibaba seems to be a bridge to China for small companies. You can check out their site and find almost anything but you have to buy in large lots.

Apparently a small company can hook up with them and through them sell to any other small company in the world. They work like Amazon in that they facilitate the sale but don't keep a lot of inventory on hand.

All in all this is a good deal for everyone. When has a Mom and Pop outfit ever had a chance to buy like WalMart or Pier One?
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:28 AM
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You guys didn't watch the video.
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You guys didn't watch the video.
The local Wally's here is doing a rehab. I wonder if they are adding a new department to better compete with Amazoo.
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didnt watch video but if its the one i saw on national news the other day it's because wal mart don't sell sex toys.
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:00 AM
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The way the guy delivers it is what makes it funny. At least I found it funny.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:15 AM
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Aklim loves Amazon.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:09 PM
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didnt watch video but if its the one i saw on national news the other day it's because wal mart don't sell sex toys.
That's why there's Target.
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:16 PM
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The local Wally's here is doing a rehab. I wonder if they are adding a new department to better compete with Amazoo.
There was a story in the Tulsa World about the Wally World that closed there.

It appears the thing is getting a top to bottom makeover. New auto repair shop/equipment, new and upgraded electrical systems and a beefed up plumbing system. It is if they are keeping the shell of the building are rebuilding it from the inside out.

This effort reminds me of something McDonald's did about ten years ago. They took some of their most high volume stores and ripped them down so they could be replaced with a new design. And it was a great success since the goal was to spend less handling each food item and the existing buildings could not be modified to deal with the new system.

But WalMart has failed before. Check out anything you can find on the Hypermart in Arlington. It still makes money but nothing like they thought it would.

After building two of them WalMart gave up on the concept.
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She didn't like the comment.
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That's excellent. Thanks for sharing it.

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