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Old 04-01-2014, 09:37 PM  
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Did you catch the date on that article? It was written in 2005.
It is a business plan that works, do you think they would change that and for who's bennifit.


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I don't like to deal with large organizations because if things go wrong they will not be held accountable. And if you try, you will learn the definition of "asymmetrical warfare" first hand.

And with me, for a $2K job, the credit card company sided with them. I've cancelled three credit cards over 20 years for similar reasons and I don't want another card.

Usually the fact that the battle is lost for you is not apparent at first. Just like reeling in a big fish, they want to tire you out first and so-called consumer protection agencies may help with the illusion that you have an advocate.


"Definition of 'Wal-Mart Effect'

The economic impact felt by local businesses when a large firm such as Wal-Mart opens a location in the area. The Wal-Mart effect usually manifests itself by forcing smaller retail firms out of business and reducing wages for competitors' employees. Many local businesses oppose the introduction of Wal-Marts into their territories for this reason. "



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It is a business plan that works, do you think they would change that and for who's bennifit.
Nope. That wasn't why I commented. But in the thread it sounded like a new thing and I had to scratch my head becuz I have seen it so many times. You would have thought that the dust from that had settled by now.
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It is a business plan that works, do you think they would change that and for who's bennifit.
Now that I think about it, business plans/strategies stop working after a while for Who knows why?
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/51782#
Maybe the public gets tired, maybe they adapt to the business's strategy and find ways around it, maybe the public follows fads.

And when I worked in a hardware store, the motto was, "If it doesn't move (sell), move it (put it somewhere else in the store)."

And I've heard of a car that wasn't selling well so all they did was change the name of the paint color, and then it sold.
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The word on the street (defined as heard from more than one trusted source) is that Lowes and HD both use burned out contractors who for various reasons couldn't make it on their own, to do their installs. Not sure I'd trust that quality of work being done on such a large investment, unless I had the required knowledge and experience to know what I was inspecting, and could be there every minute of every day that the work was being done. Even potty breaks not allowed, unless taken when the crew was doing lunch.



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