Re: NYT Editorial: Don't Blame Wal-Mart
The stores that I learned to hate years ago was K-Mart. IMO, they did themselves in. Terrible organizational scheme and poor inventory control. There are few very around here anymore. I remember when they started building the very first Wal-Marts in this region around 15-20 years ago. K-Marts went to the local city councils and complained bitterly, somehow feeling they had some sort of an "arrangement" that gave them protection or prevented a competitor from moving into what they felt was their territory. Well, now there are no more K-Marts, and most around here say "good riddance!".
I, like any consumer, goe where they can get the best deals and lowest prices.
I look at those who purchase over the 'net. Right now, and in a majority of the situations, you're doing so why? Because you're not paying any sales tax. Now some states are using the trust system, and asking the consumer to voluntarily, on their returns, claim internet purchases and thus pay a sales tax. How many are actually doing that?
Question: Should internet purchases be subject to sales tax? Why not.
And aren't internet purchases helping to contribute to the way that retailers, such as Wal-Marts, are conducting their business in some ways?
Why should this be allowed to go on?
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Last edited by GAC; 03-02-2005 at 10:04 AM.