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    Is buy.com the devil too?

    As I'm purchasing a 16GB flashdrive for $25 this morning it occurred to me that buy.com is a lot like the WalMart of the internet.

    They probably don't have health care for their employees either at those prices ... so do the professed WalMart haters on the board shop online at any of the discount sites?



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    Re: Is buy.com the devil too?

    They are the devil, you should send me that flashdrive and I will sacrifice it in accordance with devine law, your soul can thank me later.


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    Re: Is buy.com the devil too?

    I don't make anybody work at Walmart or buy.com. I'll buy where I want if the price is right. Especially these days.



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    Re: Is buy.com the devil too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I don't make anybody work at Walmart or buy.com. I'll buy where I want if the price is right. Especially these days.
    Everyone's so agreeable this morning.

    I know there are Walmart haters on the board ... shoulda put "WalMart" it in the title to bait 'em.



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    Re: Is buy.com the devil too?

    A lot of their discounting comes from the lack of retail space and employees. Basically those companies are a couple of web designers and a warehouse. Very little overhead so the fact that the prices are so low doesn't nessesarily mean that the employees they do have are underpaid without benefits. You may need to do some research into this before making such statements.



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    Re: Is buy.com the devil too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    A lot of their discounting comes from the lack of retail space and employees. Basically those companies are a couple of web designers and a warehouse. Very little overhead so the fact that the prices are so low doesn't nessesarily mean that the employees they do have are underpaid without benefits. You may need to do some research into this before making such statements.
    I'm just asking questions ... I never made any statements.

    Research??!?!? Damn it, Jim. I'm a doctor not a retail sector researcher!.

    so... they'd be extra bad then - on account of not paying anybody anything! At least Walmart hires people!



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    Research??!?!? Damn it, Jim. I'm a doctor not a retail sector researcher!.
    Haha.


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    Re: Is buy.com the devil too?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    Haha.
    You're a total nerd if you got that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog
    I will admit, I am to blame in sometimes making mountains out of molehills.

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    Re: Is buy.com the devil too?

    No overhead. They probably make way more profit at those low prices than a box retail store.


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    Re: Is buy.com the devil too?

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    You're a total nerd if you got that.
    I got it, but not because of the original show - but the sketches that were on - hmm In living color? some such show


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    Re: Is buy.com the devil too?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    Ok, name this movie ... its a little more recent than the original star trek:

    Do you understand that the world does not revolve around you and your do whatever it takes, ruin as many people's lives, so long as you can make a name for yourself as an investigatory retail sector researcher, no matter how many friends you lose or people you leave dead and bloodied along the way, just so long so you can make a name for yourself as an investigatory retail sector researcher, no matter how many friends you lose or people you leave dead and bloodied and dying along the way?

    I had to change a couple words so it was thread-relevant ... threavalent. (for you office fans)



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    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    Ok, name this movie ... its a little more recent than the original star trek:

    Do you understand that the world does not revolve around you and your do whatever it takes, ruin as many people's lives, so long as you can make a name for yourself as an investigatory retail sector researcher, no matter how many friends you lose or people you leave dead and bloodied along the way, just so long so you can make a name for yourself as an investigatory retail sector researcher, no matter how many friends you lose or people you leave dead and bloodied and dying along the way?

    I had to change a couple words so it was thread-relevant ... threavalent. (for you office fans)
    That Hansel is so hot right now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    That Hansel is so hot right now.
    Nice. I award you 12 points.



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    Re: Is buy.com the devil too?

    Buy.com outsources all of their labor. Good luck if you ever have an issue.


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