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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #285 on: June 25, 2021, 02:03:43 pm »
WalMart's revenue is $559B a year.

So? Why do you justify crime just because you don't like the victim?
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« Reply #286 on: June 25, 2021, 02:13:49 pm »
WalMart's revenue is $559B a year.

The article I read (maybe it was US only) said their sales are about $300B and they are being ripped off for about $3B.  1%

Which, likely drives up prices and is not insignificant, unlike your contention.

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« Reply #287 on: June 25, 2021, 02:24:03 pm »
The article I read (maybe it was US only) said their sales are about $300B and they are being ripped off for about $3B.  1%

Which, likely drives up prices and is not insignificant, unlike your contention.

[urlhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/shelleykohan/2021/02/18/walmart-revenue-hits-559-billion-for-fiscal-year-2020/?sh=4cdf45583358]WalMart Revenue hits $559 billion for fiscal year 2020
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For a company with that kind of revenue, $3B is insignificant. There's no reason for them to raise prices and pass it on to consumers except pure greed.

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« Reply #288 on: June 26, 2021, 11:41:04 am »
[urlhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/shelleykohan/2021/02/18/walmart-revenue-hits-559-billion-for-fiscal-year-2020/?sh=4cdf45583358]WalMart Revenue hits $559 billion for fiscal year 2020
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For a company with that kind of revenue, $3B is insignificant. There's no reason for them to raise prices and pass it on to consumers except pure greed.

It's still 3 billion that will be picked up by the consumer whether you like it or not.
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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #289 on: June 26, 2021, 02:18:28 pm »
So? Why do you justify crime just because you don't like the victim?

There's no victim here.

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« Reply #290 on: June 26, 2021, 02:20:13 pm »
It's still 3 billion that will be picked up by the consumer whether you like it or not.

The fact they could easily absorb the cost of shoplifting without hurting their bottom line shows that the problem is corporate greed, not shoplifting,

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« Reply #291 on: June 26, 2021, 04:19:05 pm »
The fact they could easily absorb the cost of shoplifting without hurting their bottom line shows that the problem is corporate greed, not shoplifting,

Why, because you say so?

It's just another cost of doing business, customers always cover the costs of doing business otherwise there would be no business.
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« Reply #292 on: June 26, 2021, 10:20:39 pm »
The fact they could easily absorb the cost of shoplifting without hurting their bottom line shows that the problem is corporate greed, not shoplifting,

You should move to Portland.
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« Reply #293 on: June 27, 2021, 12:21:24 pm »
Why, because you say so?


Yes.

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It's just another cost of doing business, customers always cover the costs of doing business otherwise there would be no business.

It's not a cost of doing business, its a cost of maintaining obscene profits. But keep licking those boots.
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« Reply #294 on: June 27, 2021, 12:22:04 pm »
You should move to Portland.

"You should move to this beautiful, vibrant city," is a weird diss, but ok.
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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #295 on: June 27, 2021, 02:05:32 pm »
Yes.

It's not a cost of doing business, its a cost of maintaining obscene profits. But keep licking those boots.

Of course it is a cost of doing business, how is it different from any other cost? Why do you think they and their customers should be charities for thieves?
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« Reply #296 on: June 27, 2021, 03:38:18 pm »
Of course it is a cost of doing business, how is it different from any other cost? Why do you think they and their customers should be charities for thieves?

It's not a cost they have to pass onto the customers. They choose to do so in order to maintain obscenely high profits. Thems the facts.

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« Reply #297 on: June 27, 2021, 05:44:50 pm »
It's not a cost they have to pass onto the customers. They choose to do so in order to maintain obscenely high profits. Thems the facts.

All costs are passed on to customers, that's how companies make money. They aren't charities, particularly for thieves.
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« Reply #298 on: June 28, 2021, 11:09:19 am »
All costs are passed on to customers, that's how companies make money. They aren't charities, particularly for thieves.

Thank you for conceding that rising consumers costs and shoplifting aren't linked. If shoplifting completely stopped, WalMart et al would pocket the savings and continue to raise prices because of the profit motive. Given that this is a no-win situation for consumers, I can't blame some for helping themselves to goods through the five finger discount.

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« Reply #299 on: June 28, 2021, 11:13:51 am »
Thank you for conceding that rising consumers costs and shoplifting aren't linked. If shoplifting completely stopped, WalMart et al would pocket the savings and continue to raise prices because of the profit motive. Given that this is a no-win situation for consumers, I can't blame some for helping themselves to goods through the five finger discount.

Of course they are linked. Prices are always linked to costs. What world do you live in?
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