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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    What are you talking about, "It was maybe worth $750 in hindsight"? Are you complaining about Moore's Law?
    I'm complaining about paying vastly inflated prices........................

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    LOL...Union wages, which are higher than minimum wages, are "protected" by minimum wages? How so? If a minimum wage is raised, that puts upward pressure on all wages.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    I'm complaining about paying vastly inflated prices........................
    What's the basis for your claim? PC's are and have been a highly competitive market for decades. They are commodity products with minuscule margins. IBM got the hell out.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    What's the basis for your claim? PC's are and have been a highly competitive market for decades. They are commodity products with minuscule margins. IBM got the hell out.

    Maybe this is clearer: HP is a garbage company peddling garbage products...................................

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Maybe this is clearer: HP is a garbage company peddling garbage products...................................
    We might be able to reach a point of agreement here...
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    FYI, the HP PC I have now, parts made in China, assembled in Mexico, was priced three years ago in Best Buy at $1750. It was maybe worth $750 in hindsight. Like I said earlier-----------Breathtaking levels of price gouging...........................
    Yet, since you needed that item deperately, for your basic survival, you were forced to pay the inflated asking price. Such a rough life you lead. Believe it or not, a used Dell laptop computer serves me well.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yet, since you needed that item deperately, for your basic survival, you were forced to pay the inflated asking price. Such a rough life you lead. Believe it or not, a used Dell laptop computer serves me well.
    Thanks for the human sympathy, pit viper........................

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yet, since you needed that item deperately, for your basic survival, you were forced to pay the inflated asking price. Such a rough life you lead. Believe it or not, a used Dell laptop computer serves me well.
    I would say its more, ignorance on the part of the consumer, rather than actual need or demand.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    In other words, an agent of the almighty invisible hand propping up what otherwise should be a net loser in the PC market.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Not to mention they're selling complete garbage at superinflated prices........................
    The prices are not "super inflated," whatever that means.
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