View Poll Results: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

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  • It's a smart business decision in a free market!

    7 16.67%
  • Is it any different from paying farmers not to grow food?

    3 7.14%
  • It sounds wastefull and environmentally unsound

    7 16.67%
  • It's immoral! These items could be given to the poor or sent abroad!

    15 35.71%
  • Other, please explain

    7 16.67%
  • I'm not surprised Walmart is involved. They are a tool of Satan...

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    Re: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    easy to solve. they could donate the items.
    How does that change what he was talking about?

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    Re: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    How does that change what he was talking about?
    i guess it doesn't.

    they could, however, require receipts.

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    Re: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i guess it doesn't.

    they could, however, require receipts.
    They can remove the tags, end of story.

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    Re: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    That system looks pretty expensive. Throwing stuff away is relatively cheap.
    How can you tell if a JIT system looks expensive?
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    Re: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How can you tell if a JIT system looks expensive?
    A system to randomize how they give away goods rather than just throw it away AND keep it secret may be too much of a hassle.

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    Re: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    A system to randomize how they give away goods rather than just throw it away AND keep it secret may be too much of a hassle.
    Why do they have to randomize?
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    Re: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

    You know - if they were able to get some type of tax deduction or write-off for unsold and then donated (instead of trashed) items I feel they'd be all over it.

    Instead, they donate money and storespace on occasion to causes in order to take advantage of the tax-system.
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    Re: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    You know - if they were able to get some type of tax deduction or write-off for unsold and then donated (instead of trashed) items I feel they'd be all over it.

    Instead, they donate money and storespace on occasion to causes in order to take advantage of the tax-system.
    I'm sure that the contractor took a loss on the items for tax purposes. It would have had no effect on Wal Mart's tax position either way.
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    Re: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    easy to solve. they could donate the items.
    Not usually possible, we live in a ridiculously litigious society and donating items sets you up for possible lawsuits. This is especially true of food items where people may still eat them after they've gone bad, then turn around and sue the store they came from. It happens all the time.
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    Re: Is it Ok for store to destroy & trash unsold merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Not usually possible, we live in a ridiculously litigious society and donating items sets you up for possible lawsuits. This is especially true of food items where people may still eat them after they've gone bad, then turn around and sue the store they came from. It happens all the time.
    This is what Good Samaritan laws are for.

    There's been a federal one on the records regarding food donations since 1996. Unfortunately, many businesses are not aware of it, and that hinders donations.
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