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Military Considers Shopping Perk for Most Veterans

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posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 12:32 PM
Not my headline, i pulled this from ABC news.

The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation's veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods — a perk that is currently available only to a small minority.

Sounds good to me, i know a lot of vets who would like to online shop AAFES.
I know it isn't much but its a start right?

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 12:37 PM
I didnt know that vets couldnt already shop AAFES online. I know many that still have access to the PX and commissary on base, I just figured that AAFES online would also be available.

News to me, but good, why isnt this already the case...

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 12:43 PM
a reply to: youdidntseeme

Same. Should have already been in place ages ago.

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 12:53 PM
But they want to shut down the Commissaries...smh

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 01:00 PM
the prices are NOT better than costco or anywhere else.

this is a no go as far as being a "benefit" and is a marketing scheme to garner customers to keep the system alive. they do not do stuff FOR you. they do stuff TO you.

active duty sailors (my personal experience, 25 years Navy) do not like the exchange. it isn't a good deal. period. check prices yourself before hammering me.

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 01:09 PM
a reply to: IngolfStern

Just like any other store in the world, some things are better priced than others.
A few things you can get cheaper at exchange stores, but the majority will be the same price or in some cases higher priced than civilian stores.

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 01:42 PM
a reply to: EyesOpenMouthShut

That works for me. Tax free is the way to be.

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 01:42 PM
The military always overpays for stuff, I can't figure how it would be cheaper for veterans to buy from them.
Maybe they will sell it below cost and taxpayers will foot the bill.

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 02:55 PM
a reply to: rickymouse

You can get some great deals if you don't treat it like a walmart and do your shopping homework

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 08:39 PM
As a veteran, and someone who still has privileges to shop at exchanges, I don't know why I'd want to. It really isn't any cheaper than some stores like Wallmart, and I know I can get better deals for electronics and such from amazon. So....thanks but no thanks.

posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 11:35 AM
just leaving a reference link for symbolism & something i found in my travels called 'the COMMISARY' (military supermarket)

..our old friend the arcuated lintel features prominently

(variations of) this symbolism are common on shopping centres, malls, and other 'places of business'
in other words: stuff "they" own

the logo features a cornucopia (horn of plenty)
..pretty clever for a place that 'just sells food'


further reference links
triptych doorway
symbolism in movies
arcuated lintel and serlian motif

posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 08:57 PM
a reply to: UNIT76

I never put it together.
ok I have to be honest, I thought you might be a little insane but after reading your links, my bad.
you blew my mind

edit on 6/24/2014 by EyesOpenMouthShut because: (no reason given)

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