Originally posted by Thunder heart woman
Well, up here in Montana, if you're in the city, more than likely you are going to go to walmart. I'm lucky because I'm rural and 30 min away is a mom
and pop chain grocer.
We go there because I don't like going to town unless I have to. But people are going to walmart because it's cheap. If you can buy a child's short
sleeved summer shirt for $3, compared to a $10-15 shirt at Penny's, where will you go? But I agree, Walmart is evil and I detest their business
Do consider what you actually mean by cheap, as many had been fooled to believe such theory by corporations.
That Slave-Mart shirt may cost only $3, but it would only had cost 30cts to produce in China, including the cheap fabric that would either lose its
color fast or turn threadbare within weeks. Add in the freight charges in bulk to the Slav-Mart store near you, it would cost under a dollar. And then
add another 10cts for the slave wages they pay for staff there and the Corporations made $2 pure profit on one shirt.
As it is cheap, it is meant to be sold in quantity, around 100 shirts per day = $600 dollars a day or $18000 a month, just on one product in a city
store. You will still continue to buy the same shirt weeks later, as it is still 'cheap' to you. 10 same shirts a year =$30
Buy from Penny's or american quality product at $15, it will last you more than a year despite numerous washing.
So which is cheaper?
And not to mention, at $10 a shirt, it will cover Penny's cost to sell it and pay better wages, so that it can be circulated in US, touching every
citizen along the way, unlike Slave-Mart where the profits are unconscionably hoarded up, biz model refined to corporatist style of hire and fire,
pick and relocate, without a damn to the nation's economy except for the mantra of 'globalization'/greed.
It is a good thing that the US dollar had fallen. At least now the imports are more expensive. You only buy what you need, and make sure of the
difference of what is truly 'cheap'.
China's yuan will have to value upwards soon, and goods will be even more expensive to be exported out of China. Worse when their goods are of scary
quality such as tainted milk and other toxins in their goods, so much that even their own citizens would rather buy foreign quality goods.
They have more problems than the rest of the world now, but is only problem of their own making, for kissing corporations butts and allowing their own
citizens to become slaves, to hell with other fellow humans around the world while depressing wages to attract 'globalists'. Reality has come a'
knockin. Lies and deceptions cannot last forever.
edit on 28-4-2011 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)