chiett: Wow! It's like each Walmart has their own manager that sets prices within parameters.Yeah, no other chains do that.Union hack piece. Pitiful.
Benevolent Misanthrope: Helluva sample size there, genius. And even so, more than half of the results don't agree with you.
Mid_mo_mad_man: Mangers at Walmart are allowed to adjust prices in thier stores. It's mainly done due to other retailers prices.
chrylis: It's almost as if doing business in low-income areas had higher costs due to shoplifting and distance from distribution centers.
angrymonday: chrylis: It's almost as if doing business in low-income areas had higher costs due to shoplifting and distance from distribution centers.Yup. Maybe volume of sales are higher in another store and it permits lower pricing./Nah. Let's make this a race/class issue.
Devo37: Supply, meet Demand.
jjorsett: The fact that the poor areas had to keep the liquor in more secure locations should provide one clue: shoplifting (and probably other crime as well) is more of a problem and expense in those places.And if you'[re going to do a comparison, why stop at WalMart? How about a study of 7-11, Target, Best Buy, and other large chain stores that do business in rich and poor areas? If your thesis is that WalMart is raping poor people, let's hear about the ones who don't.
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Jun 24 2017 10:26:17
Runtime: 0.182 sec (182 ms)