EvenBob
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December 16th, 2019 at 9:57:46 AM permalink
Quote: standbymyman

And what does that have to do with Walmart?



Amazon and Walmart compete for online
business. They sell similar items and have
fast free delivery. I love shopping by going
onto my deck and dragging everything
inside.
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DRich
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December 17th, 2019 at 7:39:01 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Amazon and Walmart compete for online
business. They sell similar items and have
fast free delivery. I love shopping by going
onto my deck and dragging everything
inside.



I am at the point that I don't remember the last time I bought something at a retail store other than food.
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standbymyman
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December 17th, 2019 at 8:51:07 AM permalink
Wow, toilet paper online. That's what I call convenience!
EvenBob
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December 24th, 2019 at 1:44:32 AM permalink
Gotta say, I'm impressed. Ordered from Walmart
on Saturday and will be delivered Tue..
Ordered a spice grinder from Amazon on Sunday
and it will also be here today. Wow.

In the 70's if you ordered after Tgiving you
were lucky if you got it by Xmas. Even 10
years ago you better give it 2 weeks. Both
my deliveries are coming from hundreds
of miles away. Amazing.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
gamerfreak
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December 24th, 2019 at 4:14:56 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Gotta say, I'm impressed. Ordered from Walmart
on Saturday and will be delivered Tue..
Ordered a spice grinder from Amazon on Sunday
and it will also be here today. Wow.

In the 70's if you ordered after Tgiving you
were lucky if you got it by Xmas. Even 10
years ago you better give it 2 weeks. Both
my deliveries are coming from hundreds
of miles away. Amazing.


Yesterday I had a package from amazon delivered 4 hours after I placed the order.
AZDuffman
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December 24th, 2019 at 5:03:01 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Gotta say, I'm impressed. Ordered from Walmart
on Saturday and will be delivered Tue..
Ordered a spice grinder from Amazon on Sunday
and it will also be here today. Wow.

In the 70's if you ordered after Tgiving you
were lucky if you got it by Xmas. Even 10
years ago you better give it 2 weeks. Both
my deliveries are coming from hundreds
of miles away. Amazing.



I keep figuring enjoy AMZN while it lasts. I have to wonder how much physical space they are now occupying, how many vehicles, and how their employee count relates to WMT and other traditional retailers. I figure AMZN starts taking unions the next few years, probably starting with the truckers. They may be following the FedEx model of selling routes, though. Still talking an army of distribution workers.

I think their margins are about 3%. Something will give sooner or later.
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DRich
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December 24th, 2019 at 9:19:58 AM permalink
Amazon just placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans. I believe they also bought a percentage of the manufacturer.
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Lovecomps
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December 24th, 2019 at 9:54:37 AM permalink
Quote: standbymyman

Wow, toilet paper online. That's what I call convenience!



If you find yourself in a real pinch (pun intended) then I think you'd choose Wal-Mart.
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billryan
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December 24th, 2019 at 11:13:32 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Amazon just placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans. I believe they also bought a percentage of the manufacturer.



Ordering 100,000 vans from a company it partially owns and that has yet to deliver a single vehicle reeks of a publicity stunt.
TigerWu
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December 24th, 2019 at 11:31:27 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

How they can afford to do this,



They weren't a profitable company for something like 15 years... Plus they sell a kabillion different items. Even one penny of profit on something is going to add up.

Quote: billryan

Ordering 100,000 vans from a company it partially owns and that has yet to deliver a single vehicle reeks of a publicity stunt.



Or they've found another massive tax loophole... haha...

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