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If the queues are all too long I will dump my pile anywhere and walk out: in the hope that the manager will realize that this policy is costing sales and re-stacking time.
Aldi charges a fee for providing a cart, even though some are usually available for free outside in the car park. And, it charges a percentage fee for using your credit card. Traditions from Germany, I guess.
Most "Loss leaders" are items that would not sell when formerly pitched above market price, or they are items that are even cheaper from Asian on-line stores.The sooner that fake discount model is gone the better. I only use Walmart to physically inspect the products that I am considering purchasing on-line. I expect to get things about 30% cheaper, including shipping, providing that I can avoid the big retail on line stores like Amazon. Give me the Chinese copies every time -- more reliable as well as cheaper.
I don't care about the jobs that will be lost when the likes of Walmart are gone. The bulk of the wages that should be going to their workers are being stolen by the obscenely rich Walton family. Something better will replace those jobs when the fake discount stores are killed off. Both Waltons and the Government have to learn that we will not stand for this kind of exploitation any longer.