Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Comment: Re:Walmart.. or Big brother? (Score 1) 297

by wierdo (#3023133) Attached to: Wal-Mart, Moore's Law and Open Source

And why do people stop shopping at them? Because of the above reasons.

Perhaps, if you really feel that way, you should rent a bit of land down the street from Wal-Mart (or stand on the public ROW next to the street), and display a large sign, informing people why it is detrimental to them, in the long run, to shop at Wal-Mart. Instead, people like you just bitch, whine and moan, and after that's not enough to do anything, you try to bully the local government into disallowing Wal-Mart's attempts to compete. I don't shop at Wal-Mart. There are six Wal-Marts within ten miles of here, yet other grocery stores, hardware stores, and other Mom & Pop businesses still exist. And this is in Wal-Mart's back yard, where lots of people really are poor. Don't give me that crap.

When you see Wal-Mart using predatory pricing tactics, yell loudly it. Most of the time, you don't see them pulling that crap, because on the national level, they don't have to resort to such things to compete. Hell, I've been to many Wal-Marts where other stores in town are selling goods for much cheaper than they are. Are those other stores pricing their products in a predatory manner? Perhaps the government should just regulate prices on everything, then it will all be about efficency.


"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928