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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrary View Post
    I dont think thats true, what replaces those jobs are all the new businesses that pop up to fill that vacuum, keep in mind that areas that Walmart moved into saw many businesses CLOSE so employees lost the higher paying job and had to take the lower paying one at walmart AND walmart is more of a burden on local tax payers who see less coming in (lower wages means less taxes going into the tax purse) AND seeing an increase in food stamps, medicaid etc...if they were to leave, the needs the locals have remain, so new businesses will open to meet that need.
    Those jobs go poof.

    The massive labor force needed to operate and supervise 1,000's of stores. The security/stop loss people. The truck drivers. The warehouse workers,

    Etc.

    Those jobs no longer exist after the Tsunami Jeff Bezos at Amazon has planned.

    VERY few human workers in the supply and distribution chain at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Those jobs go poof.

    The massive labor force needed to operate and supervise 1,000's of stores. The security/stop loss people. The truck drivers. The warehouse workers,

    Etc.

    Those jobs no longer exist after the Tsunami Jeff Bezos at Amazon has planned.

    VERY few human workers in the supply and distribution chain at all.
    Trust me, Walmart isn't going anywhere.

    There is no way Amazon will beat them because why would someone pay more for a product that takes longer to get?

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    Let's see the official pay scale for such overtime deliveries. (you know it will be peanuts and employees will be pressured to make these deliveries)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Trust me, Walmart isn't going anywhere.

    There is no way Amazon will beat them because why would someone pay more for a product that takes longer to get?
    I do most of my shopping at Amazon.com and none at Walmart.

    At Amazon I can read actual customer reviews of their products, have it delivered to my home and don't have to wait in long lines to check out.
    No searching for parking spaces or walking in the rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
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    I think we can all guess which ph posters graduated Trump U.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    You are forgetting the profit that those brick and mortar stores bring in however.

    This would allow Walmart to offer goods at a lower price over amazon.

    I think it is Amazon who should be worried here.
    Nope. Amazon has got this. Prime Pantry, Prime Fresh, Prime Now, Prime restaurant...... I love Prime Now. 2 hour delivery. I don't have to wait for the Walmart employee to get off work. Wal-Mart is trying to cheap-out too much again. Amazon has couriers that get a good hourly wage + mileage + tips.

    Their warehouses have a technologically amazing system so that the bag-packers get the items quickly and hand them off to the drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I think so.

    There are tons of grocery stores that will now deliver to your door, McDonald's I hear is starting this up also so if fast food gets involved it will be huge.

    However one could argue that we've already taken this step back with all the internet sales that come straight to you.

    Its also extra pay for the employees so I am glad to see Walmart taking the lead on this.

    Its like earning pay for driving home.

    Hell you were heading that way anyways. I can see employees taking the long route to the delivery though lol.

    I would.

    An extra hour of pay adds up.
    McDonalds isn't delivering anything. They are allowing grubhub or doordash to deliver for them. One can get food delivered from literally anywhere now. If they don't partner with doordash or grubhub or Abazon, Uber Eats will get food from anywhere. And Amazon might too - I haven't checked that. A friend of mine works for Uber and delivers food from McDonalds.

    The bad thing about this is it removes incentive for any place to offer their own (cheaper, or free with minimum order). KFC used to offer it, not anymore. And why should they bring it back when they can just let these companies do it for $5-$6?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I noticed that too! Pick up from WHERE, I wonder?

    Bezos has promised me I'll have any product or grocery item I want, no more than two hours after I order it, in the Shiney Bright Amazon Future. Maybe he's hedging his bets?
    The future is here. Amazon Prime NOW. No boxes. When they deliver a large package of bottled water (at have the price of Walmart.com, which charges due to weight) there is no packaging, just the way I want it. And the rest of the items are in old fashioned brown paper bags. No boxes and packing to haul away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Trust me, Walmart isn't going anywhere.

    There is no way Amazon will beat them because why would someone pay more for a product that takes longer to get?
    On what are you basing this? I get my Amazon Prime Now orders in two hours. This is what Wal-mart is trying to compete with, not items that come two days later. And for those, Amazon just ordered the minimum amount for free delivery to non-Prime customers to $25 in response to Walmart making theirs $35. Walmart.com hikes the price of heavy things to stay in the 'free delivery' game and they are losing. Amazon doesn't do that. Wal-mart has met it's match.
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