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Is nothing sacred???

Old 02-24-15, 08:45 PM
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Is nothing sacred???

phil wood bicycle - Walmart.com
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They're just acting as the middle man, they never even see the stuff.
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Reality is so inelegant.
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Walmart wants to be the next Amazon.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Reality is so inelegant.
This.

At the end of the day, regardless of how "artistic" and "maker faire" one wants to project themselves, it's a business. If WalMart makes 2-3 percent off the sale by being the payments clearinghouse, it's making money. The actual vendor makes a greater percentage of the sale in profit because they don't have the overhead of cash handling and payments processing expenses. Competent accounts receivable folks are rarely paid what they're worth and are hard to hold on to, especially in small businesses where they multitask.

Put on your made-in-China licensed product Guy Fawkes mask and chant about the 99 percent if you want while destroying public property, but know in your heart of hearts it's all about money. Ain't a damn thing funny. Got to have a con in the land of milk and honey.

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Originally Posted by brandon98 View Post
This.
snip Got to have a con in the land of milk and honey.
fify

We have a Guy Fawkes BBQ every year, replete with made in China masks. We have a massive driftwood bonfire on the Bay of Fundy and plot how to keep the government from stealing more money and info from us.

Ooops, no politics here. Nice hubs!
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Nice hubs!
Why, thank you, doctor!
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Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Old school.

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Why you shoppin fer bike parts at Walmart anyway?
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Why, thank you, doctor!
Now put your chain guard back on, you'll catch a draft.
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No. Nothing is sacred. Ask a cow/hamburger.
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At least based on my experience with them.
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Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
Why you shoppin fer bike parts at Walmart anyway?
Actually came across this on Face book, was horrified! I normally avoid Walmart at all cost...

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Did you know they sell 'Vintage'?
And you have to like how it rolls off the tongue - Tour de France 'Stage One'

56cm Tour de France Stage One Vintage Blue Fixed Gear Bicycle - Walmart.com

Ps. Make sure you have someone assemble it for you, next to the bbq. grill with loose screws.

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Originally Posted by brandon98 View Post
This.

At the end of the day, regardless of how "artistic" and "maker faire" one wants to project themselves, it's a business. If WalMart makes 2-3 percent off the sale by being the payments clearinghouse, it's making money. The actual vendor makes a greater percentage of the sale in profit because they don't have the overhead of cash handling and payments processing expenses. Competent accounts receivable folks are rarely paid what they're worth and are hard to hold on to, especially in small businesses where they multitask.

Put on your made-in-China licensed product Guy Fawkes mask and chant about the 99 percent if you want while destroying public property, but know in your heart of hearts it's all about money. Ain't a damn thing funny. Got to have a con in the land of milk and honey.
Not only were the points about A/R and the efficiency of outsourcing the administrative headaches on point, but you finished it off with a great lyric. I just finished negotiating a deal where a client is taking a discount in exchange for outsourcing collections for a new customer to a 3rd party. They balked...until I showed them their administrative expenses and bad debt expense for a similar customer base in a pie chart against the proposed discount.

The only downside/risk is potential late payment or default associated with the 3rd party. Some of these companies enter these arrangements to enhance their cash flow statements, though with current interest rates it's less profitable.
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phil wood bicycle - Walmart.com
...I still can't afford the stuff.
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Hey, you buy that Nickelodeon Diego Boys' Dino Bike one page down and what are you going to soup it up with? Gotta have those slick hi-flange hubs. And a JIS bottom bracket. No one else on the block's got one of those!

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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Did you know they sell 'Vintage'?
And you have to like how it rolls off the tongue - Tour de France 'Stage One'

56cm Tour de France Stage One Vintage Blue Fixed Gear Bicycle - Walmart.com
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from the review: "It's a rich royal blue rides great very light and flip flop fix wheel the first time I took it out got so many complaints"
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Originally Posted by brandon98 View Post
Put on your made-in-China licensed product Guy Fawkes mask and chant about the 99 percent if you want while destroying public property, but know in your heart of hearts it's all about money.

It is indeed all about money. And money is an abstract concept worth exactly nothing. Funny how that works!
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