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The Halachic POV on the 7/15 sales
« on: July 15, 2015, 11:24:28 AM »
Not looking to start any debates. Just wondering if what Walmart and other retailers have done by crashing Amazon's party would be considered השׂגת גבול in Halacha. (It's a theoretical question, as those retailers are obviously not bound by Jewish law).

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Re: The Halachic POV on the 7/15 sales
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 11:29:04 AM »
Not looking to start any debates. Just wondering if what Walmart and other retailers have done by crashing Amazon's party would be considered השׂגת גבול in Halacha. (It's a theoretical question, as those retailers are obviously not bound by Jewish law).
Ha! why not just post in the Halacha and Tiefa shaylos?

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Re: The Halachic POV on the 7/15 sales
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 11:30:49 AM »
Ha! why not just post in the Halacha and Tiefa shaylos?

Because this is not a real Halachic question. Not interested in trolling a legitimate thread where people are looking for real Halachic answers.

I'm basically trying to see if the Torah sees this behavior as chazzerei.

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Re: The Halachic POV on the 7/15 sales
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2015, 11:32:15 AM »
How about asking if Amazon is allowed to make their sale if it takes business away from Wal-Mart (if they would be having any sales worth buying)? The gemora says that they may since the competition can make the same as well.
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Re: The Halachic POV on the 7/15 sales
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2015, 11:36:19 AM »
How about asking if Amazon is allowed to make their sale if it takes business away from Wal-Mart (if they would be having any sales worth buying)? The gemora says that they may since the competition can make the same as well.

That's a complex question in and of itself. I suppose it would need its own thread  :D

It seems like what's going on today is more of a direct insult, as Amazon is doing it as a special event for their anniversary.

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Re: The Halachic POV on the 7/15 sales
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2015, 11:45:34 AM »
That's a complex question in and of itself. I suppose it would need its own thread  :D

It seems like what's going on today is more of a direct insult, as Amazon is doing it as a special event for using their anniversary for a special event.
FTFY

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Re: The Halachic POV on the 7/15 sales
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2015, 11:54:04 AM »
That's a complex question in and of itself. I suppose it would need its own thread  :D

It seems like what's going on today is more of a direct insult, as Amazon is doing it as a special event for their anniversary.
They are allowed to make a sale since others can do the same but then they can't do the same?
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Re: The Halachic POV on the 7/15 sales
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2015, 12:20:11 PM »
They are allowed to make a sale since others can do the same but then they can't do the same?

I'm having trouble understanding your position here. Please clarify, are you of the opinion that there would be no issue of השׂגת גבול?

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Re: The Halachic POV on the 7/15 sales
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2015, 12:20:37 PM »
Yes
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