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Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« on: May 09, 2017, 12:47:16 PM »
If yes who will win?

(Amazon buying Walmart.com for 1 trillion dollors?... ;D)
I would buy Walmart shares...

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 12:52:48 PM »
It will definitely end, as it is clearly unsustainable. The only questions are:

1. How will it end?
2. How long until it ends?
3. What impact (if any) might this have on macro-economic data?
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 12:55:57 PM »
What's the limit on this? Bezos can pretty much do whatever he wants I think, but Lore must have a cap from the CEO of how much he can spend on this. A couple billion I'd assume?

If that's the case this can easily go on all year. Guess I should invest in a caffeine IV next to my desk.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 12:58:15 PM »
What's the limit on this? Bezos can pretty much do whatever he wants I think, but Lore must have a cap from the CEO of how much he can spend on this. A couple billion I'd assume?

If that's the case this can easily go on all year. Guess I should invest in a caffeine IV next to my desk.
Bezos has shareholders.

Lore seems to have been given a very long leash, if any.

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 12:58:57 PM »
If that's the case this can easily go on all year. Guess I should invest in a caffeine IV next to my desk.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 01:00:44 PM »
I don't think the huge pickup discounts will last that long, it looks like an error to me that could be fixed within a few days. The illogical price matching might last a long time though.

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 01:00:59 PM »
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 01:03:18 PM »
Walmart already won. Neither one is going to put the other out of business. Walmart's purpose is to make themselves a full fledged competition with Amazon. Mission accomplished. The question is how long they will continue it for added publicity.

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 01:03:37 PM »
I don't think the huge pickup discounts will last that long, it looks like an error to me that could be fixed within a few days. The illogical price matching might last a long time though.
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The pickup discounts are a competitive advantage. Walmart has a huge local footprint, and they save on shipping by shipping to stores.

Walmart also penalizes their vendors for not shipping/packing/labeling as per specs. A vendor can get a $100 fine on a $10 order which wasn't exactly per specs.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 01:04:39 PM »
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The pickup discounts are a competitive advantage. Walmart has a huge local footprint, and they save on shipping by shipping to stores.

Walmart also penalizes their vendors for not shipping/packing/labeling as per specs. A vendor can get a $100 fine on a $10 order which wasn't exactly per specs.

I think pickup discounts will stay, but not the 90% off pickup discounts, that's just a mistake. Until today the discount was much more logical.

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 01:05:27 PM »
Walmart already won. Neither one is going to put the other out of business. Walmart's purpose is to make themselves a full fledged competition with Amazon. Mission accomplished. The question is how long they will continue it for added publicity.
Too early to call this one.

Publicity? Yes. Full fledged competition? I wouldn't call it that. Amazon is way ahead of them from a technological and end user experience standpoint.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 01:05:59 PM »
Walmart already won. Neither one is going to put the other out of business. Walmart's purpose is to make themselves a full fledged competition with Amazon. Mission accomplished. The question is how long they will continue it for added publicity.
Great point. I never would have even thought of purchasing these things at Walmart, let alone creating an account. Clearly they are the winner.

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2017, 01:06:12 PM »
I'm not sold that they really are losing anything here. it seems like the fake "price mistake". they both are getting a lot of attention and people are grabbing items feeling like they are gaining on a corporate battle. just seems like a good marketing plan to me

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2017, 01:06:30 PM »
I think pickup discounts will stay, but not the 90% off pickup discounts, that's just a mistake. Until today the discount was much more logical.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2017, 01:08:07 PM »
It's doorbusters. Limited quantity, drives traffic and awareness.

Except these are much cheaper than the doorbusters you see on Black Friday, and it doesn't apply to all colors. Just seems like a random error to me.