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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2017, 01:08:41 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
Umm, $10 for a rocker that sells for over $150 everywhere else is definitely a lose somewhere.

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2017, 01:08:57 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.
If Amazon keeps matching the pickup discounts then WM has no incentive to offer it.
I'm not sure how that ends.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2017, 01:09:54 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
You remind me of the Allstate young girls Whole Life policy of a little over a year ago. That one was definitely a price mistake, but it led to unmatched life insurance sales from a company that's not really big or great in that line. At some point, it became a little too big, and they cut it short. It wasn't designed to be what it is, but when it was discovered, it was used by certain managers to promote sales, and then the Yiddish market caught on, peppered up by DDF, until they were forced to kill it a drop before the original deadline.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2017, 01:11:09 PM »
Umm, $10 for a rocker that sells for over $150 everywhere else is definitely a lose somewhere.
I wonder if WM is targeting suppliers that are more likely to get fined, so WM's cost is actually lowered by supplier incompetence.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2017, 01:13:42 PM »
If Amazon keeps matching the pickup discounts then WM has no incentive to offer it.
I'm not sure how that ends.

Walmart is price matching Amazon either way, so once they're selling at that super-low price there's no reason not to offer the pickup discount.

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2017, 01:14:20 PM »
Walmart is price matching Amazon either way, so once they're selling at that super-low price there's no reason not to offer the pickup discount.
Except that Amazon undercuts them by matching the pickup discount, which means people will order from Amazon.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2017, 01:19:29 PM »
Except that Amazon undercuts them by matching the pickup discount, which means people will order from Amazon.

Amazon has far more to lose.
They are shipping huge oversized items (which many of the deals were for) at expedited speed. Walmart is losing far, far less per sale. Then also have Walmart purchasing merchandise at cheaper prices than Amazon. If Amazon will continue matching these crazy prices Walmart may as well feed them deals that will cause Amazon to lose billions if they decide to go that far. Not really that difficult for Walmart to pull off.

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2017, 01:22:47 PM »
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.
True, but over the long term this will put them on the map as a seller of products other than the typical walmart stuff if they continue it long enough. Do they have work to do still? yes.

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2017, 01:23:07 PM »
Just think about it- Walmart has a couch with 3 in stock in Texas, and that's it. Create a huge pickup discount of 99% off so it's priced at $5. Wait for Amazon to match and sell a couple hundred grand worth of couches at a price that's less than the cost of shipping. Would be fun to watch.

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2017, 01:27:55 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.
I agree with this prediction. I also agree any attention Walmart gets to be seen as an actual deals site is a win for them, and of course getting foot traffic in their stores is a win as well.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2017, 01:28:44 PM »
Amazon has far more to lose.
They are shipping huge oversized items (which many of the deals were for) at expedited speed. Walmart is losing far, far less per sale. Then also have Walmart purchasing merchandise at cheaper prices than Amazon. If Amazon will continue matching these crazy prices Walmart may as well feed them deals that will cause Amazon to lose billions if they decide to go that far. Not really that difficult for Walmart to pull off.
True. Interesting strategy. Still going to cost them both big time.
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2017, 01:34:32 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2017, 01:35:18 PM »
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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2017, 01:41:10 PM »
How do you find the deals in this war?

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Re: Will Amazon vs Walmart war ever end?...
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