quote: Amazon also has free 2 day shipping which Wal-Mart does not have.
quote: It is stupid to sell a product in your store that upon opening takes business away from your store
quote: Im always amused when I see amazon gift cards at stores
quote: and how is the ipad any different? walmart isnt going to be getting any cut of sales from itunes or its app store now is it?
quote: no different then the kindle.
quote: All of you people making claims like the moron I've just replied to are utterly bereft of any higher reasoning skills.
quote: Wow, somebody's having a bad day. :-(
quote: People do understand the distinction.
quote: The problem is you don't see the other side of the coin. It could go either way.
quote: Anyone that wants a Kindle will buy one regardless of whether Walmart sells them, and will consume content through the device exactly the same no matter which store they buy it from...The flip side is the consumers that would not have bought a Kindle if they didn't happen by it at Walmart.
quote: When your Dell laptop hits the Windows desktop, there's no big button in the middle of the screen that loads right into Amazon's store, is there?
quote: As a matter of fact, there just might be. The last few off-the-shelf PCs I've seen have had Amazon shortcuts right on the desktop.
quote: But that's beside the point. Someone who wants to buy from Amazon isn't going to be dissuaded because there's not a giant Amazon button in the middle of their screen. Your assertion that somehow that person won't be able to figure out how to get to Amazon is laughable.
quote: Also...are you sure that movies and music aren't part of Walmart's core business? Pretty sure they dedicate quite a bit of space to movies and music in their stores. And in their online store.
quote: Speaking of their online store, you can access that from any device...like a Kindle. If you want to buy something from Walmart.com, not having a giant Walmart button in the middle of your screen isn't going to dissuade you from doing so.
quote: Your "argument" is pathetic.
quote: Do you realize how crazy your position is?
quote: Wal-Mart is a brick n mortar retailer with nearly no online presence outside of a website which directs sales to their own stores. Since when is "back end" sales some big consideration here?This whole thing is silly. People are going to shop at Amazon whether or not they sell Kindles there. All they're doing is losing sales revenue here.
quote: I guess what I take issue with is how asinine the reasoning behind it is.
quote: At long last, Wal-Mart and friends got their wish when Amazon agreed to start including sales tax in customer orders; however, the e-tailer did so in exchange for more distribution centers throughout the U.S. so that it could launch a same-day shipping feature -- a whole new competitive edge in favor of Amazon.
quote: Physical retail stores like Wal-Mart and Target have faced tough competition against Amazon in recent years. The huge e-tailer has offered the same products at lower prices, (often) no sales tax and for fast, cheap delivery.