NBC: (long) Killer prices? Wal-Mart Wants $10 CDs
Wed Oct 20 05:57:49 EDT 2004
I don't shop at Wallmart much...well I never have to tell ya the truth
but, isn't it pretty much the same as K-Mart, Quikee-Mart, No-Service
Mart and the rest of the marts?
The closest thing to "Blues" recordings that ever I've seen in these
places is "Blue Christmas by Elvis or, "The Blue Side of Jim Nabors".
What's to worry...or not worry about?
These places are meant for immigrants and old people that walk around
looking at cheap candle holders, Madonna lunch boxes and plastic
flower arrangements, not blues lovers.
On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 15:22:40 -0600, Fred Dabney <email@example.com> wrote:
> I suppose that for the abstract issue of justice, I should boycott
> Walmart as well, but to tell the truth I have very little contact with
> the mass market in any form.
> Yes, I buy clothes but cheap is my main focus so Walmart or
> KMart gets most of my business. I used to buy almost
> everything from Sears- appliances, clothes, tools etc.
> Now I buy groceries from Walmart, but mostly because there
> are almost no choices here. I detest their main competitor,
> (Albertsons) and anyway Walmart is open when I'm up so
> they get most of my grocery trade by default.
> But I really don't participate in the general market. I don't
> own a working TV set, and most of my money goes into
> model railroad equipment, computer components and music.
> So, I've moved almost all my spending to on-line shops. Those
> of you who know me know I couldn't care less about the commercial
> music one finds in the stores. I don't remember when I bought any
> music that would be considered "mainstream"- probably in the 60's.
> Almost all my music purchases other than from an artist at a gig
> is of a very specialized nature- early blues, early jazz, pre-baroque
> classical. Most of that it on import labels so the day I find any
> cd I want in a mass-merchant is going to be that cold day in
> So, if Walmart and their ilk closed today, I might not even notice
> for weeks, but ditto the "small local stores". The one local shop
> that got a goodly amount of my money was a hobby shop but he
> closed close to a year ago. Not from i-net competition but from
> simply being a lousy businessman.
> I buy a lot of my cds from the importer or the like, but also from
> worldsmusic.com. Once in a while I'll find a classical or jazz
> cd at Barnes and Noble, but not often.
> Fred D.
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