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[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Aldi for life.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Funnily enough I haven't really used a big retailer in ages. I might hit Walmart on very niche items, though only if I'm not aware of a local alternative. Same for Amazon: Go on there, look for stuff, check who makes a thing, go to that website or spend a minute and scroll through Etsy. Amazon: The worldwide product distributor info marketplace.

[–] [email protected] 25 points 1 month ago

It wasn't a mistake. Did they make money? ... Checks notes ... lots of it.

[–] [email protected] 25 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Isn’t price gouging illegal? 🧐

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

So is price fixing.

[–] [email protected] 30 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I hear those big box stores will shut down immediately if someone, anyone, just scatters union pamphlets around the store.

[–] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago

Exactly. Local Walmart (Pico Rivera, ca) shut down for "plumbing" issues for 8 months when union activity started. The building was less than 10 years old

[–] [email protected] 40 points 1 month ago

"I promise I'm not gonna hit you baby if you come back, honest i won't. You know i just get excited because i love you too much..."

[–] [email protected] 23 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

...i quit shopping brick-and-mortar after target routinely charged more in their stores than online + shipping...

[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

They've even started getting worse with their apps. I got a notification recently that one of the apps (target) will have fluctuating prices. My understanding is it's demand based increases. While walking around the store one time I looked at items in the app and most of them were higher than on the shelves.

They've spent years pushing people to get comfortable with app shopping and easy pickup... Now they're going to squeeze every penny out of that crowd that they can.

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