June 3rd, 2007

Another bad_service that wasn't.

axlackxofxcolor decides to post about an experience she had at Blockbuster where she got there after closing due to bad info on the web page and then demanded that the employee inside open the inner door to talk to her about it.

Several people point out that it's dangerous and against company policy to open the doors after closing, but the OP insists that they should have known she was no threat because she was a girl.

Meanwhile, wouldyoueva goes off on some strange side rant about how she got fired for complaining to a customer. And then proceeds to inform us that:
When Blockbuster fails (as it will, at some point, because indifference to the details is what kills businesses like this) it will blame Net Flix, or the ease of downloading movies, or the economy but it starts by thinking the customer serves the business rather than the other way around.

The Blockbuster employees posting here: consider this a warning that you work on a sinking ship. You're better than that.

It's minor, but I found it pretty amusing.

Edit: I'm an idiot and it's locked. Sorry guys. (Cue 1000 posts telling me it's locked).

Price fixing is a-ok with me! I fully support corporate trusts and greed.

Today kids, we learn that price fixing is totally awesome and is a benefit to humanity. If only all corporations were nice enough to fix prices, selling things for lessmaking themselves much more money and costing the customers more--no more obsession over using competition to lower raise prices!

It's amazing how these people have never even heard of it and they immediately, without doing any research at all, feel that they can freely comment on how awesome it is. It's a federal felony--meaning that you can go to federal prison for doing it. It's considered on the level of seriousness as other forms of trusts (big big monopolies like standard oil) manipulating markets.

But yeah-lololol it's an awesome thing.

Prediction: no matter what I say or what information I give, all the peons in this community will automatically praise price fixing, despite never knowing about it until now.

So here's a summary.

EDIT: tomecatti, who never passed first grade math, now thinks that price fixing "in this case" will save customers money. By their own admittance, the vendors are fixing prices to increase their profits. He is stating: more money given to vendors = less money spent by customers.

I thought about it, because sometimes I can decode stupidese, and I realized that he was doing this: "well because their prices are still fixed lower than what they are at a completely different location, the customers at THIS location, shopping at THIS location save money." Of course, he's too dumb to realize how that doesn't add up and that if they combined both locations, then the price fixers would be forced to increase their price to at least retail.