Why Are Walmart Prices So Cheap?

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    Whahooo!
    Man this is great! $200 for a 32" HD LCD TV...how do they do it?

    Well that is easy..first they had to close all the plants in the U.S. where greedy American workers use to work(picture on the left of old American Plant)...but screw them right?

    Then they opened massive plants in Mexico (Sony in Baja Mexico photo below) and India.

    But hey...Walmart keeps them prices down for the rest of us!
     

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    So Sony is an American company now?
     
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    No...did I say they was?
    I tried to get a photo of RCA and G.E. plants in Mexico - but they are obviously hard to get.
    Sony built the plant in Baja to keep manufacturing low to provide the cheap TV's we want.
     
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    America is a service economy, not a primary/manufacturing one....
     
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    America is a debt servicing economy as well.
     
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    I just assumed since you posted a picture of a Sony plant, that it was Sony TVs on sale.

    I hate WalMart for what they have done to community business all across the US. I really, really do. But as big as they are, I still find ways to kick their ass every day.

    But WalMart may very well be the ultimate American success story and Sam Walton the King of the American Dream.
     
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    Walmart is a success?
    I guess if you consider store profits of 0.5% - 2% profits and where many workers are on financial aid to supplement their income a success.
     
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    This Thread has been Retitled so it is in effect not confused with Spam.
     
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    China pays $1.50 an hour for labor.
     
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    Wall Mart practically invented off shoring of US jobs to China to gain access to cheaper finished products. That is the core of their business model.
     

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