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[–] jamesed 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Blame Wal-Mart for this. They take a expensive product (it really doesn't mater what) that has some market appeal but most people can not afford it. Come black Friday mark it down to about 5% to 10% of its original cost and watch the crowds come in. There is a catch though, if you read the ad small print it says "limited to quantities on hand". The problem each store is allocated just one of the product. The purpose is to get you into the store.

Change of story here. You know those Wal-Mart greeters, so nice and helpful. Don't ask them what they have in the hand you don't see. It's a hand operated counter. A push of the button and you are a digit in their store traffic data base. Corporate is very interested in the amount of traffic that enters the store. From the traffic numbers all else flows.

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[–] crazy_eyes 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Camera counters are way more reliable than hand operated counters

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[–] TheWorstImaginable 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

lol maybe in the 90s. you think people are counting those crowds with manual counters? they probably just watch a stream of the footage from the cameras in slow motion real time and count that way.

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[–] heuristic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

do people not realize we live in an automated world?? no one is counting.

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[–] Broc_Lia 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Blame Wal-Mart for this. They take a expensive product (it really doesn't mater what) that has some market appeal but most people can not afford it. Come black Friday mark it down to about 5% to 10% of its original cost and watch the crowds come in. There is a catch though, if you read the ad small print it says "limited to quantities on hand". The problem each store is allocated just one of the product. The purpose is to get you into the store.

I don't see why this misbehaviour is the store's fault. There's nothing compelling you to act like an ape just because there's a sale on.

Change of story here. You know those Wal-Mart greeters, so nice and helpful. Don't ask them what they have in the hand you don't see. It's a hand operated counter. A push of the button and you are a digit in their store traffic data base. Corporate is very interested in the amount of traffic that enters the store. From the traffic numbers all else flows.

Ok? Why should I have a problem with them keeping track of metrics like that.

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[–] heuristic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

what's your point? fuck Wal-Mart