Discounts snowball on Internet retail...

Discounts snowball on Internet retail sites

There are 8 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 19, 2008, titled Discounts snowball on Internet retail sites. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

As deserted malls and department stores struggle to court cash-short consumers with steep discounts this holiday season, a similar and even more ferocious price war is being waged online.

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Jose

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 19, 2008
I'm not shopping for Christmas this year. I'm confident that my previous gold investments will continue to provide good returns. I'm not purchasing anything that I don't absolutely need. Boo Hoo Christmas shopping. I'm going to return to what it was supposed to be about - celebrating Christ's birth.
Bud Wiser

Nevis, MN

#2 Nov 20, 2008
If I can avoid the sales tax by shopping on-line I will. It's my way of getting back at the rocket scientists who voted to guarantee funding for the Arts in the middle of a recession.
Get it together

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 20, 2008
Bud Wiser wrote:
If I can avoid the sales tax by shopping on-line I will. It's my way of getting back at the rocket scientists who voted to guarantee funding for the Arts in the middle of a recession.
I'm with you. Not only can you save sales tax, but many of these online shopping places have good offers for no shipping costs, so you don't have to waste precious gas to go out shopping. And think of the crowds you can avoid. Great idea.
Pat

United States

#4 Nov 20, 2008
I'm wondering when the great malls would feel the pressure of the economy. We have so many and now we are in the midst of a great recession. I think it deplorable that we have come to this. Gift giving is very precious and I will also be cutting back. WE have to, we have no choice. THe big CEO's will now feel the pressure in their raking the top off of companies. Some of these companies have an interest in the shopping villages....
Sir

United States

#5 Nov 20, 2008
Christopher Mankey

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Nov 20, 2008
Bud Wiser wrote:
If I can avoid the sales tax by shopping on-line I will. It's my way of getting back at the rocket scientists who voted to guarantee funding for the Arts in the middle of a recession.
All those reasons...plus no rude sales clerks to deal with either. All you need is an internet connection, credit card and ship-to address. Plus, Amazon ships many items free. It's win-win. Why bother with brick-and-mortar businesses?

Bud Wiser's sentiments show that sales taxes are regressive. The more they jack them up, the more business goes elsewhere.
oxboro

Lakeville, MN

#7 Nov 20, 2008
Bud Wiser wrote:
If I can avoid the sales tax by shopping on-line I will. It's my way of getting back at the rocket scientists who voted to guarantee funding for the Arts in the middle of a recession.
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Giant of Africa

#8 Nov 25, 2008
Black Friday at Amazon.com gives you deals that save you as much as $500.00 even right now. http://www.amazon.com/b/...

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