Originally Posted by 1995BvSSE
Originally Posted by Grimm
Any company would probably what, double, triple their sales by adding Walmart to their customer base?
They had an interesting documentary about that a while back. Just get one item in their store and then you are an instant millionaire!
Hmm. Maybe. I know the chemist who invented PureWorks Hand Sanitizer (among other things). He approached WalMart once about a shampoo he developed. They wanted to retail the product for $.99 with x% profit margin (I donít recall the percentage), AND they would pay him as the product sold
. In order to make any profit heíd have had to produce, package, ship, and floor the product for about $.25/copy. It wasnít possible for him and it was too risky.
WalMart has a lot of clout and drives a very hard bargain (in fact, they DONíT bargain). But if a supplier can meet their terms AND make a profit doing it, they may certainly have a golden cow!
"Documentaries" BTW, should not be taken as gospel. Some of them may be OK, but I'd be willing to bet the majority of them are biased. Maybe not intentionally, by the producer anyway, but I've been privvy to the facts on more than one "documentary" that failed to present ALL the facts. This is especially evident in environmental documentaries. These usually are
biased by the producer.
Same goes for the news. If they don't have all the facts, they tend to make them up. I've seen it done.
Whooo. What happened? How'd I get off on that tangent? This has nothing to do with layaway! Maybe I should start a new thread...sorry!