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Re: OT: Linux on Walmart's systemless computers



begin  ben quotation:
> 
> by that response, you really prove that you have no clue whatsover about what 
> drives the profit machine.

By yours, you prove you believe the "I am losing money on every sale,
but I'll make it up in volume" fallacy.

> it's not about raw cost versus median price.

It is if the price is lower than the cost.

Except for limited, short-term cases, a retailer cannot sell things for
more than they cost him and make a profit.  THAT is Economics 101, and
if you learned something different, sue your professor.

Loss leaders are useful for building market share, but if you're
planning to build a business around them, you're a charity, not a
business.


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