Walmart sells Rikon lathes

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b2-8b5c-36f52ee1bdbd I did not know Walmart sold Rikon lathes! There was an ad on a webpage I w as on. It was for Rikon lathes. 16x42 sliding head variable speed lathe. $2070. It was from Walmart. The idea of buying a big lathe from Walmart seems really weird to me. I realize they are just advertising products fro m a vendor who has contracted with them. Just like Amazon does. But still , $2000 lathes from Walmart is weird.
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russellseaton1
On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:38:05 -0700 (PDT)
on the face i agree it does seem weird but the game is about logistics in other words walmart will sell you anything you want to buy and take whatever they can get of the transaction
would be interesting to know how much they make on a lathe sale
but actually that is changing too at least globally as other countries start to come down on illegal activities of the amazons and others
amazon was raided overseas recently as they were doing bad things
it seems the trade war that has been going on forever is now turning into something closer to a hot trade war
interesting times for sure
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Electric Comet
Delivered to your house. Or delivered to the local one near you.
Handy. They have Big Trucks and have the ability. Martin
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Martin Eastburn
When I clicked on the link, it said the following:
"Sold & shipped by Factory Authorized Outlet Return policy
Free shipping Arrives by Monday, Apr 16
Free pickup not available from this seller"
So based on that I assume its shipped to your house free. They don't even give you the option of being shipped to the nearest WalMart store. Makes s ense because it is a third party seller using the WalMart website to sell. Just like Amazon. For fun I looked up the same lathe on Amazon. Its $5 c heaper on Amazon. Free shipping also. Probably the same third party selle r at both Amazon and WalMart.
It just seems weird to buy a $2000 lathe at WalMart.
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russellseaton1
On Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:33:33 -0700 (PDT)
what is price for lathe if you pick it up from lathe store
that is the interesting part of the equation because shipping is never without cost
there is the rub
and it comes out that amazon are engaged in shipping fraud not a surprise
and the tax payer pays the bill so amazon has been subsidized by us tax payers
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Electric Comet
No, that's not so! The US PO makes a small profit, but a profit nevertheless, from Amazon. Their contract is to deliver over the "last mile" and the AMZ bar codes on the packages allow the PO to optimize delivery that makes it profitable. Johnboy.
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John
Agree with John response. Amazon negotiates a shipping price or accepts th e standard price from the USPS. No one forces the USPS at gun point to shi p for the price they quote or negotiate. They decide. And I suspect they do make a small profit on every item they handle. But the USPS has billion s or trillions of overhead costs to cover. So most likely they would need to double or triple or quadruple the shipping cost on every item they touch to cover the costs they incur. The Postmaster General sitting on his big wide butt in Washington DC probably gets paid a quarter million a year. Pl us a retirement package of 125% of his highest pay. Lot of overhead with t he USPS.
As far as the US taxpayer subsidizing Amazon, we also subsidize every minim um wage worker at Walmart and McDonalds and everywhere else. Most of those employees receive Medicaid and food stamps. Yet work full time jobs for t he biggest most profitable companies in America. How about that! But we s ure as hell don't want to increase the minimum wage to get these full time workers off food stamps. Better to keep corporate profits up and steal tax payer money to send welfare to the workers at the most profitable companies in America.
Acme Tools, the Tool Crib of the North successor, has a store in my town. This lathe is $2000 from them. I could pick it up at the store downtown. But add in 7% sales tax. So really $2140. $75 MORE than from Amazon or an y of the other free shipping internet sellers. Assuming they are not colle cting sales tax. Not sure about this now days.
On big ticket items, the sales tax can easily be a price killer.
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russellseaton1
Correction, correction, correction! Toolnut is selling this lathe for $198 9 with free shipping. So Amazon is trying to steal my money by selling it for $2065.
Reply to
russellseaton1
On Sat, 7 Apr 2018 16:42:02 -0600
can you post a link to this contract with the specifics of this contract
and what happens to the profit you allege when the last mile is ten or twenty miles
also you still have not said who pays for this free shipping that the post office makes money on
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Electric Comet
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$1989 with free shipping. So Amazon is trying to steal my money by selling it for $2065.
I bought a pair of $80 speakers through Amazon two weeks ago. No state sal es tax paid by me. And free shipping.
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russellseaton1
sales tax paid by me. And free shipping.
Yes. I am well aware there ain't nothing free in this world. Maybe everyo ne should instead say "free shipping" is included in price of item. And ma ybe make it illegal for Amazon or anyone else to print "free shipping" on a ny website. I favor this. We should all petition every federal and state official to make it ILLEGAL to put "free shipping" on anything. I am sure the various truth in advertising (???) laws would allow us to ban "free shi pping" on everything. It is the biggest lie there is.
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russellseaton1
amazon rarely if ever pays for the shipping
instead they will force the seller to pay in some way
have you sold a lot on that platform
amazon abuse their monopoly position as a business model
Reply to
Electric Comet
I get boxes from Amazon that are marked FedEx and that brown box UPS. Both reduce their cost by having someone who drives there every day to deliver it. Not all is Amazon , some of it is by the two delivery companies that have contracts also.
Part of the problem with the post office is their pension that is a monster. They have to pay it and the Fed used to. And the Fed made them '''independent''' sorta. But they still issue passports.....sell stamps....money orders....collect customs and the like.
Martin
>> On Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:33:33 -0700 (PDT) >> >>> same lathe on Amazon. Its $5 cheaper on Amazon. Free shipping >>> also. Probably the same third party seller at both Amazon and >>> WalMart. >> >> what is price for lathe if you pick it up from lathe store >> >> that is the interesting part of the equation because shipping is never >> without cost >> >> there is the rub >> >> and it comes out that amazon are engaged in shipping fraud >> not a surprise >> >> and the tax payer pays the bill so amazon has been subsidized by >> us tax payers > > Agree with John response. Amazon negotiates a shipping price or accepts the standard price from the USPS. No one forces the USPS at gun point to ship for the price they quote or negotiate. They decide. And I suspect they do make a small profit on every item they handle. But the USPS has billions or trillions of overhead costs to cover. So most likely they would need to double or triple or quadruple the shipping cost on every item they touch to cover the costs they incur. The Postmaster General sitting on his big wide butt in Washington DC probably gets paid a quarter million a year. Plus a retirement package of 125% of his highest pay. Lot of overhead with the USPS. > > As far as the US taxpayer subsidizing Amazon, we also subsidize every minimum wage worker at Walmart and McDonalds and everywhere else. Most of those employees receive Medicaid and food stamps. Yet work full time jobs for the biggest most profitable companies in America. How about that! But we sure as hell don't want to increase the minimum wage to get these full time workers off food stamps. Better to keep corporate profits up and steal taxpayer money to send welfare to the workers at the most profitable companies in America. > > Acme Tools, the Tool Crib of the North successor, has a store in my town. This lathe is $2000 from them. I could pick it up at the store downtown. But add in 7% sales tax. So really $2140. $75 MORE than from Amazon or any of the other free shipping internet sellers. Assuming they are not collecting sales tax. Not sure about this now days. > > On big ticket items, the sales tax can easily be a price killer. >
Reply to
Martin Eastburn
There isn't free shipping. If you are Amazon you pay shipping or you pay up front seed money that accrues and pays for a contract. But you pay one way or another. It becomes a paying help only when you spend a lot. So the high price of Prime is a leveling charge. It has also increased over the years.
Martin
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Martin Eastburn
"Free shipping" has come to mean there are no additional charges in the sale price. Amazon often has different prices for the same item, like the free shipping price can be higher than the non-free shipping price. If you are cheap, like me, you must look carefully at Amazon prices, checking and comparing prices/shipping/taxes. They are a sneaky bunch.
There is a particular cookie my wife likes and she was having trouble finding it so she looked on Amazon. She found the exact same box for $10 that the store sells for $3. If you are not careful, Amazon can and will screw you big time on pricing.
I once bought a cheap lathe drill chuck on Amazon, when it came, it came in a box from Harbor Freight, including the HF part number. I could have bought the exact same item at HF for a good bit less. The guy that got the money from Amazon probably ordered the item from HF and had it mailed right to my address? Smooth entrepreneur there. I believe the words are "caveat emptor"
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Jack

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