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Small Business Saturday BS

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lovinlife101
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Small Business Saturday BS

Post by lovinlife101 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:01 pm

“Shop local!”

“Support small business!”

No.

I’ll spend my money wherever I want.

There’s a reason why small businesses are struggling to compete with online shopping and foreign competition. They don’t innovate! Their prices are too high!

If I got better service for the best price at a local, small business, I’d support them all day and twice on Sunday. But I refuse to pay more, accept inferior customer service, and get less value just because someone owns a business near me.



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Re: Small Business Saturday BS

Post by lovinlife101 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:21 pm

Matt wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:47 pm
How about "Refuse service to a pig Saturday"?
Why not?

I believe everyone has the right to refuse service to anyone.



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Re: Small Business Saturday BS

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:34 am

Mike Oxlong wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:37 am
There's a little noticed reason why many small businesses fail.

Back in the day when Grandma and Grandpa started Corner Market or Family Hardware, there was Mom, Pop, and a kid or two after school and on the weekends working there.

Three generations later, Mom, Pop, the kids, the kids spouses, and any grandkids over the age of 15, are all on the payroll.
In the same size store as what Grandma and Grandpa started 50 years ago.

Think about it.
How many times you go into a "mom and pop, been around as long as you can remember" shop, and someone's only job is to stay at the register, even if no one is checking out?
Good points.

And yet, people shame others for going to “big box” stores that have continued to innovate, provide competitive pricing, and generate jobs and a tax base for whole communities.



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Re: Small Business Saturday BS

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:42 am

I love it how pyramid schemers were using “small business Saturday” to turn up the heat on buying their crap.



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Re: Small Business Saturday BS

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:13 pm

audiophile wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:50 am
Isn't this also free speech? Small Business Saturday is voluntary.

YM makes a good point, if you rent a building you are in trouble.
Yes, nothing wrong with free speech. However, I’m allowed to say how stupid the idea is. That’s my free speech. I will not try to silence anyone.

Feel free to ridicule me, bully me, use racial and homophobic slurs, and anything else you’d like to express. That’s free speech too!



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