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Interesting retail question of the day: On the topic of a plan by Target (TGT -0.1%) and Best...

Interesting retail question of the day: On the topic of a plan by Target (TGT -0.1%) and Best Buy (BBY -1.1%) to match online prices, CFI Group's Sheri Petras can't help but wonder what happens to the shopper standing in line behind the saver who wants to scan 20 items on their phone in the hopes of trimming a few nickels on gum or batteries. Back to online shopping?
Comments (4)
  • You might try to use the websites before you decide which stocks to buy. I like Walmart's website but the store says it is a different business, so I don't think the stock WMT includes the website's revenue. I do not like TGT or Sears' websites, mainly because they are too slow and Sears displays expensive merchandise from other marketers. I like BBY, BBBY, Ebay, and of course AMZN's websites. Samsclub's website has more merchandise at a better price than Costco. It would be interesting to see the revenue and earnings for all the retail websites and how much they contribute to the stock.
    18 Oct 2012, 11:30 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting because I was at BBY and they had kiosks with internet and I was able to buy on the floor, so I wonder who is waiting in line except for those who go to BBY to buy gum, horrible argument by Ms. Petras as far as BBY is concerned as for Target if you want gum are you really going to have it shipped??
    18 Oct 2012, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • They get the self serv aisles Just like the grocery stores.
    19 Oct 2012, 01:36 AM Reply Like
  • Sorry, but this is about the dumbest scenario I've ever read, when it comes to online vs B&M shopping.
    19 Oct 2012, 10:27 AM Reply Like
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