Comments on: Ecommerce loses immunity to economy woes http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/27/ecommerce-loses-immunity-to-economy-woes/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Rufus http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/27/ecommerce-loses-immunity-to-economy-woes/#comment-2176 Mon, 01 Dec 2008 07:59:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=722#comment-2176 “Pure market forces” give us depressions, slavery, predatory management, monopolies, and anarchy. Not really something I like to wake up to in the morning. The local shopkeeper pays the same bills you do, has his son in the same football league, goes to the same local grocers, and supports the same local charities. He actually contributes to your quality of life and pays some of the costs you would be paying (taxes etc) without him.
I’ll buy online if I can’t find it locally, but that’s not very often.

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By: tom hepplewhite http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/27/ecommerce-loses-immunity-to-economy-woes/#comment-2082 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:33:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=722#comment-2082 anyone who goes on the buy local line isn’t a capitalist because they are against pure market forces which is the apotheosis of the capitalist.most people are actually like this but it is maintained by the elite few

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By: Michael Kitson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/27/ecommerce-loses-immunity-to-economy-woes/#comment-2068 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 16:40:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=722#comment-2068 Consumers benefit from online retailers. Online retailers provide a much greater selection of products. The products they provide are often technologically superior, and of higher quality, when compared to traditional retailers. The benefits they provide, are in the savings of time and the savings of cost. In the final analysis, these savings help every family to have a better quality of life.

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By: KYH http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/27/ecommerce-loses-immunity-to-economy-woes/#comment-2066 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 16:20:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=722#comment-2066 I agree with what ADR said. Also, as a parent I’m sick of the all the commercial gifts we’re pressured to give. I’m as bad as anyone else, but frankly this year, we’re making a point of donating money in lieu of gifts. A lot of people will be needing help this year, so if you’re in the fortunate position of having a secure job, maybe this is the season to spend some money within your own community to help others, whether small retailers or a shelter or a kids’ after-school program or soup kitchen or what have you.

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By: ADR http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/27/ecommerce-loses-immunity-to-economy-woes/#comment-2056 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 14:25:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=722#comment-2056 It would be nice if consumers would do more to support local retailers who live and work in their own communities. Online stores are hurting local economies on an unprecedented scale. While I fully understand that it is not always possible to buy items locally, people do not understand the positive dynamic that shopping at community stores makes.

In the long-term, e-tailors contribute greatly to the same effect that Wal-mart does; lower wages and benefits, reduced tax revenues, local small retailers closing up. This is not good for the country. Buy local!

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