If Walmart sold hybrids, would you buy one?
Read this blog article and thought it was interesting, if a little out there... would you buy an electric car from Walmart, knowing what you do about how they do business?
Does anyone want to take a bet that Walmart can manufacture and market an inexpensive electric car faster than GM can get the Volt ready for mass production? Didn't think so.
Interesting, but currently
Interesting, but currently hybrid in Australia is expensive. The camry due for 2009 will be in the vicinity of 33000 AUD$ that just over 30K US, lets not talk about the Prius.
One question if batteries for a Prius cost $4500 AUD to replace on current models and have a life of 8 years what will a 8 year old prius be worth as a used vehicle?
This is on the minds of consumers in Australia, unlike their US counterparts re sale of a vehicle is a high priority when buying new.
If walmart or Kmart sold Hybrids 1. they will be selling at smallest margins 2. they would have plenty of stock 3 . they would definatley market the product if they could see a dollar in it.
And think you could exchange it if you dont like the colour.
I think the question is more
I think the question is more like this: why would anyone shop at Walmart knowing that through their business practices they have drove almost all small town businesses out of business? They purchase the majority of their products from countries that have few if any labor laws.
Why would anyone who has any conscious, and any concern for civil rights of workers everywhere purchase anything at Walmart?
Hmm.....all of the western
Hmm.....all of the western world.
Us poor consumers appreciate it while the rich can harp all they want about poor labor practices. The bottom line, Wal-Mart is good for consumers.