“There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man’s lawful prey.” – John Ruskin
And there you have the conundrum we call Wal*Mart. It was just last night, as I was reading newspaper ad inserts, that I commented to my wife that one of the big problems with that particular chain is much of the various products (not all mind you) are actually nothing more that cheap s**t. Of course the converse side of that issue is that there are so many, MANY people who are more than happy to own cheap s**t. When I think about it I don’t blame Wal*Mart for all the problems everyone seems to want to attribute to their methods of running a business. It’s more the fault of anyone who willingly shops there. In other words – you broke it, you fix it.