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War and Peace theory of shopping.

#1 Mar 14 2013 at 8:11 PM Rating: Default
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cidbahamut wrote:
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cidbahamut wrote:

I also don't buy the whole sob story about how they have to increase prices and sh*t. There's always the option of just going "you know what, we'll just eat that cost because we're still making boatloads of profit and it's the right thing to do". Profit margins becoming slightly less gargantuan is not the same thing as losing money.


Er? Yes. It's exactly the same thing. WTF?


Let's try an experiment here.

If I start the day with $10 and by the end of the day I have $20, have I lost money or gained money?
Answergained money

If I start the day with $10 and by the end of the day I have $5, have I lost money or gained money?
Answer:lost money

If I start the day with $10 and by the end of the day I have $15, have I lost money or gained money?
Answer:gained money


Um... It costs me $10 per hour to employ someone, and now it costs me $15 per hour. As a result, my yearly profits are $5M lower this year than last year. Have I gained or lost money?

Answer:lost money

See how that works? By your logic, no one's who's employed can ever lose money as long as they're losing it slower than they gain it. So if I get paid $20/hour, and I drop $10 every hour on the ground and it's eaten by a grue, I didn't really lose that $10, cause I'm still $10 ahead at the end of the hour, right? Lol!
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