19 Dec 2010

BIG RETAILERS HATE ONLINE SHOPPERS-THEY WANT IT ALL, AS USUAL

Traditional retailers want the government to scrap the $1000 GST-free threshold for imported goods, arguing it puts them at an unfair disadvantage in competing with online stores.
They would like duty free shopping at Airports stopped also, because it is threatening their dominance of the market in Australia.
Remember they are struggling, they have 25% of every dollar spent in this country, yes, that's right, of every dollar spent 25 cents is going to them,
This more dominant than any other group of companies in the developed world.
Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten said consumers should be able to shop in whatever manner they choose, including online.
The case for lowering the threshold has significant opposition, including the cost of collection and consumer objections.
The strong Australian dollar means consumers are increasingly turning to overseas websites for GST-free purchases.
The big players have bullied small grocery stores, wiped out competition in the petrol market and monopolised the fruit and vegetable market.
The government should get the Productivity Commission to investigate them urgently.
AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS
ALWAYS ON THE RUN

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