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The business models used by daily deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial are sustainable because they offer value for all parties. Pro or con?
Tweens and minor teenagers are sophisticated consumers. They should be allowed to have credit cards of their own or use prepaid vouchers to buy e-tail merchandise. Pro or con?
Consumers no longer need to touch and feel products in a physical store. Pro or con?
Consumers in the U.S. should spend money to stimulate the economy and help it recover from the financial meltdown. Pro or con?
Most communities in the U.S. have safe tap water. Bottled H2O is a waste of money and resources. Pro or con?
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The recent closing of 600 stores is just the beginning of the fall for this bloated coffee chain. Pro or con?
The savings at Costco don’t make up for its antiseptic, impersonal stores. Pro or con?
Holiday spending will be anemic in the U.S. as consumers worry about overextending their credit. Pro or Con?
If the economy falters, purveyors of chichi products for animals will find themselves in the doghouse. Pro or con?
The retailer’s recent offering of financial services—including a prepaid Visa card, international money transfers, and check-cashing—to customers via its Wal-Mart MoneyCenters is bad for banking and consumers. Pro or con?
Consumers should go out of their way to shop at small independently run stores instead of big-box retailers such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart. Pro or con?
The retailer needs a new business model. It should stop squeezing employees and suppliers, and charge customers a little more. Pro or con?
Customer-service complaints about mass retailers like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Target are pointless and silly. These are mere commodity-delivery warehouses stocked with low-cost imports, and pecuniary U.S. consumers need to realize that extras cost more.
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