Skip to comments.Venezuelan military seizes major retail chain [link only]
Posted on 11/10/2013 12:46:17 PM PST by grundle
Now let’s see them try to run it.
Gee, that could never happen here with the socialism /s
Sounds like the “unlimited” EBT - Walmart fiasco; at least with the people lining up for “bargains”.
Won't they be surprised when they discover there ain't no goose laying golden eggs....much less toasters and rice cookers.
Coming soon to a Macy’s/Nordstrom’s near YOU, if we can’t get rid of the Socialists.
“Leave nothing on the shelf”
And the retards wonder why they have shortages.
Well it might be coming to a Macy’s/Nordstrom’s near you anyway, if we cannot bring back American manufacturing.
What I really don’t get is the folks gloating over the stupid socialists, while they themselves are on the slide to death camps.
“Now the commies are getting what they want! That’ll teach them!!”
And people wonder why the Jews queued up for the trains.
And didn’t the p.c. crowd name Miss Venezuela, Miss Universe last night. ??!
What was it?
The Venezuela variant of Bestbuy.
Mobs already up for Sony plasma TVs.
Remember that film of them New Orleans cops in WalMart during Katrina taking carts of plasma TV’s, wine all that sporty walmart underwear etc?
"You'd Best Buy"?
/I shouldn't give them ideas
If our government decides to shut down all imports we won’t have to worry about fighting over anything on the shelves because they will be bare. Wonder if people have really thought about this possibility when the issue of sending all our U.S. grown chickens to China for processing came up.
You mean like our Obamacare?
isn’t this what Obama did to the car companies? except they gave the proceeds to the unions..
And when the shelves are empty they’ll have to seize the wholesalers, and then the factories, and then the material suppliers, and the mills, and then the mines and loggers.
They want their Obamaphones
They won’t bother.
Electronics are now joining everything else that will only be found on the black market. Or they’ll be like 50’s cars in Cuba, because no new products will be coming in.
toasters and rice cookers?
“I want a Sony plasma television for the house,” said Amanda Lisboa, 34, a business administrator, who had waited seven hours already outside one Caracas store. “It’s going to be so cheap!”
New Orleans cops have always had more than their share of theives, grafters, and skimmers. One female cop even knocked off I believe it was 4 or 5 people because she didn’t get her share of the proceeds. Does not surprise me in the least.
The store is called Daka and is akin to Best Buy or (when they were around) Circuit City; large store of home electronics and appliances. The new Pres (Maduro) accused the store of price gouging, arrested the store managers and had government officials (backed by the National Guard uniformed armed troops; similar to our Dept. of Homeland Sec.) re-price and sell all stock at “fair” prices. Problem was that a few local folk did not wait for the government to show up and do as Maduro announced and took the initiative much like the “yutes” in inner cities. The flash like mobs broke into stores and took merchandize without paying.
Whenever the Dems feel like it, coming to Walmart near you soon.
“The store is called Daka and is akin to Best Buy”
The article I read said there were only “five” stores in the whole country. There are five Best Buy stores in any decent size larger city in the US. The Obama voters here are probably cheering this move by the socialists but have no idea what this means. Venezuela has a population of about 30 million. Take that number and lay it on the US and you will have about 55 stores across the whole country.
Well if she didn't get it this time, she won't be getting one anytime soon. No businessman will be stupid enough to keep TVs on the shelf in Venezuela after this.
Oh Jeez, I keep hoping that was just a nightmare...
These seized stores prices were apparently lower than the prices of the same items in government-owned stores.
SO “high prices” were not the real reason
if someone really wants to know how screwed up the Ven economy is.....
Walmart is not in Venezuela. Take note, Walmart...coming to a country near you. If you lay down with dogs...you wake up nationalized.
“These seized stores prices were apparently lower than the prices of the same items in government-owned stores.
SO high prices were not the real reason”
Wow! I hadn’t seen that. That presents a whole other side to the story.
The chain is called Daka, apparently it’s an electronics category-killer type store. Thanks grundle.
A comment on a Venezuelan blog said they were looting paperweights because of all the power blackouts. He/she commented that power had been out 4 hours just today.
According to certain Venezuelan bloggers, some items were cheaper at the seized stores than the government-run stores.