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Old 05-28-2011, 05:51 AM
42blue15 42blue15 is offline
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Default Re: debunking myths about walmart bikes

Originally Posted by gobigkahuna View Post
... Many bikes made by big name manufacturers (Huffy / Schwinn / Mongoose) ...
A lot of the name-brand stuff sold at Wal-mart is a sub-standard quality than what you would get through other channels.

Wal-Mart competes on price alone and they like to have brand-names, but more than that they want the lowest-priced product that looks acceptable--no matter how poor the quality really is.

It's common to associate a name-brand with an expected level of quality, but that doesn't work at big box stores, and especially at Wal-Mart. Many manufacturers agree to produce very low quality-and-price products just for Wal-Mart to sell.

Last edited by 42blue15; 05-28-2011 at 05:53 AM.
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