said by Telco:
How does having more choices shaft the consumer? Ironically, that's the fundamental (oil) of capitalism - choice.
It's why having one uber powerful walmart has screwed the US consumer in retail.
Choice is why Europeans (ironically) and many in the Asia_pac pay half as much as we do and receive better value.
I am not a fan of Walmart, but the problem is that we the consumer continue to support a company like Walmart. They're a shit company with poor business practices, yet the consumer still goes and shops there because they want to save a few bucks.