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DHagar
DHagar
11/28/2017 5:16:48 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@elizabethv, I think you are correct.  The mass congestion to "grab" the deals at an appointed time seems to be dissolving.  Like anything else, I think the expanded competition in pricing, options, and Cyber Monday, are driving a change in the Black Friday shopping.

Maybe for the better?

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/28/2017 8:36:25 AM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@DHagar - I've heard this could be the last year for "Black Friday" as we know it. A few of my friends went out and didn't have a hard time at all. Maybe that depends on when exactly you go out. I know a lot of stores open Thanksgiving evening, so maybe it is crazy if you go then. But you can wait until the following evening (which would still technically be Black Friday) get great deals, and not deal with the hassle of the amped up crowds. Though I saw a poll recently that said only like 15% of people actually go Black Friday shopping. Which seems like a REALLY low percentage if you ask me. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/28/2017 8:33:25 AM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@ms.akkineni - I made that transition a few years ago. It wasn't easy at the time, but I've adjusted now. And I've found that there are still ways where, big or small, the business ends up being the same. It can either feel familiar and welcome, or frustrating depending on how you feel. Of course I've now worked for two different smaller companies and found even differences there. The previous one I worked for let me bring my kids to meetings (which I absolutely loved.) But my current employer doesn't. That's life I guess though. 

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DHagar
DHagar
11/27/2017 7:36:54 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@ms.akkineni, I think that is one of the things I value about Telco Transformation, it is a learning community assembling what we know, asking questions, learning from each other, and building new knowledge!

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DHagar
DHagar
11/27/2017 7:18:47 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@ms.akkineni, thanks!  I think that will reflect the new economy and address the realistics economies of scale, don't you?

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DHagar
DHagar
11/27/2017 7:11:17 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@elizabethv, true.  However, you hear a lot of speculation over Black Friday, etc.,  it seems that there is still a desire with customers for a positive "experience" that offers the brick-and-mortars and opportunity.  \

Certainly we have to deliver it diffierently, but maybe there is a new version on the horizon?

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/24/2017 11:49:54 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@DHagar:

Good analogy.

I agree with you about us consumers wanting both ways to succeed. It is very interesting to think about potential new model to come up in industry mainly targeting global economy.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/24/2017 11:33:16 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@elizabethv:

Can't agree more with you. I am exactly going through similar situation in my profession. I moved from a big company to small company and having lot of difficulty to adjust in my new job. It is not so easy to adjust well and adapt quick after getting used to the bigger enterprises. It is daily struggle at small companies as there is no defined process / tme for anything.

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Ariella
Ariella
11/24/2017 10:17:44 AM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
<My concern when I first started using these servicees was the produce also. But I have never had an issue. The shopper has always done a great job picking out fresh, really good produce.>

@elizabethv I guess you lucked out there. One of my friends who did try out a pay to have other shop for you said she was not happy with the quality and so would hav eto take the time after work or on weekends to do her own grocery shopping. But picking produce alone can be time-consuming, so if they're doing it well, you really are getting your money's worth!

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/24/2017 9:11:15 AM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@Ariella - That's awesome! You pay an extra fee for Amazon Prime Now to deliver your groceries, well, you tip the person who shops for you and then delivers it. Generally $5 for smaller orders and $8 for larger orders. (It could go up from there, but I've never had larger than an $8 suggested tip.) So that's exactly on par with what you're quoting at those grocery stores. I'm jealous. We might be moving to a small town within the next few months, and there actually is a small grocery store not connected to a chain. It will be really exciting to see if they have a similar service. 

My concern when I first started using these services was the produce also. But I have never had an issue. The shopper has always done a great job picking out fresh, really good produce.

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