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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 03:30 PM
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15. We can all exercise consumer power in some domains.
You're right that for some things like insurance we have little opportunity to flex our consumer muscle. We can however make choices in where we bank and what we buy, again with limits that vary from individual to individual. Sometimes income, lack of transportation or other issues may reduce or remove the choice and we have to deal with the businesses who don't care at all, but not always.

When the purchase is discretionary or there is a choice of suppliers consumers can flex their collective muscle by refusing to buy items or shopping at store B rather than store A. Voting with your wallet does work if enough people do it.
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  -The Right to Vote ... and ... Your Consumer Power Angela Shelley  Dec-11-07 09:38 AM   #0 
  - Excellent point.  LynzM   Dec-11-07 10:32 AM   #1 
  - Everyone is a consumer, thats true Democracy.  Angela Shelley   Dec-11-07 11:22 AM   #2 
     - True.  LynzM   Dec-11-07 11:51 AM   #3 
        - I agree with you  Angela Shelley   Dec-11-07 11:58 AM   #4 
  - Consumer power means very little  ThomCat   Dec-11-07 12:04 PM   #5 
  - If you truly think that consumer power is an illusion,  Angela Shelley   Dec-11-07 12:18 PM   #6 
  - I've changed banks.  ThomCat   Dec-11-07 12:22 PM   #7 
     - I used to bank with Citibank  Angela Shelley   Dec-11-07 12:28 PM   #8 
  - We can all exercise consumer power in some domains.  Gormy Cuss   Dec-11-07 03:30 PM   #15 
     - So lets flex our collective consumer muscles,  Angela Shelley   Dec-12-07 01:05 PM   #18 
  - A good example of "Your Consumer Power" at this thread  Angela Shelley   Dec-11-07 12:46 PM   #9 
  - I agree with you.  scorpiogirl   Dec-11-07 01:13 PM   #10 
  - Thanks scorpiogirl,  Angela Shelley   Dec-11-07 01:22 PM   #11 
  - The problem is not "capitalism",  Angela Shelley   Dec-11-07 01:49 PM   #12 
  - The real problem with today  whosinpower   Dec-11-07 02:04 PM   #13 
  - I understand, but in the meantime,  Angela Shelley   Dec-11-07 02:47 PM   #14 
  - Consumer power is only effective en masse.  porphyrian   Dec-11-07 03:42 PM   #16 
     - Do you have an example of a consumer product  Angela Shelley   Dec-12-07 01:03 PM   #17 

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