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Clearly this is a metaphor for something.
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Groups of people who want to boycott specific businesses, use the group model of purchasing (like Group On) to negotiate lower prices and bulk purchasing with a competing consumer item.
For Example, the evil labor-killing magnates Koch Brothers have the following products on the market:
Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft 'n Gentle toilet paper
Vanity fair napkins
Georgia-Pacific paper products and envelopes
All Georgia-Pacific lumber and building products
The Boycott and Defeat Koch Industries Facebook group has 14,000 people "boycotting" Koch Industry products.
Instead, use these group of people to negotiate with other brands (which I am too lazy to look up) of the above products for comparably low or better prices at the same quality.
||I may be missing something. Why are they negotiating for
lower prices, rather than offering to pay higher ones?
||//I may be missing something. Why are they negotiating for lower prices, rather than offering to pay higher ones?
||If this is not sarcasm...Group On has business model where companies offer significantly discounted rates to groups of people to buy a product. If enough agree, they get the good price. Here, the boycotters approach a competitor company and say "We are boycotting your competitor and we have X people. Would you be interested in giving us a group discount for your lovely product? It will: (1)help trounce your competitor, (2) we get a good deal for a comparable product.
||No, not sarcasm. It seemed suboptimal as a way of
#1, because it narrows the profit margin of Evil Koch's
||But I think I get it now: starting with a nucleus of
Koch partisans, this might then attract less- committed, or
merely bargain-hunting consumers away from Koch
||//attract less- committed, or merely bargain-hunting consumers
||Right. Even I want to boycott Koch Brothers, but it seems like it takes alot of what people have told me is called "self-discipline".
||Now, if you are giving me a better deal, well, that's another thing altogether.