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时间: 2019年12月12日 19:55

That鈥檚 how Scott later painted the scene for listeners on NPR鈥檚 This American Life. 鈥淲e stop thecar and start running after three鈥攁 buck and two does. They run very quickly, but for shortdistances, and then stop and stare at us till we catch up. Then they take off again. Sometimes theyrun a quarter of a mile, sometimes a half mile.鈥? "Me and Sam used to have a big time picking items. We'd go buy a Dallas newspaper and a Little Rocknewspaper and a Fort Smith newspaper, and he'd say, 'Well now, Phil, let's make us up some kind of anad for this weekend.' So we'd look around the store and find a big display of socks or a big display ofpanties, or a wastebasket, or a broom, or a big old stack of motor oil. We'd pick out, say, twenty items,and then we'd sit down on the floor with a pair of scissors and go through those newspapers until wefound some store that had run oil, and we'd just cut out the oil can and paste it on there and write'Pennzoil 30W' and stick our price on it. And we'd do the same thing for the socks and the panties andthe wastebasket just make up our own ad out of everybody else's ads in those newspapers. But itworked! Because we made real hot prices. He'd say there was no use running an ad everybody else wasrunning for the same price, or why would they come in Sam was a dime store man so at first he wantedto make a certain percentage of profit on everything. But he came around to the idea that a real hot itemwould really bring them in the store so we finally started running things like toothpaste for sixteen cents atube. Then we'd have to worry about getting enough of it in stock."A little later on, Phil ran what became one of the most famous item promotions in our history. We senthim down to open store number 52 in Hot Springs, Arkansasthe first store we ever opened in a townthat already had a Kmart. Phil got there and decided Kmart had been getting away with some pretty highprices in the absence of any discounting competition. So he worked up a detergent promotion that turnedinto the world's largest display ever of Tide, or maybe Cheersome detergent. He worked out a deal toget about $1.00 off a case if he would buy some absolutely ridiculous amount of detergent, somethinglike 3,500 cases of the giant-sized box. Then he ran it as an ad promotion for, say, $1.99 a box, off fromthe usual $3.97. Well, when all of us in the Bentonville office saw how much he'd bought, we reallythought old Phil had completely gone over the dam. This was an unbelievable amount of soap. It made upa pyramid of detergent boxes that ran twelve to eighteen cases highall the way to the ceiling, and it was75 or 100 feet long, which took up the whole aisle across the back of the store, and then it was about 12feet wide so you could hardly get past it. I think a lot of companies would have fired Phil for that one, butwe always felt we had to try some of this crazy stuff. � We'll bring all of them in to Bentonville to talk to the buyers about what's working for them, and what'snot. Then they meet with the vendors and explain what kinds of complaints we're getting about theirproducts, or what's working well. Together, all these folks formulate their plan for the coming season,and then the department heads go back to their districts and share what they've learned with theircounterparts in neighboring stores. Maggie had not taken her daily walks to the Rectory for many weeks, before the dreadful possibility of her some time or other becoming the Rector鈥檚 wife had been talked of so often in confidence, that ladies were beginning to discuss how they should behave to her in that position. For Dr. Kenn, it had been understood, had sat in the schoolroom half an hour one morning, when Miss Tulliver was giving her lessons 鈥?nay, he had sat there every morning; he had once walked home with her 鈥?he almost always walked home with her 鈥?and if not, he went to see her in the evening. What an artful creature she was! What a mother for those children! It was enough to make poor Mrs. Kenn turn in her grave, that they should be put under the care of this girl only a few weeks after her death. Would he be so lost to propriety as to marry her before the year was out? The masculine mind was sarcastic, and thought not. � 日韩成人网 � � � � �