AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal pledges to take on the e-commerce

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    Seems Kejriwal is busy wooing trader community, few days ago he had mentioned in a speech that he belonged to the same caste as well.

    Since he clarifies at the end that he is not against e-commerce looks like AAP will like to have controls on e-commerce wallas for pricing. Happy license raj if AAP come to power !

    Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal pledges to take on the e-commerce players

     
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    I guess someone on this forum called programs of AAP as world class. :confused:
     
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    What is it he smoking?

    If anything, starting & running business online is affordable and gives power to even smallest companies to open shop to cater world.


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    Kejri babu called e-commerce an online scam, Jack Ma will be jumping from empire state building shortly :pound:

    Everything that do not suit Kejri babu is a scam! Majority of the posters of AAP in Delhi is promising 50% cut in electricity tariff.

    I guess Delhi government do not have any power to frame rules for e-commerce. It comes under central government. So janta ko Chu*** banaya ja raha hai?
     
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    So according to yugpurush selling item for cheap price is scam? In fact e-commerce is the best way of shopping. It saves time and money.
     
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    @Bangalorean Excellent move by Kejriwal; full on Bania Appeasement :D

    No Vat raids, less Vat, Delhi to be made a retail hub, and no anti-predatorial policies !
    @nrj

    Afaik he isn't against ecommerce, he wants to keep a check on predatorial pricing and monopolistic practices.

    Delhi being a trader/retail hub has been adversely affected by the cash rich VC funded ones Ecommerce sites. If their policies are in consumer interest and not intended as a predatorial/restrict/monopolistic tactic than they ought to continue.

    Even in the fiefdom of Capitalism - Predatorial pricing is frowned upon.

    Eg: Predatory or Below-Cost Pricing | Federal Trade Commission
     
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    He cannot call online businesses 'scam' just because tax structure is absent. I am happy that conventional lazy traders are getting good competition from internet savvy kids from Banglore/Mumbai/Pune. This only leads to more price advantage to consumers & bringing transparency in system to some extent. Online retailers won't be able to sustain predatory pricing when made to pay fair tax. Anyways their current business model in India is questionable which leaves absolutely poor margins.

    Which gets me wondering why bania party in power so lazy to bring e-com under sophisticated tax rules?

    Loyalists who are unhappy over the same will maybe jump to AAP.
     
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    Err Tax structure has nothing to do with it, although, there are a few loopholes being exploited.

    Predatory pricing ie: selling goods/services at a discounted price to destroy competition, in hopes of gaining monopoly and making a killing in the future needs to be investigated.

    I have given a FTC (US) link in my earlier post on predatory pricing.

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    True. What I meant is that these businesses won't be able to sell goods at those cheap rates when expenses will increase due to taxes. Almost all of them are running in major losses anyways.
     
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    Why should ecommerce be taxed any more than brick and mortar ? that's regressive.

    These guys are fighting for revenues, future monopolies and valuations, and yes they all are running into severe losses. All tell tale signs of predatory pricing.
     
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    saar major e-com players are escaping existing tax net by disguising their biz model. Only recently K'tka govt made clear that these e-retailers should start paying VAT. I am not demanding more tax but revision in existing laws to make sure that no one escapes, this will put unprecedented stress on their kitty. And even VCs will realize that not every website/app deserves bottomless pocket, therefore below-market cheap prices will start disappearing.

    That lady in modi govt handing commerce spoke about it but we do not see major action. This is good cue for AAP. And it might even work because dilli businesses are not so tech dependent like in B'lore.
     
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    Bhagwan Kejriwal said eCommerce bad, from now on AAPies are going to boycott online shopping! :D

    Man some of the AAPies are weird and dumb!
     
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    Somebody is against e-commerce.
     
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    Aren't on-line donations e-commerce? Is AK49 against that too? :confused:
     
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    I did a bit of digging and found these 2 links which explain taxation loopholes being exploited.

    Flipkart, Snapdeal discounts: As online-offline dispute intensifies, govt to referee - Financial Express
    How Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal fund discounts - Livemint

    Kejriwal is onto something here, sala taxman jo thehra :laugh:
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    This time around AAP not letting their critics set the agenda, a lesson learnt from Modi.

    AAP has gone all out in trying to woo the Delhi biz-community. When BJP comes asking for votes, they will have to match most of AAP's promises.

    Biz community is in a win-win situation.
     
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    Predatory pricing by online retailers isn't going to enable them to gain a monopoly, ever. Do you agree with this?

    For every Flipkart, there is a Snapdeal and an Amazon. For every Myntra, there is a Jabong. There is Junglee, eBay, Indiaplaza, Inkfruit, Lenskart, Naaptol, BigBasket, Yebhi... and dozens more are sprouting up in various domains, various verticals, various specialties.

    Who will gain a "monopoly" here?

    Another important point is, brick-and-mortar retailers will never go away from the scene in India. On the contrary, they will continue to thrive. Neither will the Kirana stores go anywhere. There is enough space for everyone. This holds good even if you bring in FDI in retail.

    We have space for Wal-Mart, Target, Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Metro, More, Big Bazaar, Reliance Fresh, Shoppers' stop, and a million kirana stores.

    If anything, increase in online shopping will provide better services to the consumer overall. Brick-and-mortar retailers will be forced to improvise, invest in technology and marketing, become more agile, take care of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and SCM (Supply Chain Management) & Procurement, etc.

    Things will only improve. All the talk about "monopoly" and "dying small retailers" is hogwash. Nothing of the sort is going to happen. I am literally betting my life on it.
     
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    What nonsense

    So these aaptards want to stop etailing to protect the retailers. So who will protect the consumers morons? So what if the etailing is cutting prices and giving the discounts? It would benefit the consumers more and that is what these morons want to stop.

    This move is out and out anti consumerist and anti national. Hope that average Indians dont buy this crap from AAPtards about how wonderful this shit is!

    And these AAPtards have the balls to call themselves pro-business and capitalist:rolleyes:
     

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