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Wal-Mart to peddle PC components

May 05, 20061 min
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Where’s the last place you’d want to buy computer components? That’s right, at Wal-Mart, where they’ll be right next to where you buy your tube socks.

Reuters reports that more than one-third of Wal-Mart stores will start selling CPUs, monitors, mice and whatnot this month as the mega-chain “looks for ways to tempt shoppers to buy more than just low-margin food.” Something about the phrase “low-margin food” is funny.

Anyway, analysts say the likes of Dell, etc. need not be threatened by the deep-discount chain as the latter offers a greater selection of components. And if Dell is concerned, it could give Wal-Mart a taste of its own medicine and start selling beef jerky and underwear.

Via Reuters