Originally Posted by kalniel
The models are very different. Steam is actually relying on prices being high most of the time, in order for high cut (60+%) sales to grab the consumer. Aldi keeps prices low across the board in general so the consumer feels they will get good value whenever they visit (and they have some smart thinking as well - most supermarkets in the UK pay almost nothing to the till attendants, Aldi, on the other hand, look for more highly skilled/experienced attendants and pay them better, but employ fewer of them and use them more efficiently).
Originally Posted by DArtagnan
Interestingly, Aldi has been blasted here in Denmark for doing the opposite. Of hiring the least skilled/experienced workers and paying them almost nothing, and treating them like shit.
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer
This suddenly reminds me of Aldi. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldi
At one point I began to wonder : They sell food at the lowest possible price - an still they became the richest men in Germany ?
Is Steam trying to become a form of Aldi, too ?