Written by Clayton J. Macy
Sam's Club A Cathedral of Consumption
Sam's Club, is most certainly, a cathedral of consumption. Sam's Club has contributed to individuals consuming far more than they need to consume. It has become a place of hyper-consumption and their great size is enchanting to many shoppers. Thus going to Sam's Club has become a "family outing" for some people. Above all, Sam's Club is an evolution on a scale that is easy to examine. First, people purchase needed items at a town fair, then the mom and pop grocery store, and finally they venture to the local super market. But unlike the others, Sam's Club is Brontosaurus and T-Rex combined, consuming all in its path.
Sam's Club stacks it high and sells it cheap! Well some people consider it to be cheap. I find the prices to be comparable to what you might find on sale in your own supermarket. But truly, Americans are obsessed with consumption. They love to shop and find every occasion to do so. They are also obsessed with saving money. Many people purchase items simply because they are on sale. They may not know if they will ever need the item, all they know is that it is cheap so they better buy it before someone else does.
According to Sam's Club, "Sam's Club is the nation's largest members-only warehouse club with more than 46 million members." That's 46 million people that don't find your normal 12oz. can of beans to be satisfying. Sam's Club also states that, "SAM'S CLUB has expanded into a nationwide chain of more than 500 clubs across the country." So now there are 500 locations in which you can stand tall and glorified at the sight of 5,000 gallons of pickles.
When is comes down to it, Sam's Club is just a wolf in sheep's clothing. It doesn't earn its money, it steals it from smaller businesses. Choking them to death with a wider variety and selection of goods at a lower price. Sam's Club mathematicians...