stratcat96 wrote:So keep the Roku a niche product that only an enlightened few know about, then wonder why heavy-hitters like Vudu and who knows what else may come stear clear because there isn't enough viewership to bother.... Anyone who deals or has dealt with the public knows that in general people are "dumb". It doesn't matter if they are Walmart shoppers or Rodeo Drive snobs. The biggest difference btw selling Roku at Walmart versus Saks Fifth Avenue is the number of boxes you will sell, not how "tech savvy" the clientele will be.
Agreed.. I really don't think that the type of Walmart customer that has so many problems setting up their Roku that they return it, is even going to think to go to Roku.com and review the product. That's just me.
Walmart has ALL types- yes, half of the types are low-income/"cheapskate" types, but the other half are fairly everyday middle class people.
I HATE shopping at Walmart, but sometimes I just need something and Walmart is the nearest store. So there, I go there, and I suffer through screaming & running kids, people that don't speak English, and other annoyances.. But obviously EVERYONE who shops at Walmart isn't going to buy a Roku box, just because it's there. They're going to actually have a want for it first.
So much judging going on in this thread that it kills me.