NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I've made the argument every which way to Sunday: Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report should pull its products from slummy third-party retailers such as Wal-Mart (WMT) - Get Walmart Inc. Report.
There's no need to reiterate my points via narrative in the present article. Pictures often tell the story better than words. However, if you require background, simply start with ...
Visual proof to support my argument starts here and gets really damning after the click to Page Two ...
Here are the sorry displays at the Wal-Mart Store that anchors the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in the South LA district of Los Angeles:
But it gets worse. On the next page, check out what surrounds the Apple "displays" -- if we can even call them that -- in Wal-Mart's sad consumer electronics section.
That last image sits directly adjacent to the areas that house Apple's iPads and iPods. I couldn't find the iPhones. When I asked a Wal-Mart associate, he pointed over there, which led me to a glass case full of flip phones and the iPads and iPods. FWIW, the Wal-Mart employee was restocking the Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation Report Surface tablet space, which didn't look much better than Apple's digs.
--Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.
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