Posted on Jul 9, 2015
TSgt Cyber Systems Operations
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MAJ Command Operational Psychologist
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I'm not a logistician, but I would love to have someone explain why the DOD should ever pay more than the market rate for commercially available items. By my understanding of basic economics, we should have the purchasing/negotiating power to get significantly below MSRP on many purchases. I suppose it's possible that there could be an unseen after - purchase refund to the gov't, like cash back on a typical consumer CC, but if so, it would be odd to keep that secret from the users who may be questioning the efficacy of the program.
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LTC(P) Secretary Of The General Staff
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In short...YES! Seriously though...it makes no sense that when I look through a GSA catalogue and see staples for $5 a box when I know they can be bought on the economy for $1 a box. I'm pretty sure GSA is a good example of SOMEONE getting rich off the government.
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Right on Sir. Perhaps if we were all able to buy the $1 box of staples, 40,000 military members could keep their BAH.
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