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On 08/15/2012 03:14 PM, Scott Plante wrote:
> We order enough computer and other stuff that I got the company to pay 
> for Amazon Prime, which gives me free 2-day shipping. I found I'd 
> usually procrastinate at least 2 days going to a brick-and-mortar 
> store unless it's an emergency anyway--even one on the way to or from 
> work :-) The nice thing is I still get the free shipping on my 
> personal Amazon orders too because it's tied to the account, not the 
> business.
>
> We do sometimes buy from local stores like GIM Computers even when 
> it's not strictly necessary, though. It'd be a shame for the handy, 
> reasonably well stocked and reasonably priced store to go out of 
> business because sometimes you really need to go and get that drive or 
> memory right now!
>
> Scott
The real problem for brick & mortar is similar to what Wal-mart did to 
many small town retailers. They must adapt or die, do they provide me 
with a good reason to visit them and to buy from them? If not then they 
will fade away. Also, fewer brick & mortars will be needed to cover the 
same geographical area so it is very critical to adapt.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From: *"Jay Lozier" <jslozier at gmail.com>
> *To: *ale at ale.org
> *Sent: *Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:09:02 PM
> *Subject: *Re: [ale] Google Nexus Table 16 GB
>
> On 08/15/2012 12:44 PM, Brian Stanaland wrote:
>
>     Certain kinds of retail will be fine. Specialty (aimed at
>     teenagers who can't stand having 20 bucks in their pocket)
>     clothing lines at the mall. Some Mom and Pop shops if they're in
>     the right place. Regardless, it doesn't pay to be an electonics
>     retailer right now. Amazon (anything under the sun) and Walmart
>     (sometimes questionable quality but take it home now) take the
>     bulk of those. If you can make yourself stand out with service
>     you'll be ok. Not many stores care to even try though. I think
>     Fry's does well because you can't get capacitors and such from
>     Radio Shack anymore.
>
>     --Brian
>
>
> Retail is changing. Online retailers are very similar to catalog sales 
> of yesterday. You can see a picture, read a description, etc. but can 
> not handle/try on. This works extremely well for a many types of 
> products but not all or if you need specific information. One major 
> difference is that store inventory is immediate pickup while online 
> requires at least 1 day delivery which can get pricey. The other major 
> difference is that online operations can have more types of items in 
> inventory than a store could ever have.
>
>
>
>     On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:48 AM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com
>     <mailto:jim.kinney at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         retail is dying a slow death. With the advent of Amazon same day
>         delivery, more big-box retail will be pick up places for online
>         orders. Walmart.com has stuff at better discounts than same
>         item in
>         store. But you can get it delivered to the store for free.
>         It's not
>         assembled from store inventory and put aside for you like
>         Microcenter
>         in-store pickup.
>
>         Pity the kids in school who think they can work at the mall
>         and earn
>         enough to move out of parents house.
>
>         On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:42 AM, Jay Lozier
>         <jslozier at gmail.com <mailto:jslozier at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         > On 08/15/2012 10:11 AM, david w. millians wrote:
>         >> On 8/14/2012 4:19 PM, Michael Campbell wrote:
>         >>> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Lightner, Jeff
>         <JLightner at water.com <mailto:JLightner at water.com>> wrote:
>         >>>> Why is it every time you go to a store these days they
>         tell you "we can
>         >>>> order that for you" rather than keeping things in stock?
>         >>> Because inventory is a liability.
>         >> Apparently, they haven't realized the loss of customers is
>         also a liability.
>         > +1 - loss of customers liability >> inventory liability
>         >>
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