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In Reply to: RE: Just to be clear posted by Inmate51 on June 14, 2017 at 09:41:23
Well 51 you do seem to have a grasp of it, many do not.
But the world is changing, and your new toys are going to be arriving via UPS or whatever. It is time to get used to it.
Brick and mortar are more for places where I buy steaks and can see each one of them before buying and pick the best ones of course. Or maybe restaurants, places like that. But really, I need a 75 foot CAT5 cable, I don't need to go to a store. I just need some guy to roll off that much footage and crip the connectors on. I do not need their packaging and marketing costs added in. I got prices from like seven bucks to forty. If one can do it for seven bucks, why is the other one forty ?
You know why and I know why and we all do not want to pay it.
Yeah, I tend to agree about buying food. Even though there are online ways to buy from local grocery stores and have it delivered, I want to choose my stuff (THIS zucchini, not that one!). Besides, I need to get out.
I've spent several vacations in Europe, primarily Switzerland, and saw how people bought their groceries. They'd go to the store virtually every day, rather than the typical American way of stocking up for the week and just picking up odds and ends during the week. 'Course, they (in Europe) do it that way because electricity is expensive and, for the most part, they don't have large refrigerators (also because many apartments and even homes are rather small-ish. I got into the habit from that experience and still go the grocery store almost every day. I cannot imagine ordering lettuce, zucchini, apples, bananas, steak, seafood, etc. online.
Other stuff, I can go either way. I'm fortunate to have an Altex Electronics 2 miles away, and a Fry's Electronics 10 miles. Besides, like I say, I need to get out. But it's probably been 10 years since I bought a book or DVD at a B&M store. One thing I DON'T do is to go see or audition an electronics component and then go buy it online from somewhere - that's skanky.
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