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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Business Tuesday

It's yet another example of why "brick and mortar" retailing is failing.

I was in a big box book store the other day, my first visit to this particular location in a few months.  It was nice to see it busy, and it was especially nice to see a lot of young people in the store.  We are a better society if more people read.

Anyway, I saw a book that intrigued me and leafed through it.  $35 marked down to $29.  I nearly bought it, but I still have a few other books I want to read first.  Curiosity got the better of me, and I went on line to check it out.  $17.  I hit the "buy now" button and it came in the mail the next day.  The "E" version was even cheaper, and that's instantaneous.

It's nice to pick up something before you buy it, but the advantage is negated if you can find it somewhere else a whole lot cheaper.