Re-reading my response, I see that it became a RANT.
I do a lot of internet shopping. I don't know how this impacts on the ruin-ers of 'mom & pops' and the chains. But when I want to purchase something and it is not available at the few applicable stores, I don't run all over looking for it, I'll sit in my easy chair and let UPS or USPS bring it. Yes, I know, S&H, but I'm getting to the point where I'm beginning to accept that as opposed to $$ for gas prices. When I shop now and go a distance, it is like an exploration/expedition just to see what new products in any line is available, then I can price and compare online. I don't need to accept anybody's price but mine.
We even used Priceline for staying at a hotel in November we could never had afforded. Yes, online shopping for us is the way to go. I don't live in a large metropolitan area, or I would order groceries online. When I lived in San Francisco, there was a grocery store that would deliver for $5; just a telephone call away. I know one could hire 'shoppers' but then I wouldn't want to put up with them at any price. Even free!
Convenience in shopping to me is the order of the day. I'm sick of going in chain stores and finding a lot of inferior crap. They're doing it now in the linens/kitchen stores. Follow-the-leader. Can you imagine taking an apron back because the ring-fastener is so freaking inferior that you cut your finger on it. When you return it, you find that all of them are the same.
What is this world coming to? Tee Hee. Dee Dee
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