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Re: Amazombie vs. Mom & Pop
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Amazombie vs. Mom & Pop
- From: Richard Miller <rmiller@PETERBORO.NET>
- Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 19:01:45 -0400
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Michael Babcock wrote:
>... It's only my opinion, but I say go look a bookseller
>in the eye, make a considered purchase and keep Main Street alive. You are
>afterall hand-work people. Imagine if people decided overwhelmingly that
>wir-o-binding at Klunko's was the cheapest (most shrewd) way to bind their
>whatevers. You go out of business. Economic Darwinism.
>... People tend to be penny-wise
>but pound-foolish. The Job Printer, the Bookseller/binder, the Bijou, the
>Pharmacist, they're all about look ya in the eye, know ya by name
>culture. There is no culture in Klunko's, or Wullmart, or Amazombie.com.
To which I add: right on, Mike!
Shopping at "Amazombie.com" may be easier, and possibly cheaper, but in the
long run it's definitely not better.
Richard Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>