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Re: Amazombie vs. Mom & Pop

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.
> [snip]
>... 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 <rmiller@peterboro.net>

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