How can brick and mortar stores possibly compete with amazon.com? They can't!

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  1. Dave514

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    Ordering crap through the mail is not new.

    Brick and mortar stores can compete. They always have.

    Amazon is better at it than old version of ordering crap through the mail so they have gained a bigger market share than past vendors.

    Plenty of people want to touch things, try them on, have a brick and mortar store to return them to, browse, impulse buy, etc...
     
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  2. IamtheNRA

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    Yeah, for some things, you need to be able to physically touch and handle them before making a buying decision.
     

  3. treg

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    They are the looters.

    Most everything I've priced can be found cheaper elsewhere.

    On line purchases have mostly been from places other than AMAZON.
    If it can be purchased at a store between home and work, I'll stop and buy it.
    B&M stores are a lot less of a PITA, plus there's no electronic money and the exposure involved when you pay cash.
     
  4. Dave514

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    Like buying shoes. I cannot fathom how I wear 3 different sizes in shoes.
     
  5. as400guy1

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    Gotta watch out for the staples.
     
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  6. rock_castle

    rock_castle With Liberty and Justice for all.

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    Amazon gets the consumer better than most.
     
  7. Kentucky fan

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    If amazon sold guns and promised two day shipping with prices lower than anyone else would you go to a gun shop? That is why they are killing every competitor.
     
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    My number just keeps growing.
     
  9. thewitt

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    I do... I ordered online from Home Depot 10 days ago, said I would receive my order on the 7th. Still not here, no shipping update, still shows I should have it on August 7th...
     
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  10. treg

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    'Cept prices aren't lower and the 2 day shipping is a joke.
     
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  11. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Sometimes the price is better, two day shipping? Yeah that **** never pans out unless it's a super common item.
     
  12. ddbtoth

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    Sounds like Sears a century ago -- look what happened to them-
     
  13. naughtymoose

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    Just to make you laugh. Working in the transportation industry....most people have no appreciation for what a pain in the arse light bulbs are to transport. When you see on the shelf in Walmart, lowes etc.

    Consider Salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Many of them do not survive the trip home. Only the strong survive.

    Not a fan of amazon.
     
  14. Longbow

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    I'll be happy with just ammo.
     
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  15. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    I prefer to shop local, but the prices of things I can get on line are far less expensive. As an example, I take Horse Chestnut seed for blood clots. The local store sells a bottle of 100 for $15.99. Amazon sells the identical pills, 2 bottles of $13.99. I stocked up on a boat load of canned goods in the beginning of February. Campbell's soup was $1.50 a can cheaper than the local supermarkets. Hell, everything I ordered back than was between .50 and $2 less expensive than the local supermarkets, and that included Walmart.

    I was even able to get 5 boxes of .45-70 rounds for $31 online, and my LGS is selling the exact same ammunition for $65.
     
  16. R.B. Riddick

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    Ditto. I was at Lowes buying bolts and looking for compression springs for a gun project, and they did not have ANY compression springs. Not a single one in the entire mega store. I did a quick scan on the Amazon website and they had several options in different sizes. Had a similiar problem with a few parts for my toilets. If it is an item I do not need ASAP, I will buy online because I can usually find what I want.
     
  17. Longbow

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    I've read, Amazon are taking over malls now too, to use as warehouses.
    Just another option for BLM/Antifa to loot, maybe?
     
  18. Deltic

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    Maybe so but Amazon locker is a handy delivery option.
     
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    I could order something for pick up at Lowe’s...it would be just as easy as going to the nearest amazon locker.