Fry’s Electronics - buh-bye

pronstar

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Great, now where am I supposed to go for great pricing combined with shitty service?

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The internet and Amazon has changed retail. A continuation of what walmart started.

It sucks for anyone over 25 or 30 used to going to a store and consulting with knowledge people. My adult kids get shit delivered multiple times a day from multiple places. They dont actually go shopping anymore.
 

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Another score for the online industries like Amazon. Bezos couldn't ask for a better business opportunity than a pandemic.

During the plandemic, global billionaires of this world saw their wealth grow from a combined $8 trillion, to $14 trillion.

It’s supposedly the largest transfer…I mean growth… of wealth the world has ever seen.


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Yes, and living in the country, 30 miles from town, it is tempting to order things online and have them dropped at my gate. For items I use regularly and purchase often, I've actually ordered things from Amazon and Sam's.
Still, there are certain items for which this does not work.
I want to try on a garment before I buy it (unless it's an item that is pretty standard - like Wrangler Cargo Pants in my usual size, or a replacement set of sunglasses like the ones I just lost, etc).

I still try to shop local, and will even pay a bit more if I'm dealing with friendly, helpful people.

Right now in looking for a power recliner to fit my 6'6", 280# arse. I won't order it online because I insist on sitting in it first to try it on for size. I'll most likely buy it locally and pay the delivery/setup fee - if they aren't trying to bend-me-over with the mark-up! It isn't worth the risk of throwing my back out again to unloaded and wrestle it through the door!
 

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