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Old 06-07-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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I probably only end up at a mall once a year when I'm back in my hometown. I really don't like them though, just seems to boring. When I was younger we'd go on vacation to a big city 1,500 miles away and I'd be so excited to go to a shopping mall. Then you walk in and it's basically the same crap we had in our regional mall back in Iowa. The same stores you got bored with years ago arranged in a different order.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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So where do you guys shop? I'm just curious.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:34 AM
 
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If you live in bigger metropolitan areas, most of the malls have been taken over by "urban youth" who block the entrances to stores, hang out in the food court, play loud music in the parking lot, talk really loud and don't purchase a thing. This has also contributed to shop-lifting. Not a good experience.

Oh, and mall items are too expensive. Why would any man over the age of 25 shop at any of the casual clothing stores inside the mall? They're all devoted to teenagers, by and large. For other stores, you can pretty much find the same things out of the mall, and cheaper, without having to walk across a large parking lot and through the mall to get to the store.

Indoor shopping malls times have about come and gone. They were at their apex in the 70s and 80s. They started to loose some of their popularity in the late 90s. Now many malls have closed and many are sputtering to stay in business. "Urban Youths" have scared away a lot of the clientele, while malls have not diversified their clothing stores to cater to different age groups. It's also expensive at that. At the same time, the quality of products at discount retailers has significantly improved over the past twenty years to the point that very few can tell that you purchased clothing or any other product from a discount retailer. There isn't the stigma today that there was twenty years ago; the quality isn't bad. So yeah, I can see malls gradually dwindling in number.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:28 PM
 
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If you live in bigger metropolitan areas, most of the malls have been taken over by "urban youth" who block the entrances to stores, hang out in the food court, play loud music in the parking lot, talk really loud and don't purchase a thing. This has also contributed to shop-lifting. Not a good experience.

Oh, and mall items are too expensive. Why would any man over the age of 25 shop at any of the casual clothing stores inside the mall? They're all devoted to teenagers, by and large. For other stores, you can pretty much find the same things out of the mall, and cheaper, without having to walk across a large parking lot and through the mall to get to the store.

Indoor shopping malls times have about come and gone. They were at their apex in the 70s and 80s. They started to loose some of their popularity in the late 90s. Now many malls have closed and many are sputtering to stay in business. "Urban Youths" have scared away a lot of the clientele, while malls have not diversified their clothing stores to cater to different age groups. It's also expensive at that. At the same time, the quality of products at discount retailers has significantly improved over the past twenty years to the point that very few can tell that you purchased clothing or any other product from a discount retailer. There isn't the stigma today that there was twenty years ago; the quality isn't bad. So yeah, I can see malls gradually dwindling in number.
Where do you shop?
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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Where do you shop?
I shop in these buildings that are called stores. Many have their own building. You MIGHT have heard of them.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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I shop in these buildings that are called stores. Many have their own building. You MIGHT have heard of them.
I mean what stores. Since stores that have a mall presence are bad I am wondering which ones are acceptable.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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They don't have any stores in them that sell anything that I can ever imagine buying.

The Best Buy store here is in a mall, and when my computer crashed and I needed to buy a new one in a hurry, I think that was the only time I was ever in the local mall, in the four years I've been here.

I would certainly never go to a mall to buy socks or T-shirts, or laundry detergent, or envelopes, or camp stove fuel, or printer ink cartidges, and you'd never find a supermarket or an auto parts store in a mall.

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Old 06-11-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I just hate the parking.
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