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Old 11-25-2011, 10:55 PM
 
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I went to the book store, there was no line... I think that says a lot about our society today.
Not necessarily. Amazon, Powell's, Kindles, and Nooks have put a huge dent in brick-and-mortar bookstores. That's why Border's had to close.

Although it is a shame. Bookstores are great places. I love the indy ones the best.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:48 AM
 
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I somewhat agree. But NO line at all..is indicative of the uneducated and disinterested society we live in. I agree with that as well.
Oh pleae the success of the kindle destroyed book stores as netflix destroyed video stores. And to say society is uneducated is ridiculous. We are an overwducated society....overeducated in useless majors that lead to no careers. T
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Went to Smithhaven last night and the mall was very crowded but people weren't carrying any bags. I guess just a lot of browsing going on. On a positive note, no line at all for pictures with Santa. In and out in minutes.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Even when Borders had their closing sales with books at 70% off, the lines ere never out of the door or anything.
Yet the one in my area was a constant mob scene during the closing sales.

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But I can't front, I use a Nook, and only went to the store because the 2 books I wanted were not popular, therefore they weren't available in ebook format.
And if they had been in ebook format, you wouldn't have ventured into the book store -- like many of those who weren't on line.

Borders, Barnes and Noble and other media megaliths have brought in music, videos, Teddy bears, froufy coffee bars, etc., to create the Home Depot of book stores. They've laid to waste many of the independents because the masses find the model appealing as opposed to the local bookstore with it's small scale. Borders bad business model and lackluster promotion of it's ebook reader sealed it's fate -- but not before eliminating small, locally- owned stores.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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Spent Thanksgiving in Manhattan. It seemed, the line for Best Buy there started forming immediately after the Macy's parade... We walked outside and those people seemed very professional about it - with chairs, blankets, camping gear, professional equipment, poker tables, small kids, Thanksgiving dinner outside... - crazy...
Black Friday is not my thing.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Spent Thanksgiving in Manhattan. It seemed, the line for Best Buy there started forming immediately after the Macy's parade... We walked outside and those people seemed very professional about it - with chairs, blankets, camping gear, professional equipment, poker tables, small kids, Thanksgiving dinner outside... - crazy...
Black Friday is not my thing.
There is no way I would ever camp out for shopping.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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There is no way I would ever camp out for shopping.
reminds me of back in the day when people used to camp outside ticket master locations just to get concert tickets.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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reminds me of back in the day when people used to camp outside ticket master locations just to get concert tickets.
That's what I was thinking. It was much easier to date scalpers than have to wait on a line.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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reminds me of back in the day when people used to camp outside ticket master locations just to get concert tickets.
First you had to get your bracelet a couple days before the tix went on sale. Waited in line a couple hours, still didn't camp out overnight.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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Oh pleae the success of the kindle destroyed book stores as netflix destroyed video stores. And to say society is uneducated is ridiculous. We are an overwducated society....overeducated in useless majors that lead to no careers. T

You consistently prove my point(s) on a daily basis.
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