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Old 03-16-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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Indie bookstore in Phoenix needs customer help to stay afloat - Phoenix Business Journal

An independent bookstore in Phoenix trying to survive.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Those strip mall locations are very hard for many independent businesses to flourish in, unless they are well established over the years, and have a lot of word of mouth. I can see where an area like downtown Tempe would generate more foot traffic. Free standing locations are usually best.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:21 PM
 
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it's called Darwinism, and why we don't still have buggy whip manufacturers in the DOW 30.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Eastlake Park, PHX
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I like to read, and I actually still prefer actual real books over ipad/nook/kindle/whatever, and I like to support local business as well, however I'm not driving all the way up to 32nd St & Bell for any reason unless it's absolutely necessary.

If this same situation were to happen in downtown Phoenix, I would actually go buy a couple books from the lady.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,az
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it's called Darwinism, and why we don't still have buggy whip manufacturers in the DOW 30.
I giggled. The reality is her business plan failed. It says it all right here. The fallacy that someone else is the problem.

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Tighe makes no bones about the impact of competition from Amazon.com and the surging popularity and sales of electronic books on her business.
This is why I don't understand why I don't run my own business...

Does she not know how many used book stores there are in the valley? Too many too count and how is she trying to compete in the marketplace? How is she trying to show everyone "hey im a used book store at this address" She isn't. She would rather complain to Phoenix business Journal.

You know what my favorite used bookstores have done to be competitive? Online! Can't beat them, join them right? There are so many good deals at used book stores on all kinds of books. Old textbooks to romance novels. I don't like electronic format because of the ridiculous licensing issues that everyone seems to be deerrr ok with. And required battery. The only time I've shopped amazon, barnes and noble, etc. was if the used bookstores didn't have it. Hell if you don't want to manage a website, ebay your books. Do something! Don't expect warm bodies to migrate into a store in hopes of a sale.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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http://www.azcentral.com/community/n...html#protected

Glad to see the community be able to help this woman's bookstore remain open for now.
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