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Old 09-10-2007, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Chain stores have their pro's, and con's.

- Virtually everywhere (I don't know if this is a pro or a con)

Pros
- Easier to know return policies, instead of having to ask to every different store you go to.
- If you buy something, you can usually return it to any of the stores.
- You know the quality of the stores.

Cons
- Less of a need to travel.
- They sell the exact same things (most of the time).
- Gives cities less identity.

Do you like chain stores? Why or why not?
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Not really. I prefer locally owned stores. I really hate Walmarts. Targets is ok when I'm desperate.

I do think some chain stores are cleaner and carry more, but nothing beats the mom and pop stores and people who know you by name.
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:29 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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As long as they have what I'm looking for, I like any type of store, chain or not.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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What are Chain Stores? Define them. Are department stores included?
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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Not overly keen on a lot of the larger chain stores like Wal Mart. I think it's sad how many smaller stores struggle or go under because of these "empires"
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I abhor them for what they've done to traditional American Main Streets, which are now extinct here in PA so everyone can hop in the Range Rover, leave the cul-de-sac, and head to the Wal-Mart that sells the same exact items that are sold in the one five miles away.
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