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Old 02-26-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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Salespeople have gotten pretty aggressive in these times when spending has hit a lull but nothing beats getting out the house and the experience of actually "feeling" the item with your own hands before you purchase it.

Talking to a few human beings while you're there certainly beats simply pressing "buy now" on your computer screen and getting an email confirmation.
Talking to humans while you're out shopping ain't all that much fun if the humans are in your face like used car salesmen trying to sell you stuff you don't want and credit cards you don't need.

Pressing "buy now" just seems like a lot less hassle sometimes.
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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At the governor association meetings economist told then that they expect teh svings rate to get backup tpowards 10% as in the 80;'s and of course that couped with the less credit available will natural mean people will be buying less.this was in response to questions about sales tax revenues in the future.That plus tax increases and federal budget cuts coming to paydown the debt will meanthat the sate will have even a tougher time providing services.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I always want to see something before I buy it. If I get something online and it is broken or messed up, I can complain but then I will have no evidence that I wasn't the one who damaged it or whatever. Even if its clothes I do want to pick it off the shelf myself. Besides Walmart makes shopping easy cause I just go there and buy EVERYTHING, including groceries so I only go shopping twice a month.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: southern california
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i think consumerism is dying. certainly internet is playing a role.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:30 AM
 
Location: :~)
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Default No!

If the shopping culture has died then someone needs to call my wife because she has not heard the news!
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:40 AM
 
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If the shopping culture has died then someone needs to call my wife because she has not heard the news!
Uh yeah..about that...the doctor called. Apparently the shopping culture 's sole life support is your wife. Without her, it would of been a goner by now. At least that's what the fake doctor said.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Is shopping culture dying in the U.S.? By shopping culture, I mean physically leaving your house to buy things in a brick and mortar store.

Personally, I know some people who don't shop at actual stores anymore (except for groceries). They get everything from online 'stores'.

I think it already sucks that big box stores are all that are left to choose from in so many places in the U.S... let alone the fact that online stores are taking over from big box.

I think it's fun to browse around a store and physically see inventory. It's good to get out of the home once in a while.. Besides, not all prices online are cheaper than in-store prices.
Yeah, it certainly is changing. I think people will still want to shop for things physically though. I personally do 90% on line. I buy books, groceries, meds, and everything else online. I love Amazon for their free shipping. Not everything is cheaper but a lot is. Still it is fun to see and touch new things and I don't always see new stuff online.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:20 AM
 
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Americans buy too much anyway.
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