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  Buy Where You Shop
Subject:   Shop bricks 'n mortar, buy online from same chain
Date:   2003-11-25 06:41:37
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Shop bricks 'n mortar, buy online from same chain

It's not a good compromise at all.
Though you do indeed support their business, the store itself will end up in the red and in the end be closed or scaled back to sell other things only.

Or do you make a note in the comments field on your online order that you noticed the book in their real store in XXXXX and liked it so much (and then hope someone actually takes note of that)?
The net effect is still that physical stores are loosing business due to web orders, a loss that will translate into reduced floorspace and manpower and in the end closure of those physical stores.