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« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2013, 03:07:25 PM »
Suffer from agoraphobia, anthropophobia or does you wife just not let you out of the house?

Amazon won't let you browse the book to decide whether you want it or not or discuss the author with you, or suggest other things you might like, because you are a regular customer so they know. The "look inside" feature is useless as it only shows a fraction of the content and the reviews from other people aren't always useful. I do use Amazon occasionally but only when I want a book which is long out of print.

Why would anyone buy anything at home when you can get out in the fresh air, meet friends, chat to strangers, hear local gossip and news, get specialist advice on what you're buying and support your local shopkeepers.

Its exactly because I want to spend time out and about with friends that I don't want to spend/waste time at local shops, hearing local gossip and getting second rate advice from traders who's only interest is to sell me what they have in stock at a higher price than I could buy  it for on line. Why is supporting local shopkeepers of more value than supporting the warehouse personnel who source my on line shopping.

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« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2013, 02:55:32 PM »

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« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2013, 02:35:21 PM »
The coop will be taken over shortly  by one of the big supermarkets .

Bring it on!  :)


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« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2013, 01:29:12 PM »
I could be wrong, but I bet the Coop, the toy shop, the book shop, Harrods, and all the other local businesses don't.
Because they are not big enough . The coop will be taken over shortly  by one of the big supermarkets .

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« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2013, 01:21:48 PM »
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So Amazon is the only one to do that ,

I could be wrong, but I bet the Co-op, the toy shop, the book shop, Harrods, and all the other local businesses don''t.

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« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2013, 01:09:09 PM »
Perhaps they prefer buying from a company which doesn't base its HQ in Luxembourg to avoid paying taxes.

http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/commentanalysis/corporatewatch/isittimetoboycottamazon.aspx

So Amazon is the only one to do that ,

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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2013, 12:03:19 AM »
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Why would anyone want to do that when they can order from Amazon at a fraction of the price and get it quicker than the bookshop can.

Why would anyone buy anything in a shop when you can sit at home and do it.

Perhaps they prefer buying from a company which doesn't base its HQ in Luxembourg to avoid paying taxes.

http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/commentanalysis/corporatewatch/isittimetoboycottamazon.aspx

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« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2013, 09:32:34 PM »
Why would anyone want to do that when they can order from Amazon at a fraction of the price and get it quicker than the bookshop can.

Why would anyone buy anything in a shop when you can sit at home and do it.


Suffer from agoraphobia, anthropophobia or does you wife just not let you out of the house?

Amazon won't let you browse the book to decide whether you want it or not or discuss the author with you, or suggest other things you might like, because you are a regular customer so they know. The "look inside" feature is useless as it only shows a fraction of the content and the reviews from other people aren't always useful. I do use Amazon occasionally but only when I want a book which is long out of print.

Why would anyone buy anything at home when you can get out in the fresh air, meet friends, chat to strangers, hear local gossip and news, get specialist advice on what you're buying and support your local shopkeepers.

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« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2013, 09:17:14 PM »
We have lived at our present address for about 25 years, and before that we lived just down the road.  For much of that time we had a very friendly relationship with the postwoman who delivered at both of those addresses, and as Henrietta suggests, it was very useful to have that personal contact.  However, now we now seem to have a different postperson every week, and I'd be very surprised if there isn't a similar arrangement where Henrietta lives.   :(
Well, actually, we do get the same postman (unless it's his day off) on the street where I live and have had him for the nearly 3 years I've been back in this house. Even if he isn't delivering to me I see him most days.


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« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2013, 01:26:11 PM »
Why indeed!

I can envisage a situation futuristically where there will be no shops, nor bookstores nor banks nor chemists et al.

Neither will there be any postwoman nor tailors nor fishmongers.

There will just be one central warehouse somewhere. It will be a huge colossus of fabricated material perhaps where the memorial park used to be. When we want anything, no matter what, we will order it from the comfort of our own home it will of course be more convenient and needless to say it will be cheaper. We won't have to go further than our i - pads to identify and supply all our wants and needs. If you don't have an i pad you will of course be the lowest of the low and you will be excluded from society or whatever society will have become.

There will be no need for human contact of any kind as all this can and will be done electronically. It is something that we all have to look forward to.    

I think you misunderstand the nature of online shopping totally Simone. I regularly order suits from my tailor and shirts from the company that holds my measurements and makes my shirts on line. I can still have personalised products without going to shops on the high street. No warehouse is involved and if it is and I am cutting out the retailer and a level of profit making whats wrong with that.

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« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2013, 08:19:10 PM »
I sometimes think that people like Amazon are trying to close down the very good and helpful businesses we have in Marple.  We are very lucky to have the traders we do, as it can't be easy in the current climate.

I'm am not trying to do that most of my shopping is done in marple .i give freely to local charities as well
Support the state park . Wellspring . Charity shops . What more do you want ...will be at the brass band concert St. Paul's sat .marple and Hawk Green Bands .


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« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2013, 06:13:16 PM »
I sometimes think that people like Amazon are trying to close down the very good and helpful businesses we have in Marple.  We are very lucky to have the traders we do, as it can't be easy in the current climate.

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« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2013, 11:09:55 PM »
Sorry Jay, but our doorbell works and we don't watch the telly, but it happens! 

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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2013, 04:32:06 PM »
And even if you are at home, in my experience the postperson sometimes puts a 'sorry you were out' card through the door without even trying to ring the bell!   >:(  

Yes because posties love lugging round parcels for the fun of it and then to make it even more fun, standing there in the rain writing out a sorry you were out card because the bells not working or the TVs too loud and then after carrying all back to the delivery office and getting a dressing down the next morning off the manager because a complaints been made  ::)

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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2013, 02:18:49 PM »
Ah, but if you establish a good, friendly relationship with your postman it pays dividends - he'll leave the parcel in a pre-arranged safe place or with a trusted neighbour. And most internet sellers have a space where you can put alternative delivery locations.

I only use the internet for things I can't buy in Marple. Why have all the hassle of Amazon deliveries when we have a brilliant bookshop in Marple which is open all day Saturday, where they don't mind you browsing and where you can hide from your partner or kids for an hour or so. If they don't have what you are looking for they will order it for you and the last time I used this facility there was no extra charge or P&P involved
So how long does it take when you have to order something from marple book shop .