posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 06:12 PM
Circuit City has gone as well. Remember going to one to buy a 24" flat-tube CRT. Looked at the shelf and saw a Sharp model. Went to the salesguy and
wanted to buy it. He asked "What's wrong with the RCA model? It's got the same features and it's $20 cheaper". Many of the Canadian stores had clerks
with that paternalistic attitude. Like Silicon Valley, the speciality stores would be scattered across the metropolis requiring either a long drive, a
multi-stage public transport commute there and back - not fun in -35C temperatures.
In the UK, I order jeans and clothes online. Mainly because I have a reverse commute from downtown to the business park. So by the time I get home at
6pm, all the local shops are closed. I have to wait until the weekend to do shopping. This is a traditional British thing enforced by the unions. For
TV's, I thus shop online at Argos, they have the widest range that let me build up a comparison price list going from £60 to £6000. It's quicker and
cheaper to go to online marketplaces like Amazon regardless of where they are in the UK that it is to local shops.
In countries like Norway, stores and shopping malls are open till late every evening. I could walk down to Solsiden or Trondheim Torg after work and
get everything done by visiting stores like Klas Ohlson, Meny, or Rema 1000.