[LMB] OT: Transport

Paula Lieberman paal at gis.net
Sat Aug 4 00:19:06 BST 2012

Even the Big Box stores are downsizing these days--Best Buy's shrinking its 
store sizes where it's not shutting them down, Wal)Mart is working on 
smaller stores....  there is a LOT of stuff which used to be carried in 
local stores, which is now available more conveniently in terms of FINDING 
it, and generally less expensively, ordering on the Internet.  The SAME BOOK 
can cost half ordered on bn.com versus finding a copy in a brick and mortar 
B&N and buying it in the store!  (Example, from me checking on it last week, 
a craft book which I partially have destroyed my copy of and want to replace 
with a non-destroyed copy....  the book on bn.com was something like $11.89, 
but at least $19.95for the copy  in the Burlington store.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Hendon, Alison
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2012 04:23 PM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] Transport

> On Aug 2, 2012, at 10:52 AM, Hendon, Alison wrote:
> > Harvey, the shopping street of your youth is still alive
> and well in
> > Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, NY (where I live).  On my street
> - about 6
> > blocks between the cemetary at one end and the park at the other -
> > there are mostly 2-story shops with some 4-story apartment
> buildings.
<snip list of shops>
Harvey wrote:
> >
> If you have a butcher and a greengrocer, for what do you need
> a supermarket. Seems like we got along a long time without them.
Most things are available but are more expensive at the smaller stores.
Things like more than one variety of canned food, cat food, cat litter,
etc. are not readily available.  Although it sounds really wonderful
when I write it all out, I think a supermarket is still needed.  At
these meetings that I'm going to (to fight Walgreens and try to get
another supermarket) I keep hearing people say that the small shops are
too expensive.


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