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Old 01-16-2016, 01:27 PM   #81
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I can still buy my buggy whips locally at the feed store, but I buy my stryptic pencils online.

On a lighter note, being sort of a pack rat, I still have my original AR turntable I bought in 1971 and the Panasonic I bought in the late 70's. Have you seen what those AR turntables are selling for on ebay? I paid $72 for it in 1971 and now they can go as high as $400 for a nice one.
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Old 01-16-2016, 02:26 PM   #82
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I can still buy my buggy whips locally at the feed store, but I buy my stryptic pencils online.

On a lighter note, being sort of a pack rat, I still have my original AR turntable I bought in 1971 and the Panasonic I bought in the late 70's. Have you seen what those AR turntables are selling for on ebay? I paid $72 for it in 1971 and now they can go as high as $400 for a nice one.
$72 in 1971 is worth $422 now. Not keeping up with inflation.
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I actually have 2 turntables; I have a Thorens that I bought in 1972 but it got knocked off of its stand and the motor shaft suffered a slight bend. It's in its box in my basement and this thread has got me to decide to start looking for a replacement motor. It got damaged long before ebay existed and it just occured to me that I might now be able to find a replacement motor.
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The Mayfair Daily Journal, January 8, 1880:

That's fictional, but the point still applies: Just like light bulbs didn't spell the end of candles, automobiles didn't spell the end of stables, and airlines didn't spell the end of ocean liners, online shopping won't kill B&M stores: If the parallels prevail, then we'll see B&M retail morph into a novelty of some sort, an experience for which, perhaps, people will pay a premium.
Yes I imagine one day we will pay for a yearly admission pass so we can visit a B&M store to fondle the displays and pick something up and take it to the cash register where a human will take paper currency as payment !

Oh wait the future is here it's Costco & Sam's
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I disagree. The last 2 hand guns I purchased I bought online and shipped to my local gun store simply because it has to go through them. What if in the future someone like a notary service can receive firearms purchased online and process the proper paperwork?
You can, its called your local ffl.
I bought a hand gun online, and they shipped it to my buddy, who is an ffl.
I drove to his house, we filled out the paperwork, I paid him $20 and took the gun home.

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I also buy all my ammo online...way cheaper than B&M stores. The only benefit to a gun store is getting to feel the guns in your hand, how they feel, weight, trigger pull, etc etc. You can have one massive store kind of like a cabelas...although their gun inventory is pretty bust.
Once I bought ammo online, I asked they ship it to the store, but they said they couldn't and had to ship it to my place as a matter of safety.
About a week later when I got home there was a box of ammo sitting on the doorstep clearly marked as ammo for everyone walking by to see.

Now I buy ammo at the store.
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You can, its called your local ffl.
I bought a hand gun online, and they shipped it to my buddy, who is an ffl.
I drove to his house, we filled out the paperwork, I paid him $20 and took the gun home.



Once I bought ammo online, I asked they ship it to the store, but they said they couldn't and had to ship it to my place as a matter of safety.
About a week later when I got home there was a box of ammo sitting on the doorstep clearly marked as ammo for everyone walking by to see.

Now I buy ammo at the store.
Interesting, when I moved back to my home town last June the movers would not take ammo I had to haul it myself.
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I think I buy all my computer stuff online, the choice of memory types is too much for a store to carry, and what is there to look at with a hard drive anyhow ?

I will easily buy appliances online as they are generally white cubes.
It's not like I get to try out the washer & dryer in the store to see how well they clean my clothes.
I did have a bad experience buying a dryer for a rental, as they shipped one that had a different door than the one I bought, and the tenant didn't know and didn't care and I found out weeks later.

When I went to Sears store to buy a stove, I spent 10 minutes buying it, I would have done it online, but didn't have a computer with me when travelling. Turned out they shipped one with a broken handle, so I phoned the store and they swapped the entire door with a floor model one so I didn't have to wait 2 weeks for delivery of a handle.
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Yes I imagine one day we will pay for a yearly admission pass so we can visit a B&M store to fondle the displays and pick something up and take it to the cash register where a human will take paper currency as payment !

Oh wait the future is here it's Costco & Sam's
And that is for a place where staff are almost surely not going to know the difference between LG and Insignia.
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