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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-12 03:45 PM
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Thanksgiving, Black Friday and then Shop Small Saturday.
No sooner do workers get themselves a four day weekend than retailers claim two of the four days.

But, I like the idea of shopping small (and local). Because shopping local takes less fuel, they should call it "Green Saturday."

Anyway, it's a day for staying out of chain stores and big box stores and visiting a small business store in your neighborhood. There are not many left in my neighborhood.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-12 06:21 PM
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1. It's sad to see Mom and Pop stores close
I don't go into Town more than a couple of times a Month, so, any changes that occur seem to stand out more. Some shops, like the Video Rental and the Photo Store were pretty much a victim of technological progress, but many others were due to the new Wally-World Super Store. There was even a new Lowes home improvement Big-Box that bit the dust from the Housing Collapse, competition from an established Home Depot and a not so good choice of location. Sears won't last long, now that they're in bed with Bain Capital. Between that and Wally World, they're toast.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-12 05:33 AM
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2. People once bought decent homes out of the Sears catalog.
Another institution that may disappear.


I hope Lands End survives, though.


Sears acquired LE some time ago.


Since then, the quality has gone down some, but still good value, especially if on sale.
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