Philippe Moisan | phmoisan

One Good Reason Not to Buy Online Every Time

Sep 10th 2010 at 1:44 PM

Hi everyone,

Buying online has become a part of our lives. At least, for many of us. More and more people discover the advantages, the first one, of course, being better prices.

Of course, we expect to have top notch service. And fast delivery. Wherever the product comes from.

I am an avid reader. It's easy to find good deals on the latest books, but I still enjoy going to a bookstore. For me, it's one of the little pleasures of life.

There are environmental reasons that can be brought up against buying online. I won’t get into that.

It is not good for local businesses. I went to the biggest store of used CDs in Quebec city, where I live. They have a tremendous choice. Chances are, I will find one or two albums by the latest group that fits my fancy.

I asked the guy if he still had his website. He told me that he had stopped maintaining it. As a matter, of fact, he was closing his doors soon because his sales had lost money in the past 2 years.

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