Just check the web… isn’t that the mantra of us all now?
I mean if I go to Best Buy and see a digital camera or big screen tv and Best Buy is having a SALE!… a huge SALE!! that used to tempt me a lot more than it does nowadays.
Why? Because I don’t trust that Best Buy will really be the “best buy” so even though I get to touch and hold and see and feel the camera/tv in their store, I check the web for the best price.
And then it often turns out that Newegg or Amazon or eBay or someone has the same camera/tv for $75-$150 bucks cheaper… and it’ll be at my door in 2 days. Free shipping.
And no tax! (Which I am, btw, not a fan of. We gotta start charging tax for internet buys… as a school teacher I clearly see where the money folks are not paying on sales tax could – and shoul – go.) So see ya, Best Buy. But thanks for allowing me to check out the goods. If only your prices were better and you didn’t have to charge me that stinky little thing called tax (which, in Southern California is 9.75% (Think about that… I pay virtually 10% extra on every purchase I make near my home. That means the internet is an automatic 10% savings. Uhm… hello!)
Yes, this stinks for Best Buy… and it feels unsustainable for American business/society on the whole… and yet, this is how I shop for “big ticket items”.
Just check the web… that’s my mantra nowadays. Isn’t it yours?