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The retail apocalypse again and again...

In this episode we talk about the constant failures of retail stores, and why we think they keep going out of business. We talk about what value local retail stores have over online, but are those positives enough to keep that brick and mortar store around? Online has started to lose a little bit of appeal, but still has many advantages that local stores have a tough time dealing with. Getting what you want right now is appealing, but often local stores have limited or unappealing inventory partly due to the shift to online stores (eg. programming books available locally in 2005 vs 2017 is a huge difference in our area). We joke about "revenge that costs you less" as a response to poor local store policies. It's sadly par for the course, though some local stores have decent membership options to offset some of the price issues or have smooth online-to-store systems.