Thursday, July 19, 2018
My new leather chair will be delivered this afternoon. It was in a half-price sale, then I told them they were charging me way too much on delivery since I live less than two miles from their store. The salesman reduced that amount as well. He knew I had been researching all over, so competition is way too stiff to quibble
. It is so sad that people are resorting to online shopping. They do not see that it is taking so many jobs from so many places. Big corporations delivering and storing from one big warehouse, leaving honest jobs from people who care about their jobs.. when you do this to a business, they cannot spend in other places, cannot pay taxes, so your taxes go up to make up the difference.
I buy one thing online because I cannot get it anywhere near my city. I always buy local, stay at mom-and-pop hotels/motels when I can.
People only look at what is directly in front of them. They do not actually sit and think of the consequences of their actions:small store closes, owners and employees leave town. Then another, another, until those left behind are getting tax increases to pay for big corporation tax breaks to move in. Walmart, art van, all of the big behemoth billionaires are taking the life-force out of communities and letting the people pay the price..literally.