Large Chains and Indies Need You

As the semester starts back up again, and you search on amazon.com for your way too expensive books, don

4 Comments so far

  1. me (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 10:51 am

    Who cares about Barnes & Noble or Borders? They offer absolutely no local content. Anything you want from them has to be ordered and it will show up in a week. Meanwhile, Amazon.com will have it at your door in three days.

    Sorry, but I can’t support some “local” business that offers nothing that can’t be more conveniently found online.

    Marwill’s is okay, though.


  2. MGal (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 12:59 pm

    I like using half.com because you can find local students to buy the books from. Besides I can’t afford the full priced books and even Marwils isn’t always a better value. Plus they only have the books for downtown classes.


  3. Mollika* (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 3:58 pm

    Me. If you walk into Barnes & Nobles and Borders you will see who cares about them: the students who need to make a little extra money before the semester and those who are in retail full-time. Regardless of the name of the store and its corporate status, all retailers, big, small, local, and non, are providing jobs, a lifestyle, the resources to stay in the city, and the means to stay in the city. The convenience of retail is the immediacy of consumption. I love shopping online. While there are some things I can wait for, it is awfully nice to have a full service book store for any last minute gifts or books to pick up for a long journey.


  4. Melissa (unregistered) on February 24th, 2006 @ 6:29 pm

    Don’t waste your time at Marwill’s. Seriously. The prices are no better than the Barnes and Noble across the street, and you get horrible service with a “We’re the only ones with the book you need, so we can talk to you any way we want” attitude. I just got the WORST service I have had in some 25 years of shopping there today. Fellow students, I strongly support keeping your money as far from there as possible, and patronize the places that offer even a modicum of customer service. Whether that may be a large chain of stores, or the cold impersonality of a website (hell, a website even thanks you for your order), you’re better off than being treated like an animal there.
    If you’ve had similar experiences, please contact me(dreamingnymph@gmail.com), I’m for boycotting that wretched dump until they remember who they’re there to serve.
    Go Warriors, and all that… ;o)



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