Large Chains and Indies Need You

As the semester starts back up again, and you search on 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, 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 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(, 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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