November 20th, 2012

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Showrooming

A local shop owner posted a mini rant on what he called showrooming. He said that people come into his shop, wander the sales floor shopping, when what he really says they're doing is photographing his wares with their phones, to buy online for less.

He calls these people "dishonest, stupid and short-sighted."

Is it?

I can see that it's short-sighted, if people wish local Mom & Pop shops to survive.

I can see that he thinks they're stupid.

Is it all of these things, though?