Borders Closing

On July 23, 2011, in Catching Up, More,

Borders is closing its remaining 399 stores and started selling everything in the stores on Friday.

I read that Borders in Fort Lauderdale we used to visit in 1990s closed beginning this year. I feel a bit nostalgic about these days; shopping in Galleria Mall, dropping by the nearly Borders on the way back.

We liked the atmosphere and I think they were too confident with their local physical stores, failing to see what’s happening around them.

Outsourcing their online sales to Amazon was beginning of the end of Borders, the following article says. I agree.

Charlotteobserver.com July 23, 2011

Borders’ problems began with a toast
Analysts say giving up online sales to Amazon began its demise, along with lack of an e-reader, loss of CD sales.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/07/23/2475210/borders-problems-began-with-a.html

These days we purchase books at amazon and rarely visit local bookstores any more.

As for e-books, I am slow. I don’t have a Kindle, Nook or iPad. But I started thinking maybe I might try a Kindle for starter. It’s getting cheap.

My husband hates e-books and suffers holding heavy books. Still he will be one of the last to buy e-books.

But sooner or later, we will be reading e-books, like we adapted to purchase books online.

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