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    Paeter
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    Treasure Hunting In Stores Vs. Ordering Online

    Post  Paeter on August 24th 2017, 11:03 am

    In the late 90's and early 2000's I used to love stopping by 2-3 stores on the way home from school to hunt for treasures. These were used book & entertainment shops. Sometimes I would spend hours pulling books from shelves and then find a quiet spot to read the first chapter of each in hopes of finding a new author. Other times I would comb through shelves of movies and video games to find a great bargain or risk trying out something because the price was right.

    These days, I don't naturally have time in my schedule or travel routine to go "treasure-hunting" except now and then as a date activity with my wife. And I'm wondering if very many of these used entertainment stores will last much longer with amazon being such a fierce competitor.

    Still, there's nothing like finding a treasure, looking it over in your hands, and then taking it home... that day. Enjoying it that night.

    Which do you prefer? That feeling kind of like getting a present when your order arrives in the mail? Or the feeling of exploring and "looting" you can get from taking home a hidden treasure from a brick and mortar?


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    Re: Treasure Hunting In Stores Vs. Ordering Online

    Post  Reed Benson on August 24th 2017, 8:30 pm

    I do like the Christmas-y feel of getting a package in the mail, but as far as "treasure hunting," I prefer going to stores and perusing the shelves. I used to go to Blockbuster, Movie Gallery, and other video rental stores looking for diamonds in the rough to either rent or buy. I did the same at used book stores; still would if I lived in the U.S. Heck, I even went to toy stores and Dollar General back looking for wrestling figures back when I collected those.

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