Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/04/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re: starbucks
From: msmall at (Marc James Small)
Date: Sun Apr 18 14:43:05 2004
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At 02:37 PM 4/18/04 -0500, Matthew Powell wrote:
>On Apr 18, 2004, at 11:38 AM, allan yates wrote:
>> Apparently in the minds of these people, financial success = evil.
>Corporations profiting at the expense of local small businesses, 
>exploiting their employees and suppliers as far as they can? Evil's a 
>bit strong, but I'm certainly opposed

It is a simple matter of capitalism.  Choose where you buy.  I purchase
almost all of my books through a local bookstore;  I know the owners and am
happy with their service.  I thus avoid the large stores and AMAZON.COM and
the like.

Similarly, I do not populate high-end coffee shops (primarily as they do
not allow smoking) but I do purchase high-end coffee for my office.

I am not tempted by Starbucks, as there are no such stores locally.  But
there are outlets such as Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million locally, and,
thus, I buy at Rams Head, my local store of choice.

Folks, vote with your feet.  If we all did so, the international retailers
would evaporate.

Marc  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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