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Disaster for American shopping malls

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#1 by proadco » Sun May 15, 2016 00:47

Shopping malls are losing some of their most valuable tenants — department stores — at an alarming rate.

Retailers like Sears, JCPenney, and Macy's have been closing hundreds of locations over the last several years, leaving dead or dying shopping malls in their wake as they try to remain profitable amid the growing threat of e-commerce.
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#2 by tasman1 » Sun May 15, 2016 01:00

Yap ..... same here , same all over the world ..............fake printed money , fake govt part time jobs , lying politicians .Real unemployment rate in Western World is well over 22%. Billions wasted for refuges , technology takes our jobs , globalization is killing us and few billion more problems

Clip wings to Technologies , Democracy and Globalization ,Go back 50 years . limit personal wealth to 100 million and much , much more

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#3 by RoseGold » Sun May 15, 2016 01:16

I'm loosing my cents too. Gotta go CLICK... :lol:
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#4 by seaeagle » Sun May 15, 2016 11:13

Those who choose to stand still on the path of progress will eventually finish up looking at everyone else's behind.

Shopping malls should have diversified, brought in more (free or affordable) non-retail attractions such as study & video game rooms with big screens & spectator areas to get young people in the door, free community events (talent shows with REAL prizes etc), and worked on ways to make themselves relevant to modern shoppers (being able to browse, compare & buy online from a terminal while in-store, combining of orders from different shops in the complex, free or low-cost delivery). Some of these things have been brought in at some malls, but way too late - shoppers have already changed their habits.

The same thing has happened here in Australia. The funny thing is that, a decade or so ago, many of the large malls brought in policies to make school students feel unwelcome after school, such as removing seated areas & having security move the young people on if they congregated in a group. The young people weren't spending enough. The mall owners did not think that these students would some day be earning real money & wanting to buy things. They should have been serenading these future adult shoppers instead of turning them away as irritations not to be endured. Those young people now buy online as they have memories of being told they are not welcome in shopping malls.
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#5 by jjohnson777 » Sun May 15, 2016 20:01

They closing as they had no fat people clothes until was too late. We got used buying online since no one has them and if do its not much. walmart seems to got memo they always had tons of fat people clothes.
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#6 by sweetpie3000 » Sun May 15, 2016 21:56

Blame online shopping. People are lazy go outside. This why the mall is dying.
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#7 by valerie » Sun May 15, 2016 22:48

I don't have time to read that but to address about the shopping malls,
they have for many years had game rooms and all sorts of events for
young and old.
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#8 by proadco » Sun May 15, 2016 23:00

valerie wrote: I don't have time to read that but to address about the shopping malls,
they have for many years had game rooms and all sorts of events for
young and old.

You didn't miss nothing. That post was full of non sense.
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#9 by pahunt925 » Mon May 16, 2016 01:11

For me, it's just a lot easier to shop on line. The malls around here don't have any stores where I want to shop, and it's frustrating to go from store to store looking for something. As I've gotten older, I can't walk around as much without my back bothering me, so shopping on line is better for me as far as that goes. I still do shop at stores, but not at the mall. Just doesn't appeal to me like it used to.
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#10 by tasman1 » Mon May 16, 2016 01:22

On line shopping ....Ghost in box ...once you wake up you will find you live in ghost town
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#11 by seaeagle » Mon May 16, 2016 02:48

A lot of clothing shops here in eastern Australia are suffering as they cleared out most of their Summer gear around the end of February (which is the end of Summer in this half of the world) & filled up their shops with Winter gear. But Autumn in Sydney has been AWOL this year - 3 months after the stores de-stocked their warm weather stuff we are still consistently getting days that are more like the last week of Summer. Sydney has had something like 130 days in a row over 20 degrees Celsius (68F), only 2 days in over 3 months have been below average temperature, and nights are noticeably up a few degrees too.

The stores full of Winter clothing are now assessing how early to start their clearance sales to make at least some cash before the tax year ends on June 30.
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#12 by valerie » Mon May 16, 2016 08:03

pahunt925 wrote: For me, it's just a lot easier to shop on line. The malls around here don't have any stores where I want to shop, and it's frustrating to go from store to store looking for something. As I've gotten older, I can't walk around as much without my back bothering me, so shopping on line is better for me as far as that goes. I still do shop at stores, but not at the mall. Just doesn't appeal to me like it used to.

I'm the same way.

For starters, I am in a rural area. The main place to shop in the small towns ten miles in
either direction, is the super walmarts. The closest mall from my door to their door would
be more like a 35 minute drive.

There's nothing I really need at the mall.

It's easier to shop online and have the stuff delivered to my door. You can often find better
deals online, too.
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#13 by zegon » Mon May 16, 2016 09:08

I am also in great need of being able to shop online.

I live in the countryside, in an old cottage in the middle of the woods, just for myself.

There is no pity on me, for i have chosen to live like this and thrives me there.

The problem is that it can sometimes be problems in getting hold of the things you need, such as spare parts, accessories and such things.

In our little village here, so there is only one gas station, hair salon and a grocery store, which largely suffice quite well.

In the grocery store, we also have a pharmacy, post office and a bank, so we sort ourselves pretty good anyway.

I have 140 minute drive to the nearest supermarket / bigger Town, so shopping online is the right forced me whether it will work to live like this, otherwise it would have been significantly worse quality of life.
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#14 by lotoole » Tue May 17, 2016 00:10

I enjoy going to malls but it makes me spend too much. There are too many wonderful, desirable things all around me and I get carried away. Ordering online helps keep me on a budget. My going to a mall is like sending an alcoholic into a liquor store.
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#15 by valerie » Tue May 17, 2016 00:59

lotoole wrote: I enjoy going to malls but it makes me spend too much. There are too many wonderful, desirable things all around me and I get carried away. Ordering online helps keep me on a budget. My going to a mall is like sending an alcoholic into a liquor store.

You know you can get a lot of free products online but for the most part,
you need an amazon prime membership.
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#16 by sweetpie3000 » Tue May 17, 2016 06:01

If you live small town. It's time move to bigger city since it's the only way to get job opportunity?
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#17 by jjohnson777 » Tue May 17, 2016 15:47

I can bye tie-dye shirts made in my home state online up to size 6x. If find any in store you lucky if see 2x. I can buy great variety of them too. I usually buy $1000 worth when have sale than get few out twice a week than buy alot more in 5-6 years when run out. The quality is better too.
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#18 by gulf1 » Tue May 17, 2016 16:05

Online shopping is the best! You can find what you want without any sale pressures!
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#19 by tasman1 » Tue May 17, 2016 19:17

We all like shopping on line , We all cry when we see shopping malls close , do We know what We want or it is just , who care , I am good
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#20 by proadco » Tue May 17, 2016 19:38

Every time I went to the shopping mall, always a cashier with their hand out telling me how much money to give them.
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