Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Why do I still put faith in the "buy local" philosophy?: by Andrew Hoshkiw

16 days ago I ordered an iPod.

If I had ordered it direct from Apple, I would've had to pay about $15 for shipping, but would've have it within three days.

But no, I ordered it through a local retailer. No shipping charge, and they said it'd take about a week.

I guess with the long days the weeks are a lot longer here as well. That's the only way I can think of explaining it.

People wonder why the big stores are taking over and the little businesses are going out of business? Anyhow, I'm fed up with this garbage. If it's not here by the end of the day, I'm cancelling the order and doing what I should have done in the first place.

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