Demise of the high street (5) by helenhall

Demise of the high street (5)

Town centres. Have we been sold down the river? or is it our own fault for shopping online?

Personally I do as little online shopping as I can. I really don't enjoy buying things without seeing them first. And I spend enough time sat at the computer as it is. I think it gives a better sense of the value of a purchase if we have been out and selected it and personally handed over the money after careful deliberation.

I guess I am old school.

Whatever the case, here is another victim of the demise of Bedford Town Centre. Last day of trading will be on Saturday at the end of this week.

The lady in the shop doesn't look very impressed with me recording this situation does she?
Yep, same thing is happening here, I also don't like online shopping and I don't wish it to become the future of shopping. Prices are higher in store because they pay rent and wages, but I like customer service and seeing things before making a purchase. Some changes are not for the better.
February 20th, 2020  
A good record of social change. It was very sad to be in a newly renovated shopping centre yesterday, and see many shops with no customers inside. Also the amount of discounting was heartbreaking.
February 21st, 2020  
This is so sad, I totally agree with @sugarmuser
February 21st, 2020  
it really is very sad, even the sales lady does not look too happy. I don't do online shopping, but my children do a lot.
February 21st, 2020  
It is so sad. Must be a sign of the times. I don't do online shopping for clothes, I prefer to be able to see them and try them on.
February 21st, 2020  
Very sad. I walked through a department store last night and it looked like a ghost town...but Starbucks and the Apple store were as busy as ever. :(
February 21st, 2020  
ever more shops are closing in our town too. it's sad indeed
February 21st, 2020  
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