Saturday/ no ‘shop till I drop’

Black Friday has some and come, and Small Business Saturday – but I still have not done any shopping. I guess I will venture out to downtown Seattle soon to go check on the merchandise (it’s still nice to go out to the store and look at stuff) .. and I will pull the trigger on a few books, and other items, that I let lie in my Amazon cart for several days now.

Bloomberg Businessweek says the single biggest mistake a department store such as Macy’s had made, was to buy up all the other failing department stores over the years.  Macy’s have now had sales declines for the last 11 quarters.  Management knows they have to train sales staff better, and improve in other ways the in-store experience for the 41 million shoppers that still come into their stores every year.

The Macy’s department store in downtown Seattle. I will have to go back and take another picture – the star is now lit at night. The store is suffering the indignity of getting its top four floors (of six) retrofitted into office space for none other than Amazon. Macy’s sold it to Amazon, and thereby downsized the store from six floors to two.

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