Read Millionaire Fastlane
- Jan 10, 2012
But what can be done about the "retail apocalypse?" Hear me out
I think retailers are having a hard time trying to figure out which groups need what and what’s a feasible business model to meet that need. It’s like Macy’s. A place where my mom used to buy me clothes. To me it’s a place where there is nothing I like. I don’t wanna wear a Dockers brand suit that fits me funny and makes me look like I’m being forced to go to Sunday mass. I like wearing ray bans and expensive black jackets.
Or like Sears. Where the hell im a gonna put a washer and dryer, I don’t own a house. Where am I gonna put a bunch of craftsman tools I don’t have a garage. I don’t need a pair of $60 Levi jeans that fit me like I don’t care how I look.
Trends change fast. Resource get re-allocated fast. Markets fall out of equilibrium. Resources suffer from inefficiencies. And so on.
I remember riding my bike to the mall to go to comics and stuff and gamestop to buy video games or Pokémon cards. The place would be packed and it hurts me to say those were the good old days.
But it is sad to see most big American cities turn into stinky dumpsters of traffic, high living costs, crime, low opportunity, overpopulation etc. Stagflation. People are more isolated. American culture has become toxic in a way.
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