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Sports Authority is closing 140 stores around the country.

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Yeah perfect example of how online shopping is killing brick & mortar. Impossible to compete.

 

You either have your high end / specialty shops or you get your stuff online.

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Not sure how it is in rest of country, but I always saw it as Dick's is to Sports Authority like Target is to Walmart...a negligible price increase for nicer quality

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Just closed the one by me down.

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I don't know if I've heard of this store

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Here's a store closing list. You can't link anything off Yahoo. Only 2 OH stores and both around Columbus...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/03/03/sports-authority-store-closure-list/81268900/

 

:doh:

 

Thanks. Didn't know about the yahoo link thing.

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Not sure how it is in rest of country, but I always saw it as Dick's is to Sports Authority like Target is to Walmart...a negligible price increase for nicer quality

 

Granted I don't shop for sports equipment much at all, but I never even knew Sports Authority was a retailer until I saw some of these stories. Around here its Dicks, and more Dicks.

 

As for the Target to Wal-Mart comparison if I can buy the same product at both places and its cheaper at one I'm probably shopping there. But I'm a cheap bastard that way, hate paying more than I have to. And some things like automotive supplies (oil and filter) are more available at Wal-Mart, the nearest auto parts store is much further than Wal-Mart.

 

As for brick and mortar, for some products they still make sense. I like to be able to try on clothes before I buy, especially shoes. Same goes for motorcycle gear (gloves, boots, jackets, pants) which I buy some of every few years. I'll go to a large retailer and shop there. In some cases I'll buy from them, in other cases I'll buy online later. When a helmet retails for near $500 but I can buy it online for under $400 that's a huge difference.

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