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Call me, "An old school kind of guy," since I have very little interest of buying anything online (The only way I would consider buying anything online is if the desired item is hard to get in stores).
Recently, I read an article about Amazon's intentions of wanting to open a store in Manhattan, New York; it was the type of news that I found to be pleasing.
There are people like me who would rather walk into a store and purchase an item (Besides, lots of people are apprehensive of making credit card purchases on line — a fear that was brought about due to hackers acquiring one's credit card information).
Also, the experience of walking into an actual store is psychologically comforting; the fragrances of the books, the sounds of the electronics, feeling the texture of the desired item with your own hands and having a customer representative around; a knowledgeable person who is willing to answer any questions about the items that are on sale at their store (So, I do think that Amazon wanting to build an actual mortar and brick store is a brilliant idea).
We need to bring back the human way of doing things and the online automated service lacks the human touch.
If Amazon's physical store happens to be a success in Manhattan (and I have a strong feeling that it will), the company may choose to build more of their mortar and brick stores throughout the United States (And probably, other parts of the word too).