Originally Posted by fjtorres
It is a documented fact that for a lot of people step one in buying anything is Amazon. Even if they end up buying local the research at Amazon saves them time and money.
I try to buy locally, but I always check Amazon before buying anything to compare, read reviews, and decide how much I will pay. I'm willing to pay a few dollars more for a local purchase, but not 2-3 times as much which happens too often.
I can live without B&N. I would feel bereft without Amazon.