Originally Posted by tubemonkey
The idea is to buy out RS and change the name to Amazon. RS and its products would become a thing of the past. Amazon would then have a physical presence to sell its products.
Amazon are successful because they sell essentially everything.
An online store can sell as many products as they want, and doesn't have the overhead of running retail outlets.
By moving into stores, they suddenly have a very limited amount of stock available, lose their major advantage and pick up a significant disadvantage.
Retail stores are failing because they are being beaten by companies like Amazon.
Why would the winners want to become the losers?