Celebrating Independent Gainesville
We know lots of people use a big internet company that rhymes with Hamazon.
We used to frequent it, as well. Lots of inventory, low prices…
But we started thinking: at what cost? We tried asking local, independent stores if they could order some of the required reading (or whatever) we needed, and were delightfully surprised that most of the time, the store could.
And at a lower price–or if it wasn’t a lower price, it wasn’t much more than Hamazon, and the money we spent stayed local.
That’s a benefit Hamazon can’t offer.
Here is an interesting infographic to consider the next time you’re tempted to order from Hamazon.
And now for some links not Hamazon related:
In a new survey by the APA (cool infographic in this link), Americans ranked locally owned businesses as the top feature needed to make an ideal community.
Employees of a shuttered Borders Books have opened their own independent bookstore