Thank you, both, for your comments.
Originally Posted by Aunt Lily
How interesting. But it's true: the brick-n-mortar store definitely beats its very own online version by the factors of wait, and added shipping cost. It may be therefore wise for traditional merchants (with a large network of brick-n-mortar stores) that also have online operations to borrow CircuitCity's idea of a 24-minute in-store pickup
. I've tried several times and am a big fan of the idea. In most cases you can pick up an item at a more attractive price online, and then just pick up at your local store.