Quote Originally Posted by batwister View Post
People generally like to learn about what they're buying face to face, if the human facility to do so is there? When people can only get their information online, they buy online.
It may be different in the UK, but over here the photographic stores have the same problem as the electronics stores.

People go to the local stores to see, handle and learn about things, and then buy them from someone else through the internet.

Except where their stores cut their margins to compete with the low overhead internet sellers, in which case they don't make money on the sales.