Do these signs look vaguely familiar?
Reach back into the memory vault when big box the stores dotted every corner …
After the independent stores were obliterated by the big box stores.
Before amazon became a player.
Then amazon became a player and shoppers browsed the big box but ordered the products on amazon.
When backstock was a good nine letter word.
When more actual targeted products were stocked more than tchotchkes.
Until the profit margin by corporate favored tchotchkes over the actual product.
Before coupons and loyalty cards.
Before the kindle.
Then the kindle competitors.
Then the eBook store.
Then the bankruptcy.
What brick and mortar store did I hang in ?