March 25, 2020 at 9:36 pm #45432
Powell’s will be one of the first to go under. Many more to come. Sad!March 26, 2020 at 2:21 am #45442Andy BrownParticipant
Powell’s is already calling back workers to deal with the huge uptick in on line orders. I doubt it will be them.March 26, 2020 at 8:38 am #45444edselehrParticipant
This is important: When you can, how you can, BUY LOCAL. Amazon doesn’t need you money right now, but businesses such as Powell’s do.March 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm #45450Steve NaganumaParticipant
“The Hardest Hit Companies of the COVID-19 Downturn: The ‘BEACH’ Stocks”March 26, 2020 at 3:35 pm #45452Deane JohnsonParticipant
That graphic you posted is scary when you look at the many companies that are seriously affected by the virus. A number of these will not survive. Not a pretty picture.
I can understand why Trump is so gung-ho to get people out and spending again, but the fact of the matter is that if releasing people prematurely happens, the situation will get so much worse than it would with restraint moving forward.March 26, 2020 at 6:24 pm #45455nosignalallnoiseParticipant
This is important: When you can, how you can, BUY LOCAL. Amazon doesn’t need you money right now, but businesses such as Powell’s do.
The ironic thing is, for some of us Powell’s is out of state, and buying from Amazon effectively IS the equivalent of local! That’s assuming you’re actually buying FROM Amazon, not from a third-party vendor.
The material item may be shipping from out of state but if you’re a Washingtonian and you’re buying from Amazon the money is still in Washington’s economy. How much of a Vancouverite’s purchase from Powell’s goes into Washington State’s economy? I’d guess just slightly less than zip.
I suppose you’ll flame and shame me like you usually do for my being the one to point it out, but that’s your issue, not mine. Deal with it.March 26, 2020 at 6:50 pm #45456
Sorry you live in Vantucky.March 26, 2020 at 7:24 pm #45457edselehrParticipant
“…businesses such as Powell’s…”
I’ll just say that you didn’t fully read my post. Never said you had to buy at Powell’s; just buy local (whatever local is for you) however you can.March 26, 2020 at 7:28 pm #45458
Powells sells a ton of books through everyone.
I doubt they are in trouble. Could shutter the store, and may, and sell from the huge stock they have.March 26, 2020 at 7:29 pm #45459
Yeah, we are doing local. Same basic reasons.
I, frankly, rarely use Amazon. Usually, I just don’t need it, and if I do, I get used, or fix it, whatever.March 26, 2020 at 7:51 pm #45460March 27, 2020 at 1:09 pm #45471
Good, I hope they make it through. I love Powells, and it’s known world wide.
Best book buying experience there is.
I wish I had gone a few weeks back when I wanted to. Will be a while now.March 28, 2020 at 7:24 pm #45495Andy BrownParticipantMarch 28, 2020 at 9:40 pm #45496
Good for them. Problem is this will be a longer term struggle. I don’t see a path forward for any business that can’t endure a short term disruption.
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