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Peppermill
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Re: B&N and Amazon

 


wookietim wrote:

I don't see Amazon and B&N doing much in the way of working with each other... If Amazon were looking to get into the brick and mortar space, then Borders is sitting there with a good number of stores still open and probably being prety cheap. B&N has a puyblishing arm that might be tempting to Amazon, but I don't get the feeling they want to get into that right away...


Why would Amazon want brick and mortar retail stores? 

 

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Re: B&N and Amazon

 


Peppermill wrote:

Why would Amazon want brick and mortar retail stores? 


 

I agree. I remember when Amazon was only a brick & mortar store, it was among my favorites along with B. Dalton's and Walden Books.

 

Then they went online and rapidly expanded. Going back to store fronts would be like taking a step backward for them.

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Re: B&N and Amazon

I agree BN is doing better with internet and  eBooks and it is the wave of future.  Brick and Mortar is not BN should be looking for.

 

Merging with Amazon is not likely to happen, IMO. But BN should get into International sale which I think they will once the US eBook things settle down.