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Instant Gratification

by Kay~Kacey on 1/4/2007

So, did you know that if you go to (notice all the ‘s in that or you won’t get to the right place…) You can go in and search their inventory in a particular store and see if they have the book you want RIGHT NOW. Yes, better than waiting for Amazon to ship, or running around town checking bookstore after bookstore. (okay, there is NOTHING wrong with going to a bunch of bookstores, but sometimes I just don’t have the time). I live in a big city. There are tons of Borders and Barnes & Noble stores. But I go to Borders 99% of the time because I can already KNOW if they have what I’m looking for.

Barnes & Noble should get a clue…

As an aside– for you techies out there…Circuit City also has this feature. You can tell if your technical need want is in stock at the store near you!:mrgreen:

So while I still do the majority of my shopping online…I’m really not much of an in person shopping person, I do love the stores that have grabbed a clue and put their inventory system online so you can check and see if they have what you want in stock.

Tori Lennox January 4, 2007 at 9:59 am

We just recently got a Barnes & Noble, I doubt we’ll have a Borders any time in the foreseeable future. But it’s still a cool feature!

Michelle January 6, 2007 at 8:27 am

That’s a cool feature! Wonder how accurate it is?

Margery January 7, 2007 at 6:11 am

I wonder if our book stores do that. Must check.

Melissa January 8, 2007 at 9:53 am

We only have two Barnes and Nobles in our town – no Borders. I did go to a Borders in Chicago, though, and loved it!

Rene January 9, 2007 at 11:10 am

Hmmm…I’ve been to Borders, looked for a book on their computers in the store and they’ve listed it but it isn’t there.

One nice thing is that B& ships three day for free if you spend enough (I always do). I like going to the bookstore for the tons of clearance books. I don’t have the patience to wade through them online.

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