Monday November 12, 2012

Is Showrooming Rude?

Consumerist wants to know if you think "showrooming" is rude or just part of doing business.

Smart shoppers compare prices before they buy anything; this is nothing new. But is there a difference between comparison shopping at retail stores and "showrooming," where you check out a product at a store and then buy it from an online retailer?

If you ask me, I think the whole thing is blown out of proportion. Do people walk into a store intent on buying something, see the price tag and say "oh, hell no. I'll get that online?" I'm sure they do, but I don't think most people use brick and mortar retailers to try before they buy on everything. Just my $0.02.