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    Here at Askwoody.com we’re a small business. So in the United States we have a tradition of supporting local small businesses on “Small Business Satur
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      Thanks for the reminder! Since we’re currently shopping for a replacement fridge, we’ll include a couple of local appliance retailers in our search. What helps is that both of them do have very competitive prices with the big box retailers and home improvement stores! I’ve noticed that there are some great discounts around that will expire next Wednesday, December 1st, so pardon me while I log off and go shopping!

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      Why I did my small business shopping right here by extending my Plus membership <3

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      My mechanic’s shop, my doctor’s office, are local small businesses, as are the local pizzeria, the hardware store and a couple of restaurants. One local bookshop at the campus of the local  university. A watchmaker at the local mall.

      Other places I buy things locally from are harder to classify, because they are neither small nor simply local, but there are no available alternatives where I live, although they employ some local people: do my neighborhood supermarkets (two of them) and their pharmacies also count? The local Staple’s stationery shop? The local BestBuy, for small appliances and computer related hardware?  The local Target store, for just about everything?

      Then what about the local NPR station? The local PBS station? …  Not buying from those two stations, just donating annually, to help them keep broadcasting in my area.

      AskWoody is not local, it’s online, but I support it all the same, as I see it as a worthy cause. As, among others also online, I do Wikipedia, for which people should really be making their contributions much more generously, as it is by now one of the pillars of modern civilized life. (Any occasion like this, a good one to make a pitch for that one.)

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        Other places I buy things locally from are harder to classify, because they are neither small nor simply local: do my neighborhood supermarkets (two of them) and their pharmacies also count? The local Staple’s stationery shop? The local BestBuy, for small appliances and computer related hardware?  The local Target store, for just about everything?

        No. Places that are not small are ………. big! 🙄

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          They are “big box”, true enough, true enough. So I did write that they are neither small not simply local. That is a negative qualifier … but I am not entirely sure if they count or not here. Because they are the local places I often go for day-to-day necessities as there are no others in my neighborhood. One could argue they have replaced small local shops and might have prevented others from getting started, but they also have been around for longer than I have been living in this neighborhood, or more than thirty three years by now. Although the Staple’s and the other two big box shops are somewhat more recent. I live in a large metropolitan area, while in some small towns, here in the USA, maybe some still have a local pharmacy that is not part of  a supermarket or a pharmacy’s chain, but a business locally owned and operated?

          And I just remembered my barbershop, that counts as one small local business too.

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          • #2403817

            “neither small nor simply local” means not small, i.e. big (and off-topic).

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            • #2403819

              Is the real world one lives in ever off topic? Or is this topic unrealistic and so “off topic”? It’s complicated, I believe, because so is the world one lives in.

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