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Post Posted: Mar 29, 2020 9:46 pm 
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OK - I can see the need for Grocery stores cutting their open hours so they can clean and stock better for extra buying going on now. Now I notice nearly EVERY store doing this even if there doesn't seem to be a reason. Does this mean more people are going to lose jobs? A profit grab? Home Depot now closes at 6PM and the already limited store hours for Costco has shrunk even more to just 10AM to 6:30PM. Have they thought that maybe people still actually WORK during the day? Those evening hours are crucial for us "work during the day" folks. I wonder if this is just more foreboding of the "new normal" that we may see long after the virus. :mad:


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Let's hope not. The banks closing their lobbies has messed with me. The reason they are all giving is to protect their employees and help curtail the spread of the virus. My guess is that nobody really wants to be around anyone else until this thing is under control. I'm not working 'cause the little part time retail job I have stopped when the store completely closed indefinitely. I can't imagine that it is a profit grab since they lose money when they can't move inventory.

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OK - I can see the need for Grocery stores cutting their open hours so they can clean and stock better for extra buying going on now. Now I notice nearly EVERY store doing this even if there doesn't seem to be a reason.

Of course there is a reason. People are staying home and shopping less ... or at least, going into stores less and shopping more online. If people aren't packing the stores at all hours, why keep your business open all hours and burn that additional payroll when less revenue is coming in? Seems like basic economics, to me.

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Amazon is going to make billions out of this. UPS, too.

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Amazon is going to make billions out of this. UPS, too.

Which is not a good thing in my opinion. Amazon is already getting too big and their prices have been steadily going up with the increased market share.


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sunsetinthepines wrote:
OK - I can see the need for Grocery stores cutting their open hours so they can clean and stock better for extra buying going on now. Now I notice nearly EVERY store doing this even if there doesn't seem to be a reason.

Of course there is a reason. People are staying home and shopping less ... or at least, going into stores less and shopping more online. If people aren't packing the stores at all hours, why keep your business open all hours and burn that additional payroll when less revenue is coming in? Seems like basic economics, to me.

Costco still seems crowded to me. With so few things people can do, going to the store now is still a popular pastime - prudent or not.


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everyone is cleaning more.


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With the daily sales sinking and customer shopping and traffic very low it only makes sense to cut the hours. Also the majority of businesses I believe that they are doing a more intensive cleaning of their facility after regular hours.


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Shopping as a pastime? Right now? Anyone doing that is not only missing the point of the stay at home order, they're actually breaking the law.


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