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2009-05-22 Economy
Recession Turns Malls Into Ghost Towns
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-05-22 11:48|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6471 views ]  Top

#1 On the bright side, the turn-around time for online orders has shortened dramatically. Orders that used to take 5-7 business days are now arriving in 2-3. Money does talk.
Posted by Pappy 2009-05-22 12:44||   2009-05-22 12:44|| Front Page Top

#2 yep - I click-thru Fred's Amazon link to order. I ordered a book and two DVDs on a Saturday afternoon with standard (free) 5-7 day shipping, and got em Tuesday
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-05-22 13:06||   2009-05-22 13:06|| Front Page Top

#3 Nice picture of Detroit. Very...evocative.
Posted by tu3031 2009-05-22 14:34||   2009-05-22 14:34|| Front Page Top

#4 My local mall is turning off a lot of lights now, inside the mall itself and out in the parking lot. I actually feel guilty not buying anything from the other merchants when I go to the mall to my salon.

And IMO cell phones, texting, twitter, facebook helped kill the malls. Kids don't need to go there to meet other kids anymore.
Posted by Seafarious 2009-05-22 16:47||   2009-05-22 16:47|| Front Page Top

#5 I think that's Tincup, Sea. The area is being "renovated" - every summer, about 3000 people visit. There are three re-enactment groups that "populate" the town during that period. Life isn't easy there - there is no electricity and no running water, and it's cold enough at night you need a fire. There are also no "guest accommodations".
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2009-05-22 17:21|| http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]">[http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]  2009-05-22 17:21|| Front Page Top

#6 Sounds like fun to me. OP.
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2009-05-22 19:23||   2009-05-22 19:23|| Front Page Top

#7 FYI, same person whom had discussed with me why older societies-cultures like IRAN + NORTH KOREA will NOT = NEVER GIVE UP NUCWEAPS, etc as long as the younger USA chooses to keep its own also relayed that, back in the NE REGION OF USA [ States of PA + NJ] whence he came, that the LOCAL ECON IS SO BAD AMERS ARE TURNING VIOLENT AND BEGINNING TO FIGHT OR KILL EACH OTHER OVER FOOD + JOBS, ETC. LOCAL POLICE > are seeing skyrocketing incidences of violent crimes related to the economy???

ALso, that JAPAN IS NOW FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THE [US-GLOBAL]RECESSION/DEPRESSION which in turn will inevitably affect GUAM [2010-2012 iff not sooner] as Guam own econ is heavily dependent on JAPANESE-ASIAN TOURISM. WARNS THAT, CONTRARY TO RECENT MEDIA REPORS + DUE TO US STRATEGIC ALLY JAPAN BECOM SEROUSLY AFFECTED BY THE US-GLOBAL RECESSION, THE USA = USDOD MAY DECIDE BEFORE 2012 or 2014 TO CHANGE/ALTER AND DELAY THE US MARINE RELOC TO GUAM IN ORDER TO BOOST JAPAN [read, geopol + econ counterweight to CHINA, RUSS, + NORTH KOREA]???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-05-22 21:40||   2009-05-22 21:40|| Front Page Top

#8 Same in Perth, Oz. My wife remarked to me yesterdya that the stores were deserted.
Posted by Phil_B 2009-05-22 21:54||   2009-05-22 21:54|| Front Page Top

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