Guest Editorial: 'Showrooming' is killing bricks-and-mortar stores
You've seen them, with their glowing smartphones in their hands, standing in the aisles at Best Buy or Barnes and Noble or some other store, whether a mom-and-pop or big chain. And maybe you've even done what they do. Maybe you've gone to a store, sought out what you wanted to buy, checked it out, considered it -- and then used your phone to buy it online cheaper, including saving yourself from having to pay state and local sales taxes.
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