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I found it's much harder to get rid of stuff than acquire it. Many boomers are having estate sales to get rid of their stuff, (good stuff). Kids don't want their parents stuff, they want to collect their own newer stuff.
I hate waste and I have a problem throwing something out that still works fine, but I see people still do it. Most of my stuff (Burgman, lawn mower, chain saws, etc.) is over 15 years old and still works fine, yet they are worth nothing. In many cases, older stuff is better quality than new stuff. Too many things are disposable after a few years.

I tell my kids that when you buy a "want" expect it to be worth 10 cents on the dollar, to nothing when you want to get ride of it.
You should read the book "Future Shock" written by Alvin Toffler in 1970.

Future Shock is a book written by the futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970. In the book, Toffler defines the term "future shock" as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies. His shortest definition for the term is a personal perception of "too much change in too short a period of time". The book, which became an international bestseller, grew out of an article "The Future as a Way of Life" in Horizon magazine, Summer 1965 issue.[1][2][3][4] The book has sold over 6 million copies and has been widely translated.

We use the phrase "future shock" as a way of describing the social paralysis induced by rapid technological change.

He talks a lot about how disposable things people and society become. A lot of things become disposable, like Bic lighters and paper plates, use them, then throw them away. Almost everything, even people get used that way. It decreases the value of everything.
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Another 3,000 major retailers to close stores this year many going out of business completely . According to Bloomberg over 60,000 retail jobs have been lost this year alone . Even more smaller retailers are either closing locations or closing down all together .

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According to Bloomberg over 60,000 retail jobs have been lost this year alone . Even more smaller retailers are either closing locations or closing down all together .
That can simply be a market shift from B&M retailing to internet retailing (as well as many other things). Doesn't necessarily mean that people are cutting spending in general. How many jobs have been CREATED this year as a result of on-line shopping?

On the flipside...Pittsburgh is getting a new Duluth Trading Company retail store. Building it from scratch (rather than taking over some empty place). I couldn't be more excited about it either. Yeah, I COULD buy on-line from them, but I would rather buy in a store. In any case, this is a store that HAS STUFF PEOPLE WANT, rather than a bunch of crap. That's really the key to success in retailing.
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Okay now we can add to the list of businesses bleeding, Whole Foods:
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Okay now we can add to the list of businesses bleeding, Whole Foods:
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With nearly 50 million Americans on government food assistance , 75 million boomers retiring and according to the census more than half of 18 to 34 year old's now living with their parents , I doubt trendy businesses like Whole Foods will be around much longer .

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With nearly 50 million Americans on government food assistance , 75 million boomers retiring and according to the census more than half of 18 to 34 year old's now living with their parents , I doubt trendy businesses like Whole Foods will be around much longer .

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where do you think those 18-34 year olds tell their parents to shop? save a lot or whole foods? only premium froot loops for them!thankyouverymuch
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Premium fruit loops! LMAO.

That's an oxymoron for sure.

I do pick up a box once in a while for my 18 - 34 year old son. BUT only if they are on sale.

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it cant be over , I just spunt 200 dollars on riding britches when I cud have just ridden with no skivvies

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Premium fruit loops! LMAO.

That's an oxymoron for sure.
They are very common in California.
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