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Amazon to $314? You Betcha

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The weekend before Thanksgiving, I visited TheStreet contributor Robert Weinstein at his relatively rural home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

We saw deer. We walked Bob's dog on the pitch black, dead silent streets of Eau Claire. We shot guns.

It was a great time.

I love nothing more than imposing on another family's daily routine. Plus, as a lover and/or student of all built and natural environments, I seize every opportunity I can to spend time in a place I have never been or would not visit otherwise.

It's also fun to team up with Bob's wife to pick on him for his quirks and divergent political views.

Part of my goal is to get to her to do more than nod in agreement when I attack Bob. Because she's a native of that whole Wisconsin/Minnesota region, I strive to get a "You Betcha" out of her here or there. The Wisconsin accent and way of speaking is my second favorite North American dialect, sandwiched between Pittsburgh's penchant for "yunz guys" and the trademark New York "yo" attitude.

If I went after Weinstein for his bearish views on (AMZN - Get Report), his wife would nod in agreement. And, if I said, Mrs. Weinstein, do you shop at, she would respond with a hearty You Betcha!.

In fact, I am friends with Bob's wife on Facebook. Over the weekend, she posted:

Ahhh, Black Friday shopping at home with my laptop and my chai tea. No lines, no crabby people, and the packages delivered right to my door. :) Thank you, Amazon, and Target!

I do not need to make this any more complicated than it needs to be.

Put two and two together.

I have written several articles on what a soulless and pointless experience most of brick and mortar retail has become. See my latest: The Death and Life of Great American Retailers.

People like Bob's wife. People like me. People like you. We no longer have a reason to seek out sociality in physical retail environments. Trips to the shopping mall to "people watch" are a thing of the past. We can gawk and spy and eavesdrop and gossip online all we want now, 24/7.

Heck, when Bob and I visited the Mall of America, we wandered. We only stopped in two places for any length of time. The amusement park area of the place and the corridor where the Apple (AAPL - Get Report) and Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) stores face one another.
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