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Current Debate - Will online shopping kill off our high street?

Will online shopping kill off our high street?

(+) Offline: A chance to socialise, bargain hunt, taking time with shopping, Online: quick service. (-) Shop keepers apathetic to change, Online shopping can lead to fraud, poor delivery services (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2014)

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Has The Recent Success Of Ice Bucket Challenge Changed The Future Of Healthcare Fundraising?

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Does Britain still need a monarchy?

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Should cannabis be legalised?

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Is capital punishment wrong?

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Do animals have rights?

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Is Parliament still sovereign?

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Current Debate - Which Are Your Five Favourite Cities In The UK?

Which Are Your Five Favourite Cities In The UK?

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Summer Holidays: Best Memories and Places

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Current Debate - Your top 5 favourite films of all time

Your top 5 favourite films of all time

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Review of the Year 2013

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How do you shop for food?

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Does true love really exist?

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Ageism in employment

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Should Parents Limit Their Kids Time Playing Video Games?

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Does violence on the screen create violence in society?

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Gotta Keep On Top If You Want To Keep Your Shop!

Advantages: Offline: A chance to socialise, bargain hunt, taking time with shopping, Online: quick service.
Disadvantages: Shop keepers apathetic to change, Online shopping can lead to fraud, poor delivery services

Seven years ago whilst going through teaching training university and holding down three jobs, I can’t quite believe I also found time to work at a Pound store. I was identified to take on an assistant managerial position, which then led to learning how t ...

Nar2 22.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Will online shopping kill off our high street?

"One day son, all this will be fields"

Advantages: Our town centres could look and be better at the end
Disadvantages: We have to get there

There’s no doubt that the internet has altered how we socially interact with each other and how different the availability of some items have changed. This twin change is already impacting upon the shape and look of our high streets; however to my mind ho ...

cr01 19.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Will online shopping kill off our high street?

Balancing what we need with what we think we need.

Advantages: Brand awareness, reaching more people, more promotional tools.
Disadvantages: Change in this case means sacrifice & growth which is upsetting especially if not merit based.

What is a highstreet? Silly question? I realized its quite easy to focus on a side of highstreet and online shopping e.g. the thriving (usually a brand that has both physical and virtual presence but not always), the dwindling (focusing on highst ...

ladyofflame 26.10.2014 · Read full review
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Revolution or Evolution

Advantages: The High street must change to survive
Disadvantages: or we will all end up permantently plugged into our computers

Many of us, as am I currently whilst writing this review, are glued to our computers most evenings. We check our emails, catch up on uncompleted workloads, like our friends inane comments on Facebook, listen to music, watch yet more cute cat videos on Yo ...

bettyboo47 26.10.2014 · Read full review
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Death of a High Street? Not Just Yet...

Advantages: There are benefits to shopping online AND locally. Small, alternative communities can thrive.
Disadvantages: Some towns are becoming virtually deserted.

Online shopping has supposedly exploded in recent years, bringing up a familiar cry of: “It’s killing our high streets!” Echoing sentiments of home-taping killing music, video killing the radio star and so on... I can’t help feel it’s another revolution i ...

littleowlski 17.10.2014 · Read full review
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