Consumerism

If Myer went totally online, would the Christmas Windows turn into a web site?

Myer will close stores in Victoria and New South Wales and shrink surviving stores in response to the two-speed economy and online shopping. -- Myer to close or shrink stores as retail malaise bites Remembering that Myer Melbourne has already shrunk in size by about half, this isn't a huge surprise. Sounds like some of the smaller stores will be closed. I can't see it happening, but I

Film, Melbourne, Photos, transport, Video games

A few pics: Myer, trams, crocs and Star Wars

I don't have a proper blog post for you, so here's a few pictures from the last week or so. If you were looking for Myer's Lonsdale Street store, it's gone -- almost all of it except the facade. (When I was a kid, we often went into the City on a Friday night, had dinner at the Coles cafeteria in Bourke Street, then made our way up through the back of Myer to level 6, where the toy departmen

Consumerism, Home life

Smug – the washing machine

The washing machine is going well. Reading the new Myer catalogue, I thought I could feel smug that I'd paid $200 less than their sale price of $1099, then I noticed that the mob I bought it from has since dropped it by $80. Ah well, still happy with it. The only question is -- should I peel off the energy and water rating labels, or leave them there for prolonged smugness? What do th