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Old 10-04-2020, 10:02 PM
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In these really-bad-science-fiction-movie times, we are all trying to support local businesses.

So I'm unsure what to do (if anything) about the following.

Small second-hand bookstore closed early in March. Okay, no surprise there.

But it is STILL closed. Other businesses (including at least one other second-hand bookstore) have reopened, even if only on a limited basis. The owner of this small bookstore last posted on her FB page on March 19. Numerous customers have posted since then (last post by a customer was eight weeks ago) asking if there was any news about a re-opening. There's been no response from the owner.

I'm tempted to recommend [Other Second-Hand Bookstore] to these people. On the one hand, I'm a bit reluctant to post the name of a direct competitor, as it feels almost like sabotage; OTOH ... we don't know what's going on with the owner of this place and there's no way of knowing when or if she will ever reopen. Posts on [Other Bookstore's] Facebook page show they are definitely open.

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Old 10-04-2020, 11:34 PM
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While I think that you should promote second book store to help them in these time, do not promote them on fisrt store's Facebook page.
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Old 10-05-2020, 12:11 AM
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While I think that you should promote second book store to help them in these time, do not promote them on fisrt store's Facebook page.
Thanks. That is what I was wondering.
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Old 10-09-2020, 05:02 PM
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I don't know about rude but the owner might be in some sort of, well, state? I don't know if you know this person personally but there might be a very good reason why they aren't opening again and promoting the other bookstore could just be rubbing salt in wounds.
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Old 10-21-2020, 01:42 AM
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Turns out to be just as well I did nothing, as was recommended: the store appears to be back in business.
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