A lot of stores lament the fact that people come in, check out their merchandise, and then go online to buy (and usually cheaper). A lot of stores are going out of business because of this.
I'll tell you why.
I need tall jeans. I can't buy them in the stores. At least not tall jeans that aren't low-riding. I can only buy them online.
I recently tried to buy a pair of sneakers at a local store.
"Sorry, we don't carry your size." Why? Because it was wide?
At another store, I tried to buy a pair of winter boots. "Sorry, we don't carry that size." (Again with the wide. Must be all those years of going barefoot and wearing flip flops.
I had to go online to buy all three items. (Of course, in the last two instances, I just went to their own websites.)
I know it's expensive to carry one (or more) of everything, but if a store won't carry what I (or anyone else needs) is it any wonder they're going out of business like crazy?