Thursday, June 19, 2008

Free Shipping

I was talking with my Grandmother last night about downtown Oakland. It used to be the place to go for shopping and she remembers when there were four large department stores downtown. She also mentioned something else interesting; free delivery. Since most people in the 20s and 30s took public transit shopping, if they bought an item at a department store it was delivered to their home, for free. Sure would make some transit trips easier to make when the complaint is, "I can't take that on the train."


kenf said...

Richard Layman at
has been suggesting this for as long as I have known him.

oaklandliving said...

That sounds nice, but in a way, I kind of like the shopping restrictions imposed by being transit dependent. I spend a lot less now then I used to when I had a car. And if I really need something large, I can always borrow a car to go get it.