Standard retailers have been feeling the pinch of online retail for a long time now. The ways in which they deal with their online competitors vary, but whatever it is online retail has going for it, it's not far from traditional retail's thoughts. That's why it's become such a common event for places like Target to match the prices found at their online rivals during the holidays. For Target, however, the holidays are about to be extended. The company will now match the prices of Amazon each and every single day of the year.
Like outer space, Amazon.com is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. Besides being the number one online retailer, and having successfully launched a line of branded eReaders when everyone was pretty much just twiddling their thumbs on the whole eReader thing, the company has square footage and enough space and money to put it on par with nations. Not bad for an online company. Read on after the break for more on just how huge Amazon really is.
As the result of a recent undercover shopper study, the Federal Trade Commission has declared video game retailers the best at not selling mature-rated content to minors. The FTC found that only 13% of minors were able to purchase content rated Mature (ages 17 and up) by the ESRB. Of the games retailers secretly shopped, GameStop performed the best, only allowing 8% of minors to purchase an M-rated game, with Target second at 9% and KMart third at 10%. Compared to other forms of media, such as movies and music, the video game retailers did an even better job: The FTC found that 33% of minors were able to buy an R-rated movie, 38% were able to rent an R-rated movie, and 68% were able to buy music with a parental advisory warning label. (USA Today via GamesRadar)