Unit 4 - Interviews - MAIN POST
American InterContinental University
18-25 Year Old Interview
A 21 year old female cadet at West Point who likes to buy from websites because her schedule doesn't allow her to go out that often. It gives her more variety and then she can have the thing mailed directly to the person.
She likes to shop at bricks and mortar when she can because it is nice to see the things she is buying before, but with the internet and photos this day it isn't too hard.
26-45 Year Old Interview
A 45 Year old female who purchases more books on line than software. Her purchasing of books is based on her reading habits along with her lack of knowledge of computer programs and software.
She prefers not to purchase over the Internet as she doesn't trust placing her personal information on the Internet. She prefers shopping at a brick and mortar establishment as she can physically see the items in person. She only shops on line for books or if she has an emergency situation and cannot get to the store to purchase the item
46 Year and Older Interview
A 64 year old female who prefers to buy from web site and have it delivered for software. It is convenient and is easier to review it on line and pick out selections. The convenience is to point and click and not sort thru shelves of boxes.
When buying books, she prefers to look on line or to read on line but I do enjoy a real book store as the store itself is charming. Bookstores which are set up like a comfortable living room are my favorites as they invite you to unplug from technology and chill.
From an economic standpoint, you do save on gas, wear and tear on a vehicle, traffic jams and etc. There is also pleasure in taking a trip to a book store as the trip itself is part of the whole experience.
In summary depending on whether you are looking for convenience only or a distraction from your busy lifestyle that will determine which you chose. Most people enjoy variety in life so she thinks both choices will be around for individuals for years to come.
The responses differ largely based on the each interviewee's availability to shop at a local store and their comfort level with the use of the Internet and technology.