Camera stores have reached a point in their evolution where they are no longer able to breed and produce new camera stores; consequently extinction is inevitable. This species of retail outlet has a business model is no longer viable. Margins have been reduced to a point that independent camera stores can no longer survive in the face of mail-order competition. Sales taxes contribute to the problem as does showrooming. The combination of these factors means the end is near. See Another Big Camera Store Fails: Why Are So Many Closing? for more details on the decline of the camera store.
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