Sick of feeling like an offline showroom for online buyers, a specialty food store in Australia institutes a $5 showrooming fee for shoppers.
The hulking but hush-hush project, "personally directed" by co-founder Sergey Brin, is going to be a showroom for Google's special projects and products, according to CBS' San Francisco affiliate.
The biggest issue is that these price-matching deals require the buyer to do the homework to get a deal. Such moves are mostly just good PR.
Analysis: With contextual search, price comparison, and checkout all rolled into one, Firefly is the key feature that brings Amazon's fight to the doorstep of every store.
The quad-core handset is just the latest of many crave-worthy gadgets featured at Seoul's Samsung D'light showroom.
Ever wonder why the TV you're considering costs the same in every store, and online? It's not a coincidence, it's UPP. Say goodbye to deal hunting.
The first part of Best Buy's store plan revolves around what the customer sees in the big box stores. The second part uses those stores as an online fulfillment center.
Customers who buy any Galaxy mobile device from June 26 to July 6 will receive a $50 Best Buy gift card.
Amazon Glass could provide the augmented reality version of shopping and redefine the showrooming experience.