re: Showrooming.......if this kills brick and morter stores (Posted on 12/4/12 at 12:27 am to ShortyRob)
For something like this to work you would need to be a in a big market area IMO, like a Dallas, Chicago or New York. It may not work well in mid size markets like New Orleans or Orlando.
Showrooming is not only going to kill many retailers but also hurt the retail real estate market, commercial construction, trucking companies and so on.
My background is in traditional retail and e-commerce. Amazon is the beast out there right now. They're retail pricing is so cheap in some areas even niche industry e-commerce retailers with good wholesale buying power have trouble competing.