I just went to Staples to buy some office supplies. I was looking at printers and they all had a thick layer of dust on them. Then I noticed that all the products on the shelf were spaced really far apart. Then I took a step back and noticed the aisles were twice as wide as they used to be. It looks like they removed a whole lot of shelving and pushed the remaining shelfs far apart. There were also empty sections of pegboard and products hung one or two deep. I used to run a retail store so I notice these things. I went into a big box electronics store. Same thing! The economy must be really hitting retail hard. How are the stores in your area doing?