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    Quote Originally Posted by bradh View Post
    It does have a stupid layout, at least they hand out maps if you want
    Maps? Are you for real? If a store has to hand out maps, that's a pretty good indicator they have a bad design. Kind of like when you visit a website and the first thing you see is instructions on how to use the site. That's and indicator of bad design.

    Design things well and then there's no need for instruction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traxx View Post
    Design things well and then there's no need for instruction.
    I'm going disagree with this principle behind this statement. If you have a standard set for something, but there is a better way to do it, you'll often need to acclimatize people to the change with, for example, provided instructions. The design itself may actually be an improvement in the long-term, but because it is new and differs from the standard, you have to educate in how it works. Intuitiveness of a design is good, but not the only indicator of quality.

    Not that I think this is the case with this store at all.

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    Don't know about B4L; I haven't been in one in 15 years.

    But I LOVE the Uptown Grocery in Edmond. We are frequent shoppers. And it's consistently busy, well-stocked, well-staffed, and friendly. We occasionally find ourselves at Target (so we can also get non-food items in the same trip) or Trader Joe's (for unique items or to get their frozen goods), but Uptown is our staple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkasa View Post
    I'm going disagree with this principle behind this statement. If you have a standard set for something, but there is a better way to do it, you'll often need to acclimatize people to the change with, for example, provided instructions. The design itself may actually be an improvement in the long-term, but because it is new and differs from the standard, you have to educate in how it works. Intuitiveness of a design is good, but not the only indicator of quality.

    Not that I think this is the case with this store at all.
    I don't think I ever said that a design being intuitive was the only indicator of quality. If I did, please show me where. Acclimating users to change is a whole lot different than giving out instructions of how to use a confusing website or store or what have you.

    A person walks into a store, they just wanna start shopping. They don't want to have to study a map to find out that the bell peppers are kept right next to the clorox bleach. A person visits a website, they just wanna start using it. They don't want to read a pdf about where and how to find useful things on the website. If they experience any of these situations, most people are not likely to come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traxx View Post
    I don't think I ever said that a design being intuitive was the only indicator of quality. If I did, please show me where. Acclimating users to change is a whole lot different than giving out instructions of how to use a confusing website or store or what have you.

    A person walks into a store, they just wanna start shopping. They don't want to have to study a map to find out that the bell peppers are kept right next to the clorox bleach. A person visits a website, they just wanna start using it. They don't want to read a pdf about where and how to find useful things on the website. If they experience any of these situations, most people are not likely to come back.
    I was really just splitting hairs on the specific blanket statement that a good design will not need instruction. Perhaps you didn't intend that to be a blanket statement in the first place. Of course there are differences between an inherently confusing design and instructing people on a change; that was pretty much my point. I didn't really intend to turn this into a kerfuffle.

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    Buy for less answers TLO questions.

    http://www.thelostogle.com/2017/02/0...ns/#more-69765
    Don't hassle me, I'm local.

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    Thanks for posting that, Stew.

    That really does make me feel better about where they're at.

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    . . .really appreciate the "good news" follow-up!! To often, bad news stories just linger on, and on, and . . .on. Sure hope all is well. . .and remains well. . . in Uptown/B4L town!!
    Last edited by foodiefan; 02-07-2017 at 07:43 AM. Reason: sp

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    Any update on plans for the 23rd and Penn Buy For Less location?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BridgeBurner View Post
    Any update on plans for the 23rd and Penn Buy For Less location?
    The building is owned by Dan Dill out of El Reno. He owns other properties in town and they are all rented to Goodwill or Dollar Stores.

    I am not optimistic anything good is going to happen here in the near future.

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    Oh boy, thanks for the heads up haha. I'll cross my fingers that he changes things up since there is already both a Dollar Tree and a Goodwill donation center at intersection...

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    There seems to be work being done on the interior of the old Buy For Less on 23rd and Penn. Any idea what is going on there?

  13. #38

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    Maybe a joint Dollar General / Goodwill store-donation center inside! the old BFL building?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BridgeBurner View Post
    Oh boy, thanks for the heads up haha. I'll cross my fingers that he changes things up since there is already both a Dollar Tree and a Goodwill donation center at intersection...
    VASA is a lot better than a Dollar Tree or Goodwill.

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