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Old 09-10-2019, 12:12 PM
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I'm a big fan of the Villages ability to capitalize on virtually every opportunity to profit while providing a wonderful life for residents. That's why I don't understand why Banner Mercantile does not have an online website. When you think of all the folks who own but haven't retired yet, there is a HUGE market for Villages caps, tee shirts, etc. It makes doesn't make any sense that they would leave all that money on the table.. Anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:20 PM
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I'm a big fan of the Villages ability to capitalize on virtually every opportunity to profit while providing a wonderful life for residents. That's why I don't understand why Banner Mercantile does not have an online website. When you think of all the folks who own but haven't retired yet, there is a HUGE market for Villages caps, tee shirts, etc. It makes doesn't make any sense that they would leave all that money on the table.. Anyone have any thoughts?
The Villages in general is not very tech savvy. They don't offer free guest wifi at any rec center. The apps are not user friendly. They hand out PAPER tickets. People subscribe to a PAPER newsprint. If they really wanted to move in the 2000 they could hire some young people to update and improve their technology access to people in their 40's and 50's, who grew up with computers...

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Old 09-10-2019, 01:11 PM
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I think they're missing out on a great opportunity..
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:45 PM
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I am not so sure it would be a big seller. I rarely see people wearing clothes that are imprinted with The Villages. I have lived here 7 years and have never purchased anything in their stores. People who own homes here and not moved can purchase at closing or when they are visiting.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:48 PM
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I mostly wear my villages regalia when I am up north in Maine. It helps me to feel connected to my southern home.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:51 PM
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It's a personal choice. My husband and I own zero TV apparel.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:56 PM
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The Villages in general is not very tech savvy. They don't offer free guest wifi at any rec center. The apps are not user friendly. They hand out PAPER tickets. People subscribe to a PAPER newsprint. If they really wanted to move in the 2000 they could hire some young people to update and improve their technology access to people in their 40's and 50's, who grew up with computers...

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They don't need to even hire "young people." Some of us AARP members are tech savvy. Heck, the guy who created the first personal computer, Ed Roberts, did so in 1975. He was 68 when he died of complications from pneumonia in 2010. Personal computers and software have been around a LONG, LONG time.

Co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, is 69. The guy who invented the Android operating system, Andy Rubin, is a spry 56. Bill Gates of Microsoft fame is 63.

There's no reason for The Villages to be lax on keeping up with technology.
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:42 PM
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And yet they are...

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Old 09-10-2019, 03:56 PM
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I wear my Villages stuff as a matter of pride..
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:07 PM
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The villages needs to fast forward about 20 years tech wise. The rec dept was still using dos 8 years ago.
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