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The Seven Types of Bookstore Customers

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by sparkchaser, Jun 11, 2009.

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Which of the Seven Types best describes you?

  1. Seeker

    4 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. Idiot

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  3. Grazer

    13 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Browser

    24 vote(s)
    46.2%
  5. Camper

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Independent

    6 vote(s)
    11.5%
  7. Time-suck

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  8. Stewart. I am Stewart.

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  9. Motokid. I go to the bookstore to chit chat with the other customers.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Mattyj

    Mattyj New Member

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    I'm a Time Suck - but only because the store owner is one of my best friends. :) Otherwise, I'm a browsing grazer.
     
  2. cajunmama

    cajunmama Active Member

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    I'm an Independent with Browser/Grazer/Seeker tendencies. I am not a camper, but, without any help, I can spend hours browsing and grazing, if I don't have one particular book on my agenda.
     
  3. pontalba

    pontalba Well-Known Member

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    I voted browser, although seeker, grazer or even independents have fit me on various occasions. ennh :D In many ways it depends on the bookstore. The second hand one I frequent on occasion is definite grazer territory, but the monoliths are more browser "friendly".
     
  4. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

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    At different times, I am different types among all of them, except I hope never a Time-Suck. I could joyfully live in a tent in a remote corner of my Borders bookstore/cafe if they wouldn't throw me out. Mostly though I scan for what is on my wish-list or what otherwise looks interesting. Then have a cup of coffee and narrow down the short pile I have found. Life is so hard. :lol:
     
  5. SFG75

    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a grazer with time camping tendencies. I would punch time consumers in the face if I could get away with it.
     
  6. steffee

    steffee Active Member

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    I voted for idiot, because nobody else had.

    If all grazers are campers, and some campers are seekers...
     
  7. Didi_Gogo

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    I usually start out as an idiotic seeker, then when I finally find the book(s) I want I'm a browser, which is how I spend the majority of my bookstore time... so I voted browser.
     
  8. alliterati

    alliterati New Member

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    Camper. I've read many a book in the bookstore, I even buy some of them.
     
  9. Heteronym

    Heteronym New Member

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    I don't think any of these categories really define me, but I chose Independent for being the most harmless. I'm a guy who likes to randomly go to the bookstore, knowing he wants to buy a book but not caring very much which one, who enjoys to visit every shelf waiting for a name or a title or a cover to strike my fancy.
     
  10. BeerWench13

    BeerWench13 Active Member

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    I chose Browser, but I'm really a Seeker who ends up becoming a browser once I have accomplished my original objective. I also fall under the Independent category because I hate to bother someone for assistance even though I know that's why they are there.

    I do have one bookstore that I visit where the guy who is usually there has a huge crush on me and loves to chit-chat. I never want to be rude and he gives me his employee discount (don't tell!), so I suppose I become a Time-Suck when I go there.
     

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