sabboreno wrote:Likewise if you open next to a Teavana - you better pull out all the punches because those folks work on a good commission and they will outsell you everytime.
Call me crazy, but I feel like people don't necessarily like walking into Teavana and feeling like they are on a used car lot. So if a better alternative is available... I'm pretty sure they'd take it.
Still, Teavana is a fun store to walk into, where else can a TeaHead go (and many Teavanas at that) and be surrounded by Asian teaware? Unfortunately one needs a user's manual on how to dodge the broken record staff.
Competition is generally good, keeps everyone "sharp." You can't be complacent with another alternative down the street.
This is an interesting concept, actually, has some merit and some pitfalls.