Of late i've noticed members of my own family, their friends and others buying many of their needs on the internet. Household goods, footwear, clothing, toys, beauty products and pharmaceutical in particular are popular buys. Reasons given to me when I asked why they shop this way are usually the price and the convenience, no parking, far better prices, choice, quality and great delivery Now and again they visit the high street shops/chains, check out price, new styles, what's popular, etc, come home, meet up with friends to browse and google and then make their purchase. I understand some of the high street stores have an internet presence but a lot of the purchases are from other companies. Very obvious with all the courier companies delivering parcels here there and everywhere throughout the country that this shopping is getting more popular by the day and it's certainly going to have a massive effect on the high street trade. Plenty of high rents paid by major labels and everyone else in renting out places at the moment, some locked in for years and all that. But what happens when the bottom falls out of their business's and they can no longer the rent? Will we see an epidemic of closed doors, unpaid rents with huge knock on effects as a result. What do people think?