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Dee Jackman, owner of Jitterbug Antiques & Toys (243 E. 300 South), wants Utahns to think twice before their next Internet purchase.



“eBay has literally just slit the throats of all the shops. … All those people that used to come in, who were looking for things, liked to handle things and touch things, they don’t do it anymore. They sit home on their butts and buy it off eBay. … I’m doing one-third of what it was seven years ago and it’s all because of eBay. It’s like a big leech, a bloodsucker. The sad thing is this: It’s going to come to a point where the little shops like this are gone.

His message for shoppers: “Support your local businesses.

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