Now, this is interesting. Just as I was beginning to think that malls were going the way of the Dodo bird, a surprise pops up. Get this - I just read an article that says Amazon has been in talks for months with Simon Properties (the mall people) to convert some of their Sears and JCPenny locations into Amazon distribution centers. If you think about it, it actually makes sense. The locations are there and Simon has already done all the legwork. They've chosen the most prime of prime locations and have made the malls as famous as possible. Both the stores who rent space in the malls as well as Amazon are in the retail business, so if Amazon can capitalize on location and proximity to people, they can use these spaces to get their products to consumers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Very interesting news.