Things have come to a pretty poor state when a business like Lightforce Computers can’t make it as viable business. They have been open in Byron for 22 years and have seen margins squeezed by big business to the extent that makes remaining open unrealistic. Now that Harvey Norman and other big traders can sell Apple products and shave their margins due to bulk buying in a manner that small businesses can’t, the small business can’t compete. This is happening all over the world in all industries. Do the big businesses offer the same sort of service that your local guys do? No, of course not. Do they know the local clientele or care about the local community? No way, we are the losers here. What a shame.
Here’s wishing all the best to the now unemployed staff of a Byron icon.