Your post reminds me of how different thing have become in such a short time.
Our little village had a few turn of the Century 3-4 story brick buildings, one being a Woolworths.
The second story had all the cool toys.
The ancient floor was warped and wavy like the ocean, and creaked with every step.
The floor was never painted - maybe stained once when new, so to me even at a very young age seemed like going back into the '30s.
There you could pick up the items, examine them...a tactile experience, unlike online shopping.
Sometimes you'd see a neighbor or acquaintece, also unlike online.
Face to face human contact must be at an all-time low. You can thank Facebook for that too.