Talk:Proposed features/Appliance Store

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hardware store

It's not hardware store? Could a shop that sells washing machines be put in a hardware shop category? Logictheo 05:08, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

a hardware store is about iron (nails, screws, bars, ...) and tools (hammers, screw drivers, ...) and similar. --Dieterdreist 11:11, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


Is this not covered by Tag:shop=electronics ? -- Harry Wood 13:24, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

No, it isn't, shop=electronics is defined for consumer electronic. This tag is for stuff like washing machines, flattening irons, kitchen tools, ... --Dieterdreist 11:05, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Well I think washing machines are "consumer" items too. But I think I know what you mean. A washing machine is an "appliance", maybe because it's sort of built-in and more industrial strength. Meanwhile you'd be less likely to describe a small radio as an appliance. It's electronics because it's more lightweight. ...or something.
But actually I think both of them can be described as both electronics and appliances. I'd recommend just mapping everything as shop=electronics
-- Harry Wood 17:46, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
maybe you are confusing electronics and electric? Have a look at wikipedia: "Electronics deals with electrical circuits that involve active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, and associated passive interconnection technologies. The nonlinear behaviour of active components and their ability to control electron flows makes amplification of weak signals possible and electronics is widely used in information processing, telecommunications, and signal processing. " Appliances, especially the part that is the "heart" of the device, its main functioning part, isn't electronic, but simple electric current, e.g. a flattening iron, an electric heater. This is not about "industrial strength" vs. delicate devices, the thing is that a washing machine doesn't require electronics to work (even though a modern washing machine might have some electronic controls in it), while a cd-player won't work without electronics. Electronics is about signal processing. --Dieterdreist (talk) 13:08, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Well there's the academic field of study known as a "electronics", which is about electrical circuits and signal processing. Not surprisingly that's what the wikipedia encyclopaedia article describes.
But we're talking about an "electronics shop". And the question is... You want to map a shop which sells nothing but washing machines and fridges. Can it correctly be called an "electronics" shop? I'm saying the answer is yes. Reasonably correct, but you don't seem to believe me.
-- Harry Wood (talk) 14:24, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Can I just chip in here to say that, in my view, an 'electronics' shop would sell, eg. soldering irons, cables, adapters, circuit testers, perhaps some small appliances such as digital cameras or radios. Like Radio Shack in the US. I wouldn't expect to see large appliances (white goods) like fridges or washing machines in an electronics store-- you see these in a different type of shop. I think there's a pretty obvious need for a separate tag. -- SDavies (talk) 08:11, 12 November 2016 (UTC)