What Amazon did to Circuit City , Best Buy , Staples , Officemax and Borders was not due to Amazon it was due to retailers own inability to survive - Target , Walmart and many other still exsiss -what essentially stands out is generalization and broder selection is needed - specialization will die .
Was flipkart and snapdeal able to impact and retailers in India - well never heard of Vijay Sales closing , Big Bazar Closing or a local store closing so the impact they created was minimal at the best . They failed to make a dent . Did they create new markets - NO , did they make new customers - NO .
What is Amazon doing in India - Amazon is doing exactly the same thing it did in USA , however India is different .
What Indians have done till date is Hopped store