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Old 04-03-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Kinda bitter sign outside a closing Borders Store

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Old 04-03-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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Because that will help them get their business back? The sad thing, is that someone could look at that and decide not to shop at any other Borders (or Borders affiliate) anywhere.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:24 PM   #3
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I doubt that. The meaning, I think, is pretty clear: You'll regret not having physical stores... deal. Bitter, but true.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:27 PM   #4
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I doubt that. The meaning, I think, is pretty clear: You'll regret not having physical stores... deal.
Oh, I get their point, I'm just saying someone could be offended by it, and choose to "boycott", on principle. I know - I have one in my extended family. She can be a little boycott crazy at times.
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You know, when I shop on Amazon, I've got a bathroom right there...

Something about shopping from home.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:32 PM   #6
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You know, when I shop on Amazon, I've got a bathroom right there...

Something about shopping from home.
lol, good point!
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:44 PM   #7
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You know, when I shop on Amazon, I've got a bathroom right there...

Something about shopping from home.
Exactly!

They can't blame Amazon for their failure to keep up with buying trends.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:45 PM   #8
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I don't think Borders can legitimately claim that Amazon is the cause of its problems.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:51 PM   #9
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I don't think Borders can legitimately claim that Amazon is the cause of its problems.
I know the staff at our local Borders blamed the rent: though they were in the same strip mall as both Linens and Things, and Circuit City.....
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:17 PM   #10
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I wonder if a hundred years ago stores that sold buggy whips and paraphernalia put up signs that said:

No Restrooms.
Try the Ford dealership.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:21 PM   #11
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I suppose if bathrooms were the only reason people went into their store, they would close--or start charging for the bathroom.

I don't know why I would regret their closing, especially with that attitude.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #12
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I took it to mean Borders doesn't sell restrooms but Amazon does.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #13
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I know the staff at our local Borders blamed the rent: though they were in the same strip mall as both Linens and Things, and Circuit City.....
I'm guessing that's true for most retailers that have closed. Commercial leases are very high in many places.
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I'm guessing that's true for most retailers that have closed. Commercial leases are very high in many places.
I just thought it was funny that we had all three of those chains in the same strip mall.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:57 PM   #15
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They have no sense of irony, do they?

Borders and B&N drove thousands of small booksellers out of business, now it's their turn.

I also doubt they tore out their restrooms.
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