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I have about $3.00 left on one.  Probably shouldn't of bought that membership back in December.

Oh no! where will I get my WSJ !?

We took our gift card and tried to use it up about a month ago when rumors of this were first circulating. 

 

When we checked out we had spent around $20 and came to find out we only had $1.70 left on that stupid card.  

 

False economy!  We could have gotten the same book on Amazon for $10 with shipping and not wasted the time and fuel driving out there.

I find it amusing that some people (no one here, mind you) who'd once disparaged the chain as a merciless corporate retail colossus that was obliterating everything in its path are now waxing nostalgic over its demise.

 

Farewell, Borders. I hardly knew ye.

I believe they recently had a nationwide Groupon offering as well.

The "progressive mindset" posits:

 

Any successful business = Evil Capitalist greedy bastards.

 

Any failed/failing business = Victim martyr of the "the people."


Michael Perz said:

I find it amusing that some people (no one here, mind you) who'd once disparaged the chain as a merciless corporate retail colossus that was obliterating everything in its path are now waxing nostalgic over its demise.

 

Farewell, Borders. I hardly knew ye.

And list of stores that are closing.


http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/st_borders0216_20110216...


Serge Lubomudrov said:

When the store at Clark/Diversey opened, I was disgusted to see the neighborhood flock in there.

I thought it would be a matter of months until the book stores that had served the neighborhood for decades would be gone.

I don't spend much time up that-a-way these days so I don't have a good sense of what else is or isn't still around, but I find it miraculous and wonderful that Unabridged has survived.

No nostalgia here.

(Although when that location becomes a Wal-Mart I may be . . .)

 

Michael Perz said:

I find it amusing that some people (no one here, mind you) who'd once disparaged the chain as a merciless corporate retail colossus that was obliterating everything in its path are now waxing nostalgic over its demise.

 

Farewell, Borders. I hardly knew ye.

That was Barnes and Noble.

Kevin said:
I believe they recently had a nationwide Groupon offering as well.

I've worked for Borders for 6 years, and I work at a publishing firm now that employs a ton of ex Borders employees.  It's not a perfect company (obviously,) but it has helped me move across the country, it's let me leave and come back, it supports it's employees to the best of it's abilities.  I really will be sad to see it go, and not because I work there one day a week.  It's kind of like a family to me and I'll miss it when it's gone.

 


H3N3 said:

When the store at Clark/Diversey opened, I was disgusted to see the neighborhood flock in there.

I thought it would be a matter of months until the book stores that had served the neighborhood for decades would be gone.

I don't spend much time up that-a-way these days so I don't have a good sense of what else is or isn't still around, but I find it miraculous and wonderful that Unabridged has survived.

No nostalgia here.

(Although when that location becomes a Wal-Mart I may be . . .)

 

Michael Perz said:

I find it amusing that some people (no one here, mind you) who'd once disparaged the chain as a merciless corporate retail colossus that was obliterating everything in its path are now waxing nostalgic over its demise.

 

Farewell, Borders. I hardly knew ye.

They're accepting them during the "Prices Slashed 10%" final closeout extravaganza.

Jared said:
I have about $3.00 left on one.  Probably shouldn't of bought that membership back in December.

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