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Title: owner of a lonely heart
Joined: Jul 06 2007
Location: phoenix, az usa
PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 12:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

here is a list of stores closing down.
http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/st_borders0216_20110216.html

i went to one earlier today that had everything at 40% off or more. and some items even got an additional 10% off at the register. so, if you want to buy some stuff cheap, do it quick.


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Klimbatize
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PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 02:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the heads up, I'm going to my local one tomorrow.

Sucks to see any bookstores closing down though.


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GPFontaine
Joined: Dec 06 2007
Location: Connecticut
PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 09:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

It makes sense that book stores would close down (internet/libraries). It is a shame that large book stores had to take out all the small ones in order to become big enough for the internet to destroy them. I have no love for the mega bookstores, but those old school tiny hole in the wall ones were great.



 
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AtmanRyu
Title: The Wandering Dragon
Joined: Jun 25 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 09:43 am Reply with quote Back to top

Some that were nearby me closed weeks ago. :/
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Jack Slater
Title: Friendly Felon
Joined: May 17 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 10:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

I wonder how this will affect the used book stores. I damn sure can't afford to buy books from retail bookstores, but if they're closed, then inventory for used book stores will inevitably suffer.

Borders is dying because they charged too goddamn much for everything.


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brellow
Joined: Mar 08 2011
Location: Ohio
PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 10:46 am Reply with quote Back to top

I was at the closing one near my parents house this week and it was just super depressing. They are near the end of their closing and not a lot was left. Most of the shelves were being sold off as well. And even though they were closing their best deal still couldn't beat half price books. I don't know of a company that would want the awful location their store is in, it will probably sit empty for a long time since it is next to a mall that is also dying.


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SNESGuy
Title: El Duderino
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Location: Da D.C
PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 01:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hopefully ill be able to go today, cheap comic books fuck yeah


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Blackout
Title: Captain Oblivious
Joined: Sep 01 2007
Location: That Rainy State
PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 05:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I remember when this happened with all the FYE's and Blockbusters in my area, book stores are next eh?

What's gonna happen when you can only buy stuff like cds dvds and books online, and the damn internet breaks?



 
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PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 08:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Holy Shit i got a ton of comic books all 50% off, its really worth it to go. Will post pictures later


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Title: owner of a lonely heart
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PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 09:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

the one i went to had a super limited selection since most of the crap was gone already


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PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 10:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, I couldn't find anything I set out to find. The place was ransacked and a total mess. I think they took all the good shit and moved it to other stores. Waste of gas for me.


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Izzy
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Location: KC, KS
PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 11:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Almost everything I looked at could be found cheaper on amazon (new).



 
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PostPosted: Mar 27 2011 11:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It's true. I just looked up the books I bought on Amazon and they both were still cheaper on there. Fuck you, Borders. I changed my mind about missing you.


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