07 April 2011

5 (as seen at the closing borders on chicago’s michigan ave.)


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes, be bitter Borders. It is certainly Amazon's fault you made no effort to sell your wares over the internet in any fashion whatsoever.

In all seriousness, this is kind of like the Yankees complaining about the Red Sox signing up all the best free agents.

oline said...

good analogy, pirate. now if only the american league would play some real baseball...

Osutein said...

Hell, as I think you said, Dougo, Borders barely tried to sell their wares in their own store. At least not the books.

jmillewitz said...

I think this is really funny.

I went into a closing borders on Tues. to take advantage of the 70% off books. While I was checking out I asked the cashier if Borders was offering any transfer opportunities. The cashier flashed a rueful smile and informed me that Borders corporate is discouraging store manager to accept transfer applications. That way they can hire people on as temps and not pay for benefits for full-time employees. which just fills me with ickyness. It's not the cashiers fault Borders corporate was so behind the curve they didn't set up an online store.

Truly customer service has jaded me.

oline said...

well THAT'S a fascinating tidbit...