Black People : Another company gone down the drain .... Borders Bookstore

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  1. rapunzal24

    rapunzal24 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well, today I found out at work that the company I worked for will no longer exist in a few weeks. Borders Bookstore is set to begin liquidation on Friday, such a shame. I feel bad for all of the older people that work in the store, it is pretty hard getting a job when you are 50+ years old and you are a retired teacher. By the grace of God I will be okay, but it is just sad that things like this are happening at a time like this, due to poor management by rich dudes who will still get their bonuses. Times are hard...please believe that!
     
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    capitalism.........
     
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    Yeah I seen the "Going Out of Business" sign a couple weeks ago at the location in my area.
    I never liked Borders they were to expensive. I would, however, be sad to see Barnes and Nobles go out of business. But with Amazon and the Kindle, B&N may also be on there way with putting up the "Going Out of Business" sign too. :(
     
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    Too true, I must admit, Borders was super expensive, I never bought DVDs or CDs from there, even with my employee discount. From my perspective, it seems that Amazon was the one that really did us in, and Barnes and Nobles was smart enough to jump on the bandwagon before the ish hit the fan. Amazon developed a deal with Borders involving our online website.....ooooowwwweeeee, they got Borders real good with that one, because basically all of the online stuff was done through Amazon, and the guys at the top were too stupid to realize it. By that time, they had already signed a 4 or 5 year contract, that was when all the drama began. I would give Barnes and Nobles another year or maybe two. The Nook is definitely keeping them alive, and they can still pay the publishers, (unlike Borders), but Amazon is killing them too, and these ereaders are make hardcopy books go the way of the tape cassette. I love to have my book in my hands, to touch and turn the page, to pull it out and see the cover's artwork (I know that sounds super corny), but when I had to move and bring all of my books with me.....an ereader was looking real good. As a matter of fact I might have to pick one up since they will be at an incredible price now.
     
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    Brother James I feel you, but I don't know, capitalism has it's downfall, but nobody likes two left shoes.
     
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    I feel you! You see that Kindle commercial where the guy has a Kindle and the girl says she prefers the book, because she can fold the page down to mark her spot?
     
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    That's it, to many the reading of a book can be an emotional experience, and it's like a marker in a certain time of their life. I haven't seen the commercial, but I would think that what she said would make someone rethink getting an ereader, or maybe I am too emotional about my books, and it is just me, LMBO!
     
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    Was the title of my post edited, or is it my imagination???
     
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    Yes Sister ... we have this policy ... Descriptive Titles are Required in Discussion Forums.

    I added ... Borders Bookstore ... to the title.

    Great topic, thanks for starting it.

    If you have more questions, let me know.

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    Destee
     
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    Commerce has always been a tumultuous sea ....
     
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