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invalidname



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:25 am Reply with quote
So, is this going to do to manga in the US what the Musicland bankruptcy did to anime?
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ZeetherKID77



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:35 am Reply with quote
invalidname wrote:
So, is this going to do to manga in the US what the Musicland bankruptcy did to anime?

Hopefully not.
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neocloud9



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:36 am Reply with quote
So, we're only losing some locations? Not all?
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Yorozuya



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:41 am Reply with quote
Thats a lot of jobs...
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Egan Loo



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:46 am Reply with quote
neocloud9 wrote:
So, we're only losing some locations? Not all?


Borders lists the stores that are closing.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:56 am Reply with quote
Funny this story comes through I was just by a local Borders. Things seem very bad.
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Nineofclubs



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:08 pm Reply with quote
Yeah I don't think San Antonio was even touched, bookstores seem to do well in this city.

Sad about all the other poor borders locations though.
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ZeetherKID77



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:14 pm Reply with quote
Oh great, the one store I wanted to go to is on the closing list. Crying or Very sad
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:18 pm Reply with quote
Well that good the one near me isnt closing but for getting new manga in the store is going to be limited maybe
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chefneer
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:31 pm Reply with quote
My store is on the list. Sigh!
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Sailor S



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:33 pm Reply with quote
I thought for sure when I saw Boston on the list that the store near me would close to, but it doesn't appear to be on that list. Still, they don't seem to be getting new stock very quickly, I'm about 25 releases behind on stuff I'm reading, so if they aren't going to be able to get new releases of manga then it doesn't matter much if they're open or not.
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CheechMonger



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:34 pm Reply with quote
One that I normally go to is closing Sad ; there is a second one I also go to that isn't on the list, so that is good.
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esw01407



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:35 pm Reply with quote
The remaining stores in NEPA all survived, but we were hit hard in the last round of closings. I'm surprised there closing King of Prussia, that's one of the nicest Borders stores I've seen.
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nekedo



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:36 pm Reply with quote
firedragon54738 wrote:
Well that good the one near me isnt closing but for getting new manga in the store is going to be limited maybe

No, they'll continue to operate normally, as they say.

I just really hope people don't freak out and stop going to Borders altogether (of course, if a local one is closing, that can't be helped). They can't recuperate if they aren't making money.
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FeralKat



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:46 pm Reply with quote
They're closing all the stores in my area (6 locations!!)! ;__; I'll have to drive 15-30 miles to go to a bookstore now!
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