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NEWS: U.S. Borders Book Chain to Close Up to 51 More Stores


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SaiyanHero16



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:39 pm Reply with quote
Guess I better get rid of the card on my keychain. Sad
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Redlinks



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:13 pm Reply with quote
Well this certainly stinks. D: Thankfully, no word on anymore closings in Virginia.
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outlawwolf



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:37 pm Reply with quote
And my store is still open! Though now that the two biggest stores in my area, Columbus Circle and Penn Plaza are about to go, it's going to be insanely hard to keep customers convinced that we're going to get through this.

Seriously, Penn Plaza going is a huge freakin blow. This summer is not going to be a kind one.
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ikuyias



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:22 pm Reply with quote
Sad Well, that's a big-ass bummer! But, if this is what Borders needs to do to survive, then I guess they have to close the stores. We have had 2 stores close in the San Diego area, one of which I used to go to a lot. There is another Borders I can go to & thankfully, that one is not on the list. However, I feel bad for those whose stores are closing & also for those who now (or soon will) have NO Borders to go to. I hope that this latest anticipated round of closings is the last and that Borders can dig itself out of this hole they are in.
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:40 pm Reply with quote
That was close at less the store near me is still open but I wounder for how long
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:12 pm Reply with quote
Sad dang it.
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Sunday Silence



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:43 pm Reply with quote
firedragon54738 wrote:
That was close at less the store near me is still open but I wounder for how long


One possibility:

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Najafi Cos., which already owns media properties, might be interested in Borders' profitable stores, merchandise and customer database but not its headquarters or work force, Conway said.


Translation: Outright liquidation for one potential bidder.
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Dark Absol



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:53 pm Reply with quote
So, my Borders dodged another bullet again (the one in Tallahassee). But it sucks that 51 more in addition to 200 has closed down. :/
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Sunday Silence



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:00 pm Reply with quote
I just noticed it now, but why is US based anime news on the UK boards?
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Monster in a box



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:43 pm Reply with quote
Mine is still safe...for now.
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Emma Iveli



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:47 pm Reply with quote
That sucks (checks list) Oh good, the last one in San Francisco is still open. But then again, I'm not surprised that one would stay open. It's in the best location for a book store. It's really close to San Francisco State. I wouldn't be surprised if a good chunk of the people who buy books there are students.
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RoverTX



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:11 am Reply with quote
They have closed down all their stores in central Texas, but at a number of stores they have kept the signs up and left all the shelfs up. Its kind of weird.
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child of Lilith



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:22 am Reply with quote
That those stores have to close is indeed bad news, but if it helps the chain as a whole stay alive, so be it.
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Sailor S



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:59 am Reply with quote
Well, looks like my store is still hanging in there. That's good, because the employees there are really nice and helpful people, so I'd hate to see them lose their jobs.
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Finny-chan



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:06 am Reply with quote
Damn the one in the Huntington mall in West Virginia was on the list. Now that Borders and FYE are both gone down there I have no more reason to visit that mall anymore such a shame it was a little bit closer than the Charleston mall.

Luckily I didn't see Charleston's Borders store on the list so they will still be alive for a little while longer. So I guess that means from now on I'll be going to the mall in Charleston as long as they keep both FYE and Borders even if it is just for a little while longer. Smile
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