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still watching

Burbank, IL

#1 Feb 8, 2009
I am from Paris but have not been back in a while, I have a few homes there i rent out and the other day someone told me some of the bigger stores started closing down, the sears store is next and maybe home depot, can anyone tell me if this is true and mybe reply to this post with some stores that have closed already, thank you for any help.
crasher

Paris, TX

#2 Feb 8, 2009
still watching wrote:
I am from Paris but have not been back in a while, I have a few homes there i rent out and the other day someone told me some of the bigger stores started closing down, the sears store is next and maybe home depot, can anyone tell me if this is true and mybe reply to this post with some stores that have closed already, thank you for any help.
Yep, everything is closing and the whole place is going to heck in a hand basket. Now, I would like to make a real low ball offer on your properties, where are they located?
still watching

Burbank, IL

#3 Feb 8, 2009
crasher wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, everything is closing and the whole place is going to heck in a hand basket. Now, I would like to make a real low ball offer on your properties, where are they located?
thanks for the insite, all i wanted to do was try to get some feed back from the town and this is what i get, Thanks

Since: Jul 08

Reno, TX

#4 Feb 8, 2009
Starbucks closed when they closed thousands of stores. Goody's closed when the chain went out of business. That's it.
crasher

Paris, TX

#5 Feb 8, 2009
Sounds like you are getting some bad "insite" from whomever you are talking to. The economic woes haven't hit here too bad yet. Sears closed their service center here as part of a nationwide consolidation of centers. I haven't heard anything about the store closing.
Your thread name sounds like you are actually one of the many on here that just like to stir the pot and make it sound like it is horrible here.
So, is the property for sale yet?

“Love: friendship set to music”

Since: Dec 08

Paris, TX

#6 Feb 8, 2009
still watching wrote:
<quoted text>thanks for the insite, all i wanted to do was try to get some feed back from the town and this is what i get, Thanks
Awww c'mon. You have to admit that was pretty funny. By the way, we are also getting several new things: Hobby Lobby, a couple new Hotels, we've had a Tuesday Morning for a while now. Several gyms have opened up in the last couple of years. We even have a Petco Plaza now. I'd say we are growing..not diminishing.

Since: Nov 08

Hugo, OK

#7 Feb 9, 2009
There happens to be a link today on the Main Page of Yahoo of Companies/Chains that are in chance of closing.
I did not see any mentioned there that should affect Paris.
(Ummm except Rite-Aid - do we have one of those??).
Sears and Home Depot are not on that list.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#8 Feb 9, 2009
Happy1ok wrote:
There happens to be a link today on the Main Page of Yahoo of Companies/Chains that are in chance of closing.
I did not see any mentioned there that should affect Paris.
(Ummm except Rite-Aid - do we have one of those??).
Sears and Home Depot are not on that list.
The article focuses on companies that will go completely out of business not just scale back.

I am thinking several companies will scale back and the scale back will affect Paris. I am thinking that Home Depot will be the next big employer that will be affected and after that I have no clue.

BTW, Paris will be affected by the loss of Blockbuster and probably Chrysler.
still watching

Burbank, IL

#9 Feb 9, 2009
crasher wrote:
Sounds like you are getting some bad "insite" from whomever you are talking to. The economic woes haven't hit here too bad yet. Sears closed their service center here as part of a nationwide consolidation of centers. I haven't heard anything about the store closing.
Your thread name sounds like you are actually one of the many on here that just like to stir the pot and make it sound like it is horrible here.
So, is the property for sale yet?
yes it is for sale, are you intrested? i have two homes in turtle creek, and 1 on 13th street, and how am i trying to stir the pot by asking a question? now if you have cash, no bank finance i would be very intrested in selling them, also have 11 houses on the west side of town that i am willing to sell at a very right price, and the person who has givin me the info on all this is a realestate person in Paris, so I would be able to get all contracts and deed work done asap, now if you have some money I would be more then happy to talk with you, in case you have not seen the news, the property biz around the globe is not doing to well, I also have 17 houses in so,cal that are also up for sale,
still watching

Burbank, IL

#10 Feb 9, 2009
Ladyinparis wrote:
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Awww c'mon. You have to admit that was pretty funny. By the way, we are also getting several new things: Hobby Lobby, a couple new Hotels, we've had a Tuesday Morning for a while now. Several gyms have opened up in the last couple of years. We even have a Petco Plaza now. I'd say we are growing..not diminishing.
I also hear that the hobby lobby thing is not going well? are thay open yet? that is in the Paris town center?
concerned in Paris

Paris, TX

#11 Feb 9, 2009
No-one anywhere is immune during this recession. My husband shops at Home Depot a lot, and he was told by them that they were doing ok. I think we all should just shop in Paris so that our local businesses will be able to stay open. If we let fear take over and stop shopping, then this economy will not bounce back as fast. I am looking forward to our new Hobby Lobby opening. It's exciting to know Paris is finally getting some popular stores...So...shop, shop , shop...spend, spend, spend.......Help our economy ...spend your money like you always did....If we stop buying, then the economy will only get worse..

“Love: friendship set to music”

Since: Dec 08

Paris, TX

#12 Feb 9, 2009
still watching wrote:
<quoted text>I also hear that the hobby lobby thing is not going well? are thay open yet? that is in the Paris town center?
I hear it is going just fine. I spoke with someone Saturday who is working on the building as we speak/type.
still watching

Burbank, IL

#13 Feb 9, 2009
Ladyinparis wrote:
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I hear it is going just fine. I spoke with someone Saturday who is working on the building as we speak/type.
Thank you both for the reply, I had called around and hobby lobby is still on target, and all seems well, and home depot is down a bit like everyone else, but seems ok for now, my fear is that even though the numbers for that store are up, does it do large enough volum to support itself, and others? it is a small volume store comparred to one in a larger market where monies could be used to suppot it until this thing gets better, a town of around 26000 and the overhead and reputation of that store may not be enough to keep it a float? how about sears any words on that one? thank you all for your help

“Love: friendship set to music”

Since: Dec 08

Paris, TX

#14 Feb 9, 2009
still watching wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you both for the reply, I had called around and hobby lobby is still on target, and all seems well, and home depot is down a bit like everyone else, but seems ok for now, my fear is that even though the numbers for that store are up, does it do large enough volum to support itself, and others? it is a small volume store comparred to one in a larger market where monies could be used to suppot it until this thing gets better, a town of around 26000 and the overhead and reputation of that store may not be enough to keep it a float? how about sears any words on that one? thank you all for your help
I fear that the downfall of Home Depot will be their lack of customer service. I have never seen so many unhappy individuals in my life. I would much prefer to go to Wal-mart for paint..I always get a smile and they help you promptly. I've walked out of Home Depot twice..both times leaving un-mixed paint on the counter because I couldn't get anyone to help me.
I haven't heard anything about Sears.
I'm more of a shopper than an economist. lol That is as far as my expertise goes. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Since: Jul 08

Reno, TX

#15 Feb 9, 2009
still watching wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you both for the reply, I had called around and hobby lobby is still on target, and all seems well, and home depot is down a bit like everyone else, but seems ok for now, my fear is that even though the numbers for that store are up, does it do large enough volum to support itself, and others? it is a small volume store comparred to one in a larger market where monies could be used to suppot it until this thing gets better, a town of around 26000 and the overhead and reputation of that store may not be enough to keep it a float? how about sears any words on that one? thank you all for your help
I have a feeling the Sears here is doing better than many in larger towns. Especially with the HDTV craze right now... It is the only real place to buy a good TV or appliance here. Those areas are packed every time I go in that store.
still watching

Burbank, IL

#16 Feb 9, 2009
Ladyinparis wrote:
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I fear that the downfall of Home Depot will be their lack of customer service. I have never seen so many unhappy individuals in my life. I would much prefer to go to Wal-mart for paint..I always get a smile and they help you promptly. I've walked out of Home Depot twice..both times leaving un-mixed paint on the counter because I couldn't get anyone to help me.
I haven't heard anything about Sears.
I'm more of a shopper than an economist. lol That is as far as my expertise goes. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Thank you very much Lady in Paris, And yes I know what you mean about the customer service at home depot,I have a propety manager there who will not shop there and he has been in Paris all of his life, he does refuse to go back to that store and I had got into a fuss with the store manager about a large order that was completely wrong and most not ready, he hung up on me and would not return my call, I now use Paris lumber, better step it up with the way things are going, thank you for the info and have a blessed day
Locavore

Paris, TX

#17 Feb 9, 2009
still watching wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you very much Lady in Paris, And yes I know what you mean about the customer service at home depot,I have a propety manager there who will not shop there and he has been in Paris all of his life, he does refuse to go back to that store and I had got into a fuss with the store manager about a large order that was completely wrong and most not ready, he hung up on me and would not return my call, I now use Paris lumber, better step it up with the way things are going, thank you for the info and have a blessed day
We are at Home Depot several times a week for our own rental properties, and I, personally, wouldn't go anywhere else in Paris for our building or home remodeling supplies. The people at Paris Lumber always act like they want to call my husband to see if it's okay for me to buy something the handful of times I have been in there. The paint counter at Walmart has never been staffed when I have been there, and I've found it difficult to get somebody to mix paint there.

The people at Home Depot, on the other hand, are always friendly and helpful. When I ask a question, they either know the answer or can find someone in the store who can help me. We have placed thousands of dollars worth of special orders there and only once did we get the wrong thing, and then they were all about getting the correct item to us within a couple of days.

“Love: friendship set to music”

Since: Dec 08

Paris, TX

#18 Feb 9, 2009
still watching wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you very much Lady in Paris, And yes I know what you mean about the customer service at home depot,I have a propety manager there who will not shop there and he has been in Paris all of his life, he does refuse to go back to that store and I had got into a fuss with the store manager about a large order that was completely wrong and most not ready, he hung up on me and would not return my call, I now use Paris lumber, better step it up with the way things are going, thank you for the info and have a blessed day
You too, and thank you.

“Love: friendship set to music”

Since: Dec 08

Paris, TX

#19 Feb 9, 2009
Locavore wrote:
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We are at Home Depot several times a week for our own rental properties, and I, personally, wouldn't go anywhere else in Paris for our building or home remodeling supplies. The people at Paris Lumber always act like they want to call my husband to see if it's okay for me to buy something the handful of times I have been in there. The paint counter at Walmart has never been staffed when I have been there, and I've found it difficult to get somebody to mix paint there.
The people at Home Depot, on the other hand, are always friendly and helpful. When I ask a question, they either know the answer or can find someone in the store who can help me. We have placed thousands of dollars worth of special orders there and only once did we get the wrong thing, and then they were all about getting the correct item to us within a couple of days.
Maybe that is why you get such good customer service out of them..you have spent thousands of dollars with them.
I went the other night because it is close to where I live and all of the registers were shut down except for one, so someone called and asked the people at the service desk if they would check people out, so I trotted down there to pay out and some little girl acted like I was ruining her night by showing up down there to pay out. She never cracked a smile, never said hi, just told me how much I owed. I was the only one to say, thank you and have a nice evening.
still watching

Burbank, IL

#20 Feb 10, 2009
Ladyinparis wrote:
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Maybe that is why you get such good customer service out of them..you have spent thousands of dollars with them.
I went the other night because it is close to where I live and all of the registers were shut down except for one, so someone called and asked the people at the service desk if they would check people out, so I trotted down there to pay out and some little girl acted like I was ruining her night by showing up down there to pay out. She never cracked a smile, never said hi, just told me how much I owed. I was the only one to say, thank you and have a nice evening.
I could not agree with you more again lady, I spent a little over 60.000.00 there last year and will not shop there any more, so its not what you spend its who you get, I also bet that the other poster .....works there

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