Barnes and Noble going under and about to close

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intelligent design

Utica, NY

#1 Mar 17, 2009
Be warned. You heard it here first.
Hmmm

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Mar 17, 2009
I'd love to know where that info came from. Every time I go over to the shopping center, Barnes and Noble is PACKED.
say goodbye

Utica, NY

#3 Mar 17, 2009
Hmmm wrote:
I'd love to know where that info came from. Every time I go over to the shopping center, Barnes and Noble is PACKED.
OK dimwit. Believe what you want to believe. Why is it whenever I go there and ask for a popular book all I get are confused stares? And when the associate finally looks up the book I want in the computer B&N is always sold out of it? I may as well stay home and order my books online because all I end up doing is having some sales associate order them for me at Barnes Ignoble. And then I have to go back to the store again a week later to pick up my book. Let's just cut out the middle man and shop via the Internet.

Why pay 25 dollars for a book when I can get it from Amazon for 25 cents? I don't know, maybe I like the atmosphere and shopping experience of a bookstore. But it costs too much to operate these stores. Barnes and Noble can just scale back their operations and become like Amazon and only keep a few stores open.

By the way, the entire front half of the store is glutted with bargain books like giant picture books, comic books and joke books. Kind of aimed at the average IQ level of most Uticans, huh? But more than this, I think it's also a giant inventory liquidation. You see this at a lot of stores before they close or go out of business.
I know who you are

United States

#4 Mar 17, 2009
say goodbye wrote:
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OK dimwit. Believe what you want to believe. Why is it whenever I go there and ask for a popular book all I get are confused stares? And when the associate finally looks up the book I want in the computer B&N is always sold out of it? I may as well stay home and order my books online because all I end up doing is having some sales associate order them for me at Barnes Ignoble. And then I have to go back to the store again a week later to pick up my book. Let's just cut out the middle man and shop via the Internet.
Why pay 25 dollars for a book when I can get it from Amazon for 25 cents? I don't know, maybe I like the atmosphere and shopping experience of a bookstore. But it costs too much to operate these stores. Barnes and Noble can just scale back their operations and become like Amazon and only keep a few stores open.
By the way, the entire front half of the store is glutted with bargain books like giant picture books, comic books and joke books. Kind of aimed at the average IQ level of most Uticans, huh? But more than this, I think it's also a giant inventory liquidation. You see this at a lot of stores before they close or go out of business.
People like YOU appropriately so, use the Library.
Good for us that you do.
Inside

Seattle, WA

#5 Mar 17, 2009
You're correct Tupper Lake. My cousin is a regional manager with B&N. She heard talk that they're changing their business model to online only. No brick n mortar. Perhaps by year end. I would be willing to bet that they won't be the only major retailer hitting the skids in 2009. Malls are going to become ghost towns.
say goodbye wrote:
<quoted text>
OK dimwit. Believe what you want to believe. Why is it whenever I go there and ask for a popular book all I get are confused stares? And when the associate finally looks up the book I want in the computer B&N is always sold out of it? I may as well stay home and order my books online because all I end up doing is having some sales associate order them for me at Barnes Ignoble. And then I have to go back to the store again a week later to pick up my book. Let's just cut out the middle man and shop via the Internet.
Why pay 25 dollars for a book when I can get it from Amazon for 25 cents? I don't know, maybe I like the atmosphere and shopping experience of a bookstore. But it costs too much to operate these stores. Barnes and Noble can just scale back their operations and become like Amazon and only keep a few stores open.
By the way, the entire front half of the store is glutted with bargain books like giant picture books, comic books and joke books. Kind of aimed at the average IQ level of most Uticans, huh? But more than this, I think it's also a giant inventory liquidation. You see this at a lot of stores before they close or go out of business.
read a book

Syracuse, NY

#6 Mar 17, 2009
Inside wrote:
You're correct Tupper Lake. My cousin is a regional manager with B&N. She heard talk that they're changing their business model to online only. No brick n mortar. Perhaps by year end. I would be willing to bet that they won't be the only major retailer hitting the skids in 2009. Malls are going to become ghost towns.
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Say goodbye to Borders too.

Shucks.
who is he she

Syracuse, NY

#7 Mar 17, 2009
I know who you are wrote:
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People like YOU appropriately so, use the Library.
Good for us that you do.
How do you know who it is? All the library computers have Tupper Lake ISPs.
Whoa

United States

#8 Mar 17, 2009
Tupper seems to have some anger issues. Why is this person a dimwit? And how does the fact that you get poor customer service translate to they're going under? Unless you live under a rock, YOU GET BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE EVERYWHERE! D-u-h! Maybe our Tupper Lake friend has some intelligence issues also.
Crazy Man

Camillus, NY

#9 Mar 17, 2009
I wouldn't put too much stock in this rumor. If you Google them under Google News, it shows where they are opening new stores as we speak. They are also buying other E retailers and are still profitable.
Just My 2 Cents

Ithaca, NY

#10 Mar 17, 2009
Maybe they are gonna close the 'unprofitable' stores
well

Constableville, NY

#11 Mar 17, 2009
Why would you buy a book at barnes and noblem when you can get the same book with free shipping online for half the price??? Or you can go to barnes and noble and read the book in the store and not have to pay a penny. Bad business on their part to open stores all over.
barn headz

Syracuse, NY

#12 Mar 17, 2009
Whoa wrote:
Tupper seems to have some anger issues. Why is this person a dimwit? And how does the fact that you get poor customer service translate to they're going under? Unless you live under a rock, YOU GET BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE EVERYWHERE! D-u-h! Maybe our Tupper Lake friend has some intelligence issues also.
Maybe Tupper is an angry person. Maybe Tupper wants to pull everybody down into his world of hate and make them see things his way. Maybe he dislikes people who could find bliss in a pile of sh*t. I had parents who refused to get depressed and - no matter what - they always saw the bright side of things. To balance out the equation, I was overburdened with an undue share of pessimism. But this is reading a lot into somebody calling someone else a "dimwit."

But, more to the point, I think Tupper was pointing out the easily observable things that are wrong with Barnes and Noble/Utica. As a regular patron, I have noticed several things off with the bookseller. For instance, when I went in there to buy John Zogby's latest book "The Way We'll Be," the genius associate didn't even know who he was (gasp!). Then, after she looked in her handy-dandy little computer, she found the book for me. But (and this is what got to me) after the c*nt handed it to me she had the temeridty to say, "Oh, this is a good read. I bought it the day it came out and devoured it cover to cover."

LIARS!!! There is no way you have excitedly read a book cover to cover if you don't even know that the book exists in the first place. That is like a used car salesman telling you that the first truck he ever owned was a '97 Nissan Pickup...when he is trying to sell you a '97 Nissan pickup!!! Sheesh. Could it be that the idiot salesgirl felt embarrassed at not knowing that Utica's only celebrity had just published a radically seminal book right before the 2008 election? And was she possibly covering up her ignorance by offering me this lame advertisement for a book I had specifically come to the store to buy.

But I will agree with Tupper that Barnes n Noble sells a lot of junk too, at least the Utica store does. Right when I walked in the other day one of the first books I saw was...get this...The History of Mad Magazine. And right next to it was the Big Book of Assses and Farts: Volume 2.
I know who they are

United States

#14 Mar 17, 2009
who is he she wrote:
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How do you know who it is? All the library computers have Tupper Lake ISPs.
I'll let you wonder about that.
May I Help U

Ithaca, NY

#15 Mar 17, 2009
barn headz wrote:
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Maybe Tupper is an angry person. Maybe Tupper wants to pull everybody down into his world of hate and make them see things his way. Maybe he dislikes people who could find bliss in a pile of sh*t. I had parents who refused to get depressed and - no matter what - they always saw the bright side of things. To balance out the equation, I was overburdened with an undue share of pessimism. But this is reading a lot into somebody calling someone else a "dimwit."
But, more to the point, I think Tupper was pointing out the easily observable things that are wrong with Barnes and Noble/Utica. As a regular patron, I have noticed several things off with the bookseller. For instance, when I went in there to buy John Zogby's latest book "The Way We'll Be," the genius associate didn't even know who he was (gasp!). Then, after she looked in her handy-dandy little computer, she found the book for me. But (and this is what got to me) after the c*nt handed it to me she had the temeridty to say, "Oh, this is a good read. I bought it the day it came out and devoured it cover to cover."
LIARS!!! There is no way you have excitedly read a book cover to cover if you don't even know that the book exists in the first place. That is like a used car salesman telling you that the first truck he ever owned was a '97 Nissan Pickup...when he is trying to sell you a '97 Nissan pickup!!! Sheesh. Could it be that the idiot salesgirl felt embarrassed at not knowing that Utica's only celebrity had just published a radically seminal book right before the 2008 election? And was she possibly covering up her ignorance by offering me this lame advertisement for a book I had specifically come to the store to buy.
But I will agree with Tupper that Barnes n Noble sells a lot of junk too, at least the Utica store does. Right when I walked in the other day one of the first books I saw was...get this...The History of Mad Magazine. And right next to it was the Big Book of Assses and Farts: Volume 2.
That last book u mention----could it be that your azzz is starring in it? You sound like an idiot.
pffft

United States

#16 Mar 17, 2009
Barnes & Nobles ain't going anywheres, bub.
Observer

Baldwinsville, NY

#17 Mar 17, 2009
Who are you people trying to fool? None of you read and your only use for a book is as a doorstop.
southutican

Rome, NY

#18 Mar 18, 2009
I have worked at the NH B and N for 6 1/2 years and I can tell you that we are NOT closing. We hired seven people in the last 5 weeks....
Sly Stallone

United States

#19 Mar 18, 2009
say goodbye wrote:
Why pay 25 dollars for a book when I can get it from Amazon for 25 cents?
Thanks for wasting my time idiot!!!!!!! I just went to the Amazon site and looked for all those .25 cent books you were touting. There isn't any! Your arguments are based on pure fiction from a twisted mind. Get your facts straight next time!
get out of the eighties

Liverpool, NY

#20 Mar 18, 2009
Inside wrote:
You're correct Tupper Lake. My cousin is a regional manager with B&N. She heard talk that they're changing their business model to online only. No brick n mortar. Perhaps by year end. I would be willing to bet that they won't be the only major retailer hitting the skids in 2009. Malls are going to become ghost towns.
<quoted text>
or go somewhere in the country that has...malls are already becoming extinct all over North America. When was the last time a "Mall" was built?
Where is the Milk

Utica, NY

#21 Mar 18, 2009
The decent stuff is in the back so you pass the rest of the store's inventory. It's the same business model that the supermarkets use.

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