McMahan's furniture chain going out o...

McMahan's furniture chain going out of business

There are 29 comments on the The Willits News story from Aug 26, 2008, titled McMahan's furniture chain going out of business. In it, The Willits News reports that:

McMahan's furniture stores, which identifies itself as one of America's oldest and largest family-owned furniture retailers, will close its furniture operations in the next few months, the company announced ...

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John McCain for President

Hayward, CA

#1 Aug 26, 2008
LOL Getting closer to hippie heaven. No business just spliffs and food handouts and cardboard signs.
Masked Patriot

Arcata, CA

#2 Aug 26, 2008
when we all are barefoot with dirty clothes on then we can live in peace with Jerry garCIA.

stupid hippies, stupid people who believe that one party doesn't run America.
Veiled Opinion

Newark, CA

#3 Aug 26, 2008
HA FRICKEN HAAAAAA!~ I hate these a-holes and they deserve to go out of business, When i was younger I had bought a dresser there on credit and about 2-3 months later the laminant started peeling away so I called and complained and said I wanted to return it. They ran me around and gave me a bunch of crap. Finally they took it back and did a charge off on my credit report for like $200 bucks. It took me years to get it off as their credit person MARY something kept reporting it to my credit!

GUESS time has caught up with ya... why is that new store on 4th doing so well and you guys are not?? Because they dont YELL at you like VERNS commercials do and they sell DECENT stuff not CRAP like mcmahons!

Dont let the door hit ya in the arse when you Head out of town!
Freedom Lover

Arcata, CA

#4 Aug 26, 2008
After my experiences with McMahans, I can't quite bring myself to shed a tear over their departure. My wife and I bought what seemed a very nice bed from them a few years ago. It came with a 20-year warranty. After a year, it started sagging, squeaking and de-laminating. They gave us the runaround for the better part of a YEAR! They wouldn't return calls, they tried to say we couldn't return it because it had stains,(The foam had leeched some color into the cover. We had it professionally cleaned and some of the stain remained.) and we never could get them to take it back until we showed up on their doorstep with the bed and said, "We are here for a new bed." WORST SERVICE EVER!! This is survival of the fittest, and the customer insures the survival of a business. Let that be a lesson for the rest of the arrogent, sub-par local businesses...
wow

Colton, CA

#5 Aug 26, 2008
i agree that mcmahons does not have the best rep and often lets down on their word however i do feel bad for the employees who have bills to pay just like the rest of us, especially because good jobs are sparce right now.
duh

Berkeley, CA

#6 Aug 26, 2008
Good riddance! All they sell is a bunch of cheap C-R-A-P!!
Cindy

San Francisco, CA

#7 Aug 26, 2008
The two morons who posted the 1st two posts need to grow up, find something important to worry about, and understand that the years of Republican greed are what got us here!
My God! Dont you people have anything better to do than write 'hippie' all day?
How sad!
DISGRUNTLED

Sausalito, CA

#8 Aug 26, 2008
wow wrote:
i agree that mcmahons does not have the best rep and often lets down on their word however i do feel bad for the employees who have bills to pay just like the rest of us, especially because good jobs are sparce right now.
Thank you! Just remember that those laid off from Security National, what was Simpson, Pacific Lumber AND McMahan's all have rent & bills to pay!
ladyli

Mckinleyville, CA

#9 Aug 26, 2008
Yea, I hated the service and policies of their credit dept., the high pressure sales tactics for contracts and unnecessary add-ons(i.e. "stain guard" & $40 to deliver down a block!) but I feel for the warehouse guys. They were pretty cool and understanding.
For the LULZ

United States

#10 Aug 26, 2008
LOL more unemployed. Zanotti and Douglas will take care of them when they goes nuts from poverty!!!
Wondering

Grants Pass, OR

#11 Aug 26, 2008
Yeah, but at least they ain't livin' in Oakland...
ladyli

Mckinleyville, CA

#12 Aug 26, 2008
Oh yea, I forgot anther reason I quit going to that store around 05'. A then 65 y.o. heir/family member married his then 35 y.o. daughter. Just google "McMahan daughter sex".
argumentum

AOL

#13 Aug 26, 2008
There would be fewer bankruptcies if young couples would content themselves with "early relative" furniture instead of the kind you have to buy on credit. That's a bit of wisdom from an old Humboldter who lived through some times even tougher than these.
Sad but True

United States

#14 Aug 27, 2008
I had a bad experience with McMahan's which terminated any ideas of shopping there again. For years I had a piece furniture in mind, but never could find. When I did, it was at McMahan's and I had to pay a down payment so they could order it for me. Months went by. Finally, after many calls, I said WHERE THE F IS IT? They took the time to actually follow up on my order....which was NEVER placed! And by then, the item was discontinued. Grrrrrrr! Then there was the adventure of getting my down payment back. NO! I did not want another item of furniture. I want my money back! That took another month. Sorry McMahan's. Service is what keeps people coming back. I am surprised it took this long for your business to fold.
think positive

Woodland, CA

#15 Aug 27, 2008
I just feel bad for the employees right now not knowing where there going to find work again because of new jobs being so hard to find. Also they still have bills to pay and famlies to provide for. I hope all of the employees keep a positive outlook.
Mike

Eugene, OR

#16 Aug 28, 2008
I had a good friend who worked for a furniture store that was purchased by McMahon's. About 2 months later he was dismissed by the store because he was over 65 years of age and was told that he was out of touch with younger buyers. He never pushed for a sale and only sold people furniture for what they needed. I am so glad that they are closing their doors. After he was let go, I refused to shop there ever again
argumentum

AOL

#17 Aug 28, 2008
Mike wrote:
I had a good friend who worked for a furniture store that was purchased by McMahon's. About 2 months later he was dismissed by the store because he was over 65 years of age and was told that he was out of touch with younger buyers. He never pushed for a sale and only sold people furniture for what they needed. I am so glad that they are closing their doors. After he was let go, I refused to shop there ever again
I admire your loyalty to your friend.
anonymous

Eureka, CA

#18 Aug 28, 2008
I do feel bad for the employees who have lost their jobs. I kinda feel bad they had to work there in the first place. I don't know anything about how they treated their employees, but I know how they treated their customers. Or...
least me.
That was a long time ago, but I swore I'd never buy anything there ever again and I never did.
If that happens to enough people enough times, there is no way to keep things going.
Rick Flirt

Canyon Country, CA

#19 Aug 29, 2008
pepole is what keep bussines goin and they way they are treated will reflect in the succcess of your bussiness. You can take that to the bank.
Humboldt Guy

United States

#20 Aug 29, 2008
"This does not come as a complete shock. 1st of all, a lot of retailers will be going out of business this year because people don't have the money to buy stuff. Pretty soon this town is not going to have any businesses at all!!!

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