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BuckNaked2k
12-07-10, 02:22 AM
Borders & Noble? (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704156304576003041857933776.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection)

reverie
12-07-10, 08:10 AM
Why not put both over-priced stores under the same roof? ;)

Deftones
12-07-10, 10:50 AM
Borders acquire B&N? that seems weird since Borders was shutting down stores left and right over the past few years.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
12-07-10, 04:27 PM
Does that mean we get to keep the rewards membership and coupon things from Borders and get rid of the overpriced Barnes and Noble paid membership?

Dr. Calamari
12-07-10, 05:48 PM
Does that mean we get to keep the rewards membership and coupon things from Borders and get rid of the overpriced Barnes and Noble paid membership?

Actually we'll probably still get to pay for the membership, and lose the rewards/coupons.

Welcome to Corporate America.

asianxcore
12-07-10, 05:58 PM
Borders acquire B&N? that seems weird since Borders was shutting down stores left and right over the past few years.

Thought that was weird too.

This buy out or "merger" was even talked about when I used to work for Borders (almost 2 years ago).

Hope B&N likes all the weirdos that treat Borders like their own home/bathroom stinking up their stores.

Josh-da-man
12-07-10, 07:08 PM
Borders acquire B&N? that seems weird since Borders was shutting down stores left and right over the past few years.

Seems like that should be the other way around... seems like Borders has had one foot in the grave for the past couple of years. Been getting that Circuit City vibe off of them...

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
12-08-10, 10:36 AM
Actually we'll probably still get to pay for the membership, and lose the rewards/coupons.

Welcome to Corporate America.

Boo

I only have a B&N near me but I never shop there because when I travel, I can usually hit a Borders and use a coupon.

MBoyd
12-08-10, 11:08 AM
As long as the Criterion sale is still on . . .

Pizza
12-08-10, 11:35 AM
As long as the Criterion sale is still on . . .

Criterion should buy Barnes and Noble and make them their exclusive outlet. (Yes, I'm kidding.)
Glad I bought America Lost & Found when it was under $70 at B&N just in case the Criterion sale becomes a sweet memory.

Trevor
12-08-10, 12:43 PM
Does that mean we get to keep the rewards membership and coupon things from Borders and get rid of the overpriced Barnes and Noble paid membership?

Fwiw, Borders free rewards membership doesn't really add up to much, and they recently introduced a higher discount paid membership rewards program.

rdf8585
12-09-10, 12:47 AM
I would have thought BN would take over Borders, not the other way around.

Anubis2005X
12-09-10, 08:30 AM
Reminds me of when Arby's bought out Wendy's. Sometimes these acquisitions make no sense to me...

Deke Rivers
12-09-10, 10:14 AM
the bankrupt buying the bankrupt

Josh-da-man
12-09-10, 02:29 PM
I can't tell the two stores apart when I'm in them,

Barnes and Noble - Green and brown.
Borders - Tan and tan.

ernestrp
12-09-10, 05:24 PM
Like Kmart taking over Sears and they are both still around for some reason.

Alan Smithee
12-10-10, 04:54 AM
Borders was good for DVDs until they raised the prices and cut the selection.

Deftones
12-10-10, 09:01 AM
This possible merger would make zero difference to me.

I wouldn't say it makes zero sense. They can leverage the buying power of both companies to get better prices as well as figure out a better logistics by combining the resources of both companies.

Deftones
12-10-10, 04:57 PM
sorry. i misread it. thank you for taking me to task.

Jedi Master 33
12-11-10, 03:06 AM
Borders was good for DVDs until they raised the prices and cut the selection.

You should see their comics section....

drmar35mm
12-13-10, 03:37 PM
I shop at Borders maybe once a year, c. Black Friday--when you can actually get a good deal on things. This time picked up Dr. Who S5 there for a bit over $40 (didn't want to take a chance on DD). And Psych S4 for $2 more than Target. (A bird in the hand, as it was unknown that Target would have it for $13.) B&N I rarely buy at anymore, since I stopped impulse-purchasing magazines. So, any merger doesn't much bother me. If it would make a stronger entity in the face of Amazon and e-books and what not, that would be OK.

JP5683
12-14-10, 02:14 AM
Borders here announced they would close Jan 7.

Barnes and Noble is one block away, a week later, they announced they would close Dec. 31.

al_bundy
12-14-10, 08:52 AM
I wouldn't say it makes zero sense. They can leverage the buying power of both companies to get better prices as well as figure out a better logistics by combining the resources of both companies.

i'm seeing so much Kindles and iPads around me i think management has seen the future and is going to merge, close a lot of stores and leave a few open that they think are profitable