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Old 09-05-08, 11:16 AM
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I called Borders and told them I would like to return my item I received for 80% off because the overwhelming guilt will cause me to fail every single one of my classes this semester. Also, I will go to hell.
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Your sense of unentitlement, ethics and fair-play is just ridiculous!
You misspelled rediculous!

If this would have went through, I was going to buy all my DVDs from Borders at their regular price. They lost me as a stupid customer forever.

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Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
As was stated earlier in this thread; Borders is borderline bankrupt as it is. How would you guys feel if they had honored everyone of your orders, losing millions in the process, and ended up going under? How would you feel for those 32,000 employees who would be out of work and have to go look for new jobs? What about the families they might already be struggling to support? Keep in mind that as a society, we would still have to support these displaced workers, providing them with government subsidies, job training, and other expenses(which would be much greater than any potential savings on DVDs); all so you guys can have your 80% off DVDs.

And yes, I put in an order. No, I did not get it, but I'm not the slightest bit upset about it.
They charge nearly MSRP for every item they sell. They (and Suncoast) deserve to go bankrupt by charging those high prices. Seriously, who the hell would pay $30 for a DVD when Amazon has it for $8? I use Borders B&M stores to browse...and then I use my iPhone to login to Amazon and place my order.
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Originally Posted by kenbenobi View Post
Congrats to the few of you that actually receive an order. I never got an order through, so I feel better about it. As for the complainers, give it up already. You knew an 80% off code was too good to be true. You can't tell me you actually expected all of these orders to go through! I just hope the OP got some orders through, since posting this killed his odds a bit...
Thanks kenbenobi, got cancellation email yesterday. I actually ordered books. Looks like most of the orders that got through were for DVDs. I wonder if they use a fulfillment house for those and their own warehouse for books.
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Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
As was stated earlier in this thread; Borders is borderline bankrupt as it is. How would you guys feel if they had honored everyone of your orders, losing millions in the process, and ended up going under? How would you feel for those 32,000 employees who would be out of work and have to go look for new jobs? What about the families they might already be struggling to support? Keep in mind that as a society, we would still have to support these displaced workers, providing them with government subsidies, job training, and other expenses(which would be much greater than any potential savings on DVDs); all so you guys can have your 80% off DVDs.

And yes, I put in an order. No, I did not get it, but I'm not the slightest bit upset about it.
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They charge nearly MSRP for every item they sell. They (and Suncoast) deserve to go bankrupt by charging those high prices. Seriously, who the hell would pay $30 for a DVD when Amazon has it for $8? I use Borders B&M stores to browse...and then I use my iPhone to login to Amazon and place my order.
I have to agree with Gizmo here. Borders is in that situation because of their stupid business practices. They were doing just fine just 4 years ago, when they had almost everything in their store $5 off the retail price and had coupons every now and then. For being greedy, they decided to raise all their prices to MSRP. When that didn't work, they decided to throw the Borders Reward incentive, but it was too late and they had driven a lot of customers away. So what do they do? Change the rules for the Rewards program, where now you have to spend $150 instead of $100 to get $5. Also instead of accumulating those $5 rewards, now you have one month to spend the "Borders Bucks". Add to the stupidity the launching of a website that doesn't work properly and customer service that is very inept and you can see how they have dig their grave.

I feel sorry for the employess, but their bosses have caused all this mess, not us. Corporate still has time to correct things, but if they keep thinking with their asses instead of looking for the best way to keep the company profitable, they will go bankrupt soon.
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Originally Posted by iamiam View Post
You misspelled rediculous!

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If this would have went through


I know there were lols in there, but I guess I didn't get the joke.
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I tried for over 2 hours to get an order in, but the site wouldn't work for me. That's two hours of my time. I feel Borders owes me fair compensation for wasting these two hours. CS can expect a call from me later on...
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Originally Posted by iamiam View Post
You misspelled rediculous!
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It was a great callback to post #525.

I didn't order anything, I figured it wouldn't be worth the pain. I'm just enjoying keeping up with this thread.

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Originally Posted by FangsFirst View Post
Not the case.

I'm betting the code, based on the e-mail, and the code itself, is for customer service--maybe specifically set up for a specific issue that occurred (by the code, incidentally, I mean it starts with "CS"...ie, Customer Service)
But that part is a guess. I know the profit margin is nowhere near that, for damn sure.
As in the case of Linens'N'Things and a few other businesses with high mark-ups that filed for BK, the huge mark-up does not necessarily correlate with running the business well.

I refuse to believe that there are so many people willing to pay MSRP for books and DVDs (students and professionals are not willing, and there's always the competition). I guess the Borders numbers are way off.
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It was a great callback to post #525.
And #522.

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You misspelled rediculous!

ri·dic·u·lous [ri-dik-yuh-luhs]
–adjective causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable: a ridiculous plan.
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nvm

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So I just got off the phone with Borders CS. I was ready to give the CS person a piece of my mind but she was far too nice. And we shared the same name lol.

So, after I explained to her my situation, all I ended up with was a measly GC. I'll take what I can get. Hooray for $20 free bucks.

I told her that I had placed an order with what I thought was a real coupon (lies!) and that I had been waiting on a shipping confirmation. I then told her I received a cancelation notice five days later, and that I was very upset that I hadn't received my text books for class- which is why I picked the fastest shipping. (more lies!)

I then told her that this my first try at ordering from Borders.com and I didn't like the service. That I was wondering if I would try to order again because the checkout took forever for unknown reasons. (even more lies!)
She told me the best she could offer was a gift card because (when she checked my account) I was a valued customer they would hate to lose.

I told her I was happy with the GC, and refrained from saying the only way to keep me was to honor my order.

....I didn't order any textbooks as far as I remember, just one book I needed for class and 10 dvds. LOL.

It's not 80% or 60% but it'll make a nice dent in a boxset when the next 40% off coupon arises
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That's a great story, bmoore! (another lie)

This thread is going downhill fast...
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That's a great story, bmoore! (another lie)

This thread is going downhill fast...
+1

Time to lock 'er down?
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Old 09-05-08, 04:14 PM
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I'm still waiting to be charged.

I have two orders and the holds dropped off my bank account yesterday. I haven't gotten anything on there since, so I have no idea what I should expect (what I agreed to pay or what they decide to charge me).
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ri·dic·u·lous [ri-dik-yuh-luhs]
–adjective causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable: a ridiculous plan.
Yes, but you should spell it "rediculous" to go along with your "cloolessness."
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Yes, but you should spell it "rediculous" to go along with your "cloolessness."
No, that would just be ludacris.
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It's only appropriate the person to start this thread is named theMadness.
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It's only appropriate the person to start this thread is named theMadness.
I think he like to scream at us.
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So I just got off the phone with Borders CS. I was ready to give the CS person a piece of my mind but she was far too nice. And we shared the same name lol.

So, after I explained to her my situation, all I ended up with was a measly GC. I'll take what I can get. Hooray for $20 free bucks.

I told her that I had placed an order with what I thought was a real coupon (lies!) and that I had been waiting on a shipping confirmation. I then told her I received a cancelation notice five days later, and that I was very upset that I hadn't received my text books for class- which is why I picked the fastest shipping. (more lies!)

I then told her that this my first try at ordering from Borders.com and I didn't like the service. That I was wondering if I would try to order again because the checkout took forever for unknown reasons. (even more lies!)
She told me the best she could offer was a gift card because (when she checked my account) I was a valued customer they would hate to lose.

I told her I was happy with the GC, and refrained from saying the only way to keep me was to honor my order.

....I didn't order any textbooks as far as I remember, just one book I needed for class and 10 dvds. LOL.

It's not 80% or 60% but it'll make a nice dent in a boxset when the next 40% off coupon arises
If nothing else, you went on a valuable journey of self-discovery, wherein you discovered that your dignity is worth exactly $20. That is good knowledge to have going forward.
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I have to agree with Gizmo here. Borders is in that situation because of their stupid business practices. They were doing just fine just 4 years ago, when they had almost everything in their store $5 off the retail price and had coupons every now and then. For being greedy, they decided to raise all their prices to MSRP. When that didn't work, they decided to throw the Borders Reward incentive, but it was too late and they had driven a lot of customers away. So what do they do? Change the rules for the Rewards program, where now you have to spend $150 instead of $100 to get $5. Also instead of accumulating those $5 rewards, now you have one month to spend the "Borders Bucks". Add to the stupidity the launching of a website that doesn't work properly and customer service that is very inept and you can see how they have dig their grave.

I feel sorry for the employess, but their bosses have caused all this mess, not us. Corporate still has time to correct things, but if they keep thinking with their asses instead of looking for the best way to keep the company profitable, they will go bankrupt soon.
While there is most definitely a multiplicity of reasons on why Borders is in a dire financial situation, I don't think it is fair for so many people to get so upset over them not honoring this coupon when they know damn well it would cause the company to lose a fortune. It might be the "corporate bosses" that have caused this mess, but anytime a company of this size goes under, it is society as a whole that has to pay the price for it.
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I think he like to scream at us.
Probably he means no harm.
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Where do you guys get the idea that Borders is expensive?

Sure they sell box sets and Criterions for MSRP, but they have hundreds, if not thousands of dvds for under $10.

Yesterday I picked up Mighty Aphrodite for 9.99 (cheaper than Amazon or DeepDiscount).

The complaints seem a little dishonest is all.
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Originally Posted by kintnerboy View Post
Where do you guys get the idea that Borders is expensive?

Sure they sell box sets and Criterions for MSRP, but they have hundreds, if not thousands of dvds for under $10.

Yesterday I picked up Mighty Aphrodite for 9.99 (cheaper than Amazon or DeepDiscount).

The complaints seem a little dishonest is all.
Mighty Aphrodite? I think they're talking about newer titles.
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