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Old 10-09-18, 02:52 PM
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Re: Barnes & Noble (likely) to close stores in 2010

If Amazon wanted a cozy chain of bookstores and trinkets, they could do worse than purchase B&N. I'm not sure anyone else wants in that market at the current cost. But they have key locations across the country that could be exploited.
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Old 10-10-18, 12:46 PM
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I still don't understand why B&N still sells at full retail price or why they limit their coupons to a one-time use. Both of these practices drive customers away since they can get anything sold at B&N at a cheaper price at Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, etc and their limiting coupons to one item/ purchase for a one time use basically takes away from people purchasing more/multiple times at the store.
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Re: Barnes & Noble (likely) to close stores in 2010

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I still don't understand why B&N still sells at full retail price or why they limit their coupons to a one-time use. Both of these practices drive customers away since they can get anything sold at B&N at a cheaper price at Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, etc and their limiting coupons to one item/ purchase for a one time use basically takes away from people purchasing more/multiple times at the store.
Probably because of the high overhead operating their own brick and mortar stores. The spaces are huge. Rent canít be cheap.

Would not surprise me if more of their B&Mís shut down. I havenít been in one in ages. N
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Old 10-10-18, 01:15 PM
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Probably because of the high overhead operating their own brick and mortar stores. The spaces are huge. Rent canít be cheap.

Would not surprise me if more of their B&Mís shut down. I havenít been in one in ages. N
They made cuts though. Last year, they fired almost all their personnel that had 5 or more years in the company. This included district managers, store managers, retail specialists and baristas. I feel they need to cut on their e-book tablet. They lost ground completely to Amazon, Apple and Samsung. They need to cut on collectibles. They have an excess of Funko POPs, statues and other toys that they are trying to push at retail and they are just collecting dust in the store until they are put on the clearance aisle. They need to promote more in-store events with writers and artists and become part of book tours that a lot of celebrities do. It seems those type of events have now been reserved to only the biggest cities (NYC, LA, Chicago and Miami).
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Old 10-25-18, 07:05 AM
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Re: Barnes & Noble (likely) to close stores in 2010

An example of what I was saying before about their prices: Got a 15% Off store coupon in my email, decided to take a look. Ant Man & The Wasp is $22.99 everywhere. At B&N it's $35.99, $30.59 after 15% Off applied. And I would buy that at B&N.....why? I'm a penny-pinching SOB 99.9% of the time, paying a higher price at B&N "to support them" does not qualify for that other .1%
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Old 10-25-18, 08:03 AM
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Re: Barnes & Noble (likely) to close stores in 2010

I have a B&N on the same stretch of road that I do all of my weekly errands on. I tend to stop in occasionally. 99% of the times that I do, I end up walking out empty handed. Last week, I found a book about Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs. I figured my son would enjoy it. Saw the MSRP of $35 and put it back on the shelf. I checked on Amazon, and it was only $23. Needless to say, I ordered it from them instead. $12 is too big of a price difference to pass up.

With the relaunch of Fangoria magazine, I didn't want to purchase a subscription sight unseen. I was hoping to find the first issue at B&N, but they're not carrying it. I'm really running out of reasons to keep stopping there at all.
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Old 10-25-18, 12:48 PM
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I think I'm in the same camp as others posted above. I like strolling around B&N but other than clearance books, find nothing I want. I'm not sure when was the last time I actually purchased anything there. Do they till have some sort of Membership club thing they push at check-out? Yep, I just checked. Even with Coupons they mention I won't drop $25 on it.
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Old 10-25-18, 01:03 PM
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the last time I shopped B&N they had moved the clearance books from by the checkout counter to up stairs about as far from the register as possible. Its like they want to fail.... why have impulse buys near the register, nah that might help sales....
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