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Old 02-16-11, 06:25 PM
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I'm sad that they are closing the Howard Hughes Center location. Now I won't have a place to shop while the girlfriend is at Norstrom Rack.
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I've had The Last Exile blu-ray on backorder for ship to store. Wonder what will happen if it ever gets released now that my store is closing?
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Whoa! The one I was at last night (Dearborn, MI), which is HUGE is closing and the one by my girlfriend is, too. She is NOT going to be happy.
Old 02-16-11, 07:22 PM
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Damn, the two closest to us are closing as well. Blu ray prices will still prolly be pretty shitty though.
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That's a shame. It's pretty much every one in my area.
Old 02-16-11, 09:05 PM
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hmm ... well... all of the DC (and metropolitan area stores) are closing... guess I shouldn't be surprised.
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Bummer. The local Borders appears to be closing. There are a couple B&Ns nearby, but Borders always had WAY better sale prices (33% off much of the time and sometimes as much as 40 or even 50% off).

I guess I'll be ordering books exclusively from Amazon in the foreseeable future.
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hmm ... well... all of the DC (and metropolitan area stores) are closing... guess I shouldn't be surprised.
Pentagon City and Bailey's Crossroads are still open.
Old 02-17-11, 12:02 AM
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Pentagon City and Bailey's Crossroads are still open.
oh who goes to those locations? ...
Old 02-17-11, 05:12 AM
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I know with all of the coupons, I spent WAY more at Borders than I ever did at B&N.
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Re: Borders closing 200 stores

Nearly every Borders location I've ever visited appears in that closing list.
Old 02-17-11, 09:23 AM
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Be warned: A month ago our local Borders was closed down. I waited for the real bargains( deals better than their coupons), but midway through the closure signs popped up saying that books/music/dvds would NOT go below 40%, but would be returned to distributors instead (the exception being the bargain books). So deals never got beyond what you could get with a coupon. Fortunately for me, on the last weekend Borders ran a 50% off coupon so I could pick up the book I had been watching.
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They should have closed the Summerlin location. They never have what I'm looking for stocked on the shelves and the employees aren't very helpful.
Hey, I like that store. Pitiful DVD collection, but it's a nice bookstore and a fun place for the family to hang out.

The Sahara store was a total dump. Not sad to see that one close up.
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The one near me is closing, can't say I went in or bought much there... but I don't like to see vacant store fronts. I'm just hoping B&N can hang on.
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One of the two local stores is closing, it went downhill though when it got sandwiched between two B&N stores one 2.5 miles south, and one a mile north.
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Wow, I had no idea there was a Borders store in Saratoga Springs, NY ... I thought the only store (Albany, NY) closed down years ago! I might check it out between now and whenever they close.
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Every single Borders in Austin is closing.

Very surprised the big store at The Domain is closing... it just opened a year or two ago! Not surprised though... I've never been in a line at checkout there.

Then again, this is a big win for local businesses. Borders made enemies in Austin a few years back when they planned on opening a store a block away from locally-owned Book People downtown. Backlash was so bad they cancelled the plans.

Always picked up Graphic Novels there when they had 40-50% off coupons. Guess that was their problem... I never went there without a coupon

I could see Barnes/Noble scooping up that prime location at The Domain if only one of their "flagship" locations weren't just up the road at The Arboretum. That store is always packed.

Also closing is the Borders in Fort Lauderdale that I frequented for many years. That store has to have been there for 20 years. Another big 2-level store. Used to go there for all my DVDs back the day... ya know, when Borders had very competitive DVD prices. Anyone remember those days?

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Originally Posted by RobLutter View Post
Every single Borders in Austin is closing.

Very surprised the big store at The Domain is closing... it just opened a year or two ago! Not surprised though... I've never been in a line at checkout there.

Always picked up Graphic Novels there when they had 40-50% off coupons. Guess that was their problem... I never went there without a coupon

I could see Barnes/Noble scooping up that prime location at The Domain if only one of their "flagship" locations weren't just up the road at The Arboretum. That store is always packed.
It really does speak volumes about the company when they won't even keep one store open in a huge college town like Austin.
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Damn. The one closest to me is closing. Now I'll have to drive far to get to the next closest one.
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
It really does speak volumes about the company when they won't even keep one store open in a huge college town like Austin.


Why would students shop at borders when it's cheaper or free on the Internet
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Wow, can't believe 100 Broadway in NYC is closing. I was just there yesterday for a book signing and it was a pretty cool store. Great selection but the pricing was...you know.
Old 02-18-11, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
It really does speak volumes about the company when they won't even keep one store open in a huge college town like Austin.
Not really surprising in Austin. Our motto is 'Keep Austin Weird: Support Local Businesses'. Franchises don't do well here. Wal-Mart was JUST able to open a store in the city limits (and it's a weird half-size superstore with many concessions). We're not exactly without bookstores... there's a TON of Half-Price Books, Barnes and Noble, and other local booksellers (Book People is one of the larger independent bookstores in the country right downtown, it's huge). I can imagine all that makes for a tough market. None of the stores were near campus either... all of them are at least 5 miles from campus.

Then again, there are more Targets than anything. Like every mile. We like Target, lol.
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
It really does speak volumes about the company when they won't even keep one store open in a huge college town like Austin.
Why keep the Austin store open when they're closing the store in Ann Arbor, Michigan which for all you Big Ten buffs (and former and current Ann Arborites) is where Borders started in 1971? You'd think that would be a flagship type of store, but apparently not. Also, Ann Arbor has been known for it's wealth of small independent bookstores, or at least it was when I lived there.
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They are closing every Borders store near me (four that I could see). There's going to be some significant retail space opening up. Hopefully, we don't end up with four new Big Lots or Halloween Super Stores ...
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I just got a cancellation notice for a pre-order I placed using free ship-to-store. Guess the Lincoln Park location in Chicago is closing :@

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