Yes, it’s official folks! All Borders, Borders Express and Waldenbooks stores will be closing down. Five months after filing for bankruptcy, Borders will now begin liquidation sales with all books, DVDs and furniture discounted up to 40% starting TODAY (July 22, 2011).
Bad News: All sales are expected to end September, which means all 10,000+ employees nationwide will lose their jobs after liquidation. Plus local artists and musicians lose a venue that helped promote plenty of special events such as book and CD signings.
Good News: For many parents, it may be the perfect time to go back-to-school shopping for your kids. Or if you’ve been waiting to buy that DVD/manga/comic/art/design/computer/drama book, now is the time to splurge with all your available discounts.
Truth be told, if you’re a loyal customer, it’s always hard to say goodbye to a place you love. Do any of you feel the same way?
You got Amazon’d. Karma is a bitch.
Mom & Pop
(Source: Los Angeles Times)