Borders closeout

The liquidation sale at Borders 339 locations -- including Crossgates Mall and Clifton Park -- started today. Prices are being discounted "up to 40% off the original price" (caveat emptor and lector -- these sales often seem to be less than great). By the way: among the companies that are reportedly circling the soon-to-be-empty Borders real estate around the nation: "pet stores, dollar stores, party-supply retailers, specialty grocery stores, such as Trader Joe's." [Borders] [NYT] [Chicago Sun-Times]

Comments

You're correct in saying the sales are less than great- Borders often discounted the cover price to begin with so the first sales will probably be only slightly better than their everyday price.

I checked out a number of items this morning, and everything was still significantly more expensive than Amazon.

A TJs in Crossgrates would be amazing and successful!

I went to a Borders today in NYC and the books I was after-- food & cooking books-- were a mere 10% off. Not worth it yet.

Dream on, Capital Region. TJ's is not coming any time soon.

Clearance sale prices often suck because they end up selling most of the surplus stock to companies, not individuals.

People, the sales are NOT worth your time right now. People today were walking out with piles that they easily paid more for than they would have yesterday. Stay home for a few weeks, then check it out. Sure, you won't have pick of the litter - but hey, that's what Amazon is for now, right?

Please be nice to the folks who are working the dying Borders stores. They are all getting laid off (with no severance) and all customers can do is bitch about discounts. Just be nice, okay? These are terrific people who just got screwed.

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