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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (very summer), to Memorial... (more)

This week was brought to you by

This week was brought to you by zip codes, wine and laser dogs. And of course by AOA advertisers. Here's how it works -- if... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + The At the Plaza schedule for this summer is out. + And so... (more)

Bumper gawking

Friday afternoon before what's a long weekend for a lot of people? Sounds like time for that highest of high concepts... bumper gawking. At long... (more)

Do go chasing waterfalls

Because waterfalls: Here's a nice roundup of some waterfalls around the state from the DEC's Conservationist a few years back -- a few are close... (more)

Recent Comments

My daughter just started private swim lessons at Ciccotti Center in Colonie. She has only been to two but so far she loves it. They also seem to be flexible with scheduling for the private lessons - doesn't need to be at a set day and time each week.

Growing seasons in Albany

...has 1 comment, most recently from Lu

Architecture gawking in Albany's warehouse district

...has 5 comments, most recently from Judy Hukey

Swim lessons for young children?

...has 12 comments, most recently from Terry

Troy's Washington Park, from inside the fence

...has 1 comment, most recently from BS

Where to play pinball?

...has 21 comments, most recently from Ben Richardson