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Old 10-08-2012, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Lots of New Brunswick plates in town this weekend. It is their Thanksgiving and a 3 day weekend as well. We'll take the business! Seeing NB plates lots at all times now that the exchange rate is better for them. I was at Airport Mall last week and parked next to this little van that had lettering on it - from NB - and the B & B they had advertised was in Bathhurst. Now that is one long drive to shop. lol
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Out West
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I have my own reasons for not being too fond of LL Bean but maybe not a reason many, or any, would guess. Despite all of that, I have long heard of them, been sent catalogs even when I lived on the west coast and could never justify spending that kind of money on a garment. "Lifetime" guarantee. Well, I take care of my clothes, they tend to last a very long time.

Anyway, today I was driving around while the landlord and her agent were "showing the house", (goody /sarcasm), and decided to count the number of homes for sale in a 3-4 mile stretch on the same road.

Within 3-4 miles on one stretch of road alone, I counted 20 before my eyes glazed over. Twenty homes in that short of a distance. If things are going so well, why are so many selling? Oh and I saw more "fun stuff" put out to the curb with for sale signs on them along my typical path. Maybe they're all selling after purchasing so much from LL Bean.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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I got totally disgusted with LL Bean a while back and just don't buy from them anymore. They placed an order with a Maine wreath company for "thousands" of wreaths at the holiday season and then just before the company was to make delivery "they cancelled". Nasty move IMO.

I rarely shop Freeport. There are only a few places that I stop into, like the Corning store where I can add to my Corelle dishes at discount prices. Also when we are on our way home from NH it is a good place to stop for lunch. Love The Corsican for sit down service and Isabella's Sticky Buns for less formal place with great soup and sandwiches.

I have never had a problem "ever" finding a parking place, even on very busy weekends in Freeport. About across from the Jamison Tavern there is a down the hill place behind a small strip of stores. I have never seen it more than 3/4 full. It is just up from the Harriseeket on the same side of the street.
well, I went to the bean's ellsworth outlet-much cheaper
and got two jackets....
never been in there.....but glad I stopped the other day
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I have my own reasons for not being too fond of LL Bean but maybe not a reason many, or any, would guess. Despite all of that, I have long heard of them, been sent catalogs even when I lived on the west coast and could never justify spending that kind of money on a garment. "Lifetime" guarantee. Well, I take care of my clothes, they tend to last a very long time.

Anyway, today I was driving around while the landlord and her agent were "showing the house", (goody /sarcasm), and decided to count the number of homes for sale in a 3-4 mile stretch on the same road.

Within 3-4 miles on one stretch of road alone, I counted 20 before my eyes glazed over. Twenty homes in that short of a distance. If things are going so well, why are so many selling? Oh and I saw more "fun stuff" put out to the curb with for sale signs on them along my typical path. Maybe they're all selling after purchasing so much from LL Bean.
I hear you. Most of my adult life I have seen the LLBean catalogs, I always thought the stuff was pretty expensive. I never bought any of it.

My clothes tend to last okay, I think. After I retired, I threw out the last shirt I had from when I was in highschool [class of '77].

It has only been since I retired that I have bought myself civilian shirts. I had plenty of shirts as a teenager that I had gotten as Christmas gifts, and on Active Duty you mostly wear uniforms. So I never had much need to be buying more clothes outside of what fits in a seabag. Things work better when everything fits in a seabag and you keep in packed.

When we moved to Maine, we walked through a LLBean outlet in Ellsworth. It still looked pretty expensive.

Seven years later, I still have not bought anything from LLBean.

How much clothing does a person need?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Really? The only jobs I see in my area are for Account Executive...which, I am not an Accountant. Do you know what he applied for and where? I would try for that.
That job will be open again in two weeks. Account Executive = customer retention. It's Time Warner Cable.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Nexxlinx (call center) in Orono is hiring temp positions. 866-6000
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