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Old 11-20-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Got this in an email concerning holiday shopping and gift cards. I don't know if the list is true and am curious if ALL OF THESE are REALLY closing???? Anyone heard about them? I know Circuit City, Bombay and a few others. But some of them I am like "HUH?".

Take a look at the list and if you know if that store IS closing indeed or NOT let us all know. THANKS!

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Watch those store money cards and gift cards.. and credit slips! Stores that informed the Security Exchange of closing plans between October 2008 and January 2009. PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Circuit City stores... most recent (? how many)

Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide are to be shuttered

Lane Bryant,, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 store nationwide

Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January

Cache will close all stores

Talbots closing down all stores

J. Jill closing all stores

GAP closing 85 stores

Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January

Wickes Furniture closing down

Levitz closing down remaining stores

Bombay closing remaining stores

Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January.

Whitehall closing all stores

Piercing Pagoda closing all stores

Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.

Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ (New Brunswick)

Macys to close 9 stores after January

Linens and Things closing all stores

Movie Galley Closing all stores

Pacific Sunware closing stores

Pep Boys Closing 33 stores

Sprint/ Nextel closing 133 stores

JC Penney closing a number of stores after January

Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.

Wilson Leather closing down all stores

Sharper Image closing down all stores

K B Toys closing 356 stores

Loews to close down some stores

Dillard's to close some stores.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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That list is starting to sound like School Closings on a "Snow Day."

We are begging NO GIFT CARDS for Christmas for the kids.

But I gotta say some of our relatives are real morons.

Called us yesterday telling us they lost 40% of their money in the Stock Market (gee, no kidding) and these are same folks wanting to get the kids Gift Cards. Go figure.

We tell them the kids enjoy them as people, not crap. Spend some time and teach the kids to Garden, Sew, Woodwork, on and on and on. Those are gifts that last a lifetime.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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The funny thing is that I have never purchased anything from most of those stores. The clothing/shoes retailers at malls largely deserve to go. It's like Penneys which used to sell tools and garden supplies, even auto parts- and now sells only clothes and shoes. All I say is "good riddance".
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Not missing anything from those stores. They were all overpriced to begin with. The home stores got lucky through the housing boom. Game over!
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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The 3 I don't want to see go if it IS true are Ann Taylor (wonder if the Loft stores are included?), Cache and Eddie Bauer. I like those 3 and have always had good luck finding things there I like, FIT PROPERLY, good quality, etc. But I use my store coupons and get great deals.

The only gift cards we have done are the Visa ones that way someone can go ANYWHERE they want: shop, eat, travel, etc.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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Default Talbots

Incorrect information regarding Talbots. The childrens and mens stores have (or will be) closed NOT womens.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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I have two neighbors in my cul–de–sac. One is a General Manager at Dillard's and the other is a General Manager at JCPenny. They're good people and I hope they don't lose their jobs. Between them they have seven kids. Before you folks say "good riddance" I think you need to think about the human side of this. People work at these stores who have families that depend on their income....some may be your friends and neighbors.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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If a local store closes, you can use the chain's gift card for online purchases.

snopes.com: Store Closings
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Before you folks say "good riddance" I think you need to think about the human side of this. People work at these stores who have families that depend on their income....some may be your friends and neighbors.
Not only that but it reduces the competition which in turn RAISES prices and lowers your selections. I don't want to be left with 1 or 2 places to pick from to go buy clothes for the family. When there is no competition the customer service sinks to bottom, quality takes a nose dive, etc. They don't have to worry about losing you to someone else. NO THANK YOU!

A tally of the ENTIRE number of employees effected by this might shed some enlightment upon it. It WILL hurt the economy with more and more places shuttering up and people losing jobs left and right.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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I have two neighbors in my cul–de–sac. One is a General Manager at Dillard's and the other is a General Manager at JCPenny. They're good people and I hope they don't lose their jobs. Between them they have seven kids. Before you folks say "good riddance" I think you need to think about the human side of this. People work at these stores who have families that depend on their income....some may be your friends and neighbors.
I agree with you.

From your human side of this . . . . Is there any chance folks in these types situations will choose to something else that is useful and productive Before the boat sinks from under them?
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