April 6, 2011
News You Can Use about Borders - Part III
Pictured above is a sign spotted in the window of a closing Borders store in Chicago. Apparently, the employee is bitter about its closing. The sign certainly got a chuckle out of me considering that you can't use the restroom online.
Last Saturday, I went to one of the four stores closing here in Michigan. I literally walked around in tears. When Borders says, "EVERYTHING MUST GO" it is not an exaggeration. Literally everything has a price tag. The cash registers, the coffee makers and equipment from the cafe, chairs, bookshelves, posters, music, books, fixtures, and even the refrigerator from the employee kitchen. This is so sad. Only positive thing was I scored a mini book haul and only spent $11. The stores are up to 70% off everything, so make a trip and support your local Borders for the last time.
FYI: The New York Stock Exchange removed Borders. :(
In addition to bouncing paychecks, Borders also neglected to pay the 401K for its employees.
In positive Borders news, take advantage of the Educator Appreciation Days held April 8-12, 2011. Teachers, certified homeschoolers, school administrators, librarians and college instructors will receive a 30% discount on purchases during this timeframe. The discount applies to all eReaders and is available at Borders stores scheduled to stay open for business.