FriarReb98: For a very long time, I had no idea they weren't the exact same store anyway.
I_Am_Weasel: FriarReb98: For a very long time, I had no idea they weren't the exact same store anyway.No. You can distinguish Staples by their policy of rarely having things in stock.
usernameguy: They should call it Max Depot.
davidphogan: I_Am_Weasel: FriarReb98: For a very long time, I had no idea they weren't the exact same store anyway.No. You can distinguish Staples by their policy of rarely having things in stock.Staples online ordering was always pretty decent in my experiences. Office Depot/Max were both crap, but Staples wasn't ever that bad. I don't think I've been in their stores more than twice in the past five years though. Just online, and it may have helped that I had a great sales rep.
sendtodave: Office Detox.
the_rhino: I work for office Max and have wondered when we would merge.
MBZ321: Still puzzled how all the big-box sporting goods stores stay in business
lordargent: King Something: /pretty much the same reason places sell groceriesHow durable are your groceries? Are your potatoes stressed to failure? Are your strawberries subjected to intense heat and humidity? Do your melons go through a bounce test?
lordargent: Hmm, OD + staples == bad but OD + OM == ok?
obamadidcoke: I want to open an adult toy store called Orifice Despot.
padraig: Office supplies, to me, always look like toy stores. I have to refrain myself from buying all the pens and doodads.
lordargent: I thought staples was supposed to have merged with office depot years ago to become "Staples, the Office Depot", but I think it got backed out.// trip to wikipedia"On September 4, 1996, Staples and Office Depot announced plans to merge. The Federal Trade Commission decided that the superpower would unfairly increase office supply prices despite competition from OfficeMax, because OfficeMax did not have stores in many of the local markets that the merger would affect. Staples ultimately argued that chains such as Wal-Mart and Circuit City Stores represented significant competition, but this argument did little to sway the FTC. Following the denial of the merger by the FTC, a rivalry has formed between the two companies."Hmm, OD + staples == bad but OD + OM == ok?
obamadidcoke: I want to open an adult toy store called Orifice Depot.
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