log_jammin: and while you are repairing your image, take a few seconds and remind me what financial or convenience should make me want to buy anything from JC Pennys, because that's the part I can't figure out.
Mateorocks: I liked New Coke
Walker: A couple years ago they got rid of a lot of the cash registers in the individual departments and made you shlep your stuff all the way across the floor to "customer service areas" in the middle of the stores. Now I just went back a couple weeks ago and they got rid of a lot of the customer service areas. Now there's just like two places to pay on each floor. Needless to say the lines were long since every customer on the floor has to go to one or two register areas. Customer service fail.Oh, then they had people with thin metal carts who looked like they were working on pricing merchandise, but they were actually cashiers without cash registers. No sign by them or anything identifying them as cashiers, but you are just supposed to know they are cashiers. But don't go to them with cash or a check because they have no cash registers. They just had handheld things to run your credit cards thru like the staff that walk the floor in Apple stores.
keepitcherry: I don't know a single person under the age of 50 that shops at JC Penney.
pdieten: I never go into the stores. But as long as they keep selling reasonably priced big-and-tall mens' dress clothes I'll keep hitting their website. I'd be pretty annoyed if that went away because I don't know where to get inexpensive shirts in my size otherwise.
NotARocketScientist: To be fair, it wasn't the marketing that caused the fall of New Coke, it was the taste.
StokeyBob: What i saw back then was an article in the paper that a soda company had applied at the patent or trademark office with a new formula for a patented soft drink. The patent office said you can't change the formula without changing the name. What they wanted to do was use corn syrup instead of sugar.
Smeggy Smurf: The girly kinds go to Vanity or DEB or half a dozen other wallet bleeding places
StokeyBob: NotARocketScientist: To be fair, it wasn't the marketing that caused the fall of New Coke, it was the taste.I think the new stuff may have just been a dodge.What i saw back then was an article in the paper that a soda company had applied at the patent or trademark office with a new formula for a patented soft drink. The patent office said you can't change the formula without changing the name. What they wanted to do was use corn syrup instead of sugar.Several months past.Then out of the blue came the New soda. It wasn't so hot but was around long enough to clear the shelves of the old stuff. Then they pretended to give in and go back to the original soda. If they would have done that it would have had the old name. Instead they called it classic soda. I don't think there was anything classic about it. It did have a new name though. I'm pretty sure it ended up with corn syrup in it.The real stuff is still made in Mexico and other places with the old name.
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