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2020-07-08 10:01:02 PM  
Soon, it'll be Bed, Bath, and Bankrupt.
 
2020-07-08 10:27:27 PM  
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Poor guy will be out of a job.
 
2020-07-09 2:58:13 AM  
I wonder if they'll have a 40% off coupon for their Shares soon...
 
2020-07-09 7:16:52 AM  
Yeah, the only time I go there is when we get one of their coupons in the mail and I need something I know they stock (I sleep on wedge pillows to help with acid reflux). So I go there about once every three years.
 
2020-07-09 7:59:26 AM  

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Poor guy will be out of a job.


He hit the fast forward button.
 
2020-07-09 8:00:11 AM  
Not surprising they're expensive but I do like the store. Hopefully the next business to go will be Five Below. Only went to Five Below when it had its grand opening and was not impressed with it and hadn't set foot in it afterwords, It's a one and done kind of store.
 
2020-07-09 8:07:50 AM  

jevans47403: Not surprising they're expensive but I do like the store. Hopefully the next business to go will be Five Below. Only went to Five Below when it had its grand opening and was not impressed with it and hadn't set foot in it afterwords, It's a one and done kind of store.


Just how cheap do you think things should be? A penny?
 
2020-07-09 8:10:27 AM  
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2020-07-09 8:11:09 AM  

Fano: jevans47403: Not surprising they're expensive but I do like the store. Hopefully the next business to go will be Five Below. Only went to Five Below when it had its grand opening and was not impressed with it and hadn't set foot in it afterwords, It's a one and done kind of store.

Just how cheap do you think things should be? A penny?


It's basically like a souvenir shop and they have raised their prices since they opened (that info about the prices was in the paper)
 
2020-07-09 8:44:46 AM  

Somaticasual: I wonder if they'll have a 40% off coupon for their Shares soon...


Like all of their coupons, it's for something you neither need or want.
 
2020-07-09 8:59:14 AM  
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2020-07-09 9:21:15 AM  

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I would probably shop there
 
2020-07-09 9:25:37 AM  
The last time the S.O. drug me to a Bed, Bath, and Beyond, there were tons of curtain samples. After digging through the shelves for 30 to 45 minutes, she asked a salesperson why so many of the curtain's on display were not stocked in the store.

The sales girl said "we order what ever you want and ship it right to your home." My S.O. was not impressed. We went home and she found the curtains on-line from a different retailer at a lower price. IRC, she got free shipping and avoided paying sales tax as well.

Great business strategy Bed, Bath, and Bye.
 
2020-07-09 11:13:22 AM  
jevans47403:

It's basically like a souvenir shop and they have raised their prices since they opened (that info about the prices was in the paper)

You are probably not the target demographic of Five Below...it's a store that is targeting teenagers with inexpensive stuff. Yeah, prices went up thanks to the China tariffs. The stores work in a pinch when you need a quick cheapo electronic accessory though.
 
2020-07-09 11:16:30 AM  

MBZ321: jevans47403:

It's basically like a souvenir shop and they have raised their prices since they opened (that info about the prices was in the paper)

You are probably not the target demographic of Five Below...it's a store that is targeting teenagers with inexpensive stuff. Yeah, prices went up thanks to the China tariffs. The stores work in a pinch when you need a quick cheapo electronic accessory though.


That does make sense. And they also do have a pretty nice selection in candy when I went there for their grand opening.
 
2020-07-09 12:59:17 PM  
Meh, the CEO blamed the 'rona but BB&B is suffering for the same reason lots of other places (like the already departed Linens N Things) are: Target, Walmart and Amazon.

The store I go to sometimes here (OKC) renovated last year. They opened a sizable cosmetics section (larger than the one in most Targets or Walmarts) and made some other adjustments. I assume trying to replicate the same kind of shopping experience as a Target. (shrug) It's apparently not working. Also, there's a Target a couple miles away, so most people probably figure, why go to BB&B when I can go to Target or Walmart?

I go to BB&B when I need something for bed, bath or kitchen that Target doesn't have (generally Target is my go-to, rather than Walmart and I don't shop at Amazon). The cosmetic section was unnecessary. They should have just expanded one of their existing sections instead of trying to compete with the big players.

At this point, I'm not sure anyone CAN compete with the big 3 I mentioned. If something you want can't be found in Target, Walmart or on Amazon, it probably doesn't exist. Those 3 retailers are just so farking ubiquitous that only really niche stores (like JoAnn's Fabrics, which mostly sells craft stuff, but also has a big section for sewing stuff of all kinds) are gonna be able to compete. I don't go to Target for craft stuff, I go to JoAnn's Fabrics (which is in the same shopping center as the Target here). (shrug) I'd miss JoAnn's Fabrics if it disappeared, I wouldn't miss Bed, Bath & Beyond that much. I'm sitting on a chair cushion I bought there about a month ago, but it's not like I couldn't have gotten it somewhere else.
 
2020-07-10 5:37:55 AM  
There is a marked increase in the quality of the Jersey cotton bedsheets I like at BB&B versus target.  Whether this increase in quality is commensurate with their much high prices is debatable.
 
2020-07-10 6:30:45 AM  
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