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2018-01-02 11:59:15 AM  
Oddly missing from the list:  http://www.fark.com/shop
 
2018-01-02 12:34:11 PM  
A Deadpool of celebrities would be much more interesting.
 
2018-01-02 12:37:22 PM  
Department stores, mall stores, Toys R Us, and Barnes and Nobles.  No kidding.  Sad to see Sears go though.
 
2018-01-02 12:51:41 PM  
I see they've just given up putting Radio Shack on these lists finally.
 
2018-01-02 12:57:11 PM  

downstairs: I see they've just given up putting Radio Shack on these lists finally.


Be careful. Mentioning R*dio Sh*ck by name runs risk of catching whatever frogdamn zombie virus has kept it operating for the past 15 years.
 
2018-01-02 01:21:26 PM  
Toys R Us is not going anywhere. They turn a profit. The debt and bankruptcy thing was a business scam.
 
2018-01-02 01:27:37 PM  
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2018-01-02 01:27:45 PM  
No way. They're going to wait until they're 102, and *then* die. Like the city of Detroit.
 
2018-01-02 01:28:08 PM  
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2018-01-02 01:29:05 PM  

STDMan69: Oddly missing from the list:  http://www.fark.com/shop


The Fark Shop is going to close?  I'll get over it.
 
2018-01-02 01:29:20 PM  
Yay! My company made the list!

Maybe I should apply for a job as a coal miner. Then the GOP would care about me.
 
2018-01-02 01:29:23 PM  

ElwoodCuse: The debt and bankruptcy thing was a business scam.


Yes, but if you keep pulling it on a company that's only barely profitable, eventually it kills the company. You can raid the coffers only so long as the company can maintain the debt payments.

A smart parasite doesn't kill its host, but nobody ever accused vulture capitalists of long-term smarts.
 
2018-01-02 01:29:33 PM  
Wal-Mart
Whole Foods
Bloomingdale's
Kroger's
Amazon

I may have a slightly paranoid outlook on our economy due to the farking guy who is President right now.
 
2018-01-02 01:47:20 PM  
Sears has been on death's door for 20 years.  I don't see why they can't just stay there.
 
2018-01-02 02:00:05 PM  
8  of the 17  businesses on that list I have never heard.   it was almost 9 as i have heard the name Charlotte Russe before but for the life of me i haven't a clue where.
 
2018-01-02 02:11:05 PM  

Nofun: Department stores, mall stores, Toys R Us, and Barnes and Nobles.  No kidding.  Sad to see Sears go though.


My gf works at the mall so I'm there a lot and the place was packed during the holidays. I don't know anything about Toys R Us but unfortunately Barnes and Noble is probably going away and I don't know why. I can't believe that everyone has such a hard on for browsing the internet over going to a big book store. But I thought the same thing about video stores and was clearly wrong about that.
 
2018-01-02 02:19:44 PM  

Nofun: Department stores, mall stores, Toys R Us, and Barnes and Nobles.  No kidding.  Sad to see Sears go though.


Weird thing about the Barnes and Noble where I live.  For some reason no one really understands, every real estate agent (and a number of attorneys) in town seems to use it as a gathering spot to meet with their clients.  It just seems to be in the perfect centralized spot for people to meet for coffee, a muffin, and talk about money.  I can see it from my office window and at 10AM the parking lot is damn near full.

The bookstore may be failing, but that cafe is doing gangbusters...
 
2018-01-02 02:26:53 PM  

Skyd1v: every real estate agent (and a number of attorneys) in town seems to use it as a gathering spot to meet with their clients.  It just seems to be in the perfect centralized spot for people to meet for coffee, a muffin, and talk about money.  I can see it from my office window and at 10AM the parking lot is damn near full.


Well, I suppose that's not as obnoxious as meeting on a golf course and as long as it keeps the place open...
 
2018-01-02 02:27:24 PM  

Nofun: Department stores, mall stores, Toys R Us, and Barnes and Nobles.  No kidding.  Sad to see Sears go though.


I'll be sad about Barnes and Nobles, but 8 years past Borders (not sure if targeted by Lampart, or he merely aquired them along with K-mart.  But presumed killed by Lampart).  I was thinking how weird it was to have this "Toys Я Us time of year" be the last one.  Sears is also odd (and dragged out.  I remember hearing nearly 10 years ago how a friend's teenager had never set foot in a Sears.  At that point I realized that even had Lampart been imediately replaced by the General, nobody could save Sears).
 
2018-01-02 03:34:27 PM  
They keep the a/c at about 85 in the sears in my town.  And the electronics section now has mattresses.
 
2018-01-02 03:51:15 PM  
Wait ... "Captain" Deadpool !
 
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2018-01-02 05:02:27 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Toys R Us is not going anywhere. They turn a profit. The debt and bankruptcy thing was a business scam.


For a toy store, Toy's R Us is not very much fun. I wouldn't be surprised to see them go under. The people who work there look like they're just waiting for the sweet embrace of death to take them away.
 
2018-01-02 05:11:21 PM  

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"Queue" the music? Well, I suppose you must put it in order so it will play when someone says *cue* the music.
 
2018-01-02 06:19:12 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Toys R Us is not going anywhere. They turn a profit. The debt and bankruptcy thing was a business scam.


Not this year, but I'd be pretty shocked if they were still around in a decade.

They have one of the most spectacularly bad e-commerce outfits of any major company.
 
2018-01-03 02:22:58 AM  

BMFPitt: ElwoodCuse: Toys R Us is not going anywhere. They turn a profit. The debt and bankruptcy thing was a business scam.

Not this year, but I'd be pretty shocked if they were still around in a decade.

They have one of the most spectacularly bad e-commerce outfits of any major company.


I dunno, I think that's Wal-Mart or Target or Best Buy or Barnes And Noble or Sears or any of the other brick and mortars that have some weird obsession with selling third party stuff on their website (bite me) and not price matching their store and website (bite me again) and making it hard to find what they have on stock in a local store (bite my shiny metal ass). Literally the only reason I go to a brick and mortar's website is because I want to find a thing I can pick up now at a store I can drive to, otherwise, I'll shop more generically by searching online for a good deal or with, usually, Amazon. And generally they all fail at the single mother farking role they should be trying to fill. That includes the bastard Staples-Office Max/Depot chimera.

If brick and mortar stores weren't stupid, they'd have a single website they all used that let me search for a product, and it showed me their prices and stock on hand. Like a mix between Google shopping and brickseek, but they'd do it Orbits style and make it official. And it would only show physically stocked relevant items, not third party, and a trivially easy option to disable showing stuff you'd have to order. I don't care what they call it, but they are idiots for not doing this, or convincing Google to do it for them. But some of these idiots specifically avoid showing products through search engines, so I have no illusions this will ever happen.

\Weird buyouts where they keep the names makes my list too.
\\See the Staples shiatshow again, or the City Market/Kroger/Hy Vee/King Soopers/Fred Myers/and Pals and Safeway/Ludens/and Friends conglomerates. Just frelling re-sign the stores you damned nutjobs.
\\\Unrelatedly, I won't miss a store on that list with the exception of Barnes and Noble. They actually tried. And for a time, I thought they might pull it off with the nook. Admittedly, I have bought tools and car parts like batteries at Sears
 
2018-01-03 02:35:52 AM  

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"Queue" the music? Well, I suppose you must put it in order so it will play when someone says *cue* the music.


Thank you. I got distracted by that and forgot what I came to say.

Oh yeah. It's no wonder Payless shoes are closing, nobody wants to sort through three isle of unorganized shoe boxes only to come up with options in you size, all of them so cheap they won't last three months regular use.
 
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