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Posted: 9/15/2004 2:09:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 2:10:40 PM EDT by Spade]
littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=12628_Borders_Employees_Hiding_Unfit_for_Command


Follow the link to another link. Employees admitting to hiding or damaging the book.


You guys don’t actually HAVE to sell the thing!

Just “carelessly” hide the boxes, “accidentally” drop them off pallets, “forget” to stock the ones you have, and then suggest a nice Al Franken or Micheal Moore book as a substitute. Borders wants those recommends, remember?

I don’t care if these Neandertals in fancy suits get mad at me, they aren’t regular customers anyway. Other than “Left Behind” books, they don’t read. Anything you can do to make them feel unwelcome is only fair. They are the people pushing retailers to cut costs, don’t forget. And they would censor your speech, your books, your music in a heartbeat, so give them a taste of it!

Don’t get mad, get even!



Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:10:59 PM EDT
I SOOOOO hope someone gets fired over this.

I wonder if this guy has ever been on a 'wing hunt'.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:11:04 PM EDT
not working very well. #1 best seller for 4th week in a row
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:15:20 PM EDT
Hah! Too much traffic to their(borders) site. It crashed!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:16:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Hah! Too much traffic to their(borders) site. It crashed!




Yeah, that happened by the 4th or 5th comment on LGF. Real fast crash.

Thank god for Google's cache.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:17:20 PM EDT
People still buy books at bookstores???
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:18:52 PM EDT
Some tree hugging vegan making $8.00 an hour in a bookstore. Nothing to worry about.

Eddie
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:54:52 PM EDT
This is some how unexpected? Try to find any book of a conservative nature when it hits the stands and is a top ten best seller. Talk about a buisiness that does not want to do buisiness. Let these store, distribution center asshats lose money by pulling this crap. Online companies can keep the profits they lose.

Bilster
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:57:50 PM EDT
Barnes and Noble has it on the shelf behind the cash register for 30% off. You cant miss it when you check out.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:58:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I SOOOOO hope someone gets fired over this.

I wonder if this guy girl has ever been on a 'wing hunt'.

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:04:28 PM EDT
I have a $25 gift card for there.I think I'll insist on a certian book.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:01:47 PM EDT
Thats funny, cause the Borders here in Avondale has them right out on the floor...

This is another one of those regional situations I think...
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:13:04 PM EDT
I saw the book at Publix for 25% off list price.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:02:46 PM EDT
I looked for in the Prescott Barnes & Noble, while I was whiling away the Sunday before my 223 class started up. I didn't see it anywhere. It might have been out, it might not have, but I didn't feel like spending the time to look for it.

It wasn't out on the bestseller rack out front, I can say that for sure.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:10:43 PM EDT
It was not out on or near the best seller rack at my Barnes & Noble at Meridan and Alamden Exp, San Jose. I will check behind the counter tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:13:07 PM EDT
Maybe I should go work at the local bookstore for a week or 2 so the same thing with Moore and Franken books, then use my few weeks of pay to buy mags.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:15:57 PM EDT
Borders plays the most irritating music in the world, how the hell can you concentrate on a book when they have something that sounds like a yak being castrated playing in the background?

-5000 on Borders
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:17:00 PM EDT
WING HUNT ANYONE?

How 'bout that gets brought to the attnetion of the management at Borders?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:56:28 AM EDT
My local Books a Million was hiding it too. I found it, thumbed thru it, then went home and ordered from Amazon.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:07:32 AM EDT
At a local Borders here I went to get a copy and they were out. There was a rack with the "Top 10" sellers in order. They all had books in the slot except for "#1", which of course was Unfit. I was going to ask the chik behind the counter if they had anymore in back but she looked like a hippie biotch.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:35:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 7:38:30 AM EDT by M4]
N.Y.Times Best Sellers List.........(09/16/04)

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

Top 5 at a Glance

1. UNFIT FOR COMMAND, by John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi

2. AMERICAN SOLDIER, by Tommy Franks with Malcolm McConnell

3. MY LIFE, by Bill Clinton

4. BUSHWORLD, by Maureen Dowd

5. SKYWRITING, by Jane Pauley

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