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PAYING FOR STEAILING FROM THE THIEVES…

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Yes, he’s still with us. When Jonathan read Jenn Ableson’s story in the Boston Globe — Retailers crack down on serial returns — he immediately thought of the person best able to comment, the formerly behind the counter: BBC American. Ableson’s lede was: Jimmy Deignan’s first time was with a $500 portable DVD player. He […]

YOU WANT WHAT DAY OFF…?

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Wal-Mart has now breached the Dec. 25 barrier that few retail establishments dared cross. Christmas Day shopping used to be confined to gas stations and whatever you could find on the counter at the local Waffle House down by the Interstate on-ramp. No more. From the Naples Daily News: The following Wal-Mart stores are closed […]

How to mess up a recall without really trying

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

The information coming out about the poisoned flip flops from the Wal-Flacks is patently false. If they claim they “recalled” the merchandise Monday, they are not telling the truth. Here is how it went down. Wal-Mart put an internal point-of-sale restriction on the merchandise on August 31. On August 31, all store managers, co-managers, assistant […]