Category: Retail

Feb 05 2018

We May Finally Be Coming To The Beginning Of The End Of the Compact Disc

The Compact Disc, commonly known simply as “CD, the primary distribution method of music over the past nearly 30 years, is on its way out. This isn’t anything new to anyone – digital music sales have been climbing over the past decade, and now well surpass sales of physical media on a whole. The CD, …

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Jan 29 2018

Spin Street Has Closed And Why That Doesn’t Surprise Me In The Least

I mentioned early last November that Spin Street, a well known local music and video store here in Memphis, was closing. That event finally happened on the 25th of January – right at the end of the financial year. On that day, Spin Street closed its doors after 2 months of some quite intense liquidation …

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Dec 02 2017

When Something Is Called “The Future,” It Never Really Is…

Following behind my previous article about hype culture, I wanted to discuss another trend in how upcoming things are discussed. This is something that goes in well with hype culture but deserves its own little bit of discussion: that is, when someone says something is “the future.” You will hear this one all the time …

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Nov 24 2017

The First Black Friday I Didn’t Have To Work In Years

Today was the day after Thanksgiving, a day well known here in the States, as well as other countries, as “Black Friday”, traditionally the day that the holiday season properly begins. While this traditional identity is a complete load, with seasonal items and music being present as early as late October in some situations, this …

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Sep 22 2017

The Internet Doesn’t Understand The Toys-R-Us Bankruptcy

A few days ago, it was announced that Toys R Us was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The internet flipped their shit over it. Within an hour of the announcement, memes already started flooding twitter and facebook saying “RIP Toys R US”, “RIP Geoffrey” and general reactions of “oh no it’s closing” mostly from people …

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Jul 27 2017

Walmart Cancels SNES Classic Edition Pre-orders

Last week, people were all hyped up over the fact that, apparently, Walmart had the SNES Classic Edition available for preorder – yeah, hop on the site, pay for it, and ya got it, right? Right? Nope! Yesterday, and continuing today, they have canceled seemingly every single pre-order for the console. People are acting surprised …

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Apr 09 2017

HHGregg Is Closing All 220 Stores – This Doesn’t Surprise Me

Home technology store chain HHGregg is closing all of its 220 stores after failing to find a buyer for the now-struggling company. It’s the usual case of a business going into the red financially and filing chapter 11 bankruptcy to try to liquidate all its assets, pay its debts, and maybe restructure and get back …

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Apr 02 2017

The Troubles of a Merchant and How to Stop Them – 1917 N.C.R Promotional Film

YouTube is full of interesting historic films of all types. I’ve been on quite the binge of old 1950’s and earlier informational films (I have no idea why, I’ve just been watching a bunch of them) and one popped up in my feed from 1917 – A film produced by NCR, one of the worlds …

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Mar 27 2017

GameStop Store Closings – Oh How The Mighty Have Fallen

Gamestop announced that sales for the last quarter of 2016 – That is, the holiday season – were much lower than they expected. So much lower that, to help buffer costs, the company is planning to close about 3% of its stores worldwide, which equates to somewhere around 150-250 stores, depending on your source. This …

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Mar 06 2017

The Worst Person I’ve Ever Worked With – Part 2

It’s been quite a few months since I wrote the first part of this small article series. Never intended to make it take so long, but I got caught up in many other things and honestly, for a while, forgot about the events of last year. Now, however, is as good a time as any …

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