Category: Retail

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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Feb 27 2017

Why FYE In Wolfchase Closed – My Thoughts

This article is more for the interest of local people who were fans of this particular FYE store, moreso than the average reader, but I still thought it worth publishing here for what it’s worth in the long run. While I do know people who were involved in the store, everything I propose here in …

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Feb 25 2017

FYE In Wolfchase Closes Today

Today, February 25th, 2017, the FYE store in Wolfchase Mall will close for the final time. Now just a shell of it’s former self, this music and movie store served as a central hub for the hunt for music and movies among most anyone in the area, but was especially popular among anime fans. It …

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