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Borders 30% off 1 item through 9/8...and beyond?

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Patrick.C, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    My two local Borders--within the past month--have DRASTICALLY reduced their CD/music departments. [​IMG]

    They USED to be the places you knew you could go and find a decent jazz/classical/blues/etc. selection. Not any more.

    Very homogenized now. [​IMG]
     
  2. TravisR

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    Same here. I'm not high brow enough to be looking for jazz or classical stuff [​IMG] but they barely even seem to carry 'old' punk rock band CDs anymore.
     
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    You can almost see the collection shrink weekly at mine, now I do most jazz shopping with Amazon [​IMG]

    Oh well, at least they have a few Criterion DVD's left...
     
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    That's too bad. A few years ago, I bought my Nephew (who is a jazz musician) some imported jazz CDs there. Border's prices have always been high, but at least they still had a good selection (unlike Best Buy).

    Sorry to hear that's not the case anymore.
     
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    You might not have noticed that Border's BOOK department has also shrunk, because they are transitioning to displaying their books cover-out, as their inventories are depleted. They continue to order the best-selling books, but everything else is only being shuffled around from store-to-store, there is no more deep catalog ordering going on due to their lack-of-money.
     
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    Borders is really trying to promote their new website at Home - Borders - Books, Music and Movies I got an email promoting the new site with a 30% off coupon when you order online. The coupon code is BCOM2208. It looks like their prices are 10% lower than store prices, and if you order $25 or more the shipping is free.
     
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    I love the Border's store, but the whole shopping experience there has gotten ridiculous. The other day, I went armed with my Borders card, the printed coupon, a gift certificate and the parking pass I had to validate. I had 4 items I had to round up to simply go in their store.

    After all that, they still didn't have the BluRays I was looking for, and the ones they did have are MSRP.

    Maybe they can't be the lowest, but if it they at least had pricing a little lower than MSRP, then people would go there on a regular basis to check stuff out, instead of waiting for a 48-hour window in which to use a coupon.
     
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    a 40% off online code. recieved for entering the sweepsatkes from their website.
     
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    I am not impressed at all with their new website. Prices are much higher than they were when they were associated with Amazon. I used to convert my Discover card dollars into Borders gift cards all the time for use at the old borders.com. That will probably end now since the deals aren't that good anymore.

    They really need to lower their online prices if they really want to compete effectively with Amazon.com

    Add me to the chorus who has noticed the drastically shrinking CD sections at the B&M stores. I'm old fashioned in that I greatly prefer CDs to mp3 [​IMG] and it is sad for me to see the CD die a slow death.
     
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    Has Borders recently stopped sending their discount coupons in their weekly Borders Rewards e-mailings? I haven't had one in mine in about three weeks.

    Also, has anyone come across a Borders coupon for this Labor Day weekend?
     
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    There's weeks that I get an e-mail without a coupon or it's 20% off (instead of the usual 25% or 30% coupon that are also floating around). Anyway, I did get 30% off coupon for this weekend, here's the link:

    http://www.bordersmedia.com/coup/cou...L_20080828_REW
     
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    i still get them every week.
    i have stopped getting the text message coupons for some reason.
     

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