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12 August 2011 @ 04:38 pm
Liquidation Blues  
 I am soooo sick and tired of seeing all this garbage rolling in the back door (perfumes, stuffed animals, fleece blankets) as well as these sleazy liquidators running the show. Can't wait till it's all over and done with.
(Anonymous) on August 12th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, once I run out of stuff for you to sell for me, you'll be free to go to whatever loser job you'll have next. Myself, on the other hand, I don't have to work. I sit behind a big mahogany desk while peasants like you work their lives away making me rich.

Liquidation Company CEO
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
hahahaha wow. But seriously, it's not the liquidators fault. Blame Borders.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - fraudoktorclams on August 13th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
no one to blame but himself - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 06:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
well... - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 07:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
nimblepunishmnt on August 13th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
I'm sick of the customers who are SO sad that we're closing.
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, I want to be like, "well, if you liked us SO much, you would have shopped here more, and we'd still be in business." These people who "miss us so much" only shopped maybe once a year. Losers.
One Customer's Perspective - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: One Customer's Perspective - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: One Customer's Perspective - (Anonymous) on August 15th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: One Customer's Perspective - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: One Customer's Perspective - (Anonymous) on August 14th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
One Customer's View--again - (Anonymous) on August 16th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
well - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 05:57 am (UTC)
seriously could not agree more. we have dog beds at our store... wtf? the most random possible stuff.
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
Anyone else up for screening the anon comments, so we don't end up with three actual comments and 19 trolls?
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 07:42 am (UTC)
and you?
including your own, you pretentious fuck? it's about time us trolls took over.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
i feel morally obligated to let everyone know that BOOKBOSS83 is a nazi wanker. distrust everything she says. she's a lying corporate whore.
bookboss83 on August 13th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
Re: fyi
It warms the cockles of my coal black heart to know that you still think of me :)
Re: fyi - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: fyi - bookboss83 on August 13th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: fyi - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: fyi - bookboss83 on August 13th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: fyi - (Anonymous) on August 15th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: fyi - (Anonymous) on August 17th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 10:22 am (UTC)
Trolls R US
We trolls have taken over this useless piece of shit of a Live Journal community. Consider it dead, and ours. We'll pick the last rotting flesh from it and fight over it. The only thing you'll hear is our war cry: "Get back to work, hourly fucks!"

Obvious unemployment is obvious.
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Trolls R US
fucking troll, you deserve to die in agony!!!!!
Re: Trolls R US - (Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Trolls R US - (Anonymous) on August 22nd, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
If you dont like the liquidators its real simple, JUST QUIT!

Quiting is the only way to sticket it to them, its the only thing that can put a kink in there day...Staffing the stores is a top concern. esp. keyholders.
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Don't Worry - Be Happy
It will all be over in about 3 weeks time.
smithback on August 13th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
LIQUID-ation Pranks
Many years ago, I worked for a small Lawn & Garden chain that went out of business when Lowes came to our market. Our liquidation story was similar to Borders - a sudden inventory, followed by two weeks of spiderweb-covered skids being forced from our warehouses…and of course the inevitable clearance sale, where my job was reduced to manning a register - and keeping the aisles "somewhat" free of debris. The ONLY bright spot (for me) was that the liquidation's timing wouldn't affect my week's vacation, coincidentally scheduled for our company's last week of business (before becoming a clearance sale). "At least I'll miss those first couple of days," I thought. "At least I'll be out of the building for the first wave of customers."

I remember that week right before our inventory: I was given the task of excavating backstock, and bringing all product to the floor, regardless of age/condition. I found a forgotten case of old-school "Fish Emulsion Fertilizer" - liquid fish guts, concentrated shit-in-a-bottle, to be mixed with water and poured on the tomatoes. Their contents were putrid - good for plants I'm sure, but with a bone-chilling smell that was clearly the reason the product hadn't sold. I was about to add the fertilizer to the sale, when I got an idea to put them to a different use...

Like most decent landscaping departments, we carried the Henri waterscaping line - hard acrylic pools that you buried in your yard, with optional electric waterfalls that recirculated 30-50 gallons of water. Our indoor salesfloor had a pricy Henri tub on display, in a bed of fake flowers & plastic critters, and a waterfall that ran during business hours (on a timer). The thing was actually really nice, and the display filled the department with the soothing sounds of running water. It also had a vacation-y swimming-pool smell, so long as we added bleach every so often -

I had exactly one week to change that.

For the next six days, I added two bottles of fish guts per shift. The pool went from clear to gray, and the waterfall's bubbles started lingering on the surface just a little too long before popping. The smell wasn't bad at first, as the doors to the outdoor garden center were nearby and "flushed" the air whenever they opened. When the timer went off, the water formed a "skin" at night, hiding the stench from any opening staff who might have noticed…or cared. Two bottles became four, then six, then eight. I remember a female customer asking, "Did someone just change a diaper in here?"

It got pretty gross towards those last two days, and customers started complaining. All of us knew that the pond had been tainted, but nobody cared…and that included managers. On my last shift before vacation, I worked a closing shift, which allowed me to add a final four bottles after we locked the doors.

It was during that night when the contents of the pool gave birth to CSI's "Liquid Man," and had I worked the following morning - and been present when the timer broke the skin, I would have stood outside with the rest of the staff while the managers had to siphon the pool with hoses, draining the pond like Randy Quaid in Christmas Vacation…"SHITTER'S FULL!"

Of course, I never experienced any of that because I was on vacation...
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
Re: LIQUID-ation Pranks
Thanks for sharing but....Honestly...Who cares?
Re: LIQUID-ation Pranks - 20thlvl_rogue on August 13th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: LIQUID-ation Pranks - (Anonymous) on August 15th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
my liquidator is nice
The endless boxes of knock-off perfumes, pet beds, animal-shaped head pillows, bionicle rip-offs and the China-like quality of items we get is a bit wanky. Not to mention that we got an entire box of local music cd's to sell at full price from a decade ago from cities away. Yeah, that'll sell! And the xmas cd's and dvd's that keep comin' in. Why customers would ask for specific titles during a liquidation is beyond me so I'm glad the computers are turned off. I've had the pleasure of hanging up on people and walking away from them when they get rude or preach some sense of entitlement. Find good stash spots to get what you want at bargain prices. After all the hard work we've put in through the years, you deserve it.
I guess this is the final nail in the coffin seeing the useless posts that trolls make. I guess oldbookseller really does post as anon on here after all!
Enjoy the rest of your careers to all the hardworkers out there. As for the rest of you that preached more than you practiced... karmas a bitch!
(Anonymous) on August 15th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Re: my liquidator is nice
I know exactly who you are, and how about i let the liquidator know you're stashing stuff away in secret spots and encouraging people to follow suit? You got any bargaining chips? Because if not, i'm blowing the whistle on you, and then it's a termination on your permanent record.
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
Attention Trolls
This board is yours now. Almost all of the serious posters moved on long ago. So have at it children playtime is now 24/7 for you. I would say see you on Linkedin but most of you have no real job skills to speak of so that site has no meaning for you.

Continue to make your parents proud of you. If you haven't killed them by now.

Enjoy mindless wonders, enjoy...
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yep,this forum is done and overwith. Too bad.
(Anonymous) on August 19th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Not really,
Nothing left to talk about.
Re: Not really, - (Anonymous) on August 22nd, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 15th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
The Liquidator: a play in one act
"Honey, I'm home!"
"Hi, dear. How was work today?"
"It was treeeemendous! I sat on my rotund ass and made a killing off the blood, sweat, and tears of a bunch of raw-nerved underemployed peons today who also have families to support."
"That's nice, dear. I'm so proud of you. So you brought home plenty of bacon?"
"That I did, my love!"
"Speaking of which, go and put your bib on! It's bacon for dinner!"
"Oh boy, shovel it in, ARGHHH ARGHHH ARGHHH..."

After eating, LIQUIDATOR gets up, moves to his easy boy chair, and collapses in it, while his son TOMMY, who'd been watching Bonanza on TV, turns and instead watches him curiously. TOMMY gets up and goes to his dad...

"Um, mommy?"
"Yes, Tommy?"
"I think Daddy's heart stopped."
(Anonymous) on August 15th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
does anyone have any news on how Mary Dillon is doing? Did she fly the coop or is the colossal cunt still slave-driving in new york?
(Anonymous) on August 15th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
Ugh, so much crap
I stopped by an Atlanta area closing Borders a few nights ago and it looked like a Family Dollar Store. So much cheap crap for sell that you would never have found in Borders before. That must be how the liquidators make much of their money, by bringing in the high margin nick-nacky crap and selling it. I left Borders many years ago, I think I could see the end back then, but it made me feel sad just the same. This is ultimately the price that is paid for such bad corporate management and lack of foresight.