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19 August 2011 @ 10:26 am
Hell, if KT can do it...

How much product do you think is left in your store? Complete sections gone, yet?
(Anonymous) on August 19th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
We have maybe 20 board books left -- I think that's the most cleaned out section so far. Also heavily depleted are: Music/Media books, cartooning, cartoon strips, and travel.
(Anonymous) on August 19th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
As for product, though, with all the augment and bargain coming in, we still have a decent amount of stuff left.
denardo on August 19th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
We're just about cleaned out on Philosophy, Judaica, and Yoga.
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
What are your plans Denardo?
denardo on August 20th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)
Panic :-)

But I have some applications in at local bookstores, and have been doing some publicity for my latest book, including an interview this past Monday on the local NPR affiliate.

I'm open to possibilities, including relocating, if anyone would want me elsewhere and make it possible for me to afford to move.

And I look forward to being able to afford a Kobo Touch if the price drops far enough. We've been doing well on these, and keep getting more in.
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
Don't panic. I resigned in 2009 and moved from one coast to the other and doing great. You're smart and talented. You'll do fine.
ajborders on August 20th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
You're getting more Touch's in? Damn, we haven't gotten any since week 1 of liquidation. Our customers have been begging for them, though.
bksgrrrl on August 23rd, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
Denardo, you will be an asset to any bookstore anywhere, you have both book and tech skills (and certainly other skill sets not obvious to Livejournal readers). If you can still stomach chain bookselling, do try Barnes & Noble. I worked for both, and B&N was a good company to work for, at least from 1995 - 2005. Best wishes to you, will be checking your website from time to time, hoping all success for you in your future life.
KanojoNoCarrera on August 20th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
Most sections look to be 1/4th left. Wish we're allowed to MOVE some sections to other areas.
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
Our store is still pretty full of a lot of stuff. We started moving books up to clear space on the shelf but then the liquidator wanted us to spread them all back out..so now stuff looks fuller but we actually still have a lot of stuff left.
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
Re: C
This is true at my store, too. Only board books and genre have really taken a beating.
1980raerae on August 20th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
The delete option makes for happy reading.
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
I'll always be here, despite your silly deletions, arrogant goody-goody fool.
1980raerae on August 20th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
This one, I'll allow. It makes you look STUPID. LOL!
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
wonder if live Journal can block ip addresses
I'm thinking they may be able to if a certain thing keeps posting. After all it's just anonymous to us, not them. D'oh!
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Re: wonder if live Journal can block ip addresses
LJ did their job when they legally and rightfully suspended his account. They don't monitor these boards, but do respond quickly when notified of offensive material. At the very least, their policy: "Journals or communities which exist primarily to harass or disrupt use of the service for others will be permanently suspended" was violated. They're also aware that these suspended posters will come back anonymously so it's up to the community to handle it. So, it's now up to OP's (or the moderator) to exercise their right to use the delete option at their discretion. It's your topic of discussion and that should be respected. It's not censorship.
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(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
Re: wonder if live Journal can block ip addresses
Let me see, you threaten to "take down this board ", say truly vile things to BookBoss83, promise that you aren't going away. And when you get rightfully censured you scream oppression?
Wow, hypocrite much?
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Re: wonder if live Journal can block ip addresses
It is not a violation of the first amendment in this context. Dissenting ideas are the best of democracy and the first amendment. However, when you express yourself on a social media website, you are committed to their terms of service. There is a world of difference between hate speech and a dissenting point of view. You're smart enough to know the difference but you chose shock over substance and abusive diatribes over thought-provoking discourse. A contrary opinion is far more powerful and captivating when voiced with civility and eloquence. You're a student of philosophy, you should know that. But on a lighter note, numbnuts made me laugh.
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(Anonymous) on August 21st, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: wonder if live Journal can block ip addresses
I understand what you're saying, but I think one can be on fire and fearless about ones opinions without using combative and in-your-face tactics. That's not to say that those tactics don't have a place in some situations, but it really comes down to perspective--it has to, otherwise you end up with chaos and hostility and the point gets lost. The old fight or flight instinct kicks in and nothing's gained, nothing's learned. You just end up in a big brawl and can't remember how you got there. Stay fearless though, and I'm going to go pour myself a cup of Earl Gray now :)
(Anonymous) on August 22nd, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
Re: wonder if live Journal can block ip addresses
Yes, but it would be a rather extreme stretch to consider any of your past offerings as "ideas".

You may feel you have "rights", but with those rights come "responsibilities". This should not be a new concept for you, but if it is, then here you go.

KanojoNoCarrera on August 20th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
Re: wonder if live Journal can block ip addresses
NEWSFLASH: The First Amendment only protects you from the GOVERNMENT. A private site like LiveJournal are within their rights to "censor" anyone as they see fit.
(Anonymous) on August 21st, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
Re: wonder if live Journal can block ip addresses
yeah, which is completely anti-democratic and anti-free speech and is a case in point of where this site's rules should be changed to reflect a more even balance of power. sites like this should be state-run and its moderators held accountable for violations of constitutional free speech.
1980raerae on August 21st, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
Re: wonder if live Journal can block ip addresses
And this right here folks, is GRADE A stupidity. Let's point and laugh at the idiot HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

/good times good times
(Anonymous) on August 21st, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
you remind me of a schoolground bully
Who had another kid stand up to him. Now you want all the protection you would deny others.

Idiot troll.
1980raerae on August 21st, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Re: you remind me of a schoolground bully
Not to mention he calls himself, 'King Troll'. Why take anyone seriously with a name like that?
dumperofu on August 22nd, 2011 09:14 am (UTC)
Re: you remind me of a schoolground bully
Don't pay this fool any mind. He's laughable and clearly deranged-just sit back and laugh at the show. He's a fool. Period.
(Anonymous) on August 22nd, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
Setting aside the augment merchandise, I'd say my store is about 40-50% full. Our sales increased quite a bit from last weekend to this weekend (as the discount percentages went up, of course.) Recovery has become almost impossible. Every section is falling over; the liquidators won't let us consolidate, but instead have us facing books out to make the shelves look fuller, and also filling the FOS tables with any books that we have at least 4-5 copies of (which strips the sections even further. I always knew that the general public were thoughtless about leaving their messes everywhere, but now they seem to think nothing of trashing the place. It's hard to blame them, since everything is in such disarray that even if they wanted to put an item back in its place, where exactly would that be? I can't wait to be done with the hellhole that has become of my store.
1980raerae on August 22nd, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yep, your experiences mirror mine, especially towards the end. Well, hang in there...it's almost over.
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KanojoNoCarrera on August 24th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Left over product
Not until they deem it "economically feasible" to ship your crap over to another store.
(Anonymous) on August 26th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
Will all stores close the same day? My store is selling out faster than our nearest Borders, so we might close sooner. But discounts are progressing the same at all stores, which makes me think we'll all close the same day. Does anyone know, or can make a guess?