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Old 11-20-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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Found on another forum wherst I lurk too...

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I wanted to pass this info on - if you tend to give
gift cards around the holidays, you need to be careful that the
cards will not be honored after the holidays.

Some stores that are planning to close after Christmas are still
selling the cards through the holidays even though the cards may be
worthless. There is no law preventing them from doing this. On the contrary,
it is referred to as 'Bankruptcy Planning.


Below is a partial list of stores that you need to be cautious about.

Circuit City (filed Chapter 11)

Ann Taylor 117 stores nationwide closing

Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 stores
nationwide

Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January

Cache will close all stores

Talbots closing down specialty stores

J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots)
Pacific Sunwear (also owned by Talbots)

GAP closing 85 stores

Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January

Wickes Furniture closing down

Levitz closing down remaining stores

Bombay closing remaining stores

Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January

Whitehall closing all stores

Piercing Pagoda closing all stores

Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.

Home Depot closing 15 stores

Macys to close 9 stores after January

Linens and Things closing all stores

Movie Galley Closing all stores

Pep Boys Closing 33 stores

JC Penney closing a number of stores after January

Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.

Wilson Leather closing down all stores

Sharper Image closing down all stores

K B Toys closing 356 stores

Loews to close down some stores

Dillard's to close some stores

Just keep it in mind...=\
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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holy crap thats a lot of people without a job.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:53 PM   #3
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I didnt see walmart. My wife's present will be ok.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:55 PM   #4
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yeah. that really suks though for the people that are going to be losing their jobs.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:59 PM   #5
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It would be tough to get hired after working at some of those places. "I used to lie to big women at lane bryant until they went under."
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:09 PM   #6
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It would be tough to get hired after working at some of those places. "I used to lie to big women at lane bryant until they went under."

You don't have to lie to big women, just thin ones. On a serious note, that sucks about their jobs. I hope their "Hope, Change" check comes in soon.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:16 PM   #7
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wow, thats a pretty big list of stores.... lots of jobs too....
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:22 PM   #8
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I dont think that will be the last of the stores to close. I remember the oil bust in Houston. New strip centers with no walls. They sat vacant for years.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:35 AM   #10
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http://www.snopes.com/politics/busin...reclosings.asp

Edit: Sorry, forgot to add, looks like some of that is true, some is still open ended . . . beware.
Saw this very same thread with the snopes addy, thinking the same thing
Retail careers are touch and go, hope the best for those folks losing their jobs.
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