|Re: Borders Book Stores May Be Sold
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Author: Steve de Mena Date: Mar 21, 2008 23:51
> Steve de Mena wrote:
>> Allen wrote:
>>> Steve de Mena wrote:
>>>> Allen wrote:
>>>>> pgaron wrote:
>>>>> Who knows? A new owner might revive it.
>>>> What is there to revive? Are there any really successful brick &
>>>> mortar book / music stores?
>>> Yes. In Austin, Waterloo Records (always mobbed with people) and,
>>> right across the street from Waterloo, Book People (three stories of
>>> books, also mobbed with customers).
>> Isn't that a store that has used CDs/LPs, like Amoeba?
>> I don't think that is the same as a chain like I was thinking of.
> Waterloo has some used CDs, but by far their largest business is in new
> CDs; they also have a large stock of music DVDs. (Recently they did
> purchase 4,00 used CDs from an estate--including 1800 classical, almost
> all of which was 20th century.)
> And, no, neither Waterloo nor Book People is part of a chain of any
> kind. And how was anyone to think your post referred to chains? Write
> what you mean.
The discussion was reviving Borders. Why would I even think of
comparing them to mom and pop stores?
Looking at Waterloos web page, with this prominent banner, why
wouldn't I think it is a store like Amoeba, with a lot of used product:
"BUY SELL TRADE - WE ALWAYS PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR CDs DVDs and LPs"