This message board is only an archive. Click here to go to the current message board.

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Barnes and Noble to close many stores

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Gettysburg, PA
    Posts
    385

    Default Barnes and Noble to close many stores

    Just reading that B&N is closing about 1/3 of their stores. They claim the electronic books sales are hurting them! That's a bit hard to understand since they sell them and presumably profit from those sales. My local B&N is so crowded on the weekends that you can barely find a place to park. This sounds more like putting people out of work to sqeeze the profits out of the company and move to entirely on-line sales. Simply making more money (i.e. greed) rather than going out of business.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    3,847

    Default Re: Barnes and Noble to close many stores

    Agreed. Crappy rationale. It's not e-books--e-books should actually be quite profitable as they don't take up storage or display space, have no printing costs, and cannot be ruined by natural disasters, fires, etc., and thus do not need to be insured--but I bet they are seeing more profits from online sales that aren't dinged by brick-and-mortar overhead ... but saying that would mean admitting to unrestrained greed.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    On the beach in crazy LA!
    Posts
    3,677

    Default Re: Barnes and Noble to close many stores

    That makes me very sad. I LOVE B&N way too much. They need to stop pushing the Nook so dang hard.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    771

    Default Re: Barnes and Noble to close many stores

    I'm counting on a pirater's relative laziness to not want to scan an entire library or what have you to pass free pdf copies around online. It happens, but not nearly so much as with other media. But now with the increase in ebooks that roadblock is being much more rapidly removed....

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    south
    Posts
    4,200

    Default Re: Barnes and Noble to close many stores

    I find this sad. I love the good ole printed, published hands on books.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cambridge, Ohio
    Posts
    17,667

    Default Re: Barnes and Noble to close many stores

    ...yep, this doth suck with gusto...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,700

    Default Re: Barnes and Noble to close many stores

    Quote Originally Posted by king family fan View Post
    I find this sad. I love the good ole printed, published hands on books.
    Me too. I have a kindle and I like it but there is nothing like cracking open a real book!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •