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    Re: Nine Great American Companies That Will Never Recover:

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I don't like shopping for books online. I never have and probably never will. I'm definitely not the sort of person who will ever have my more than 600 title library converted onto some e-reader and the physical books done away with. I will probably get an e-reader someday, but it will be used solely for extended duration trips where I'm not interested in packing a half dozen different books.
    You will always be able to buy books...just not in single focus'd book stores...Kmart, walmart ...will always sell books...the big book stores with the expresso bars and ridiculous priced pastry are all going to fade...they closed two BIG ones here recently
    Theres always the library which I still use..

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    Re: Nine Great American Companies That Will Never Recover:

    JC Penny has been in steady decline for years. It seems that the only thing keeping Sears afloat is Craftsman tools.
    BoA won't fail for the reasons mentioned. Groupon and Zynga should not be on this list. They are the equivalent of Crocs, IMHO.

    BN can survive, but they have to open up internationally. I know several military/contractors that went with Kindle because of the hassle downloading content while deployed. E-books are perfect for travelers and BN is missing that entire market.
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    Re: Nine Great American Companies That Will Never Recover:

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    You will always be able to buy books...just not in single focus'd book stores...Kmart, walmart ...will always sell books...the big book stores with the expresso bars and ridiculous priced pastry are all going to fade...they closed two BIG ones here recently
    Theres always the library which I still use..
    KMart and Walmart are only worthwhile for the latest and greatest pop culture phenomenon and trashy romances. My tastes in books are far more diverse than that. For the same reason the library is generally not a terribly worthwhile option for me. There's a greater diversity at the library, but there generally isn't the depth in any one subject that I tend to look for.

    Honestly, I could do with out the expresso bar, the pastry, the gift section, etc.... In a perfect world I'd love to own and operate a bookstore of my own. It's never going to happen, but it would be a very enjoyable way to pass the time so far as I'm concerned. It would be about the BOOKS. A wide variety of topics with reasonable depth in each. New stuff and used/older books.

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    Re: Nine Great American Companies That Will Never Recover:

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't get it... Groupon, AMD, Bank of America, and DELL are great American companies? Crappy computers, bad graphics, scams and outrageous interest rates are what we consider "great"? We're Americans damn it. We can do better.
    curious; what causes you to believe groupon is a good company
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    Re: Nine Great American Companies That Will Never Recover:

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    curious; what causes you to believe groupon is a good company
    Really I couldnt stand them and dumped them

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    Re: Nine Great American Companies That Will Never Recover:

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Really I couldnt stand them and dumped them
    this will go down as one of the most stupid business decisions ever:
    Groupon has walked away from Google’s $6 billion takeover offer ...
    Groupon Said to Reject Google's Offer - NYTimes.com

    difficult to believe google even offered that
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    Re: Nine Great American Companies That Will Never Recover:

    My thoughts.

    JCPenney: Eh, I wasn't really aware that they were having problems. I do most of my clothes shopping at either Wal Mart or Kohls anyway.

    New York Times: Absolutely going to go away. It may take awhile, but newspapers are on the way out across the country. They'll probably be one of the last standing, but they'll either go under, or switch to an online-only model eventually I'm guessing.

    Groupon: Also going to be gone soon. If they're going up against the likes of Amazon and Google, they're going to lose, period.

    Sprint: Yep, also a goner. It won't be too many years before Verizon and AT&T are the only major nationwide cell phone carriers.

    Barnes & Noble: This one I'm not so sure about. I can see the retail stores slowly disappearing, but the online business sticking around.

    Zynga: Hard to believe they're going away when pretty much everyone I know is playing their games on facebook.

    Dell: Also hard to believe they're going away, but there are some serious new competitors in the PC/laptop market, and tablets and smartphones are hurting that market in general, so it could happen.

    AMD: Yeah, I could see it. It's really only bargain basement computers that use AMD processors anymore.

    Bank of America: Nah, the government won't let them fail.
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    Re: Nine Great American Companies That Will Never Recover:

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    this will go down as one of the most stupid business decisions ever:

    Groupon Said to Reject Google's Offer - NYTimes.com

    difficult to believe google even offered that
    LinkedIn is up there on the sucks totally list of web sites

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    Re: Nine Great American Companies That Will Never Recover:

    Netflix is another web company that's doomed.
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    Re: Nine Great American Companies That Will Never Recover:

    Sears did this to themselves.
    Our freezer broke, we called sears.
    They came out and said "yep your freezer is broke".
    He did nothing to fix it.
    They said if we call them again, it will be another $80.00 charge.

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