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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2016, 01:31:04 AM »

I have no local Hasting but use to buy from them online .. seem they have shut down their online sales. Closest one to me is about 100 miles away - sad truth is brick and mortar stores will have trouble without a strong online presents which I actually thought Hastings had.

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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2016, 08:09:46 PM »

Been going there a lot the past few days and buying boatloads of comics.  Right now they're having a 70% and 20% off sale on them.  That is, they take 70 percent off the initial price, then another 20 percent off THAT price.  Been picking up mainly stuff I'm interested in, but also figure that when I'm done reading them I'll try to resell most of them on eBay down the road.

I hear rumors that they're going to have a 90 percent off sales in a week or two, but I wonder how much will actually be left when that happens.  

It's funny, I've picked up a few DVDs as well, but unlike in the past, I just don't feel much a desire to go digging through them looking for possibly interesting titles.  Guess I'm not as into movies in general as much as I used to be.  
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2016, 09:40:36 PM »

I went by Monday and got six history books, two of the hardcover, and one 20 movie DVD set and a single DVD of DIGGING UP THE MARROW.  Total cost:  $34.50!
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2016, 04:51:41 PM »

I used to work for Hastings. They always were the grubby little store that could. After I quit working there, I never felt comfortable walking in the place because all I could think of was all the ways to steal stuff I'd learned from working there. That, and I hated the management at our store.

To be honest, I'm impressed they have lasted as long as they have. They lasted longer than the average. I expect B&N to be next to go down the tubes.
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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2016, 10:18:10 PM »

If I owned a store called Hastings, I'd mark as many books as possible down to $10.66.
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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2016, 06:24:14 PM »

I wrote a blog about the demise of Hastings when the liquidation was first announced. Is it weird that I'm seriously bummed about them going out of biz even though I never actually set foot in one of their stores? I was a loyal online customer for many years, however.

https://spinditty.com/misc/Farewell-to-Hastings-Entertainment-Superstores
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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2016, 10:46:08 PM »

I picked up six more books this week, and a DVD pack with 13 movies, including a bunch of Full Moon pics from the 1990's.
I think I have just about cleaned out their history section of all the titles I wanted.  The shelves are more and more bare every time I go in.

God, I am going to miss that store SO much . . .  Bluesad Bluesad Bluesad
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