Here's a weird one: I wanted to buy some plain cotton t-shirts (undershirts). I don't want to give Dead Sam my money, so I notice that we had all these coupons from J.C.Penneys.
I pop into Penneys yesterday, go to the Men's department and locate the row of t-shirts. OMG!!! A package of four (4) Hanes or Fruit of the Loom t-shirts are $28.00!!!! Even with the stupid 20% off, additional discount for Penneys card holders, etc., they would still be a small fortune. I'm going to try Target this weekend. I will absolutely not give Dead Sam my money unless absolutely necessary. Maybe I'll look at Amazon tonight, too. Grrr. Dan Sent from my iPad > On Jun 12, 2015, at 3:12 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Sadly, the failure was not mysterious. > Target totally misjudged the Canadian market. > They assumed that we were like the USA and would flock to Target once they > opened. They did not fully appreciate the foothold that WalMart already has > here. > Apparently (it is not obvious to me but I don't spend much time in either > store so what do I know?) in the USA, Target is considered up-market from > WalMart. > Target assumed that the middle class and up would abandon WalMart in favour > of Target. > It did not happen. Target opened too many stores all at once and did not have > a supply network able to stock them. Their stores did not have enough stock > and much of what they did have was not of obvious quality. > Many people went to Target once, looked around, and did not go back. I did > not even go once. My wife went, told me it was a lost cause, and did not go > back. I listened to her and did not bother to go there. I go to WalMart > around here about once a year. I go to a WalMart in Grand Forks ND several > times a year and mostly buy M1 oil. > So, the MBA's who drove the Target bus into Canada were not doing their > homework and should have been fired for what they did. > > RB > >> On 12/06/2015 1:44 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: >> Fedoras are for sale all over the place, big stores like Target (which of >> course you don't have since it mysteriously failed in CA) will have a big >> ole stack of 'em... >> -Curt >> > > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com